Lisbon Jewish Private Full Day Tour
During the Moorish invasion, Alfama was the center of Lisbon’s daily activities but over the centuries became a slum for poor fishermen. After wandering around Alfama, head to St. Jorge Castle for the best panoramic view of the city. Stop by Rossio Square, the place where the inquisition court was held and where thousands of Jews were forced to be baptized in the 15th century.
Stop for lunch, then head to UNESCO-listed Belém to see the famous Jerónimos Monastery. A masterpiece of the Manueline style, the monastery is a tribute to the king that welcomed and protected Jews fleeing from Spain, only to expel them in 1496. Then stop at the Monument to the Discoveries and learn about the Jewish men that participated actively in the exploration process. Throughout the tour, enjoy personalized attention from your private driver.
Please provide your pick up location
- Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
- Passenger Terminal of Santa Apolonia, Av. Infante Dom Henrique Armazém B, Loja 8, 1900-264 Lisboa, Portugal
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
- Synagogue Shaare Tikva costs 5€ per person and visits allowed from Monday to Thursday
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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The tour guide was a pleasant felllow who knew Lisbon; but he did not know the Jewish Story. While he took us to a synagogue and the memorial to the victims of the Inquisition, he did not know about other synagogues or the history of the Jews in Portugal.
We went to more churches than we would have liked and urged us to ascend the statute overlooking the city from the s=northern bank across from the museums. It was a nice view, but unrelateed to a Jewish tour. While we walked away with a good feel of the city and its history, we lacked any viable Jewish content.
Our driver NuNu was so courteous and knowledgeable and accommodating of everywhere we wanted to go. His Mercedes was immaculate and we learnt so much about Lisbon and Jewish life there
We had a great day with our guide Paulo. He accommodated us in every way with the change we made in sightseeing. We would have never seen some of the places on our own and it was really wonderful having a private driver. We especially enjoyed the private visit of the synagogue.