12 Day Jewish Heritage

12 Day Jewish Heritage Tour Runs Every Wednesday! Explore modern Tel Aviv, the Mediterranean Coast, mystical Tzfat and the Golan Heights, and end with Holy Jerusalem, Masada & the Dead Sea!

13 Day Jewish Heritage

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour Runs Every Friday! Experience Israel’s Coast, the Golan Heights & Sea of Galilee, Holy Tzfat, Jerusalem’s Old and New Cities, and the Lost City of Petra!

10 Day Jewish Heritage

10 Day Jewish Heritage Tour Runs Every Friday! Our popular 10 day Jewish tour begins with Israel’s coast, continues through the Golan Heights and Tzfat, and culminates with the holy capital of Jerusalem!

Jewish Tour of Lisbon

Our private Jewish sightseeing tour takes you to three of the four old Jewish quarters in Lisbon. We start out in the Alfama Jewish quarter, where you will discover the most ancient and traditional neighborhood in all of Lisbon. Wander with us through the narrow streets and local small squares – truly an experience not to be missed.

Next, we visit the quarter known as Old Jewry, where you will see the majestic Manueline door of the Old Conception Church and learn about the rich history of the ancient Palace Square.

From there, we head to the heart of Lisbon, where we will see many shops, cafes, and artists. We walk on one of the most beautiful streets in Lisbon – Augusta Street – and see Rossio Square, with its famous Theater D. Maria II, previously known as the Palace of Estaus – the Inquistion Headquarters. Here you will visit the Jewish Memorial, known as Largo de Sao Domingos. This memorial to the victims of the 1506 Jewish Massacre was erected on April 19, 2006, the 500th anniversary of their slaughter. Then, we will enjoy Lisbon’s official drink, a ginjinha, a cherry liquer.

Our afternoon begins with a tour of the Lisbon Synagogue, Shaare Tikva (opened in 1904), the first synagogue to be built since the destruction of Portuguese Jewry in 1497, and the only synagogue left in Lisbon. We are now in the third and final Jewish quarter on our tour, the Judiaria da Pedreira, located in the Largo do Carmo Square in the Barrio Alto. The narrow streets and lively squares of the Barrio Alto make it one of Lisbon’s most famous neighborhoods.

Next, it’s off to the Belem quarter to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Our day ends with an internationally known delicacy – the “pastel de Belem,” Lisbon’s delicious custard pastry, and our thanks for visiting Jewish Lisbon.

Sephardic Jewish Tour of Portugal

Discover the Jewish Portugal as we travel through the memory of a Jewish past. Uncover the riches of that time in history. Let us guide you 8 days travelling through the heart of soul of Jewish Portugal searching for the Jewish roots.
Has we take in many of the highlights of this region of Portugal, we will base our tour and cultural visits on Beiras Jewish heritage. How this has been the meeting place of three great cultures and religions: Judaim, Christianity and Islam.
From the end of the 15th century persecutions, convictions and forced conversions destroyed this Jewish communities. They become “New Christians” continued, in the secrecy of their homes, to honor their religion and to orally pass on, the prayers resisting to assimilation.
This trip is a close look at to an heritage of great value, not always visible, because it has been subjected to multiple destructions and pressures, but that we are gradually discovering.
But we want also to extend your experience about the local culture, history and gastronomy. So this will be a tour where you will get to know the locals and it’s culture in this North/Center area of Portugal. For that we have prepared for you unique experiences all along the way.

Elizabeth Tasnadi

My name is Elizabeth Tasnadi. I worked as a primary school teacher for thirty-five years; I am a retired English teacher and currently work as a licenced guide in Szeged, Hungary. Because of my former job, I have vast experience with children, but I am also happy to accompany the elderly generation as well who might have difficulty in walking.

Szeged ‘The City of Sunshine’ is the third largest city of Hungary with beautiful palaces, wide avenues, green parks, a lovely promenade along the river Tisza and an extremely rich Art Nouveau architecture. I offer general sightseeing tours and themed tours such as The City of Palaces, The Gems of Art Nouveau or a Walk in the old Jewish Quarter. I fell in love with Jewish culture several years ago, thus decided to reveal the almost forgotten trace of the once important, rich, and influential local Jewish residents who highly contributed to the construction and development of Szeged.

I warmly recommend any of the following walks and I am sure you will be happy to discover the hidden treasures of architecture, art and cultural heritage of my wonderful town.

 

Zsuzsanna Nyári

My name is Zsuzsanna Nyári and I live in Szeged. My professional is HR manager and I’m still active in this workfield. Besides I’m always interested in art, history and culture, so I decided to become a tour guide and introduce the unique beauties of Szeged City to the tourist. My purpose is to show them the sights of Szeged as much as possible, while they just have fun and relax in this beautiful and amazing City.
Szeged ‘The City of Sunshine’ is the third largest city of Hungary with beautiful palaces, wide avenues, green parks, a lovely promenade along the river Tisza and an extremely rich Art Nouveau architecture. I offer general sightseeing tours and themed tours such as The City of Palaces, The Gems of Art Nouveau or a Walk in the old Jewish Quarter. I fell in love with Jewish culture several years ago, thus decided to reveal the almost forgotten trace of the once important, rich, and influential local Jewish residents who highly contributed to the construction and development of Szeged.

I warmly recommend any of the following walks and I am sure you will be happy to discover the hidden treasures of architecture, art and cultural heritage of my wonderful town.

The Jewish Cemetery

It is the final resting place of several famous local residents, such as Chief Rabbi Lipot Löw who was the first representative of the Hungarian moderate reformed (Neolog) movement. His son Chief Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Löw, who was said to be the most scholarly rabbi of his time, was a botanist who conceptualized the gorgeous stained-glass windows of the New Synagogue and the plants of the Biblical garden around it based on his internationally famous work entitled The Flora der Juden. You will see the tombs of journalists, writers, musicians, painters, photographers, industrialists and factory owners who played a decisive role in the life and development of Szeged.

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