Baltic Jewish Tour
Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius— that managed to lovingly preserve the timeless elegance of their Old Towns as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
First we will visit Estonia capital – Tallinn, it retains its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafes and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. Continue to the intimate Tallinn Jewish Center for coffee, tea, and cake and learn about Jewish community life in Estonia. Synagogue visit.
Next we will visit Riga, Latvia’s capital – known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town. In the museum “Jews in Latvia” you will learn about life of Jews in this part of the world. Pass by the site of Jewish Ghetto and visit the only remaining Synagogue, which today serves as the central meeting place for the Jews of Latvia. Standing since the beginning of the 20th century, the synagogue was most likely spared from burning due to its fortunate location in the Old Town, where fires could be devastating to the surrounding buildings.
At the end of tour we will visit Vilnius – capital of Lithuania ,know by baroque architecture, seen especially in its medieval Old Town. Vilnius used to be a very important Jewish center in Europe. From the 14th century onwards Jews settled in the city, and by the 18th century Vilnius had become the world center of traditional Talmudic learning, eventually becoming known as the Jerusalem of the North.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tallinn, Estonia / Vilnius, Lithuania|
|DURATION||7 days / 6 nights|
Day 1: Arrival
Day 7: Return