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Jewish Heritage in Central Europe

A journey of remembrance

9 Days / Vienna Prague Terezín Brno Budapest

Explore Jewish Heritage and take a look at the history of the Jews in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, where some of the largest Jewish communities lived and personalities such as Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler left their marks.

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Day
1
Arrival in Vienna

Afternoon

Arrival at your hotel in Vienna.
The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

A panoramic city tour provides you with an overview of Vienna. You will admire (from the outside) magnificent imperial buildings and attractions such as the State Opera, the Art- and Natural History Museum, the Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the Old Town Hall, etc.
Afterwards, you go to the Vienna Prater and enjoy a ride on the Giant Ferries Wheel. The view over Vienna by night is simply amazing.

Evening

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attraction of this day

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Wiener Prater and the Giant Ferries Wheel

No other place in Vienna pours on the charm like Wiener Prater does - it is truly a melting pot of adventure, nostalgia and Viennese charm. The amusement park hosts one of Vienna's most famous landmarks - the Giant Ferries Wheel. Wiener Prater is in season only from May until October, the Giant Ferries Wheel and a handful of other attractions are open all year round. 

Day
3
Vienna-Prague

Morning

After breakfast, transfer to Prague. Upon arrival in Prague, check-in to your hotel.
Lunch at a local restaurant or at your hotel.

Afternoon

Explore Prague in the course of an extended walking tour through the old town, with attractions such as the Old Town Square, the Old Town Hall and its astronomic clock, the Charles Bridge, the Powder tower, etc.

Evening

Dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Prague.

Attraction of this day

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Old Town Walking Tour

Follow our guide and let the city, where there is a secret to discover behind every single corner, enchant you. The city walk views the Old Town Square providing a dazzling Panorama. Stop in the middle and turn around in a slow circle: every building is different in each detail - roof, windows, doors and colours. You will admire attractions such as the Old Town Hall and its Astronomical Clock and charming, colourful houses, before continuing towards the Charles Bridge which you will walk across. Enjoy strolling through the charming old town and get lost by its hidden gems and corners!

Day
2
Vienna

Morning

After breakfast, you start with a walking tour on the traces of Jewish heritage in Vienna.
Lunch on your own.

Afternoon

The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attraction of this day

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Jewish Vienna City Walk

At the beginning of your tour, you will visit the Museum at Judenplatz. From the Judenplatz, the center of the former Jewish community, the city walk takes you to the City Temple of the Israelite Jewish religious community. Then you will continue to the Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district, once the center of Jewish life in Vienna. After the Jewish life was once brutally extinguished, an "active" Jewish community has been developing again.

Day
4
Prague

Morning

After breakfast, you stroll through the Jewish quarter Josefov.
Lunch on your own at one of the numerous bars and restaurants in Prague.

Afternoon

The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Early dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel. After dinner, enjoy a performance at the so-called "Black-light theatre".
Overnight stay in Prague.

Attractions of this day

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City Walk - Josefov, the Jewish Quarter of Prague

Prague's Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov, dates back to the 13th century when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their homes and to settle only in this area. This tour focuses on Prague's Jewish past and present. Besides visiting the Jewish Museum and the Old Jewish Cemetery, you will also discover the magnificent Old-New Synagogue, the oldest preserved synagogue in Central Europe.

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Blacklight Theatre

Stars emerging from the darkness, a circle dancing ballet and a puppet seems to be moving on its own across the stage. The Black Light Theatre offers a unique, harmonious interplay of mimes and living actors with great visual effects.

Day
5
Prague: Excursion to Terezín

Morning

After breakfast, you start your excursion to Terezín.
Lunch on your own in the course of the tour. In the early afternoon, return transfer to Prague.

Afternoon

Balance afternoon at leisure in Prague.

Evening

Dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Prague.

Attraction of this day

Terezín Memorial

During the Second World War, Terezín played a significantly tragic role. In 1940 the Prague Gestapo (Secret State Police) established a prison within the small fortress of Terezín, resulting in numerous fatalities. In 1941, the Nazis established a concentration camp for Jewish prisoners here. Until the end of the war, more than 35,000 people lost their lives there. A memorial site has been established to commemorate the tragic happenings. Until today, several facilities of the National Socialism have been preserved.

Day
6
Prague-(Brno)-Budapest

Morning

After breakfast, you go to Budapest via Brno. In Brno, you enjoy a walking tour with visit to the Jewish Cemetery and the Synagogue.
Afterwards, you have some leisure time and enjoy lunch on your own.

Afternoon

Onward journey to Budapest. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel.

Evening

Dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Budapest.

Day
7
Budapest

Morning

After breakfast, you start with a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to the Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church at the Budapest castle district.
Lunch on your own.

Afternoon

The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Budapest.

Attractions of this day

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Fishermen's Bastion

Fishermen's Bastion, which originated as a weir system, is located on the Buda side and replaces the medieval fish market of Buda. Fishermen's Bastion was constructed in neo-Romantic style; its sharp pointed towers are made of stone and symbolise the seven tribal leaders of Hungary.

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Matthias Church

Matthias Church, probably the most famous church in Budapest, is located right next to the Fishermen’s Bastion in the heart of the Budapest's castle district. A wide range of Hungarian kings have been coronated at the Matthias Church, and today it is home to ecclesiastical treasures and essential burial places.

Day
8
Budapest

Morning

After breakfast, you discover the Jewish Heritage of Budapest in the course of a walking tour.
Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, you discover Budapest from the water during a river cruise on the river Danube.

Evening

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Budapest.

Attraction of this day

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City Walk: Jewish Heritage in Budapest

Once the largest Jewish community in Eastern Europe, Budapest Jewry has influenced the history and face of the Hungarian capital all throughout the centuries. During your walk through the former Jewish Quarter of the city, centred around the Great Synagogue in Dohány street, you will visit this impressive building, an important centre of Judaism in Europe. Today, it's not place of worship only, but also one of the cultural centres and main touristic attractions of Budapest, hosting concerts, festivals and various other programs. After a visit of the Synagogue, you will see the Heroes’ Temple, the Cemetery and the Emanuel Tree - monuments to the Jewish victims of World War II. In the small streets around the Jewish Quarter, you will have the opportunity to visit old-established kosher confectioneries, ambient arcades and small artisan shops.

Day
10
Departure from Budapest

Morning

After breakfast, you start your homeward journey.
Have a safe trip!

Wiener Prater and the Giant Ferries Wheel

No other place in Vienna pours on the charm like Wiener Prater does - it is truly a melting pot of adventure, nostalgia and Viennese charm. The amusement park hosts one of Vienna's most famous landmarks - the Giant Ferries Wheel. Wiener Prater is in season only from May until October, the Giant Ferries Wheel and a handful of other attractions are open all year round. 

Old Town Walking Tour

Follow our guide and let the city, where there is a secret to discover behind every single corner, enchant you. The city walk views the Old Town Square providing a dazzling Panorama. Stop in the middle and turn around in a slow circle: every building is different in each detail - roof, windows, doors and colours. You will admire attractions such as the Old Town Hall and its Astronomical Clock and charming, colourful houses, before continuing towards the Charles Bridge which you will walk across. Enjoy strolling through the charming old town and get lost by its hidden gems and corners!

Jewish Vienna City Walk

At the beginning of your tour, you will visit the Museum at Judenplatz. From the Judenplatz, the center of the former Jewish community, the city walk takes you to the City Temple of the Israelite Jewish religious community. Then you will continue to the Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district, once the center of Jewish life in Vienna. After the Jewish life was once brutally extinguished, an "active" Jewish community has been developing again.

City Walk - Josefov, the Jewish Quarter of Prague

Prague's Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov, dates back to the 13th century when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their homes and to settle only in this area. This tour focuses on Prague's Jewish past and present. Besides visiting the Jewish Museum and the Old Jewish Cemetery, you will also discover the magnificent Old-New Synagogue, the oldest preserved synagogue in Central Europe.

Blacklight Theatre

Stars emerging from the darkness, a circle dancing ballet and a puppet seems to be moving on its own across the stage. The Black Light Theatre offers a unique, harmonious interplay of mimes and living actors with great visual effects.

Terezín Memorial

During the Second World War, Terezín played a significantly tragic role. In 1940 the Prague Gestapo (Secret State Police) established a prison within the small fortress of Terezín, resulting in numerous fatalities. In 1941, the Nazis established a concentration camp for Jewish prisoners here. Until the end of the war, more than 35,000 people lost their lives there. A memorial site has been established to commemorate the tragic happenings. Until today, several facilities of the National Socialism have been preserved.

Fishermen's Bastion

Fishermen's Bastion, which originated as a weir system, is located on the Buda side and replaces the medieval fish market of Buda. Fishermen's Bastion was constructed in neo-Romantic style; its sharp pointed towers are made of stone and symbolise the seven tribal leaders of Hungary.

Matthias Church

Matthias Church, probably the most famous church in Budapest, is located right next to the Fishermen’s Bastion in the heart of the Budapest's castle district. A wide range of Hungarian kings have been coronated at the Matthias Church, and today it is home to ecclesiastical treasures and essential burial places.

City Walk: Jewish Heritage in Budapest

Once the largest Jewish community in Eastern Europe, Budapest Jewry has influenced the history and face of the Hungarian capital all throughout the centuries. During your walk through the former Jewish Quarter of the city, centred around the Great Synagogue in Dohány street, you will visit this impressive building, an important centre of Judaism in Europe. Today, it's not place of worship only, but also one of the cultural centres and main touristic attractions of Budapest, hosting concerts, festivals and various other programs. After a visit of the Synagogue, you will see the Heroes’ Temple, the Cemetery and the Emanuel Tree - monuments to the Jewish victims of World War II. In the small streets around the Jewish Quarter, you will have the opportunity to visit old-established kosher confectioneries, ambient arcades and small artisan shops.

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