Senior Tour to Spain with A Jewish Flair

Join this 10-night trip which will take you to Spain’s historical sites and renowned museums. You will also learn about the history of the Jewish community and visit the places where Jews lived and thrived.
  • Duration

    10 days / 10 nights
  • Highlights

    Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Barcelona
  • Notes

    Air Included, Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $925
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

From  $4,820
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Spain has a rich history when it comes art, architecture, food, culture, and yes, Judaism. We will visit synagogues and tour Jewish Quarters, but we will also go to cathedrals, mosques and museums. Our English-speaking guides will take us to UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as to local restaurants.

The experience we have from sending multiple groups to Spain yearly, combined with the knowledge of our licensed guides has as a result this unforgettable trip.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Roundtrip airfare from Newark
  • Roundtrip group transfers
  • 10 dinners, shabbat Jewish family
  • 10 full days of touring
  • English speaking guide
  • Gil Travel escort
  • Two bottles of water per day per person
  • Gil Travel document holder & travel bag
  • Superior hotels
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Day

1

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Departure

Departure via United 51 at 815pm from Newark Airport

Overnight:En Route

Day

2

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Arrival in Madrid

Upon arrival in Madrid at 925am, you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Madrid to drop off the luggage, freshen up then have an introductory bus tour around Madrid, stop of an early lunch (pay on your own) and then onto the hotel for check in which is normally 2pm.

Overnight:Catalonia Atocha, Madrid (D).

Day

3

Friday, November 08, 2019

Toldedo - Jewish Quarter

Today we depart for Toledo. Touring includes the Jewish Quarter – where the Jews lived in the Middle Ages and co-exists for centuries with the Muslims and Christians calling it the city of three Cultures. See the Synagogue of El Transito; San Juan de Dios street where Samuel Ha-Levi resided; Santa Maria La Blanca. See the Famous El Greco Paintings in the Cathedral of Toledo.

Overnight:Catalonia Atocha (D).

Day

4

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Art Museums of Madrid

After Breakfast, we will depart to to discover the Art Museums of Madrid.

Visit to the famous Prado the main Spanish National Art Museum. Widely considered to have one of the world’s finest collections of European art dating from the 12th Century.

Thyssen Art Museum part of the Golden Triangle of Art. With over 1600 paintings it was once the 2nd largest private collection in the world.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight:Catalonia Atocha (D).

Day

5

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Granada - Calderico, Jaen, Albayzin

See the windmills in the region of La Mancha, on top of the hill Calderico, you can find one of the most impressive images of Spain.
Stop in Jaen which was one of the most important Jewish towns in the late middle ages.
Continue to Granada and visit the Fine Arts Museum.
Guided walk through the Albayzin neighborhood as it was known under Muslim rules and a World Heritage Site.

Overnight:NH Collection Granada Victoria (D).

Day

6

Monday, November 11, 2019

Day in Granada

From Granada to Seville via Cordoba
See the one of the most beautiful and unique buildings in the world – the Mosque of Cordoba.

Touring includes a visit to the Alhambra a palace originally constructed as a small fortress in 889AD on remains of Roman fortifications.

See Andalusia’s finest collection of Moorish style gardens, the impressive Generalife Palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers of the Emirate of Granada built in the 14th century.

This afternoon is at leisure.

Dinner at a local restaurant in the Albayzin Quarter.

Overnight:NH Collection Granada Victoria (D).

Day

7

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

From Granada to Seville via Cordoba

Guided tour of Seville including the Alcazar Palace and Cathedral.

See the one of the most beautiful and unique buildings in the world – the Mosque of Cordoba.

Wander through the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba with its narrow winding streets.

Visit to Casa de Sefarad also known as House of Memories comprised of Judeo-Spanish culture, history and traditions.

On to Seville for overnight.

Overnight:Hotel Zenit (D).

Day

8

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In Seville

Guided tour of Seville including the Alcazar Palace and Cathedral.

Santa Cruz neighborhood, the city’s tourist heart. The Old Jewish Quarter’s narrow streets and orange tree-lines square are dotted with handicrafts and ceramics.

Dinner at a local restaurant.


Overnight:Hotel Zenit (D).

Day

9

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Barcelona - Sagrada Family Basicila

Panoramic tour of Barcelona including Mountjuic, a prominent hill overlooking Barcelona Harbour which played a strategic part in the defense of the city.

Columbus Monument – a 197 foot monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, constructed in the late 1800’s.

Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, a large unfinished Roman catholic Church designed by architect Antoni Gaudi in the late 1800’s. Still under construction and anticipated completion by 2026.


Overnight:Hotel H10 Metropolitan (D).

Day

10

Friday, November 15, 2019

Touring in Barcelona

Walking Tour of the Gothic Quarter, maintained as a perfect example of an old city offering a variety of architectural and historic streets, palaces and churches dating from the Middle ages where there was also a sizeable Jewish community.

Joan Miro Foundation is a museum of modern art honoring and created by Joan Miro himself.

Mies van der Rhode Pavillion was the German Pavillion designed for the 1929 International Exposition. It’s a modernist icon in the architecture world.

Shabbat dinner at a Jewish Community.


Overnight:Hotel H10 Metropolitan (D).

Day

11

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Park Guell, Picasso Museum

Morning visit to Gaudi’s Park Guell, a public park system composed of gardens and architecture by Antoni Gaudi inaugurated in 1926 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Walk through the winding paths with sculptures and mosaics designed by Gaudi himself.

Picasso Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso with over 4000 works.

Balance of the day at leisure

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant


Overnight:Hotel H10 Metropolitan (D).

Day

12

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Departure

730am Departure Transfer to Barcelona Airport for departure via United 121 at 1040am. We will arrive back in Newark Airport at 150pm.
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Where you will rest your head...

Catalonia Atocha Hotel, Madrid

Superior Room

The building dates from the beginning of the 20th century and forms part of the Historic Villa de Madrid (Town of Madrid). Catalonia Atocha Hotel is located in the centre of Madrid, near Paseo del Prado and Atocha Railway Station, and only a short distance from the main museums and tourist attractions of the capital.

NH Collection Granada Victoria, Granada

Superior Room

The NH Collection Granada Victoria hotel is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It has one of the best locations in Granada, a city influences by two important religions. We’re a 3-minute walk from the cathedral and Royal Chapel, while the Alhambra is a 20-minute walk away.

Hotel Zenit Seville

Superior Room

Situated in the center of Seville, in the Triana neighborhood, this hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms with warm wood decor. It has a must-visit our rooftop with unique views of Giralda and Seville.

Hotel H10 Metropolitan, Barcelona

Superior Room

Opened in 2014, the H10 Metropolitan is an exclusive hotel housed in one of the city centre’s historical buildings, which has been completely renovated and decorated by the prestigious interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán in a style that harks back to the industrial Barcelona of the 19th century.

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