Discover the hidden treasures of the Jewish history in Porto, from ancient secret buildings to an exclusive kosher port wine tasting, only available on our tour.
You can book this tour directly for groups up to 8 members. If you are traveling with a larger group, contact us.
- Private guide.
- A kosher Port wine tasting.
- Personal Expenses.
- Gratuities (optional).
- Free cancellation up to 48h in advance.
- Tours run rain or shine.
Step back in time and walk on cobblestone streets of the last Jewish quarter of Porto. Feel the weight of history beneath your feet and the enduring strength of the community that once thrived here, as you learn about the rich Jewish history of Portugal. Prepare your taste buds for a new adventure as you indulge in the rich aroma and velvety texture of a kosher port wine, a one-of-a-kind experience exclusive to our tour. Bask in the warm sunshine and take in the breathtaking views of the city, while learning about the devastating effects of the Portuguese Inquisition. Feel the excitement of going on a treasure hunt to find the last medieval synagogue of Porto. This tour is a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you with a newfound knowledge and appreciation for the rich Jewish heritage of Porto and Portugal.
Gain in-depth knowledge and insight into the history and culture of Porto’s Jewish community through our passionate and knowledgeable local guides.
Immerse yourself in the unique experience of tasting kosher port wine, exclusively available on our Jewish heritage tour in Porto.
This tour is all about you! Our guide will make sure to listen to your every request, whether it’s a quick stop at a cute café or an impromptu photo op. Get ready to explore Porto your way!
Our team of local experts will help you make the most of your trip, with insider tips and recommendations to optimize your time in the city, making it easy and stress-free for you.
Our tour covers the must-see attractions and lesser-known hidden gems of Porto, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss out on anything essential.
One of the high points of our journey through Portugal was Sara’s Jewish heritage tour of Porto. This is no impersonal, prefab excursion. Sara draws on her own deep study of Jewish and general Portuguese history and engages her guests in genuine conversation, weaving their questions and interests into her presentation. The tour brought Porto’s little-known Jewish past to life for us and was filled with astute observations about the relation of religion and politics in Portuguese history. The three hours passed quickly and ended with a taste of kosher port wine, which Sara brought to share with us. Don’t miss this tour; you’ll remember it long after.
My wife and I did a Jewish history tour with Sara and it was by far one of the highlights of our time in Porto and Portugal. Sara was extremely knowledgeable, lively and engaging. Moreover, she gave us great insight into the history of the city and the country. I would highly highly recommend this as part of your Portugal itinerary. We take private tours all the time and this was one of the top ones we’ve done.
Pedro was our guide on this wonderful tour. His knowledge of the city, Jewish and Portuguese history, linguistics, etc. are extensive and his enthusiasm made our learning experience very enjoyable. All of our questions were answered immediately, very often backed up with visual aids which he carried with him. This tour not only enriched our knowledge of Jewish Porto, but also served as the basis for our exploring the city for the rest of the week. In short – very highly recommended.
We understand that sometimes things don’t go as planned when you’re traveling, and you may need to cancel your reservation. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Our cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to 48 hours before the tour starts and receive a FULL refund. That way, you can book your tour with us without worrying about unforeseen circumstances.
If you need to cancel your reservation, just send us an email and we’ll take care of the rest.
We understand that plans can change, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request. If you need to change the date of your tour, please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll check our availability.
While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to change the date, we’ll do everything we can to find a suitable alternative for you. If we have availability on the requested date, we’ll be happy to reschedule your tour.
At Portoalities we believe that if you prioritize excellence over price, you should choose our tours. Here are a few reasons why:
So, while we may not be the cheapest option, we strive to provide exceptional value and ensure our customers have an unforgettable experience.
While the focus of the tour is on the Jewish history of Porto and Portugal, we will also be covering some of the most iconic monuments in the city, such as São Bento train station and the Clérigos church. Additionally, we will also visit the most beautiful McDonald’s in the world (true story!). You’ll get to experience the best of both worlds: the rich Jewish history of Porto and its most famous landmarks.
Unfortunately, we won’t be visiting the synagogue during the tour. The synagogue of Porto is located in another area of the city, and even if it wasn’t, it is no longer accepting visitors. However, you can attend the Shabbat services there. If you need further information, please contact the synagogue directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tour follows a set itinerary that covers the city’s highlights and hidden gems.
However, we would be delighted to design a fully customized tour that fits all your travel needs and desires!
Please note that customized tours are always more expensive than booking standard tours.
If you’re interested in a customized tour, we’ll be happy to provide you with a quote based on your specific requests. Please email us at email@example.com to start planning your dream tour.
We always run our tours rain or shine, but we understand that some people might not feel comfortable walking in the rain. If that’s the case, we have a few options to make the tour more enjoyable for you. We can stop at a cozy café for a warm drink while we wait for the rain to pass, and we can also spend more time inside monuments.
We do recommend that you come prepared for the weather, as Porto’s climate can be unpredictable. It’s a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes or boots for walking, and a scarf to protect yourself from the wind.
If the forecast is for heavy rain and you prefer to reschedule the tour for another day, we’re happy to accommodate your request (subject to availability). Just let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Yes, there are public restrooms available throughout the city and your guide will be happy to direct you to the nearest one during your tour.
We don’t offer hotel pick-up services for any of our walking tours of Porto. However, we carefully choose meeting points that are easy to find and conveniently located. You’ll receive all the details about the meeting point in your tour confirmation email. If you have any questions or concerns about finding the meeting point, please feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.
This is a private walking tour in Porto, and we understand that the city is quite hilly. However, we can customize the pace according to your needs, and take as many breaks as needed. If you need to rest or take a break, simply let your guide know and they will be happy to accommodate your needs. We can also stop for coffee or refreshments at any time during the tour. Our goal is to ensure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable experience exploring our beautiful city! 🙂
Typically we welcome guests of all ages on our tours, but this particular tour is very focused on history, so we don’t think it is suitable for young children. However, we leave the decision to parents or guardians to determine whether the tour is appropriate for your children in particular.
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PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out… We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!