Jewish Tour of Lisbon

Our private Jewish sightseeing tour takes you to three of the four old Jewish quarters in Lisbon. We start out in the Alfama Jewish quarter, where you will discover the most ancient and traditional neighborhood in all of Lisbon. Wander with us through the narrow streets and local small squares – truly an experience not to be missed.

Next, we visit the quarter known as Old Jewry, where you will see the majestic Manueline door of the Old Conception Church and learn about the rich history of the ancient Palace Square.

From there, we head to the heart of Lisbon, where we will see many shops, cafes, and artists. We walk on one of the most beautiful streets in Lisbon – Augusta Street – and see Rossio Square, with its famous Theater D. Maria II, previously known as the Palace of Estaus – the Inquistion Headquarters. Here you will visit the Jewish Memorial, known as Largo de Sao Domingos. This memorial to the victims of the 1506 Jewish Massacre was erected on April 19, 2006, the 500th anniversary of their slaughter. Then, we will enjoy Lisbon’s official drink, a ginjinha, a cherry liquer.

Our afternoon begins with a tour of the Lisbon Synagogue, Shaare Tikva (opened in 1904), the first synagogue to be built since the destruction of Portuguese Jewry in 1497, and the only synagogue left in Lisbon. We are now in the third and final Jewish quarter on our tour, the Judiaria da Pedreira, located in the Largo do Carmo Square in the Barrio Alto. The narrow streets and lively squares of the Barrio Alto make it one of Lisbon’s most famous neighborhoods.

Next, it’s off to the Belem quarter to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Our day ends with an internationally known delicacy – the “pastel de Belem,” Lisbon’s delicious custard pastry, and our thanks for visiting Jewish Lisbon.

Jewish Buenos Aires Walking Tour

Come explore the history of the Jewish people in Argentina, from its colonial times to modernity. As we navigate the history of a 200,000+ collective, we’ll explore the neighborhoods of Once, Tribunales and Retiro.

We’ll go beyond tradition as we explore how politics and the broad history of Argentina shaped and made it’s Jewish population into what it is today.

We’ll see AMIA, known as “the mother institution” of Jewish life in Argentina, targeted by a terrorist attack in the 90s.

Later, we’ll visit the Jewish Museum and Libertad Synagogue. Here we’ll talk the “cryptojews” who escaped the European Inquisition by coming to Latin America, and how the population became organized as waves of Jewish immigrants entered the country in the late 1800s.

You’ll hear about the Jewish Gauchos, the only American Pogrom, the communist heritage of the URRS Jews, the “disappeared” of the last Argentine dictatorship and the challenges faced today by our community.

Jewish Buenos Aires and North of the city highlights

Come explore the history of the Jewish people in Argentina, from its colonial times to modernity. As we navigate the history, traditions and landmarks of South America’s largest community, we’ll explore the neighborhoods of Once, Tribunales, Retiro, Recoleta and the colonial city center of Plaza de Mayo.

We’ll go beyond tradition as we explore how politics and the broad history of Argentina shaped the Argentine Jewish Identity.

Discover the Argentine Jewish identity as you learn about:
-The origins and development of the Argentine Jewish Community.
-The iconic Jewish Gauchos of the countryside.
-The 1919 BA pogrom and the rise of antisemitism in Argentina.
-WW2 in Argentina: Peronism, Nazis, Allies, the hunt for Eichmann.
-The Disappeared Jews of the 1976 military dictatorship.
-The 90’s terrorist attacks and aftermath.
-Current events and challenges faced by our community.

Jewish Heritage Tour

We mainly deal with airport runs and private trip’s to popular Jew’s destinations like Auschwitz , Lezajsk , Rymanow Dynow , Sacz and others.
Our fleet of motor’s are no older than three year’s and kept very clean and professional at all time’s.
All of our driver’s are punctual, experienced, well dressed and speak perfectly good English.

Check our offer on our website and feel free to contact us.

jgtravelstransfers@gmail.com
+48799234528

Borscht and Bagel Tour

The Jewish history in Moscow and St. Petersburg is relatively modern. After the February Revolution of 1917 which guaranteed civil rights to all Russian citizens regardless of their nationality and faith, the Jewish community started growing in both capitals allowing jews to participate in all spheres of the economical and political life of the country.

Allow us to take you on a 9-day fascinating journey and share the stories of the Russian Jewish community through time.

-Visit the places connected with the cultural, religious, and political life of the Russian Jews.
-Walk the streets of these grand cities with our expert guide to plunge yourself into the life and history of the country.
-Taste kosher food with a local flavor
-Get to know the vibrant Jewish life of modern Russia. Meet with people and participate in numerous events.
-Visit also the must-see sites in both cities.
-Admire the art collections of the major art galleries of both capitals.
-Learn what it was like to live under the KGB’s watchful eye.

The hotels in both cities are conveniently located near the Synagogues and are friendly to Jewish needs.

Virtual Israel Tours

We connect people to Israel by curating engaging and interactive virtual experiences through Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Our programs take participants on a deep dive into a variety of topics from ancient and modern Israel. You tell us your interests and we can build a program for you. Some of our tours include:
Jerusalem of three faiths or Jewish heritage Jerusalem
Temple Mount and the Holy of Holies
Jewish Quarter, Mount Zion and the 6 day War
Life in the Jewish Communities along the Gaza Strip
Geopolitics, the Golan Heights and the Iron dome
Wonder Women thru Jewish history
Culinary tour of Machene Yehuda, Akko, Lewinsky, etc
Graffiti tour of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Banksys Bethlehem
Nature, language, the Bible and the land of Israel
Ancient and Modern Jaffa
Givat Haviva and Coexistence
Wellness, Spirituality and the Negev
The Kings

Sephardic Jewish Tour of Portugal

Discover the Jewish Portugal as we travel through the memory of a Jewish past. Uncover the riches of that time in history. Let us guide you 8 days travelling through the heart of soul of Jewish Portugal searching for the Jewish roots.
Has we take in many of the highlights of this region of Portugal, we will base our tour and cultural visits on Beiras Jewish heritage. How this has been the meeting place of three great cultures and religions: Judaim, Christianity and Islam.
From the end of the 15th century persecutions, convictions and forced conversions destroyed this Jewish communities. They become “New Christians” continued, in the secrecy of their homes, to honor their religion and to orally pass on, the prayers resisting to assimilation.
This trip is a close look at to an heritage of great value, not always visible, because it has been subjected to multiple destructions and pressures, but that we are gradually discovering.
But we want also to extend your experience about the local culture, history and gastronomy. So this will be a tour where you will get to know the locals and it’s culture in this North/Center area of Portugal. For that we have prepared for you unique experiences all along the way.

Anne Frank Walking Tour

During the Anne Frank Walking tour a professional guide takes you around Amsterdam and shows you the city  from the perspective of Anne Frank during the second world war. Starting from the Jewish Quarter and ending at the Anne Frank House, this 2 hour tour gives an interesting and in-depth perspective on what Anne Frank and others had to go through during these difficult times. Discover the many hiding places in the city where families like the Franks were forced to seek refuge. Get a sense of what life was like in the Netherlands following the occupation by the Germans in the early 1940s. Hear the story of Anne Frank’s diary and how her father, Otto, ended up publishing it.

Haifa Street Food Tour

Haifa boasts a thriving culinary scene that ranges from a variety of new and veteran gourmet restaurants, to some of the best and oldest street food establishments in the country. Haifa is known as a cultural tapestry, and is one of the few true examples of multicultural co-existence in the State of Israel. This lends itself to a widespread celebration of authentic Arabic-Galilean and Druze cuisines, that are unique to the city and its surrounding areas.

The port city is also home to many bars, pubs, and a thriving young nightlife scene, which includes our own original handcrafted beer, wine, and spirits.

No matter what you’re searching for, Haifa is a great place to set out, explore, and get your fill of authentic modern Israeli cuisine, and culture. -Haifa Street Food Tours

Yuval De-Joannes

My Name is Yuval De-Joannes. I live in Moshav Tzafririm in the Ella Valley and I lead tours throughout the country for over twelve years.
My passion for traveling began in my early school days, when I’ve joined the school of environmental studies in the Negev desert. Upon completing my military service as a paratrooper, and traveling the world for a couple of years, I’ve joined Ben-Gurion University and started my academic life.
First, I’ve achieved a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral sciences, and then through Haifa university, a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. My fieldwork took place in Ireland, on one of the Islands off the west coast, where I stayed for nearly two years.
Upon my return, I tried to put into practice the knowledge of people and history I’ve gained and completed an International tour guiding course, conducted by the Open University, and another tour guiding course conducted by the ministry of tourism. A third course I’ve completed was conducted by the ministry of education. Through the years I’ve received special expertise certificates, from the ministry of tourism in Christianity, Zionism, desert tourism and wine tourism.
From here the road was open to a new career. I’ve decided to focus on Israel, and to put all my energy in exploring it in depth. For me guiding is a passion, if not a call. Every tour I take is different for me. Even if the sites might repeat themselves, they are always fresh for me, cause every time I see them through different eyes, the eyes of those I travel with.
When I’m not guiding I enjoy hiking in Israel and around the world, mountain biking and reading. I guide families and individuals in Hebrew, English and Italian, and offer a wide range of focal points – theological, archaeological, historical, botanical, geological and more. It could be a day tour or a full package tour, all customized to your needs and desires. I use a luxurious Mercedes van, so you can be sure to travel in comfort and safety.