Reed Travel Features
NEW YORK -- Ten years after introducing an escorted Jewish
heritage tour to Poland, Hungary and what was then Czechoslovakia,
Isram is launching two similar programs to Russia and central
Morris Schuster, Isram's managing director, eastern Europe, said
the itineraries were created in response to requests from past tour
participants. The Jewish heritage tour has been one of Isram's most
successful ventures, Schuster said, and clients were "clamoring"
for additional Jewish-oriented itineraries.
The 10-night tour spends two nights in Helsinki, Finland,
followed by four nights in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The American
Jewish Congress is sponsoring the tour.
Highlights include the Helsinki Synagogue; the Great Choral
Synagogue and Jewish University in St. Petersburg and City Memorial
Park, the new Synagogue and Choral Synagogue in Moscow. Sightseeing
also will encompass major historical sights and museums.
Departures are scheduled from June through September. Tour
prices range from $4,664, double, to $4,864, double, and from
$5,614, single, to $5,929, single. The tour includes all air,
deluxe hotels, daily breakfasts, one lunch, seven dinners with
wine, transfers and taxes.
Isram's Central Europe Discovery spends three nights in
Amsterdam, Netherlands; two nights in Budapest, Hungary, and three
nights in Vienna, Austria.
In Amsterdam, the group will visit the Portuguese Synagogue in
the old Jewish Quarter; the Jewish Historical Museum, a complex of
Ashkenazi synagogues that is one of Europe's centers of Jewish
culture, and the Anne Frank House.
The "Weeping Willow," a Holocaust Memorial, is featured in
Budapest as well as Sabbath services at the Dohany Street Central
Synagogue followed by dinner at a kosher restaurant.
Between Budapest and Vienna, the tour will stop at the medieval
town of Sopron, whose Jewish heritage dates to the 13th century.
Sightseeing in Vienna will include the Shoenbrunn Palace, former
summer residence of the Hapsburgs; the baroque Belvedere Palace,
and the Old Jewish Quarter.
Departures are scheduled from May through September. The tour is
priced from $2,750, double, to $2,895, double, and from $3,695,
single to $3,865, single. The tour price covers air, first class
hotels, daily breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, transfers and
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