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Museum of Jewish History - Girona
The Light of Sefarad
: Barcelona, Girona, Andalucia, Extremadura, Toledo
Discover what is beyond the world Sefarad, that’s it: Jewish Iberia. A piece of history and much more. Go beyond, open your eyes and listen… the light of Sefarad awaits you!
Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
:Barcelona, Girona, Andalucia, Extremadura, Toledo.
THE LIGHT OF SEFARAD
Spain Inspirational Journey
Since the events occurred at the end of the 15th century and the expulsion of the Jewish people from the Iberian Peninsula, Sefarad remains not only as a part of history but at the remembrance of a golden age. This tour has three goals: first, it is conceived as a Luxury journey through a land of splendor, with outstanding highlights and unforgettable visits. In another level this tour is also a way to study the reality of the Jewish presence in the Iberian Peninsula. But what most motivates Jean, our travel guru,being Jewish himself, is to go beyond all of that and ask directly the question: what was really Sefarad, the land where the Zohar flourished ?
Step-by-step this inspirational tour will invite you to open your eyes and to listen. Sefarad was a land of poets of outstanding culture, a culture which still enlightens the memory of the Jewish people. Sefarad is not only a remembrance, it is also a way to meet again.
See what our clients are saying
We've had 2 private tours during our stay in Lisbon. The Vintage hotel, a lovely 5* boutique hotel with excellent staff, was an excellent choice. One tour was of Tomar and Obidos, the other was to Sintra. Both times the guides picked us up right on time; Mercedes SUVs were new and comfortable, with free wifi and water. Both tours were packed with information, and we were able to see everything we wanted to see, at our own pace.
We are also very thankful to Carlos G for taking us to Portugal's oldest synagogue in Tomar: we didn't know about it, and it was incredible that he took us there. Details like this show that it's not just a job - the person really cares. Both guides love history and love their country, and they are able to convey it, and make the tour even more memorable. Also want to mention that our preparation for the tour was equally professional: the questions we had before making a booking decision were answered almost immediately, clear and precise.
Very thankful to Terra Traditions for contributing to our amazing Portugal experience.
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Sightseeing of Barcelona by van, stops for panoramic views
Guided walking tour Old Barcelona and Sagrada Familia
Historical route on the steps of the Jewish presence
The Jewish legacy of the Girona region
Visit of the medieval village of Besalú with a Romanesque style Mikveh
Sefardic lunch in Girona
Visit of the old Jewish quarter (The Call) and Sefardic museum
Málaga - Jaen
Visit of the Picasso Museum in Malaga
Transfer to the Parador of Jaen with stunning views over the Sierras
Ubeda: Historical route on the steps of the Jewish presence
Private visit of the old synagogue (sinagoga del agua) with live sefardic music
Lucena - Alisana Al Yahud
Lucena: Historical route on the steps of the Jewish presence
Visit of the Jewish Necropolis
Private lunch in a winery
Sefardic songs live recital
Guided walking tour Old Cordoba with Mosque and medieval synagogue
Private visit of the Sefardic museum with lecture on the Rambam
Guided walking tour of the medieval quarter of Santa Cruz
The flamenco life experience
Caceres: Returning back in time…
Guided walking tour Old Caceres and Jewish quarter
Hervás - Toledo
Hervás: A Jewish village in the Mountains
Lunch at the Parador of Plasencia
Night visit in Toledo on the steps of the Jewish presence
Historical visit of Toledo with synagogue and Sefardic Museum
Private dinner in a medieval castle (Moorish style)
Guided walking tour old Madrid
Spanish paintings collection at the Prado Museum
- Ground transportation according to the program
- Accommodation in the chosen hotels (bed & breakfast) and in Premium rooms
- Porterage of 1 luggage p person
- Guided visits and entrance to main monuments
- Tour director
- Meals according to the program
- All taxes