Our Itinerary

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Our Itinerary as of May 22 (details may change)

Wednesday, June 11
2:30 p.m. meet at the Lufthansa counter at the LAX International Terminal (Tom Bradley)
Our flights:
(1) Lufthansa #453 LAX-Munich  Departure 5:20 p.m., arriving next day 1:40 p.m.
(2) Lufthansa #1614 Munich-Warsaw  2:40 p.m., arriving 4:10 p.m.

Thursday, June 12
Transfer by Taxi to Hostel Helvetia, 7, Sewerynów Street, 00-924 Warsaw
phone/fax: (+48) 22 - 826 71 08    mobile phone (+48) 609 020 145
Evening activity: Walk to Old Town for food
10 p.m. Opening game of World Cup Brazil v. Croatia

Friday June 13
Morning: Breakfast at hostel
9 a.m.  Use public transport to Okopowa Cemetery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okopowa_Street_Jewish_Cemetery
Walk past the non-existent Great Synagogue (Blue Skyscraper) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Synagogue
11:30 a.m. Visit the Jewish Institute - the Ringelblum Archive, ul. Tlomackie 3/5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Historical_Institute

Lunch Break in the area

Afternoon: Ghetto Walk, Ghetto Monument, see Jewish Museum from outside http://www.jewishmuseum.org.pl/en
Back to old town by tram or bus.

Saturday, June 14
Breakfast at hostel
9 a.m.  Take bus or tram to Uprising Museum (open at 10am) http://www.1944.pl/en/
12 noon meet to use public transport to Al. Jeruzalemskie

Lunch Break

Bike ride in Warsaw Lazienki park and riverfront
5 p.m. Break for group dinner
8.30 p.m. Walk to Palace of Culture, elevator to viewing platform http://www.pkin.pl/en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Culture_and_Science

Rest of evening free
Soccer World Cup: Midnight, England v. Italy

Sunday June 15
Breakfast at hostel
9:00 a.m. Visit of Mass in Holy Cross church (radio broadcast in all of Poland)
Visit to National Museum   http://www.mnw.art.pl/en/
Lunch break

Tram to SWPS University, meet students

Group dinner in Old Town Warsaw

Monday June 16
Breakfast at hostel.  Depart hostel.
9 a.m.  Bus to Treblinka (approx. 1.5 hours)
Visit to Treblinka site and walk to memorial http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treblinka_extermination_camp

Lunch en route (maybe in Ostroleka, historic site)

Check-in at Hostel Folwark Łękuk, Łękuk Mały 8, 11-510 Wydminy
Mobile phone (+48) 600 931 848   or   mobile phone (+48) 604 522 695
Hotel website http://en.lekuk.pl/

Group dinner
World Cup 6 p.m. Germany v. Portugal, Midnight: Ghana v. USA

Tuesday June 17
Breakfast at hostel.
Drive by bus (1 hour) to Visit of Wolf’s Lair near Ketrzyn (Rastenburg) http://wolfsschanze.pl/index.php/en/wolf-s-lair

Lunch en route or in Ketrzyn, where we visit the old Synagogue, ul. Daszyńskiego 8.

Mauerwald museum  www.mauerwald.com and Mamerki www.mamerki.com

Evening picnic at lake (potluck)

World Cup 9 p.m. Brazil v. Mexico

Wednesday June 18
Breakfast  at hostel.  Depart hostel. 
Bus to Olsztyn, see Copernicus museum in castle http://www.szlak.zamkigotyckie.org.pl/olsztyn-ang.htm

Lunch in Olsztyn

Bus to Gizycko, check in to Hotel Masovia, Gizycko.  ul. Dąbrowskiego 8, 11-500 Giżycko
Phone (+48) 87 737 13 22    Fax (+48) 87 737 15 59

Evening free

Thursday June 19 Corpus Christi holiday
Breakfast  at hostel.
Bus (45 min.) to Swieta Lipka/Heiligelinde Baroque Church and pilgrimage site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Święta_Lipka


Bus back to Gizycko, afternoon visit to Boyen Prussian fortress in Gizycko. http://www.boyen.gizycko.pl/en/main_en.html

Evening free

Friday June 20
Breakfast  at hostel.  Depart hostel.
9 a.m.  Bus to Suwalki (approx. 1.5 hours).  Stop for view of Suwalki Jewish cemetery, Zarzecze Street http://www.kirkuty.xip.pl/suwalkiang.htm 
Bus to Kalvarija, Lithuania (40 min.) to see old synagogues and Jewish school. 
Bus to Marijampole (20 min). 

Exchange currency, break for lunch.

Bus to Kaunas (approx. 1 hour).  Check in at City-Hostel, Kęstučio gatvė 91, Kaunas 44299, Lithuania
Phone (+370) 607 68585
Walk around old town

Group dinner at http://www.medziotojai.lt

Saturday, June 21
Breakfast  at hostel.
9:30 am Bus to Ninth Fort (15 min), Devintojo Forto Statula, Žemaičių Plentas 73  www.muziejai.lt/kaunas/forto_muziejus.en.htm
Bus (20min.) to visit Sugihara Museum, Vaižganto 30 http://www.sugiharahouse.lt/index_en.html

Bus back to Old Town or Laisves Avenue for lunch break

Afternoon or Evening: meet members of the Kaunas Jewish community and college students
Possible other activities:
Devil’s Museum: Velnių Muziejus, V. Putvinskio 64 (open till 5pm) www.muziejai.lt/Kaunas/Velniu_muziejus.en.htm
Old Town Kaunas tour to see churches: Sts. Peter & Paul's Cathedral-Basilica [Šventų Apaštalų Petro ir Povilo Arkikatedra Bazilika]; Vytautas the Great Church of the Accession of The Holy Virgin Mary [Švč. Mergelės Marijos Ėmimo į Dangų (Vytauto Didžiojo) Bažnyčia] Aleksoto 3

Evening free (or visit with Kaunas Jewish community members and college students)
9 p.m. Germany v. Ghana

Sunday June 22
Breakfast at hostel.  Depart hostel.
Bus to Trakai (approx. 1 hour) to see Castle http://www.trakaimuziejus.lt/#/lan=en
Lunch break, perhaps at Senoji Kibinine restaurant (TBD)

Bus (approx. 20 min.) to Ponary Forest Memorial, Agrastu st. 17.   Paneriai Memorial Museum   http://www.inyourpocket.com/lithuania/vilnius/sightseeing/Museums/Paneriai-Memorial-Museum_13041v

Bus to Vilnius (30 min.), check in at DoReMi Hostel Vilnius, Auku str. 3, Lithuania |
Phone (+370) 609 27 464
Hotel website www.doremihostel.com/
Walk around old town, Cathedral-Basilica of St. Stanislaus & St. Ladislaus [Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo Arkikatedra Bazilika]

Group dinner

Walk to Uzhupis district   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Užupis
World Cup Midnight: USA v. Portugal

Monday, June 23
Breakfast at hostel. 
Tour of Jewish heritage sites in Vilnius: State Jewish Museum, Holocaust Museum, sites connected to the Vilna Gaon, Naugarduko 10/2 http://www.jmuseum.lt/index.aspx?Lang=EN

Lunch in Vilnius City Center

Afternoon: Meet members of the Vilnius Jewish community and college students
Possible: Walk around old town Vilnius and see Church of St. Anne, University (bookshop), View of Vilnius from Gediminas Tower

Evening: Summer Solstice Festivities (Jonines, St. John’s Day) http://thelithuanians.com/bookthelithuanians/node20.html

SU JONINĖM! ("Happy Midsummer" in Lithuanian)

Tuesday June 24
Lithuanian National Holiday

10 am Bus drive to Grutas Sculpture Park (1.5 hrs south of Vilnius) Grūto k., Druskininkų r. 66441, Lithuania +370 313 55511

Lunch, return to Vilnius

Afternoon free

Wednesday June 25
Breakfast at hostel.
KGB Museum, Aukų gatvė 2, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania +370 5 249 6264 http://www.genocid.lt/muziejus/en/


Afternoon Contemporary Arts Center (free!) OR free.
Last night group dinner at Forto Dvaras, Pilies str. 16

Thursday June 26
Early morning, wake-up at 4 a.m.  Bus to airport (approx. 6 miles).
Our flights
(1) Lufthansa #889  Depart 6:20 a.m. arrive in Frankfurt 7:35 a.m.
(2) Lufthansa #456   Depart Frankfurt 10:05 a.m., arrive in Los Angeles 12:40 p.m.

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