Porto Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30am & 2:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Porto Cathedral, Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal
  • Return Details :
    Ribeira Square, Praça Ribeira, Porto, Portugal
  • 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

It's time to immerse yourself in Portugal's Jewish heritage on this 3-hour informative Porto walking tour. With your guide by your side, wander through the small alleys and learn about Jewish heritage in Porto. Its Jewish community is considered to be one of the oldest in the world. See hidden synagogues, as well as Sant'ana Street, S. Bento da Vitria Church and the Esnoga stairs with this well-planned Porto tour. 

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for Porto Jewish Heritage Walking Tour -

Stop At: Porto cathedral (Se Catedral), Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Visit the iconic cathedral that defined the city of Porto. 

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ribeira Square, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Now more about the old Jewish quarter, this square is a must-visit. 

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mosteiro de Sao Bento da Vitoria, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Learn more about the memorial and understand the past of Porto. 

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Postigo do Carvao, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Witness medieval Porto as your guide tells you about its interesting past.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Igreja Paroquial de Nossa Senhora da Vitoria, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Learn more about the memorial as you pass by.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Passeio das Virtudes, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Glimpse the view from this point and click beautiful photos. 

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chafariz da Porta do Olival, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Learn more about this monument and witness history here. 

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro da vitoria, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Discover this hidden gem with the help of your expert guide.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

Local guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks 

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Dress code is smart casual

Not wheelchair accessible

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Nov-2019

    Ana was an excellent tour leader. She explained about the Jewish history of Porto extremely comprehensively.
    She was always open to questions.
    The tour was carried out at an easy pace, with plenty of stops to explain about anything that we were being shown.
    We would highly recommend her.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    This is very good tour for people interested in the Jewish history of Porto.
    Our tour guide Marianna has very good knowledge of this subject and presented it both in verbal and visual way. She truly deserves our highest marks.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    Ana was an excellent guide!
    As a descendant of the Jewish people in Portugal, I was fascinated by the history and plan to follow up with some reading on my own.

  • 25-Jul-2019

    The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We were very pleased we chose this tour. There was only one other couple, so we had very personal attention.

  • 11-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide Anna was very personable and knowledgeable on the subject. Although there is very little remaining of the rich history of the Jews of Portugal, Anna did her best to show us what had been and make it come alive. The highlight was the discovery of the remnant of an ancient synagogue in a current aged care home.

  • 09-May-2019

    We spent a great 3 hours with Mariana Carvallo.
    She was our guide for the Jewish Porto your.
    She was extremely knowledgeable and really gave us a bit of a city tour as well as focusing on Jewish History of Porto
    Highly recommend this experience

  • 17-Oct-2018

    Our tour guide Jose was wonderful! He was full of knowledge with a sense of humor. He made our 3 hours feel like only a “ taste “ of history leaving us with wanting much more. I highly recommend this tour to get a full history of the Jews past in Portugal.

  • 11-Apr-2018

    We loved this tour. Our guide Jose was an expert in the subject, and is committed to sharing his knowledge. He showed us the five distinct Jewish neighborhoods from various time periods, from pre Roman to 18th century. And we learned of recent discoveries, uncovered during building renovations, that have added to current understanding of the Jewish community in Porto, both pre- and post inquisition. Porto has a complex history of various ethnic and religious groups living together, and Jose was able to explain it all clearly. We highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in history and culture.

  • 10-Apr-2018

    This was exceptional - one of the highlights of our trip. Jose Francisco Chaves was a superb guide. His great love of Porto and history and his enthusiasm for sharing it made this tour a really unforgettable experience . Exploring the city in such detail made me feel like I really knew it. I can't recommend this tour strongly enough. You won't find this information in any tour books.

  • 25-Jan-2018

    Jose was a really great tour guide. He was knowledgeable and very friendly. Even though the tour was suppose to Jewish centric in nature, he was wiling to talk about the history of Porto too. If you're interested in learning about the Jewish history of Porto you can't go wrong with this tour.

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