The Ancient Jewish Heritage of Portugal

Tour Number

Activity Level

63476


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Portuguese (fluent)

●Never forgotten...Historical Villages and World Heritage Sites-Centuries of history and traditions.


This tour will bring us to some of the oldest villages and former jewish communities in the interior of Portugal.

Experience a private 3-day roundtrip through the center and interior of Portugal with your private official guide. Discover some of the most important landmarks of portuguese history with its jewish heritage. This tour begins and ends in Lisbon.

Highlights and our visits:
● Tomar, the castle of the Knights Templar(World Heritage Site) and Jewish quarter.
● Historical Aqueduct of Tomar
● Belmonte
● Monsanto
● Castelo Branco
● Marvão, medieval village and fortress
● Castelo de Vide and the jewish quarter.

Itinerary

● Day 1: Lisbon->Tomar->Belmonte (340km)
Departure from lisbon and visit of the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar.
Visit of the historical aquaduct of Tomar.
Some free time in the historical center at the Jewish Quarter at the river Nabão.
Drive to Belmonte.

● Day 2: Belmonte visit->Monsanto(125km)
Visit of the Synagogue, the Jewish museum and historical quarter of Belmonte by the local expert guide including a wine tasting of Kosher wine of Belmonte.
In the afternoon drive to Monsanto.
Visit on foot of this ancient, unique village where some houses were build inside and among the huge granitic boulders.
Back to Belmonte.

● Day 3: Belmonte->Castelo Branco->Castelo de Vide->Marvão->Lisbon(405km)
Comfort stop in Castelo Branco at the famous gardens of the Bishop's Palace.
Drive to Castelo de Vide and walking tour through the historical quarter up to the ancient Synagogue(not active but we will visit it) from the 12th. century.
Visit to the medieval village of Marvão with stunning views.
Back to Lisbon.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: ●Pick-up and drop-off of the clients in all hotels, airport and port of Lisbon included.

End location: ●All places in Lisbon.

Duration: 3 days

Transportation

●1 to 3 persons: Full sized luxury sedan Mercedes S-Class Hybrid.
● 4 to 6 persons: 7 seater minivan with air conditioning, extra legroom, microphone.
●7 to 14 persons: 16 seater minivan with air conditioning and microphone.

What’s Included

●Official Driver/guide and visits to the monuments.
●Meals and overnights of the driver/guide
●Vehicle with air conditioning, extra legroom and microphone.
●Pick-up and drop-off of the clients.
●Free Wi-Fi on board
●Toll fees, fuel and parking fees.
●Visit in Belmonte with local expert guide and tasting of kosher wine from Belmonte.
●Amenities:
1 bottle of water per person, refreshing wipes, pocket tissues.
●All by law required insurances

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 Euro - Meals, entrance fees and accommodation of the clients.
The amount may increase depending on the hotel and restaurant quality chosen by the clients.

What’s Extra

●Entrance fees to the monuments(except Belmonte).
●Meals of the clients.
●2 Overnights in Belmonte.

Hotel suggestions:
●Pousada Convento de Belmonte
●Belmonte Sinai Hotel

Restrictions

No restrictions. I am allowed to do guide you inside all monuments all over Portugal.
(In Portugal not all driver/guides guide you inside monuments)

Licensed company with all insurances required, registered at the national tourism board as RNAAT 457/2015.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Paulo C.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/jewish-heritage-portugal-privatetour

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