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Itinerary
Your Jewish heritage tour begins by meeting your guide at a central location. Strap on your walking shoes and follow your guide into the hear of Porto's Jewish community. On the journey, learn about how Porto's Jewish history dates back to the 12th century, when its community coexisted harmoniously with local Christians.

Explore the old Jewish quarters, secret synagogues, and all the places where the Jewish influence was strong. Find out where the wealthiest Jews settled and the good trade relations between Jews and Christians. Hear captivating stories about key figures like Captain Arthur Carlos de Barros Basto (Abraham Israel Ben-Rosh), founder of the Porto's Jewish community and the major booster to the construction of the Kadoorie Mekor Haim synagogue.

Continue along Sant'ana Street, Comércio do Porto Street, and S. Bento da Vitória Church. Take in the beauty of Vitória view point, the Esnoga stairs, Virtudes garden, and Jewish Mountain before concluding your tour.
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Overview
Uncover a unique side of Portugal during this 3-hour Jewish Heritage walking tour from Porto. One of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, Porto plays a unique role in Jewish history and offers a chance for an interesting cultural tour off the beaten path. A friendly local guide will walk you through historic Jewish quarters, hidden synagogues and places that are popular with Jews today. See Sant'ana Street, S. Bento da Vitória Church and the Esnoga stairs, among other destinations. You’ll never look at Portugal the same way again after this fascinating tour involving an important part of the country’s history and culture.
Highlights
  • A3-hour Jewish Heritage walking tour from Porto
  • Wander down Sant'ana Street and the Esnoga stairs
  • Learn about Porto’s important role in Jewish history from a friendly local guide
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour time
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent and Highly Recommended Guided Tour of Jewish Porto!

Our guide, Jose, was fantastic. He speaks English very well and provided us with a most enjoyable walking tour of Jewish Porto. Scheduled for three hours, our tour was closer to four. Lots of walking and a few hills to climb, so bring plenty of...More

Thank SatAtt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wealth of information

José was very adapt at explaining the history of Porto and Jewish history of Portugal. He gave amazing insight into the past. He was very engaged. I highly recommend this trip. Very memorable experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Just incredible

We booked the tour from the USA over the internet. We were not disappointed. Jose our guide was wonderful just a wealth of information and passionate about our heritage. Lots of walking. Bring some water. Walking and stopping and examining the door posts and building...More

Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best possible insight to Porto’s history

If you really want to gain a true insight into Porto then a tour with Jose is an absolute must. Without being overly academic as many guides are, Jose ensured that we saw some of the real history from a Jewish perspective. We certainly learned...More

Thank Rodney P
Reviewed July 9, 2018
Packed with info!

This tour was great. We learned so much about the history of Porto and how Jews lived there. We walked a lot and saw various neighborhoods and buildings. Our guide shared a ton of information and stories with us. A great afternoon.

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Judith G
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Hi, I would suggest contacting the tour company directly and hopefully they can accommodate you. We thought the tour was great and our guide was incredible. Hope it works out for you.
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