Park Avenue Synagogue | Jewish Heritage Teen Trip to Spain | Led by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

price per person from $2700

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* The trip is for 11th and 12th graders.
* Registration deadline: November 1, 2019.

*To register please call our customer service center at 888-811-2812.

4 nights’ accommodation at the select hotels

2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus + one half-day walking tour in Madrid (Shabbat) and one half-day walking tour in Cordoba with licensed, English speaking local tour guides

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

AVE (high-speed) train ticket from Cordoba to Madrid

1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

Meals: daily breakfast 2 lunches and 4 dinners

Gratuities for the Da’at tour educator, local guides and drivers

Day One: Thursday, February 14, 2019
DEPARTURE

  • 7:30 p.m. Depart the U.S.A. on American Airlines flight #94.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Friday, February 15, 2019
ARRIVAL & INTRODUCTION TO MADRID

  • 8:40 a.m. Arrive at Madrid International Airport.
  • Meet your tour educator Yoav Hermoni at the airport and start touring.
  • Walking tour in Madrid, including stops at:
    • Plaza de España,which features a monument to Spanish novelist, poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
    • The Royal Palace.
    • Plaza Mayor to bear witness to the many auto-da-fé's that took place here.
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch at Golfo de Biazcaia Restaurant, to get a first taste of the local Spanish cuisine.
  • Visit the Prado, one of the world's most renowned art museums and the best collection of classical art in Madrid.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • 8:00 p.m. Shabbat services at Beth El Masorti Congregation, followed by Shabbat dinner with members of the congregation.

Overnight: Weare Chamart'in Hotel, Madrid

Day Three: Saturday, February 16, 2019
SHABBAT IN MADRID | walking tour          

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 9:45 a.m. Shabbat services at Beth El Masorti Congregation, followed by Shabbat lunch.
  • Walking tour in the city, including a tour of Santiago Bernabeu soccer stadium, home of the Real Madrid club.
  • Havdallah at the hotel.
  • Discover some of Madrid's culinary gems on a tapas tour, visiting a number of tapas bars and experiencing the local culture through your taste buds.
  • Attend a flamenco show for an introduction to this famous Spanish art.
  • Return to the hotel.

Overnight: Weare Chamart'in Hotel, Madrid

Day Four: Sunday, February 17, 2019
TOLEDO AND TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF CONQUEST AND CULTURE  

  • Early breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Depart for Toledo (approximately 1.5h drive), which remains much as it was in the 16th century, and begin 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.
  • Drive to Córdoba (approximately 4h drive), the capital of the Moorish Kingdom of al-Andalus.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Eurostars Maimonides, Cordoba

Day Five: Monday February 18, 2019
CORDOBA - MY HEART IS IN THE EAST AND WE ARE HERE

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • 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 own.
  • Special program and a traditional Ladino concert 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.
  • Transfer to the train station.
  • 5:00 p.m. Travel by AVE (high-speed) train back to Madrid.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • 8:30 p.m. Final Thoughts and Feelings: Festive farewell dinner at El Recuerdo restaurant and group reflection.

Overnight: Weare Chamart'in Hotel, Madrid

Day Six: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
RETURN HOME

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Transfer to Madrid International Airport.
  • 10:55 a.m. Depart American Airlines flight #95.
  • 1:55 p.m. Arrive at JFK International Airport.


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.

* The trip is for 11th and 12th graders.
*Registration deadline: November 1, 2018
.
*To register please call our customer service center at 888-811-2812.

To book this package, please contact one of our reservation agents at 888-811-2812.

Flight Details


Accommodation Details



Weare Chamartín Hotel Image

Weare Chamartín Hotel
Madrid

Live Madrid like never before staying in the Weare Chamartín Hotel, a refurbished hotel close to Chamartín station, Madrid with spaces of modern design and services specialised in the leisure traveller and in business travellers who come to the capital for business, conferences or meetings.

Hotel Eurostars Maimonides Image

Hotel Eurostars Maimonides
Córdoba

El Eurostars Maimonides Hotel invites you to take yourself back in time; in the very heart of the Jewish Quarter and with spectacular close-up views of the Mezquita, your senses will transport you to the days of the Caliphate and the great Maimonides, when Cordova, with over half-a-million keen inhabitants was the most advanced city of Europe.


  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 15 full paying participants per bus. 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 tour guide/educator are included.
  • Initial deposit for this tour is $300 per person. This deposit is non-refundable.
  • Final payment for this tour is due November 15, 2018.
  • Cancellation policy for this tour:
    • Cancellations until November 15, 2018: entail a cancellation fee of $300 per person (the initial deposit)
    • Cancellations between November 16, 2018 to December 31, 2018: entail a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost.
    • Cancellations starting January 1, 2019: entail a cancellation fee of 100% of the tour cost.
  • 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-bedrooms 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 Director / Tour Educator or Guide: All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant staff are included.
  • Baggage: All tour packages/group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a 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 the time of the incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach, please check with your individual carrier with regard to a permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.

Not Included

  • 3.5% Credit card fees.
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.

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.
  • Air Services: Once issued, tickets are non-refundable. Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. We will not be responsible for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by us due to schedule and/or flight changes. Airlines reserve the right to demand immediate issuance of tickets whenever they determine that specific flights are heavily booked even when normal ticketing rules do not require tickets to be issued until a later date. In this instance, we will require immediate and full payment of the airfare and airport taxes and fees as itemized on the invoice. This situation overrides invoice terms and conditions and payment due dates. If full payment is not received, seats will be canceled by the airline and may not be available to be rebooked on the same flights or at the same airfare. Any replacement air arrangements and airfare will be the sole responsibility of the passenger. We suggest you contact your travel agent or the carrier several weeks prior to departure for seat assignments. Passengers are responsible to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure for all flights. The package is based on discount fares for group travel. Group members deviating from group dates will be charged a $75 deviation fee per person.
  • 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 is used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.