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Jewish Heritage of Curacao provided by Aida Travel Services

Jewish Heritage of Curacao
4.5
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About
Curacao has a fascinating Jewish history and the oldest Synagogue in the Americas, join an experienced guide who will explain in detail about the Jewish community on the island and visit historical places.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32767P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation between Sights
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Curaçao
  • Entry/Admission - Landhuis Chobolobo
  • Entry/Admission - Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Pickup
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Meeting Instructions Cruise ships dock at 3 piers in Curacao. If you are docked at the Mega Pier 1: Upon debarkation, please proceed to the white tents, where you will find the online reservation sign. This is an approximately 5 minute walk from the ship. The local representative will be waiting for you with a sign that says "Aida Travel Services." They will be wearing a hat that says "Aida Travel Services" and an brown or white polo shirt with the Aida Travel Services logo on it. Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time listed above. If you have any trouble finding the local representative, head to the security building at the port, where you can make a free call to the contact number below for assistance. If you are docked at the Mega Pier 2 Tula: Upon debarkation, you will be directed to the pier next door, Mega Pier 1. Head for the white tents, where you will find the online reservation sign. This is an approximately 10 minute walk from the ship. The local representative will be waiting for you with a sign that says "Aida Travel Services." They will be wearing a hat that says "Aida Travel Services" and an brown or white polo shirt with the Aida Travel Services logo on it. Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time listed above. If you have any trouble finding the local representative, head to the security building at the port, where you can make a free call to the contact number below for assistance. If you are docked at Mathey Wharf: Upon debarkation, proceed towards the information stand at the port. Nearby the information stand, you will see the online reservation sign. This is an approximately 2 minute walk from the ship. The local representative will be waiting for you with a sign that says "Aida Travel Services." They will be wearing a hat that says "Aida Travel Services" and an brown or white polo shirt with the Aida Travel Services logo on it. Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time listed above. If you have any trouble finding the local representative, head to the security building at the port, where you can make a free call to the contact number below for assistance. Contact Information If you encounter any difficulties the day of the tour, please contact our representative.
  • Gouverneur van Slobbeweg, Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Ports:
  • Mega Pier 1
  • Mega Pier 2 Tula
  • Mathey Wharf
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Shared Tour
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Dress code is casual
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation between Sights
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Curaçao
  • Entry/Admission - Landhuis Chobolobo
  • Entry/Admission - Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Pickup
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Meeting Instructions Cruise ships dock at 3 piers in Curacao. If you are docked at the Mega Pier 1: Upon debarkation, please proceed to the white tents, where you will find the online reservation sign. This is an approximately 5 minute walk from the ship. The local representative will be waiting for you with a sign that says "Aida Travel Services." They will be wearing a hat that says "Aida Travel Services" and an brown or white polo shirt with the Aida Travel Services logo on it. Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time listed above. If you have any trouble finding the local representative, head to the security building at the port, where you can make a free call to the contact number below for assistance. If you are docked at the Mega Pier 2 Tula: Upon debarkation, you will be directed to the pier next door, Mega Pier 1. Head for the white tents, where you will find the online reservation sign. This is an approximately 10 minute walk from the ship. The local representative will be waiting for you with a sign that says "Aida Travel Services." They will be wearing a hat that says "Aida Travel Services" and an brown or white polo shirt with the Aida Travel Services logo on it. Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time listed above. If you have any trouble finding the local representative, head to the security building at the port, where you can make a free call to the contact number below for assistance. If you are docked at Mathey Wharf: Upon debarkation, proceed towards the information stand at the port. Nearby the information stand, you will see the online reservation sign. This is an approximately 2 minute walk from the ship. The local representative will be waiting for you with a sign that says "Aida Travel Services." They will be wearing a hat that says "Aida Travel Services" and an brown or white polo shirt with the Aida Travel Services logo on it. Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time listed above. If you have any trouble finding the local representative, head to the security building at the port, where you can make a free call to the contact number below for assistance. Contact Information If you encounter any difficulties the day of the tour, please contact our representative.
  • Gouverneur van Slobbeweg, Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Ports:
  • Mega Pier 1
  • Mega Pier 2 Tula
  • Mathey Wharf
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Shared Tour
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Dress code is casual
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gouverneur van Slobbeweg
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mongui Maduro museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Landhuis Chobolobo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Scharloo
  • 3
    Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
22 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
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Scarlett G
7 contributions
Interesting Tour
Jun 2021
Our tour guide, Jude, was great. Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We had to make some adjustments due to COVID closures, but Jude did a good job of substituting different sites. The Aida guides met us at the dock - it was very easy.
Written 15 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vacation20639
Boynton Beach, FL2 contributions
We had a fabulous tour.
Dec 2019
They had a very interesting tour. It was Avery interesting tour. There was a lot to see there. It was most interesting. They had all the information at the synagogue.
Written 13 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joel F
1 contribution
Thanks to Aida
Mar 2020
Upon arriving for the tour Aida Matos, the Aida of Aida Travel Services, informed us that our tour was cancelled because the tour guide was ill and the replacement was unavailable. Aida immediately told us that we would receive a full refund and that her City Tour would provide us with a part of the tour that was cancelled. She said that there would be no charge for this tour. We took the tour and the guide, Leonardo, was exceptional and informative. We were very impressed with how professionally this was handled.
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deb S
San Antonio, TX138 contributions
Informative and Interesting
Feb 2020
We were very lucky to have Jude as our tour guide through Viator/Aida Tours. His depth and breadth of knowledge of the history of the Jewish communities in Curacao made this trip interesting and worthwhile. Our group was very small (five people) which allowed us to interact with Jude and one another. My husband is not Jewish but enjoys history and he too found this trip to be fascinating.
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

philipmfishman
1 contribution
Synagogues and cultural delights
Feb 2020
Reveals the rich cultural history of the Jews of Curacao from the 1600s to the present. Synagogues, cemeteries, artwork, museums, cultural artifacts, and exquisite scenery and architecture are all part of this 3-hour tour. Access to the tour is extremely easy from the cruiseline--right outside of the terminal. Tour guide was knowledgeable, informative, kind and charming (Jude).
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

michaelkF32KN
Las Vegas, United States11 contributions
Jewish Heritage of Curacao - Outstanding Tour
Dec 2019
We booked this tour with Aida Travel Services, a company we found on Travel Advisor. It was an amazing experience. The guide was knowledgeable, professional and most accommodating to those on the tour with both hearing and physical disabilities. He answered every question and spent as much time as the participants needed to get a full understanding of the places we were visiting. The tour included the Mikva Israel-Emanuel Synagogue which is the oldest operating synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. It, alone was worth the visit. Cudos also to the driver of the van who was most helpful. This tour also provides insight into the history of Curacao and why Jews suffering in the Spanish Inquisition chose it as a place of refuge and tolerance.
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ray G
8 contributions
Jewish heritage a VERY worthwhile tour
Dec 2019 • Couples
We teamed up with 3 other couples for this tour. Rode in an air conditioned van with a driver and separate tour guide. Guide had very deep knowledge of the history and was willing and very capable of answering all our questions.
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard Kutnick
Highland Heights, OH1 contribution
Jewish Heritage of Curacao--A Private Tour
Dec 2019
There were only 4 guests on this private tour of the oldest continuously used Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, and it boasts a sand floor! Amazing stories of its history! Also saw parts of the city of Willemstad, visited the Curacao distillery, went to a plantation and saw the old Jewish Cemetery which exists next to refinery (where ther writing on the gravestones almost is impossible to read--such a shame!). Very informative and interesting.
Written 24 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

luvsmickey
Louisville, KY64 contributions
Just Average
Nov 2019 • Couples
I read awesome reviews of this company’s Jewish Heritage tour on Curaçao. So, I booked it. I really enjoyed it mostly. But, our tour guide was not the most educated on the subject and didn’t exhibit an enthusiasm I was expecting. I don’t have any particular criticism, it’s just that the tour was hohum. I recommend seeing the synagogue no matter what. Not sure it was worth $90
Written 16 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AJJM089
London, UK16 contributions
Engaging, knowledgeable and fascinating tour
Apr 2019 • Couples
Thanks to Gigi (guide) and Alex (driver) for a brilliant tour of the Jewish points of interest on the island. We were a group of 4 with numerous questions which were answered with knowledge and interest. Gigi has an enormous wealth of information and this was particularly important in understanding the old cemetery where numerous gravestones were explained. Alex also gave us additional info and very kindly arranged to meet us at the airport before we flew home a couple of days after the tour as we had left our camera in his taxi. Truly taking care of every detail. This tour was one of the highlights of a brilliant week on this beautiful island. Thanks Gigi and Alex!
Written 14 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Aida Travel Services
Camper593100
Camper593100
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Fun excursion in Curaçao!
I had a great tour of Willemstad & lovely time at Kokomo Beach! Aida is a great organizer and fantastic at communic
Z2408NPgaryp
Z2408NPgaryp
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Aida is a real charm
Aida made the whole experience easy, safe and care free. She was right at the exit of the Terminal holding a sign
Jucaaay
Jucaaay
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Reliable! Thank you Aido!
She was great, polite, and prompt. She took us for local food which was much better than our resort, and two very b
wmartin1016
wmartin1016
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Great
We used Aida for pickup and return to the airport. Both trips were very comfortable and timely. Both of our drivers
melaniedobbs912
melaniedobbs912
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Not worth the money
I was so looking forward to this experience and it was a total let down. 7 days prior to our cruise I get a notice
Dave55567
Dave55567
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Very disappointed
They canceled my trip a few hours before the original start time. And now I had a day wasted because it was to late
richh954
richh954
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Informative tour but too much time on the bus
We had this tour as an excursion from Royal Caribbean. Judith, our tour guide, gave us a lot of the local Curacao
aslydiver
aslydiver
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Curacao Escape
I was promptly met at the airport by a representative who proceeded to collect all riders. Our vehicle arrived with
505indiran
505indiran
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Great excursion with Ralph
We took this trip in mid Nov 2019. Ralph Luidens was an excellent guide. He was well informed, funny, accommodatin
ohstbrutus
ohstbrutus
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Just an OK experience
Booked this tour through Trip Advisor and confirmed with operator about 2 weeks in advance. Even though our guide
wherenextusay
wherenextusay
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Confusion and waiting but eventual fun
Rep was at cruise terminal on time for pickup, but was confused about other pickups. We were shuttled to couple of
Sightseer54787
Sightseer54787
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No information given by "tour guide"
There were 10 of us in the van. The tour guide barely spoke, except to talk to someone on his phone. Occasionally
davek705
davek705
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Extremely comforting
With this being the first time to Curacao we didn’t know what to expect. We were greeted at the airport as we walke
ronaldhW3639BO
ronaldhW3639BO
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Great tour to on our last day on Curacao
Decided to have this tour on the last day on the island after we checked out of the hotel and before our flight out
Renzryd
Renzryd
00
Never happened- They failed to arrive on time
When we had booked this excursion it was through, Shore Excursions Group. We arrived on the Serenade of the Seas at
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