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11 Day Spain & Portugal Luxury Heritage Trip
- Expert guides in Sephardic and Jewish History will privately guide you.
- Beautiful charming luxury hotels in the historic center of the cities visited.
- All excursions with private chauffeurs.
- Kosher restaurants and Kosher wineries.
Experience the most relevant Jewish Heritage sites in Spain and Portugal in 10 days full of history, culture, and luxury. On this custom trip through all the most important cities, you will learn all about the history of Jewish people in Spain and Portugal and the amazing cultural heritage they have left behind.
You will visit amazing Sephardic heritage sites like Toledo, Girona, Barcelona, Porto or Córdoba and you will also visit other hidden gems like Tomar, Besalú or Castelo de Vile.
- 10x night accommodation in 4-5 star hotels
- 10x breakfast
- Private transfers in an air-conditioned car with an English-speaking driver
- Airport transfer on first and last day
- English speaking guide on excursions and all guided tours expert in Jewish History
- Entrance fees for all monuments
- Entrances to Flamenco show and Tapas Dinner (food + beverages included)
- Train tickets and domestic airfare
- Reservations for dinner and/or lunch in top local restaurants- Kosher options will be provided
- Sabbath observers are welcome and will be assisted
- City Taxes
- International airfare
- Other important Jewish sites like Ubeda or Lucena.
- A visit to Gibraltar from Sevilla.
- Additional guided visit to Alhambra including entry tickets.
- Visits to local Jewish communities.
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in the world! A private transfer service will pick you up from the airport and drive you to your luxury hotel situated in the historic center.
Your expert guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your tour of the main attractions in Barcelona: the Sagrada Familia Church, Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Passeig de Grácia, La Pedrera-Casa Milá, Casa Batlló and Park Güell.
Stroll around the alleys and backstreets of the Gothic Quarter and the Call, the medieval Barcelona Jewish Quarter. This tour also includes a visit to the recently discovered Major Synagogue and the Call Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the history of the local Jewish community in the Middle Ages.
Discover Splendid Girona And Besalú
Today you will go on a fabulous day trip after savoring a delicious breakfast in your hotel. Enjoy a leisurely trip out of the city and into the surrounding countryside around Girona and Besalú!
Meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your private transfer to Girona, a city nestled in the foothills just north of Barcelona. This trip will give you the chance to delve into one of the best preserved Jewish neighborhoods in Spain, dating from the late 9th century. It consists of a labyrinth of narrow streets and patios that have maintained their medieval atmosphere.
Afterwards, you will head to gorgeous Besalú, the treasure trove of Jewish Heritage on the Costa Brava. Besalú boasts one of the three medieval mikvehs in Europe.
Your English-speaking guide will meet you in your hotel lobby. First, you will visit the stunning Alcázar then the mythical Jewish neighborhood, today called the Barrio de Santa Cruz, and finally the Santa María de la Sede Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the third-largest cathedral in the world.
After your tour, feel free to explore more of the city, perhaps taking a walk over to Plaza de España and having lunch along the river.
Take a taxi to the famous Tablao and enjoy the best local Flamenco Show with dinner. Both food and drinks are included. This is a place where you will enjoy a truly local Flamenco show.
Delve Into The Vast History Of Córdoba
After transferring to Cordoba and checking into your hotel, your expert guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for your Private Tour of Córdoba.
First, you will head to the Córdoba Jewish Quarter. Later Judería the on you will get to visit the Synagogue, located in the heart of the Jewish District. Next, you will visit the awe-inspiring Córdoba Mosque-Cathedral.
After this, you’ll have free time to walk around town, go shopping in the wonderful pedestrian streets and to try some of the local cuisines. You may visit the Alcázar of the Catholic Kings, wander up the famous Flower Alley, and then cross the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir river.
Visit Lively Madrid
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, check out and get ready for a train ride to the great Madrid. You’ll be taking the AVE Fast Train to Madrid, so sit back and watch the Iberian Peninsula roll past the large glass windows.
Your expert guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your Private Madrid Highlights Tour. All the main sights are located in Madrid’s central neighborhoods, which were once the Jewish quarter of the city. You will visit the majestic Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the Plaza Mayor.
Finally, to end the walk, you will leave through the Puerta del Sol on Arenal Street and you will conclude your tour with a classic chocolate and churros at Chocolatería San Gines.
Travel Back To Medieval Times In Toledo
Meet your local expert in the outskirts of the imperial city for the Private Toledo Highlights Tour. Toledo is one of the oldest towns in Europe, called the City of Three Cultures, since Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived here in harmony for many years.
You will visit the most relevant sites, for example, the Synagogue of El Tránsito, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca Baths of El Ángel and the Franciscan Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
Our guide will also take you to the famous Toledo Cathedral. Walking through the narrow streets of Toledo truly feels like having stepped back into the Middle Ages.
Explore Historical Segovia
After having breakfast in your hotel, today you will travel centuries back to the ancient city of Segovia.
Enjoy a luxury transfer from your hotel to Segovia. Meet our local expert in the outskirts of the city for a Private Segovia Highlights Tour.
You’ll see the Jewish Quarter, the Roman Aqueduct, the Cathedral of Segovia, and the Alcázar.
Feel The Jewish Heritage In Lisbon
Check out from your hotel and get ready to fly to Lisbon!
On your arrival in Lisbon, you will check into your luxury hotel and you will go on our Old Lisbon Private Tour. Your guide will take you to the oldest part of Lisbon, following Lisbon’s oldest walls. You will visit the Alfama Quarter, one of the city’s oldest area where a large Jewish Community flourished in the Middle Ages.
You will visit the and Tikvá Shaareonly Synagogue of Lisbon - afterward, you will head to UNESCO-listed site Belém to see the famous the Jerónimos Monastery.
Go On A Road Trip To Porto
Get ready for a road trip on which you will visit the most important Jewish Heritage site in Portugal and end your trip in Porto! Your first stop will be Tomar, where you will visit one of the most important synagogues in Portugal.
After that, you will visit Castelo de Vide – a charming village where you will find the oldest synagogue in Portugal. Then you will continue north to Belmonte, a medieval town, home of the unique Jewish community “Marranos”.
The last stop before Porto will be Covilha – home of a famous kosher winery, and the Serra da Estrela cheese made by the local Braz factory.
Walk Around Magical Porto
Enjoy your delicious local breakfast and prepare for a day of sightseeing! On your Private Tour of Porto, you will walk through the narrow streets of Porto from the Sé where the first Synagogue was built to the Montes dos Olivais where the biggest Jewish quarter was set, exploring and finding the vestiges from the Jewish community in the city.
You will then stroll around the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods.
You will see the famous iron bridge, the Port wine cellars, and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay which guards the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks.