Jewish Heritage Tour 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.
Taking in four countries and two continents, this superb guided tour will offer you the experience of a lifetime combining a unique Jewish heritage experience with superb kosher cuisine, rich in culture and history, which satisfies the mind, body and soul.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no specific date that marks the beginning of Jewish immigration to Poland, yet it is pegged somewhere around the 10th century. By the middle of the 16th century, it was estimated that almost 80% of the world Jewry had made Poland their home as Jews from all over Europe sought refuge from persecution. Religious life thrived and the Jews of Poland left an indelible mark on Judaism as a whole.
During the Nazi reign of terror, the Jews were subjected to a level of suffering unknown to mankind. After WW II, Jewish survivors were faced with the challenge of trying to reconstruct their lives in a Poland where Jewish life had ceased to exist or to try and create new lives elsewhere.
This journey encompasses an incredible mix of historical and religious treasures with several of the cities visited having encountered the terror of the Nazis. In every locale we visit not only the highlights of the cities, but have also taken the time to weave Jewish points of interest into the program.
You will have the opportunity to experience not only the different cultures and different cuisines, but you are also able to appreciate and celebrate the rich Jewish heritage that binds us all together.
This 10-day tour offers the traveler an in-depth view of Jewish culture and history in Poland, starting in Warsaw and touring through key sites in Lodz, Krakow and Wroclaw. The journey ends in the Czech Republic with visits to places of interest in Prague and Terezin.
A visit to Romania is a unique journey into one of the best preserved countries in Eastern and Central Europe for its scores of well mainted synagogues and cemeteries in use by the Jewish communities. Being the homeland of Nobel Prize winner author Elie Wiesel and the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chasidic movement, visitors will find poignant reminders of ROmania’s Jewish heritage and Jewish roots in nearly every village and town.
The history of the Jews in Spain and Portugal dates back to the Roman Period; and according to historical documents, there has been a Jewish presence in Gibraltar since 1356. Like in so many other places in Europe, the history of the Jewry in these countries combines success and sadness.
This 13-day tour starts in Madrid and visits key cities including Lisbon, Porto, Seville and Gibraltar, with a focus on Jewish history along the way.
On this 11-day tour you will gain insight into the cultural legacy and poignant past of Jewish communities in Vienna, Budapest and Prague. Visit sites of significance in Jewish history that offer the traveler an opportunity to learn, remember and reflect.
A perfect introduction to the sophistication of and culture of these fascinating cities. Warsaw, a city that never ceases to amaze its visitors where elements of Eastern and Western culture are interwoven.
Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland is highly acclaimed for its incredible architectural monuments.
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 capital.
This unique tour of Budapest, Transylvania and Bucharest highlights UNESCO recognized sites together with poignant reminders of Romania’s Jewish cultural life. A chance to rediscover your Romanian heritage.