DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN VENICE
Arrival in Venice. Transfer to the Hotel. Guided tour of Venice to discover the main highlights of the city on the sea. Free lunch. Free afternoon.
Overnight in Venice.
DAY 2 - VENICE Breakfast. After breakfast guided tour of the Jewish quarter and its synagogues. Free lunch. In the afternoon free time or on choose on of the following tours: Venetian Islands Murano, Burano, Torcello by private boat; Late Renaissance tour; Tour of the three great painters: Bellini, Tiziano, Tintoretto; Tour of the baroque architecture.
Overnight in Venice.
DAY 3 – TRIESTE Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Trieste (1 hour and a half). (Before arriving in the city centre, we can stop in a famous wine cellar of the Carso Zone, where you will have the opportunity to visit the canteen and taste some of the typical wines, as Vitovska, Terrano, Prulke, together with some snacks of local products).
On the way stop at the beautiful Miramare Castle, sheer above the sea, which was the residence of the Archduke Maximilian of Hapsburg. The original furniture and decorations inside the castle convey the charm of an imperial residence. The castle is set in vast gardens that stretch out along the coastline with many species of tropical plants and trees. This scenario provides with the opportunity to enjoy a quite interesting botanic walk along paths and parterres hemmed with a vast assortment of sculptures.
Transfer to the hotel in Trieste and dinner with traditional food in a restaurant of the city center.
Overnight in Trieste.
DAY 4 – TRIESTE
Breakfast. In then morning guided tour (or individual visit on choose) to the Jewish Trieste. The tour starts from the beautiful Piazza Unità, the biggest square in Europe facing directly on to the sea. From there we enter through the “Portizza” (one of the ghetto gates) in the ex ghetto area, which is now rich in antique and bric-à-brac shops. Passing through Via del Monte, where is located the Jewish school, we find the Museum of the Jewish Community, named after Carlo and Vera Wagner.
It exhibits Hebrew ritual objets d’art, documents and books testifying to the intensity of the Jewish life in Trieste, and representing one of the most important repositories of the Jewish heritage in Italy. During the tour you will visit the Morpurgo Museum, that originally was the home of a rich Jewish family - the Morpurgos – and was turned into a major museum documenting the 19th century’s bourgeois taste with its original furnishing.
The synagogue of Trieste is a beautiful building dating back to the early 20th century. It was inaugurated in 1912, and it replaced the four smaller temples that previously existed. It has been considered the most outstanding Synagogue in Europe, with its singular architectural style. The monumental interior is decorated with elements inspired to middle-eastern art and with traditional Jewish art pattern.
Free lunch and free afternoon.
Overnight in Trieste.
DAY 5 – POSTOJNSKE JAME AND LJUBLJANA (SLOVENIA)
Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Postojnske Jame, a 20-kilometre long underworld system. The cave is accessible without special equipment, and has a constant temperature of 8° C. Visitors are taken for a tour by a special cave train, and then are accompanied on foot by experienced guides After the visit to the Caves transfer to the hotel in Ljubljana (Slovenia). In the afternoon guided tour of the city centre, to admire the Austro-Hungarian charm of this city. Dinner in a traditional restaurant of the city centre. Overnight in Ljubljana.
DAY 6 – BLED (OPTIONAL), LJUBLJANA Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Bled, free time to enjoy the nature around the lake. Transfer back to Ljubljana. Free afternoon. Dinner in a restaurant of the city centre. Overnight in Ljubljana.
DAY 7 – DEPARTURE DAY Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Venice (3 hours)
This is suggested itinerary for individuals and groups, prices are on request, please email number of people, dates and we will provide you a quote.
These are very popular for synagogue groups and can be combined as a stopover on the way to/from Israel. We can also arrange a shabbat with Jewish community on request of the group.