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Central Europe's Jewish Heritage

This sample 13 day (12 night) itinerary covers many of Central Europe's Jewish heritage highlights, in and around Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Dresden, and Berlin. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, private transfers, tickets for trains, airport and train station transfers, and a rich program of activities, from historic synagogues and traditional Jewish treats, to concentration camps and historic districts, to ensure your European vacation is memorable. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Berlin tour

3 Nights in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

4 days in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Budapest

When you arrive at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Airport, a private driver will greet you and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise

I'm Checked-in, Now What?

Included in your vacation package price.

Budapest is known as the "City of Water" for a reason. For most of its history, the city was actually two separate cities, Buda and Pest, separated by the beautiful Danube River. If you would like to spend an unforgettable hour taking in its scenic views, we'll be happy to offer an evening sightseeing cruise. You'll see the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Palace of the Arts, and more, while sipping a drink and listening to an audioguide. We suggest showing up a bit early for the best seats.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Budapest

Pest Private Walking Tour

Budapest for the First Time

Included in your vacation package price.

Unlike some other cities, Budapest’s main sights are spread out across various districts. Therefore our suggestion is to take our three-hour walking tour with a professional guide, who will show you the most beautiful and popular sights of this amazing city, such as the St. Stephen's Basilica and Heroes Square. If you are not really into history, you can always ask the guide to tell you more about the present life of Budapest, but be prepared for unconventional stories. The tour includes a ride on the Millennium Metro, the world's second oldest subway line (recently restored to full fin de siecle glory). We recommending seeing the Buda side as a separate tour, perhaps later on the same day as the Pest tour, after lunch. The Chain Bridge will be closed for maintenance soon, making it hard to visit both sides as part of the same tour without rushing.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Buda Castle Private Tour

Buda Castle Private Tour

Would you like to learn more about the history of the older side of Budapest? This is the perfect tour for you. You'll hear all about the Turkish invasion, wars, the plague, kings and queens, local life and many more fascinating stories from the Buda Castle. Your guide will show you around the different periods of the Buda side of the city. During the tour you will visit the incredible Mathias Church and you can enjoy the breathtaking views from the Fishermen's Bastion. We recommend taking this tour after the Private Walking Tour. That way you'll have a complete picture of the wonderful city of Budapest.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Jewish District Private Tour with Food Tasting Experience

The Living Jewish Heritage of Budapest

Included in your vacation package price.

To be able to fully understand Budapest’s Jewish heritage, it's best to take our Private Jewish Heritage Tour. During this tour you will visit two synagogues, the Dohány street synagogue (also known as the Great Synagogue), which is the biggest synagogue in Europe, and the Orthodox Kazinczy Street synagogue. In the Great Synagogue, you will also have the chance to visit the Holocaust Memorial and the Jewish Museum. Between the visit to the two synagogues, your guide will tell you a lot about the Jewish history of Budapest and will show you some popular restaurants (some kosher) and invite you for Flodni, a traditional Hungarian Jewish cake. The tour finishes at the Danube, by the Shoes Memorial, by the Parliament Building.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

After Darkness Comes Light - Museums that Recall Darker Times or Celebrate Something New and Nice

Suggestion to explore on your own

Budapest has a lot of museums to offer. Some harken back to the city's darker days, while some work well for people of any age. As the name implies, The House of Terror is one of the heavier destinations. It documents the fascist and communist regimes that so damaged the nation, but is renowned for its presentation and one of the city's most popular attractions. The Hospital in the Rock, a medical bunker cut into the side of Buda Hill, while connected to the darker days of WWII, is a bit surrealistic, but well worth a visit. And in case you are looking for a happier and more easily
digestible museum, we recommend the Budapest History Museum, or even the House of Houdini, housed within the walls of Buda Castle.

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Vienna by Train

The impressive, imperial city of Vienna is waiting for you today. Thanks to the great train connections between Budapest and Vienna, you can choose a convenient departure time; we will have arranged second class tickets with seat reservations for the roughly 3-hour journey. Our driver will take care of bringing you to the Budapest train station. If you'd prefer, first class tickets can be arranged as well. To save time and enjoy a relaxing ride, we recommend door-to-door service with our private transfer option. For an additional fee, a driver will pick you up in Budapest at your convenience and bring you directly to your accommodation in Vienna.

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Private Transfer to Vienna

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We also offer the following excursions in Budapest

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Christmas Markets Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk
Easy2 hours 30 minutes
Budapest Private Market and Food Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes

2 Nights in Vienna

2 Nights in Vienna

3 days in Vienna

2 Nights in Vienna

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Vienna

A driver will greet you at the Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station and take you to your accommodation.

Expulsion, Responsibility and Revival

Suggestion to explore on your own

Jewish history in Vienna goes back some 800 tumultuous years. In World War II, almost the entire Jewish populace was deported and killed in the Holocaust. The Jewish Museum of Vienna offers the most comprehensive examination of Vienna’s Jewish heritage and there are several other sites of interest. Must-sees include the Judenplatz Museum, built upon the excavations of a medieval synagogue and the present-day main synagogue in Seitenstettengasse. Leopoldstadt continues to be the center of Jewish life in Vienna. Ending your discovery dedicated to local Jewish history with some time spent in the Prater would be a salute to a Hungarian-Austrian Jewish family who used to operate the giant Ferris Wheel at the main entrance of the amusement park.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Vienna

Vienna Group Walking Tour

Classic and Hidden Gems of Vienna

Included in your vacation package price.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known for its rich history, from the classical music era to the Habsburg reign. Recently voted one of the most livable cities, Vienna is a city where you take your time and enjoy the breathtaking 18th-19th century architecture. Great for first-timers, our walking tour will take you through the pedestrian-friendly streets and parks of the old town. Leave the tourist path and join us for the perfect introduction to Vienna by our licensed tour guides.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Jewish Life in Vienna Private Tour

Jewish Life in Vienna Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

A thousands words wouldn't be enough to tell tragical fate of Jewish communities in Europe in the 20th century, but there are three which describe life and history of Jews in Vienna very well: expulsion, responsibility, and revival. Join our Jewish Life in Vienna private walking tour and get to know more about the history of Austria's Jews starting in the 13th century, their heyday in the 19th century when the Austro-Hungarian monarchy granted Jews equal rights, the cruelty of the Holocaust in Austria, and the recent revival of the Viennese Jewish community, which is flourishing once more.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Prague by Train

The magical capital of the Czech Republic will be your final destination today. The train journey through the Austrian and Czech countryside takes a little under 5 hours. There are several departure throughout the day, and we'll book tickets with seat reservations based on your preferred departure time. We'll also arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to the train station. We can also arrange first class tickets for an additional fee though in our experience there is little difference, other than proximity to the dining car if available, between the two types of carriage. If you'd like a bit more comfortable and flexibility, we suggest a private transfer which can be arranged for an additional fee. This will save a bit of travel time and offers door-to-door service. You would also have the option of stopping to visit the famous Austrian wine region of the Wachau Valley.

You can upgrade your transfer

Private Transfer to Prague with a Stop in Wachau

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We also offer the following excursions in Vienna

Art Nouveau in Vienna Private Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Easy5 hours
Dinner and Concert in the Schönbrunn Palace
Easy3 hours 30 minutes
Driving and Walking Private Combo Tour
Light5 hours

3 Nights in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

4 days in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Prague

When you arrive at Prague's train station, we will have a driver there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Get Lost on Medieval Streets

Suggestion to explore on your own

On your first night in Prague we recommend strolling around the center's side streets. It's easy to get lost here, but the river and signage make it easy to find your way home. Prague's city center side streets. With so many buildings lit up, we think this romantic walk will help you fall in love with Prague right away. There are many rooftops bars open in the summer, for which your local JayWay contact will provide some recommendations. If you don't feel like having a drink, climb up one of the lookout towers open after sunset, especially the Old Town Bridge Tower and Powder Tower.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Prague

Prague Private Walking Tour

Get to Know Prague on a City Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will be exploring the hidden streets and main sites of Prague's historical center. Your local tour guide will walk you through the medieval Royal Route while showing you the Old Town Square with Astronomical Clock, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and Lesser Town. You will learn a lot about past and present life and also get tips on further activities and places worth visiting. This walking tour is the best way to fall in love with Prague.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Strahov Library and New World Private Tour

Experience the Life Monastic

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

One of the most breathtaking interiors in the city is to be found at the Strahov Monastery. The halls of the library here have featured in several Hollywood films. After feasting your eyes you'll have the chance to feast on some Czech classics and brewed on-site beer at the monastery brewery, then head to New World, a charming, quiet part of Prague Castle.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Your Second Full Day in Prague

Jewish Prague Private Walking Tour

Jewish Heritage in Czech Lands

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll explore Prague's Jewish heritage on a walking tour with a private guide. During the tour you'll wander the streets of Prague's former Jewish ghetto, now the upmarket Josefov area, visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, hear of the prominent members of Prague's Jewish community who shaped it over the centuries, and see several synagogues that are all unique in their histories, legends, and design.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Terezin Group Tour

Terezin Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This visit is essential to understand the complicated history that unfolded here in 1941, when the region’s Jewish communities were deported through Terezin to death camps. Terezin was completely different psychologically and physically from any of the 632 other camps. You will visit the Gestapo prison, the Terezin Museum, the Crematorium, the hidden synagogue (only recently uncovered), and the newly opened exhibition at Magdeburg Barracks.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Dresden by Private Transfer

Your private driver will pick you up at your Prague accommodations based on your chosen departure time and take you straight to your accommodations in the Saxon capital. For an extra fee, we can add stops at Melnik for a wine tasting, Terezin for a group or private tour, or at the Saxon Switzerland National Park.

We also offer the following excursions in Prague

A La Carte Dinner Cruise
Light3 hours
Beer Spa Private Experience
Light1 hour
Beer and Czech Tapas Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
Light4 hours

1 Night in Dresden

1 Night in Dresden

2 days in Dresden

1 Night in Dresden

Dresden has had one of the most volatile histories of any city in Europe, being almost totally reduced to rubble in World War II. The city today is a unique combination of remembered and honored history and a vibrant, entertaining present. There are several historical buildings throughout the city that attest to the destruction here, but Dresden has rejuvenated itself since World War II, and today is one of Germany’s most tourist-friendly cities, with an enchanting energy and entertainment all year round. Famous for its Christmas markets, Dresden also has plenty to offer in the warmer months, from museums and memorials, to intriguing new architecture, pleasant parks, and nearby destinations for day trips. History comes alive everywhere you look in Dresden, and we highly recommend taking a closer look at the city’s museums and the traces of the past in the architecture. The city also has a rich cultural program, with numerous galleries and concert taking place quite regularly. You can certainly sample hearty German cuisine here, as well as more modern Continental flavours. You’ll love exploring this lovely city and the surrounding region.

Dresden has had one of the most volatile histories of any city in Europe, being almost totally reduced to rubble in World War II. The city today is a unique combination of remembered and honored history and a vibrant, entertaining present. There are several historical buildings throughout the city that attest to the destruction here, but Dresden has rejuvenated itself since World War II, and today is one of Germany’s most tourist-friendly cities, with an enchanting energy and entertainment all year round. Famous for its Christmas markets, Dresden also has plenty to offer in the warmer months, from museums and memorials, to intriguing new architecture, pleasant parks, and nearby destinations for day trips. History comes alive everywhere you look in Dresden, and we highly recommend taking a closer look at the city’s museums and the traces of the past in the architecture. The city also has a rich cultural program, with numerous galleries and concert taking place quite regularly. You can certainly sample hearty German cuisine here, as well as more modern Continental flavours. You’ll love exploring this lovely city and the surrounding region.

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Dresden

Welcome to Dresden! Your private driver will bring you directly to your accommodation in the center of Dresden.

Private Dresden Jewish Tour

Jewish Dresden

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll be taking our private tour of Dresden's Jewish Heritage. Your guide will pick you up at your accommodations at the time of your choosing. Stops on this exciting tour include the New Synagogue, Abraham Geiger College, and more.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Berlin by Train

The capricious capital of Berlin is your next destination. The train ride from Dresden varies between 2 and 3 hours, but there are numerous trains each day. Your hotel reception will be able to arrange a taxi for you to Dresden Hauptbahnhof much more economically and reliably than a transfer service, so we haven’t included that in your package but can do should you wish. Once on the train all you need to do is unwind and watch the German countryside speeding by. Your package includes second class tickets with seat reservations, upgrades to first are available but are much more expensive.

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By Private Transfer

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We also offer the following excursions in Dresden

Dresden Group Walking Tour
Moderate2 hours
Dresden Private Walking Tour
Moderate2 hours
New Town Private Walking Tour
Moderate2 hours
Private Day Trip to Saxon Switzerland by Train
Strenuous8 hours

3 Nights in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

4 days in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is a place that is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always emerged intact. The largest city in Germany and the capital of the country, this is a sprawling city that fortunately has excellent public transportation, both above and below ground. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty lively bars. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, and each of them has a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is a place that is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always emerged intact. The largest city in Germany and the capital of the country, this is a sprawling city that fortunately has excellent public transportation, both above and below ground. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty lively bars. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, and each of them has a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Berlin

When you arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof you will easily find the station’s taxi rank signposted. We haven’t included a transfer here because in our experience meet & greet transfer services in Berlin are overpriced, unreliable and the driver can be hard to locate in the vast station. Berlin’s taxis are honest, reasonably priced and you’ll have no problem finding one at the station’s taxi rank, so you’ll save both time and money by taking one to your centrally located accommodation.

Berlin Private Walking Tour

Get Your Bearings with a Walking Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Berlin is stuffed with things to see for anyone, so we recommend getting your bearings with a three-hour walking tour. There are many themes available, catering to a variety of interests. If you ask us, the regular private walking tour with the highlights of Berlin is always the best to start with. You’ll see the city’s most important sights in the city, from the Berlin Wall to places connected with World War II and Nazism, including the place where Hitler met his end. You’ll delve into Berlin’s history as you take in some of its most beloved historical and cultural sites. 


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Berlin

Jewish Berlin Group Walking Tour

Berlin's Jewish Heritage

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll explore Berlin's rich Jewish heritage which has included important figures such as Einstein and Mendelssohn. Since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has become once more home to one of Europe's largest Jewish populations. You’ll walk through the courtyards where working-class Jewish immigrants dreamed of a better world. See the the magnificent New Synagogue and hear the amazing story of this building, which reflects the fate of Berlin's Jews before, during and after Nazi persecution.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Berlin's Role in WWII

Suggestion to explore on your own

We all know what an important role Berlin had played during WWII. If you walk on the streets of this well-known capital, you can still find shell holes and shrapnel scars from the war's last major battle in Europe. The city has become a center of memorializing WWII, especially at the memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust, or the Reichstag building. We recommend visiting the small museum beneath the Jewish Holocaust memorial, reserving a free ticket to climb the glass dome atop the Reichstag. If you have a bit more time, visit the German History Museum, or the Topography of Terror. Located next to one of the longest remaining segments of the Berlin Wall, by Checkpoint Charlie, the latter is a free museum and archive devoted to understanding Nazism and its victims. The Topography of Terror is located on the grounds of the SS' main security office, the headquarters of the Gestapo, and other infamous organizations, such as the Einsatzgruppen death squads. This sobering museum is especially effective in showing the rise of Nazism, and its very earliest days in power.

Day 12

Day 12 - Your Second Full Day in Berlin

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Group Tour

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Visiting the Sachsenhausen concentration camp will certainly be one of the most emotionally resonant things you do in Berlin. On this six-hour tour, qualified guides will uncover the realities of life and death in the camp. People here fell victim to starvation, disease, forced labor and systematic extermination. You'll visit the punishment cells, the execution grounds and the crematorium, the Pathology Laboratory, the Hospital and more. Learn stories of valor amid the horror, such as the British Royal Marine Commandos forced to test German army equipment, and hear about the fate of notable prisoners such as Stalin’s son, and the use of death marches to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Departure Day

A driver will pick you up at your Berlin accommodation and drop you off at Tegel Airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Berlin

Beer and Brewing Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Berlin City Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Berlin Food Crawl Private Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Berlin Highlights Bike Tour
Moderate3 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Budapest

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Budapest Airport Transfer
Evening Sightseeing Cruise
Pest Private Walking Tour
Jewish District Private Tour with Food Tasting Experience
Budapest Train Station Transfer
Budapest - Vienna Train Tickets

Vienna

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna Group Walking Tour
Jewish Life in Vienna Private Tour
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna - Prague Train

Prague

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague Private Walking Tour
Jewish Prague Private Walking Tour
Terezin Group Tour
Prague - Dresden Private Transfer

Dresden

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Private Dresden Jewish Tour
Dresden - Berlin Train Tickets
Berlin Train Station Transfer

Berlin

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Jewish Berlin Group Walking Tour
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Group Tour
Berlin Airport Transfer TXL
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website

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A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Esther & Michael

Esther & Michael

California

JayWay Travel is by far the best travel service I have ever had the pleasure to work with. From the initial New York contact who listened to my needs, to the European contact, who made sure that all of those needs were supplied in a most efficient manner, our experience traveling with JayWay Travel, is one we will surely return to again.

JayWay Travel is by far the best travel service I have ever had the pleasure to work with. From the initial New York contact who listened to my needs, to the European contact, who made sure that all of those needs were supplied in a most efficient manner, our experience traveling with JayWay Travel, is one we will surely return to again.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Tami & Joseph

Tami & Joseph

Wisconsin

I highly recommend using JayWay Travel! It made our customized trip planning extremely easy!

I highly recommend using JayWay Travel! It made our customized trip planning extremely easy!

Year : 2019
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Berlin, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Berlin, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Patrick, Lynette, Molly & Helen

Patrick, Lynette, Molly & Helen

Ontario

JayWay Travel is well organized, their staff are very helpful, and their guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.

JayWay Travel is well organized, their staff are very helpful, and their guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5

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