Day Tour

Jewish Heritage in Sarajevo (3 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Jewish Heritage in Sarajevo (3 Hours )

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and discover the rich Jewish history of Sarajevo. The history of the Jews can be traced back over 400 years ago when the first Jews arrived in Sarajevo as early as 1541. They were mostly artisans, merchants, pharmacists and doctors. They built their own quarter and a synagogue in 1580 with the help of a Turkish benefactor. Throughout the centuries, Jews in Sarajevo prospered. The city became a major crossroads in the Balkans for Jewish life, and came to be known as Little Jerusalem.

Sarajevo’s National Museum, holds the Sarajevo Haggadah, one of five the most important books in the world. It is a Jewish book of rites (codex), a collection of Biblical stories, prayers and psalms related to Pesah (Passover), the holiday to mark liberation of Jews from Egyptian slavery. It still remains unclear whether we will ever learn the date and place of this book’s making, the symbol of liberation, which has also become a symbol of Sarajevo.

Today your guide will take you for a visit to the sites that represent the Jewish heritage in Sarajevo. You will start with the Old Synagogue and Jewish Museum. The Old Synagogue was built under the directive of the Rumely Bey Sijamus-paša in 1581 together with a large Inn named as the Great Courtyard. The Courtyard was meant to be the residential district of the Sarajevo Jews. Documents and items of Jewish Museum depose about the rich history and culture of Jewish people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You will continue to the Novi Hram Synagogue (New Synagogue) & Art Gallery, Il Kal Grande (Sephardic Synagogue) Ashkenazi Synagogue and Jewish Community Center built in 1902 that is today the center of Jewish community in Bosnia. You will visit the Old Jewish Cemetery “Kovacici”, the second biggest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

About Us

Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Outstanding!

By: PAW


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Wonderful

By: Italy 2017


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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Croatia

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Excellent! the boat and skipper were perfect and the hotels were wonderful. Our two drivers were punctual and courteous.
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney