Jewish Journey to Portugal: Exclusive Small Group Tour
Duration6 days / 5 nights
HighlightsLisbon, Tomar, Belmonte, Trancoso, Porto
Single Supplement: $599
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.
What can you expect as part of your tour?
- Tours and meals as per the itinerary
- Licensed English speaking guide
- Deluxe motor coach and entrance fees
- Douro river cruise in Porto
Thursday, June 01
Overnight:Lisbon (B, D).
Friday, June 02
In the afternoon, meet your guide and take a walking tour through Rossio square, visit the Chiado area – it’s an elegant, sophisticated district of theaters, bookshops, old-style cafes, art nouveau jewelry shops, luxurious international names and more. Much of the area was destroyed in a fire in 1988, but has since been reborn. It remains one of Lisbon's most beloved districts, with reminders of its past as the center of the city's intellectual life including statues of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa, Luis de Camões, and Eça de Queiroz.
Saturday, June 03
Lisbon - Tomar - Belmonte
Continue to the 13th century convent for check-in at the Pousada de Belmonte.
In the evening, brief cooking demonstration before Kosher-style dinner with members of the local Jewish Community.
Overnight:Belmonte (B, D).
Sunday, June 04
Belmonte - Trancoso - Porto
Monday, June 05
In the evening, return to your hotel. Farewell Kosher-style dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight:Porto (B, D).
Tuesday, June 06
Multiple DeparturesFrom$2,087 Single Supplement$599
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