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Sephardic Heritage on the Portuguese Frontier (Castelo de Vide, Marvão e Valência de Alcântara)

Sephardic Heritage on the Portuguese Frontier (Castelo de Vide, Marvão e Valência de Alcântara)

Price

125

Hours

10 hours

Guests

8

Description

Sephardic Heritage on the Portuguese Frontier

Tours in Portugal

Duration 10h
Start at 8h
This city tour takes place from Tuesday to Sunday
We recommend: Comfortable footwear and clothing.
Meeting point: We will pick you up from your hotel, flat or cruise terminal in Lisbon.
Available in: English, Spanish and Portuguese (please indicate the desired language when booking).

A ten hour tour that will take you to the Essence of Jewish Sephardic culture!

Visit the medieval Synagogues, the old Jewish quarters, discover the physical marks left in the architecture and the Sephardic legacy that overhang local culture until our days. Get to know the astonishing villages, where the true History of Portuguese and Spanish Jews is kept!

Sephardic History began 3.000 years ago.

Holders of a unique culture, Portuguese and Spanish Jews formed one of the most important Communities in both countries. With an Iberian essence, they were determinant in the creation and growth of both countries powerful Empires.

Alentejo, the Portuguese golden region, where the immense plain discovers white villages and its ancestral houses, guards the legacy of these Jews. We will take you through the villages of unique beauty, where for a long time reigned the harmony of the promised Sepharad.

We will also take you through the History and walk on the same paths in which thousands of people, who had their lives destroyed by intolerance and violence, walked for survival.

Discover crypto-Judaism, the best kept Portuguese secret guarded for five centuries.

The first stop will be in Spain. “Valência d’Alcântara” was an important medieval village with a big Jewish community. We will take you to visit the Jewish quarter and the Sephardic Synagogue.

Departure toward Portugal, visit Portagem and walk on the same road used by Spanish Jews to get away from Spain, after the Alhambra Decree.

We will take you to Marvão, a charming white medieval village surrounded by stunning landscapes. We will show you the Jewish houses and tell you stories about the Portuguese Jews.

The last stop will be at Castelo de Vide. Inside the medieval castle walls the evidence of a large number of Portuguese Jews, living in harmony with the rest of the Portuguese, will take you on a formidable trip through a time of tolerance and respect.

Visit the medieval Synagogue, the 15th century Jewish quarter and discover the importance of crypto-Judaism in Portugal throughout history to the present day.

Come with us and discover the true Sepharad!

Conditions

Itinerary

  • Hotel pick up
  • Valência de Alcântara: Jewish Quarter
  • Valência de Alcântara: 14th/15th Century Synagogue
  • Portagem: 15th Century Tower and Bridge
  • Marvão: Complete Guided Tour inside the Medieval Village
  • Lunch: Free Time
  • Castelo de Vide: Historic Centre
  • Castelo de Vide: 14th/15th Century Synagogue
  • Hotel drop off

Included/Excluded

  • Private tour/only your group will participate
  • Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
  • Fresh water
  • Pick up and drop off - for Lisbon central hotels or Lisbon cruise terminal
  • We provide masks and alcohol-based hand gel
  • Food and drinks
  • The baggage is limited to one standard suitcase per person

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy

One day and half day tours:

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a 97%refund.

For a 97% refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

Cutoff times are based on the experience’s local time.

Other information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking. Portuguese law stipulates that children under 12 years of age and 135 cm in height, when transported in a car with safety belts, must travel in an approved restraint system adapted to their size and weight. Please let us know if you have children and their ages. This service does not have any additional cost.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Stroller accessible.
  • Most travellers can participate.
  • No smoking or eating inside the vehicle.
  • Gratuities are not included.

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Details

Itinerary

  • Hotel pick up
  • Valência de Alcântara: Jewish Quarter
  • Valência de Alcântara: 14th/15th Century Synagogue
  • Portagem: 15th Century Tower and Bridge
  • Marvão: Complete Guided Tour inside the Medieval Village
  • Lunch: Free Time
  • Castelo de Vide: Historic Centre
  • Castelo de Vide: 14th/15th Century Synagogue
  • Hotel drop off

Cancellation Policy

One day and half day tours:You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a 97%refund.For a 97% refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.Cutoff times are based on the experience’s local time.

Other information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking. Portuguese law stipulates that children under 12 years of age and 135 cm in height, when transported in a car with safety belts, must travel in an approved restraint system adapted to their size and weight. Please let us know if you have children and their ages. This service does not have any additional cost.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Stroller accessible.
  • Most travellers can participate.
  • No smoking or eating inside the vehicle.
  • Gratuities are not included.

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