Exploring Berlin, Budapest, Krakow, and Warsaw

October 12-23, 2019

Tour Highlights:

  • Meet local politicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and think tank leaders
  • Explore key sites and museums of World War Two and the Cold War
  • Enjoy exclusive tours of the historical town squares and architecture
  • Taste traditional and contemporary Eastern European cuisine
  • Luxury accommodations in each city

Please join us this fall for a tour of Eastern Europe, which will include briefings and tours in Berlin, Budapest, Krakow, and Warsaw. We will participate in a Cold War tour of East Berlin, visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews, and explore Museum Island, a unique ensemble of five museums including the Pergamon Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Participants will take part in discussions with leaders at Global Public Policy Institute and Alternative for Germany.

From Berlin, we will make our way to Budapest, where we will meet with Agnes Vadai, vice president of Hungary's Democratic Coalition Party. The group will tour some of Budapest's iconic sites including Parliament, Liberty Square, and a private tour of the Neo-Renaissance Opera House.

In Krakow we will take a walking tour of the Old Town, including one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Rynek Glowny. We will also tour Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp from World War Two.

We will end our journey in Warsaw, a short train ride away from Krakow, by touring city sites of the past and present including the Royal Castle, Warsaw Rising Museum, and the Nozyk Synagogue. We will meet with Piotr Buras, head of The Guardian's Warsaw office, and Professor and Museum Director Dariusz Stola, who teaches Polish-Jewish relations and Poland's communist regime at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Tour Summary

  • 11 days, 10 nights
  • Activity Level: Moderate - You must be able to walk several city blocks a few times per day.
  • $7,480 Based on 15 passengers, double occupancy; $1,980 Single supplement (Excludes international airfare to and from Europe).
  • Final tour payment will be due on July 14, 2019.

For more information, please email travel@lawac.org.

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The World Affairs Council Travel Program offers members the chance to learn about the world's cultures and countries by experiencing them first-hand and hearing from guest lecturers familiar with the history, culture, and current conditions in the countries they visit.

We aim to make our tours both informative and enjoyable, by including special access to local experts and political leaders who give private briefings and unique behind-the-scenes insights. Having Council members travel together means that you will have the chance to meet globally-minded people from your area, who can share this experience with you during and after your travels.


Travelogue

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Journey Through the Himalayas
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