Country Day School 


Germany & Poland 

October 10-18, 2020


Passport & Visa 


U.S. Citizens

Passports need to be valid for 6 months after the final day of the program.  Please check the visiting countries for visa requirements.  There are no visas needed for Europe.  If a traveler is unable to obtain these travel documents, our standard cancellation policy will apply.

All children under the age of 18 unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian traveling abroad must have a notarized letter of permission with a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature.

To apply or renew your passports please click here

Non U.S. Citizens

Please contact your country's embassy to  find out visa and vaccination requirements for the countries you are visiting.

You can contact us for further information

Terms and Conditions


A La Carte Travel Booking Conditions

These Booking Conditions are valid for all A La Carte Travel departing after October 1, 2015, and are subject to change with or without notice. The most current Booking Conditions at the time of your departure will apply.


All Enrollment Forms must be received at A La Carte Travel 120 days prior to departure. Travelers should provide complete first, middle and last names and dates of birth as they appear (or will appear) on their passports.

Any corrections to match passport names made after 120 days prior to departure require that we change the flight reservation, resulting in a minimum fee of $200 per airline up to the cost of a new published fare ticket. This may also result in a different flight itinerary from the group. Travelers who have not yet applied for a passport should provide their full name and date of birth as they appear on their birth certificate.


 A La Carte Travel handles final rooming assignments for all travelers. Please ensure that all rooming requests are submitted by 110 days prior to departure.

Students will room in double, triples, or quads with others of the same gender from the entire tour group.

Adults are placed in twin accommodations (a hotel room with two beds) with another adult of the same gender from the entire tour group unless the name of a roommate has been provided.

Adults can request double-bed accommodations (a room with one bed for two people)  or a single room for an additional fee per hotel.   Single rooms are not available on overnight trains.

Lost belongings

A La Carte Travel is not responsible for loss of passports, airline tickets or other documents, or for loss of or damage to luggage or any other passenger belongings. In the case of a lost paper airline ticket, the traveler is solely responsible for meeting the airline’s requirements (both logistical and financial) for ticket replacement.

Food Allergies

 A La Carte Travel recognizes that some travelers may have severe food allergies. We will do our best to ensure that our suppliers are informed of the situation but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated. Travelers are responsible for making their own arrangements for all in-flight meals.

Deposit and Payments

A deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration to hold the space for the passengers.  The remainder of the balance is divided into equal monthly payments with the final payment due no later than 60 days prior to departure.


Excess baggage is subject to extra fees.

Passengers are advised to find out about the fees on the airline’s website.


120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price


45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued


Travel Insurance

A La Carte Travel automatically insures all the passengers in the Travelex Standard Choice plan.

The Standard Travel Protection Plan covers the following:


  • Emergency Medical and Dental Expenses up to $15,000

  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Expenses of up to $50,000

  • Trip Delay Expenses of up to $1000

  • Lost or Delayed Baggage Expenses of up to $250

  • 24/7 travel assistance and concierge services

A  La  Carte Travel is now offering our groups a more comprehensive Travel Insurance as part of the Travel package and as part of an effort to ease the travelers’ concerns with the events around the world.

The travel protection plan we recommend, Travelex 360° Student Group Choice, includes coverage for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Trip Delay, Emergency Medical Expense and Evacuation, Baggage Loss or Delay and more. 

 In addition to all of the above benefits, the Choice Plan upgrade will cover the following:

  • Trip Cancellation/interruption benefits include:  Sickness, injury, or death

  •  Pre-existing exclusion waiver through final payment

  • Common carrier cancellations/delays

  • Terrorist acts** (Occurring within 30 days of the scheduled departure date for the covered trip in your departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination)

  • Trip delay benefits – 5 hours or more

  • Baggage Delay benefits – 12 hours or more

  • Cancel for any reason coverage upgrade


The  Cancel for Any Reason benefit, which allows you to cancel your trip for any reason, within 2 days of your Scheduled Departure Date, and receive up to 75% of the Insured Trip Cost. To be eligible for this benefit, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit and full trip cost must be insured. Contact us to find out the costs associated for these upgrades.

For more information please contact one of our travel consultants at:  703-281-1225 or Email Us


Standard of Conduct


Proper behavior is expected at all times. Remember, you are representing your country. Show respect for language and customs different than your own.


Grounds for Dismissal

  1. Possession, consumption, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs

  2. Poor attitude or behavior and consistently acting independently of the chaperones' admonishment and warnings

  3. Leaving the group on excursions, or leaving the hotels without the permission of chaperones and after the designated curfew

  4. Getting a piercing or tattoo

  5. Stealing or defacing any personal property, building or material

  6. Possession or using weapons such as firearms, knives, explosives, etc

  7. Breaking group rules

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Saturday, October 10th, 2020- Depart

Take an overnight flight to Berlin


Day 2: Sunday, October 11th, 2020- Berlin

Arrive in Berlin and meet your English-speaking tour escort. Take a private coach bus to your centrally located hotel in Berlin and check-in to your hotel. Afterwards, start exploring Berlin on foot and by metro. Tour the city with your tour escort: visit the MaeurMuseum that commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there. Then, visit the Reichstag building and have a guided tour of the historical structure that housed the German parliament until the early 20th century. Ascend to the glass dome, designed to symbolize the reunification of Germany. In the evening, have dinner at a local restaurant before spending overnight in Berlin.


Day 3: Monday, October 12th, 2020- Excursion to Potsdam

Eat breakfast at your hotel before taking public transportation to Potsdam, the city on the border of Berlin. On the way, stop at the Berlin-Grunewald station which was the principal location for deporting Berlin Jews to the East during the Holocaust. Before arriving in Potsdam, stop for a guided visit of the House of the Wannsee Conference, the villa, now a memorial museum, where Nazis planned the annihilation of European Jews. When you arrive to Potsdam, enjoy a guided tour of Sanssouci Palace, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, that is now famous for its impressive architecture and vast gardens. Return to Berlin in the afternoon with public transportation and visit the Brandenburger Gate, the 18-century neoclassical monument, before having dinner at a traditional German restaurant. Spend overnight in Berlin.


Day 4: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020- Berlin- Warsaw

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then take the metro to visit the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, a memorial dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Afterwards, walk to visit Checkpoint Charlie- the crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. On the way back to the hotel, stop at KaDeWe, the large department store in Berlin to pick up souvenirs and have lunch. Return to your hotel to pick up your luggage, then take a private coach bus from the hotel to the train station. Take the train from Berlin to Warsaw, Poland. Arrive in Warsaw and meet your English-speaking tour escort. Take a private coach bus from the train station to your hotel and check-in. Afterwards, have dinner at a local restaurant and spend overnight in Warsaw.


Day 5: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020-Warsaw

Eat breakfast at your hotel, then take the metro to visit the Warsaw Rising Museum, dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and opened on its 60th year anniversary! Then, continue to the Treblinka Memorial and Museum to visit Treblinka I: the labor camp, Treblinka II: the extermination camp, and the memorial that was built to commemorate those who were killed there. Return to Warsaw's city-center in the evening for dinner at a local restaurant. Spend overnight in Warsaw.


Day 6: Thursday, October 15th, 2020- Warsaw- Krakow

After breakfast at the hotel, take the metro to visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, whose exhibit celebrates the history of the Jewish community in Poland. Then, visit the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe. Return back to your hotel to take your luggage, then take a private coach bus from Warsaw to Krakow, Poland. Arrive in Krakow and check-in at your centrally-located hotel. Have dinner at a local restaurant before spending overnight in Krakow.

Day 7: Friday, October 16th, 2020- Krakow

Eat breakfast at the hotel, then explore Krakow through a guided tour. Visit famous landmarks and sites like Wawel Hill, Wawel Cathedral, Kanonicza and Grodzka Street, St. Mary's Church, and the Jewish District of Kazimierz. In the afternoon, visit Plaszow Memorial, dedicated to those who died in the Plaszow concentration camp built by the SS. In the evening, have dinner at a local restaurant before overnight in Krakow.


Day 8: Saturday, October 17th 2020- Krakow

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then take a private coach bus from the hotel in Krakow to Auschwitz. Arrive in Auschwitz and have a guided tour of the memorial and museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Afterwards, take the private coach bus to visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, and now museum. Learn about the man who saved the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust as well as visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. In the evening, have dinner at a local restaurant then spend overnight in Krakow.


Day 9: Sunday, October 18th, 2020- Depart

After a final breakfast at the hotel, take a private coach bus to the airport for your flight home.

Image by AC Almelor
Beautiful young woman in casual wear tak
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Central part of Warsaw, capital of Polan
Beautiful Krakow market square, Poland,
Entrance gate to Auschwitz concentration
Image by Ostap Senyuk

Program Price & Payment Terms 

$3,395 is based on a minimum of 12 students





Included in this price: ​

Full Time English-Speaking Tour Escort 


  • Round-trip airfare

  • Transfers to and from hotels and airports upon arrival and departure

  • Transfers to and from hotels and train stations upon arrival and departure

  • Private coach bus transfer from Warsaw to Krakow

  • Full day private coach bus excursion to Auschwitz

  • Public transportation in Berlin (including excursion to Potsdam), Krakow & Warsaw


  • 2 nights hotel (3*) in Berlin, including breakfasts and dinners

  • 2 nights hotel (3*) in Warsaw including breakfasts and dinners

  • 3 nights hotel (3*) in Krakow, including breakfasts and dinners

Guided tours and entrances as per program 

Travel insurance, including: health, trip delay, luggage loss or delay for all participants 

2019-2020 Payment Schedule


Upon Registration: $500 Due with the online application

Monthly Payments Until: July 15, 2020


Last Payment Due: August 10, 2020

A La Carte Travel Standard Cancellation Policy

120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price

45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued