Who is coming on this trip?
This trip is designed exclusively for Workmen’s Circle members. We have developed a rich and comprehensive itinerary for this trip to Lithuania and Poland. In order for us to cover so much history and culture, this will be an active trip. Walking tours at times will be fast-paced, and include uneven, unpaved, hilly, and rugged terrain.
How will we travel to Lithuania and Poland?
Participants will be expected to arrange their own travel. Once you have reserved your spot, a staff member from the Workmen’s Circle will be in touch to share more information on airfare, transportation, travel dates and times, and other logistics.
Who staffs the program?
Our trip will include daily guides and many special guests and scholars (including Professor Dovid Katz, special guest scholar in Lithuania).
Joining the tour is Workmen’s Circle Executive Director, Ann Toback. Workmen’s Circle has partnered with Taube Philanthropies, who will be providing tour guides, educators, scholars, and tours throughout the trip.
Who is our scholar-in-residence?
Meet our scholar-in-residence, Dr. Tomasz Cebulski, who will lead our 2019 Jewish Journey! Tomasz was born in Krakow and received two Master’s in International Relations and in Middle and Far East Studies, and a Ph.D. in Political Relations, all from Jagiellonian University in Krakow He is an official guide for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the city of Krakow, the Galicia region, and the Schindler’s Factory Museum. In 2016 he published his book titled “Auschwitz after Auschwitz.”
What’s the group size?
We are planning on a maximum of 40 guests, not including staff.
What is the cost of the trip?
The total program fee for A Jewish Journey to Lithuania and Poland is $4,350 (based on double occupancy)
The total program fee for single supplement travelers is $5,135.
- A $1,000 deposit per person is required to process your application (at this time, deposits are non-refundable)
- A second payment of $1,500 per person is due within 10 business days of the deposit.
- The balance is due in full on April 1, 2019
What’s included and what’s not?
Our all-inclusive approach provides the comfort of knowing your full costs upfront. The cost covers 4-star hotel accommodations (double-occupancy), ground transportation via deluxe-air conditioned coach, most meals, private tours and guides, program consultations, ticket admissions, sessions with scholars and educators, tour materials and resources. Not included: airfare, international health and travel insurance, single room supplement, personal expenses, and gratuities.
Where will I be sleeping?
We will stay in a variety of 4-star hotels, and each guest will have their own sleeping accommodations either in a double occupancy room or in a single room (with a single supplement).
Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Lithuania or Poland, but your passport will need to be valid for at least six months from your date of entry to Lithuania and Poland.
Will there be free/down time?
While the itinerary is quite intensive, we do set aside time for relaxation, shopping, and personal exploration.
Where can I get additional questions answered?
Contact Event Manager, Dave Dossick here or by calling 212-889-6800 ext. 813