Borscht and Bagel Tour

The Jewish history in Moscow and St. Petersburg is relatively modern. After the February Revolution of 1917 which guaranteed civil rights to all Russian citizens regardless of their nationality and faith, the Jewish community started growing in both capitals allowing jews to participate in all spheres of the economical and political life of the country.

Allow us to take you on a 9-day fascinating journey and share the stories of the Russian Jewish community through time.

-Visit the places connected with the cultural, religious, and political life of the Russian Jews.
-Walk the streets of these grand cities with our expert guide to plunge yourself into the life and history of the country.
-Taste kosher food with a local flavor
-Get to know the vibrant Jewish life of modern Russia. Meet with people and participate in numerous events.
-Visit also the must-see sites in both cities.
-Admire the art collections of the major art galleries of both capitals.
-Learn what it was like to live under the KGB’s watchful eye.

The hotels in both cities are conveniently located near the Synagogues and are friendly to Jewish needs.

Jewish Tour 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.

Jewish History & Anne Frank Tour

Travel back in time with us in this private tour to learn about the life of Anne Frank and the Jewish history in Amsterdam. Starting in the 16th century, Amsterdam became the safe place for Jewish families fleeing from Southern and Eastern Europe. We will also get you advise how to get tickets for the Anne Frank House. We hope to meet you in our Private Anne Frank Tour before entering the Anne Frank House on your own pace.

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