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Travel to Berlin/Prague/Krakow with PDK: October 4-13, 2015

PDK is teaming up with EF, an international tour group, to offer a 10-day trip to Berlin, Prague, and Krakow in fall 2015. This trip is available to:

  • PDK International members;
  • Pi Lambda Theta members; and
  • Future Educators Association adult advisors.

This trip provides an exciting blend of professional development opportunities and sightseeing, including sessions with education leaders in each city and trips to historic locales, such as the Berlin Wall, Charles Bridge, St Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, Wawel Cathedral and Auschwitz & Birkenau. Professional development credits (PDF) will be available through EF. (For a detailed itinerary, see below.)

Exertion level
To ensure that everyone enjoys the travel experience, travelers should be in good physical and mental health and able to keep up with the pace of the group. Traveling as part of a group requires flexibility and the willingness to be tolerant of occasional changes or delays that are common during any trip.

For the most satisfying experience, and in fairness to your fellow travelers, please note that the tours require that participants be able to walk without assistance (sometimes over uneven terrain), climb sets of stairs without assistance, walk and stand for up to one hour, keep pace with an active group of travelers, and be on time for all scheduled activities. Tour managers are responsible for the whole group and will not be able to assist individuals with special needs.

Estimated tour cost*

Open enrollment begins on June 2, 2015.

Price from all departure cities: $3957 plus approximately $85 customary gratuities. Gratuities will be collected in cash on the day of arrival.

Land only: $2380 plus approximately $85 customary gratuities. Gratuities will be collected in cash on the day of arrival. (For land only, please contact EF at 877-253-5360 to receive complete details, forms, and requirements.)

Additional fees apply for single room accommodations. All fees are subject to change.

Your 10-day trip will include:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations (shared rooms)
  • Airport transfers and transportation between destination cities
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner on five days
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Walking tours
  • Entrance fees to select attractions
  • Opportunities to hear from education leaders and visit local schools in Berlin and Krakow

NOTICE:  Travelers MUST register with the name that appears or will appear on their passports.  Name changes will result in a minimum $200 fee, in addition to any costs incurred by the airlines.  These costs grow significantly as the departure date draws nearer.

Information regarding passport renewals and applications can be found at www.travel.state.gov.  It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain the proper travel documents.  Neither EF nor PDK International will issue refunds if a traveler does not have a valid passport or visa (non-US citizens) for travel.

Berlin, Prague, and Krakow Itinerary

Itinerary is subject to change.

Day 1  ·  Overnight flight to Berlin

Day 2  ·  Berlin
Arrive in Berlin
Walking tour of Berlin.
Dinner as a group provided.

Day 3   ·  Berlin
Professional Development Day (arranged by PDK)
-Overview of the German Education System
-Local school visits
Dinner as a group provided.

Day 4  ·  Berlin
Guided sightseeing of Berlin. See the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. Visit the Pergamon Museum and the Topography of Terror Museum.
Travelers will make their own dinner arrangements.

Day 5  ·  Berlin | Prague
Transfer to Prague via Dresden
Arrive in Prague
Dinner as a group provided.

Day 6  ·  Prague
Guided sightseeing of Prague. See the Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, and Prague Castle. Walking tour of the Jewish Quarter.
Free Time in Pargue.
Travelers will make their own dinner arrangements.

Day 7   ·  Prague | Krakow
Transfer to Krakow via a guided sightseeing of Auschwitz & Birkenau
Arrive in Krakow
Dinner as a group provided.

Day 8  ·  Krakow
Guided sightseeing of Krakow. Visit the Wawel Cathedral and Jagiellonian University.
Travelers will make their own dinner arrangements.

Day 9  ·  Krakow
Professional Development Day (arranged by PDK)
-Overview of the Polish Education System
-Local school visits
Dinner as a group provided.

Day 10  ·  Transfer to the Airport for Your Return Flight

For more information, call 800-766-1156 or e-mail intltravel@pdkintl.org.

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