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8 Day | Jewish Tour of Spain

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6 nights' accommodation at select hotels

6 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking local tour guides as needed

Da'at tour educator accompanying the group from arrival to departure

AVE (high-speed) train ticket from Madrid to Seville, with separate luggage transfer

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

Meals: daily breakfast and 3 dinners

Porterage at the hotels

Day One: Monday

  • Depart the U.S.A. - your journey begins!

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Tuesday

  • Arrive at Madrid International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel on your own. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Check into the hotel. (Official hotel check-in is from 3:00 p.m., if your room isn't ready upon arrival you can leave your luggage with the concierge.)
  • 3:00 p.m. Meet your tour educator and other group members in the hotel lobby.
  • Welcome yourselves to the beauty of Madrid with a panoramic tour of the city, including stops at:
    • Puerta Del Sol, the center of the city.
    • Plaza de España, which features a monument to Spanish novelist, poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
    • Plaza Mayor, site of multiple ‘acts of faith'- the infamous ‘auto-da-fé' of the Spanish inquisition.
  • Return to the hotel to check-in and time to refresh.
  • LaDa'at Focus The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry: Welcome dinner and orientation dialogue with your tour educator at a restaurant. Overview of the group journey; including reviewing the itinerary, the group themes, the different narratives. Share group and personal goals.

Overnight: Madrid

Day Three: Wednesday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Toledo, which remains much as it was in the 16th century, and begin with a panoramic tour of the city.
  • LaDa'at Focus Toledo - A City of 3 Religions and Cultures with your tour educator.
  • Tour the city, including the Jewish Quarter, the Samuel Halevi Abulafia Synagogue, which was turned into a church known as Nuestra Señora del Tránisito, the Sephardic Museum and the Santa Maria La Blanca Church (formerly the Grand Synagogue).
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Return to Madrid.
  • Visit the Prado, one of the world's most renowned art museums and the best collection of classical art in Madrid.
  • Return to the hotel with free time to rest.
  • Evening: Discover some of Madrid's culinary gems on a Tapas tour, visiting a number of tapas bars, with flowing Spanish wine and Spanish culture at its best.

Overnight: Madrid

Day Four: Thursday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus Contemporary Jewish Life in Madrid: Dialogue with a leader of the Madrid Jewish Community.
  • Visit El Escorial, a historical residence of the King of Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school; the site has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Jews and Spain, one and the same: Visit Segovia, a microcosm of the story of Jews in Iberia, from Roman times until the Expulsion.
  • Visit the Jewish cemetery on the slopes opposite Segovia.
  • Return to Madrid.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Madrid

Day Five: Friday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Transfer to the train station.
  • Travel by AVE (high-speed) train to Seville, a city shaped by both Renaissance and Arabic influences. Ancient texts place Jews in Seville at the time of the destruction of the first Temple (586 B.C.E.).
  • Arrive in Seville.
  • Visit Plaza de España, an impressive plaza built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
  • Tour the Alcazar Palace, the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. The palace was originally a Moorish fort and is one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture. The palace has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the Great Cathedral, the burial place of Christopher Columbus, and La Giralda, built in the 12th century, whose bell tower became the city's symbol.
  • Check into the hotel with time to prepare for Shabbat.
  • Optional Kabbalat Shabbat services at a local synagogue.
  • Shabbat dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight: Seville

Day Six: Saturday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Córdoba, the capital of the Moorish Kingdom of al-Andalus.
  • LaDa'at Focus Great Jewish Figures of Cordoba - Ibn Shaprut, Yehuda HaLevi and Maimonedes with your tour educator.
  • Visit Córdoba's famous Cathedral-Mosque with its 1,000 colored columns.
  • Visit the Jewish Quarter, including Plaza Tiberias and the Yehuda Halevi Square. Continue to the Statue of Maimonides and the small Moorish-styled building known as the Maimonides Synagogue.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Special program at Casa de Sefarad, dedicated to the history of the Sephardic Jews in Córdoba and Spain prior to the Inquisition and the expulsion of 1492. Meet with the people responsible for the creation of this private historical venture in the Jewish Quarter.
  • Return to Seville.
  • Snapping and stepping: Participate in a flamenco workshop to learn the basics of this typical Andalusian art form.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Seville

Day Seven: Sunday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Drive to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors before it fell to Isabella and Ferdinand in 1492.
  • LaDa'at Focus Christianity & Islam: A Dual Relationship and Mutual Influences with your tour educator.
  • Arrive in Granada and visit the Albaycn, an old Moorish neighborhood, with cozy narrow streets and charming white houses full of local color (now a UNESCO world heritage site).
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • The Kaleidoscope that is Spain: Tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalize Gardens. The Alhambra is an Islamic palace and fortress complex originally constructed as a small fortress in 889, then renovated and rebuilt in the mid-11th century and finally converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, the Sultan of Granada. The palace exhibits Spain's most significant and well known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Jewish History in the Shadows: Guided visit to the Realejo, the former Jewish Quarter and the site of the original town bearing the name Garnata al-Yahud. Explore the meandering streets and traditional neighborhood, which have no tangible remains of the Jewish community, but a wealth of stories.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Final Thoughts and Feeling: Festive farewell dinner and group reflection at a restaurant.

Overnight: Granada

Day Eight: Monday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Transfer on your own to the Granada International Airport. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.

Da'at Educational Expeditions itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Hotel Option 1 - price from: $2,875
8 Day Spain | Hotel Option 1
To book this package, please contact one of our reservation agents at 888-811-2812.
Hotel Option 2 - price from: $3,365
8 Day Spain | Hotel Option 2
To book this package, please contact one of our reservation agents at 888-811-2812.

Flight Details

Accommodation Details

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Melia Princesa

Completely renovated in 2008 and located just steps away from Madrid main square ''Plaza de España'', this hotel offers spectacular views of the Royal Palace and Casa de Campo. Situated within walking distance of Gran Via, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.

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Las Casas de la Juderia

Hotel Casas de la Judería is located in the barrio Santa Cruz in the historical centre of Seville, a very short walk from the Cathedral and Reales Alcázar. The hotel is a complex of houses and palaces, interconnected through a series of patios and walkways.

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Eurostars Gran Via Hotel

This luxurious and stylish hotel is located in Granada's enchanting historic centre. A classic facade houses sleek interiors with excellent spa and sophisticated restaurant.

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The Westin Palace

Located in Madrid's center, it's known for its spectacular stained glass dome and proximity to the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums.

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Melia Colon Hotel

One of the Seville's most traditional and well-equipped hotels where you can enjoy chic luxury and fabulous design, in the heart of the fine city's old quarter.

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AC Palacio de Santa Paula

Located in the historic center of Granada near the Albaicín and Sacro Monte areas, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, the historical Gardens of the Triumph, the Archeological museum, and, of course, the Alhambra.

  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 20 full paying participants per vehicle. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the Expedition Educator are included.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Educator: All trips are conducted by our Expedition Educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant and hotel staff.
  • Luggage Responsibility: All tour packages allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to your insurance company.
  • Escorted tour packages are based upon a minimum number of participants. Cancellation of any tour for lack of participation will be advised at least 30 days prior to the tour's departure, and all money will be refunded. Landmark Cultural Expeditions will not be held responsible for any costs relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees. Voluntary cancellations due to political instability, acts of terrorism, government intervention or US State Department warning will be subject to the above fees, provided the program is deemed (by Landmark Cultural Expeditions) able to continue. Should Landmark Cultural Expeditions elect to cancel a departure for any of these reasons, every effort will be made to obtain refunds from suppliers, however no guarantees can be provided on their behalf.  

Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Tips to the tour educator and driver (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants)
    • For a group of 20 passengers and more:
      $8 per participant per day for the tour educator, $5 per participant per day for the local guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver

Additional Information

  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
  • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.