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Spain Jewish Heritage, 9 Day country tour

Tour Description
DAY ACTIVITY MEALS

HOTEL

1 Private airport transfer.  Jewish Intro private tour.  Sleep in Barcelona. Breakfast H10
2 Day trip to Girona and Besalu,  private Jewish tour.  Sleep in  Barcelona. Breakfast H10
3 Optional day trip to Cava wine country and Montserrat or Gaudi private tour.  Sleep in Barcelona. Breakfast H10
4 AVE train to Madrid.  Private intro tour.  Sleep in Madrid. Breakfast Las Cortes
5 Day trip to Jewish Toledo by AVE train. Private guide.  Sleep in Madrid. Breakfast Las Cortes
6 Day trip to Jewish Segovia by AVE train. Private guide.  Sleep in Madrid. Breakfast Las Cortes
7 AVE train to Cordoba. Private Jewish Tour.  Sleep in Cordoba. Breakfast Eurostars
8 Day trip to Lucena, the pearl of Sepharad.  Sleep in Cordoba. Breakfast Eurostars
9 Check out. Private transfer to the airport.  Depart. Breakfast

* These are examples of the style of hotels we use. Depending on availability at the time of your booking, we reserve the right to provide comparable hotels.

Spain Jewish Heritage Tour Letango Tours

 

Intro

Discover one of Spain’s most prosperous populations with private expert guides on our 9 Day Spain Jewish Tour Package. Relish the magnificent glory of a Sephardic past whose influence etched a permanent mark on a diverse country. Our itinerary is designed to study the exceptional Jewish culture as it existed starting from the early centuries, one city at a time. From the influential poet Yehudah HaLevi to the magnificent writer Mehanhen ben Saruq, you’ll soak up decades of knowledge from some great Jewish leaders whose influence holds to this day. Retrace the impactful steps of the 1492 Jewish expulsion, see the footprints left behind in Toledo’s architecture, and marvel at the Hebrew scriptures integrated into the multiculturalism of Spain. Witness the relics still in existence like the ancient Jewish kitchens and the sacred Mikvah in Besalu.  We will explore the former synagogues hidden in tiny corners of the city where the Jews lived and flourished in their day.  Let these gems of history shine in your mind as you watch medieval sites come to life in cities like Cordoba, Girona, and Toledo; connect to these places where Jewish life is still growing and flourishing to this day. Close your history books - this is something you need to see to believe.

Details

Duration: 9 days, 8 nights

Cities visited-
Barcelona, 3 nights
Girona, day visit
Besalu, day visit
Madrid, 3 nights
Toledo, day visit
Segovia, day visit
Cordoba, 2 nights
Lucena, day visit

How to book

A ready-to-book trip for your private group of 4 people or more on your dates.
(for smaller parties, the tours inclusions change)

1.- You choose your travel companions
2.- You choose the start date
3.- We start the planning of your “Spain Jewish Heritage", 9 day tour

Included in our 9 day Spain Jewish Tour package:

  • 9 days/8 nights accommodations in charming, centrally-located 4 star hotels
  • All Breakfasts
  • Transportation in Spain (no city transfers except for the airport arrival and departure to Spain) This is an option if you would like to add.
  • High Speed Trains- Barcelona to Girona and back, Barcelona to Madrid, Madrid to Segovia round trip, Madrid to Toledo round trip, Madrid to Cordoba
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private Expert Jewish guides in Barcelona, Girona, Segovia, Toledo, Cordoba, Lucena  and private guide in Madrid
  • Flamenco show reservations (you pay at the door)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure, two in total (does not include multiple arrivals and groups)

    Our exclusive customer service:

    • Full planning of the entire trip. 
    • Professional colorful Itinerary on pdf and on your phone including a list of reserved services, trains and flight tickets, hotel vouchers, all contacts and descriptions, tips for a better trip and sightseeing and restaurant recommendations in each city.
    • Communication with our company via email during the process of planning the tour.
    •  24h Telephone Support of Letango Tours for any emergency or problem that may arise while in Spain

    Optional: Go straight to Toledo from Barcelona (change in Madrid) to spend one night in Toledo. On 9th day, add on a side trip to Sevilla.

    Here are some highlights for our 9 Day Spain Jewish Tour

    • Besalu well preserved mikveh
    • Girona´s fascinating Jewish Museum and quarter
    • Expert guide to walk you through Historic Jewish Past of Barcelona
    • 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct in Segovia 
    • Ancient Synagogue now Corpus Christi church
    • Introduction to stylish Madrid with its innovative tapa scene
    • Old Sephardic customs, synagogues and traditions of Toledo
    • Cordoba House of Sepharad, Jewish Quarter and famous Mosque
    • Lucena Jewish cemetery, castle and old quarter
    • Inspiring Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona 
    • Passionate Flamenco dance as you never imagined it!

      Itinerary

      Trip Summary- Please note where indicated trip changes based on size of group * 

      Day 1: Welcome. Your friendly driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Check in and get settled. Meet guide in lobby for orientation walk and intro to Jewish history, culture, people and food. Sleep in Barcelona.

      Day 2: Catch Train from Barcelona to Girona for Jewish guided visit. We will arrange transportation to Besalu to go visit the Micve. Return on train and sleep in Barcelona.

      Day 3: Free day in Barcelona to visit Gaudi Sites or spend time in Gothic quarter, Picasso Museum or consider going to Montserrat. Sleep in Barcelona.

      Day 4: AVE Fast speed train to Madrid. Arrival and check in. Meet local guide for orientation and tapa tour to learn about culinary traditions and history of Madrid. Sleep in Madrid.

      Day 5: Morning AVE Train to Toledo. Arrival, meet expert guide for a taxi panoramic and visit to the two main Synagogues along with the Jewish Qt. Return and sleep in Madrid.

      Day 6: Morning AVE train to Segovia. Arrival and meet guide for introduction to the former synagogue and Jewish Qt. in Segovia. Time for lunch and to explore on own. Return to Madrid and sleep in Madrid.

      Day 7: Morning AVE Train to Cordoba. Arrival, check in and lunch on own. Meet guide for a visit to the Synagogue, Jewish Qt. and house of Sepharad Jewish museum. Afternoon free. Sleep in Cordoba.

      Day 8: Morning pick up and day trip to visit Lucena, the pearl of Sepharad. Sleep in Cordoba.

      Day 9: Check out and private pick up for transfer to the airport or train Station. Optional- extension to visit to Seville.

      Price per Person
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      2.- Use + or - next to price to change number of people
      3.- Hit Book to add to cart.
      4.- See your total at Check out

      Group Size:
      $3,780.00

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      Carlos and Jennifer Galvin
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