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.

Anne Frank Walking Tour

During the Anne Frank Walking tour a professional guide takes you around Amsterdam and shows you the city  from the perspective of Anne Frank during the second world war. Starting from the Jewish Quarter and ending at the Anne Frank House, this 2 hour tour gives an interesting and in-depth perspective on what Anne Frank and others had to go through during these difficult times. Discover the many hiding places in the city where families like the Franks were forced to seek refuge. Get a sense of what life was like in the Netherlands following the occupation by the Germans in the early 1940s. Hear the story of Anne Frank’s diary and how her father, Otto, ended up publishing it.

Haifa Street Food Tour

Haifa boasts a thriving culinary scene that ranges from a variety of new and veteran gourmet restaurants, to some of the best and oldest street food establishments in the country. Haifa is known as a cultural tapestry, and is one of the few true examples of multicultural co-existence in the State of Israel. This lends itself to a widespread celebration of authentic Arabic-Galilean and Druze cuisines, that are unique to the city and its surrounding areas.

The port city is also home to many bars, pubs, and a thriving young nightlife scene, which includes our own original handcrafted beer, wine, and spirits.

No matter what you’re searching for, Haifa is a great place to set out, explore, and get your fill of authentic modern Israeli cuisine, and culture. -Haifa Street Food Tours

Yuval De-Joannes

My Name is Yuval De-Joannes. I live in Moshav Tzafririm in the Ella Valley and I lead tours throughout the country for over twelve years.
My passion for traveling began in my early school days, when I’ve joined the school of environmental studies in the Negev desert. Upon completing my military service as a paratrooper, and traveling the world for a couple of years, I’ve joined Ben-Gurion University and started my academic life.
First, I’ve achieved a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral sciences, and then through Haifa university, a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. My fieldwork took place in Ireland, on one of the Islands off the west coast, where I stayed for nearly two years.
Upon my return, I tried to put into practice the knowledge of people and history I’ve gained and completed an International tour guiding course, conducted by the Open University, and another tour guiding course conducted by the ministry of tourism. A third course I’ve completed was conducted by the ministry of education. Through the years I’ve received special expertise certificates, from the ministry of tourism in Christianity, Zionism, desert tourism and wine tourism.
From here the road was open to a new career. I’ve decided to focus on Israel, and to put all my energy in exploring it in depth. For me guiding is a passion, if not a call. Every tour I take is different for me. Even if the sites might repeat themselves, they are always fresh for me, cause every time I see them through different eyes, the eyes of those I travel with.
When I’m not guiding I enjoy hiking in Israel and around the world, mountain biking and reading. I guide families and individuals in Hebrew, English and Italian, and offer a wide range of focal points – theological, archaeological, historical, botanical, geological and more. It could be a day tour or a full package tour, all customized to your needs and desires. I use a luxurious Mercedes van, so you can be sure to travel in comfort and safety.

Bauhaus Tour

Our classic Bauhaus Tour will take you to the White City’s most prominent Bauhaus (International Style) buildings, built during the 1930’s and the 1940’s. We shall argue that the functional Bauhaus architecture not only created well-designed objects, but also a cohesive urban landscape unparalleled in the world. – Bauhaus Center

Baku Jewish Historical Tour

Travel with an expert!
Come join me on a fascinating tour of Baku’s Jewish history that combines an overview introduction to the city with a tour of all 4 of Baku’s history synagogue locations + its historic Jewish Quarter.
As a researcher/historian of Jewish history in Azerbaijan and a native English speaker (וגם עברית), you’ll get the best quality experience possible.

Quba Region Jewish Tour

Travel with an expert! Come join me on an exploration of the Jewish history in the region of the famous Jewish village. As a researcher of Mountain Jewish history and a native English (וגם עברית) speaker, you won’t find a high-quality, more in-depth tour of Quba than with me and my company Moreshet Adventures.
A variety of tour opportunities exist: just the village, the village + region (culture and Jewish history), with options for continuing into the local mountains and Shabbat experiences in the village.

Oil Heritage & Old Town Walking Tour

This is a walking tour to discover the reflection of Baku’s past and hear about oil barons of the first oil boom era and their quest for personal glory and fame. The tour offers insider’s guide to urban exploration about social, cultural, political aspect of every-day life in Baku with background of stories based on real life of oil barons from late 19th and early 20th century as well as soviet and modern times.

The tour highlights how oil changed Baku as as the new generation of the first era of oil boom assumed their social responsibility for a change in an oriental conventional Muslim society. You will hear stories about Azerbaijan’s dilemma of East vs. West, oil barons’ hunger for personal glory and fame, Influence of Polish architects, change and continuity through times under imperial Russia, Soviet and Independent Azerbaijan.

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