Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Walking Tour

Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Walking Tour

From $89.76 per person

Explore Portugal’s age of discovery through a tour of Belem with a specialist local guide. Understand Belem's significance as the setting for many of Lisbon’s most iconic and important attractions. Visit the famous Jerónimos Monastery and Belem Tower.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk though a delightful district that combines historic monuments, fascinating museums
  • See carefully maintained parks, that line the cooling waters of the Tejo estuary
  • Join a private or small group tour, with a maximum of 12 people for individual attention
  • Visit Jeronimos Monastery and learn its significance in local history
  • Admire the Tower of Belem, adorned with beautifully carved stonework
Full description
Begin your tour at the iconic Cafe Pasteis de Belem to taste and talk about the famous egg tarts that were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery. Understand why Belem has a close connection to the early explorers, as you hear about Vasco da Gama's last night spent here before his epic voyage to India. You will visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, an extravagant monastery that was funded by the 5% tax levied on spices that flowed into Portugal. Originally designed as a modest monastery complex, the excessive construction extended by 50 years, to create one of the most ornate religious buildings of Portugal. Observe the historically important Discoveries Monument in Belem. One of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, it was constructed to promote national self-confidence, whilst honouring the great Portuguese explorers. Wander by the delightful Torre de Belem that once stood in the centre of the Tejo Estuary, to guard the city from sea bound attack, and today the little fort has become the emblem of Lisbon. For such a trivial defensive fortification, the Torre de Belem was constructed with elaborate craftsmanship and is adorned with beautiful carved stonework. Belem is full of charming cafés and restaurants, many of which offer outdoor terrace seating. Your guide can point out good spots and you can enjoy lunch for when the tour ends.
Includes
  • Admission fee for Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small-group or private tour (depending on option selected)
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Belem Tower admission ticket
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please note, the tour does not go inside Cafe Pasteis de Belem due to overcrowding
  • Please note, the tour does not go inside Belem Tower due to restricted capacity. But there is plenty to admire from the outside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • Organization
    5/5
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The monastery is very impressive. Very informative and nice guided tour of Belem.

2 December 2019

The guide person well known in history and well educated.

28 June 2019

Belem Neighbourhood Walking Tour

We enjoyed our time with Jose - he was very informative and shared many insights with us during our walk. He was also willing to make suggestions for inexpensive things to do in Lisbon. Would recommend his tour.

29 May 2019

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