Cultural Arts Trip: Eastern European Treasures | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Cultural Arts Trip: Eastern European Treasures

April 26 - May 1, 2019

Registration Closed For This Trip

Join our 4-day/5-night Optional Berlin Extension to the former Eastern European city or meet in Bucharest for a 15-day/16-night exploration of three magnificent Eastern European cities – each one a treasure!  Plus, venture out of the cities for interesting daytrips to experience yet more treasures.  Filled with myriad enriching, fun and delicious activities, Eastern European Treasures is not to be missed!



Arrive on April 21st to extend our trip with an Optional Berlin Extension to visit this exciting, dynamic city filled with museums, performing arts venues, landmark sites and more.  Details and logistics of the extension are currently being planned and will be available once confirmed.



Arrive on April 26th to begin the full group trip, which officially begins in Bucharest (Bucureşti), a dynamic city full of surprises.  Once called “the Little Paris of the East,” Romania’s capital fell into darkness under communist rule.  However, in the time since, Bucharest has come to life and is pulsating with infectious energy. Membership in the European Union has greatly stoked investor interest, and property values are skyrocketing. The Lipscani quarter – Bucharest's historic center – and other nearby neighborhoods are filled with historic sites, interesting museums, striking monuments and more.  Tucked in and amid all of this are smart shops, gourmet cafés, and trendy restaurants popping up everywhere, harbingers of a city on its way to being a modern, attractive European capital.  Plus, take a daytrip to Transylvania to visit two famous castles and two charming towns. 



One of Europe’s best-preserved cities, Prague (Praha) has a romantic, riverside location enhanced by graceful bridges, a magnificent skyline, and punctuated with medieval church spires. Its historic Old Town follows a plan laid out 1,000 years ago, with ancient squares and winding cobblestone streets. The Impressive Prague Castle looms large across the Vltava River, rising above the exquisite Charles Bridge. Add extravagant, fairy-tale architecture; memorable classical music; and, these days, good food and drink – it’s easy to see why Prague charms everyone who visits.  Our daytrip from the city explores Bohemian Crystal & Castle.



Situated on both banks of the Danube, Budapest unites the colorful hills of Buda and the wide, business-like boulevards of Pest. Though it was the site of a Roman outpost during the 1st century, the city was not officially created until 1873, when the towns of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest united. Since then, Budapest has been the cultural, political, intellectual, and commercial Heart of Hungary.  Take a daytrip from the city to Lake Balaton and two historic towns in the countryside.

For information, details and pricing on Cultural Arts Trips, please contact

James Sokol at 415-444-8017 or