ULTIMATE IBERIAN ISRAEL

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OVERVIEW

Start your journey with our Iberian Discovery program, exploring Spain and Portugal and embracing their rich history and cultural beauty. Then, continue the adventure on our three-week Israel Journey experience, which allows teens to connect to the Jewish homeland.

DESTINATION: Spain, Portugal & Israel
TRAVEL DATES


Jul 12 - Aug 15, 2023  Wait-list

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 9-11
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~6 Hours
DURATION: 35 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST (REGULAR PRICE): $10,470

Price after November 17, 2022

Airfare cost to Europe, and back to the U.S. from Israel, is not included in the land cost. Flight information will become available in the spring. Need-based scholarships are available.

RootOne

This program is eligible for a $3,000 RootOne voucher. Find additional voucher details and requirements here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodations (hotels, kibbutz lodging, and desert tents)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Security escort & monitoring
  • Medical insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

With stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains accompanying you, you’ll travel across the Spanish and Portuguese region, getting to know the local Jewish communities and taking in the world heritage sites. Together we’ll trace the history of Spain’s Golden Age, walk along the alleys of Judería de Córdoba (Jewish Quarter) in Córdoba, visit Europe’s oldest synagogue, Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca, in Toledo, and get a better understanding about how Judaism, even after exile and persecution, has persevered in the area. Then, we’ll travel on to Israel and continue our community and cultural immersion in the Jewish homeland.

The most important phrases you’ll need to learn for your trip:

  • “Este fue el mejor viaje de mi vida!” (Spanish for “This was the best trip of my life!”)
  • “Vou lembrar desse momento para sempre.” (Portuguese for “I’m going to remember this moment forever.”)
  • “Aifoh ha sherutim?” (Hebrew for “Where are the bathrooms?”)

Information

Questions about this program? We’re happy to answer them! Contact us. Families that are already registered for this experience should email [email protected] with any questions they have and someone from our customer service team will respond.

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover the caves of Sacromonte in Granada, which have been used as homes for thousands of years


Learn about Spain’s rich Sephardic Jewish heritage and the story of the Inquisition


Enjoy an authentic flamenco show, sample delicious local cuisine and view the art of Picasso


Float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada to watch the sunrise


Navigate the wilderness on a camel trek and enjoy a delicious desert feast in Bedouin tents


Raft down the Jordan River and swim under the Ein Gedi desert waterfalls


Soak up the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv and enjoy its lively beach culture


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