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Majestic Central Europe:
Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Berlin
Led by Muki Jankelowitz

October 18, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Destination Central Europe
Duration 14 days
Who’s Going Adults
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Trip Type Featured
Group Size Minimum 20
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Home » Majestic Central Europe: Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Berlin

Best Moments

Active
Art & Culture
Food & Wine
Heritage
Innovation
  • Candlelit dinner cruise on the Danube
  • Budapest’s legendary thermal bathhouses
  • Absorb the music of Vienna's famous composers 
  • Belvedere Palace: world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings 
  • Prague's magical Jewish quarter: walk through Jewish history 
  • Golden Lane, home to Franz Kafka 
  • The Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Berlin's reunification 
  • Checkpoint Charlie, featured in spy movies and books 
  • What's it like to live as a Jew today in Europe? 



Program Outline

01
IT’S TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • Depart the US.
Overnight Flight
02
ISTEN HOZOTT MAGYARORSZÁGON - WELCOME TO HUNGARY Thursday, October 19, 2023
03
GET TO KNOW BUDAPEST– THEN & NOW Friday, October 20, 2023
04
HUNGARIAN DELIGHTS Saturday, October 21, 2023
05
THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE: VIENNA Sunday, October 22, 2023
06
CULTURE AND CREATIVITY Monday, October 23, 2023
07
MAGICAL CZECH CAPITAL Tuesday, October 24, 2023
08
MEET THE GOLEM - WALKING TOUR Wednesday, October 25, 2023
09
THE CITY OF 1000 SPIRES Thursday, October 26, 2023
10
EN ROUTE TO BERLIN Friday, October 27, 2023
11
RELIVE BERLIN’S PAST Saturday, October 28, 2023
12
A DEEP CONNECTION WITH GERMANY Sunday, October 29, 2023
13
THE COLORS OF CONTEMPORARY BERLIN Monday, October 30, 2023
14
HOME Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Expert Educator

Muki Jankelowitz

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EXPERT TOUR EDUCATOR
Muki was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was very involved in the local Jewish community and the Habonim-Dror youth movement. Upon arriving in Israel on Aliyah, Muki served in the IDF as a combat medic. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, which he obtained from Wits University, and an Honours Degree in Biblical Archeology, obtained from UNISA.
Muki’s 1st and only career has been Jewish Education. He was active in setting up the Kibbutz Seminar Center on Kibbutz Tuval which dealt with Galilee issues of settlement and co-existence. He was a senior teacher specializing in history and leadership at the Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad (Machon LeMadrichim) and later the educational coordinator of the program, where he emphasized that being a Jewish leader means being an educated Jew. Muki was later the Director of Educational Services of the JCC Association and following that the Senior Educator of the JDC Buncher Community Leadership Program, training Jewish community leaders in the FSU and India, focusing on strengthening Jewish Identity and developing leadership skills and attitudes.
Of all of Muki’s educational experiences and work, he views guiding as the most significant element. He has vast experience guiding groups of all kinds, including Synagogues, JCCs, Federations, Birthright, Interfaith groups, families and adults in Israel and across Jewish Europe.
Muki is most interested in the Jewish journey of the individual. Believing that working with text allows for grappling with the big questions, throughout his guiding Muki tries to include text as often as possible.
In addition to enjoying nature, reading and studying Jewish text, Muki always enjoys spending time with his wife, Mandy, and their two sons – Shaked and Niv. Muki is also actively involved in an egalitarian, non-orthodox Jewish community.

Rates & Lodging

# of participants 20+
ADULT PRICE (SHARING DOUBLE ROOM) $6490
Single Supplement $1460
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Choice Lodging
Continental Hotel, Budapest
Nights: 3 Room Category: Standard Room
SO/ Vienna Hotel, Vienna
Nights: 2 Room Category: Standard Room
Grand Mark Hotel, Prague
Nights: 3 Room Category: Standard Room
Regent Hotel, Berlin
Nights: 4 Room Category: Standard Room

What to Expect

  • Included
  • Excluded
  • The small print
Included
  • 12 nights’ accommodations (including breakfast).
  • 8.5 touring days with English-speaking local tour guides.
  • Da’at tour educator accompanying the group throughout.
  • 8.5 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Portage at the hotels.
  • Train ticket from Prague to Berlin, with accompanying transfers to and from the train stations.
  • Transfer from/to the airport.
  • Daily breakfast & 9 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.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
  • Value Added Tax is currently not applicable to tourists visiting Israel. Should the law change, you will be notified accordingly, and VAT will be added to your final invoice.
  • Gratuities: We recommend the following guidelines for tipping (amounts in US dollars):
    • Group of 20 participants or more:Da'at Expert Educator: $8 | Local Guide: $5 | Driver: $3 - per participant per day

The small print
  • Group rates: Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of
    20 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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