2018 marks the 36th anniversary of the first Jewish eyes™tour that Rabbi Marvin Tokayer led to the Far East. China was just opening to tourism and the exchange rate was much different. The entire cost of the 2-week tour then including airfare, hotels, sightseeing and meals was less than the cost of just the airfare today! Of course, the group had to schlep its own kosher wine, the hotels - while clean, safe and comfortable - were maybe 3* by Western standards, and the guides barely spoke English. What a difference it is today.
We are proud to introduce the Second annual Tokayer Heritage Tours that follow in the footsteps of Rabbi Tokayer (without having to schlep the wine). Hotels are deluxe, guides speak excellent English, meals are world-class and new sights and attractions are available to visitors as you discover the little known Jewish experience in the Far East.
You will travel kosher and in style with one of the most experienced travel companies specializing in exotic kosher tours. And now you can take advantage of a stronger dollar and save $180 to $300 per person off the brochure prices. Upcoming programs and destinations include:
2018 / 2019 DEPARTURES
Southeast Asia visiting Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, from Dec 11~26, 2018, led by Rabbi Rachel Safman who lived and taught in Singapore and Thailand. Round-trip group flights via Cathay Pacific from LAX. Optional departure from JFK, direct to the Far East, for additional $170 per person.
India My 2nd Home, a tour of Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata, Delhi and Agra, from Jan. 16~29, 2019, led by Professor Nathan Katz, one of the world's leading experts on India and Jewish India.
Mission to Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe, visiting Bulawayo, Hwange Game Reserve, Victoria Falls, Livingston, and Cape Town, from Jan. 17~29, 2019, escorted by Rabbi Sean Jensen. Round-trip group flights via South African Airways from JFK.
These fully escorted tours include deluxe hotel accommodations, all internal flights and transportation, most meals, local scholars, meetings with the Jewish communities, enticing cultural sightseeing and events, English-speaking local guides, hotel taxes and service charges, and all gratuities. Some tours also include round-trip international group airfare.
All tour prices include a tax-deductible donation to FRJC, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit public educational charity devoted to preserving and promoting the endangered Jewish communities on the periphery of the Diaspora. Since its inception in 2003, FRJC has distributed more than $1 million for Jewish libraries, scholarships and even helped establish sustainable farming projects in those remote and underserved Jewish communities. Learn more at www.frjc.org