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  1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon
  3. Alentejo Region

Sepharad: Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, and Valência

Product ID: 232987
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This tour will show you the essence of Jewish Sephardic culture. Visit medieval Synagogues and the old Jewish quarter as you discover the physical marks left in the architecture and the Sephardic legacy that remains in this area.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pickup is included in the tour for central Lisbon hotels, Lisbon airport, or Lisbon cruise terminal. Please inform the supplier about the pickup location.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Valência d’Alcântara's Jewish quarter and Sephardic Synagogue
  • Explore Marvão, a charming white medieval village
  • Go to Castelo de Vide
Full description
Alentejo, the Portuguese golden region, where the immense plain meets white villages and ancestral houses, guards the legacy of the region's historic Jewish community. You will walk through villages of unique beauty, where for a long time the harmony of the promised Sepharad reigned.

You will travel through history and walk on the same paths in which thousands of people, who had their lives destroyed by intolerance and violence, once walked for survival. Learn about crypto-Judaism, a well-kept Portuguese secret guarded for five centuries.

Your first stop will be in Spain at Valência d’Alcântara, an important medieval village with a big Jewish community. Then, you depart towards Portugal to visit Portagem. Head to Marvão, a charming white medieval village surrounded by stunning landscapes and hear stories about the Portuguese Jews. The last stop will be at Castelo de Vide.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
  • Tourist luxury vehicle
  • Comfort pack (fresh water and cleaning wipes)
  • Pickup and drop-off - for Lisbon central hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal, or Lisbon airport
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Additional baggage (the baggage is limited to one standard suitcase and a small carry-on bag per person)
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Dress code is smart casual, recommended comfortable clothing and shoes
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Adult pricing applies to all travellers
• 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 the supplier know if you have children and their ages. This service does not have any additional cost
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Essência da Latitude

Product ID: 232987