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Porto Jewish Heritage Tour

Porto Jewish Heritage Tour

From €85 per person

The Jewish Heritage on the Iberian Peninsula goes back to the first century, still during the Roman Empire.

Portuguese historians believe that the first Jewish people arrived in Portugal 2000 years ago, after the destruction of the second Temple in Jerusalem, but it was mostly during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries that the Jewish presence took more relevance in Portugal.

Immerse yourself in Portugal´s Jewish heritage. With our private guide, walk along the narrow streets in Porto and learn about Jewish heritage in Porto and its Jewish community. Discover places where once existed hidden synagogues in the most historic streets and quarters of the city.

During this tour we will travel in time, visiting places that will takes us to medieval times, and discover the cruelty of the inquisition. We will visit two former Jewish quarters: Judiaria Velha and Judiaria do Olival, where a monument to the victims of the inquisition can be found. And we will learn why some people were called New Christians and other Cryptojews or Marranos.

We will walk along the lovely Passeio das Virtudes, where once stood an old cemetery that served the second Jewish quarter in Porto. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a magnificent sunset.

And finally, we will continue to Boavista, where the Jewish community settled in the 17th and 18th centuries. After passing the largest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula – Kadoorie Mekhor Haim Synagogue – was founded in 1923.

We will visit the newly opened Jewish Museum and learn about the history of the Jews in Portugal.

Finish the Jewish heritage tour in a trendy urban market for a tasting of a kosher drink.

4 Hours
  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    09:00 am or 02:00 pm - Pick up at your accommodation
  • Return Time
    Approximately 12:00 pm or 06:00 pm.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable clothing and shoes, hat and warm jacket in Winter.
  • Included
    Professional Guide
  • Not Included
    2 Cruise in a Typical Rabelo Boat
    2 h exclusive sunset tour with drink served on board
    2h Private sailboat cruise
    4WD experience in Douro Valley
    5 Star Accommodation
    5 unique typical tasting locations
    a charming village in the Minho Region
    A visit to 7 typical tasting locations
    A visit to 7 unique tasting locations
    A visit to Barcelos
    A visit to Buçaco National Forest
    A visit to Caminha
    A visit to Cascais
    A visit to Ericeira Village
    A visit to Óbidos Village
    A visit to Ponte De Lima
    A visit to the village of Caminha
    A visit to the village of Cascais
    A visit to Valença
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Departure Taxes
    Dinner served on board
    Dinner served on board (Catering service from the restaurant DOC)
    Entrances mentioned on the Program
    Entry Fees
    Lunch
    Lunch paired with the property wines
    Overnight at a luxury sailboat
    Overnight on a luxury sailboat
    Personal Guide
    Portugal oldest town
    Private 2h Cruise
    the gateway to Portugal for Pilgrims
    the oldest town in Portugal
    Traditional Lunch
    Visit to a Vineyard and sparkling wine tasting
    Visit to a Vineyard and wine tasting
    Visit to a Vineyard in Colares and wine tasting
    Visit to a Vineyard with wine tasting
    Visit to a Winery and Wine Tasting
    Visit to Aveiro center
    Visit to Aveiro historic centre
    Visit to Buçaco National Forest
    Visit to Cascais historic center
    Visit to Sintra historic center
    Visit to Sintra historical center
    Visit to two wineries and Wine Tasting
    Visit to Viseu historic center
    Visit to Viseu historic centre
    with free pedestrian circuit
     Lunch paired with the property wines
  • Included
    Professional Guide
    Private transfer
    Visit to Jewish Museum
    Visit to Porto historic centre
    Tasting of a kosher drink
  • Not Included
    Flights to/from Portugal
    Personal expenses
    Other expenses (entrances) not mentioned
1

Visit the Jewish Heritage in Porto;

2

Discover the secret medieval streets of the city;

3

Learn about New Christians and Cryptojews or Marranos;

4

Visit the Jewish Museum

Location

Elected as the Best European Destination, walking through Porto narrow streets is a unique experience, a journey through the city history and culture.

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