A top Jewish historian offers his guide services for a history heavy tour of Buenos Aires.
This private tour will introduce you to the Jewish community of Buenos Aires within the larger context of both Argentine and Jewish history. Learn about the Sephardic crypto-Jews who were essential in the establishment, viability and growth of colonial Buenos Aires in the 16th and 17th centuries. Explore the immigration process of Eastern European Jews at the end of the 19th and early part of the 20th century and their settlement in the Jewish colonies, where they became the famous “Jewish Gauchos”.
Gain a deeper understanding of issues such as the immigration of Nazis to Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s, the relationship between Perón and Evita with the Jewish community and the Jewish people, and the hunting of Eichmann. We will visit the sites of the terrorist attacks on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and the AMIA, in 1992 and 1994 respectively.
And we will visit a Sepahrdic and an Ashkenazic synagogue during our exploration of the traditional Jewish neighborhood of Once.
This tour itinerary lends itself to changes based on your own personal preferences and interests.
Jewish Historian Tour - US$280
Mondays - Fridays and Sundays (no tours on Shabbat)
Transportation can be hired on: $35 USD per hour.
Additional hours can be added on at $70 USD per hour
If you like walking tours, or prefer to use public transportation to reduce the cost, please let us know, as we can accommodate this preference too. Pick up and drop-off at hotel can be arranged as the only transportation element of the tour.
- Private guide for 4 hours (up to 4 guests allowed)
- Includes Tzedakah for synagogues visited
- Argentinean born guide who lived in the U.S. for 17 years
FAQ: Can we be picked up and dropped off at our hotel / at the ship ?
FAQ: We like walking tours. Can this tour be done walking?
If you are one or two people, we can avail ourselves of taxis to move between neighborhoods and maximize the walking portions of the tour.
FAQ: We heard that we need prior authorization to enter into the synagogues. Is this true?
Yes, we need to provide the synagogues we visit with the names and passport information of the travelers 48 hours ahead of the visit.
The best time to take this tour is the first day after your arrival in BA, having had a good night´s sleep, as it provides you with an excellent introduction to the history of the country and the city as well.