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Jewish Portugal Heritage Tour

Discover Jewish Portugal through our Heritage tour, walk on footsteps of your ancestors, and learn about Jewish Portugal ancient traditions. In this jewish Heritage tour you will discover Portugal Jewish communities.

Jewish history in Portugal

Portugal Jewish history was about to be transformed! Until their expulsion in 1496, Jews in Portugal had been an integrated value for portuguese culture. As a result Catholic Monarchs gave them two choices; leave or convert. Rich or poor jews were made equal and forced to either adopt Catholic tradition or find a new home. With this most of Portugal Jewish communities were ended as well chances to be a jew.

Consequently most travelled over North Europe and America; others travelled to Constantinople, Netherlands, Brasil, United States, or Greece. As a result they left behind their possessions, property, their beloved towns, cities and villages.

Exploring Jewish Heritage roots

Jewish Portugal tour is about travelling through a Jewish past that is always present. Let us guide you by a 6 days Jewish Portugal heritage tour through the heart of soul of Jewish Portugal.

Has we take many highlights, our jewish heritage tour in this region of Portugal will be dedicated to a cultural visit in Beiras Jewish heritage. Here our Heritage tour will give you the perception that this region have been the meeting place of three great cultures and religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Since 15th century, persecutions, convictions, forced conversions, destroyed this Jewish communities. However all those that were then nicknamed “New Christians” continued secretly inside their homes, honoring their religion and resisting assimilation.

This Jewish Heritage tour is a closer look to an heritage of great value, not always visible, because it has been subjected to multiple destructions, pressures, but that we are gradually discovering.

But we want also to extend your Jewish Heritage tour on local culture, history and gastronomy. So this will be a tour where you will get to know locals and it’s culture in this North/Center area of Portugal. For that we have prepared for you unique experiences all along the way.

 

About this tour:

Private

Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Custom-made

The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences and the tour length.

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Overnight in Lisbon

Time : 9:00 am

Lisbon

Welcome talk and tour the Jewish Lisbon to include Synagogue, Old Jewish Quarters and the Jewish history of the city. Also the highlights of Lisbon city to include Alfama, Bairro Alto, Belem.

Day 2 - Overnight in Coimbra

Time : 8:30 am

Obidos, Nazare, Tomar, Coimbra

Morning city tour of OBIDOS and it´s Jewish quarter.City tour of NAZARE to the Northen beach, Sitio and lunch in a local restaurant.City tour of TOMAR to include Synagogue, museum and Convent of Christ, Templar Knights Castle.

Day 3 - Overnight in Porto

Time : 9:00 am

Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto

City tour of COIMBRA to include the University and Historical Center and former Jewish quarter.Lunch in Aveiro. City tour of AVEIRO to include a typical boat ride in the canals. And visit to the historical center.

Day 4 - Overnight in Porto

Time : 9:00 am

Porto

City tour of Porto and it's highlights. To include Synagogue, Jewish quarter, Port wine cellars and 1 hour boat ride in Douro River. Lunch by the river Douro.

Day 5 - Overnight in Douro Valley

Time : 9:00 am

Peso da Regua, Pinhao

City tour of Douro Valley to include Peso da Regua and Pinhao. Also to include a visit to Quinta da Pachea winery with visit and wine tasting.

Day 6 - Overnight in Belmonte

Time : 9:00 am

Trancoso, Belmonte

City tour of TRANCOSO to include Jewish quarter. And continue our trip to BELMONTE with city tour to include Synagogue, Jewish museum, and Jewish quarter.

Day 7 -Overnight in Lisbon

Time : 9:00 am

On the way to Lisbon

Stop at Portas de Rodao, one of the most scenic areas of central Portugal to include a spectacular boat ride in the river Tejo with lunch.After we coninue our trip to Lisbon to end our tour

Day 8 - Drop Off in Lisbon airport

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
  • Boat cruise in Aveiro, Porto, Portas de Rodao
  • Tickets Coimbra University
  • Tickets Synagogues: Lisbon, Tomar, Porto, Belmonte
  • Tickets Jewish museum in Belmonte
  • Visit to Burmester cellars in Porto
  • Visit to winery in Douro Valley
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches or dinners
  • Hotels

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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.