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
Shalom

Spring Tour
Arrival Day: 20/02/2018 - Departure Day: 26/02/2018

Autumn Tour
Arrival Day: 23/10/2018 - Departure Day: 29/10/2018

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.

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

Arrival Day: 20th February 2018 – Departure Day: 26th February 2018

Arrival Day: 23rd October 2018 – Departure Day: 29th October 2018

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 Ubeda with visit to Sinagoga del Agua
Overnight Parador

Day 4
Free Morning
Transfer to Cordoba stop en route for lunch
Visit to Synagogue and Mezquita
Overnight Casas de la Juderia

Day 5
Transfer to Seville
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 2568 Euros per person

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

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

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