Lithuanian Heritage Trip

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 We have returned home from our 2014 trip, and have not yet set the dates for a trip in 2015.  If you are interested in joining us in 2015, send  an email and we will let you know when we set the dates.


JEWISH HERITAGE TRIP TO LITHUANIA

We will be visiting Lithuania this summer, would you like to come with us?

We have been planning trips to Lithuanian for groups of people interested in their Jewish heritage for 20 years. In addition to visiting Vilnius and Kaunas, we will have two days for individual roots tours.

Our main purpose in planning these trips is to offer Jews an opportunity to go back to their roots, to encourage them to research their ancestors, and to enable them to see the latest efforts being made to keep Judaism alive in Lithuania. Since profit is not the main motive, all arrangements are made in a first class manner intended to make the trip enjoyable and meaningful for all.

Prior to the trip, we will inform you of the do’s and don’ts - what to wear, what to take with, what to leave home, and many other little tips that help make the trip an enjoyable one. While this is a group trip, we try as much as possible to make it a personal trip, tailored to individual needs.

Please respond to - LitvakTrip@gmail.com

Peggy Freedman
8335 Berkley Ridge
Atlanta, GA 30350 USA

Howard Margol
4430 Mt. Paran Pkwy NW,
Atlanta, GA 30327-3747 USA
Email - homargol@aol.com

 

Vilnius
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synagogue in Vilnius
Vilnius street

TOUR FEATURES

Round Trip Airfare (cost not included).
11 Day - 10 nights
Private rooms with private bath in deluxe hotels
All meals except one dinner and two lunches included
Individual “ROOTS” tours to the shtetl(s) of your choice (extra charge)
Visits to various Archives
Sight-seeing with guide/interpreters to synagogues, cemeteries, museums, ghettos and holocaust   sites
Meetings with Jewish Community leaders
Transportation in Lithuania via modern air-conditioned buses.
Group organized by Howard Margol and Peggy Freedman who have years of experience in traveling & researching in Lithuania.

DATES AND RATES

Depart – Tuesday – June 17, 2014
Return – Friday – June 27, 2014

COST -  The cost of the group land portion of the trip is $1,995 per person double occupancy.  There is a single supplement of $475.  Sometimes a pair of single people will room together to avoid the supplement, but that is an individual matter. The cost of the trip is based on $1.35 USD to equal one Euro. If the dollar is weaker than that in May, 2014 we may have to charge an
additional 5%.

This price is based on a minimum of 15 individuals in the group in order to obtain group rates. The group size will be limited 25 people. There is an additional charge for individual “ROOTS” shtetl tour. The cost of a car, driver, and guide/interpreter could be $350-$400 per day depending on distance traveled. The one night hotel cost (during your roots tour) could be $70 to $95 for each of your driver and guide. THAT IS PER CAR, NOT PER PERSON.

AIR FARE – Approximately $1,500-$2,250 round trip per person from New York or Atlanta. Departure taxes and Visa fees are extra. The travel agent we use in Atlanta can arrange flights from your city to Vilnius, Lithuania for you or you can use your local travel agent or your flyer points if you prefer.

Travel Agent – For those who may need help in arranging their airline tickets, Joanie McSwain is handling the travel arrangements for our “Litvak Trip”. She can be reached at: jmcswain@travelleaders.com, Tel: 770-431-1420, Fax: 770-431-1410. Toll free: 1-800-423-9522. $50.00 per ticket charge).

Every group member leaves from their home city and we all meet in Vilnius, Lithuania on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Reserve your space - send a $300.00 per person deposit to American Fund For Lithuanian-Latvian Jews, Inc, 4430 Mt Paran Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327-3747. (Attention: Litvak Trip 2014). Personal checks only as the Fund is not set up to accept credit cards. The trip is sponsored by the American Fund and $300 of your land cost is tax deductible for US citizens. A letter to that effect will be sent to you prior to the end of 2014 but it would be best for you to check with your tax preparer. The group will be limited to 25 people so it is advisable to send your deposit in as soon as possible.

Deposit fully refundable if canceled prior to April 1, 2014. If canceled prior to May 1, 2014, 50% of your deposit will be refunded and the balance considered as a donation to the American Fund. The balance of your payment, minus the $300 deposit, must be received no later than April 1, 2014.

With a U.S.A., Canadian, or Israeli passport a visa for Lithuania, Latvia, or Poland is not required. A visa is required for Belarus.

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