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  • Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

    1. Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Learn about the rich history of Lisbon on a guided half-day tour by bus. You will visit Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, and cultural squares in the city. You'll receive an enlightening survey of gorgeous Lisbon. Making your way to the Belém quarter, you'll discover this jewel in Lisbon's crown. Located where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic, Belém is the launching point for Portugal's 15th- and 16th-century maritime explorations. Situated amongst modern exhibits and busy cafes are historical sites and monuments that defined an empire. Visit Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the Age of Discovery, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries. Next, you'll be awed by the masterful Manueline architecture of Jerónimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby you'll find the Coach Museum, housing the most ...

    As seniors, this tour offered just enough walking with most of what we wanted to see of LISBON CITY CENTER and comfort of an enclosed bus because the weather in November was quite wet.

  • Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Fátima

    2. Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Fátima

    Get all the highlights of beautiful Lisbon on this shore excursion. This 6-hour cruise will take you first to Fátima to visit the sanctuary. This is one of the most important Christian sites in the world and has 5 million visitors per year. Explore the Sanctuary and make sure you see the Apparitions Chapel, the Basilica, the Holy Trinidad Church, Candles Wall, and Holy Water. There will be enough time to attend a Mass if you choose, and visit several of the souvenir shops. The tour returns to Lisbon where you can begin your exploration of the city. Starting at the Avenue of Liberdade, and the Baixa district, we will stop at Sé Cathedral and go to the lookout of Graca for the wonderful views. Continuing on, we will stop by the Monastery of Saint Vincente, the National Pantheon, and the Chiado and Estrela main streets. Our in-depth exploration of Lisbon takes you past all its most beautif...

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

    3. 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...

  • From Faro: 8-Day Tour of Portugal

    4. 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: The City of the Seven Hills Walking Tour

    5. Lisbon: The City of the Seven Hills Walking Tour

    After being picked up from your accommodation, your first stop will be at Christ the King, a giant statue inspired by Brazil's Christ the Redeemer. This statue was erected to express the gratitude of the Portuguese being spared the full effects of World War II. Afterwards, you will venture to the Belém district, where you will walk on the intricately patterned cobblestones en-route to the church of Jerónimos Monastery, a world heritage site by UNESCO. You will then cross the gardens of Belém to visit the incredible Monument to the Discoveries, which portrays Portuguese overseas exploration. Afterwards, you will be driven down the side of the Tagus River, until the Square of Commerce. This is one of the most emblematic places of Lisbon, and is home to the famous Arch of Triumph which leads to Rua Augusta, the main pedestrian street of the capital. At this stage of your tour, it will be...

  • Lisbon: Go Tejo 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    6. Lisbon: Go Tejo 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    Explore Lisbon on a unique 3-hour tour with an electric bike. The city may seem small at first glance, but you'll soon realize that using a bike will maximize your time and the ground you cover. Ride along the waterfront, seeing many of the sites the city has to offer. Your guide will lead the way, pointing out places of importance and explaining their cultural and historical significance. Visit some of the main city squares, including Praça do Comércio and Praça do Império. At the latter, stop off to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of late-Gothic Jerónimos Monastery and the nearby Belém Tower, designed in the Portuguese Manueline style. You'll also learn about the exploration of the Portuguese when you visit the imposing Monument to the Discoveries. Find out about the artistic tradition in Lisbon when you pass by the Belém Cultural Center. Then see Cais do Sodré, a train statio...

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4.3 / 5

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Half-day sightseeing tour of Lisbon by coach

Cordial and entertaining guide, provides information on the different places that are visited. Adequate transportation. Recommended tour to visit the most emblematic places of Lisbon in a single tour if you have little time or if you do not have your own transport. Very beautiful landscapes. You visit the carriage museum (entrance included) and enter the free part of the Jeronimos Monastery with accompaniment and live commentary through audio guide. Infallible: try the Bethlehem cakes !!!

Fast morning

We took the tour with a guide who had a very good grasp of the history of each place we visited, which was well worth it. They managed the time well and the tour was very fruitful. The places visited were well chosen and gave us the opportunity to choose where to return later. I recommend.

As seniors, this tour offered just enough walking with most of what we wanted to see of LISBON CITY CENTER and comfort of an enclosed bus because the weather in November was quite wet.

Good tour to get down from the bus and explore

With a tour guide assisting at the activities, it is a good way to get down from the bus and explore with expert commentary from the guide.

Very interesting quick view of Lisbon

Loved the visit to the a royal Coach Museum and St Jeronimo’s Church. Anna is very knowledgeable and passionate of Portuguese history