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Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon

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Lisbon, Portugal
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Enrich your knowledge of Lisbon’s rich Jewish heritage on a private half-day tour of Portugal’s capital city. While listening to history-rich commentary from your guide, you’ll visit Lisbon’s charming old quarters and explore where Lisbon’s Jewish community were settled and discover how they lived. As you explore Lisbon, you’ll discover the impact that the Jewish community had on Portugal’s history and the influence that remains on Portuguese Society today.
  • Private walking tour of Lisbon's Jewish quarter
  • Receive undivided attention from a private guide who knows the area well
  • Discover the impact Lisbon's Jewish community had during the Golden Age
  • Uncover the UNESCO-listed landmarks of Alfama, one of Lisbon's oldest districts
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Private tour
Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
Tourist luxury vehicle
Comfort pack (fresh waters and cleaning wipes)
Hotel pickup and drop-off - for Lisbon central hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal, or Lisbon airport.
Food and drinks
Tzedakah - 5€ per person (at the Synagogue)
The baggage is limited to one standard suitcase per person.
Gratuities are not included.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup and drop-off included - for central Lisbon hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal and Lisbon airport. Please let us know your location.

Airports

  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal


Ports

  • Lisbon Cruise Terminal


Greet your guide at your hotel, then hop aboard your vehicle as you amble to your first destination. On route, your private guide provides a historical overview of Lisbon’s Jewish community.

Stop first at a small Jewish ghetto and hear tales of residents past and present. Then, proceed to downtown and explore the area where one of Europe’s largest Jewish ghettos once stood.

Then, head to Alfama— Lisbon’s oldest district— where Jewish culture has blossomed for centuries and hear insightful facts about the Jewish community’s role in Lisbon’s development. Your tour concludes in Ohel Jacob Synagogue, where you can get in touch with the Portuguese Jewish community.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
With three thousand years of history, Lisbon overflows with influences of Sephardic presence. Lisbon’s Jewish community came to develop a unique culture that was the reflection of their total social integration, which was only broken after the Renaissance.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alfama
Get into the sounds, smells and beauty of Lisbon’s ancient alleyways, full of Sephardic memories. We will take you to the neighbourhoods where the biggest Jewish community in Europe inhabited for centuries: Chiado, Baixa and Alfama.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
Discover why, even today, you can feel Sephardic influences, all over the town. Visit Terreiro do Trigo, Terreiro do Paço, Baixa D. Dinis Wall and S. Domingos Church .
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Largo do Carmo
We will tell you why Jewish community was important for Portuguese Golden Age of Discoveries and we will tell about the intellectuals, the mathematicians, the cabalists, … Visit Chiado and Largo do Carmo.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Associação Hehaver - Sinagoga Ohel Jacob
At the end of the tour, you will visit the Synagogue Ohel Jacob, where you will be received by one of its members. ( https://hehaver-oheljacob.org/) Discover Lisbon!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking. Portuguese law stipulates that children under 12 years of age and 135 cm in height, when transported in a car with safety belts, must travel in an approved restraint system adapted to their size and weight. Please let us know if you have children and their ages.
  • Dress code is smart casual, recommended comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No smoking or eating inside the vehicle.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Essência da Latitude

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you are interested in this tour, ask for Daniel but watch out the price." See review
  • "I take notes during our tours, so I have details to remember when I create my photobooks — he provided so much interesting information that I filled 15 pages of my notebook." See review

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star-5
Excellent Tour!
goldgator
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful tour in Lisbon with Vasco. He was an amazing tour guide, very informative and friendly. He drove us around in a van that was very nice and clean. We even stopped to have a coffee and a popular lemon drink. We highly recommend Vasco.
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Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
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It was not as good as we hoped.
Steve11123
, Nov 2019
The guide was very nice and did a good job. We simply didn't see much of Jewish history. Perhaps the earthquake and inquisition destroyed much of it, but we were still hoping for more. I wouldn't recommend this quite frankly, but it isn't the fault of the guide, it's just that there wasn't much to see.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you for sharing your feedback and for taking the time to review our company. We are happy to know that you appreciated our guide's job and we are sure he will be glad to read what you wrote. We apologize that we did not exceed the expectations you had about this tour. We will take this chance to explain a little bit more about the tour itself and the reason why we believe this tour is one of the best ways to know Lisboa. The city is more than 3.000 years of age. With such a long History, the kind of look people take to understand Lisboa will make the difference about the perception they will have of the city. Sephardic History in Lisboa is unavoidable. Not only because it was intense, dramatic and completely different from what it was in the other Jewish communities, but, most of all, because it is part of Portuguese culture. To understand Lisboa you will have to understand its Jewish ancestry. It is true that a big part of the city was destroyed and that most of the medieval buildings disappeared for ever. But, in spite of the destruction caused by the 1755 earthquake, Sephardic presence is still tangible in the city. And we must refer that a part of the city still preserve the Jewish buildings. In Alfama, the second oldest quarter in Europe, it is still possible to visit the Jewish quarter and to feel its medieval vibe. Besides that, we believe, in our company, that Tourism is much more than watching beautiful landscapes and admire old buildings. Tourism has to do with knowledge and with experience all the aspects of a country (or a city) Culture, History, Art and Society. And we really believe that the richness of all those aspects, together with the Portuguese Jewish community memories, are sufficiently significant to justify this tour. Again, thank you for your review.
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Best tour ever!
Escape181059
, Nov 2019
This was the best tour we’ve ever taken. Our guide, Vasco, was personable & knowledgeable — a real “mensch”. I take notes during our tours, so I have details to remember when I create my photobooks — he provided so much interesting information that I filled 15 pages of my notebook. While the majority of the tour was focused on Jewish sites & facts, he started the tour at a point high above the city, so we got a great overview of Lisbon. He also pointed out other interesting spots along the way. Mainly a walking tour — just some time in the van to get to the different areas. Adriana, our guide at the synagogue, was also very informative & personable — we learned a lot about the history of Jews in Portugal, & Lisbon specifically, as well as great background about the synagogue. Highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are very happy that you loved your experience. We work hard to offer the best experience, so we are happy your review reflects our commitment. Our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. So many thanks for your kind words!
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Fascinating Jewish Lisbon tour
martinZ9241BY
, Oct 2019
We had a fabulous, informative and pleasant tour with our guide Daniel. He added a special dimension to the tour with his expansive knowledge and friendly demeanor. Highly recommend. Glenda and Martin
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
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star-5
Wonderful Experience
Joinbill
, Sep 2019
Our group of 6 enjoyed an outstanding half day tour of the Jewish sites in Lisbon. Our guide, Daniel, was friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable and eager to help us understand the Jewish history and current context in Lisbon. Our pick up and drop off at the cruise port was very easy. The van was clean and comfortable. Our visit to the local synagogue was a very special experience. Our walking tour through the old Jewish quarter of Lisbon was absolutely great. This tour was well worth the money. Ask for Daniel to be your guide. He is marvelous.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your nice words. We greatly appreciated your review. Best regards,
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Great Tour!
KL6799
, Sep 2019
Daniel is a passionate tour guide. He is very knowledgeable. He made it interesting and answered all questions. I learned a lot about the Jews in Lisbon.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your nice words. We greatly appreciated your review. Best regards,
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Interesting Jewish Tour
Venture423885
, Aug 2019
Our guide David told us many historical facts we didn't know. We saw a memorial, we visited the only ashkenazi synagogue in Lisbon. The presentation was intense but at the same time delicate
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
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Jewish Lisbon tour
Tamara M
, Aug 2019
Vasco is a very knowledgeable and a very efficient guide. Also a very nice and easy to get along. We liked him very much!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your nice words. We greatly appreciated your review. Best regards,
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Jewish Tour of Lisbon
judybiz
, Aug 2019
Daniel was an excellent guide, intelligent, well informed, personable and fun to be with. I’m not sure all the information that he had available about Jewish Lisbon can be authenticated, however.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your review! We take this opportunity to say something about the sources we used to make our tour. We recognize that Jewish Portuguese History is unknown for most of the people, including the Portuguese. For five hundred years, as a consequence of the Inquisition presence and its policy of terror, which lasted three hundred years, official History books and people in general forgot Portuguese Jewish Heritage. For that reason, there is a major responsibility when we recount Jewish Portuguese History. In the last years there is a strong interest about this theme. All over the country Jewish Heritage is being reborn, with the help of historians and archaeologists. B'nei Anussim are discovering their roots, by studying registers with hundreds of years (now completely available on the internet) and they are also understanding what is behind their families traditions, kept (at least) for fifteen generations. We highly recommend the reading of some historians and authors, to increase the knowledge about the ancient and strong presence of the Jews in Portugal. We will mention just a few names in a long list who have written about the subject: the historians Prof. Jorge Martins, Prof.ª Maria José Ferro Tavares, Prof. Carsten L. Wilke, Prof. António Borges Coelho, the Engineer Samuel Schwarz, who was committed with the B'nei Anussim rescue. We also recommend the book "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon", written by Richard Zimler and based on the true events related by Berequias Zarco, during 1506, where you will be able to recognize many of the streets you walk through, in Lisboa. And with the help of these historians and authors you will be able to validate the information you received from Daniel. Thank you, again for leaving us such a wonderful review! Best regards, Essência da Latitude
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Tour of Jewish Lisbon
Richard s
, Jun 2019
OMG! - Starting with our guide Daniel - he was great. He was on time, courteous and very knowledgeable. His driving was safe and gave us a great historical account of the history of the Jewish people in not not only Lisbon but in Portugal and Spain as well. He showed us the Sephardic synagogue and the Ashkenazi one as well. The resurgence of Judaism in Lisbon and Portugal is impressive as are the historical and old manuscripts we saw as well. My wife and I would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your nice words. We greatly appreciated your review. Best regards, Ana Fernandes
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