Sephardic Route

Jewish Legacy in Portugal

Discovering the presence of Jewish culture in Portugal. A journey between forgotten places, evoking a relevant people in the history of Portugal.


Further info about our Route

It is a journey through ancient, but often hidden, history that turns up here and there in inscriptions or mysterious symbols, which we have to look for in forgotten places, but also emerges in the great moments of the history of the Discoveries. In this search we will cross landscapes, sometimes shaped by the Atlantic influence other by the Mediterranean, which make up the great diversity of the Portuguese landscape.

This is a journey of discovery since the remains, although sometimes tenuous, lead us to many stories, many paths and places in the Jewish diaspora. We will discover them in mysterious marks on the stones, in names and places, in architecture and in gastronomy itself.

We will also evoke personalities who were born in these places and who stood out in science and arts.

The tour will take 6 full days, with the option of extending one day in Lisbon, where diversity and beauty go hand in hand.

From the monumentality of sites classified by UNESCO as World Heritage, to simple examples of lime, stone and mud from popular architecture.

We will start with the Portuguese Mediterranean landscapes and finish with the Portuguese Atlantic. We will visit museums, directly or indirectly related to Jewish culture and we will taste the wines and dishes from each of these regions.

The discovery of the Jewish presence and culture in Portugal will be the discovery of a good part of the country, its culture, its history and its landscapes.

Meeting  Point: : Pick up on arrival at Lisbon Airport, or from the hotel chosen by participants in the Lisbon area.

Services included: Transport, accommodation (4 nights), gastronomic tests and museum entrances, guide, insurance (accidents and civil liability).

Not included: Meals and other products purchased during the trip, Hotel in Lisbon.

Price per person*:

Number of people6 days
11700€
2950€
3740€
4600€
5600€
6580€
7550€
8520€

*VAT included. Free for children under 10 years.

Important Notes:

> Please note that this is a long journey, but with frequent stops at points of interest related, not only with the Jewish presence, but also with landscapes or habitats that are characteristic and relevant to the different regions.

> Transportation in optimal conditions SUV (4 passengers) VAN (5-8 passengers).

> The selected hotels correspond to the best possible choices in the various overnight stays. During the visit, different dining options will be suggested, taking into account the quality and authenticity of the offer, giving preference to regional gastronomy and wines.

Marvão – Turismo Rural D. Dinis

Castelo Branco – Hotel Rainha D. Amélia

Belmonte – Pousada Convento de Belmonte

Penedono – Hotel Medieval de Penedono


A view of our Route

Contact us

Book your tour, make a special request and ask for information by email below.

Office

Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº 22 7780-199 Castro Verde

Lisbon Office

Rua Marcelino Mesquita, Nº 11 Loja 4 Escritório 1. 2795-134 Linda-a-Velha

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Ricardo Silva – +351 965657289
Renato Neves – +351 919015990