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Jewish Portugal

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Jewish Portugal

 Duration:  8 Days
 Learning and Discovery 
 Local:  North and Centre of Portugal
 Type: Cultural Tours

Meet the synagogues, legends and mysteries of the Jewish community in Portugal.

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This program will reveal to you the mysteries and traditions kept for centuries. The mark of Jewish heritage is present in the Portuguese territory. You will have the opportunity to meet a rich heritage legacy through unique cultural drifts and tangible and intangible values that have withstood the time and remain veiled. Travel through the history of Judaism in Portugal while experience a single and unique country with landscapes difficult to forget.

Day 1: Arrival

Transfer from airport to accommodation, making a panoramic city tour of Porto
Accommodation in Porto


Day 2: Porto - Régua

Breakfast at hotel and check out
Tour through the city, considered a world heritage site by UNESCO
Visit to the Mekor Haim synagogue
Boat trip on the Douro River
Visit to Sandeman's Port Wine Cellars
Panoramic journey to Régua
Lodging in Régua


Day 3: Douro Valley - Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Trancoso - Guarda

Breakfast at hotel and check out
Visit to the vineyards and wineries in the Douro Valley
Tasting of regional wines (some kosher)
Visit to Vila Nova de Foz Côa, its landscapes and rock carvings 
Visit to Trancoso, its castle, Old Town, Jewish Quarter and Interpretation Center of Jewish culture Isaac Cardoso with the synagogue 
Finally, visit the city of Guarda, its Old Town, Jewish Quarter and brands cruciform
Lodging at Guarda


Day 4: Belmonte - Covilhã - Castelo Branco

Breakfast at hotel and check out
Visit the Belmonte Castle, Jewish Museum, Jewish cemetery, Museum of Discovery of Brazil, the synagogue and Bet Eliahu Jewish neighbourhood
Visit the Museum of Wool in Covilhã
Visit to White Castle, to his castle and Jewish quarter with brands and portals of the fifteenth century
Trip to Tomar and night on the town


Day 5: Tomar - Obidos - Torres Vedras - Alenquer

Breakfast at hotel and check out
Visit the synagogue Mikhev, Convent of Christ, Historic Downtown and the Jewish quarter. Visit to the hebrew library at Polytechnic Institut of Tomar. 
Visit to Obidos , the Jewish quarter and synagogue
Visit to Torres Vedras, a city that hosted the main Jewish community in the Middle Ages
Journey to Lisbon and accommodation in this city


Day 6: Lisbon

Breakfast at hotel and check out
Visit the characteristic neighbourhood of Alfama, Lisbon old Jewish quarter, the Church of São Domingos and other parts of the city marked by jewish occupation
Accommodation in Lisbon


Day 7: Sintra - Cascais - Cabo da Roca

Breakfast at hotel and check out
Start the day with a tour of Sintra Historic Centre 
Passage through the Pena Palace, a fantastic palace in one of the highest points of Sintra
Visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe
Passage through Guincho's beach where it was recorded a scene from the movie " On Her Majesty's Service" of James Bond
Visit to Cascais, a fishing and cosmopolitan town
Accommodation in Lisbon


Day 8: Departure

Breakfast at hotel and check out
Transfer to the airport with sightseeing tour, if the schedule of your flight allows

Program includes:

  • Full day tours in a luxurious vehicle with an experienced guide
  • Douro river boat trip (about 50min)
  • Visit the famous 18th Century Port Wine Lodges
  • Vineyard visit and wine tasting in the wine cellars of Douro Valley Region
  • Hotels: 7 nights in a double room with breakfast (4* or similar) 
  • Free Wifi and bottled water
  • Guide with a deep knowledge about portuguese history ans customs
  • Personalized transport in a luxury vehicle

 

Program doesn't include:

  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Air fares (you can book with us)

For the specifics on this tour operator, please contact PerfectXP directly. 

  • Historical places
  • Jewish Heritage
  • Private driver and guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Boat trip in Douro river

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