Private luxury tours in Austria, Poland, Czech Republic & Hungary

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Luxury Austria Tours

Highlights of Austria
(6 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg

Best of Vienna
(6 Days)

Journey Through Austria
(11 Days)
Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Food & Wine of Austria
(8 Days)
Vienna, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria

Luxury Czech Republic Tours

Prague in Depth
(5 Days)

Romantic Prague
(6 Days)
Prague, St. George Forest

Luxury Hungary Tours

Best of Budapest
(5 Days)

Wine Tour of Hungary
(6 Days)

Jewish Tour of Budapest
(5 Days)

Luxury Poland Tours

Warsaw & Krakow
(6 Days)

Highlights of Poland
(11 Days)
Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane

Krakow in Depth
(6 Days)

Multi-country Tours

Budapest, Vienna, Prague
(10 Days)

Best of Vienna & Prague
(7 Days)

Best of Budapest & Prague
(7 Days)

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

Highlights of Berlin & Prague
(8 Days)
Berlin, Dresden, Prague

Journey Through Central Europe
(15 Days)
Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague

Art Tour of Berlin, Prague & Vienna
(9 Days)
Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, Prague, Vienna

Budapest & Vienna
(7 Days)

Family Tour of Austria & Germany
(9 Days)
Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden

Exclusive Austria, Germany & Switzerland
(15 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden, Zurich, Lausanne

Christmas Markets of Europe Tour
(9 Days)
Munich, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Vienna


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. Enjoy private touring of the Old Town, beautiful palaces and parks, and important Jewish historical sites such as the Ghetto, the Jewish Cemetery, and the Nozyk Synagogue-the city's only synagogue to survive World War II. Shop in the city's best boutiques and perhaps see a unique memorial to Frederic Chopin, a local hero.

From Warsaw, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange excursions, upon request, to Zelazowa Wola, the birthplace of Chopin; Lowicz to tour a folk art museum and enjoy a meal with local artists; the well-preserved 19th-century factory town of Lodz; Lublin and nearby Majdanek concentration camp; the memorial to Treblinka death camp; or Kazimierz Dolny, a charming riverside town filled with historic architecture and popular among artists.

Next, transfer by car through farmland and forests to Auschwitz and Birkenau, sites of unforgettable suffering during the Holocaust.

Continue to Krakow, Poland's well-preserved cultural capital. 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 explore 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 the Oskar Schindler Factory, immortalized in the film Schindler's List.

Other special activities we arrange in Poland include meeting with Jewish scholars and tours of Jewish institutes; Polish cooking classes; visits to art galleries; and piano recitals and concerts of music by Polish composers.

Next, transfer by private car through the beautiful Tatra Mountains en route to Budapest, one of the most important Jewish destinations in the world. During private touring, visit the second largest synagogue in the world, stop by kosher restaurants, see a synagogue designed by Otto Wagner, and visit museums and memorials related to Jewish history and the holocaust. Also enjoy a thorough private tour of beautiful residential neighborhoods and learn about the Jewish families who once lived there and the spectacular role they played in the city's social, intellectual and business history. Also, browse food and antique markets for local specialties and Old World treasures. Drive through hidden backstreets. Explore the Castle District and take a tour of Buda's most exclusive residential districts. Experience the local bathing culture, and see indoor and outdoor baths that remain central to daily life. Tour museums according to your interests, such as fine art, decorative art or music. Also take a tour of Parliament, a fascinating building crucial to the city's identity. Enjoy reservations at the city's leading restaurants-an excellent opportunity to experience Hungary's superb wines. Stay at one of Europe's most luxurious and beautiful hotels—a true work of art—and enjoy the spa and views over the Danube from your room.

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.

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

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Warsaw
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private 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
Day 5 Krakow & Kazimierz
Full-day private tour of Jewish sights
Day 6 Krakow – Budapest
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 7 Budapest
Full-day private tour of Jewish sights
Day 8 Budapest
Half-day private city touring
Day 9 Budapest – Prague
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Tour Trebic en route
Day 10 Prague
Full-day private city tour. Evening performance
Day 11 Prague
Private excursion to Terezin
Day 12 Depart Prague
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Warsaw: Hotel Bristol or Le Regina
Krakow: Sheraton Krakow
Budapest: Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Prague: The Augustine or Four Seasons Prague

Cost
$14,340 Per person (double occupancy)