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Poland in Color

Led by Gilad Peled

October 10, 2023 - October 17, 2023
Destination Poland
Duration 8 days
Who’s Going Adults
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Trip Type Featured
Group Size Minimum 15
Price From $2,990
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Best Moments

Active
Art & Culture
Food & Wine
Heritage
Innovation
  • The story of 1,000 years of Jewish history come alive
  • The Warsaw Ghetto: its uprising and legacy
  • Mourn the destruction of Jewish life
  • Warsaw Zoo, the inspiration for The Zoo Keeper's Wife
  • Traditional Klezmer music 
  • Experience authentic Polish cuisine 
  • Shabbat with the Krakow JCC
  • What's it like to live as a Jew today in Poland? 



Program Outline

01
IT’S TIME Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Depart the US for your journey to Poland.
Overnight Flight
02
WELCOME TO POLAND Wednesday, October 11, 2023
03
PATH OF MEMORIES Thursday, October 12, 2023
04
EUROPEAN JEWRY: DESTRUCTION AND REBIRTH Friday, October 13, 2023
05
FROM KRAKOW TO WARSAW Saturday, October 14, 2023
06
THE WORLD THAT WAS AND THE WORLD THAT IS Sunday, October 15, 2023
07
THE MANY LAYERS OF WARSAW Monday, October 16, 2023
08
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Expert Educator

Gilad Peled

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EXPERT TOUR EDUCATOR
Gilad Peled is committed to exploring Jewish identity and shared connections through travel in Israel and the Jewish world. He enjoys meeting new people and helping them feel part of the Jewish family. A wonderful storyteller, Gilad explains Jewish history and traditions in an engaging and enlightening way.
Born in Israel, Gilad grew up on a Kibbutz. He served for four years as a combat officer in the IDF and then as an Israeli emissary in Minsk, Belarus.
The experience of helping youth connect to their Jewish roots and identity was one step in Gilad's investigation of his own. Later, working as a tour guide in Israel inspired him to expand his knowledge, and he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and Jewish Thought from Hebrew University. Another passion of Gilad’s, the history of Jewish life in Europe, encouraged him to guide groups in Eastern Europe and to complete a master's degree in the history of Jews in Poland.
A longtime dream to combine his vast knowledge about Israel with his deep commitment to Jewish education brought Gilad to Rome, where he served as an Israeli emissary to the city’s Jewish community.
A spiritual person, Gilad loves to travel and explore. Europe, which is not only rich in Jewish history, but was home to his grandparents and many family members, holds a special place in his heart.
Gilad is married to Inbar and is a father of two.

Rates & Lodging

# of participants 15+
ADULT PRICE (SHARING DOUBLE ROOM) $2990
Single Supplement $450
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Choice Lodging
Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
Nights: 3 Room Category: Standard Room
Sofitel Warsaw Victoria Hotel, Warsaw
Nights: 3 Room Category: Classic Room

What to Expect

  • Included
  • Excluded
  • The small print
Included
  • 6 nights’ accommodations at select hotels.
  • 5.5 touring days with English-speaking local tour guides.
  • 5.5 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Da’at tour educator accompanying the group throughout.
  • Train ticket from Krakow to Warsaw, with separate luggage transfer.
  • Transfer from/to the airport.
  • Portage at the hotels.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 4 dinners.
Excluded

    • 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.
    • Water or snacks on the bus (unless indicated otherwise). 
    • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
    • Gratuities for Tour Educator (Guide) and Driver. We recommend the following guidelines for tips (amounts indicated in US dollars): Group of 10-19 participants: Da’at Tour Educator: $10 | Local Guide: $6 | Driver: $3 – per participant per day

The small print
  • Group rates: Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of
    15 full-paying participants. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum
    listed, the cost of the trip will be adjusted to reflect the additional expense of operating the
    program.


  • Currency: Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach
    transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services
    of local guides, drivers, and the tour guide/educator are included.


  • Payment policy: Da'at Educational Expeditions reserves the right to adjust its terms of
    payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits. Notification of any changes will
    be made explicitly to the participants where relevant.
    • Initial deposit of $500 per person, non-refundable, non-transferable is due at the time of reservation unless another amount is indicated.
    • Final payment is due 90 days before the scheduled trip begins, or as specified in
      your invoice.


  • 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 made:
    • 90 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit.
    • 89 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost.
    • 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full
      trip cost.

  • Cancelation fees may also included:
    • Hotel or supplier cancelation fees.
    • For trips in Israel only: The cost of the PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PROTECTION PROGRAM (POM), if this was purchased.
    • Group airfare penalty fee.


    • Travel insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance.
      Please discuss land, air and health insurance options with your insurance provider or contact
      Travel Insured at 1-800-344-6226, ext. 257. Some insurance programs provide more
      comprehensive coverage when the policy is purchased in close proximity to the initial trip
      deposit. We, therefore, recommend that you secure insurance within 14 days of your initial
      deposit payment date.


    • Choice lodging:
      • Room categories are based on standard Run of House unless otherwise noted.
      • Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort.
      • We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. No refunds will be issued for the differences between hotel prices.
      • The standard hotel room in Israel is generally smaller than in the US, comfortably accommodating two people in either one queen-size bed or two single beds. Some hotels offer triple rooms consisting of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for the third person.
      • Special requests such as room selections, bed types, and smoking preferences are subject to availability and are strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.
      • All hotel rates are non-negotiable and are based on the agreements made between Da'at Educational Expeditions and its suppliers.
      • Hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. If you are taking a late-night flight, make sure to organize adequate arrangements for accommodation until you are ready to leave for the airport. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out time will usually be at 6:00 p.m.
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