The old areas of Galicia used to be a part of Austria-Hungarian Empire until 1918. The region has until now a characteristic flair and a great lot of undiscovered beauty. Until World War II it had a large proportion of Jewish population. Jewish stories and songs refer to it. There are old centres of Chasidism, synagogues, cemeteries and other sites remembering the multicultural by-gone times.
-Krakow – start of the expedition;
-Tarnow – historical town with the 4th biggest Jewish settlement in Galicia (after Krakow, Lwow and Stanislawow), the place of the gruesome Tarnow homicide in 1942;
-Dabrowa Tarnowska – a typical shtetl town and a preserved synagogue;
-Bobowa – centre of Chassidism originated by “Bobowa Rebbe”, famous synagogue;
-Lesko – the biggest Jewish cemetery.
-Accommodation in Lesko.
-Lesko – breakfast, departure;
-Blizne – a beautiful 16th century wooden church (UNESCO Heritage);
-Lancut – perhaps the most beautiful synagogue in Poland and the famous Lancut Palace – visiting the palace;
-Krakow – arrival in the evening.
The price includes limousine transport, a professional English-speaking driver/guide, arrangement of visiting the sights on the way.
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