Trip Overview

Jewish Heritage in Central Europe

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews
Private tour to Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland

Traverse the paths of the Jewish legacy in Central European countries and explore the top locations connected with the historical heritage as well as visit unique places like the Sachsenhausen Memorial, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, among others.

Jewish Heritage in Central Europe

11 days6 cities
GermanyCzech RepublicAustriaPoland4 countries
Private tour to Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland
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$3,388
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews

Traverse the paths of the Jewish legacy in Central European countries and explore the top locations connected with the historical heritage as well as visit unique places like the Sachsenhausen Memorial, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, among others.

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Day-By-Day

Berlin

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Berlin
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Berlin, the magnificent capital of Germany! Upon arrival, you meet your driver and head for your centrally-located hotel. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Berlin on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Sachsenhausen Memorial Tour
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide and driver embark on a 6-hour day trip to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum, the memorial site of the former Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

On this emotionally challenging and touching tour you learn about the history of this terrible place which was the center of the concentration camp network across Europe. On the tour of the memorial site, you discover the original buildings, ruins, as well as many permanent exhibitions depicting the history of the site, where over 200000 Jews, political opponents, and Soviet prisoners of war were imprisoned, and over 30000 - murdered.

After the tour, you return to your hotel in Berlin and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Jewish Heritage Walking Tour & Train to Dresden
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast and check-out, you meet your private guide and embark on a 4-hour walking tour to explore the significance of the Jewish community in Berlin throughout history.

Today you walk through the streets of the "Scheunenviertel" with its special and colorful atmosphere and see the famous New Synagogue. You then proceed to the oldest Jewish cemetery in Berlin where the first synagogue was located and see the tomb of Moses Mendelssohn.

You also see some of the famous Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones) as well as the house of Regina Jonas, the first woman ever to be ordained as a Rabbi. The memory of the Holocaust is ever-present in Berlin, which you witness during this walking tour.

After the tour and time for lunch you have a transfer to the station for your train to Dresden. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver who transfers you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
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The stylish Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz is an eco-friendly zone, set in the entertainment district of unforgettable Berlin. Guests are invited to stay in spacious Scandinavian-styled rooms with great amenities.

Welcome to Berlin

Berlin is both the capital and the largest city in Germany best known for its nightlife, street art, historical sights, tolerant and international inhabitants.

train
Berlin
Dresden
2 hrs 10 min

Take a comfortable train and enjoy a worry-free journey from the city center of Berlin to the capital of Saxony, Dresden. Deutsche Bahn trains are designed to provide high comfort of travel and have top-notch onboard facilities a traveler needs for a nice ride. 

Dresden

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night at a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Jewish Heritage of Dresden & Train to Prague
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from the Dresden hotel and have the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you meet your private guide and start a 2.5-hour walking tour. During the tour, you get to learn how much influence the Jewish people had on the history of Germany and especially in Dresden starting from the 17th century, as well as how much history has changed in the 20th century in the period of Nazi regime. On the tour, you visit the New Synagogue of Dresden, the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the train station Dresden-Neustadt.

For your convenience, you tour ends at the Dresden-Neustadt train station from where you travel to the hotel by public transport. After some free time for lunch, you take your luggage and head for the station where you board the train to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your neat Prague hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Dresden

Charming Dresden is the capital of the federal state of Saxony, located in eastern Germany. The city, often referred to as "Florence on the Elbe", is considered to be one of the most important cultural centers of the country.

train
Dresden
Prague
2 h 20 min

Board a modern high-speed train, taking you from the city of Dresden in Eastern Germany to the capital of the Czech Republic, glorious Prague. The onboard amenities of the train are noted for providing a high level of comfort and ample luggage space.

Prague

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Small Group Tour to Terezin
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning, you meet your guide and group and set off on a trip to the town of Terezin, better known by the German name Theresienstadt as a ghetto and concentration camp. In less than an hour, you arrive to Terezin and start a group tour of the Ghetto Museum and the small fortress. During the tour, you learn about the history of the ghetto, established by the Nazis in central Bohemia's walled fortress town during the November of 1941. You then explore the small fortress that served as the prison of the Prague Gestapo from 1940 to 1945.

After a 5-hour tour, you return back to your Prague hotel and have the remaining part of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Jewish Heritage Tour in Prague & Departure to Vienna
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast, you check out from the Prague hotel and have the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you meet your private guide and start a 3-hour guided walk around the significant Jewish heritage spots in Prague.

During the tour, you touch the layers of Jewish history around the Jewish Quarter of Prague, also known as Josefov. Formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town, Josefov is one of only a few Jewish districts in Central Europe to survive World War II's Holocaust. You visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, learn the story of the Czech Jewish community in the Jewish Museum, admire at the synagogues and follow the footsteps of the famous novelist Franz Kafka.

After the tour, you return to your hotel to pick up your luggage and have a private transfer to the station. Upon arrival to the European capital of music, Vienna, your driver transfers you to the hotel in the very heart of the city. After check-in, the rest of the day is free to either relax or start exploring glorious Vienna on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Prague

The Czech Republic's capital, Prague is often called the City of a Hundred Spires. It has survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe and was almost untouched by World War II.

train
Prague
Vienna
4 hrs

Discover two countries at once while onboard a train going from Prague to Vienna. During the journey, admire the one-of-a-kind landscapes or simply relax and enjoy the train ride taking you to your next adventure. 

Vienna

fourth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night at a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Vienna Sightseeing & Train to Krakow
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the Vienna hotel and have the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and start a 3-hour walking tour to learn about Jewish history and the Jewish contemporary life in Vienna.

You start the exploration from Judenplatz where the very first Jewish community lived and where a Holocaust Memorial was established in 2000. Continue to Morzinplatz and the Jewish textile Quarter. Learn about the life of Sigmund Freud, a famous Austrian neurologist with Jewish origins who used to live and work in Vienna.

After the tour, you return to your hotel for luggage and have a private transfer to the station for your train to the Polish city of Krakow. Upon arrival, you check in to your neat downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby Krakow attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a rest after your trip.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Vienna

Often referred to as the City of Music, Vienna is indeed a many-sided capital with an extremely rich legacy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert are among the many luminaries that have worked there.

train
Vienna
Krakow
6 hrs 40 min

Train travel is one of the most convenient ways to travel in Europe, thus hop on a train and enjoy your journey to Krakow. While onboard, make sure to gaze through your window for some undoubtedly picturesque sceneries!

Krakow

fifth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Definitive Auschwitz Tour with Private Transfers
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you meet a private driver in the hotel lobby and have a 1.5-hour trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. The Concentration Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest Nazi concentration camp built during World War II. It is now regarded as the symbol of humanity's cruelty and registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list. You have a 6-hour group tour of the memorial sights, including authentic crematories, gas chambers, and barracks.

After the tour you have a transfer back to Krakow. 

  • Please, note: it is not allowed to take big bags, backpacks or handbags inside to the museum of Auschwitz.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Jewish Walking Tour in Krakow & Train to Warsaw
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the Krakow hotel and have the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you meet your guide and start a 3-hour walking tour dedicated to Jewish heritage in Krakow. Today you explore Kazimierz, a historical district of Krakow Old Town where most of Jewish life is concentrated, and pay special attention to the Jewish Quarte. Your tour covers the most significant sites related to Jewish culture, including 7 synagogues, the Remuh Cemetery, the New Jewish Cemetery, the Old Jewish Market, the former ritual slaughterhouse, the and Jewish Community Center.

After the tour you have a transfer to the train station for your train to Warsaw. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Krakow

Krakow encompasses priceless historical monuments of culture and art, has an unforgettable atmosphere, and is rich in entertainment and leisure.

train
Krakow
Warsaw
2 hrs 20 min

Enjoy a scenic train ride through some of the most scenic landscapes in Poland. During the journey, you will travel across some truly authentic sights and towns, thus make sure to sit by the window and take in the views. 

Warsaw

sixth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Jewish Walking Tour & Jewish Museum in Warsaw
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

In the morning you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start a tour of the sights related to Jewish history in Warsaw. Between the 19th century and World War II, Warsaw was considered as the capital of Jewish culture in Europe. Your walking tour covers the Nozyk synagogue, the old Jewish district, and Kirkut, the old Jewish cemetery. You also visit the Jewish Ghetto, the Umschlag Platz, and the Monument to Ghetto Heroes.

The special part of your tour is dedicated to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews located on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

After the tour the rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure from Warsaw
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your tour and wish you a safe flight!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Warsaw

Located on the Vistula River, Warsaw has been the capital of Poland since 1596. The charming Old Town is the gem of Warsaw and is probably one of the newest "old towns" in Europe, restored from a pile of rubble after World War II.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets: Berlin - Dresden, Dresden - Prague, Prague - Vienna, Vienna - Ostrava and Krakow - Warsaw;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides according to the itinerary;
  • Group guided tours in Terezin and Auschwitz;
  • Entrances to Jewish museums in Prague and in Warsaw;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Jewish heritage tours in Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Krakow, and Warsaw;
  • Day tour to Terezin;
  • Visit the sites of the tragic Auschwitz and the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camps.

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in Germany and Austria, Czech Koruna for your time in Prague, and Polish Zloty for Poland
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
  • The tipping norm in Poland is to tip around 10% of the bill, same applies to Czechia. Visitors are often expected to tip 5-15% in Vienna
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