Jewish Heritage Tour – short version

Jewish Heritage Tour – short version


Day 1:

Arriving to Cracow. Dinner and overnight.


Day 2:

Oświęcim: visiting the former extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, a visit to the Jewish Centre and the synagogue. Transfer back to Cracow. A walking tour in the Old Town: the Main Market Square (the largest in Poland) with the Cloth Hall and the tower of the former Town Hall, St. Mary Church.


Day 3:

Wieliczka: visiting the oldest active salt mine in Poland – a very unique example of this kind (the UNESCO World Heritage site). Continuation of sightseeing in Cracow: the Kings’ Castle Wawel with its chambers and the Cathedral, where the Polish kings were crowned and buried, a walking tour through the Jewish district Kazimierz – among others the Remuh Synagogue and the old cemetery, the Tempel Synagogue, former Jewish merchants’ houses. Dinner in Kazimierz.


Day 4:

Leżajsk: a visit to the grave of Zaddik Elimelech. Zamość – the town located by J. Zamoyski in the 16-th century, so-called the Perfect Renaissance Town: the Market Square with the Town Hall and beautiful Armenian merchants’ houses, the Cathedral with the graves of Zamoyski and his family, the synagogue and the building of former Jewish bath Mykwa, remains of former fortifications of the town-fortress, the place of martyrdom of the World War II. Transfer to Lublin.


Day 5:

Lublin: visiting the Museum in the area of the former extermination camp in Majdanek, the Old Town, a walk along the Route of the Memory of Lublin’s Jews – the former Jeshiwa and the Talmudic school (one of the biggest in Europe), the Chewra Nosim and Jeszywas Chachmej Synagogues, the Jewish cemetery. Transfer to Kazimierz Dolny.


Day 6:

A walking tour in Kazimierz Dolny – a very picturesque small town on the Vistula River: the Market Square with old merchants’ houses, the Small Market with the former synagogue and the wooden building of former kosher butchery, the Jewish cemetery, admiring the view from the Hill of Three Crosses. Łódź – once the biggest industrial centre in Poland and the place where one of the biggest Jewish communities uswd to live: a walking tour through the city centre (among others Piotrkowska street), unique examples of historic industrial architecture – many factories were owned by rich Jewish businessmen, the Reicher Synagogue, the Jewish cemetery.


Day 7:

Treblinka: a former extermination camp – the Museum of Fight and Martyrdom. Warsaw – the city where in the 19-th century existed the biggest Jewish community in the world – a walk through the city centre: the Castle Square and the Kings’ Castle, the Old Town Market Square, the Cathedral of St. John, the Barbican.


Day 8:

Continuation of sightseeing in Warsaw: Krakowskie Przedmieście street, the Palace of Science and Culture, the Nożyk Synagogue, the Jewish cemetery, the place where the Jewish Ghetto existed, the Monument of Ghetto’s Heroes. Transfer to Warsaw Airport.