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 cultural heritage in ten days, this will be an active trip, requiring more than a modest level of activity including extensive walking (much of what we are doing is walking tours), including on uneven, unpaved, and rugged terrain. Participants should be active and prepared to keep pace with and positively engage within our traveling community.
How will we travel to Lithuania and Poland?
Participants will be expected to arrange their own travel. We will share more information regarding arrival dates and times as soon as possible.
Who staffs the program?
Our trip will include daily guides and many special guests and scholars. 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.
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 $4,150 for registrants by November 15, 2018, and $4,350 for registrants after November 15, 2018.
- A $1,000 deposit per person is required to process your application. Deposit is fully refundable until January 25, 2019 (Note: After January 25, 2019 deposit is non-refundable).
- A second payment of $1,500 per person is due on January 28, 2019.
- 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. Should you elect to participate in the optional tour of Minsk, you will be required to obtain a visa.
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