Nature Expeditions International has recently expanded the number of land based excursions and cruises that focus on Jewish heritage, history and culture. As a region, Central Europe is, of course, particularly well-suited for this theme.
In terms of cruising, we are working with our luxury cruise partner AmaWaterways to bring Jewish heritage excursions to our clients. Three “Jewish Heritage Cruises” highlight centers of centuries old traditions, modern-day museums and monuments dedicated to conserving the rich Jewish legacy of the region. Complimentary Jewish Heritage tours will include visits to synagogues, Jewish districts and landmarks. A guide will lead the tours, which are open to all. Jewish Heritage tours are offered in addition to regularly scheduled shore excursions. In Central Europe, “Jewish Heritage” tours include entrance to the second-largest synagogue in the world, the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest, along with the Jewish Museum, Temple of Heroes and cemetery at the Synagogue complex. In Bratislava, the tour includes a visit to the tomb of Rabbi Chatam Sofer. In Vienna, the tours include a visit to the Jewish Museum, Judenplatz and Old Synagogue; Sigmund Freud House (outside), Jewish Cemetery and Jewish Quarter. The house of Oscar Schindler is a highlight of the tour in Regensburg. Passengers may also visit Court Room 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, scene of the 1945-49 Nuremberg Trials.
Jewish Heritage Cruises with AMAWaterways
On the Blue Danube Discovery Jewish Heritage Cruise, discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you explore some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists, cruise to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide, made possible through the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal. Take an optional excursion to Salzburg and celebrate the heritage of Mozart, one of the world’s greatest composers. 14 days, 7 of which are on the AMAWaterways AMACerto. Contact us to request a quote. Early booking bonus: 5% early booking discount if booked by July 15, 2013 plus $100 shipboard credit. Departure on November 15, 2014. If you wish to sail on the October 25, 2013 itinerary, we are able to offer you a $100 shipboard credit – sorry, early booking discount not available on the October
On the Legendary Danube Jewish Heritage Cruise, your voyage starts with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river, cruising from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Continue to centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful river-side vistas unfolding around you. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region. Then, conclude your European river cruise vacation with two grand capitals, magnificent Vienna and historic Budapest. 12 days, with the cruise portion aboard the AMAWaterways AMALyra. Contact us to request a quote.
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. On the Romantic Danube Jewish Heritage Cruise, travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague followed by 7 nights cruising from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, visit Europe’s largest pipe organ, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest. 12 nights with the cruise portion aboard the custom-designed AMAWaterways AMADolce. Contact us to request a quote. Booking by July 15, 2013 and receive a 5% early booking plus $100 shipboard credit. Available on the April 1, 2014 departure only.
Jewish Heritage Land-based Tours
Did you know: NEI can easily incorporate Jewish heritage tours on our land tours to Argentina (Buenos Aires) South Africa (Cape Town), China (Shanghai), India (Mumbai and Kochi) and Brazil?