Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Spain designed by Dr. Marc Shapiro.
Last year's trip sold out, so we recommend you book early.
We'll be visiting Madrid, Cordoba, Gibraltar, Grenada, Barcelona, Gerona, and many other sites off the beaten track. This trip promises to be an unforgettable Spanish experience, with a focus on places of Jewish interest. A central feature of the tour will be Dr. Shapiro's expert discussions of the many places we will visit, making the trip nothing less than a travelling classroom. In addition, we will be joined by expert local guides who will provide their own angle.
And of course, in addition to the special Torah in Motion educational and spiritual nourishment, the Journey Through Jewish History in Spain will feature:
• 5 Star luxury hotels in prime locations;
• strictly kosher food; and
• expert local tour guides for sites of general interest.
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Here's what previous participants had to say about this trip:
"It was a distinct pleasure for me to be part of the wonderful group of people who made up the "Torah in Motion" group on this very special tour of Spain. It truly was an outstanding and memorable experience. With wishes for besurot tovot, and kindest regards." --Esther Konig
"I’m still on a high from the amazing trip. Yasher kochachem! It was an added bonus to have all the trip creators (i.e., you and Ilana in addition to Marc) participating with us." --Ellen Warner, Toronto, ON
"Thank you for a wonderful trip. It was amazing--I think it is my favorite of the three trips I've been on with Torah in Motion, though I loved the other two as well." --Eudice Greenfield, Skokie, IL"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn about the Jewish history of Sfarad in the company of such extraordinary people. I think it is important for Ashkenazim to explore Sephardi history in order to understand where our fellow Jews are coming from. It was truly elucidating. Somehow one can read about it all day long, but to be there is something else, something much deeper." --Ellen Jaffe
This tour will not be visiting any churches.
Please do not make independent travel arrangements until all details of this trip are finalized. The current itineraries are subject to change.
Tentative Itinerary, subject to change:
Monday, June 22 - Depart for Madrid
Tuesday, June 23 – Madrid
The tour begins at 1:00 pm with a tour of the famous Prado Museum. The Prado collection, with around 9,000 paintings, is one of the world's most important and boasts names such as Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez, and Goya.
Following this, we will have a walking tour around the heart of the old city through the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, the former City Hall, and the Royal Opera House. We will also learn about the Jewish past of the city of Madrid.
In the morning, we will travel to Toledo which, in medieval times, was the most important city in Spain, as well as the home of great rabbis such as R. Asher ben Jehiel. Two important synagogues survive in the old Jewish quarter. We will also visit the shops that sell swords, sabres, and daggers, a craft that Toledo was famous for in medieval times.
After the tour, we drive to Cordoba, at times travelling on sections of what is known as the Don Quixote route. On the way, we will visit the Windmills in Consuegra, made famous by Cervantes.
Hotel Eurostar Palace (5 stars)