Do you wish you could study abroad again? Did you miss your chance and are ready to travel and learn?

Join fellow Elon alumni and friends on one of Elon’s most popular student study abroad experiences – but designed for you! Accompanied by Professor Dr. Rich Landesberg, this singular 11-day small group journey (no more than 30) through Prague, Krakow and Warsaw will immerse you in the history of the Holocaust and World War II (just in time for the 80th anniversary of D-Day celebrations) plus give you the opportunity to enjoy modern day Poland and Czech Republic. And travel confidently with our student experiences company, Direct Travel, which will provide an on-site Tour Manager throughout the journey.


$4,300 double occupancy / $5,000 single occupancy

Optional add-ons available:

+ Additional hotel night before start of tour

+ Travel Insurance

*$500 deposit must be received at time of registration to secure your travel.
*Final payment is due by March 1, 2024. 

*International airfare not included.


  • Full-time tour manager and interpreter
  • 3 days in Prague
  • 3 days in Krakow
  • 4 days in Warsaw
  • Private ground transportation between cities
  • All site visits, tours and guides + private ground transportation for tours
  • Breakfast daily, 3 group lunches, 3 group dinners including 1 Shabbat
  • Medical and Emergency Insurance
  • A virtual learning session before departure with Dr. Landesberg


DAY 1: Prague

Prague CathedralCheck in at Hotel Rott
(If you would like to arrive a day early, you can Add-on an additional night at Hotel Rott.)

Meet Tour Manager, Flip Gostevs

Afternoon guided walking tour of Prague
Sites: Cathedral of St. Cyril and Methodius, Old Town Square, astronomical clock, Franz Kafka Square, Charles Bridge, Lesser Town area.

Group Welcome Dinner

DAY 2: Prague

Breakfast at Hotel

Private coach transfer to Terezin

TerezinGuided tour of Terezin + Ghetto Museum
Guided tour of Terezin monuments: Small Fortress, Ghetto Museum & Magdeburg Barracks, Crematorium.

Group lunch in Terezin

Dinner on own

DAY 3: Prague

PragueBreakfast at hotel

Guided walking tour of Prague synagogues
Guided walking tour of the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague including the Old-New Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Klaus Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery.

Lunch on own

Dinner on own

DAY 4: Krakow

Krakow restaurantBreakfast at hotel

Private coach to Krakow (6 hour trip)
Lunch on own en-route
Check in at Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre

Dinner on own

DAY 5: Krakow

AuschwitzBreakfast at hotel

Private coach transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Group lunch at Old Tree Villa & Restaurant in Oswiecim

Dinner on own

DAY 6: Krakow

Schindler MuseumBreakfast at hotel

Private coach to Schindler’s Factory Museum

Guided tour of Schindler’s Factory Museum

Lunch on own

Guided city tour of Jewish Heritage in Krakow
Includes “Schindler’s List” film sites, Old Jewish Ghetto and entrance to Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery.

Dinner on own

DAY 7: Warsaw

WarsawBreakfast at hotel

Check out of Hotel

Private coach to Warsaw (5 hour trip)
Lunch on own en-route 
Check in at Mercure City Centre Warsaw 

Group Shabbat dinner at Warsaw Hillel

DAY 8: Warsaw & Lublin

MajdanekBreakfast at hotel

Private coach to Majdanek State Museum

Guided tour of Majdanek State Museum

Group lunch in Lublin Old Town

Driving tour of Lublin Old Town

Dinner on own

DAY 9: Warsaw

Warsaw ghettoBreakfast at hotel

Full-day guided tour of Jewish Heritage in Warsaw
Sites: Warsaw Ghetto, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Umschlag-platz, Gate Way Monument, Nozyk Synagogue, Market Square, Monument of Warsaw’s Uprising, POLIN Museum.

Lunch on own

Dinner on own

DAY 10: Warsaw

TreblinkaBreakfast at hotel

Private coach to Treblinka

Self-guided visit of Treblinka

Lunch on own

Group dinner in Warsaw’s Old Town

Departure Day

Breakfast at Hotel

Departure times at your discretion


If you have questions about any of the sites, tours, hotels or virtual learning sessions, please contact Dr. Rich Landesberg.

If you have questions about registration or payments, please contact Kendra Haskins in the Office of Alumni Engagement.