Luxury Poland Tours

Warsaw & Krakow
(6 Days)
Warsaw & Auschwitz, Krakow

Highlights of Poland
(8 Days)
Gdansk, Warsaw & Auschwitz, Krakow

Krakow in Depth
(5 Days)
Krakow & Auschwitz

Multi-country Tours

Jewish Tour of Central Europe
(12 Days)
Warsaw & Auschwitz, Krakow, Prague with Terezin & Trebic, Budapest

Jewish Tour of Poland & Lithuania
(9 Days)
Krakow & Auschwitz, Warsaw, Vilnius & Kaunus

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

 

Jewish Tour of Central Europe

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

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. 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, the Jewish cemetery and memorials to the Holocaust. Also tour the Old Town. 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. 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. Stop en route in Auschwitz to see one of the most notorious sites of Nazi Germany's genocidal program.

Enjoy flexible private touring in Krakow, Poland's well-preserved cultural capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour Kazimierz, the former Jewish district, to see historic synagogues with beautiful stained-glass windows and decorated interiors, as well as an important Jewish cemetery and quiet backstreets. If desired, also tour the former Jewish Ghetto and Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, immortalized in the film Schindler's List. Also tour Krakow's beautiful 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 painting at the Czartoryski Museum, explore the best boutiques and relax in the outdoor cafes in the vast Market Square. 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 that miners have 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 to 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.

Next, 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.

Continue 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.

Take several excursions to the most interesting towns around Budapest and the Danube Bend for Jewish and other cultural touring. See the basilica and synagogue in Esztergom. Take in a spectacular view of the Danube Bend in the village of Visegrad. Tour the Jewish Memorial House in Szentendre, and visit the Margit Kovacs Museum, which has a collection of work by the well-known ceramic artist. Alternatively, opt to remain in Budapest and continue city touring.

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, Poland
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private walking tour
Day 2 Warsaw
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Warsaw – Auschwitz – Krakow
Private transfer to hotel 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 – Prague, Czech Republic
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with touring en route
Day 7 Prague
Full-day private city tour
Day 8 Prague & Terezin
Private excursion to Terezin. Evening performance
Day 9 Prague – Trebic – Budapest, Hungary
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with tour of Trebic en route
Day 10 Budapest
Full-day private tour. Evening private Danube River cruise
Day 11 Budapest & environs
Morning private excursion to Szentendre. Afternoon continue to Esztergom and Visegrad or private touring in Budapest
Day 12 Depart Budapest
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Warsaw:

Raffles Europejski, Warsaw

Krakow:

Sheraton Grand Krakow or Bonerowski Palace

Prague: Four Seasons Hotel Prague
Budapest: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Cost
$17,590 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Poland Tours

Warsaw & Krakow
(6 Days)
Warsaw & Auschwitz, Krakow

Highlights of Poland
(8 Days)
Gdansk, Warsaw & Auschwitz, Krakow

Krakow in Depth
(5 Days)
Krakow & Auschwitz

Multi-country Tours

Jewish Tour of Central Europe
(12 Days)
Warsaw & Auschwitz, Krakow, Prague with Terezin & Trebic, Budapest

Jewish Tour of Poland & Lithuania
(9 Days)
Krakow & Auschwitz, Warsaw, Vilnius & Kaunus

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

 

Testimonials

Thank you for helping to coordinate our great Poland trip! I appreciate all you did to make it one of the most meaningful and interesting trips we have ever taken! 
~ C.B., Richmond, VA

Our Budapest and Poland tour was fascinating, eye-opening and informative. All of our guides were outstanding.
~ D.S., Washington DC

Our Berlin and Poland trip was an A+. The guides were excellent.
~ S.K., Jupiter, FL

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