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“Our group of 9 thought our private Sephardic Jewish Spain tour was superb… Your custom planning and creative ideas met our multi-generational family needs perfectly.

Our guided trip blended Jewish heritage, historic walks, good food, learning about Spanish flamenco, food & wines, historic hotels & transfers and meeting local Jews. Thanks also to Daniel for his care and conversations”

– Ben & Sophia S.   NYC

Once the largest Jewish populations in Europe, Spain offers a rich vacation destination for Jewish Heritage Travel and Tours. As our own heritage include Sephardic Jewish heritage from Spain and Portugal we feel this is very important.

Along with Jewish heritage tours, our guest enjoy custom Spain luxury travel + priviledged access to enriching  cultural experiences, people and services to fit your taste. Options include:  fun cooking classes, helicopter tours, private chauffeured transfers, discover top Spanish winemakers, wines and wineries , enjoy  fine art of Picasso, Velazquez and Goya or sleep like a king in a medieval Spanish castle.  and other memorable services based on your interest and passions

Private Jewish Historical Travel in Spain

The profound story of Jewish Spain is a tumultuous one with ample amounts of progress, achievement and suffering. In fact the word Sefarad originally meant Spain. Until 1492 Spain had one of the world’s largest and most prosperous Jewish communities. Could it be that Spain’s inability to manage their rapid colonial infusion of wealth was related to the brain drain of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain?

It is known that before the expulsion many Sephardic Jews had served the different Spanish Catholic kingdoms of Castile, Navarra, Aragon and Leon as savvy advisors, tax collectors and as bankers.

See related Spain Sepharidic Jewish Citizenship news here.

Spanish cities with important Sephardic Heritage like Cordoba, Caceres, Girona, Seville, Hervas, Ribadavia, Segovia, Toledo and Tudela are part of a cultural and historic  preservation network called the Sephardic Way.  Other cities in Spain with important Jewish Heritage include Seville, Malaga and Granada although there little visible of the Jewish quarters in the last two cities.

The current Sephardic Jews, who are the descendants of Jews who left Spain and Portugal instead of converting, still make up an important part of the world Jewish population. Our Jewish Heritage program can be tailored to your dates and needs. Today there are active Jewish communities in Madrid and Barcelona among other places in Spain. On flexible private touring, enjoy Sephardic and UNESCO listed sites in and around Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, luxury hotels, chauffeured transfers and top bilingual guides.

P.S.   A few of the common surnames for Sephardic Jews from Spain or Portugal were:

De Castro

Cunha

Cotto

Carabajal

Camondo

Abravanel

Avelar

Abulafia

Paredes

Vargas

Silva

Harari

Lopez

Gonzalez

Gonzales

Garza

Please contact us ASAP for availability for your private Spain Jewish Travel Tour to remember. To give our valued discerning customers more peace of mind & service while they are traveling with us, we accept only 5 private trips at a time.

For extra customer care, on certain dates, a Magical Spain partner can personally guide your trip. Otherwise we collaborate with select top guides in Spain. We look forward to helping you connect with Sepharad.