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Lisbon: The Jewish Odyssey Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: TakingUThere

Lisbon: The Jewish Odyssey Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: TakingUThere

From US$ 63.28 per person

Explore the history and culture of the Jewish community in Lisbon on a 5-hour tour of the Portuguese capital. Learn about Portugal’s relationship with the Jewish people from its formation until the present times. Visit the synagogue, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
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  • Explore Lisbon through the lives of Portugal's Jewish communities
  • Go to the Lisbon Synagogue, Portugal's 1st synagogue since the 15th century
  • Learn about the Jewish community in Lisbon and how they lived
  • Hear about the 1506 Massacre and how it started
  • Walk down the "Rua de Judiara" in the Alfama, Lisbon's oldest neighborhood
  • Listen to stories of heroes to the Jewish community, such as the consul who saved thousands of refugees
Full description
Learn the story of the Jewish people of Lisbon on a 5-hour tour of significant sites to the Jewish community in the Portuguese capital. Hear about the Jewish exodus from Egypt, and the journey through lands, countries, and continents as the ultimate nomads. Learn how communities appeared, disappeared, and reappeared; belonging everywhere and yet nowhere. Discover how the Kingdom of Portugal in the 12th century recognized the Jewish community as a distinct legal entity with its own jurisdiction. Visit sites of significance to Portuguese Christians and the Portuguese Jewish communities., including the Shaare Tikva (Lisbon Synagogue), the 1st synagogue to be built in Portugal since the late 15th century. Learn about the different Jewish communities that lived in Lisbon and throughout Portugal since the Middle Ages. Visit historic quarters, and see famous memorials. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Jewish culture. Hear about important Jewish and Portuguese people who shaped the history of Lisbon or saved thousands of souls over the centuries, such as Abraham Anahory and Aristides Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees. Finally, hear about Lisbon today as a city of tolerance and creativity, and explore the narrow streets of the Alfama quarter, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood.
  • Private guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance fee to the Shaare Tikva (Lisbon Synagogue)
  • Lunch
  • Any other items not mentioned in the tour description
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of Lisbon Synagogue, R. Alexandre Herculano 59, 1250-010 Lisboa, Portugal.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The tour is flexible in terms of the start time, length of stay at each site, and modifications to the suggested itinerary
  • If you are on a shore excursion from the cruise port, the tour times are flexible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Very informative and interesting

February 20, 2020

Excellent tour Excellent guide.

Our guide Paulo Levy was great. Covered a lot of ground. Learned a lot. Highly recommended.

July 11, 2019

Very good

Would have been better for us if could be limited to 3 hours. Some stops more relevant than others . Visit to synagogue was highlite

July 12, 2016

Product ID: 57337