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GUIDED LISBON JEWISH HIGHLIGHTS

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $1314 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $1466 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $1648 USD
Weekend/Holiday Surcharge (Per Group) $86 USD
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GUIDED LISBON JEWISH HIGHLIGHTS

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Lisbon has always been a meeting place for many different people. Important Jewish communities settled in this region and contributed to the flourishing of its trade and culture.

Historically, the Lisbon Jewish communities were essential to city life. Jewish people were advisers to kings and queens, doctors, and even some of the explorers, geographers, and mathematicians who transformed Portugal into the wealthiest nation in the world in the 16th century.

On this fascinating day, we'll start with a general introduction to the Jewish presence in the city, followed by a nice walk in the city center, including passing by the site of the 1506 Jewish Massacre near the Church of São Domingos.

The tour proceeds to the Castle of Saint George (with the best panoramic view of the city) and from here we'll begin to walk down one of the most well preserved Jewish Quarters in Portugal, Alfama.

After lunch, we will continue with a visit to the only Synagogue of Lisbon (Shaare Tikvá), passing by the Commerce Square, where thousands of Jews were forced to be baptized in the 15th century.

Next, it's on to Belém to visit the Jerónimos Monastery, masterpiece of the Manueline style and a tribute to the king who welcomed and protected the Jews that fled from Spain only to expel them in 1496.

There will be time for one last stop at the Monument to the Discoveries, where you will have the opportunity to see the faces of Jewish men who actively participated in the Portuguese Golden Age of the Discoveries.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your hotel
  • Services of a licensed English speaking guide
  • Site of the 1506 Jewish Massacre near the Church of São Domingos
  • Castle of Saint George
  • Alfama
  • Time for lunch (additional cost)
  • Synagogue of Lisbon (Shaare Tikvá)
  • Commerce Square
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • A memorable day!
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Cruise ship passengers will be met at the cruise terminal by their guide, who will then escort them to the touring vehicle, about a 5-10 minute walk from the pier. Hotel guests will be picked up at their hotel.
• This tour includes a licensed guide.
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
• Entrance fees and lunch are not included in the price of this tour. Entrance fees: Saint George’s Castle--€7.5 per person, Lisbon Synagogue--€5 per person. Churches are free of charge, however, if you wish to visit Cloister of Jerónimos Monastery it is €7 per person.

Restrictions

• Visits to the Synagogue should be avoided on Friday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays as it is closed to the community.
• Each person will need to supply their passport number and name as it appears on their passport. This information can be entered at time of checkout.
• Please note that the Jeronimos Monastery is closed on Mondays.
• ShoreTrips and our partners do our best to ensure that every stop described is available for your visit. There are some times when a site or building is closed at the last moment with little to no warning. We assume that those in charge make those decisions based on external information and for the visitors’ safety and we apologize when this causes inconvenience and disappointment.
Please note: You will be charged an additional supplement for tours taking place on the weekend (Saturday, Sunday) or holidays. See pricing.