Jewish Heritage Tour of Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, and Trieste

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Mostar, Bosnia
Mostar, Bosnia

Itinerary: Sarajevo–Mostar–Stolac–Dubrovnik–Split–Trogir–Hvar–Plitvice–Zagreb–Bled–Ljubljana–Trieste–Ljubljana

12–23 May, 2025

11 nights // 12 days

♦ The Sarajevo Haggadah is one of many testaments to Bosnia's rich Sephardic history, and, si kere el Dio, we will get the unique opportunity to see it! Sarajevo will also treat us to its Sephardi and Ashkenazi synagogues and 17th-century Sephardic cemetery – one of the largest in Europe.

♦ Bosnian Sarajevo will also impress you with its European promenade, the bustling Oriental old bazaar, and the 16th-century Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, a true marvel of Ottoman architecture. You can also cross the Latin Bridge, where in 1914 Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. Mostar's old town is a delightful multicultural combination of Ottoman, Mediterranean, and European architecture, with the iconic rebuilt Old Bridge spanning the scenic Neretva River.

♦ Croatia's rich Jewish heritage includes the spectacular synagogue in Split and the town's idyllic cemetery; the singular Dubrovnik synagogue, the second-oldest active shul in Europe (after Prague); and the vibrant Jewish community of Zagreb, the nation's capital.

♦ In Croatia, Dubrovnik is rightly termed the Pearl of the Adriatic, and its Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque edifices, coupled with fortifications surrounded by turquoise waters are breathtaking. No less stunning are Diocletian's Palace in Split, the city's Venetian alleys, Romanesque churches, medieval ramparts, and the fragrant fish market.

♦ In Italian Trieste, "the Gateway to Zion," we will explore layers of rich Jewish history and visit one of Europe's grandest synagogues – the Israelite Temple – modeled after a 4th-century Syrian structure.

♦ And if Slovenia's fairy-tale capital Ljubljana at times reminds you of Prague, it may be due to architect Jože Plečnik's work in both cities.


Trieste, Italy
Trieste, Italy
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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