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11 Day | Private Jewish Tour of Spain

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9 nights' accommodation at select hotels

Barcelona: 1 day of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Madrid: 1.5 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Cordoba: Half-day walking tour with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Seville: Half-day walking tour with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Granada: 1 day of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

1st class AVE (fast-train) ticket from Barcelona to Madrid, from Madrid to Cordoba and from Cordoba to Seville, with accompanying transfers to and from the train stations

1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport

Meals: daily breakfast

Day One: Thursday

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

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Friday

  • Arrive at the Barcelona International Airport.
  • Welcome by your driver and transfer to your hotel.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Barcelona

Day Three: Saturday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your tour guide in the lobby and depart the hotel.
  • Explore Barcelona with a panoramic tour of the city, including:
    • Plaza España and the mountain of Montjuic, the site of the Olympic Ring, the main stadium of the 1992 Summer Olympics.
    • Jewish life for 2000 years: A walk through the Gothic Quarter. According to archaeological evidence, there was a sizable Jewish community in Catalonia as early as the beginning of the Common Era. For centuries thereafter, the Jews of Barcelona managed their own local affairs and lived relatively well in their own Quarter.
    • Visit the Medieval Synagogue discovered in the Call Quarter.
  • Lunch on own at the Boqueria Market, one of the best open-air markets in Europe, on site since the 13th century.
  • Following lunch, continue with:
  • Passeig Maritim with the Columbus monument; the world-famous Las Ramblas; and Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona's main avenue, with Modernist houses designed by Antoni Gaudí.
  • Building Forever: Conclude with a visit to Gaudí's unfinished monumental Church of the Sagrada Familia.
  • Barca Forever: Visit the Camp Nou Soccer Stadium, which has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Barcelona

Day Four: Sunday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Options, Options, Options: Day at leisure to explore Barcelona on your own, OR embark on an optional excursion to Montserrat, a beautiful Benedictine Monastery in the mountains northwest of Barcelona, OR select the optional excursion to the town of Girona, which is steeped in Jewish history, and Figueras, the home town of Salvador Dali.

Overnight: Barcelona

Day Five: Monday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the train station to board the AVE (high-speed) train to Madrid.
  • Arrive in Madrid and meet your local guide.
  • Welcome yourselves to the beauty of Madrid with a panoramic tour of the city, including:
    • 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.
    • A visit to the Royal Palace.
    • Plaza Mayor, site of multiple ‘acts of faith'- the infamous ‘auto-da-fé' of the Spanish inquisition.
    • The Prado, one of the world's most renowned art museums.
  • Hands on Experience: Participate in a puppet-making workshop and learn about famous Spanish literary figures and their stories in the process.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Madrid

Day Six: Tuesday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Depart for Toledo, an ancient city on a hill, which remains much as it was in the 16th century, and begin the day with a panoramic tour of the city.
  • 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 own, en route.
  • Time permitting: Visit the El Greco Museum, dedicated to the painter and the influence his work and personality had on early 17th-century Toledo.
  • 13th Century Gothic Peaks: Visit the Grand Toledo Cathedral.
  • Return to Madrid.
  • Bringing it home: Participate in a tapas cooking workshop and learn how to make traditional Spanish delicacies.

Overnight: Madrid

Day Seven: Wednesday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel, transfer to the train station and board the AVE train to Córdoba, the capital of the Moorish Kingdom of al-Andalus.
  • Arrive in Córdoba and meet your local guide.
  • Can you count 'em? Visit Córdoba's famous Cathedral-Mosque with its 1,000 colored columns.
  • Visit the Jewish Quarter, including Plaza Tiberias and the Yehuda Halevi Square. View the Statue of Maimonides and visit the small Moorish-styled building known as the Maimonides Synagogue.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Deep Roots: Visit to 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.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Cordoba

Day Eight: Thursday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Transfer to the Córdoba train station and board the AVE 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.).
  • Upon arrival in Seville transfer to the hotel to drop off your luggage.
  • Meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Magnificent Royalty: 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.
  • Who sailed the ocean blue? 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.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Free time to explore Seville on your own.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Seville

Day Nine: Friday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel, transfer to the train station and board the high-speed AVANT train to Malaga.
  • Transfer to Marbella, a chic resort on the coast, and check into the hotel.
  • Fun in the Sun: Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy the beach.
  • Shabbat dinner on your own.

Overnight: Marbella

Day Ten: Saturday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors before it fell to Isabella and Ferdinand in 1492.
  • 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 own, en route.
  • The Kaleidoscope that is Spain: Tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife 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.
  • Return to Marbella.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marbella

Day Eleven: Sunday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Malaga International Airport.
  • 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: $4,600
11 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: $5,070
11 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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Ofelias Hotel

The hotel is located steps from Joan Miro Park and minutes from Placa d'Espanya. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Magic Fountain of Montjuic and Caixaforum.

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Gran Hotel Conde Duque

The Gran Hotel Conde Duque is situated in the traditional and madrilenian district of Chamberí, in the quiet garden square of Plaza Conde Valle de Suchil, close to main streets such us: Alberto Aguilera, San Bernardo, Gran Vía,  Princesa and more.

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Hotel Hesperia

Hotel Hesperia Granada is located in the heart of Granada, in front of the City Council and a few minutes from the shopping area.

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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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Vincci Estrella del Mar

The Vincci Selection Estrella del Mar is a five-star hotel in Marbella, inspired by the Orient, filled with details and all kinds of specialised services offering their clients the best experience possible.

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Hotel Claris

Hotel Claris is a five-star Grand Luxe hotel located in Barcelona's central Eixample neighborhood, just steps away from Passeig de Gràcia, a street that boasts the city's most famous shops.
Its enviable location puts the city's biggest tourist attractions within guests' reach, including the works of famous Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí.

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Gran Meliá Fénix

In the Barrio de Salamanca next to Calles Serrano, Velázquez, Goya and Paseo de la Castellana. A 10 minute walk from Gran Via, the main museums, Plaza de Cibeles and the Paseos del Prado and Recoletos

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Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío is located in the heart of the historical caliphal city and has been declared a world heritage site within the Monumental category during the year of 1982.
It represents a choice for those who are seeking culture, wellbeing, art, history, gastronomy and rest.

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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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Grand Melia Don Pepe

Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, at the foot of Sierra Blanca, the hotle is a great option for visiting and discovering Marbella.

  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 4 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.
  • 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 4-9 passengers in a mini-van with a separate driver:
      $100 per day for the tour guide & $50 per day for the driver
    • For a group of 10 – 19 passengers:
      $10 per participant per day for the tour guide & $5 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.