Jewish Heritage in Central Europe reflects a huge cultural and historical legacy of the Jews in Hungary, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic, where some of the largest Jewish communities once lived. Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, Franz Kafka and other personalities created their masterpieces while been inspired by local atmosphere and beauty.
Take an opportunity to look through the most successful and also dramatic periods that were retained on the pages of the Central European history.
Jewish Heritage Tour to Budapest, Vienna and Prague will ensure insight into the cultural legacy and poignant past of Jewish communities in these amazing European cities. Budapest, a huge metropolis that treasures the old yet embraces the new. Prague, the historical capital of Bohemia proper is a magical city of bridges, gold tipped towers and church domes. And finally Vienna, the former home of the Habsburgs, the waltz, sachertorte and a true imperial spirit. Visit sites of significance in Jewish history that offer the traveler an opportunity to learn, remember and reflect.
No trip to Europe is complete without a visit to France. For Jewish travelers, there is an extra layer to the splendor of this country – a legacy that can be felt both in its capital, Paris, and in the magnificent, lavender-scented countryside of Provence. Jews have lived in France since Roman times, and are a vital part of its soul. In fact, France boasts the largest Jewish community in Western Europe, blending Ashkenazic elements from Europe and Sephardic elements from North Africa. Come along with our hand-picked expert, and become a connoisseur (and a maven) of Jewish France.
Jewish Tour to France: Paris – Versailles – Giverny – Provence – Avignon – Carpentras – Cavaillon – Luberon – Arles – Montpellier
The Czech Republic has been imbued with a vivid Jewish presence for hundreds of years. Many towns had large Jewish populations, and a great many Czech Jews have made substantial cultural contributions, both religious and secular. Jewish Tour to the Czech Republic is solely devoted to this rich legacy, as well as to the communities that still thrive. From fine crystal to Franz Kafka, from kosher vineyards to the venerable Rabbi Loew (associated with the legendary Golem of Prague), you will sense the mystique of this part of the world.
Touch the Shanghai’s Jewish History and be inspired by the city’s colonial European past, as well as the arrival and contributions of Jews who made Shanghai, their home. And while China is changing quicker than time, you can still visit a world that is mysterious and simple. While traveling in a leisurely pace, admire glorious, truly Chinese sights such as the legendary Terra Cotta figures, the Great Wall and the picturesque region of Yangshuo. Open yourself to an experience you thought you could only dream about.
Join the tour Jewish Heritage in the Baltics as it follows the history of the Jewish people visiting historical memorials that were left behind. This tour enables us to experience the impact of Jewish life throughout the centuries in the Baltics.
Journey to the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
Traveling with “Jewish Heritage Tour in Porto” take part in a guided visit to the largest synagogue standing on the Iberian Peninsula “Mekor Haim”/The Fountain of Life, founded by Captain Arthur Barros Bastos in 1938 where the “Work of Rescue” began. Then we will walk through the narrow streets of Porto from the Sé Cathedral, where the first synagogue was built, to Montes dos Olivais where the biggest Jewish Quarter was situated, finding vestiges from the Jewish community. In addition, you will encounter the UNESCO city centre as you explore this area.
“Here are the remnants of a synagogue; there, those of a cemetery”. The city has remains of what was once a typical Jewish Quarter in the Middle Ages: steps, narrow streets and balconied houses.
One day Jewish Heritage Tour to Lisbon and Sintra features all of the highlights of the capital city including Jeronimos Monastery, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece as well as the famous Belem Tower with the neighboring traditional pastry house, “Pastries de Belem”, home of Lisbon’s pastry delicacies. The tour also includes one of the most beautiful places in Portugal – Sintra palace.
Despite previous attestations, it was between the V and the XV century that the Jewish community established itself in Portugal, contributing in different ways and within the space of ten centuries to the flourishing of Portuguese culture. Many members of this community, which included philosophers, humanists, scientists and dealers, were protected by the monarchy and actively participated in paramount moments in Portuguese history. Get known more while traveling with Jewish Heritage Tour in Lisbon.