8-DAY, 7-NIGHT MACEDONIAN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR

Global Leader in Socially Conscious Travel.

Join Macedonian Jewish community experts Sarah Aroeste and Josh Bloom for an in-depth exploration of North Macedonia’s Jewish heritage, culture, and music. Discover the country’s rich history, natural beauty, ethnic diversity, and delectable food and wine.

Visit all the must see sites, while being guided , by an Israeli and a Palestinian, in an immersive travel experience that takes you behind the doors of mosques, churches, and synagogues, through the halls of Palestinian and Israeli government, into active dig sites, and into the homes of Arab, Jewish, and Druze locals.

 

Exclusive Experiences:

● Be VIP guests of Sarah Aroeste and witness her groundbreaking live concert, Monastir, in a celebration of Macedonian Jewish life.

● Cook traditional Jewish Macedonian recipes with representatives of Skopje’s Jewish Community Center.

● Visit the remains of a 2nd century synagogue at the Stobi archaeological park.

● Tour Bitola’s former Jewish Quarter and cemetery.

● Pay respects at sites commemorating the deportation and near annihilation of the Jewish population of Macedonia.

● Learn at Skopje’s Holocaust Memorial Center.

● Have the opportunity to research trip participants’ Macedonian family roots with historians and archivists.

● Stroll through Skopje’s Ottoman Old Town.

● See Mother Teresa’s birthplace.

● Visit colorful mosques and find intricately designed iconostasis shrines and fresco reliefs at Macedonian Orthodox churches.

● Marvel at the beauty of national parks and pristine waters of Lake Ohrid.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary  (also located at the bottom of this page).

Our trained guide-facilitators will help open a conversation, answer difficult questions, model friendship through respectful dialogue and disagreement, and give travelers an opportunity to encounter new voices and perspectives.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Check out a four minute TED talk by the founder of MEJDI in which he outlines the history and philosophy behind the company.

Optional Northern Greece Jewish History Tour Extension (August 2-6, 2022)
  • Stop in Florina to remember Jewish community killed in the Holocaust.
  • Visit the Jewish Museum and Synagogue and meet with a representative of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki.
  • Explore Kastoria, known for its majestic landscapes and charming neighborhoods.
  • Visit a memorial dedicated to the Jews from Kastoria who perished during the Holocaust.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary.

TRIP INCLUDES
7 nights’ accommodations based on double occupancy at the following hotels or similar: Marriott (Skopje), Hotel Treff (Bitola), Holiday City Palace (Ohrid)
Local English-speaking guide
Private transportation, including group arrival/departure transfers
Entrance fees
Honorariums for speakers
Meals as per itinerary
Bottled still and sparkling water at included meals
Gratuities for guides, drivers, hotel staff, & staff at included meals
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TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE
Flights
Travel Insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Single Supplement- $350
Optional Extension Tour - $995 per person (double occupancy)
Soft & alcoholic drinks with meals
Water on bus for tours & transfers
Individual airport transfers outside of the group transfers

All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.

Kim

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Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

PRICING

  • 30-34 Paying Participants: $5,354 AUD per paying participant ($3,970 USD)

  • 25-29 Paying Participants: $5,490 AUD per paying participant ($4,070 USD)

  • 20-24 Paying Participants: $5,650 AUD per paying participant ($4,190 USD)

  • 15-19 Paying Participants: $5,900 AUD per paying participant ($4,350 USD)