Jewish Poland Embark on a profound Jewish tour in Poland, exploring historic synagogues, museums like the POLIN Museum, and significant sites such as Treblinka and Auschwitz, to delve into the rich and complex history of the Jewish community and commemorate the Holocaust's tragic events. 5 nights | 6 days Day 1 Arrival in Warsaw. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Take some time to rest and settle in before embarking on an exciting journey through the history of Jewish Warsaw. Overnight in Warsaw. Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel. Today's city tour will focus on the Jewish heritage of Warsaw, taking you to significant landmarks and sites that showcase the rich Jewish history in the city. One of the highlights of the day will be a visit to the POLIN Museum, which offers a comprehensive and immersive experience of the history and culture of Polish Jews. Overnight in Warsaw. Day 3 Breakfast at the hotel. Treblinka Museum. This somber and poignant visit will provide you with a deeper understanding of the tragic events that unfolded during the Holocaust. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to attend a performance at the State Yiddish Theater, offering a glimpse into the vibrant world of Yiddish theater and its cultural significance. Overnight in Warsaw. Day 4 Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Krakow via Lodz. Along the way, you will visit one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, a site of profound historical and cultural importance. Arrival in Krakow. Check-in. Overnight in Krakow. Day 5 Breakfast at the hotel. Krakow city tour. Explore the charming streets of Kazimierz, the Krakow Jewish Quarter, where Jewish culture has left an indelible mark. The tour will also include a visit to Schindler's Factory, where you can learn about the heroic efforts of Oskar Schindler to save Jewish lives during World War II. Overnight in Krakow. Day 6 Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Auchwitz - Birkenau Museum, an essential and moving experience that offers a profound insight into the Holocaust. Witness the historical significance of this site and pay tribute to the victims who suffered unimaginable hardships during this dark chapter of history. Departure.
Many travelers ask us to customize private tours that explore religious heritage and family history and cultural traditions. Whether you're interested in learning about Jewish history and family roots in places like Poland or Hungary, or taking a spiritual tour that visits Japan's most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, our tours can be customized to perfectly suit your interests and requirements. Sample activities we arrange in our private luxury heritage tours include: Tours of some of the world’s most important and memorable religious-oriented destinations Exploring your family history with local experts at national archives and other local institutions dedicated to genealogy Private touring of important Jewish sites, such as historic ghettoes, synagogues, cemeteries, yeshivas, and mikvehs Meals that reflect religious traditions, such as dining at kosher restaurants, Shabbat meals, Buddhist vegetarian temple cuisine, and special dishes that celebrate local religious holidays Visits to important Christian historical and pilgrimage sites, including significant churches and biblical locations Meetings with local rabbis, priests and other religious leaders and historians Tours coinciding with major religious events and festivals Attending local religious services according to your interests and affiliations All tours are private, depart daily and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. We also work closely with religious, cultural and spiritual organizations, institutions and groups to create extremely specialized tour programs for their members.
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Attend Friday evening services at the Dohany Street Synagogue – Europe’s largest synagogue. Visit the Jewish Museums in all five tour cities. Walk through the Warsaw Ghetto. Pilgrimage to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Mozart/Strauss Concert at the Kursalon in Vienna. Night boat cruise on the Danube River.
A JRoots Journey is a chance to connect with your Jewish heritage in a rich and meaningful way. Jews have built their lives across the world for thousands of years and we ensure that our journeys rekindle some of that life even in the darkest places where the Jews themselves do not remain. See some of our destinations below.
Before World War II, Poland’s three million Jews represented one of the largest and most influential Jewish communities in the world. The diverse community included Hasidim, secular Jewish intellectuals, Yiddish writers, Zionists, and socialists. Recently, a world-class museum opened in Warsaw, devoted to what Jewish life and culture were like in Poland. Jewish festivals attract thousands of people each year. Additionally, several universities have opened Judaic studies departments where graduate students have published impressive publications, documenting Poland’s astonishingly rich Jewish history and culture.