Jewish Rescue Route, Copenhagen with a private guide

Tour Number

Activity Level

387164


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Danish (fluent), Hebrew (basic), Norwegian (advanced), Swedish (advanced)

Combination of walking and driving, 5 hours


DRAGOR AND THE RESCUE OF THE DANISH JEWS DURING World War 2

I will tell you my personal story of the rescue of my own family and the miraculous rescue of 7, 000 Danish Jews during The Second World War.

Brave fishermen helped more than 95 % of the Jewish population in Denmark to safety in Sweden in a heroic act the world had never seen before.
Many Jews escaped from Dragor on small boats including the fishing boat Elisabeth, which brought my father and grandmother to safety in Sweden on a cold and dark night in October 1943.

Today Dragor is a charming village with old half-timbered houses, cosy cafes and restaurants. Only 8 miles from the centre of  Copenhagen, the visit to Dragor will not only evoke the past but also give you an interesting and unique look into the lives in small Danish villages.

Itinerary

- After picking you up, we will be covering the main highlights of Copenhagen as well as the main general sights.

- We will start by exploring the city by foot for the first 3 hours - including the visits to the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Center (Synagogue is closes until Sep. due to renovation)

- Then, we will be picked up by a limousine, which will take us to the fishing village of Dragør, and you will get the very personal story about the rescue of the Danish Jewish during World War 2.
- We will also have time to enjoy the pretty houses and charming scenery while drinking a nice cup of coffee at the harbour site.

- Return to Copenhagen.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Hotel, your cruise ship or the airport

End location: Centre of Copenhagen

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

This is a combined tour:
Walking and driving in a limousine

If you are more than 5 people, we can arrange for a larger vehicle for an additional price.

What’s Included

Other: A visit to the Jewish Community Center next to the Synagogue in Copenhagen
A visit to the Danish Jewish Museum (Closed on Mondays)
Seeing the highlights of Copenhagen, Jewish and general
Driving by limousine to the fishing village of Dragør

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Danish kroner - Entrance Fee to The Jewish Museum and a cup of coffee in Dragør
You can also pay by Credit Card

What’s Extra

Other: Personal Expenses

Restrictions

Guiding and riding a bike at the same time doesn't work for me....everything in its time :)

Private tour guide Charlotte

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