Spectacular & Embracing. Jewish Portugal.

  • Current Temp. 74 °F
  • Language PORTUGUESE
  • Local Time 10:56 AM
  • Duration 3-8 NIGHTS
  • Flight Time 7 HRS FROM NYC
  • J2 stuff RESOURCES


Portugal is a true gem and one of the most undiscovered places in Europe, this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and Porto the crown jewel of Portugal. All of this and the food and wine are remarkable.


The history of Portuguese Jewry is one of both triumph and tragedy. During Portugal’s Golden Age, more than 200,000 Jews lived in the country and represented 20 percent of the population. With the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, it wasn’t long before the Portuguese crown was applying the same drastic measures to their Jewish citizens. The “hidden Jews” survived and today, a rebirth of Judaism is apparent. Portugal has made significant efforts to maintain and restore Jewish synagogues and historic sites and this presents the traveler with an opportunity to discover, support and engage with local Jewish communities.


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Did we already mention that the food and wine are remarkable.




When we work together, amazing things can happen. You bring your dreams, we bring our knowledge. The relationship we build will result in a journey that will not only educate and inspire but will allow you to connect with each other and the country in an authentic way.


We are proud to provide outstanding educational experiences. We have a strong sense of what works and what doesn’t. From the moment you decide to travel with us till the day you get home, we’re behind the scenes taking care of every little detail so your journey with us is carefree and enjoyable.


You can’t miss our team’s excitement and passion for knowledge.
It’s so integral to who we are that you will experience it in every aspect of your journey. Our expert educators, who are knowledgeable, engaging and fun, will take you behind-the-scenes so that you can get a raw and authentic feel of the place you are visiting.


The world is forever changing, and we are forever learning. From technological to educational innovations, we connect past, present, and future. Go back in time to ancient Jerusalem, find the best restaurant in Tel Aviv with our app (coming soon), interact with top-tier speakers about the issues of the day. There is always more to discover.




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