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The Jewish Odyssey Tour in Lisbon

Immerse yourself in Jewish history and culture during this private tour of Lisbon’s Jewish community. Portugal was one of the first world powers to recognize the Jewish people and has served as an important home for the community ever since. Wander through Shaare Tikva, Lisbon’s synagogue, and learn about the history of various religions in the city.

You’ll also stop by historic areas, important memorials, and landmarks of today’s Jewish community. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to step back in time with this historical tour.

Learn the story of the Jewish community in Portugal (specially Lisbon) on this tour, visiting significant sites to the community in the Portuguese capital. Since the Jewish exodus from Egypt, and the journey through lands, countries, and continents as the ultimate nomads, they reached what is nowadays Portugal. Learn how communities appeared, disappeared, and reappeared; belonging everywhere and yet nowhere.

Discover how the Kingdom of Portugal in the 12th century recognized the Jewish community as a distinct legal entity with its own jurisdiction. Visit sites of significance to Portuguese Christians and the Portuguese Jewish communities., including the Shaare Tikva (Lisbon Synagogue), the 1st synagogue to be built in Portugal since the late 15th century.

Learn about the different Jewish communities that lived in Lisbon and throughout Portugal since the Middle Ages. Visit historic quarters, and see famous memorials. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Jewish culture. Hear about important Jewish and Portuguese people who shaped history and saved thousands of souls over the centuries, such as Abraham Anahory and Aristides Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees.

Finally, hear about Lisbon of today, as a city of tolerance and creativity, and explore the narrow streets of the Alfama quarter, one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood.

  • Explore Lisbon through the lives of Portugal’s Jewish communities
  • Go to the Lisbon Synagogue (Shaare Tikva), Portugal’s 1st synagogue since the 15th century
  • Discover who the “Marranos” were and how they lived
  • Hear about the 1506 Massacre and how it started
  • Walk down the “Rua de Judiara” in Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood

What's included

  • Pick up/drop off at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
  • Entrance fees
  • Private guide

What's not included

  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description

Important information

  • For booking to take place: we will need passport number and names from each participant that takes part on the tour, for security reasons to visit the synagogue.
  • Please provide us with the name and address of your accommodation while booking this tour.
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to weather conditions.

From EUR 65 per person

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5 hours

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  • Offer type: Private
  • Fitness level: Medium

Cancellation policy

Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.

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Offer ID: 2462

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