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Tour Jewish Alentejo
Tour Jewish Alentejo depicts Portugal widest region. Landscape here is plain dotted with elevations that were once used for fortified castros. Today they offer us stunning landscapes, such as Monsaraz.
Castles and fortified villages are a testimony about Alentejo by different peoples as a need to populate and defend it. However, it was this multiplicity that contributed to Jewish Alentejo identity, evident by traditions, such as cante, declared Immaterial Heritage of Humanity, and local people tolerance. This tour will give you a private show with popular local music.
Private tour Jewish Alentejo provides you a journey through history with a Jewish past that marks the present. Tour Jewish Alentejo is about lifes, stories, legends, traditions…
We leave Lisbon on a southeast route to Alentejo Jewish Heritage, where centuries ago Jews have been settled down through this vast region that offerd them, wine, agriculture, olive oil, cork…
Alentejo Jewish Heritage
Alentejo Jewish Heritage tour is about the Jewish presence that has been cemented along the 15th century. This tour will show you its influence in Alentejo from then on that is still evident today, whether architecture, professions as craftsmen or merchants.
This Tour drives through a countryside dotted with castles and cork trees. Discover through this tour a medieval Alentejo Jewish Sepahrdic heritage. Stroll with our tour through white villages with ancestral houses keepers of a Jewish legacy in this region throughout centuries.
Jewish Alentejo and its heritage is about identifying testemonies of a Jewish relegion silenced by persecution and forced conversion. DiscoverAlentejo Jewish Heritage by our tour and experience one of the most scenic areas of Portugal.
Be part of this Jewish Heritage past by walking in the footsteps of local culture. Explore it with throughout memories of a Jewish heritage. Meet the people and immerse yourself in the local culture.
About this tour:
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences and the tour length.
Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel).
Accommodation not included
Please contact us for advice about our accommodation options. We have a list of hotels based in local 3*, 4* and 5* Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique hotels throughout Portugal. We will provide you with suggestions so you can choose what best suits your budget.
Day 1 - Overnight in Portalegre
Time : 9:00 am
Lisbon, Castelo de Vide, PortalegreTravel from Lisbon to Portalegre in Alentejo area. City tour of Castelo de Vide to include the Jewish quarter and Synagogue. Here you will learn about the local Jewish history and culture. Continue our visit to the Castle on the top of the hill where we can see some Jewish houses. Arriving to Portalegre
Day 2 - Overnight in Portalegre
Time : 9:00 am
Portalegre, Marvao, Arronches, Cabeço de VideVisit to the Jewish quarter in Portalegre and it's Tapestries Museum. You will have also a private performance of the popular local music. ------------------------------------------------We continue our tour to Marvao a very important place regarding the portuguese Jewish history. Here we will visit the bridge that jews have crossed from Spain to Portugal in 1492 escapinf from the spanish inquisition. After we clime to the top of the hill to visit the Medieval village of Marvao. ---------------------------------------------- Arronches a small village with a Jewish past that you must not miss. Here time stands still. ---------------------------------------------- Cabeço de Vide a small town that back on the XIV century has been a very important Jewish community. Here we have some interesting local architecture .
Day 3 - Overnight in Monsaraz
Time : 9:00 am
Portalegre, Evora, MonsarazToday we travel to Evora a very ancient town steeped in history. Here we do a walking tour through the historical center, including the Jewish quarter. ---------------------------------------------- Arriving to Monsaraz, the land of the great lakes.
Day 4 - Overnight in Lisbon
Time : 9:00 am
Monsaraz, LisbonToday our visit is to one of the most enchanting historical village of Portugal. Here beauty is in every corner, Together, we can explore castles, lakes, scenery, history, culture. food and wine. After we return to Lisbon.
Day 5 - Transfer to Lisbon Airport
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Bottled water
- Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, in safe & comfortable conditions
- Exclusive and specialized Guide/Driver
- Wifi on board
- Public liability and personal accidents insurance
- Visit to winery in Evora
- Visit to a Cork Factory
- Visit to the synagogue in Castelo de Vide
- Visit to Portalegre Tapestries Museum
- Live and private performance of Cante Alentejano, Popular local music
- Wine tasting
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees
- Lunches or dinners
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Relevant information for groups:
- Our tours are private -
Maximum 5 persons per group -
Our drivers have safety and health training.
Meet & Greet:
- Hand sanitizer will be provided to passengers by driver every time before entering the vehicle;
- The driver will wear a face mask at all times and will keep a safe distance from customers avoiding close contact, handshakes etc;
- Luggage will only be handled with customers' authorization.
The driver will use sanitizing products to continually clean the main contact areas inside and outside the vehicle (handles, seats, seat belts, etc).
For safety reasons our vehicles will not provide magazines and water bottles. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Upon completion of each tour, our cleaning team will carry out a thorough cleaning with anti-bacterial products.
Per recent laws: Maximum capacity per vehicle is 2/3 of total occupancy. This is to guarantee adequate distance between passengers.