The Holocaust

 

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Berlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warsaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krakow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brno

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prague

 
   

The Holocaust

 

The Holocaust

 

10 Days /9 Nights
1 night Transatlantic Flight,

2 nights Berlin, 2 nights Warsaw,

2 nights Krakow, 2 nights Prague
8 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners

 

Day 1: DEPARTURE CITY - BERLIN

Overnight flight to Berlin.
 

Day 2: BERLIN

Welcome to Berlin, the capital Germany. After check-in there's time to relax and unwind before joining your Tour Director on an introductory walking tour of the city. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 3: BERLIN

Breakfast. Our morning sightseeing tour with a local guide features  a stroll along the famous Unter den Linden boulevard, passing the University and Opera House and the War Memorial (Neue Wache) and State Library, where Albert Einstein once worked. You'll see where the 1920s Cabaret Mile, Friedrichstrasse, once stood and how this area is being reinvented as Berlin's luxury shopping street. To find out how public transport worked in a divided city, you'll visit a Ghost Station. After walking through the Brandenburg Gate and seeing the Reichstag (Parliament) with its famous new dome, you'll take a walk past the new Holocaust Memorial and visit the site of Hitler's bunker. You'll see the Berlin Wall and follow the 'death strip' to Checkpoint Charlie. While you walk, your guide will explain how the Wall was built, as well as the momentous events of its fall in 1989. At the end of the Tour visit the site where Checkpoint Charlie once guarded the border between East and West Germany, you’ll visit a museum devoted to the era of the Berlin Wall. Inspect the “escape cars” once used to cross the border. See if you can find the secret compartment where escapees hid. Then view a photo exhibit that evocatively portrays the 30-year separation of East and West Germany, reunified in 1989. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 4: BERLIN - WARSAW
After breakfast we embark on a journey by train to Warsaw, Poland’s capital. Upon arrival and Hotel check in, accompanied by your Tour Director Walk through this city rich in war history. Free time.  Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 5: WARSAW

Breakfast. This morning during the sightseeing tour of Warsaw you will gain a general impression of Poland's capital. By bus you pass the Royal Route with its aristocratic residences, historic churches and famous statues. Historical sites such as the Ghetto Memorial, the Monument of Warsaw Uprising, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Grand Theatre, Chopin's monument, the Belvedere Palace and the Old Town are all seen on your tour. At the Old Town you can enjoy a walking tour passing by the Castle Square, King Sigismund's Column, St. John's Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. Afternoon free time. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 6: WARSAW - AUSCHWITZ - BIRKENAU - KRAKOW

This morning after breakfast we make our way to Krakow. On the way we visit the UNESCO listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. This sobering half-day trip will have a lasting impact, commemorating the lives of those who died in the extermination camps during World War II. During the years 1940 to 1945, approximately 1.5 million people died there. The majority of the camp's victims were Jews, along with Poles, Gypsies, Russian POWs and members of other nationalities. On arrival at the museum, your guide will show you the exhibitions in some of the surviving prison blocks, the gas chamber and the crematorium. After a short break, the tour continues to Birkenau, where the view from the watchtower above the entrance gate reveals the forbidding expanse of the biggest Nazi concentration camp. A Martyrdom Museum was set up here in 1947, and in 1979 Auschwitz-Birkenau was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 7: KRAKOW

After breakfast our local tour guide will take us on city tour. We begin with a short walk along the streets of the former Jewish district of Kazimierz. Next, Wawel Hill, crowned by Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral and the seat of royal power up until the 17th century. The Castle was home to many Polish kings and queens and the royal crypts in the Cathedral their final resting place, along with several other Polish heroes. A walk up Grodzka Street leads us to the heart of Krakow, the Rynek Glówny, or Main Market Square. There the large Gothic Cloth Hall is the perfect place to shop for local souvenirs. The last sightseeing stop is St Mary's Church with its famous medieval altar by Wit Stwosz and where, every hour the brave trumpeter of Krakow still calls out his warning. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 8: KRAKOW - BRNO - PRAGUE

After breakfast we leave Krakow and spend few ours on the road we arrive in Brno, second biggest and most important city of the Czech Republic.  Your Tour Director will take you on a walking tour of the main monuments of the city. Free time. We then continue to Prague where will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 9: PRAGUE

After breakfast we enjoy a guided tour that begins at the celebrated Prague Castle. In the castle’s courtyard, you’ll visit the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral. You’ll also stroll through the quaint, cobbled streets of the Mala Strana, the backdrop for Milos Forman’s Amadeus. Cross the Charles Bridge, adorned with 30 beautiful baroque statues, to the 13th-century Old Town (Stare Mesto). Here, you’ll see Market Square, famous for its 15th-century astronomical clock. After some free time, our local guide will take us on an afternoon tour of Prague's Jewish history, as you experience the only Central European Jewish town-quarter to survive the holocaust. With over a thousand years of history, the Prague Jewish Community is filled with many sites that still testify to its rich past as one of the major European centers of Jewish life. You're walking tour will take you through the Old Jewish Cemetery. You'll also visit some of the six surviving synagogues and Kafka's house before walking through Maiselova Street to the Old Tour Square. Visit the Jewish Museum, one of the best of it's kind in Europe and the Old Jewish Cemetery, in which 12,000 tombstones remain. Afternoon Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 10: DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

   

   

 

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare

  • 8 nights in centrally located hotels

  • 8 European buffet breakfasts

  • 8 dinners (3 courses / 2 choices)

  • Tours of Berlin, Warsaw, Auschwitz, Krakow, Prague

  • Entrances to: according to itinerary

  • All transfers and transportation as per program

  • Tuscany Academy Tour Director

Tour Does Not Include

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Gratuities and Tips

  • Items of personal natures, phone calls, laundry

  • Anything that is not mentioned in "Tour Includes"

 

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