Organized Tours for Religious Jews: 4 Planning Tips


Are you a practicing Jew? If yes, why not take a tour and learn more about Judaism’s rich, ancient history. The world would not be the same as it is today were it not for the immense contributions of its Jewish communities, and as such, Jewish people deserve to be honored.

This post intends to explore this topic in much more detail, explaining how you can plan a vacation in which you look into Judaism’s history and learn more about the contributions of Jewish people. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about organized tours for religious Jews.

The star of David
The star of David


Finding A Professional Guide

The first thing that you need to do if you plan on taking an organized tour is to find a reliable company to work with. The experts from stress the importance of finding one with experience on their site, as they  themselves are one of the web’s leading Jewish tour organizations. A good way of telling whether a tour company is professional is to read their reviews.

A company’s reviews will tell you more or less everything you need to know about them and make deciding whether to work with them or not much easier for you to do.

Knowing Your Needs

Something else that you need to know if you plan on taking a tour is that there is a lot of Jewish history. You need to have a clear idea of what your needs are. The only way to do this is to do your own research and to take some time to learn about different aspects of your faith’s history that you may have never learned about before.

You also need to spend some time researching specific countries. For example, if you want to visit Morocco, learn about the mullahs and Jewish history there first.

Researching Yourself

Take some time to research the country that you are traveling to, as suggested in the previous section. Researching countries you are traveling to can help you to save yourself a lot of time and a lot of money. Don’t go somewhere without significant Jewish presence, otherwise you could find it very difficult to find a reliable tour guide.

In addition to researching countries, again, research guides. Find a guide who is very experienced in and knowledgeable about Jewish history. Taking the time to research yourself isn’t something that’ll consume much time, so prioritize it.


Booking Everything

For your holiday, make sure that you book everything in advance. Booking all of your tickets and reservations in advance will help you to ensure a place upon arrival. Many people make the mistake of thinking that they can arrive at holiday destinations and locations without booking in advance and still find themselves rooms or tickets.

You may be able to in small hotels but you definitely won’t be able to enlarge ones and it may be extremely difficult for you to secure places on a tour if you do not book early. Ideally, you should be booking things several months prior to traveling.

Everybody deserves a vacation. If you are a practicing Jew, why not make yours a religious one? Take the guidance given here and you’ll be having a fantastic vacation in no time. Definitely consider taking a tour on your next trip.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.