Jewish Lisbon - half day private tour


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Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Let me know the age of your children so I can addapt your tour. I recommend a customized tour with places of interest especially for children.
For babies and toddlers I suggest to bring a stroller.

Friendly: Yes.
Instead of walking we can have a panoramic tour and also stop if you'd like to take somo photos

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (advanced), Portuguese (fluent), Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Harmony, tragedy and helpfulness

This tour will take you through the Jewish presence in Portugal/Lisbon.
In the 15th century Jews had to respect a royal law of either conversion to Catholicism or departure from Portugal. In early 16th century the court of Inquisition will actually open doors in the heart of the city where they performed terrifying "acts of faith". But there are still vestiges of the Jewish presence in Lisbon till the 16th century and other examples as helping Jewish run away to the USA during World War 2.

Let's visit Lisbon's 100 year old synagogue, built in a hiden way because Catholic Church didn't want people to learn about other relegions but the Catholic one. Let's then focus on the layout of Lisbon as we walk through the Jewish areas in the city such as Baixa commercial district. We'll also visit the remaining little streets of the Jewish district in Alfama. As we go, I'll let you know about Jewish roots in our culture.
Come and learn more about it!



-Lisbon Sefardi Synagogue
-Jewish neighbourhood in Alfama neighborhood
-Church of the massacre
-Rossio Square - acts of faith (autos de fe)
-Panoramic tour of the city

* The Synagogue visits are only from Monday to Thursday and off the Celebrations Period but we can still have a taste of Jewish History and visit Lisbon Highlights

** If you wish to make a Full day Lisbon highlights+Jewish history, you can book my Full day Lisbon highlights and let me know about it

***I can customize this tour to your wishes and interests or make a different customized tour for you. If you are a party of 4 or more, I'll rent a van or a bus with driver, please contact me for information*

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere in Lisbon that would be convenient for you.
If you need me to pick you up at the airport there will be an extra cost of 10 € because of very high parking fees.
If you are staying outside Lisbon, please contact me and I'll create your custom made tour.

End location: Anywhere in Lisbon that would be convenient for you.
If you are staying outside Lisbon, please contact me and I'll create your custom made tour.

Duration: 4 hours

*Please write me a message if a starting time is not available. I will try to start your tour at the time of your preference if possible.*


- Walking (if you want)
- My standard car - confortable for up to 3 adults + me with AC (Skoda Octavia break).
If you are a party of 4 or more people or you'd prefer a van I'll be happy to rent a 7-9 seater van for you (not included).

What’s Included

Other: -Pick-up and return to your accommodation, or any other location you choose within Lisbon (as the cruise ship terminal)

4h private Jewish city tour including my personal assistance, knowledge and services as a Portugal tour guide. If you are also interested in Lisbon highlights I can make a combined tour for the same time and price.

-licensed guides as me have the right to skip the lines to buy tickets to the monuments/museums. However tickets are not included

-My guided visit in the interior of the monuments/museums, except for the Synagogue where Mrs Anna or Allan will kindly guide you

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - The admission fee to enter the synagogue is 5€ per person (must be booked ahead).
In addition, if you would like to have a snack or lunch it can go from 5 € per person until 75 € per person if you choose a Seafood lunch with a nice wine in an exclusive chef's restaurant

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees, other transportation besides my car, meals & snacks, personal expenses.
5 euros fee per person in the synagogue (visit upon availability)


If you are a party of more than 3 I will be happy to rent a van or a bus

A Recent Review of this tour

Gloria gave us a tour of Jewish Lisbon along with city highlights. We were more than pleased, we were overwhelmed with her knowledge of the Jewish people from the earliest times to present day Lisbon. Walked along the Jewish streets, visited the synagogue and then saw the memorial of the massacre. Gloria in four hours gave us a Lisbon experience, even local foods. She is a five star plus.
Max Hellman

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