Enrich your knowledge of Lisbon’s rich Jewish heritage on a private half-day tour of Portugal’s capital city. While listening to history-rich commentary from your guide, you’ll visit Lisbon’s charming old quarters and explore where Lisbon’s Jewish community were settled and discover how they lived. As you explore Lisbon, you’ll discover the impact that the Jewish community had on Portugal’s history and the influence that remains on Portuguese Society today.
Private walking tour of Lisbon's Jewish quarter
Receive undivided attention from a private guide who knows the area well
Discover the impact Lisbon's Jewish community had during the Golden Age
Uncover the UNESCO-listed landmarks of Alfama, one of Lisbon's oldest districts
Greet your guide at your hotel, then hop aboard your vehicle as you amble to your first destination. On route, your private guide provides a historical overview of Lisbon’s Jewish community. Stop first at a small Jewish ghetto and hear tales of residents past and present. Then, proceed to downtown and explore the area where one of Europe’s largest Jewish ghettos once stood. Then, head to Alfama— Lisbon’s oldest district— where Jewish culture has blossomed for centuries and hear insightful facts about the Jewish community’s role in Lisbon’s development. Your tour concludes in Ohel Jacob Synagogue, where you can get in touch with the Portuguese Jewish community.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Nov 2018
Daniel was terrific. Prompt, kind, and full of knowledge about the history and what remains of the Jewish community. He started out at a beautiful hilltop site which overlooks Lisbon and pointed out areas of interest. It was a 4 1/2 hour tour and very complete. Took us to a very small synagogue where we understood the difficulties of maintaining Jewish life in Lisbon. This was a highlight for us as well as being with Daniel.
Our tour was a wonderful experience and this primarily related to Daniel, our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, informative, courteous and his communication skills were great. This is the best example of a Viator guide that we have ever had (or for that matter, any excursion guide we've had in the past). Whether walking or driving, he made us aware of what we were seeing and the different areas we were driving through. My wife has a bit of a walking problem and he made sure she was comfortable all the time
We were looking for a Private tour of Jewish Lisbon. What we got was a private four hour tour of historical Lisbon with a very knowable local resident Daniel. He drove us to places we wouldn’t have seen without his expertise. Every question we had about Jewish Lisbon and Portegese history in general he had an answer to. One of the best tours I ever booked. Thank you Daniel for making our trip to Lisbon full of great memories.
The guide was wonderful, but the tour was sad.. We saw the neighborhoods where Jews used to live,
Nothing there to mark them, one has a cemetery under an office bldg. There is a tiny Ashkanazi
temple in a rented apt. Our guide told us in Portugese schools, they are not taught about the
Inquisition or the Holocaust.