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Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon provided by Essência da Latitude

Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon

Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the history of the Jewish Quarters! With three thousand years of history, Lisbon overflows with influences of Sephardic presence. Lisbon’s Jewish community came to develop a unique culture that was the reflection of their total social integration, which was only broken after the Renaissance. Get into the sounds, smells and beauty of Lisbon’s ancient alleyways, full of Sephardic memories. We will take you to the neighbourhoods where the biggest Jewish community in Europe inhabited for centuries: Chiado, Baixa and Alfama. Discover why, even today, you can feel Sephardic influences, all over the town. We will tell you why Jewish community was important for Portuguese Golden Age of Discoveries and we will tell about the intellectuals, the mathematicians, the cabalists, … At the end of the tour, you will visit the Synagogue Ohel Jacob, where you will be received by one of its members.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33423P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
  • Tourist luxury vehicle
  • Comfort pack (fresh waters and cleaning wipes)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off - for Lisbon central hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal, or Lisbon airport.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tzedakah - 5€ per person (at the Synagogue)
  • The baggage is limited to one standard suitcase per person.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Entry/Admission - Lisbon
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup and drop-off included - for central Lisbon hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal and Lisbon airport. Please let us know your location.
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Lisbon Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional 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.
  • Dress code is smart casual, recommended comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No smoking or eating inside the vehicle.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the pandemic we cannot guarantee visits to the synagogue.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
  • Tourist luxury vehicle
  • Comfort pack (fresh waters and cleaning wipes)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off - for Lisbon central hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal, or Lisbon airport.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tzedakah - 5€ per person (at the Synagogue)
  • The baggage is limited to one standard suitcase per person.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Entry/Admission - Lisbon
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup and drop-off included - for central Lisbon hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal and Lisbon airport. Please let us know your location.
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Lisbon Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional 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.
  • Dress code is smart casual, recommended comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No smoking or eating inside the vehicle.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the pandemic we cannot guarantee visits to the synagogue.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 12, 2021
A note from Private Historical Jewish Tour of Lisbon
Our Tours are completly private – you and your travel companions will be alone with our Guide; We provide masks and alcohol-based hand gel; Our vehicles are desinfected after each Tour; Guides are conducting daily personal wellness checks before reporting to work; We implemented social distance.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Alfama
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Largo do Carmo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Associação Hehaver - Sinagoga Ohel Jacob
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jomit
New York City, NY147 contributions
All kudos to this tour agency .We booked the 2 pm tour but could not do it before 3 pm due to the fact that we had arrived in the morning and stood on line for 4 hours at the customs at the airport due to a strike .
Not a good way to start a trip , but that’s a diversion to what am about to describe .
Thé tour company did not flinch and immediately adjusted the time to accommodate us .
Thé tour was supposed to last 3 hours but our tour guide, Daniel , toured us for 5 hours . And after we concluded, he drove us to his favorite seafood restaurant in Belem . A real mensch !
Daniel was extremely knowledgeable snd explained everything with true passion .
We travel extensively and can’t say enough to recommend this company and Daniel .
This review is as sincere and honest as you ll ever read
Written July 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EssenciadaLatitude
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards, Ana Fernandes
Written July 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wingeey
Connecticut6 contributions
Dec 2019
Daniel is one of the warmest, flexible, most knowledgeable and passionate private tour guides we've ever had the pleasure of spending time with. We cannot recommend this tour with Daniel any higher. Everyone in our family learned so much from our time with him.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EssenciadaLatitude
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
Written January 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex P
2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Out of alll our experience traveling, tours with Daniel in Lisbon were the best by far! Very intelligent, knowledgeable and warm person with deep love for his city
Written September 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EssenciadaLatitude
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
Written September 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Traveler788878
3 contributions
Sep 2019
Daniel provided an informative and historic tour of the Jewish influence in Lisbon...he was warm and passionate about his information
Written September 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EssenciadaLatitude
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
Written September 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GerryRPalmDesert_CA
Palm Desert, CA6 contributions
Aug 2019
Daniel was our tour guide and proved to be extremely friendly, incredibly knowledgeable about both Lisbon and its rich Jewish history. He picked us up promptly at 2 and first drove us to the only Ashkenazy synagogue in Lisbon, where we were met by an enthusiastic Jewish convert from the group of “new Christians”. We spent an hour there , where we learned about the history of the shul and saw many of its artifacts, including a burnt Torah, salvaged from crystalnacht. Afterward Daniel drove us around the city and showed us a beautiful overlook of the city, and then we walked the streets of the old Jewish quarter. In all, we found Daniel to speak fluent English and was a wealth of historical information. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour and Daniel to anyone interested in this specific type of tour.
Written August 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EssenciadaLatitude
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
Written August 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

June F
Bethesda, MD2 contributions
Fascinating, informative and comprehensive. Our guide, Daniel Bastos, was all that and more. He provided a narrative that combined the history of Lisbon with the arrival, settlement and demise of the Jewish community. His in-depth knowledge of the subject matter was impressive and it was provided in an easy manner. We had a lovely morning with him.
Written August 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EssenciadaLatitude
Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for your kind words! Your opinion is very important to us. We are very glad that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards, Ana Fernandes
Written August 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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ryzingsun
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Excellent 4 hour tour!
We enjoyed ALL 4 hours with our superb guide, Daniel. He is a wealth of interesting information & provided us with
random_ek
random_ek
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Perfect driving & walking tour to cover a lot in Lisbon with an amazing guide!
Excellent tour! Daniel was friendly, funny, honest, and incredibly knowledgeable. It was such a treat having him as
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Amazing Portugal experience
My husband and I are really impressed with the service. Daniel is very attentive and gave us an unforgettable exper
Greenacoustic
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Vasco is an Amazing guide
We enjoyed our trip immensely. Our guide and driver, Vasco, was incredibly enjoyable and informative. He adjusted t
VickyB522
VickyB522
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Highlight of our time in Lisbon
With only 2 full days in Lisbon, I wanted to book a tour that would allow us to see as much as possible. The most
have_fun00
have_fun00
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Fantastic tour
We went on the morning Lisbon tour last Saturday with our guide Daniel. The tour was fantastic and Daniel is very k
najia188
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Great introduction to our Lisbon trip
The tour was our first step to Lisbon sightseeings, and it was a great choice. Our guide, Daniel, knew a lot of Por
911maureenm
911maureenm
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Excellent Tour!
I have been to Lisbon before, but decided to do this tour with a friend who was new to the city. I couldn't have b
TrailBlazer280282
TrailBlazer280282
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Best customized tour of Lisbon!
Daniel was highly knowledgeable, spoke English perfectly, and customized a tour for our family based on a brief ini
Angelica_ro14
Angelica_ro14
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Wonderful trip
Our trip was wonderful, well organised, very informative and interesting.Our guide was super knowledgeable, very fr
DA2311
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Great tour in Lisbon
Great highlight tour in the beautiful city of Lisbon. Vasco was a great tour guide. He picked us up from our hote
Ogram1
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Best way to see beautiful Lisbon
We were quite happy that we book our tour with Essencia da Latitude. Our guide Daniel was very knowledgeable and s
vivi_rasia78
vivi_rasia78
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Amazing Day with Essencia da Latitude!
Spending the day in Sintra with this really professional tour service is amazing! The guides know a lot about histo
Nick1381046
Nick1381046
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Wonderful Tour of Sintra area
We had heard great things about Sintra and decided to book the private tour with Viator. All the logistics were eas
Lavinia02
Lavinia02
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We couldn’t fault this in any way!
Daniel arrived promptly at our hotel in a clean spacious van. We spent most of the next 4 hours with him - and he
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