Jewish Traveler Resource
Sepharad: the Jewish Experience in Spain
Since the beginning of its history, the Iberian Peninsula has been invaded by a succession of peoples such as the Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, etc. The first Jews are believed to have arrived at the same time as the Romans between the 2nd century B.C and the 2nd century A.C, and gradually began to be assimilated into the society of the time. With the Moorish invasion, the Jewish culture in Spain reached its height of splendor. During this period, Jews, Arabs and Christians alike lived peacefully in principal cities such as Toledo, Segovia, Caceres, Tudela, Cordoba and Girona; many of these cities still preserve their Jewish District, Synagogues, etc . The Sephardic Museum of Toledo is located in a 12th century building and has one of the most important collections of the Jewish culture of Spain.
|Day 1. Madrid|
|Arrival in Madrid. Meet and greet at the
airport and transfer to hotel of choice.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
Optional tour: Walking Tour of Old Madrid, with stops in some of the best taverns to sample wine and "tapas".
|Day 2. Madrid-Toledo-Madrid|
Breakfast. Pick up at hotel for trip to Toledo by private car with
English-speaking guide. Visits to Cathedral, Tansito synagogues
(Sefardi Museum and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue), and the Greco
Museum. Return to Madrid after lunch. Rest of the day free.
Overnight stay in Madrid.
Full day excursion to Toledo in private car with English-speaking guide with paid entry to the principal Jewish monuments, the Cathedral and the Greco Museum.
|Day 3. Madrid-Segovia & La Granja-Madrid|
|Breakfast. Pick up
at hotel for trip to Segovia by private car with English-speaking guide.
Visit to the ancient Jewish Quarter and its synagogue, as well
as the Cathedral, the Alcazar (palace/fortress), and the
Roman Aqueduct. Return during the first hours of the afternoon to
Madrid. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Full day excursion to Segovia in private car with English-speaking guide with paid entry to the principal Jewish monuments, the Cathedral and the Alcazar.
|Day 4. Madrid-Cordoba|
transfer by private car to Atocha station to take the AVE (high velocity
train) to Cordoba. Upon arrival at the station, you will meet your guide and
with a small group visit the Mezquita and the Jewish Quarter and Synagogue.
The tour will end at your hotel. Overnight stay in Cordoba.
Optional private visit to Cordoba focusing on the Jewish history of the city with visits to the Synagogue and Jewish Quarter. Optional extension to Seville with visit to its Jewish Quarter and the Santa Cruz Quarter.
|Day 5. Cordoba-Barcelona|
|Breakfast and transfer to the Cordoba train station to take the Talgo train to Barcelona. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Barcelona.|
|Day 6. Barcelona-Girona-Barcelona|
|Day 7. Barcelona|
walking tour with a private guide through the Medieval Quarter of Barcelona
including the Picasso Museum. Afternoon and night free. Overnight stay in
Trip extensions to other cities, extra nights in Barcelona and the Costa Brava, and Fly- and-Drive Programs for the Costa Brava and Pyrenees.
|Day 8. Barcelona|
|Breakfast. You will be met at
the hotel for your departure transfer to the Barcelona airport . End of
Optional extensions to other cities, Balearic Islands, Costa Brava or Costa del Sol.
nights in Madrid, hotel of choice with daily buffet breakfast. Full-day
excursion to Toledo from Madrid, with entrance fees to monuments included.
Full-day excursion to Segovia from Madrid, with entrance fees to monuments.
AVE (Bullet-train): Madrid to Cordoba, Tourist class and non-smoking seats.
1 night in Cordoba, hotel of choice with daily buffet breakfast.Visit to
Cordoba by motor coach with entrance fees. TALGO train to Barcelona, Tourist
class and non-smoking seats. 3 nights in Barcelona, hotel of choice with
daily buffet breakfast. Half-day private Gothic Quarter Walking Tour of
Barcelona with Picasso museum. Full-day excursion to Girona to see the
Jewish District La Call. All transfers in private car with English Speaking
All transfers specified in the program.
Transfer from hotel to Cordoba train station and from Barcelona train station to hotel.
IN ADDITION, THE
INFORMATION DOSSIER INCLUDES THE SYNAGOGUE SCHEDULE,
This program is ideal for couples, families and small groups.
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