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Porto Jewish Heritage
Porto Shore Trips - Porto Jewish Heritage


This 5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from your Hotel or the Port of Porto (Leixoes)
  • Private English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Mercedes Vehicle
  • Included- Synagogue, Port Wine tasting
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Type: Culture, Historic Monuments, Jewish Heritage, Walking, Port Wine Tasting
Length: 5 Hours
Walking: Medium
Mobility: Folding wheelchairs OK, but some sites are not accessible (advance notice required)
Guide: Local Guide
Language: English

Porto Shore Excursion - This tour allows you to visit Porto's Synagogue and then learn about the history of the Jewish community in Porto as you explore the old town. As an extra treat you enjoy a tasting of the famous port wine.

After meeting your guide you depart for Porto's Synagogue. You enjoy a guided visit to the largest synagogue standing on the Iberian Peninsula "Mekor Haim", The Fountain of Life, founded by Captain Arthur Barros Bastos in 1938 where the "Work of Rescue" began. You will learn about the Jewish community not only in Porto but as well about the Jewish heritage in Portugal from Sepharad, the Middle Age Jews and the terrible times of the Inquisition, the Modern Age New Christians and the Jewish Renaissance of the 20th century.

Next you enjoy a walking tour through the narrow streets of old Porto from the S̩ Cathedral, where the first synagogue was built, to Montes dos Olivais where the largest Jewish Quarter was located. You will encounter the UNESCO designated city center as you explore.

While you are in the old town you have the chance to enjoy lunch (meal not included).

After lunch, you will drive along the Douro River and over the famous Eiffel inspired Dom Luis Bridge until you reach Vila Nova de Gaia. While you are hear you will visit a famous port wine cellar for a tour and tasting. You will learn all about the production, harvesting and transporting of this unique drink. Of course the tour ends with a tasting and the chance to purchase some bottles if you wish.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Porto tours and Porto Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Porto tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Meet guide and drive to Porto's Synagogue – 15 Minutes
  • Visit to Synagogue – 45 Minutes
  • Jewish Porto City Tour – 2 Hours
  • Free time for lunch – 1 Hour
  • Wine Tasting – 45 Minutes
  • Return to Pier – 15 Minutes

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