Jewish Tour In Alentejo

Experience the unique Jewish History of Alentejo on a Jewish tour in Alentejo. Explore the culture and heritage of Portugal’s Jewish presence in the Alentejo. This tour will trace the history of Jewish settlement and life in the region, examining the development of Jewish communities in the area and their contributions to the economy and society of Alentejo. Jewish Life in the Alentejo Region of Portugal: An Historical Perspective.

Price

From €1625

Duration

5 days

Min People

2

Max People

8

Exploring Alentejo: Jewish Tour in Alentejo

Our Portuguese Crypto Jews Jewish tour in Alentejo is in southern Portugal, known for its beautiful landscape and unique Alentejo Jewish past and traditions. But did you know it is also home to a unique Jewish heritage? This region of Portugal is fascinating in Jewish history, with a long and rich tradition of Jewish presence. This is a chance to learn about the rich and varied culture of the Jewish people who settled in this area over the centuries. It is known for its stunning landscapes, breathtaking coastline, and rich cultural heritage. However, it is also home to a long and proud Jewish history, which has shaped the region in many ways.

Jewish Heritage Tours Portugal

Jews have lived in this region since the Roman Empire, dating back to the Visigoth period. The Jewish legacy in Alentejo is still visible in the architecture, customs, and cuisine. Explore Jewish Alentejo history with our tour and discover the rich culture and people of this beautiful region of Portugal. Therefore, we will visit Evora’s old Jewish quarter, the Castelo de Vide Synagogue, and more. Our tour includes stops at historical sites, local museums, and a guided walk through the Jewish quarters.

This tour offers you an in-depth look into the past of the Jewish people who settled in Alentejo and how their culture and traditions influenced the region. In addition, you will learn that Jews arrived in the area as traders and settlers. And that over the centuries, Alentejo was home to various Jewish communities, including Sephardic Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, and Crypto-Jews. Finally, we will explore the Gotic Jewish Quarter in Valência de Alcantara, located on the Spanish-Portuguese border, one of the best-kept in Spain. So, enjoy a journey through time to discover Alentejo’s Jewish past.

Tour Plan

Day 1 – Overnight in Castelo de Vide Lisbon, Castelo de Vide

Schedule: 9:00h

Travel from Lisbon to Castelo de Vide in the 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 architecture houses.

Day 2 – Overnight in Marvão Cabeço de Vide

Schedule: 9:00h

We continue our tour to Marvão, a significant place regarding Portuguese Jewish history. Here we will visit the bridge that Jews crossed from Spain to Portugal in 1492, escaping from the Spanish Inquisition. After, we climb to the top of the hill to visit the Medieval village of Marvão.
Cabeço de Vide is a small town that was a vital Jewish community in the XIV century. Here we have some interesting local architecture.

Day 3 – Overnight in Evora Évora, Monsaraz

Schedule: 9:00h

Today we travel to Marvão, a very ancient town steeped in history. Here we walk through the historic center, including the Jewish quarter. Visit the Gotic Jewish quarter on Valencia de Alcantara.

Day 4 – Overnight in Evora Monsaraz, Lisbon

Schedule: 9:00h

Today our visit is to one of Portugal’s most enchanting historical villages. Her beauty is in every corner; together, we can explore castles, lakes, scenery, history, and culture: food and wine.
After we return to Lisbon.

Day 5 – Lisbon

Lisbon Airport

More than 8?

No problem! Fill out our Inquiry Form to ask for our large group rates.

Included

  • Pick up e Drop off
  • Mandatory fees
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Exclusive and specialized Guide/Driver
  • Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, in safe & comfortable conditions
  • All taxes
  • Public liability and personal accidents insurance
  • Visit to the synagogue of Castelo de Vide
  • Visit to the Synagogue in Valencia de Alcantara
  • Visit to Herdade do Esporão and wine tasting
  • Visit to the cork factory

Excluded

  • Accomodation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified on Tour Includes
  • Entrance fees, unless specified on Tour Includes

Additional Information

Operational info

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and guide/driver);

Custom-made: The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences;

Tour Length: 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 values indicated are per person and vary depending on the number of people.

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;

Transfers

Lisbon airport, hotel and cruise transfers to and from all destinations in Portugal

Transport up to 8 adult passengers

Free Wi-Fi 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

Changes made by clients

Any changes made after booking confirmation along the tour will not be refundable, and the resulting costs will be considered extras and paid by the customer.

Spoken languages

Our tours are spoken in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your trip, penalties may apply based on the total trip price.

  • Suppose you cancel up to 30 days before your scheduled arrival. In that case, no penalties will be applied except for certain items such as entrance tickets, third-party activities, hotel bookings, and transaction fees. Each provider’s policy will be evaluated individually in these cases.
  • If you cancel between 30 and 15 days before your arrival, a penalty of 20% will be applied.
  • If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival, a penalty of 100% will be applied. However, Real Embrace Portugal sometimes reserves the right to consider a partial refund.

 

Cancellation requests must be made by email.

Changes and Cancellations by Real Embrace Portugal

Before you enter into a contract with us, we reserve the right to change any of the facilities or services described in our brochure or website. We also reserve the right to cancel the booking do to weather and/or other conditions. Any changes are usually very minor and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If a major change, such as change in departure time, becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible your tours begins. When a major change or cancellation occurs you will have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, purchasing another available tour from us, or cancelling your tour. If booking is cancelled we will refund all payments made directly to us in respect of the tour price. We will not refund any personal expenses you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as flight payments for land-only tours, travel insurance, equipment purchases, visas, vaccinations etc.

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