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The Jewish Odyssey, Lisbon

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    TakingUThere New Travel Experiences

  • Locations

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Activities

    Religious Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €65 EUR per person
  • Duration

    5 hours, but can be adjusted to your schedule

  • Avg Distance

    25 km (15.6 miles)

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    All year round, ideal starting time 09:30 AM

  • Starting Location

    Pickup and drop-off at your hotel (Lisbon area)

  • Price Includes

    Pick up and drop off at a hotel in Lisbon or from a cruise port; Private Guide; Transportation by car or van with air-conditioning; Entrance fees Bottled Water;

  • Notes

    There is a dress code (no uncovered shoulders, shorts, mini-skirt etc.). We will need Passport details (name, number, expiry and country) at time of booking for all participants for security reasons.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in centuries of Jewish history in Portugal, especially Lisbon, on this private guided tour
  • Visit Lisbon´s Synagogue and learn about its history - Learn about the “Marranos”, who they were and the way they lived
  • Discover Lisbon´s 1506 Massacre and see where, why and how it all started
  • Walk down the “Rua da Judiaria” in Alfama and discover the history of the street

Guide

Trip Info

Discover the history and culture of the Jewish community in Lisbon on this tour around the city. Explore Portugal’s relationship with the Jewish community from the beginning of its formation until present times.

Since their exodus out of Egypt the Jewish people wandered through lands, countries and continents, emerging as the ultimate nomads. Jewish communities, during the centuries, appeared, disappeared and reappeared nearly everywhere in the world, belonging everywhere and yet, nowhere.

When the kingdom of Portugal was established in the 12th century, the crown recognized the Jewish community as a distinct legal entity, with its own jurisdiction.

From here on you will learn about the history and the places that marked both cultures, Portuguese Christians and the Portuguese Jewish Communities.

You will be able to visit Lisbon´s synagogue (Shaare Tikva), learn about the different Jewish communities that lived in Portugal and especially in Lisbon. Visit the historic quarters, famous memorials, and immerse yourself in the rich history of its culture. Learn about important people, Jewish and Portuguese, that helped shape history or save thousands of souls for centuries, as Abraham Anahory or Aristides Sousa Mendes. Finally, find out about the Lisbon of today, a city of tolerance, history, but also creativity. Finally, visit the Alfama city quarter.

Your guide will make sure you experience as much as possible, as well as provide insight into what to do in the city for the rest of your stay!

Let TakingUThere New Travel Experiences help you plan your next memorable experience.

TakingUThere New Travel Experiences

All our private tours are designed for small groups (2 people minimum, 12 maximum), ranging from cultural, nature, wine and photography tours. They are meant to keep you off “the beaten tracks”, away from the usual touristic hustle, sharing with you all the places, people and culture we know and love. There is no time table to be met or places that must be seen, giving you time to “soak everything in”. Just choose a tour and let us worry about takinguthere.

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