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Discover Jewish Warsaw Short Trip

Milk & Honey Tours is happy to announce a new three-day tour to discover the Jewish history of Warsaw with Rabbi Dr. Walter Rothschild. Rabbi Dr. Rothschild was born in England, and he is an international, charismatic activist of Reform Judaism in Europe. He is currently active as the Reform Rabbi in Warsaw, but he also writes non-fiction books and essays. At the same time, he is a poet, musician, and cabaret performer on the stages of Central Europe. Last but not least, he devotes himself to his passion, the history of railroading in Palestine. He obtained his doctorate at King’s College in this topic.

 

Rabbi Rothschild is the perfect person to facilitate understanding of the controversial, exciting city of Warsaw. It is a place forever connected with the unspeakable historical legacy of the Warsaw Ghetto, but that also witnessed the long years of socialism.

 

Together with Rabbi Rothschild, we will trace history, pay our respect, and explore the current developments in Jewish life in the city. The highlights of Warsaw will also be included. Private visits and meetings complete our impression.

 

 

Our Itinerary:

 

28 April 2019

 

Arrival and check in.

 

29 April 2019 – Day 1

 

We will start the day with a visit and a brief ceremony at the Umschlagplatz Monument, which commemorates the deportation of Jews from Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka and other concentration camps. Afterwards we will tour the POLIN Museum, an impressive new Museum of the Jewish History of Poland.

 

30 April 2019 – Day 2

 

The second day begins with a sightseeing tour of Warsaw’s highlights, including the city center, the old town, and the Royal Castle. After lunch, we will drive to the extraordinary Okopowa Street Cemetery, which bears witness to 200 years of Jewish life in Warsaw. The day closes at the Jewish Historical Institute where a new permanent exhibition reveals the intriguing story of the hidden archives of the Warsaw Ghetto. In the evening, we will come together for dinner.

 

1 May 2019 – Day 3

 

On the last day, we will discover the Jewish history of Warsaw’s Praga district. Our tour begins at the Zoo Villa, where, during World War II, Warsaw Zoo Director Jan Zabinski and his family used their villa and the Zoo itself to hide and protect as many Jews as they could. Our exploration continues at the former Michał Bergson Educational Establishment of the Jewish Community of Warsaw, followed by the Mikveh, and other Jewish sites of this historically fascinating part of the city. The program will end around 6 PM.

 

 

Registration deadline: 1 March 2019.

 

 

 

The package includes:

 

-          City tours as described in the program (with transport, if applicable)

 

-          Entrance fees as described in the program

 

-          Program lead by Rabbi Dr. Walter Rothschild in German and English

 

-          Local Jewish tour guide

 

-          3 nights in a centrally located 5 star hotel with breakfast included

 

-          Additional meals: 2 lunches and 2 dinners

 

 

 

Not included:

 

-          Travel to and from Warsaw

 

-          Other personal expenses (such as room service and porterage)

 

-          Gratuities (restaurants, driver, hotel or guides)

 

-          International health and travel insurance (strongly recommended)

 

-          Meals not mentioned as well as alcoholic beverages

 

-          Services not mentioned               

 

 

 

Minimum participants: 8; Maximum participants: 15.

 

From 965,00 EUR, incl. 3 overnights, 2 dinners, 2 lunches and the cost of the program.

 

For more information, please contact: groups@milkandhoneytours.com

 

Tel.: +49 30 61 62 57 61

 

Interested? Contact us today.

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