Depart for Prague (if flying from USA, Canada or Australia)
Arrive Prague Ruzyne Airport, Czech Republic. Free transfer to Bishops House Hotel in the heart of Prague’s Mala Strana, in the shadow of the Hradny Castle. Meet and mingle with your fellow travelers for a hosted Welcome Dinner featuring delcioius and hearty Czech cuisine in the hotel’s charming vaulted dining room. Optional after dinner walking tour in the neighborhood around Prague’s lesser town, and along the Vlatava River, shining with the lights of many bridges.
Specialized private Prague city tour of Prague Castle, Golden Lane, and Charles Bridge, followed by hosted lunch in Old Town Square. Your afternoon and evening is free for concerts or to explore the city, which truly sparkles at night. Don’t miss the world class shopping along Wencelas Square, with Bohemian crystal shops still offering a deal.
Learn all about the life of Franz Kafka in the city where he was born, lived almost all his life, and where he is buried. We’ll visit his birthplace in the Old Town Square, visit to his iconic grave, and take a private tour of the quirky Kafka Museum. We’ll toast farewell to Prague with a hosted group dinner in a quaint restaurant, a favorite with locals.
An early start for a full travel day through rolling Silesian country side, farms and towns to Krakow, Poland by deluxe motorcoach, stopping for lunch in picturesque Brno, capital of Moravia, with a Wine Tasting at a Castle. Check in RT Regent Hotel in Kazimierz, in the heart of the Old Jewish Quarter, which will be alive with the 22nd Jewish Culture Festival, the largest culture festival of its kind in the world. Dinner at a traditional Jewish Eastern European restaurant with Klezmer Music in the Jewish Quarter. Optional Evening Trolley Ride or Walk to Old Town Market Square.
Krakow Highlights City Tour with local guides to Wawel Castle & Old Town Market Square in the morning. Your afternoon and evening is free to enjoy numerous events, lectures, films, concerts, and tours during the 22nd Jewish Cultural Festival in Kazimierz. To celebrate Kafka’s 129th birthday, join Tour Hosts on a late night Underground Club Scene crawl, an atmospheric subterreanan world underneath Krakow’s Old Town Square!
To celebrate Dora’s rich Jewish life growing up in Poland and her work at the end of her life as a Yiddish Remembrancer, we will enjoy a private tour of Kazimierz, including the famous street where Stephen Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” was filmed, as well as Galicia Jewish Museum and five historic synagogues. Your afternoon is free to participate in classes, lectures and other activites of the 22nd Jewish Cultural Festival. Or you can take an optional tour to Auschwitz, the famed Wielezka Salt Mines, or we can help you book a scenic River cruise on floating restaurants and lounges. We’ll celebrate America’s Fourth of July Celebration with a fireworks display against the backdrop of 13th and 14th century architecture gems in Krakow’s Old Town Market Square.
An early start for a full trravel day through the dramatic Polish hills to Berlin, capital of Germany, by Deluxe Motorcoach, with lunch stop and sightseeing in Wroclow (formerly Breslau,) Poland, where Dora lived for two years, learning to speak German before moving to Berlin in 1920. Check in at Hongimond Hotel. Dinner at award-winning Honigmond Hotel Restaurant. Optional Evening Tour by S-bahn, trolley or walking in Mitte, the heart of the former East Berlin, to the Friedrichstrasse, once home to CheckPoint Charlie, now ablaze with world class shopping and a few architectural remenants of the Communist past.
Private East & West Insiders Tour in morning, with an afternoon visit to the architecturally acclaimed New Jewish Museum, which opened on September 9, 2001. Travelers will receive an invitation to a Private Cocktail Reception hosted by the Kafka Project for acclaimed Kafka authors and leading scholars. It’s your chance to mix and mingle with Germany’s Kafka literati, as well as to meet members of Dora’s family from Israel and Berlin. Your night free to enjoy a dinner on your own, catch a concert or variety show, or to explore the city on your own.
Private walking tour of Kafka’s and Dora’s neighborhood of Steglitz and the famous Berlin Botanical Gardens in the morning, including the little park where Dora and Kafka met a little girl who lost her doll. Read the story of Kafka’s letters from the doll here. Take optional afternoon private tours to Wannsee & Potsdam, or spend the afternoon at the city’s extraordinary museums. We’ll say goodbye to the group with a hosted Gala Farewell Dinner at one of Berlin’s trendiest restaurants.
Free Transfers and assistance to Berlin Airport to travel home or on to your next adventure!
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