Portuguese Jewish Heritage Tour
8 Days
Services to be included:
Round trip/Houston-Lisbon-Houston;
Lodging: at Pousadas de Portugal;
Meals, lunches and dinners, at Pousadas de Portugal; (liquor not
included);
All transfers, tour bus and guide (Rabbi Tarlow/Eduardo) in Lisbon,
Castelo de Vide, Tomar, Belmonte, Porto, Coimbra;
Douro River Cruise and train ride;
Meeting with Portuguese soccer players;
Night of Fado.
Tuesday and Wednesday
Tuesday: Departure for Portugal
Wednesday: Arrival Lisbon, Met at airport
Transfer to hotel: Pousada Queluz ou Palmela;
Lunch or Welcome reception depending on air schedule;
Lecture 1 and Jewish Lisbon City Tour;
Dinner and lights out.
Thursday:
Breakfast;
Leave for city of Castelo de Vide;
Lunch at Pousada Marvão.
Travel to Porto;
Dinner in Porto.
Friday Day and Erev Shabbat Services:
Breakfast in Porto;
City Tour: Porto;
Shabbat Services at Porto Synagogue;
Transfer to Sta Maria da Feira;
Gala Erev Shabbat Dinner tour or soccer school, meet with
Portuguese Soccer players;
Return to Porto to spend the night.
Saturday:
Douro River Cruise through wine country;
Tourism Train Ride;
Vineyard visits;
Open Air Havadalah Services;
Dinner.
Sunday:
Leave Porto for Belmonte;
Lunch Pousada de Belmonte;
Visit to Belmonte Synagogue;
Lecture on history of Belmonte Jewish community and
Crypto-Jews;
Leave for Tomar;
Visit and Lecture;
Spend the night at: Most likely Ourém.
Monday:
Visit to Jewish Tomar and then to the University City of
Coimbra;
Meet with University Professors;
Sleep in Lisbon.
Tuesday:
Lisbon;
Visit to Lisbon Synagogue and retrace the path of Dona
Garcia;
Shopping and pack for home;
Dinner and Fado in St. Jorge area.
Wednesday:
Leave for Houston, arrival home around
6:00pm
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