The Ultimate Old Jewish Quarters Route of Jewish Portugal

Discover the fascinating past and legacy of the Crypto Jews in Portugal, a term used to describe Jews who secretly maintained their religious traditions and identity during times of persecution. Understand what makes these old Jewish quarters route unique and memorable, as they were often the hiding places for these resilient communities.

Price

From €1830

Duration

8 days

Min People

2

Max People

8

Explore Portugal’s Rich Jewish Heritage on the Old Jewish Quarters Route

Immerse yourself in the rich Jewish history and culture of the Old Jewish Quarters route—Marvel at the unique architectural styles, such as the intricate stone carvings and the characteristic blue tiles. Meet the warm and welcoming people who call this place home.
Portugal’s Old Jewish Quarters are a must-see destination for anyone exploring the country’s vibrant history and culture of the Crypto Jews in Portugal.

Portugal is home to some of the oldest Jewish quarters in the world. Journey through its winding streets and explore its rich history, culture, and architecture. Discover the stories of the people who lived here centuries ago and learn about their unique customs and traditions. See how they adapted to life in a new land while keeping their faith alive.

The Old Jewish Quarter Route in Portugal is a journey through the country’s Jewish heritage. Therefore, it highlights its Jewish cultural sites, museums, and synagogues. Along the way, you can learn about the history of the Jewish communities and explore their unique Hebrew culture.
Our multi-day tour aims to provide you with the history of the Jewish presence in Portugal from its earliest days until now. It will look at their contribution to Portuguese society and the effects of the Inquisition on Jewish life in Portugal.

 

The off-the-beaten-path Jewish Tours in Portugal

On this trip, you will explore the northern and central regions of Portugal, characterized by lush green mountains and picturesque shale villages that seem frozen in time. Additionally, you can choose to follow a route that will take you through the old Jewish quarters of Portugal, thereby discovering a fascinating and often overlooked part of its history. Get ready for an immersive cultural experience as you uncover the hidden gems of Portugal’s Jewish heritage focused on the Crypto Jews in Portugal!

So, delve into the captivating world of Portugal’s Jewish Quarters, where a rich cultural heritage awaits you. Discover the fascinating history of Portugal’s Jewish community as you unearth hidden gems and journey through time. Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of these Jewish communities and experience the best of Portuguese Jewish history. Join us on this unforgettable Jewish travel and be amazed by the legacy of Portuguese Jews.

Tour Plan

Day 1 – Overnight in Lisbon Lisbon

 

Schedule: 9:00h

Welcome talk and tour the Jewish Lisbon, including Synagogue, Old Jewish Quarters, and the city’s Jewish history. Also, the highlights of Lisbon city include Alfama, Bairro Alto, and Belém.

Day 2 – Overnight in Coimbra Óbidos, Nazaré, Tomar, Coimbra

 

Schedule: 9:00h

Morning city tour of Óbidos and its Jewish quarter.
City tour of Nazaré to the Northen beach, Sitio, and lunch in a local restaurant.
City tour of Tomar includes the Synagogue, museum and, Convent of Christ, Templar Knights Castle.

Day 3 – Overnight in Porto Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto

 

Schedule: 9:00h

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 the historical center.

Day 4 – Overnight in Porto

 

Schedule: 9:00h

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

Day 5 – Overnight in Douro Valley Peso da Régua, Pinhão

 

Schedule: 9:00h

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

Day 6 – Overnight in Belmonte Trancoso, Belmonte

 

Schedule: 9:00h

City tour of Trancoso, including the Jewish quarter. And continue our trip to Belmonte with a city tour of the Synagogue, the Jewish museum, and the Jewish quarter.

Day 7 – Overnight in Lisbon Belmonte, Portas do Rodão, Lisbon

 

Schedule: 9:00h

Stop at Portas de Rodão, one of the most scenic areas of central Portugal, to include a spectacular boat ride in the river Tejo with lunch.
Time to get back to Lisbon to end our tour.

Day 8 – Lisbon

 

Transfer 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 at your hotel
  • 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
  • Boat trip in Aveiro
  • Guided visit to the University of Coimbra
  • Guided visit to 4 Synagogues
  • Guided visit and wine tasting in Douro Valley
  • Guided visit in the Vista Alegre Museum of artistic porcelain production

Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • 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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