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​​A 3-Day Jewish Heritage Journey through Belmonte and Porto

Suitable for Family, Group, Senior

OVERVIEW

Embark on a captivating 3-day Jewish Heritage Journey through the enchanting towns of Belmonte and Porto. Unveil the rich tapestry of Jewish history and culture woven into the cobblestone streets and historic landmarks. In Belmonte, explore the preserved Jewish quarter, witness the enduring customs, and visit the striking Belmonte Synagogue, a symbol of resilience. Transition to Porto, where the journey continues with immersive experiences at the Jewish Museum and the iconic Kadoorie Synagogue. Delve into the stories of the Sephardic Jewish community, savoring the flavors of local cuisine and creating lasting memories against the backdrop of Portugal’s warm hospitality.

Highlights*

*Some experiences are subject to minimum group size

Day by Day Suggested Program

Day One
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Individual Arrival to Porto. Your guide and driver will be waiting for you in the arrival’s hall.

Drive to Belmonte. Stop at Guarda and visit the Jewish quarter.

Drive to Belmonte, Portugal

Check into hotel Belmonte Sinai Hotel and refresh before Shabbat.

Shabbat services at Bet Eliyahu with the Belmonte Jewish community
Dinner at Hotel Monte Sinai

Overnight: BELMONTE, Sinai Hotel 4*

Day Two- Exploring Belmonte Jewish Heritage
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Shabbat Services at Bet Eliyahu (optional) and rest of the morning at leisure

Lunch in the hotel

Walking tour of Belmonte including a visit to the Belmonte Jewish Museum

Transfer to Pousada de Belmonte for dinner.

Dinner followed by traditional music show (accordion and drum of the region)

Overnight: BELMONTE, Sinai Hotel 4*

Day Three - Trancoso to Porto: A Timeless Tapestry of Jewish Heritage
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Check out and drive to Trancoso.

Visit the Jewish Heritage of Trancoso.

Continue to Douro Valley.

Visit Quinta do Panascal, a traditional wine estate followed by lunch with wine tasting

Cruise on the Douro River to admire the UNESCO listed Cultural Landscape.

Drive to Porto

Check into Hotel da Música

Dinner at Hotel da Música in a private room.

Overnight: PORTO, Hotel da Música 4*

Day Four - Departure
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Check out. Meet your guide and drive by bus to the center.

Guided walking tour to discover the Jewish Heritage in downtown Porto which was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1996. Explore the typical medieval

Jewish Quarter of Porto as well as other city’s landmarks as São Bento Train Station, Stock Market Palace, the Ribeira District and Lello Bookstore.

Lunch at Iberia by Sababa Kosher restaurant followed by a visit to the Jewish Synagogue of Porto (Kadoorie) and the Porto Jewish Museum.

Depart to the airport for your departure flight.

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