Old Jewish Quarters Route

Aveiro, Belmonte, Coimbra, Douro, Lisbon, Nazaré, Óbidos, Peso da Régua, Pinhão, Porto, Tomar, Trancoso - Portugal

Price

5155.00

Duration

8 days

Max People

8

Min Age

5+

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Introduction

There is a story we want to tell you. From the green mountains to the north are the Douro vineyards and the schist villages. Enjoy centuries-old traditions and pages of history. Record every moment of that heritage of memories that bounces from generation to generation.​
Private tour from 5.155€ for 2 persons
For more than 2 persons, please ask for a quote

 

Old Jewish Quarters Route

Discover Jewish Portugal through our Heritage tour. Walk in your ancestors' footsteps and learn about ancient Jewish traditions. In this journey, you will discover Portugal's Jewish communities.

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

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

Jewish Portugal tour is about traveling through a Jewish past that is always present. So let us guide you on an eight days Jewish Portugal heritage tour through the heart of soul of Jewish Portugal.

Our Jewish heritage tour in this region of Portugal will be a chance for you to discover one of the most beautiful regions in our country. This region has been the place of three great cultures and religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islamism.

Since the 15th century, persecutions, convictions, and forced conversions have destroyed this Jewish community. However, all those nicknamed "New Christians" continued secretly inside their homes, honoring their religion and resisting assimilation.

The old Jewish quarter's route looks at a heritage of great value. But unfortunately, it is not always visible because of the multiple destructions and pressures.

But we also want 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 their culture in this North/Center area of Portugal. We have prepared for you unique experiences all along the way.

Private tour from 5.155€ for 2 persons
For more than 2 persons, please ask for a quote

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Included/Excluded

  • Pick up e Drop off
  • Mandatory fees
  • Wi-Fi and bottled water 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
  • Accomodation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified on Tour Includes
  • Entrance fees, unless specified on Tour Includes

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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
  • Contact us and let us know:
    • Your name and destination
    • Arrival / Departure Date
    • Flight number
    • Email: [email protected]

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.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings for multiday tours, group tours and packages with Real Embrace Portugal, considering the situation of exception that we live, refunds will be made up to 24 hours before in case the customer cancels the tour. Cancellation requests must be made by email.

Changes made by clients

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

Tours - Spoken languages

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

Tour - several days

  • 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 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 values ​​indicated are per person and vary depending on the number of people;
  • For larger groups contact by email [email protected];
  • 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;

Covid-19 Prevention Measures

Relevant information for groups: Our tours are private.
  • Covid-19 vaccination required for our guides;
  • Our drivers have safety and health training;
  • 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 handle with customers authorization;
  • The driver will use sanitizing products to continually clean the main contact areas inside and outside the vehicle (handles,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.

Tour Plan

Day 1 - Overnight in Lisbon Lisbon

Schedule: 9:00h

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, 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 to include 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 to the historical center.

Day 4 - Overnight in Porto PortoDay 5 - Overnight in Douro Valley

Schedule: 9:00h

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 Peso da Régua, Pinhão

Schedule: 9:00h

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

Day 6 - Overnight in Belmonte Trancoso, Belmonte

Schedule: 9:00h

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 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.
After we coninue our trip to Lisbon to end our tour.

Day 8 - Lisbon

Transfer Lisbon Airport

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