Join Rabbi Feldman

Join Temple Beth El on a Jewish Tour of Morocco

June 4-11, 2017

Optional extension to Portugal June 11 – 15, 2017

Join Temple Beth El on a Jewish Tour of Morocco 

June 4-11, 2017

Optional extension to Portugal June 11 – 15, 2017

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Join Rabbi Feldman as he leads you through an exotic encounter with ancient traditions, customs, architecture, historic synagogues, cemeteries, architectural sites and the natural surroundings of the region

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Museum of Moroccan Judaism in Fes, Shabbat Services and hospitality in Hazzan Ohayon’s Home in Marrakesh, Up Close Meetings with Local Jewish Communities. Historic Sites of Jewish Heritage in Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakesh
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
Welcome & assistance at airport by our land operator staff, accommodation in 5 star hotels, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners, deluxe AC bus, expert guide throughout the tour, entrance fees to the sites, Kosher meals as indicated in the program, water daily on the bus

Tour Pricing & Information

Morocco Tour (check payment, for credit card please add 4%) Land Package $2150 per person in double, Single Supplement $725 Air Miami – Morocco: $1280

Not included: $100 Tips for guide, driver, restaurants and luggage handling at hotels Portugal Extension: Land only :$1965 Single Supplement $700

Air Miami – Morocco – Portugal $1325
Not included: $80 Tips for guide, driver, restaurants and luggage handling at hotels

*Fuel surcharge is subject to change

For additional information please call Yafa at ITC Tours 800 247 7235

or E-mail Yafa at yafa@israeltour.com
Down load itinerary and application at www.israeltour.com/Rabbi-Feldman-Morocco

Tour arranged by ITC Tours llc 800 247 7235 – yafa@israeltour.com

Sunday June 4

Departure from USA on an overnight flight to Morocco


Day 1, Mon, June 5

Arrive in Casablanca

Meet and greet upon arrival. Following lunch, a panoramic tour of the city. Mosque Hassan II, Quartier Habous, Law Courts, and the Gates of the Royal Palace. View the island of Marabout Sidi Abderrahman (at low tide). Welcome Dinner, at the Jewish Club “Cercle De L’union” or similar. Meet members of the Jewish community to discuss their life in Casablanca today.

Overnight in Casablanca. (L, D)


Day 2, Tue, June 6

Casablanca – Rabat

Breakfast at the hotel.
Jewish museum in Casablanca, then depart for Rabat, Walking tour of the city, walk around the walls of the Royal Palace, Mausoleums of Mohammad V and Hassan II. Walk the Old Walled City and Kasbah des Oudayas. After lunch, visit the newly opened private museum outside of Rabat. Light refreshments at museum. Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Rabat. (B, L, D)


Day 3, Wed, June 7

Rabat – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out hotel. Travel to Volubilis. Continue to Meknes, visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and the Royal Stables. Travel to Fes. Lunch on route. Take in a panoramic view of the Medina of Fes from Borj Sud fortress. Enjoy a guided visit through the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) and visit The Ibn Danan Synagogue , Jewish cemetery, and the Jewish Museum. Dinner at the Jewish Club. Members of the Jewish community will join us to discuss their life in Fes today.

Overnight in Fes. (B, L, D)


Day 4, Thu, June 8

Fes

Breakfast at the hotel. Guided walk through the Medina.. See local craftsmen at work in their shops as they weave, embroider, carve and chisel today as they have done for centuries. A tour of the Madrasa Bou Inania. Following lunch in the Medina, visit Museum of Wooden Arts. Visit Tanneries of Fes. Return to the hotel.

Dinner at the local restaurant Overnight in Fes. (B, L, D)


Day 5, Fri, June 9

Fes – Marrakesh

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure to Marrakesh. Lunch on route. Begin your visit with a panoramic tour of the city. Check into the hotel and get ready for Shabbat. Services at the Bet-El Synagogue. Shabbat hospitality at Hazzan and Mrs. Ohayon’s home: dinner with local Jewish community

Overnight in Marrakesh. (B.D.L)


Day 6, Sat, June 10

Marrakesh

Breakfast at the hotel. Shabbat services at Slat Laazama Synagogue in the Mellah, Guest speaker: Yitzchak Ohayon, Lunch will follow at his home. Walking tour of the Majorelle Garden., then free time until Havdalah. Evening stroll through Djamaa el- Fna Square. Festive farewell dinner of Moroccan delicacies.

Overnight in Marrakesh. (B.L.D.)


Day 7, Sun, June 11

Depart Marrakesh

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Marrakesh International Airport for flight to Miami or optional extension to Portugal (B)


Optional extension to Portugal June 11 – 15, 2017


Day 1, Sun, June 11

Arrive in Lisbon

Meet and greet upon arrival and transfer to Alfama. Stop at Saint Luzia viewpoint. A ride up the Elevator Santa Justa, Lisbon’s answer to the Eiffel Tower. After a short break, continue with a walk at the Praça do Comércio. Transfer to hotel for check-in

Overnight Lisbon. (B, D)


Day 2, Mon, June 12

Lisbon

After breakfast, we start with a visit to Lisbon‛s Synagogue Shaare Tikva and the Jewish cemetery. After lunch (on your own) explore Lisbon‛s historical Jewish sites and learn about the history of the Jews of the region.. Visit Rossio Square and view the National Theatre. See the adjacent Square of Sao Domingo and the memorial monument erected not long ago by Lisbon‛s Jewish community. Explore the magnificent Rossio Train Station and walk through the Judaria Grande (Large Jewish Quarter). View church of Nossa Senhora. and explore Bairro Alto and Chiado districts. Evening at leisure.

Overnight Lisbon (B)


Day 3, Tue, Jun 13

Lisbon – Tomar – Sintra – Lisbon

Breakfast at your hotel then we head north to Tomar. Visit Abraham Zacuto Portuguese-Jewish Museum and the Synagogue de Tomar. Lunch at the local restaurant. On return to Lisbon, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra., and take a walking tour through the old Jewish Quarter. Visit to the breathtaking Pena Palace, a notable example of Portuguese architecture in the Romantic Period. Return to Lisbon.

Dinner at local restaurant, Overnight Lisbon. (B, L, D)


Day 4, Wed, Jun 14

Lisbon – Belem – Lisbon

Breakfast at your hotel with a morning at leisure to discover Lisbon at your own pace. In the afternoon continue to the waterfront area of Belem, where we visit the Monastery of Geronimo, and stop by the monument of Vasco de Gamma. Enjoy delicious pastry at the Patsies de Belem coffee house (rate not incl.). In the evening, a Farewell Dinner will be organized at the local restaurant, accompanied by traditional Lisbon Fado music.

Overnight Lisbon (B, D)


Day 5, Thu, Jun 15

Lisbon -USA

Breakfast, followed by transfer to Lisbon Airport (B)

Tour Pricing & Information

Morocco Tour (check payment, for credit card please add 4%) Land Package $2150 per person in double, Single Supplement $725 Air

Miami – Morocco: $1280

Not included: $100 Tips for guide, driver, restaurants and luggage handling at hotels Portugal Extension: Land only :$1965 Single Supplement $700

Air Miami – Morocco – Portugal $1325
Not included: $80 Tips for guide, driver, restaurants and luggage handling at hotels

*Fuel surcharge is subject to change

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