Monument to the Discoveries
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  • Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    1. 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 Half-Day or Full-Day Small-Group Guided Tour

    2. Lisbon Half-Day or Full-Day Small-Group Guided Tour

    In the morning you’ll take in the major sights of Lisbon on a city tour. Both half-day and full-day small-group options are available. Visit the Belem neighborhood and see the Belem Tower, the Discovery Monument, and the Jeronimos Monastery, the resting place of the explorer Vasco de Gama. Next you’ll stop at Portugal’s most famous pastry shop, founded in 1837, before heading to central Lisbon. Admire the city’s major squares, including Rossio Square and Commerce Square, and learn the history behind the Portuguese Inquisition during the 16th century. If you choose the full-day tour, you’ll continue at Restauradores Square after lunch, and take in more of downtown Lisbon. See the narrow streets of Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in the city, and visit the Lisbon Cathedral. Admire the views of St. George’s Castle, passing by Chiado, and stopping at some amazing viewpoints. The tour end...

    John. The guide was very nice. He adapted to our group preference. Enjoy it very much

  • Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Walking Tour

    3. Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Walking Tour

    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 d...

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Small Group City Sightseeing Tour

    4. 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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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.

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!

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

very good guide. we are group of 11 people. teens. children. senior

John. The guide was very nice. He adapted to our group preference. Enjoy it very much

The monastery is very impressive. Very informative and nice guided tour of Belem.