3 Chazonim & Choir Shabbos week-end Krakow POLAND 29th June to 2nd July 2012
Includes Sunday Auschwitz trip 4 full days & 3 nights
Total combined cost is approx £395 pp [not including flights] includes sharing double/twin Hotel B & B, kosher food on Shabbat only and all trips fees museum entries guide costs plus main Chazonim concert ticket on Sunday night
Staying at the Astoria Hotel in Josefa Kazimierz good modern 3 star air conditioned in Ulica Josefa No 24 see www.astoriahotel.pl.
Fly out Friday 29th June 2012 RyanAir Stanstead to Krakow 06.15 Flight No 2432 lands at 9.35 and returns on Monday 2nd July return from Krakow at 21.55pm Flight No 2437 landing at Stanstead at 23.15 all flights have to be booked by yourselves on www.ryanair.com ASAP and confirm to Marcel once you have booked your flight so hotel reservation can be made in your name.
Alternatively book flights with EasyJet or BA from Gatwick but you may have to arrive a day early to catch full programme on offer. Extra days either side of programme are also advisable to benefit from busy festival agenda.
You will be privileged to be in Krakow at the start of the 22nd annual Jewish heritage festival see Website for vast programme of events lectures and music on offer.
Friday 29th June 2012 11.00am When our group has a 2.5 hour walking tour of the Jewish quarter Kazimierz including Szeroka Square - visiting museums, 7 shuls and cemeteries. The tour incorporates the newly rebuilt Kupa, Remuh, Temple and Isaac High Popper & Temple Synagouges and is entitled in the footsteps of the Balaban which will show you ‘HOW JEWS LIVED in Krakow for over 700 years’ and why it was called the ‘Galician Jerusalem’ 8.30pm Kabbalah Shabbos at Temple shule followed by meal at the Eden Hotel.
Shabbos 30th June 9.00am Shabbos at the Temple Shule with famous Chazonim Ben Zion-Miller, Alberto Mizrachi & a thirs guest chazzan plus choir followed by 12.30pm Shabbat meal at the Eden Hotel followed by casual afternoon walk 2.30pm to see the beauty and splendour of the medieval main town Square via Wawel Castle and river.
Mincha at the Isaac shule followed by seudar shlishit at the Eden Hotel before Maariv followed by Melava Malka at the Temple Shule till late.
Sunday 1st July 2012 - 8.30am Coach leaves for Auschwitz-Birkenau which arrives approx 9.45am and will spend approximately 4.5 hours there with guide. We will conclude with Minchah & Kinnah for the victims of the Shoah and a memorial prayer for the Martyrs concluded by shofar blowing at the end of the railway track in Birkenau where the crematoriums were. Following Auschwitz-Birkenau we will visit new museum and Holocaust Centre in the nearby town of Oswiecim [see their interesting website with reconstructed Synagogue and relaxing in their conference room where we will watch a holocaust related film and discussion.
7pm Main Chazonim Concert 3 Chazons and a choir Chazonim Ben Zion-Miller Alberto Mizrachi & 3rd Chazon with choir tickets are £35 ground floor upstairs £18 – Total cost of trip £395 if ticket not required then £360 per person.
Monday 2nd July – 9.30am Walk across bridge and over Wisla river to wartime ghetto in Podgorze visiting heroes square Chemist under eagle museum and Shindlers factory.
Afternoon free to relax in Krakow or indeed visit places of interest like the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine before departing for airport at 7.45pm to catch the 9.55 flight home.
Please confirm to me once flights booked so I can reserve your hotel room – extended trip also possible...