Lisbon Jewish Private Full Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please provide your pick up location
    Airports
    Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    Passenger Terminal of Santa .. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Uncover a different side of Lisbon during this private full-day tour of the citys historical Jewish sites. Visit the Jewish Quarter in Alfama, the citys oldest neighborhood, tour the Synagogue of Lisbon, and take in spectacular views of the city from St. Jorge Castle. Get undivided attention from yourdriver as you learn all about the history of Jewish life in Lisbon, including the massacre of 1506 and the forced baptisms of the 15th century.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Excellent value for money
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

The adventure begins in Lisbons city center with a visit to the only Synagogue of Lisbon (Shaare Tikvá), first opened in 1948 as a cultural center. Afterwards, head to the site of the 1506 Jewish Massacre near the Church of São Domingos. The church is located in the Jewish Quarters in Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in the city. The name Alfama comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning springs or baths, due to the natural springs found in the area.

During the Moorish invasion, Alfama was the center of Lisbons daily activities but over the centuries became a slum for poor fishermen. After wandering around Alfama, head to St. Jorge Castle for the best panoramic view of the city. Stop by Rossio Square, the place where the inquisition court was held and where thousands of Jews were forced to be baptized in the 15th century.

Stop for lunch, then head to UNESCO-listed Belém to see the famous Jerónimos Monastery. A masterpiece of the Manueline style, the monastery is a tribute to the king that welcomed and protected Jews fleeing from Spain, only to expel them in 1496. Then stop at the Monument to the Discoveries and learn about the Jewish men that participated actively in the exploration process. Throughout the tour, enjoy personalized attention from your private driver.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Driver

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Meals

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.

Synagogue Shaare Tikva costs 5 per person and visits allowed from Monday to Thursday

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Jul-2018

    The tour guide was a pleasant felllow who knew Lisbon; but he did not know the Jewish Story. While he took us to a synagogue and the memorial to the victims of the Inquisition, he did not know about other synagogues or the history of the Jews in Portugal.
    We went to more churches than we would have liked and urged us to ascend the statute overlooking the city from the s=northern bank across from the museums. It was a nice view, but unrelateed to a Jewish tour. While we walked away with a good feel of the city and its history, we lacked any viable Jewish content.

  • 24-Oct-2017

    Our driver NuNu was so courteous and knowledgeable and accommodating of everywhere we wanted to go. His Mercedes was immaculate and we learnt so much about Lisbon and Jewish life there

  • 20-Aug-2017

    We had a great day with our guide Paulo. He accommodated us in every way with the change we made in sightseeing. We would have never seen some of the places on our own and it was really wonderful having a private driver. We especially enjoyed the private visit of the synagogue.