Jewish Tour of Lisbon

Our private Jewish sightseeing tour takes you to three of the four old Jewish quarters in Lisbon. We start out in the Alfama Jewish quarter, where you will discover the most ancient and traditional neighborhood in all of Lisbon. Wander with us through the narrow streets and local small squares – truly an experience not to be missed.

Next, we visit the quarter known as Old Jewry, where you will see the majestic Manueline door of the Old Conception Church and learn about the rich history of the ancient Palace Square.

From there, we head to the heart of Lisbon, where we will see many shops, cafes, and artists. We walk on one of the most beautiful streets in Lisbon – Augusta Street – and see Rossio Square, with its famous Theater D. Maria II, previously known as the Palace of Estaus – the Inquistion Headquarters. Here you will visit the Jewish Memorial, known as Largo de Sao Domingos. This memorial to the victims of the 1506 Jewish Massacre was erected on April 19, 2006, the 500th anniversary of their slaughter. Then, we will enjoy Lisbon’s official drink, a ginjinha, a cherry liquer.

Our afternoon begins with a tour of the Lisbon Synagogue, Shaare Tikva (opened in 1904), the first synagogue to be built since the destruction of Portuguese Jewry in 1497, and the only synagogue left in Lisbon. We are now in the third and final Jewish quarter on our tour, the Judiaria da Pedreira, located in the Largo do Carmo Square in the Barrio Alto. The narrow streets and lively squares of the Barrio Alto make it one of Lisbon’s most famous neighborhoods.

Next, it’s off to the Belem quarter to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Our day ends with an internationally known delicacy – the “pastel de Belem,” Lisbon’s delicious custard pastry, and our thanks for visiting Jewish Lisbon.

Yshai Levi

My name is Yshai Levi and I live in Tel Aviv, with my wife, Tal and our two beautiful children, Gaya and Itai.
I have been a licensed tour guide in Israel and abroad for more than 25 years.
I studied history, philosophy and computer science at the Tel Aviv University.
I hold a MBA degree in marketing from Bar Ilan University.
I served as Educational commander in the Israeli Army.
I studied for 2 years to become a tour guide licensed by the ministry of tourism. We studied everything from geology through history and religion, all around Israel.
I speak Hebrew, English , Spanish and Portugese.
I guide mostly pilgrims from all over the world, coming to see the Bible come to life, walking the same path our ancestors did so many years ago, as it is written in the Bible.
Towards the end of 2000, I started a 14 year career as a quality assurance engineer and manager at various high tech companies.
Although, when the kids grew I returned to my real love – and opened my business – Quality Tours – specializing with tailor made tours for business travelers and pilgrims .
I love everything about history, geography and archaeology! Exploring the beauty that Israel has to offer is my passion!

Sephardic Jewish Tour of Portugal

Discover the Jewish Portugal as we travel through the memory of a Jewish past. Uncover the riches of that time in history. Let us guide you 8 days travelling through the heart of soul of Jewish Portugal searching for the Jewish roots.
Has we take in many of the highlights of this region of Portugal, we will base our tour and cultural visits on Beiras Jewish heritage. How this has been the meeting place of three great cultures and religions: Judaim, Christianity and Islam.
From the end of the 15th century persecutions, convictions and forced conversions destroyed this Jewish communities. They become “New Christians” continued, in the secrecy of their homes, to honor their religion and to orally pass on, the prayers resisting to assimilation.
This trip is a close look at to an heritage of great value, not always visible, because it has been subjected to multiple destructions and pressures, but that we are gradually discovering.
But we want also to extend your experience about the local culture, history and gastronomy. So this will be a tour where you will get to know the locals and it’s culture in this North/Center area of Portugal. For that we have prepared for you unique experiences all along the way.

Mayte Larraya

Mayte is a Madrid native and qualified tour guide who enjoys organizing tailored tours for the guests who come to her city. Based on your needs and interests she will create an exciting tour that is sure to make you fall in love with Madrid and its fascinating history. She can help you discover the most popular sites of Madrid, the city’s artistic gems, and its cultural and gastronomic life. If you want to explore areas outside Madrid, Mayte has extensive knowledge about Toledo, Segovia, and Avila, and is happy to accompany you to these cities as well. 

Sabrina Scaglianti

Sabrina was born and raised in Venice and has always been interested in the anthropology of traveling and tourism. She has worked in the tourism business since the early 90’s, mainly working as a guide in Venice, but she also leads seminars and volunteers for A.F.S. and the European Federation for Intercultural Learning. Sabrina offers a variety of tours for groups with a variety of interests. 

Prague Historical River Cruise

This cruise through the waterways of Prague is a great way to relax and learn about the history of Prague through a new perspective. The boat departs from the Charles Bridge and passes the Prague Castle and “The Devil’s Channel” (Čertovka). There are complimentary beverages on board and your ticket will allow you into the Charles Bridge museum where you can continue to learn about the oldest bridge in Prague.

Urban Segway Tour

If you’re looking for a unique way to explore Prague, the Urban Segway Tour is just what you need. You can ride up and down the hills of Prague while discovering the famous sites and beautiful landscape that Prague has to offer. From the Prague Castle to the Strahov Monastery, you will be accompanied by a personal and knowledgeable guide who will share with you the hidden stories of the historic locations a landmarks. This is a truly unique experience you don’t want to miss.