Jewish Heritage Tour

7 days from $2,870 per person*
  • Visit Oscar Schindler's factory in Krakow with a private guide.
  • Explore the Lodz Jewish Ghetto and Old Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw.
  • Uncover a deeper understanding of the haunting history of Auschwitz with expert guide.
  • Explore the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter in Krakow, with private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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This touching journey will take you through 1000 years of Polish Jewish history and let you explore the reawakening of Jewish life today. For one thousand years, Poland was the cradle of Jewish civilization and the majority of world's Jewry can claim their ancestral roots in this magnificent country which was once home to the largest and most vibrant Jewish population.

Your journey will take you from the vivid and colorful capital, Warsaw, to the beauty of Krakow where you'll set foot in Oscar Schindler's factory, and a touching and memorable experience at Auschwitz. More than sixty years after the Holocaust, Poland is once again home to a Jewish community proud of its heritage and culture. Set out on this journey to explore the past while you encounter the present of Jewish life in Poland today.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Warsaw
    Warsaw
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistance
    • Poland - Welcome Package Warsaw
  • Day 2 Warsaw
    Warsaw
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Jewish Sightseeing Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Warsaw to Krakow
    Warsaw to Krakow
    • Warsaw - Krakow [via Lublin w/ Majdanek Concentration Camp (10-11hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Krakow
    Krakow
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Memory Trail (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Visit Kazimierz Jewish Quarter (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Krakow
    Krakow
    • Tour - Private - Auschwitz and Museum (6hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner in a Jewish Restaurant - Dinner
  • Day 6 Krakow to Warsaw
    Krakow to Warsaw
    • Krakow - Warsaw [with Lodz Ghetto & Cemetery Visit] - Vehicle/Driver/Local Guide
  • Day 7 Warsaw
    Warsaw
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Warsaw

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Polonia Palace (4*)

Polonia Palace is a stylish and elegant luxury hotel, located in downtown Warsaw. As the leading and most prestigious Grand Hotel in Warsaw since 1913, it is superbly located facing the Palace of Culture and Science, business districts and shopping areas. After its recent renovation, the hotel blends a revitalized sense of charming history with state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the splendid guest rooms and dine at the elegant Strauss Restaurant before sipping on a delectable cocktail at the trendy Bojangles Bar & Lounge. Check out the state-of-the-art fitness room, including two saunas, and relax both your mind and body as you truly get the most out of your stay at the beautiful Polonia Palace Hotel.

Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Warsaw
Warsaw
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Polonia Palace
Polonia Palace

Day 2: Warsaw

Meet your guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Warsaw. On your tour, you will visit the Old Town as well as places related with Jewish Heritage, including the Jewish Cemetery, Monument of the Ghetto Heroes and the The Nozyk Synagogue. Includes entrances to Nozyk Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery.

Accommodation: Polonia Palace (4*)
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Monument of the Ghetto Heroes
Monument of the Ghetto Heroes

Day 3: Warsaw - Krakow

Today you will meet your guide for a private transfer from Warsaw to Krakow, passing through Lublin where a local guide will join you for an informative tour of the city and a visit to Majdanek Concentration Camp. Lublin is an important city in Poland’s Jewish past, for centuries the city was a leading center of Jewish scholarship, giving rise to Lublin’s nickname the ‘Jewish Oxford.' That heritage came to a brutal end in WWII, but here and there you can still find traces of the Jewish influences.  During this tour, you will focus on the city’s Jewish heritage and visit Majdanek, the Nazi concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin which claimed the lives of almost the entire Jewish population of the city. Following this tour, you will continue to Krakow.  Entrance fee to with Majdanek Camp included.

Accommodation: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*)

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel invites you to the heart of Krakow, Polish cultural capital and a city full of life. The hotel is established in a newly renovated 19th century building, perfectly placed between the Old Town Square and the trendy area of Kazimierz. It is ideally located away from the noise, yet only minutes walk from the city’s main attractions. The fusion of traditional architecture with modern and elegant interiors, combined with a great location and perfect service will make for a memorable stay in Krakow.

Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Saint Mary's church
Saint Mary's church
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Metropolitan Boutique Hotel
Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Day 4: Krakow

Enjoy a private half day tour to the Krakow's Memory Trail in the company of a local guide with private transportation. During this tour, you will visit three branches of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. In the branch "Pomorska Street”, you will see the exhibition "Krakow in the years 1939 - 1956" and the place of execution from the Second World War - the cells of the former Gestapo prison. Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory was founded in 1937 as a place of production of enamel and brass. Two years later neglected factory was taken over by a German entrepreneur. Now, in 45 halls, you can watch the exposition showing the daily life of the inhabitants, the fate of the Jews of Krakow, life of people who were working in the factory and the story of Oskar Schindler. Museum exhibits are complemented by a rich photographic and archival documentation derived from Polish and foreign collections. Pharmacy Under the Eagle was the only pharmacy in the ghetto in Podgorze. It was a conspiratorial and contact point for Jews living in the ghetto. Nowadays there is an exhibition on the theme of extermination of the Jews and the importance of this pharmacy in a tragic period of World War II. Entrance fees to Pomorska Street, Schindler’s Factory, Eagle Pharmacy are included.

Jewish community of Kraków gathered in the Kazimierz district in the 15th century, forming a unique, commercial, religious and cultural center. During the Holocaust, this small Jewish world was destroyed. Recent restorations have allowed for this community to regain some of its original, traditional Jewish appearance. During your tour, visit old and new synagogues. Take time to enjoy coffee, kosher wine and Paschal dish in the local restaurants. The area is also well know as the place that the film "Schindler's List" was shot. The tour also includes a drive by former Nazi labour camp in Plaszów, Schindler's glazery and house.

Accommodation: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*)
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Historical Museum
Historical Museum
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old Synagogue, Kazimierz District
Old Synagogue, Kazimierz District

Day 5: Krakow

All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz was designed as the venue of the "final solution of the Jewish question in Europe". From spring 1942 until the fall of 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over Nazi-occupied Europe. It was the largest Nazi extermination camp, and site of the biggest genocide. The area is well preserved and nowadays it houses the Holocaust Museum, listed as being UNESCO Heritage site. The tour will include a visit to the brick-mortar barracks in Auschwitz I, and the extensive area of the large wooden extermination camp at Auschwitz II – Birkenau. Entrance fee is included. 

Please note, your guide will provide private transfer and explanations about the history prior to entering the site. Due to local regulation, in Auschwitz -Birkenau you will be joining a shared group tour led by an Auschwitz guide.  

Enjoy dinner in a Jewish restaurant Ester located in the very heart of Krakow's Kazimierz district by the Old Synagogue. Surrounded by historic architecture, its kitchen serves traditional Polish, European, and Jewish dishes. Ester's chef assures a good atmosphere and the best food, whether at breakfast in the morning with freshly baked rolls, or lunch or dinner featuring exceptional original dishes.

Accommodation: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*)
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Auschwitz-Birkenau
Auschwitz-Birkenau

Day 6: Krakow - Warsaw

Enjoy a private transfer from Krakow to Warsaw. During this transfer you will have a sightseeing tour of Lodz including the Ghetto area and Cemetery. After the tour you will continue on to Warsaw.

Entrance to Lodz Jewish Ghetto and Old Jewish Cemetery included.

Accommodation: Polonia Palace (4*)
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lodz Radegast Rail Station Memorial
Lodz Radegast Rail Station Memorial

Day 7: Warsaw

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Polonia Palace (4*): Warsaw

Polonia Palace is a stylish and elegant luxury hotel, located in downtown Warsaw. As the leading and most prestigious Grand Hotel in Warsaw since 1913, it is superbly located facing the Palace of Culture and Science, business districts and shopping areas. After its recent renovation, the hotel blends a revitalized sense of charming history with state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the splendid guest rooms and dine at the elegant Strauss Restaurant before sipping on a delectable cocktail at the trendy Bojangles Bar & Lounge. Check out the state-of-the-art fitness room, including two saunas, and relax both your mind and body as you truly get the most out of your stay at the beautiful Polonia Palace Hotel.

Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Polonia Palace
Polonia Palace
Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Polonia Palace - Lobby
Polonia Palace - Lobby

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*): Krakow

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel invites you to the heart of Krakow, Polish cultural capital and a city full of life. The hotel is established in a newly renovated 19th century building, perfectly placed between the Old Town Square and the trendy area of Kazimierz. It is ideally located away from the noise, yet only minutes walk from the city’s main attractions. The fusion of traditional architecture with modern and elegant interiors, combined with a great location and perfect service will make for a memorable stay in Krakow.

Jewish Heritage Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Metropolitan Boutique Hotel
Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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