Private Tours Portugal - Tours & Jewish Tours In Portugal

Private Tours Portugal - Tours & Jewish Tours In Portugal

Private Tours Portugal

Real Embrace Portugal Private Tours offers a unique perspective on Lisbon and its surroundings, breaking away from the typical tourist experience. Our tours are about sightseeing and immersing yourself in the local culture and History. From the historic Alfama district to the picturesque Belem Tower, we take you to the iconic sights and the hidden gems that make Lisbon and its surroundings truly special.

Experience Lisbon and Portugal through the eyes of your hosts, Paulo Moreira Reis and Manuela Reis. Paulo, a lifelong resident who has immersed himself in every aspect of the city, from History and culture to the Jewish Heritage in Lisbon, Portugal, has explored every corner. In 2012, he founded Real Embrace Portugal, driven by the desire to share the ‘real Lisbon and Portugal’ with others, the Portugal he proudly calls home. On the other hand, Manuela brings her expertise to create exceptional experiences to ensure a well-rounded and personalized experience.

Every Real Embrace Portugal tour is meticulously crafted and designed exclusively for you and your traveling companions. With her keen understanding of your preferences, Manuela organizes all the hotel logistics to ensure you have the best insider experience throughout your stay. Every tour can be tailored to your unique needs and expectations.

Real Embrace Portugal's Team - Paulo and Maria Reis
Paulo Moreira Reis and Manuela Reis - Real Embrace Portugal

At Real Embrace Portugal, we believe that every traveler is unique, and so should their tour. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, our tours are designed to cater to your specific interests. We take you to the iconic sights, the hidden gems, and the off-the-beaten-track spots that few tourists get to see, giving you a genuinely personalized and unforgettable experience.

Be as specific or as general as you please – a leisurely drive or a jam-packed Lisbon day tour – and all with a local’s insight into what Lisbon and Portugal are and what they can offer you.

By designing your own Lisbon or Portugal private tour or basing your day on one of the existing tours, you will take in the real Portugal, the Old-Age Art, or the Unique Jewish Tours in Portugal. To design your tour, fill out a form with your interests in mind. Our team will then work with you to create an itinerary that matches your interests and preferences.

It’s an experience, not just a postcard…

Tours and Transfers

We would love to create your personalized experience in Portugal!

Maybe you’ve heard of our “Lisboa menina e moça.” From The Green mountains to the north and the incredible beaches to the south. The vineyards in the Douro and the shale villages.

The blazing Alentejo with the whitewashed houses in the Summer and the flower beds spilling with flowers in the Spring. Of so much that it can’t all fit here. What about the food? You’ve heard, haven’t you?

Get ready because nowhere else in the world will you find the taste of tradition and the pride of being at the table. That’s where rare secrets are unveiled, and the rush of time can’t reach.

Portugal is unique and precious. And in very few other locations, will you feel the sharing and the genuine welcoming of the people of each region, of each street, of each place. The door will always be open for you to come inside and enjoy the century-old traditions and the pages of history. Meet the castles, the museums, the historical manors, but lock your eyes in the orange and pink sunset. Visit that Portugal that can be anything, the storytelling country. It can be the smile of the shepherd in Serra da Estrela when he thanks you for letting his sheep pass on that edge of the mountain road. It can be the heartfelt embrace of the fishwives in Bolhão Market in Porto. It can be the memory of a magical evening in a famous Lisbon fado house. Or that scent of oranges when you arrive in the Algarve. Or it can be going up and down the streetcar 28 and gazing at the city from the Castle window. Visiting Portugal can be the beginning of a beautiful love story, where you will return over and over again.

Real Embrace Portugal

We aim to make your trip memorable, from when you contact a booking query to when we say farewell at the end of a fantastic journey. Together, we can explore historic villages, thermal springs, craggy mountainous scenery, the world’s largest waves, castles, canals, cherries, and wine.

Whether you already have your itinerary in mind. Do you wish to take the hassle out of organizing your tour, or would you like us to create a customized private tour, especially for you? We are here to help!

Frequently asked questions

Transfers

  • Lisbon airport, hotel and cruise transfers to and from all destinations in Portugal
  • Transport up to 8 adult passengers
  • Free WiFi in all vehicles
  • Special rates for airport and cruise transfers
  • We will meet you inside the airport terminal arrivals and holding a sign with your name written on it
  • High quality service
  • Contact us and let us know:
    1 – Your name and destination
    2 – Arrival / Departure Date
    3 – Flight number
    4 – Email: [email protected]

Tour - 1 day​

  • Private – Our tours are always private (just you and guide/driver);
  • Custom-made – The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. We will design the tour itinerary according to your preferences;
  • Tour Lenght – Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel);
  • Minimum group of two people and maximum eight people;
  • The prices indicated are per person and vary depending on the number of people;
  • For bigger groups, contact by email: [email protected]

Tours - Several days

  • Private – Our tours are always private (just you and the guide/driver);
  • Custom-made – The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. We will design the tour itinerary according to your preferences;
  • Tour Lenght – Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel);
  • Schedule: flexible according to customers’ needs;
  • Minimum group of 2 people and maximum 8 people;
  • The prices indicated are per person and vary depending on the number of people;
  • For bigger groups, contact us at [email protected]
  • Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for advice about 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;
Clients in Douro Valley - Portugal tour
Douro Valley
Douro river view - Pinhão
Pinhão - Douro
Arco Rua Augusta - downtown center - Lisbon
Historic Center - Lisbon
São Jorge castle view - Lisbon tour
São Jorge Castle - Lisbon view
Vila Nova Gaia, river side
Vila Nova de Gaia - Portugal
Douro vineyard valley - Portugal tour
Douro Valley - Vineyard
Gondola Trip in the Canals of Aveiro City, Portugal
Moliceiro - Aveiro
Douro River Valley Portugal
Douro Valley

Tours - Sponken languages

Our tours are spoken in portuguese, english, spanish and french.

Changes made by clients

Any client changes made after booking and travel program confirmation will not be refundable. The resulting costs will be considered extras and paid by the clients.

Changes and Cancellations by Real Embrace Portugal

Before you enter into a contract with us, we reserve the right to change any facilities or services described in our brochure or website. We also reserve the right to cancel the booking due to weather or other conditions.

Any changes are usually very minor, and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. However, suppose a significant difference, such as a change in departure time, becomes necessary. In that case, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible your tour begins.

When a significant change or cancellation occurs, you will choose to accept the change of arrangements, purchase another available tour from us, or cancel it. If a booking is canceled, we will refund all payments made directly to us regarding the tour price.

We will not refund any personal expenses you may have incurred due to your booking. Such as Hotels, flight payments for land-only tours, travel insurance, equipment purchases, visas, vaccinations, etc.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are subject to the following penalties for the total trip price: 
  • Up to 30 Days before the arrival, no penalties are applied. Entrance tickets, third-party activities, third-party bookings, and transaction fees are exceptions. These will be evaluated one by one depending on each provider’s policy.
  • 30 Days to 15 Days before arrival: 20% Penalty.
  • Less than 15 Days before arrival: 100% Penalty. Howhever, Real Embrace Portugal reserves the right to evaluate the possibility of making a partial refund.


Cancellation requests must be made by email.

Testimonials

Customer reviews

Barbara S
Barbara S
2023-10-29
Outstanding Lisbon Jewish tour I can't think of enough superlatives to describe how interesting Paolo's Jewish Lisbon walking tour is. Paolo is not only extremely knowledgable and passionate about the subject but he is also a brilliant storyteller. On his tour we got a unique perspective about Lisbon and saw plaques and Jewish artefacts that we would never have found ourselves.
Karen & Zel
Karen & Zel
2023-10-17
Fascinating day with a great guide It was a great day. Paolo picked us up at our hotel right on time, and was knowledgeable, friendly and spoke fluent English. He answered all our questions in a wide ranging tour, both historically and geographically in Lisbon. Even brought us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. Happy to recommend this tour.
Hersheybar_07
Hersheybar_07
2023-09-25
Amazing Lisbon Jewish Tour The Views were amazing, as was Paolo, my Tour Guide! He was professional, interesting, & most informative of his knowledge of Jewish history of Lisbon. I so enjoyed listening to his stories of Jewish Lisbon past. I highly recommend him, also, for his information on Lisbon in general.
Gail W
Gail W
2023-06-04
Worthwhile Experience I would highly recommend Daniel as your tour guide. He was very personable and informative. Learned so much about the Jewish experience in Lisbon!
Ken W
Ken W
2023-05-06
A Jewish history lesson This was an incredible tour. Paulo has deep knowledge of the Jewish history of Lisbon. He weaves it together with the history of Portugal and paints a total picture of what the Jews have gone through from the earliest times until the present. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough for those who are looking for a real history lesson.
NorthStar772663
NorthStar772663
2023-04-23
Excellent tour! My wife and I from Chicago did the tour by ourselves with Paolo/Paulo. It was first rate! He is very knowledgeable with significant depth…if you are interested. Very personable, pleasant, energetic, and very well informed. A “winner” all the way. Will surely pass the message to our friends and acquaintances
Liz S
Liz S
2022-11-19
Jewish history While the Jewish history in Portugal isn't much, Paolo made the best of it for us. We visited ancient Alfama, where we visited Rue de Judiaria, the Jewish quarter, where we discovered the most ancient and traditional neighborhood in all of Lisbon, through the narrow streets and local small squares. As November 1st is a day of remembrance in Portugal, we unfortunately were not able to visit Shaare Tikvah Synagogue, However, we went to a small private congregation that's history and museum was unbelievable. We got to visit One of the most beautiful views of Lisbon City just by side Sao Jorge Castle from Miradouro da Graca along with a few other places. Great day, thank you Paolo
Lina S
Lina S
2022-11-16
Dream come true This was a wonderful dream come true for me to visit Fatima Paulo Moreira dropped us off at the main gate and allowed us to experience the little chapel, tree and basilica and later joined us at the chapel It was a real treat for him to take us to the little village where the children had lived and to meet the niece of Francisco and Jacinta. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Convento de Cristo He knew a great deal of information We absolutely loved the day❤️❤️❤️
Jacqueline K
Jacqueline K
2022-11-13
Wonderful tour My husband I loved the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and geared the your towards our interests. It was an educational and enjoyable half-day.
Susan E
Susan E
2022-10-31
Jewish Legacy in Portugal We did a half-day tour with Paolo learning about the Jewish history in Portugal. While we are not Jewish, we are very interested in their history here. Paolo is the one for the job! He is very knowledgeable about Portugal's history in general, and specifically the Jewish legacy here. He also told us many interesting facts that you won't read in a history book, and stories of elderly Jewish men and women that he has interviewed about their lives here many years ago. We highly recommend this tour.

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