Day trip

Sepharad: Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, and Valência

Sepharad: Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, and Valência

From US$ 225.76 per person

This tour will show you the essence of Jewish Sephardic culture. Visit medieval Synagogues and the old Jewish quarter as you discover the physical marks left in the architecture and the Sephardic legacy that remains in this area.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is included in the tour for central Lisbon hotels, Lisbon airport, or Lisbon cruise terminal. Please inform the supplier about the pickup location.
Private group


  • Visit Valência d’Alcântara's Jewish quarter and Sephardic Synagogue
  • Explore Marvão, a charming white medieval village
  • Go to Castelo de Vide
Full description
Alentejo, the Portuguese golden region, where the immense plain meets white villages and ancestral houses, guards the legacy of the region's historic Jewish community. You will walk through villages of unique beauty, where for a long time the harmony of the promised Sepharad reigned. You will travel through history and walk on the same paths in which thousands of people, who had their lives destroyed by intolerance and violence, once walked for survival. Learn about crypto-Judaism, a well-kept Portuguese secret guarded for five centuries. Your first stop will be in Spain at Valência d’Alcântara, an important medieval village with a big Jewish community. Then, you depart towards Portugal to visit Portagem. Head to Marvão, a charming white medieval village surrounded by stunning landscapes and hear stories about the Portuguese Jews. The last stop will be at Castelo de Vide.
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
  • Tourist luxury vehicle
  • Comfort pack (fresh water and cleaning wipes)
  • Pickup and drop-off - for Lisbon central hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal, or Lisbon airport
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Additional baggage (the baggage is limited to one standard suitcase and a small carry-on bag per person)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  •  Dress code is smart casual, recommended comfortable clothing and shoes
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  •  Infant seats are available on request, if advised at time of booking.Portuguese law stipulates that children under 12 years of age and 135 cm in height, when transported in a car with safety belts, must travel in an approved restraint system adapted to their size and weight
  •  Please let the supplier know if you have children and their ages. This service does not have any additional cost
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Product ID: 232987