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  • Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

    1. Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

    During your Lisbonhalf-day tour visit all the main sites and monuments of the Belém area, including Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and Discoveries Monument. Enjoy some free time to visit the famous pastry shop “Pastéis de Belém” and taste its delicious pastry. Explore the Lisbon Castle, Lisbon Cathedral and the surrounding traditional neighborhood of Alfama. Marvel at the biggest park of Lisbon, Edward the VII Park and see the most beautiful squares and avenues, like the Restauradores, Rossio and Avenida da Liberdade. Cross the 25th April Bridge, and visit the King Christ Statue on the opposite side of the Tejo River. Do all of this with a very knowledgeable, experienced, and fun driver, in a magnificent Mercedes vehicle

    We enjoyed our 4 hours tour with Diego on Christmas day 2019 . it was very short tour and a lot of places being closed for the day in Lisbon but Diego planned up a few interesting places to visit that was opened .He even took us to see the changing of guards that was close to the Belem Tower .He is very well spoken and kept us entertained with his knowledge of Lisbon .I do highly recommend asking for him on tours with "Get your guide"

  • Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    2. Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Upon arrival to Belém, the group will be welcomed by the statues of sailors who greet locals and tourists from the Monument to the Discoveries. Walk along the bank of the Tagus and learn about the events that have marked the history of the city, such as the maritime spice routes to India, devised by John II of Portugal. Continue to the Empire Square where you will discover the Jeronimos Monastery. Built to commemorate the return of Vasco de Gama from India, the monastery stands like a palace in the center of Belém.  Return to the Tagus to visit one of the most representative symbols of Lisbon: the Belém Tower. Built for military purposes, this tower is one of the best examples of Manueline architecture. Take a quick photo stop for postcard-worthy pictures.  Of course, a tour through Belém would not be complete without sampling the traditional pastéis de Belém (cream cupcakes)...

  • Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    3. Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    Discover the beautiful city of Lisbon on the small-group tour that will show off the city's century-old history along with its thriving youthful vibe. With your guide, first head to the the Belém District, where the Portuguese navigators set sail in search of the New World. There, visit Saint Jerome’s Monastery and the Tower of Belém, which are both classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and stop at the Monument of the Discoveries where you can see the World Map of the Discoveries. Next visit Sintra, which leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. With its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle, and city center, you'll feel like you're in a page from a fairytale. Afterward, visit the National Pena Palace, a marvelous palace from the 19th century that is also one of the most important examples of Portuguese architecture from the Romantic period. After lunch, d...

  • Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    4. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This 3-hour private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem, one of the most popular districts in the city, making it the perfect way to get the most out of the city when you don’t have much time.   Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   Then, follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages. Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the mos...

  • Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    5. Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    The tour begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel, apartment, or ship. This ensures enough time to enjoy the program with no rush.  This private tour focuses on the national monuments in Lisbon, and the program allows some time to visit the inside of some of the monuments. Nevertheless it can be altered and other routes can be arranged in order to best reflect your interests as the experience is there for the sole purpose of your enjoyment. The first locations to visit always depend on the initial location but in most cases, start at the most important avenue of the city with Eduardo VII Park at the top, and then proceed to Baixa, the Downtown area, Restauradores, and Rossio Squares and proceed to the Cathedral of Lisbon with a small stop for photos and, time permitting, a visit inside the church.  Next, proceed to the bellevues of Sta. Luzia and N. Sª do Monte which offer som...

  • Lisbon: Night E-Bike Tour

    6. Lisbon: Night E-Bike Tour

    Discover Lisbon by night on a flexible e-bike tour led by experienced, local guides. Following a short briefing on how to operate the comfortable and easy-to-use e-bike, set-off to explore Belem.  You will ride along the river Tagus most of the duration of the tour. This will be flat and easy terrain and the views of the impressive Tagus river are great.  You also be able to enjoy the exterior architecture of the Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument to the Discoveries. Your guide will tell you about the history behind these monuments. Take a break to try the delicious "pasteis de belem". Your local guide will be happy to give you recommendations for your holiday and tips about the best places that only locals know.

    Segway is an eady to ride on vehicle that will let you cover a lot of ground in no time. In the meantime you can have a look around. Our guide Bruno was easy to talk you, was knowledgeable without bothering with too many details. We had a great time!

  • Lisbon: 7 Hills and Belém Tour

    7. Lisbon: 7 Hills and Belém Tour

    Just like Rome and Jerusalem, Lisbon is also known as the City of the Seven Hills. Take a ride through this fabulous city and discover the main sights of Lisbon. Feel the charm of the most beautiful and unexpected views! Discover Belém with a visit of Jerónimos Church and to the Tower Belem, symbols of Portugal's great discoveries. At the end of the tour you will get to taste a traditional pastry, the Portuguese Custard Pies (Pastéis de Belém) in their original birth place. The Belém Tower has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007. At 500 years old, it is considered one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. It was built on the bank of the Tagus in 1515 to serve as a fortress defending the entrance of the port of Lisbon by the river. The Tower also marks the starting point of the Portuguese expeditions to Asia, Africa and America, and is one of the most important monuments, not only of Li...

    Driver/guide (sorry forgot his name) was brilliant, helpful, pointed out all the sights with plenty of information.

  • From Faro: 8-Day Tour of Portugal

    8. From Faro: 8-Day Tour of Portugal

    Experience the diversity of Portugal on this 8-day roundtrip from Faro. Your program: Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival in Faro You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish. For example, you can enjoy a stroll through Faro and explore the city or try local cuisine at a restaurant. Day 2 (Thursday): Faro – Lisbon Your journey begins on Thursday as you head to your first destination: Lisbon. Drive through the mountain range in the Algarve and the plains of Alentejo to the bridge over the Tagus River. From there you can admire the magnificent view over Lisbon. Upon arrival in Lisbon you will enjoy a panoramic tour through the historic part of the city and Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon. Here you will visit the Jerónimos Monastery, famous for one of the most valuable cloisters in the wo...

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Small Group City Sightseeing Tour

    9. Lisbon: Full-Day Small Group City Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy a full-day small-group sightseeing tour that takes you to see Lisbon’s top landmarks and monuments. Explore the city with an experienced local guide. Stop for photos at viewpoints throughout the city. Take in the city’s major sights, including Rossio Square and Restauradores Square. Follow up with a visit to Lisbon’s downtown area, the narrow streets of Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral, passing by Chiado and some amazing viewpoints. Continue to the Belem neighborhood to see the Belem Tower, Discovery Monument, and Jeronimos Monastery. The final stop is at the most famous pastry shop in Portugal, founded in 1837 for a tasting of a Pasteis de Belem.

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We enjoyed our 4 hours tour with Diego on Christmas day 2019 . it was very short tour and a lot of places being closed for the day in Lisbon but Diego planned up a few interesting places to visit that was opened .He even took us to see the changing of guards that was close to the Belem Tower .He is very well spoken and kept us entertained with his knowledge of Lisbon .I do highly recommend asking for him on tours with "Get your guide"

our guide went out of his way to make sure we could see as much as possible before we had to leave for our flight. he was entertaining and gave us a real local perspective on Lisbon!

The tour was interesting. We booked them in German and got a competent and friendly guide with Felipe. Gladly again.

A great experience and very well managed by MATHEUS !. Cordiality, education and good service. 100% recommendable !.

Excellent if you have little time in Lisbon and want to see the sights

Driver/guide (sorry forgot his name) was brilliant, helpful, pointed out all the sights with plenty of information.