Jewish Lisbon Half Day Private Tour

Jewish Lisbon Half Day Private Tour

Kid Friendly: Yes. Let me know the age of your children so I can addapt your tour. I recommend a customized tour with places of interest especially for children.
For babies and toddlers I suggest to bring a stroller.

Friendly: Yes.
Instead of walking we can have a panoramic tour and also stop if you’d like to take somo photos


English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Discover the Jewish presence in Lisbon and history

This tour will take you through the Jewish presence in Lisbon, Portugal!

In late 15th century Jews had to respect a royal law of either conversion to Catholicism or departure from Portugal. In early 16th century the court of Inquisition will actually open doors in the heart of the city where they performed terrifying “acts of faith”. But there are still vestiges of the Jewish presence in Lisbon till the 16th century and other examples as helping Jewish run away to the USA during WW2.

Let’s visit Lisbon’s 100 year old synagogue, built in a hidden way because Catholic Church didn’t want people to learn about other religions but the Catholic one. Let’s then focus on the layout of Lisbon as we walk through the Jewish areas in the city such as Baixa downtown district. We’ll also visit the remaining little streets of the Jewish district in Alfama. As we go, I’ll let you know about Jewish roots in our culture.

Even if the Jewish presence is not very tangible, our history was quite significant. Come learn!


-Lisbon Sefardi Synagogue
-Jewish neighbourhood in Alfama neighborhood
-Church of the massacre
-Rossio Square – acts of faith (autos de fe)
-Panoramic tour of the city

* The Synagogue visits are only from Monday to Thursday in the morning period. They close on Jewish and state holidays. But we can still have a taste of Jewish History and visit Lisbon Highlights

** If you wish a walking tour (even with some taxi or public transportation) you can book my walking tour and I will adapt it.

*** If you wish to make a Full day Lisbon highlights+Jewish history, you can book my Full day Lisbon walking highlights and let me know about it.

**** I can customize this tour to your wishes and interests or make a different customized tour for you. If you are a party of 3 or more, I’ll rent a van or a bus with driver, please contact me for information*

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

*Please write me a message if a starting time is not available. I will try to start your tour at the time of your preference if possible.*


– Walking (if you want)
– A standard car with separate driver and guide – confortable for up to 2 adults
If you are a party of 3 or more people or you’d prefer a van I’ll be happy to rent a 7-9 seater van for you (not included).

What’s Included

Other: -Pick-up and return to your accommodation, or any other location you choose within Lisbon (as the cruise ship terminal)

– If you are also interested in Lisbon highlights I can make a combined tour for the same time and price.

– separate driver and guide for your convenience

– Skip the lines to buy tickets to the monuments/museums. However tickets are not included

-My guided visit in the interior of the monuments/museums, except for the Synagogue.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro – The admission fee to enter the synagogue is 5€ per person (must be booked ahead).
In addition, if you would like to have a snack or lunch it can go from 5 € per person until 75 € per person if you choose a Seafood lunch with a nice wine in an exclusive chef’s restaurant

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees, other transportation besides our car,
5 euros fee per person in the synagogue (visit upon availability)


If you are a party of more than 2 I will be happy to rent a van or a bus. Or if you are 1 or 2 persons and wish more than a standard car with a separate driver, I can also provide for a full confort Mercedes car.