MYSTIC PATHS

JEWISH PATHS
IN PORTUGAL

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Portugal with Jewish roots and symbols, persecuted and hidden for centuries. Great stories of individuals, hidden places and memories... now reborn.

The eviction of the Jews and the persecution of the New Christians by the Inquisition lasted three centuries. However, the presence of these communities and the secret practices of some crypto-Jews, resisted stoically over time and can be confirmed in a mysterious and unforgettable journey.

The existence of Jews in the territory that is today Portugal dates I a.c.

It is believed that today there are only four thousand Jews with Portuguese nationality.

Come to relive the troubled and very unique diaspora of the Jews in Portugal.

Include:

  • Accident and Civil Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Fado (Dinner& Show)
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Monuments
  • Portuguese Historians
  • Private Guides
  • Transfers
  • Welcome Kit
  • Wine Tasting

Does not include:

Flight ticket I Personal expenses I Optional Activities I Health and Travel Insurance I Other Services not described in "Included"

ITINERARY

12 days
11 nights

PARTICIPANTS

Max. 15
Cultural, Intimate and personalised itinerary

EXPERIENCE PRICE

3.850

per person

This itinerary passes through the following Portuguese cities and towns:
LISBOA - ÉVORA - CASTELO DE VIDE - CASTELO BRANCO - TOMAR
COIMBRA - BELMONTE - GUARDA - TRANCOSO - CARÇÃO - PORTO

CRONOLOGY

Day 1

Day 1

LISBON

TRANSFER AEROPORTO – HOTEL CHECK-IN

20.00 pm – Lisbon – Hotel – Dinner / Briefing

Day 2

Day 2

LISBON

Lisbon – Hotel – Breakfast

09.30 am – Visit to Lisbon

  • Alfama
  • Arco do Rosário
  • Rua da Judiaria
  • Largo de São Rafael
  • Lisbon Cathedral
  • Down Town
  • Farmácia Simões Pires
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Cais das Colunas

12.30 pm – Lisbon – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – São Domingos Church

20.00 pm – Lisbon – Dinner (restaurant to be defined)

 

Day 3

Day 3

LISBON

Lisbon – Hotel – Breakfast

09.30 am – Shaaré Tikvá Synagogue

  • Synagogue Tours
  • All visits are guided and must be booked in advance.
  • There are no visiting hours on Friday, Saturday, Jewish Festivals and Bank Holidays.
  • Prior ID may be required.

12.30 pm – Lisbon – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Visit to the National Museum of Ancient Art

20.00 pm – Lisbon – Dinner (restaurant to be defined)

Day 4

Day 4

LISBON – ÉVORA

Lisbon Hotel – Breakfast – Hotel Check-Out

09.30 am – Departure to ÉVORA (distance 154 km, 1h31)

12.30 pm – Évora – Lunch (restaurant to be defined) / Briefing / Hotel Check-In

14.30 pm – Visit to Évora:

  • Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Évora Cathedral)
  • Évora Public Library (Largo Conde de Vila Flor)
  • Antient Court House and Palace of the Holy See (Inquisition) (Largo Conde de Vila Flor)
  • Giraldo Square
  • Moeda Street (descending) and Mercadores Street (up)

20.00 pm – Évora – Dinner (restaurant to be defined)

Day 5

Day 5

ÉVORA – MARVÃO (distance 122 Km, 1h36) – CASTELO DE VIDE

MARVÃO – PORTAGEM (distance 7 km, 10 min.)

PORTAGEM – CASTELO DE VIDE (distance 10 Km, 19 min.)

CASTELO DE VIDE – CASTELO BRANCO (distance 89 Km, 1h)

Évora – Hotel – Breakfast – Hotel Check-Out

09.30 am – Departure to Marvão

11.30 am – Visit to Marvão

12.30 pm – Marvão – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Departure to Portagem

  • Visit to Portagem Tower

15.30 pm – Departure to Castelo de Vide

16.00 pm – Visit to Castelo de Vide:

  • Synagogue Museum of Castelo de Vide (closes at 6pm)
  • Exhibition Contents:
  • Medieval Synagogue;
  • The Jewish Quarter of Castelo de Vide;
  • The Jews of Castelo de Vide and the Diaspora;
  • Annual celebrations and daily rituals;
  • In memory of the Castelo-Videnses victims of the Inquisition;
  • Atelier – Museum of Mestre Carolino
  • The Town Fountain (Dr. Frederico Laranjo Square)

20.00 pm – Castelo de Vide – Hotel Check-In – Dinner (restaurant to be defined)

Day 6

Day 6

CASTELO DE VIDE – CASTELO BRANCO – TOMAR (distance 124 km, 1h14)

Hotel – Castelo de Vide – Breakfast / Briefing – Hotel Check Out

09.30 am – Departure to Castelo Branco:

10.30 am – Visit to Castelo Branco:

  • São Gens Belvedere | Old Jewish Quarter
  • House of the Memory of the Jewish Presence in Castelo Branco

12.30 pm – Castelo Branco – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Departure to Tomar (distance 124 km, 1h14)

  • Visit to the Synagogue | Luso-Hebrew Museum Abraham Zacuto
  • Abraham Zacuto’s Luso-Hebrew Museum – Synagogue

20.00 h – Tomar – Hotel Check-In – Dinner (restaurant to be defined)

Day 7

Day 7

TOMAR – BELMONTE (distance 193 km, 2h14)

Hotel – Tomar – Breakfast / Briefing – Hotel Check-Out

09.30 am – Convent of Christ (guided visit)

12.30 am – Tomar – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Departure to Belmonte (distance 193 km, 2h14)

20.00 pm – BELMONTE / Hotel Check- In / Kosher Dinner and overnight at Belmonte Sinai Hotel, certified according to Jewish law.

Day 8

Day 8

BELMONTE / GUARDA (distance 23 km, 25 min.)

Hotel – Belmonte – Breakfast / Briefing – Hotel Check Out
09.30 am – Visit to Belmonte:

  • Jewish Interpretation Center | Jewish Museum
  • Jewish quarter | Bet Eliahu Synagogue
    (to confirm: viability of carrying out activity with the local community)

12.30 pm – Belmonte – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Continuation of the Visit to Belmonte:

Museum of Olive Oil and / or House of the Jewry (for possible purchase of products – olive oil or kosher products).

  • Visit the Museum of the Discoveries (highlights of the figure of Fernão de Magalhães, organizer of the first circumnavigation trip to the globe from 1519 to 1511)

16.30 pm – Departure to Guarda

20.00 pm – GUARDA – Dinner – Hotel Check-In

Day 9

Day 9

GUARDA – TRANCOSO (distance 44 km, 49 min.)

TRANCOSO – TORRE DE MONCORVO (distance 67 km, 50 min.)

Hotel – Guarda – Breakfast / Briefing – Hotel Check Out

09.30 am – Visit to GUARDA.

11.30 am – Departure to Trancoso.

12.30 pm – Trancoso – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Visit to Trancoso:

  • Bandarra House
  • Interpretation Center for Jewish Culture Isaac Cardoso
  • Black Cat House

20.00 h – Trancoso – Hotel Check-In / Dinner

Day 10

Day 10

TRANCOSO – TORRE DE MONCORVO (distance 67 km, 50 min.)

TORRE DE MONCORVO – CARÇÃO (distance 103 km, 1h20)

CARÇÃO / VILA REAL (distance 125 km, 1h30)

VILA REAL / PORTO (distance 97 km, 1h)

Hotel – Trancoso – Breakfast / Briefing – Hotel Check Out

09.30 am – Departure to Torre de Moncorvo (distance 67 km, 50 min.)

10.30 am – Visit to Torre de Moncorvo

11.30 am – Departure to Carção.

12.30 am – Carção – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Visit to the village of Garção.

16.30 pm – Departure to Porto (stop in Vila Real).

20.00 pm – PORTO – Hotel Check-In – Dinner (Kosher Corner, upon reservation).

Day 11

Day 11

PORTO

Hotel – PORTO – Breakfast / Briefing

09.30 am – Visit to Porto:

  • Jewish quarters
  • Kadoorie Merkol Haim Synagogue

12.30 pm – Vila Nova de Gaia – Lunch – Restaurant by the river,

14.30 pm – Visit to Taylor’s Wine Cellars, with Kosher wine tasting,

15.30 pm – Douro river cruise in Barco Rabelo (duration: 1h)

CRUZEIRO DAS PONTES Boat ride through the riverside area of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia

20.00 pm – Porto – Dinner – (Restaurant to be defined)

Day 12

Day 12

PORTO – LISBON (distance 313 km, 2h58)

Hotel – PORTO – Breakfast

Hotel Check-Out / Airport Transfer

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