Spend a day exploring the cultural attractions of Omaha. Learn about the customs, traditions, and history of the Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, and Ukraine.
Friday, November 8, 2019
10:15 am – 8:45 pm
Tour starts at the Ramada Plaza lobby, 3321 South 72nd Street, Omaha
$139 per person
Price includes transportation, attraction admissions, and two meals
Tour registration and full payment deadline October 7, 2019
Tour the world in one day without a passport
Highlights: Tour and kolaches at the Omaha Czech and Slovak Museum - Polish buffet luncheon at the Polish Home - Ukrainian linens and traditions presentation - Afternoon tortes and coffee at the Lithuanian Bakery - “CHOMARI” Ballet Folklorico Mexicano dance performance at the El Museo Latino - Irish dinner buffet - Irish folk singer Dave Marsh - Marty Dowd’s Irish dance performance
Spend a full day experiencing the world in Omaha! Begin the day with a visit to the Omaha Czech and Slovak Museum. Learn about Czech customs and traditions along with Omaha’s Czech history. Listen to live accordion music, taste some homemade kolaches or just shop for some beautiful Czechoslovakian glass items in their extensive gift shop. We then travel to Papillion to visit the Polish Home for a Polish luncheon buffet. You will enjoy a variety of Polish dishes including the traditional pierogis. After lunch, learn a little bit about Omaha’s Polish community and maybe participate in a little polka dancing. In the afternoon we travel to the Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church for a special presentation on Ukrainian linens and traditions. Originally, from the Ukraine, Olesia Reprichowskyj gives an engaging presentation on beautiful Ukrainian linens, history, and traditions. Olesia will also share her personal experiences as a child farm laborer for the Nazis during WWII and her escape from communism after the war. Next, we visit the Lithuanian Bakery to sample their famous Lithuanian torte cake with coffee. The Mackevicius family will give a slide presentation on Lithuanian history and their family’s journey from Lithuania to Omaha. Learn about the three day process in making each individual torte cake. Later we leave the bakery and visit the El Museo Latino in South Omaha. Enjoy a private performance of “CHOMARI” Ballet Folklorico Mexicano. Watch traditional colorfully costumed Mexican dancers from various regions of Mexico. Our final stop of the day is the country of Ireland. We return to the Ramada Plaza where we will experience an Irish dinner buffet followed by Irish entertainment. Listen to the music of Irish folksinger Dave Marsh. Dave plays up to twelve different musical instruments while talking about Ireland’s history. The students of Dowd’s Irish Dance Academy will also perform this evening. Marty Dowd, owner and instructor of the academy was the lead dancer for Riverdance for eighteen years.