Jewish Life in Medieval Spain
12 days / 11 nights
land only per person based on double occupancy | June 7 – June 18, 2017
Tour Highlights: Madrid, Puerta de Alcala, the Prado, Toledo, El Greco Museum, Grand Toledo Cathedral, Cordoba, Seville, Alcazar Palace, Granada, Museum of Fine Arts, The Alhambra, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Barcelona, Church of the Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum and so much more!
Spain is as rich in Jewish history as it is beautiful. Learning about the Golden Age of medieval Jewish life and its aftermath is critical to understanding and appreciating the unfolding of Jewish history until today. The magnificent cities with their striking edifices like the Alhambra in Granada and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona and the long stretches of olive trees in the countryside make Spain one of the world’s most popular destinations.
The primary focus of our study tour is Jewish Life in Medieval Spain. Its secondary emphasis is on the world renown art collections found in museums sprinkled across the country, from the Prado in Madrid to the El Greco Museum in Toledo.
About JEWISH EXPLORATIONS
JEWISH EXPLORATIONS is a collaboration between the Philadelphia-based Gil Travel Group, a leader in travel to destinations around the world for over 40 years and Adults Jewish Learning Programs. JEWISH EXPLORATIONS study tours are led by outstanding Judaic Studies scholars whose depth and breadth of knowledge in their chosen fields of expertise is unparalleled. Our programs are designed to be intimate learning opportunities and are limited to no more than 25 participants. From archaeological sites in Israel to world renowned manuscript collections in England and from the deep South in the United States to the winding alleyways in La Juderia in Spain, JEWISH EXPLORATIONS give you a deeper understanding of the sweep of Jewish civilization around the globe and throughout the span of history.
- International Airfare (for those who purchased the complete package)
- Group arrival and departure transfers
- 7 Learning Sessions with Professor Del Barco
- Comprehensive touring program, including entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
- 11 days of sightseeing including entrance fees to all sights on itinerary, via a deluxe air conditioned motor coach with English speaking guide.
- 11 nights accommodation in expertly selected hotels
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Cultural events as indicated on the itinerary
- Gil Travel document kit
Not included features:
- Airfare (for those who purchased land only package)
- Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
- Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
- Meals not included in itinerary and/or beverages
- Items of a personal nature
**Itinerary is subject to change due to timing and unforeseen circumstances.**
|For Travel Questions and Registration:||For Other Questions:|
215-568-6655 ext. 239
|Moshe Margolin, Director|
|Melia Galgos||Madrid||This luxury hotel is complete with modern décor and provides the utmost comfort when travelers are tired from a long day of exploring Madrid.|
|Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia||Seville||As the former estate of a duke during the 15th century, this hotel lets guests find lavish tranquility.|
|Hotel Abades||Granada||This hotel spa is a luxurious is an upscale getaway, located close to Granada’s historic center.|
|Zenit Hotel||Barcelona||Zenit is a spacious and comfortable environment for travelers to unwind and relax at their leisure.|
Javier del Barco, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Fellow in Judaic Studies at the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences in Madrid. A native of Spain, Dr. del Barco is an accomplished researcher who regularly takes part in academic conferences throughout Europe. He received his Ph. D. from the Complutense University of Madrid, one of the finest academic institutions in Spain and one of the world’s oldest universities. Javier did his post-doctoral work in the Departments of Hebrew Language, Bible and Assyriology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also has done research at The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.
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