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October 16, 2015

Jewish Portugal

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This program will reveal to you the mysteries and traditions kept for centuries. The mark of Jewish heritage is present in the Portuguese territory. You will have the opportunity to meet a rich heritage legacy through unique cultural drifts and tangible and intangible values that have withstood the time and remain veiled. Travel through the history of Judaism in Portugal while experience a single and unique country with landscapes difficult to forget.

Day 1: Arrival

  • Transfer from airport to accommodation, making a panoramic city tour of Porto
  • Accommodation in Porto

Day 2: Porto – Régua

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Tour through the city, considered a world heritage site by UNESCO
  • Visit to the Mekor Haim synagogue
  • Boat trip on the Douro River
  • Visit to Sandeman’s Port Wine Cellars
  • Panoramic journey to Régua
  • Lodging in Régua

Day 3: Douro Valley – Vila Nova de Foz Côa – Trancoso – Guarda

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit to the vineyards and wineries in the Douro Valley
  • Tasting of regional wines (some kosher)
  • Visit to Vila Nova de Foz Côa, its landscapes and rock carvings
  • Visit to Trancoso, its castle, Old Town, Jewish Quarter and Interpretation Center of Jewish culture Isaac Cardoso with the synagogue
  • Finally, visit the city of Guarda, its Old Town, Jewish Quarter and brands cruciform
  • Lodging at Guarda

Day 4: Belmonte – Covilhã – Castelo Branco

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit the Belmonte Castle, Jewish Museum, Jewish cemetery, Museum of Discovery of Brazil, the synagogue and Bet Eliahu Jewish neighbourhood
  • Visit the Museum of Wool in Covilhã
  • Visit to White Castle, to his castle and Jewish quarter with brands and portals of the fifteenth century
  • Trip to Tomar and night on the town

Day 5: Tomar – Obidos – Torres Vedras – Alenquer

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit the synagogue Mikhev, Convent of Christ, Historic Downtown and the Jewish quarter. Visit to the hebrew library at Polytechnic Institut of Tomar.
  • Visit to Obidos , the Jewish quarter and synagogue
  • Visit to Torres Vedras, a city that hosted the main Jewish community in the Middle Ages
  • Journey to Lisbon and accommodation in this city

Day 6: Lisbon

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit the characteristic neighbourhood of Alfama, Lisbon old Jewish quarter, the Church of São Domingos and other parts of the city marked by jewish occupation
  • Accommodation in Lisbon

Day 7: Sintra – Cascais – Cabo da Roca

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Start the day with a tour of Sintra Historic Centre
  • Passage through the Pena Palace, a fantastic palace in one of the highest points of Sintra
  • Visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe
  • Passage through Guincho’s beach where it was recorded a scene from the movie ” On Her Majesty’s Service” of James Bond
  • Visit to Cascais, a fishing and cosmopolitan town
  • Accommodation in Lisbon

Day 8: Departure

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Transfer to the airport with sightseeing tour, if the schecule of your flight allows
Additional Info
Country: Portugal
Region: Lisbon
City: Lisbon
Address: Rua da Junqueira nº200 1º
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