Spend a day exploring the ancient and modern in the wonderful neighborhood of Belém. Discover a world of maritime adventures, space exploration, and beautiful carriages in one fun filled tour.
What to Expect
Portugal's maritime history is represented no better than in the riverfront zone known as Belém. It is here that Vasco da Gama, one of the world's greatest explorers, set sail on his route to India. You will discover this, and many more fascinating facts about this area during your tour of this incredible neighborhood.
Stepping back in time, imagine what it must have been like to stare out past these cliffs at the ocean in front of you, not knowing where the end of the world actually was. On our day together, we will encounter the Monastery of Jerónimos, as well as the magnificent Praça do Império. These monuments have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and are worthy of a few pictures. Then you'll head to the Tower of Belém, another UNESCO site.
After all this history, we fast-forward a few centuries and enter into the Electricity Museum. Here you can learn all about the equipment and techniques used in energy productions from antiquity to the present.
Keeping with the scientific mindset, we head into the Gulbenkian Planetarium for a beautiful exploration of astrophysics and space exploration. This living Science Center is an amazing place to take in the night sky and observe up to 9,000 stars and Via Galaxy.
To make the day come full circle, we head next to the exquisite Coaches museum, which displays a wide variety of parade coaches from the 17-19th centuries. Imagine yourself a debutante arriving to a ball in one of these lavish carriages.
The day is a diverse exploration, offering you a larger sense of the wonders of Belém. We'll finish off our trip with a taste of a yummy Belém custard tart, one of the most iconic pastries in Lisbon!
- The World Famous Belém Tart
Know Before You Go
Instead of going around town on the same boring vehicles as everybody else, you choose the car you want to visit Lisbon with and we’ll drive you around!
In Booking box you can choose one of this Tour Transport:
- Fun Car (for 3 persons) - MINI
- Executive Car (for 4 persons) - BMW/MERCEDES
- Group Car (for 8 persons) - MERCEDES
If on a shore excursion from the port, the times of the tour are flexible. If needed, contact us for time flexibility.
If you book a full week tour with us we'll offer you a FREE video of YOUR Lisbon Holidays.