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Sefarad – Obidos and Tomar – Jewish Roots and Templar Syncretism

Sefarad – Obidos and Tomar – Jewish Roots and Templar Syncretism

Price

90

Hours

8 hours

Guests

8

Description

Tour to Obidos and Tomar

Tours in Portugal
Duration 8h
Start 9h00
This city tour takes place from Tuesday to Sunday
We recommend: Comfortable footwear and clothing.
Meeting point: We will pick you up at your Hotel, Apartment or Cruise Terminal in Lisbon.
Offered in: English, Spanish and Portuguese (inform the language in your reservation).

We will take a walk through the rich history of the Portuguese Jews, showing who they were and how they lived until the period of forced conversion. We will also show how their influence was felt in what was the most powerful Order in Europe during the Middle Ages.

From Lisbon, we will head towards Óbidos, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Europe.

To go through Óbidos is to take a leap in History and visit medieval Portugal. The white houses decorated in shades of blue and yellow, keep the characteristics of the beginning of nationality.

In Óbidos we will visit the streets where the Jewish Portuguese lived and we will identify the marks they left in the buildings.

We will see the place of prayer and tell the stories of the medieval town.

We will climb the castle where we will enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding plain. We will finish our visit with a taste of "ginjinha", the local liqueur.

We will continue on to Tomar where we will visit the historic area and the old Synagogue, now the Abraão Zacuto Luso-Hebrew Museum.

Adjacent to the Synagogue is the oldest Mikveh and some houses which still retain their Sephardic essence.

A visit to the Convent of Christ, a World Heritage Site, is a must, not only for its beauty, but also to better understand how Templar syncretism was important to the Jewish communities in Portugal during the medieval period.

Come with us and discover Sephardic History!

Conditions

Itinerary

  • Pickup
  • Óbidos
  • Óbidos: Jewish Quarter
  • Óbidos: Castle
  • Almoço: Free Time
  • Tomar: Historical Center
  • Tomar: Synagogue and Mikveh
  • Tomar: Christ Convent
  • Hotel drop off

Included/Excluded

  • Private tour/only your group will participate
  • Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
  • "Ginjinha" tasting
  • 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
  • Entrance fees - Christ Convent (6€)
  • 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 full 97%, 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

  • Pickup
  • Óbidos
  • Óbidos: Jewish Quarter
  • Óbidos: Castle
  • Almoço: Free Time
  • Tomar: Historical Center
  • Tomar: Synagogue and Mikveh
  • Tomar: Christ Convent
  • 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 full 97%, 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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