Discover the highlights of the Portuguese capital on this private full day tour. With over 3,000 years of history to cover, there is no shortage of landmarks to visit. Explore the ancient Alfama district as well as Belém - the traditional launching point to the New World.
- Visit highlights including Lisbon Cathedral, St. George Castle, São Vicente de Fora Monastery, the Pantheon of the House of Bragança, Church of St. Engrácia, Museum of Carriages, Monument of the Discoveries, Hieronymites Monastery, and Belém Tower.
- Learn more about the Portuguese capital's rich history
- English French and Spanish speaking guide
8 hour guided tour with professional guide driver, pick up and drop off at Lisbon, Sintra or Cascais hotels, transport in a Mercedes vehicle, liability insurance and personal accident insurance.
Admission tickets to monuments, lunch and personal expenses
Should wear comfortable shoes.
|Participants||Tour takes place with 2 - 8 participants|
|Categories||Old Town Tours, Historical Tours, Themed Tours, Old Town Tours in Lisbon, Historical Tours in Lisbon, Old Town Tours in Lisbon, Historical Tours in Lisbon|
|Languages||English, French, Spanish, Portuguese|
Please contact the provider to arrange pick up from your hotel. You will receive their contact details after booking.
Offered byValter Tours
After being picked up from your hotel, you will visit the historic center of Lisbon where you will find the Cathedral which was built shortly after the city had been conquered from the Moors. You will also be able to see one of the most famous landmarks of the city - St. George Castle which was an important fortified residence in the medieval period.
Afterwards, you will visit the São Vicente de Fora Monastery built in the 17th century. The Church of St. Engrácia is also an impressive landmark which was the first Baroque style church to be built in Portugal and has a Greek-cross shaped plan.
Then you will travel to the district of Belém which was an important launching point for the Age of Discovery where explorers travelled from this area of Lisbon and made it half way across the world. You will visit the Museum of Carriages before seeing the Monument to the Age of Discoveries which was inaugurated in 1960 to work the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator - the father of the global sea exploration movement of the period.
See as well Belém Tower on the mouth of the River Tagus which was built in the 16th century to protect the river passageway to the city from enemies. Jerónimos Monastery is nearby and is one of the most prominent Manueline style monuments and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.