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Menorahs of Portugal, 10 day Portugal Jewish Tour

Tour Description


1 Private airport transfer with driving panoramic.  Recommendations.  Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
2 Private Jewish walking tour starting at SynagogueSleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
3 Free day. Optional day trip to Sintra or Setubal to see cheese making.  Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
4 Private driver to Evora, Private Jewish tour. Sleep in Estremoz. Breakfast


5 Private driver to Elvas, wine producer, artisans. Sleep in Estremoz. Breakfast Pousada
6 Drive to Jewish Marvão and Castelo Vide. Sleep in Belmonte. Breakfast Pousada
7 Private Tour to Jewish museum, Synagogue.  Sleep in Belmonte. Breakfast Pousada
8 Private driver to Jewish Trancoso.  Sleep in Porto. Breakfast House Ribeira
9 Private Jewish walking tour.  Sleep in Porto. Breakfast House Ribeira
10 Check out. Private transfer to the airport.  Depart. Breakfast

* These are examples of the style of hotels we use. Depending on availability at the time of your booking, we reserve the right to provide comparable hotels.

Portugal Jewish Tour Letango Tours



Explore Portugal´s Jewish Heritage in this 10 day adventure that will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of Portugal while learning about the Sephardic Jewish past that dates back to the medieval times. This itinerary will include the assistance of private drivers and local guides in featured locations illustrating the story of the Jewish people, their struggle and legacy. Experience Portugal's major Jewish highlights along with all of the natural beauty and history the land of Iberia has to offer. Our carefully planned itinerary will feature a nice balance between sightseeing, history, food, wine, walks and museums. You will marvel in the diversity of regions containing some of the most important Jewish sites and towns where the Sephardic communities lived, worked and flourished in their day. We will visit the picturesque hill town of Marvao with its Jewish tombs, Torre Portagem´s Romanesque bridge, crossed by flocks of Jews fleeing Spain in the 1490's. Also featured is the medieval Jewish town of Trancoso, and ancient Oporto with its fascinating Jewish quarter. The days are divided to maximize your time in each location. The chosen hotels are a combination of Pousadas, beautiful old estates, modern hotels and more classic hotels with charm. Join us and make this one of your most memorable trips.

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Duration: 10 days, 9 nights

Cities visited-
Lisbon, 3 nights
Visit Evora
Estremoz, 2 nights
Visit Marvão y Castelo Vide
Belmonte, 2 nights
Visit Trancoso
Porto, 2 nights

How to book

A ready-to-book trip for your private group of 4 people or more on your dates.

1.- You choose your travel companions
2.- You choose the start date
3.- We start the planning of your “Portugal Jewish Tour", 10 day tour

Included in our Portugal Family Vacation tour in 10 days:

  • 10 days/9 nights accommodations in charming, centrally-located 4 star hotels and/or historic inns in the country side in double occupancy
  • All Breakfasts
  • Transfer into Lisbon airport and out of Porto airport
  • Transportation within Portugal by private drivers
  • Private Local guides in Lisbon, Oporto, Evora, Castelo Vide, Belmonte
  • Reservations in selected restaurants and Fado to enhance the trip 

Our exclusive customer service:

  • Full planning of the entire trip. 
  • Professional colorful itinerary in PDF format and an app version to view on your mobile device or tablet which includes a list of reserved services, trains and flight tickets, hotel vouchers, all contacts and descriptions, tips for a better trip, sightseeing and restaurant recommendations in each city.
  • Communication with our company via email during the process of planning the tour.
  • 24 hour Telephone Support of Letango Tours for any emergency or problem that may arise while in Spain

Optional for this tour:

-Fado dinner in Lisbon (approximately €45 per person, includes show)
-Fantastic sunset cruise via sailboat in Lisbon

The best day to start this tour is on Friday.
From Oporto, there are 2 different additions that you can choose. One is a two day visit to the Douro wine country, sleeping in Pinhao and tasting wine in a couple of places with a river cruise. The other is a one day driving tour to the historic towns of Guimarães and Braga.

3 to 4 nights in the Algarve
2 days on the Duero River with wine tasting theme
1 day Sintra or Cascais private driving trip 
1 day Braga and Guimaraes private driving trip

Here are some highlights from our Portugal Jewish Tour in 10 days: 

  • Visit the three famous neighborhoods of Lisbon (Alfama, Baixa, Bairro Alto) exploring the legacy of the Jews in Lisbon
  • Meet active members of the Synagogue in Lisbon to learn about the Jewish legacy as well as current Jewish life
  • Fado music show in Lisbon
  • Visit some of the best preserved Jewish villages of Portugal (Castelo de Vide, Marvâo, Belmonte, Trancoso)
  • Explore the Synagogue of Castelo Vide and the Jewish museum of Belmonte
  • Visit the Roman ruins of Ammaia, time permitting, where a Jewish ring from the second century was found
  • Explore Porto's Jewish vast history linked to wine transported via the Douro river
  • Taste Porto wines in Oporto

    Day 1: Arrival, private transfer from airport. Check in. Suggestions for a walk around hotel to get acquainted with the city. Recommendations for dinner. Sleep in Lisbon.

    Day 2: Local guide meets you at Synagogue for intro on Jewish life and history of Lisbon. Go over map and questions before starting your walking tour of the three famous neighborhoods of Lisbon, Baixa, Alfama, and Barrio Alto while covering the Jewish story of Lisbon. Lunch on your own. Afternoon free to explore sites such as Estrella Basilica and gardens, Gulbenkian foundation, Antique Art Museum, and Tile Museum. Sleep in Lisbon.

    Day 3: On your own today.  Recommended to see: neighborhood of Belem with the Tower of Belem, Monument to the Discoveries, Monastery and possibly the Maritime museum. Break for coffee at  Pastels de Belem, famous in Portugal.  Consider a sunset cruise and dinner at the stylish Mercado de Ribiera on the return to your hotel. Another option is to take a side trip to Sintra and Cascais today. Sleep in Lisbon.

    Day 4: Check out, Pick up at hotel, drive to Evora, visit Jewish quarter and best preserved Roman temple in Portugal, possible stop in Arraiolos, famous for its colorful and high quality artisanal blankets, arrive in Estremoz.  Sleep in the historic Pousada of Estremoz.

    Day 5: This day is your chance to discover the area by visiting Elvas for some shopping of Portuguese artisanal fabrics or visit Adega Maior, the impressive winery designed by Pritzker winner architect Alvaro Siza.  Great dinner options near your hotel tonight. Sleep in Estremoz.

    Days 6:  Pick up and drive in am to visit the picturesque hill town of Marvao with its Jewish tombs, Torre Portagem with its Romanesque bridge, crossed by flocks of Jews fleeing Spain in the 1490's. Time permitting we can stop at Ammaia roman ruins to see the interesting Jewish ring dating from the second century. We will also visit Castelo de Vide, probably the best preserved Jewish town in Portugal with time to explore its old quarter and its Synagogue. Sleep in Belmonte.

    Day 7:  Today you have a free day to explore Belmonte with its castle, the chapel where the conquistador Alvarez Cabral, founder of Brazil, is buried, the Jewish museum and yet another very interesting museum dedicated to the discoveries of Portugal. Sleep in Belmonte.

    Day 8:  Pick up to drive to the medieval Jewish town of Trancoso for a visit before we head to our final destination, Porto. Upon arrival we will do a drive by different areas of the city to give you a good overview. Free time to explore. Sleep in Porto.

    Day 9: On your last day, we cover the walking tour of Jewish Porto, with some stops such as the escadas, the site of the old synagogue and also other famous landmarks such as Lello bookstore, Clerigos tower, etc. Free afternoon to explore more areas, based on the guides recommendations. Sleep in Porto.

    Day 10:  Tour over after breakfast.

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