Jewish Journey to Portugal: Exclusive Small Group Tour
Duration7 days / 5 nights
HighlightsPorto, Trancoso, Belmonte, Tomar, Lisbon
Single Supplement: $1,557
This tour can be booked privately
Located in the west of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal holds a surprise for every tourist. It is one of the most fascinating countries in Europe.
Jewish populations have existed in the area even before the country was established, back to the Roman era. At the height of Jewish culture in Portugal there were more than 150 Jewish communities throughout the nation. Every major town had a Judiaria (Jewish quarter) with its own institutions and places of worship. With the banning of Judaism in 1496, these communities ended, as Jews were forced to convert to Christianity or leave Portugal.
At present there are some 750 Jews living in Portugal, mostly in Lisbon. You will meet some of them.
Land only option is available. $700 credit will apply.
What can you expect as part of your tour?
- Round Trip Air from Newark to Portugal
- Tours and meals as per the itinerary
- Licensed English speaking guide
- Deluxe motor coach and entrance fees
- Douro river cruise in Porto
Thursday, November 08
Depart New York, EWR Airport
Friday, November 09
Overnight at the Infante de Sagres Hotel.
Overnight:Porto (B, D).
Saturday, November 10
Dinner on your own
Overnight at Infante de Sagres Hotel.
Sunday, November 11
Porto - Trancoso - Belmonte
After lunch on your own, continue to Belmonte to the Jewish Museum with a rich collection of objects once owned by crypto-Jewish families in the area. Continue to the 13th century convent for check-in at the Pousada de Belmonte.
In the evening, brief cooking demonstration with the Chief before Kosher-style dinner.
Overnight:Belmonte (B, D).
Monday, November 12
Belmonte - Tomar - Lisbon
Continue to Lisbon for a brief orientation tour of the city, monuments, and architecture.
Night Porto Bay Liberdade Hotel .
Tuesday, November 13
Return to your hotel for dinner (or nearby restaurant).
Overnight:Lisbon (B, D).
Wednesday, November 14
Where you will rest your head...
About the hotel: The Altis Grand Hotel is a landmark in Lisbon with a prime location within walking distance of the Avenida Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) and Lisbon's picturesque districts.i
About the hotel: The Pousada Convento de Belmonte originates from the recovery of the old Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança. It’s a place that relaxes the soul, where you can gaze at the view and enjoy the tastiest cuisine.
About the hotel: Hotel Infante Sagres, member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” is a truly unique hotel located in the heart of Porto’s historical district, two steps away from the city’s UNESCO World Heritage area.