Michaela Efrati will be handling airport transfers and all group tours for our Sukkot guests.
In order to better serve you, please reserve in advance all your transfers and tours. Michaela, will be the contact person for your airport transfers and touring needs. She speaks English fluently. See below her contact information. Michaela offers all types of services including group tours (see below) private transfers and private tours anywhere you want. Private tours must be booked in advance. All payments are made directly to Michaela through PayPal or cash.
CONTACT PERSON: MICHAELA EFRATI
Karlovy Vary & Loket Castle – (Full Day)
Sunday, April 12
Karlovy Vary founded by Emperor Charles the 4th in the mid 14th century, became one the most famous European spa towns. Its hot springs were a cure to many celebrities, Czars of Russia, big Rabbis from all over Europe, intellectuals, poets, writers and politicians. Situated in the western bohemia mountains, Karlovy Vary is a stunning town with hundreds of hotels and cafes and a boardwalk for people to stroll and drink hot springs water. Great view tower can be reached with a funicular and optionally can be walked down from via forrest track. Just a few miles away lies the city of Loket (Elbogen) with its 12th century gothic Castle. The town centre is a national monument and as such, is preserved from modern development. Loket and Karlovy Vary are both the film site of 2006 James Bond Casino Royal. The castle can be visited in its interiors.
Terezinstat + Ustek + Lidice Tour– (Full Day)
Sunday, April 12 & Monday, April 13
Terezinstat was a hybrid concentration camp and ghetto established by the SS during World War II in the fortress town of Terezin. Tens of thousands of Jews were killed there. We will visit the Museum of the Ghetto, Hidden Synagogue, Magdeburg barracks and the cemetery. From Terezin, we will travel 15 minutes to Ustek, a little town with a once existing Jewish community and preserved gothic square. In Ustek, we will visit one of the nicest synagogues which was restored and turned into a museum to show the Jewish way of life. On the way back to Prague, we will stop by Lidice, a town erased from the face of earth as payback to the Czechoslovak resistance, who managed to kill in May 1942 the 3rd highest ranking Nazi at the time and the Final Solution author, Reinhard Heydrich.
Cesky Krumlov Tour – (Full Day)
Monday, April 13
A jewel of Bohemian lands, that became during the 16th century the second most important city of the country, hosting many of scientist, astronomers, artist and nobility. A breath-taking beauty of a small town and a large Castle, sitting on the curved banks of Vltava river. We will visit the local synagogue, which was restored thanks to Jewish youth movement in recent years, the courtyards of the Castle and its gorgeous gardens. We will walk the streets of Krumlov and look for hidden alchemist messages and will enjoy a true vacation feel.
The Jewish Quarter – (Half Day: 5 hours)
Tuesday, April 14
The Josefov neighborhood of Prague was a witness to rise and fall of the Prague Jewish community. Jewish presence in Prague dates back to the 10th century and was always an important part of Czech history. The former Jewish ghetto, at its peak, hosted up to 12,000 Jews and some of the greatest rabbis of diaspora history. On this tour, we will pay a visit to the Jewish Museum, a collection located inside of 5 synagogues, (the Old New, Pinkas, Maisels, Klaus and Spanish) an exhibition on Chevra Kadisha and the Old Cemetery, one of the oldest and largest Jewish burial grounds in Europe, which is the place of rest of the Maharal, KleiYakar, David Oppenheimer and others. Each building offers an exhibit on different periods, covering 11 centuries of Jewish life of the Czech lands. The Old New synagogue is one of the oldest continuously functioning synagogues in the world and offers a minyan every evening.
Prague City Tour – (Half Day: 5 hours)
Tuesday, April 14
Prague is one of the few European cities that was not destroyed during WWII, despite the Nazi occupation and that is how one can see 1,100 years of architecture in what always had been a wealthy town. This tour starts at the Prague Castle, the seat of the president of Czech republic and allows the most beautiful views of the city. We will be passing Strahov monastery, renaissance and baroque streets of Lesser town, where many famous musical composers and artists once lived, to the Charles bridge, an icon of the city to the Old Town and New Town neighborhoods.From the Astronomical clock at the Old Town square or the 1348 Charles University buildings near the Theatre of the Estates where Mozart premiered Don Giovanni to the more modern Wenceslaus square, we will walk central European history’s ups and downs.