The Jewish Heritage Tour
DAY 1 – arrival in Warsaw.
DAY 2 – Jewish heritage tour of Warsaw: former Ghetto area, monument to Ghetto Uprising, Umschlag from where people where transported to Auschwitz, Jewish cemetery, Nożyk Synagogue, Museum of Jewish Culture, Janusz Korczak orphanage and monument.
DAY 3 – drive to Lublin. Stop in Kazimierz Dolny to visit the 18th century synagogue, Jewish cemetery founded in 1851 and museum containing precious Judaica made of gold and silver. Visit to Majdanek concentration camp. Guided tour of Jewish Lublin with cemetery. Overnight in Lublin.
DAY 4 – drive to Rzeszów via Zamość with synagogue founded in 1620 with preserved part of polychrome and Aron ha-Kodesh. Then visit to the Jewish cemeteries in Sieniawa, Leżajsk and the 17th century synagogues in Rzeszów. Overnight in Rzeszów.
DAY 5 – departure for Kraków via Tarnów to visit bimah – the only remaining fragment of the 18th century synagogue and the 16th century cemetery with 3000 tombstones. Afternoon city sightseeing of the Old Town in Kraków and overnight.
DAY 6 – tour of Kazimierz Jewish quarter: Museum of Jewish History, Cemetery and Synagogue, Rabbi Isserles Mausoleum, new cemetery. Continue to Schindler Enamelworks and Płaszów Camp. Afternoon trip to Chrzanów. Visit to the cemetery founded in 1759 with ca 1500 tombstones. Some of them have a great value. Visit to Museum of Judaica. Drive to Auschwitz – Birkenau, Nazi concentration camp. Overnight in Kraków.
DAY 7 – drive to Łódź via Piotrków Trybunalski. Visit to the 18th century cemetery with 3000 tombstones (a precious monument of Judaica) and synagogue from the 18th century. In Łódź we take a tour tracing the “cotton empire”of Israel Kalmanowicz Poznański factory buildings: workers residences, the palace of Israel Poznański, the former Ghetto area, the Jewish cemetery – the biggest in Poland. Overnight in Łódź.
DAY 8 – morning drive to Warsaw. Visit to a former death camp in Treblinka. Overnight in Warsaw.
DAY 9 – departure.