Tour Jewish Heritage Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna - Prague

Price: 775.00 EUR
Countries: Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia

Number of days: 10
Country/City:  Hungary /Budapest, Slovakia / Bratislava, Austria / Vienna, Czech Republic/ Prague

1st day: Arrival to Budapest. Accommodation at the hotel. Meeting with your tour leader and fellow travelers. In the evening - Welcome in „Town of Champagnes and Wine” and Welcome Folklore Party . First of all, we go to „Town of Champagnes and Wine”. During our walk in the cellar branches carved into limestone, exhibited material remains and illustrated descriptions show the development of viticulture and the life of winemakers from the middle ages to present day, with loyalty to history. Within the underground cellar town with a length of 6 kilometres, those who are interested in viticulture can visit one of the 13 Budafok Wine- and Champagne Cellarages, and also the world’s largest fillable wooden barrel with its cubic capacity of 102.230 litres. After all these, we are welcome you to Traditional Folklore Dinner with an excellant meal and folklore program. Overnight in Budapest.

2nd day : Grand Jewish and city tour of Budapest. During this sightseeing tour, you will see the most important Jewish Monuments of the Hungarian Capital and the world's second largest Synagogue. We walk through the former Jewish ghetto and visit the Dohány Street Synagogue and Jewish Museum , you will see the famous Tree of Life and the Cemetery in the Jewish Garden. You will also see the impressive neo-gotic house of Parliament, the Margaret Bridge, Royal Castle on the Buda side, Fishermens' bastion, Matthias church, Citadel, Elisabet Bridge, City-park, Heroes' sqare, St Stephen's basilica, etc. Overnight in Budapest.

3rd day: Full Day Optional tour to Miskolc, Mad and Tokaj with lunch. Firstly, we go to Miskolс. Miskolc is the second biggest city anf Jewish center after Budapest in Eastern Hungary. In Miskolc, we will visit the functioning 19th centure synagogue. This Synagogue was designed by Ludwig Förster ( the achitect of the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest). After that, we continue to Mad, where we will see one of the finest surviving examples of Baroque synagogue architecture in Hungary. The Mad synagogue was built in 1795 . Mad is exceptional because not only is the synagogue intact with all of its rich decoration, but the attached structure which once housed a yeshiva and the rabbis residence is also intact. We continue to Tokaj, the capital of the most famous Hungarian wine region, where you will have lunch and will get a chance to explore old wine cellars and taste some of the excellent kosher wines. After lunch, we will visit the synagogue of Tokaj built in the late 19th century, the biggest and most impressive one in the region. Returning back to Budapest. Overnight in Budapest.

4th day: Departure to Vienna with the stop in Bratislava. Bratislava Jewish and City Tour. Lunch. During sightseeing tour, we will visit underground memorial and tomb of Rabbi Moses Shrieber. He was known as the Chatam Sofer, one of the great leaders of pre-Holocaust Ashkenazi Jewry. You will see Jewish cemetery, Museum of Jewish Culture, Holocaust Memorial, located on the remnants of the Pressburg Central Synagogue, Goverment Palace, Presidential Palace, Bratislava Castle, Opera House, Main Square, Old Town Hall, Primate's Palace, St. Martin's Cathedral, etc. Lunch. Arrival in Vienna. Overnight in Vienna.

5th day: Vienna Jewish and City Tours with Shonbrunn Palace.During sightseeing tour, we will drive you around Vienna’s Ringstrasse, a leafy boulevard around the heart of the city and the location of many impressive buildings, for example the State Opera House, the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), the Museums of Fine Arts and Natural History, the Parliament , the Burgtheater, the City Hall and the University. Our guide will show you the most interesting and famous places of Vienna. We will visit Jewish Museum, Judenplatz and The Main Sunagogue (Stadttempel). Overnight in Vienna.

6th day: First part of the day is on your own. Departure to Prague. In the evening, we are welcome you to Czech Folklore Party. Our folklore evening will be accompanied by live music performed by professional dulcimer players. You wil also be able to see several folk dances. In order to get into the spirit of the occasion, you can join in some of these dances during the dinner and afterwards. Overnight in Prague.

7th day: Optional Shabbat services at one of the Pragues' synagogues. Prague City Tour. The rest of the day is on your own.During City Tour you will see Royal Palace,St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Monastery and Golden Lane. A pleasant stroll through romantic Nerudova Lane will lead you to Lesser Town with its famous and marvelous palaces and medieval Charles Bridge ( Karluv Most). Then, all together, we come in Old Town Square surrounded by Old Town Hall with its famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn and St. Nicholas Churches. From Old Town Square, we continue our tour to Wenceslas Square with St. Wenceslas statue .We finish our tour on National Museum, in the heart of Prague. Overnight in Prague.

8th day: Jewish Prague and Optional tour to Terezin. During Jewish Prague City Tour, you will see: Old–New Synagogue, Jewishh Museum displaying the renowned “Precious Legacy” at Jewish Prague, Old Jewish Cemetery with the graves of for example rabbi Yehuda Leib ben Betzalel (the Maharal), rabbi. Avigdor Kara, rabbi Ephraim Shlomo ben Aharon Luntschitz (the Keli Yakar), and rabbi Abraham Reuven ben Hoshke haKohen Katz (the Yalkut Reubeni). Formal military fort Terezín built in 18th century by emperor Joseph II. is inherently connected with the history of World War II. Better known as Big Fort - the town of Terezín itself was used as transit camp of Jews from the whole Europe and in the same time during visit of International Red Cross Organization it was misused for Nazi promotion purposes. Small Fort Terezín was a cruel prison of Gestapo - Reich's secret police. If you are interested in history of World War II. and holocaust join us for a visit of Small Fort Terezín and of museums in Big Fort. Overnight in Prague.

9th day: Full Day Optional Excursion to Trebic. Jewich Quarter and Jewish Old Town. Trebic is a city in the Moravian part of the Vysocina Region of the Czech Republic. The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the heart of Trebíc’s Jewish quarter is one of the most significant buildings of the former ghetto - the Rear Synagogue. It’s no longer a house of prayer; it belongs to the town and is the starting point for visitors to the Jewish Quarter. Overnight in Prague.

10 day: Departure.

Price includes:

  • 10 days ( 9 nights) accommodation at the 4* Hotel
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners: Welcome folklore dinner in Budapest, Folklore dinner in Prague
  • 2 Lunches: Lunch in Bratislava, Lunch in Prague
  • English speaking guide (other languages are on request)
  • All Transfers and Excursions upon itinerary
  • Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes

Price excludes:

  • Air fear
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Optional Excursions
  • Any of addittional service

Price: per person / in room / for package

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