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Description Jewish City Tour, full day in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar (8 hours):

Get immersed in the beautiful experience of visiting the places where was born and happen the history and Jewish life in Chile.

Our hallmark is that all our guides are ACTIVE MEMBERS of the Local Community, and that our tours are organized hand by hand with local institutions.

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Some posible places to visit during the tour:
In the city of VALPARAISO we visit:
* Hill Concepcion and Hill Alegre
* Soto Mayor Square, Prat Pier and central area.

* The Sephardic Synagogue "Max Nordau," founded in 1916, with the oldest Sefer Torah of Chile, with over 100 years old, which is still preserved in good condition.
* The mural of the Menorah for Peace (in Cerro Alegre)
* The Jerusalem Square
* The Mausoleum
* Victoria street and France avenue, to know about the history of jewish people that lived there. (ex Jewry in the twentieth century)
* The Fireman station "Bomba Israel of Valparaiso".
* Max Nordau Community Mausoleum - Monument sister city of Valparaiso "Bat-Iam"

SPECIAL PROMO: 5% off from the total, when booking Jewish tours in more than one city.

PROMO PRICE: USD $220.- per person (indiv. price for a tour for 2 or 3 passengers)
For 4 to 6 passengers: USD $200.- per person
For 7 to 10 passengers: USD $175.- per person
Only one passenger: USD $350.-
** Starting in Santiago or pick up from San Antonio dock: Extra U$50.-(one way) and U$75 (round trip)

** It is paid in advance.

** It takes, at least, 5 working days to book the service prior to the date of the tour.

The tour starts at the cruise pier.
Optional: Departure from Santiago, at 9.00am, and return to Santiago at 17.30 hrs. approx.

Also ask for:
* Half day tour in Valparaiso.
* Transfers to / from Cruise Port - Santiago

Optional Kosher lunch, not included in the price.
Included: Specialized guides English-Spanish speaking guides, transportation and entrance fees for all sites indicated.

Not included: Meals Tzedakah in Jewish sites.

Important: The photos of the promotional flyer are for reference and the places to visit during the tour are subject to availability and personalized organization of the itinerary, according to the interests of each passenger.

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More information about the places we visit in the tour

Menorah of peace

Menorah of peace

This Menorah is located in Cerro Concepcion, at the foot of the Lutheran Church. The origin of it is unknown.

Dr. Chaim Weitzman Hebrew School

Dr. Chaim Weitzman Hebrew School

Founded in 1947 by teacher Isaac Bergstein (Z´L) and a group of Jewish community leaders in Valpara�so, Dr. Chaim Weitzman Hebrew School of Viña del Mar is today an institution that is open to the city, offering a full-day school an...

Israeli Community of Viña del Mar

Israeli Community of Viña del Mar

The Jewish community of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar is composed by: * The Synagogue * The Hebrew School * The Jewish cemetery * The Israelite stadium

Jerusalem Square

Jerusalem Square

Located in the very entrance to the city, this place was inaugurated in the year 2000 as part of the national campaign to get the city port to be declared cultural heritage of the city. It shows a stone that says “Jerusalem” surrounded by h...

Macabi Hatzair Viña del Mar

Macabi Hatzair Viña del Mar

The Israelita Stadium is in Reñaca Town.

Max Nordau Israelit Society

Max Nordau Israelit Society

The Israeli Instruction and Welfare Society Max Nordau, was founded on April 29, 1916, being built by Sephardic Jews who had immigrated mainly from Smyrna in Turkey and Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. After some years, t...

History of Jewish immigration

The first Jews that arrived in Chile was at the time of the Inquisition, the Spanish conquerors.

But from around 1840, begins the true immigration.

It was in Valparaiso where the first Jews from Europe, especially French and Germans came and then settled in Santiago, Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Temuco and La Union.
In the late nineteenth century, a new generation of Jews fleeing anti-Semitic policies of Czarist Russia installed in Santiago and south of the country.
In 1903 opens in the capital. Also in the Araucania other immigration Sephardic Jews of Macedonia was developed.

In 1920 there were 300 in Temuco Sephardic families and more than 900 Jews of Polish , Russian and Ukrainian origin. Temuco was the first city in Chile to have a synagogue and an Israeli club.

From 1933 to 1939, a new group of jews arrives fleeing persecution imposed by the Nazi regime in Germany , Austria and Czechoslovakia.

The community has 19,000 members, 16,000 live in Santiago, about 650 between in Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, 100 in Temuco and other small communities in Concepcion, La Serena and Iquique.

A little about the country

The Republic of Chile is a democratic unitary state of presidential character.
The country has 15 regions, 54 provinces and 346 municipalities in total, and its capital is the city of Santiago de Chile.

It has more than 17 million inhabitants and an area of 756,096.3 km. with island territories in the Pacific Ocean, as the "Juan Fernandez archipelago", the "Desventuradas Islands", the "Sala y Gomez Island" and "Easter Island", the latter two located in Polynesia.

The official language is Spanish.

The currency is the Chilean Peso.