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Sephardic Jewish Heritage Tour

6 Nights travelling through the heart of soul of Sephardic Spain
"Sefarad is not a nostalgia but rather a home;
a true place of meeting for future generations" King Juan Carlos I of Spain, 1992
Shalom

Autumn Trip 2018
23rd - 29th October
Spring Trip 2019
2nd - 8th April

Searching for the Jewish roots of Al Andalus.
The Jewish Sephardic Heritage to be found in the roots and archives of the history of Andalucia is undeniable. There is a recent resurgence in interest and investigation into the Jewish past of this fascinating period of history.

We have developed this tour carefully and sensitively as we have been piecing the puzzle together ourselves. This itinerary is based on our findings and readings. As we take in many of the highlights of this stunning region, we will be basing our tours and cultural visits on Andalucia’s intrinsic Sephardic Heritage and how Al Andalus was a meeting place and melting pot of three great cultures and religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Until their expulsion in the Edict of 1492, Sephardic Jews had been an integrated and valued part of the culture of the Three Religions. The Catholic Monarchs gave them two choices; leave or convert. Jews, rich and poor were made equal and forced to either adopt Catholic tradition or find a new home. Most left with the Muslims and travelled over the Straits to North Africa; others travelled to Constantinople, Portugal or Greece. They left behind their possessions and property, their beloved towns, cities and villages.

In this tour, we travel through the memory of the Sephardic past and uncover the riches of that time in history. Only in investigating, accepting, understanding and processing the past, do we make way for the future. Solo travellers are always more than welcome to join our tours, we guarantee you will be made to feel welcome and included.

Highlights

  • See the glorious renaissance town of Úbeda with a special visit to the Sinagoga del Agua
  • Begin in the sparkling Mediterranean city of Malaga and discover how this city is awakening its Sephardic memory
  • Visit the Memory Palace of the Alhambra and dine in the former Jewish Quarter of Realejo
  • Cordoba´s Judería and magnificent Mezquita
  • Dine in a Sephardic Jewish Restaurant
  • Complete your tour with a night in the dazzling Andalucian Capital and we´ll take you to see our "King in the Car Park"

About the tour

Day 1
MALAGA
Welcome talk and City Tour to include Picasso Museum
Overnight in Malaga

Day 2
GRANADA
Afternoon Alhambra and City Tour
Dinner in Realejo
Overnight in the Former Jewish Quarter

Day 3
Morning visit to Palacio de los Olvidados and the Sephardic centre/museum
Travel to Ubeda
Walking Tour of Úbeda with visit to Sinagoga del Agua
Overnight in Úbeda at the Palacio de Úbeda

Day 4
Leisurely breakfast
Travel to Cordoba stop en route for lunch
Visit to Synagogue and Mezquita. Also a special visit to the Casa de Sefarad with parts of the guided tour to be sung in Judeo-Español/Ladino.

Overnight Casas de la Juderia in Córdoba

Day 5
Travel to Seville via Lucena to visit the Jewish Necrópolis and discover The Pearl of Sefarad
City Tour to include the Santa Cruz former Jewish Quarter
Flamenco
Overnight Casas de la Juderia

Day 6
Secrets of Seville Tour
Free afternoon
Farewell dinner

Day 7
Departure

Prices from 2690 Euros per person

Based on a group of 8 people in double occupancy. Single supplement of 600 Euros applies

Bed and Breakfast boutique accommodation, 3 lunches and 3 dinners with soft drinks, water and beer, local guides and entrances are included. Not included: extras at your hotels, wine with meals, travel to the first hotel and departure from the last, gratuities.

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