Lisbon City Tour is the best way to see all the best of Lisbon highlights. The full-day tour follows the most enigmatic squares, viewpoints, and monuments in Lisbon and all its history. There you will have the opportunity to walk the streets for a better and personal view.
Lisbon City Tour Description:
Enter in the most fascinating Lisbon’s history and embrace its medieval side! Visit the St. George’s Castle and Lisbon’s Se Cathedral.
Discover an esoteric side in Lisbon Downtown and know everything about the rebuilding of a city devasted by a terrible earthquake. Stop at Comercio Square and visit the recently opened Triumphal Arch rooftop and imagine the caravels arriving from discovering the world.
Visit the great monuments that honor the golden age of discovery. Enter inside the Jeronimos Monastery, ascend at the top of Belem Tower, and feel at the top of the world in the Discoveries Monument. Test your senses with the delicious ‘Belem’ pastry.
At the end of the Lisbon City Tour, you will find the modern face of Lisbon. Relax your senses with a ride at the Cable Car at Nations Park (also know as Expo 98), and explore this luxurious place of Lisbon. Are you ready?
When does it run? From Tuesday to Sunday
Duration 8 hours
Points of interest
- Park Eduardo VII:
Your first stop is Eduardo VII Park, the largest park in central Lisbon. It was baptized in 1903 in honor of Great Britain’s King Edward VII, who had visited Lisbon to reaffirm the bonds of friendship between the 2 countries.
- Lisbon Cathedral Se:
Visit Lisbon Cathedral Se, built immediately after Christians took Lisbon, in 1147 and admire the church’s intricate stained glass rose window, reconstructed with fragments from the original while learning about the reconstruction performed just last century.
- Nossa Senhora do Monte viewpoint:
Continue on your journey to “Senhora do Monte” hill, where you will be overwhelmed with one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lisbon, as well as of the estuary of the Tagus river.
- Bridge of 25 of April:
We’ll cross the April 25th bridge (lookalike the Golden Gate Bridge), a giant and scenic suspension bridge that connects the north and south side of Lisbon. It was renamed after the revolution day (April 25th) that finished the Salazar dictatorship in 1974.
- Cristo Rei:
Cross the extensive 25 de Abril Bridge to reach the Statue of Christ, one of the symbols of Lisbon. Constructed in 1934, it was inspired by a visit the Cardinal Cerejeira, Patriarch of Lisbon, made to the Christ Of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
Time to visit the Belem Quarter, the monumental area dedicated to the great Portuguese seafarers of the 15th and 16th-centuries. Here you will visit the Tower of Belem (the symbol of Lisbon), the monastery of St. Gerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos), a masterpiece of Portuguese 16th-century architecture and World Heritage listed monument by UNESCO, and the monument to the Discoveries.
- Jeronimos Monastery:
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is the most popular monument in Portugal. It’s King Manuel I tribute to the great explorers of the 15th century (which includes the sea route to India founded by Vasco da Gama in 1498). We’ll not only learn about the Portuguese maritime discoveries, but we’ll also visit the church where Vasco da Gama is buried (we won’t go inside the monastery, but we’ll visit the church).
- Tower of Belem:
Visit the tomb of the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama and the poet Luis de Camões. Continue to Belem Tower and Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries). Belem Tower was strategically built on the north bank of the Tagus River between 1514 and 1520, in order to protect Lisbon from attack. One of the jewels of architecture from the reign of King Manuel I, it was also inscribed by UNESCO in 1983.
- Pasteis de Belem:
It’s not possible to come to Lisbon without tasting the most well keep secret of the Portuguese pastries, the Pasteis de Belem. Everything started in 1837 in a small bakery and you’ll have the chance to try one (it’s included in the price). There is also a local ritual to eating these delicacies that we will share with you.
- Monument to the Discoveries:
The Monument of Discoveries was originally erected in 1941 for the Portuguese World Exhibition and celebrates the main players from Portugal’s Age of Discoveries and the days of world exploration.
- Discover the highlights of Lisbon and enjoy breathtaking views.
- Stop for photos at the city’s main viewpoints.
- See UNESCO World Heritage sites: Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery.
- Visit hidden treasures and famous landmarks while learning about Lisbon’s ancient history.
- Admire Lisbon from Jesus Cross Statue.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off in Lisbon.
- Tour guide.
- Pasteis de Belem tasting.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
- Free time to explore at each stop.
- Insurance according to Portuguese law
- Entrance fees to the monuments.
- Infant seats available
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate