CSP - Prague Extension

Nov 19, 2024 - Nov 22, 2024

  • DESTINATION Prague
  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Extension
  • Duration 4 DAYS
  • Group Size 9+
  • Price From $2,270
Program is tentative and subject to change. Connect with our Customer Care Team by calling: (888) 230-6008 Mon.-Thur. from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

YOUR journey

J² crafts journeys of inspiration, education, and Jewish connections to Israel and worldwide. We are guided by a simple but powerful concept: No two trips are the same; each experience should be personal, meaningful, and backed by superb service. Travel is not just about the places you visit, but the connections you make along the way.

IMPORTANT Please register for the post-trip after registering for the main-trip.

  •   Art & Culture
  •   Heritage
  •   UNESCO Heritage Sites
  •   Local Specialists

Program Itinerary

DAY 1
FROM BERLIN TO PRAGUE
Tue. Nov 19, 2024
  • Say goodbye to your fellow travellers going back to the US and check out of the hotel.
  • Drive south from Berlin to Dresden.
  • Raised from the Rubble: Examine the extraordinary post-war reconstruction of Dresden. There was much to reconstruct, as from the 18th century onward, Dresden had been a European center of art and architecture. The Zwinger was a palace made to rival Louis XIV’s residence in Versailles. The Fraunerkirche church was the beloved symbol of the city. The Semper was one of the world’s great opera houses. All were leveled during the bombing of 1945, but as we’ll see, they have been exactly and beautifully rebuilt, sometimes using the rubble from the original buildings.
  • Examine the Jewish history of Dresden, which included medieval massacres, followed by flourishing in the 19th century, and devastation during the Holocaust. At the Jewish Community Center, hear how Jews, including immigrants from the FSU, are reestablishing communal life in Dresden. See the New Synagogue which, when it was established in 2001, became the first synagogue built in East Germany since the war.
  • Depart Dresden and cross the border to the Czech Republic.
  • Arrive in Prague and check into the hotel.
Overnight: Prague Meals: Breakfast.
DAY 2
THE GLORY OF PRAGUE
Wed. Nov 20, 2024
  • Explore the Old Town Square, Prague’s main marketplace since the 10th century. See its Astronomical Clock, a symbol of the city, and explore Prague’s Art Nouveau architecture.
  • Discover the sometimes glorious, sometimes tragic, past of Prague’s Jews with a walking tour to the Jewish Ghetto. Our visit will include:
    • The Maisel Synagogue.
    • The Pinkas Synagogue.
    • The Old Jewish Cemetery.
    • The Spanish Synagogue.
    • The Altneushul.
  • Free time for lunch on own. The Czechs brew better beer than virtually anywhere on the globe. Join the locals for a drop in the many beer gardens and restaurants in the area. Cheers!
  • Our walking tour will take us through the famous Charles Bridge, the Old and New Town, its architecture, history, and charm. A famous historic bridge crossing the Vltava River that was once the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. Stroll across the bridge, decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them Baroque-style, originally erected around 1700.
  • Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Prague Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3
MEMORY & CONTINUITY
Thu. Nov 21, 2024
  • Depart by bus and drive north-east of Prague.
  • Visit Lidice, the site of a notorious Nazi act of brutality against Czech non-Jews. We’ll visit the memorial to the victims.
  • Our visit to Terezin will include:
    • The Historical Exhibition which explains the history of the camp and its role in Hitler’s Final Solution.
    • Chilling propaganda movies made by the Nazis which were designed to convince the world that Terezin was a spa town and retirement center for elderly Jews rather than a death-ridden way station to the extermination camps.
    • A reconstruction of the overcrowded dormitory and other parts of the camp complex.
    • The Hidden Synagogue that an inmate, Artur Berlanger, created out of a tiny storage space.
    • A memorial service, where we’ll remember those who died here as well as the more than 80,000 Jews who were sent to be killed in Auschwitz and elsewhere in the East.
  • Lunch in Terezin.
  • Return to Prague.
  • Meet with Rabbi Maxa and discuss the new dynamics of the Jewish community in Prague.
  • Get together and share final thoughts and feelings.
  • Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Prague Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 4
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
Fri. Nov 22, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Transfer to Prague International Airport for your return flight to the US OR Extend your stay by 2 nights and spend Shabbat in Prague.
  • Recommended flight to land in LAX before Shabbat comes in:
    • 7:15 am Depart Prague of flight LOT 530 to Warsaw.
    • 8:35 am Land in Warsaw (2 hours layover)
    • 10:45 a.m. Depart Warsaw on flight LO21 to LAX
    • 2:20 p.m. Land in LAX the same day.
Meals: Breakfast

RATES & LODGING

participants
9+
Cost p/p in double room
$2,270
Cost p/p in single room
$2,870

Cost of accommodations for post-nights including breakfast and all taxes:
- Prague: The Grand Mark $350,- per night per room
*All rates are subject to availability.
Registration open

Prague: The Grand Mark

What to expect

  • 3 nights' accommodations.
  • 3 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator and a local guide, 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned minibus.
  • All departure transfers to the airport in Prague.
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch.
  • Water on the bus.
  • Porterage at the hotel.
  • All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program.
  • Credit card fees.
  • Flights from Prague.
  • Extra nights on November 22 & 23 (available for an extra cost of $350 per room per night).
  • Touring on November 22 & 23.
  • Gratuities are excluded. For groups of 9-19 participants traveling to Central Europe: We recommend the following guidelines for tipping (amounts are in US dollars): J² Expert Educator: $14 | Local Guide: $12 | Driver: $6. Amounts are per day per person.
  • COVID related expenses, including tests.
  • Evening transportation when dinner is not included.
  • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc. are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
  • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d’hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
  • Please review our terms & conditions (T&C’s) or request that we send you our full T&C’s. Until you do that, here is the small print, and other stuff you may want to know:
  • Validity | All prices quoted are based on exchange rates as of the proposal date and are subject to change without notice. Rates are per person and are based on shared twin room occupancy.
  • How to Make a Reservation | The quickest way to make a reservation is to register online or contact us by email. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required in order to complete the registration process.
  • For any assistance with this registration process or other trip-related queries, please email Customer Care: customercare@j2adventures.com.
  • Payments | The balance of your payment is due 110 days before your trip begins, or as specified in your invoice. You will receive an email reminder 2 weeks before this date. Various payment options are available as follows:
  • J² Adventures reserves the right to automatically cancel your reservation on that date and it may be subject to reconfirmation should the final payment not be received.
  • Cancelation Policy | All cancelations need to be made in writing. The cancelation fee depends on the date when we receive written notification of your request to cancel your booking. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancelation fees | Cancelations made 110 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit. Cancelations made 109 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost. Cancelations made 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full trip cost.
  • Cancelation fees may also include: Hotel or supplier cancelation fees. J² Adventures reserves the right to adjust its terms of payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits.

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