Come and join us on private luxury Jewish heritage tour with exceptional Jewish history guides. Discover the fascinating history of Spanish, Portuguese and French Jewry. Jewish heritage has contributed a great deal to the development of Spain and Portugal; with many scholars and philosophers enriching both countries throughout the ages. Learn from our specialist Jewish heritage guides about the era of Muslim rule in Spain, considered the “Golden Age” for Spanish Jewry.
On our private guided Jewish Heritage tours of Spain and Portugal you will experience how the Sephardic community has played a crucial role in contributing to Jewish and Western culture, touring Jewish quarters from Toledo to Cordoba to Gerona and Besalu. In the 13th and 14th centuries, during Portugal’s Golden Age of Discovery, Jews made a major contribution to Portugal’s success. Portugal offers an abundance of fascinating Jewish history within Lisbon, Porto, Trancoso, Belmonte and Coimbra amongst others; that you will discover on your vacation.
In France you can learn about how Jews settled in Bordeaux shortly after the destruction of the Second Temple, and that a considerable number settled there in the sixth and seventh centuries, because of the commercial advantages of the city. When the Jews were banished from Spain (1492) and Portugal (1497), the Jewish population of Bordeaux increased; as Jews fled to the cities of southern France. Bordeaux was home to a prominent medieval Jewish community and today has three historic Jewish cemeteries. Make the most of your Jewish heritage travel, on a combined Jewish history and culture tour of Spain, Portugal & France.
“In Jewish history there are no coincidences. “
– Elie Wiesel