Private luxury tours in Jewish & Religious Heritage Travel

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Luxury Jewish & Heritage Tours

Jewish Tour of Portugal & Spain
(15 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & Sintra, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona

Jewish Heritage: Italy
(14 Days)
Venice, Ferrara, Florence, Pisa & Livorno, Siena, Porto Ercole, Pitigliano, Rome

Jewish Tour of Central Europe
(12 Days)
Warsaw, Auschwitz, Krakow, Budapest, Prague

Jewish Budapest
(5 Days)

Jewish Tour of Israel
(10 days)
Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv

Jewish Tour of Amsterdam
(4 Days)

Jewish Tour of Sicily
(10 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Syracuse, Taormina

Jewish Tour of Morocco
(10 Days)
Casablanca, Meknes, Fez, Rabat, Marrakesh, Essaouira

Christian Tour of Israel
(9 Days)
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Nazareth, Tel Aviv

Jewish Tour of Central Europe

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Warsaw, Auschwitz, Krakow, Budapest, Trebic, Prague

This private luxury tour offers an insider's perspective on the fascinating Jewish history of Central Europe from local guides who are true experts in Jewish history. It features private touring of the most interesting cities and Jewish sites in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, as well as general cultural touring, shopping at the best traditional and antique shops, and accommodation at the finest luxury hotels in the region. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can assist with researching family heritage.

Begin in Warsaw, an energetic capital city filled with beautiful parks and a unique architectural legacy. Enjoy flexible private touring of the charming Old Town, which rose phoenix-like from near total destruction during World War II. See the renovated palaces of the embassy district and monuments of Poland’s Communist era. Visit the Palace on the Water, surrounded by the beautiful English gardens of Lazienki Park. Tour the comprehensive POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and sites associated with Warsaw’s once-large Jewish population, such as the Jewish Ghetto and the atmospheric Jewish cemetery. Walk along the Royal Way, stopping in upscale boutiques and food shops in the reconstructed townhouses lining the boulevard, and perhaps see the unique memorial to Frederic Chopin, a local hero.

Next, transfer by private car through farmland and forests to Krakow, Poland’s well-preserved cultural capital. Stop en route in Auschwitz to see one of the most notorious sites of Nazi Germany’s genocidal program. If desired, also stop in Czestochowa to visit stunning Jasna Gora Monastery, a major pilgrimage site and the spiritual heart of Catholic Poland.

In Krakow, tour the Old Town, including the Wawel, the hilltop royal castle and cathedral. Visit churches decorated with stunning Art Nouveau interiors, see Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine at the Czartoryski Museum, explore the best boutiques around Florianska Street, relax in the outdoor cafes in the vast Market Square, and visit the Rynek Underground museum to learn about the city’s past. Also, tour Kazimierz, the old Jewish district, to see historic synagogues with beautiful stained glass and decorated interiors, as well as the old Jewish cemetery and quiet backstreets. Other options include touring the former Jewish Ghetto and seeing Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, immortalized in the film Schindler's List. One evening, enjoy a concert of music by Polish composers.

One day, take an excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been in use for 700 years and is filled with sculptures, friezes and chapels miners carved from salt.

Artisans of Leisure can also incorporate other special activities in Poland, such as Polish cooking classes, meeting with Jewish scholars, and researching family history and genealogy.

Next, transfer by private car through the beautiful Tatra Mountains en route to Budapest, one of the most fascinating and historic cities in Central Europe. Stay at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace—one of Europe’s most luxurious and beautiful hotels—and enjoy views over the Danube River from your room. During touring with one of Hungary’s most knowledgeable guides, experience our favorite places and activities in the Hungarian capital. Browse local food and antiques markets. Drive through hidden backstreets to see beautiful buildings and learn the role they played in local history. Explore the Castle District, and tour Buda’s most exclusive residential neighborhoods. See indoor and outdoor hot springs baths that remain central to daily life. Tour the Hungarian Parliament, a fascinating building essential to the identity of the city and the country. Learn about Budapest’s rich Jewish history, and tour important synagogues (active and in ruins) including one designed by Otto Wagner. Enjoy a private tasting of Hungary’s superb wines, as well as reservations at Budapest’s leading restaurants. There will also be ample time to visit renowned cafes with atmospheric interiors. One evening, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Danube River.

One day, take a private excursion to Szentendre, a charming artists’ village, to see the Margit Kovacs Museum, visit boutiques and walk backstreets lined with Baroque architecture. Also pass by the Roman ruins of Aquincum.

Continue by private car to Prague, stopping en route to tour Trebic, a small town with one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in the world—it includes synagogues, houses, town hall, school, hospital, butchery, tannery and more. In Prague, tour the Jewish Quarter, including the cemetery and synagogues. One day, take an excursion to Terezin concentration camp. Also, tour Prague's cultural highlights such as the castle and the Old Town, and Art Nouveau museum, and other recommended attractions. One evening, enjoy premium tickets to a performance in one of Prague’s beautiful historic halls.

Throughout the tour, each day will be spent with leading Jewish experts in Poland, Budapest and Prague.

Upon request, this tour can be extended to include private touring in Berlin, Germany.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Warsaw

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private walking tour

Day 2 Warsaw
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Warsaw – Krakow via Auschwitz

Private transfer to Krakow for 3 nights. Tour Auschwitz en route

Day 4 Krakow

Full-day private tour. Evening performance

Day 5 Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine & Kazimierz

Morning private excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Afternoon private tour of Kazimierz

Day 6 Krakow – Budapest
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 7 Budapest
Full-day private tour of Jewish sights
Day 8 Budapest

Morning private excursion to Szentendre. Afternoon private city tour

Day 9 Budapest – Prague

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Tour Trebic en route

Day 10 Prague
Full-day private city tour
Day 11 Prague

Private excursion to Terezin. Evening performance

Day 12 Depart Prague
Private airport transfer
Warsaw: Hotel Bristol or Le Regina

Sheraton Grand Krakow or Bonerowski Palace

Budapest: Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Prague: Four Seasons Prague

$14,120 Per person (double occupancy)