Q – We read all of your web sites with great pleasure. Now, finally, we are planning a river cruise for 2018 that will allow us to maximize our interest in visiting sites of interest to Jewish travelers. We have, for rather painful personal reasons, an interest in the historical sites of World War Two. For this trip, of about two weeks, we would really like the best available although we would not necessarily be booking the best cabin. But we are interested in what you would recommend in terms of itinerary and cruise line. Thanks so much for what you do.
A – The itinerary we would recommend is actually new in 2018 and, as these things go, rather unknown. Our highest recommendation would go to Tauck’s Royal Danube: Berlin & Kracow itinerary.
You start with three nights in Berlin followed by a seven-night Danube cruise. After visiting several towns in Germany including Nuremberg, the cruise calls in Vienna. At the end of the cruise you are transported to Krakow where guests have the opportunity to visit Auschwitz and Kazimier with their poignant memories. There are other day tours in several ports on this 14-Night journey that will include sites of Jewish interest in Bavaria and Austria.