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Jewish Heritage in Portugal
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Between mysterious castles and villages, ports and ancients cities of UNESCO Heritage, discover the secret of explorers and complex world of the Conversos, who came after the expulsion from Spain and settled in Portugal.
From Lisbon, the capital on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean travel to the University City of Coimbra, and then to the Port city, Porto. Finally visit the Star Mountains, Belmonte and Trancoso who were forced retained their Jewish world for 500 years 5-days tour of Portugal
ITINERARY:
Day 1 Lisbon
Start the morning with panoramic tour of the city. See the monument dedicated to the Explorers and also
the Belém Tower, exquisite monuments on the beach.
Visit the Jeronimos Church, the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a senior Portuguese explorer. Tour on foot the picturesque quarters of Lisbon, the neighborhood Alfama; one of the Jewish neighborhoods of Lisbon.
Hear the story of Gracia Mendes, the great bussines woman of the Midle Age in Europe, from Nasi Family
lived in Lisbon city.
At night, enjoy dinner with a Fado show (Portuguese soul music)
Overnight in Lisbon
 
Day 2 Lisbon- Coimbra- Porto
From Lisbon, head out towards the university city of Coimbra, (Coimbra), the second capital of Portugal located on the banks of the River Mondego. Roam the picturesque lanes of the borough to the country and visit the pedestrian mall. Continue to Porto.
Dinner and Overnight in Porto
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Day 3- Porto- Belmonte/Trancoso
Visit some of the famous wineries produced in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city that is famous
worldwide for its port wine production.
Take a cruise on the river under some bridges that cross the city.
Visit the Jewish quarter and synagogue "Source of Life", where Barros Bastos noted the figure known as the "Portuguese Dreyfus".
Meet with members of the Jewish community in Porto.
Continue to the star range mountain region, the main seat of Conversos of Portugal.
Dinner and Overnight in Belmonte or Trancoso
 
Day 4- Belmonte- Trancoso/ Belmonte
Visit the Jewish quarter, the Synagogue and Jewish museum of the main Jewish town in Portugal with a population of 150 families that returned to Judaism after 500 years of a secret life.
Meet the villagers, descendants of those who were forced to convert to Christianity in the 15th century.
Continue to Trancoso. Tour the Jewish Quarter. Discover the special symbols carved on walls and see the activities being carried out for preservation of Jewish heritage.
Dinner and Overnight in Belmonte or Trancoso
 
Day 5- Belmonte- Lisbon
Return to Lisbon before departure.
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Tel: 972 3 7610710
Fax: 972 3 7610783
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Tel: 972 3 7610710 Ext. 741
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Email: Shoshi@internationaltc.co.il
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