Jewish Heritage-themed River Cruises

As the new Jewish year, 5777, launches, families and friends will gather to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. Jewish Rosh Hashanah Those interested in delving deeply into Central Europe’ s rich Jewish history will be pleased to know that two river cruise lines will offer Jewish Heritage specialty themed departures. (NOTE: Kosher foods are not included.)

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will offer “Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich,” a 10-day cruise-tour between Munich and Cologne. The sailing will feature onboard Signature Lectures highlighting an in-depth exploration of the fascinating history of Jewish people in Europe.

Dachau Konzentrationslager
Dachau Konzentrationslager
Tailored shoreside excursions will range from visits to the Dachau concentration camp and Courtroom 600, where the Nuremberg trials took place to the archaeological traces of the Frankfurt ghetto and the Rothschild family. Two sailings in July 2017, are designated award-winning Generations Family Programs providing wonderful opportunities for families to discover their cultural heritage.

Avalon Waterways theme cruise is on the “Blue Danube Discovery and Jewish Heritage” itinerary in August 2017. Distinguished experts will present enlightening lectures about the sites and events that played roles in Central Europe’s Jewish heritage. Budapest Holocaust ShoesIn Budapest, visit the world’s second-largest synagogue. Visit the Stadttempel in Vienna, whose extraordinary location saved it from devastation during the Kristallnacht in 1938.

Vienna Jewish Cemetary
Vienna Jewish Cemetary
Delve into the Document Neupfarrplatz museum in Regensburg with its vestiges of a medieval Jewish ghetto and ancient synagogue. In Prague, explore the city’s Jewish Museum and cemetery, then travel to Terezin, one of Czechoslovakia’s largest concentration camps. Hear chilling stories about the daily lives of the Jews imprisoned there, and visit the poignant memorial.
Prague Synagogue
Prague Synagogue

We help culturally curious travelers to plan an amazing vacation that offers enrichment and a chance to explore a special interest such as ancestral or religious heritage, photography, wellness, gardening, literature. It’s our goal to create personalized vacation experiences and lasting memories for travelers who not only want to see the world but to appreciate it with all their senses.

If you are considering a Jewish Heritage-themed river cruise, please feel free to send me an email or call me so we can discuss your vacation plans in detail.

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  • Czeching Out Prague

    The culture-packed capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a popular land add-on Danube and Elbe river cruises. Romantically titled ‘The City of a Thousand Spires’ Prague claims some of the finest churches in Europe, dotted along cobbled passageways, classical opera houses and medieval bridges – and all safeguarded by a formidable fairytale castle. Its blend of historic monuments, interactive museums, hidden gardens, exceptional restaurants, cavernous breweries, lively markets and spirited jazz clubs ensure there isn’t a dull moment in this bohemian city.

    Prague Astronomical Clock3

    Viking River Cruises offers a delightful itinerary called Elegant Elbe which includes an overnight stay in Prague with an included panoramic tour of the city, a UNESCO site and the famous Hradcany Castle. Viking descripes the journey, “Discover the natural beauty of former East Germany’s dramatic landscape on an Elbe River cruise. Tour the opulent palaces of Saxon monarchs and stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens; sail between the dramatic sandstone cliffs of Germany’s Saxon Switzerland. Marvel at the baroque splendor of Dresden and see how Meissenware porcelain is produced. Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther in historic Wittenberg and learn about the Protestant Reformation. Your journey is bookended by one night in multicultural Berlin and one night in graceful Prague. An elegant experience indeed.”

    Prague is especially proud of its favorite beverage: beer. In 1466 just off Prague’s Old Town Square, a tiny micro brewery first opened its door. On the same spot today, Ladislav Vesely continues the centuries-old tradition of making the finest Czech beer.

    During free time, explore Prague’s rich Jewish history in the former Jewish Ghetto. Follow Karine of Viking River Cruises in Prague, as she visits the oldest synagogue in Europe, where generations have worshiped since 1270.

    If you are considering an Elegant Elbe river cruise, please feel free to send me an email or call me so we can discuss your vacation plans in detail.

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  • or by phone – 800-372-1963