Polish Judaica Variant A

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Exploring the traces of Jewish culture

Jewish settlement in Poland goes back to the 13th century. By the Second World War there were about three and a half million Jews living in Poland. Under Nazi occupation during World War II this population was practically wiped out and its cultural development abruptly stopped. Only a handful of synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and art treasures survived. By sheer miracle one of the Jewish monuments to survive Shoah was the 15th-century synagogue in Krakow, along with a number of other buildings in the city's Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. Other synagogues which were saved are to be seen in Rzeszow, Lancut, Lesko, Tykocin, Kielce, Lodz, Kazimierz Dolny, Nowy Sacz, and Zamosc, and cemeteries and secular buildings in Krakow, Wroclaw, Lublin, and Lodz.

Variant A

Day 1 - Arrival to Warsaw

Arrival in Warsaw; transfer to a hotel; coach drive through the city en route; dinner in the hotel restaurant. Overnight.

Day 2 - Warsaw - Krakow

Guided city tour of Warsaw, with focus on places connected with Jewish culture and religion (Ghetto Heroes' Monument, Umschlagplatz). Afternoon coach drive to Krakow: registration in a hotel; dinner in the hotel restaurant, overnight.

Day 3 -Jewish quarter, Kazimierz

All-day city sightseeing of Krakow and its Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery in Miodowa Street; Poper, Ajzyk (Isaac), Tempel, and Wysoka (High) Synagogues; Jewish Hospital and School; Mikvah ritual bath-house; possibility of programme extension for the "Schindler's List" Route; Plac Bohaterow Getta; "Apteka pod Orlem" chemists' shop; Lipowa street/Schindler's Enamel Factory; Lasota Hill with view onto the site of former Plaszow labour camp; dinner in a restaurant, concert of Jewish music; overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4 - Krakow - Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum - Krakow

Departure for the town of Auschwitz, and visit to the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau; visit to the camp site. Free afternoon in Krakow. Dinner in the hotel restaurant, overnight.

Day 5 - Krakow - Nowy Sacz

Departure for Bobowa, town which once had a wealthy Jewish community, domicile of Rabbi Halberstamm; 18th-century synagogue; followed by Nowy Sacz, with l7th-century synagogue (now housing an art gallery), and 19th-century Jewish cemetery with extant tombstone of Rabbi Bencjon Halberstamm. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Nowy Sacz.

Day 6 - Nowy Sacz - Sanok

Departure for Bobowa, town which once had a wealthy Jewish community, domicile of Rabbi Halberstamm; 18th-century synagogue; followed by Nowy Sacz, with l7th-century synagogue (now housing an art gallery), and 19th-century Jewish cemetery with extant tombstone of Rabbi Bencjon Halberstamm. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Nowy Sacz.

Day 7 - Sanok - Rzeszow

Departure for Lesko (a synagogue and Jewish cemetery); Przemysl (a visit to Jewish cultural exhibition in a local Museum, and to a Jewish cemetery). Arrival in Rzeszow for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 - Rzeszow

Departure for Tyczyn (grave of Rabbi Szlomolajbele); return to Rzeszow to visit two synagogues and a Jewish cemetery. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 9 - Departure

Return to Warsaw; farewell; return flight.


Further route variants available on request. A packed lunch is usually supplied by the hotel providing breakfast. Restaurants in large towns will serve kosher meals on request. Meeting with a local Jewish community is available.

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Terms and Conditions

Tours

  • The duration of the tours is approximate. Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ® cannot be held liable for any delays, irregularity, strikes, loss or left of luggage and of any other personal item.
  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ®  is not responsible for mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, misconnections or related expenses to/from flights or other circumstances beyond its control. 
  • Each Regular Tour can be arranged like Luxury Private Tour by car, on demand with some modifications of the itinerary and in your mother language on Your wish.
  • Once your place an order on the tour is confirmed any cancellation or change will be subject to cancellation penalties or change fees. 

Pick up and convenient returns

  • All Private tours start from your hotel and they are finished at your hotel.
  • Regular Krakow Sightseeing Tours No 1 and 1a ends on the Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) at about 1 pm
  • Regular Auschwitz - Birkenau Tour No 2 ends at about 4 pm; and afterwards the bus will drop you off at hotels: Novotel /Ibis Centrum, Radisson BLU , Sheraton Krakow, Royal, Wyspianski, Holiday Inn, Andel’s Chopin and Matejki Square; also en route if possible, subject to traffic conditions and so close to your place as possible.
  • Regular Salt Maine Wieliczka Tour No 3 ends in the city centre about 1 pm. 
  • Other Regular Half Day Tours use to be finished in the centre of the city.

Language

  • All our regular tours are operated in English. Other languages are possible on your request, please order in advance.
  • Private Tour includes Private guide speaking your language - English, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.

Discounts

  • We give you 5% discount on all online bookings on krakow-tours.pl.
  • Student price is for tourists under 25 years old, holders of an international student ID card on Regular Tours No 2 and 3 only 
  • Children discount of 50% on all tours is for children under 14 years old.

Luggage

Luggage is allowed during our tours. Please remember, that in some places due to internal regulations there is no luggage allowed, including women’s bags.

Cancellation and refunds

  • In case of cancellation a refund can be made up to 24 hours before a tour departure – less 25% cancellation fee.
  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ®  will not refund any money due to passengers arriving late for check-in/ Tour Pick-up. 
  • Restaurants, hotels and concerts occasionally create overbooked conditions. These entities will compensate passengers affected by overbookings. Our company cannot be held responsible for these situations and will not refund moneys for such situations since they are beyond our control. Passengers need to present and resolve their compensation issues to the entity directly at the time the situation arises. 
  • Claims should be submitted to Point Travel DMC in writing no later than 30 days after the end of the tour and must be accompanied by appropriate documentation evidencing amounts to be refunded.

No shows

  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ® will not refund unused or partially used features including such items as hotel, car rental, sightseeing tours, transfers and attraction entrance fees.
  • City Breaks: In case of a "no-show" an invoice will be issued only for the first night of stay unused or for the charge asked from the hotel with the reservation. 

Tips: 

Tips for services of a personal nature and to staff for services provided are not included in any of the packages and are left to your discretion.

Law: 

  • Passenger contract with Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ®  is subject exclusively to Polish Law and Jurisdiction for Polish Tours and Packages and any other travel arrangements.
  • To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we strongly recommend you purchase optional travel insurance.
  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ® reserves the right to change these Terms of Use without notice to you. 
  • Your continued use of the krakow-tours.pl constitutes your agreement to the then current Terms and Conditions.


Should you have any problems during your vacation in Poland, please do not hesitate to contact Point Travel DMC and we will be very happy to assist you in any way we can.