Lisbon View: Full Day Historic (Shared Group Tour)
Learn the history of Lisbon on a full-day city tour, available as a group or private option. Following a pick-up from your hotel, travel by minivan through the city's historic neighborhoods, starting with Portas do Sol and Nossa Senhora do Monte belvederes. Wander the winding streets of one of Lisbon’s oldest areas, before going to Lisbon Cathedral, the oldest church in the city. Admire the rose window, reconstructed from fragments of the original. Next, explore the Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods. Walk down twisting cobblestone streets and stairs lined with quaint cafés en route to Belém. Here, you will learn how the city expanded during the period of the “Age of Discoveries.” Next, marvel at the dazzling facade of Jerónimos Monastery, one of Portugal’s architectural jewels. Go to the defensive Belém Tower at the mouth of the River Tagus, and see the Monument to the Ages of Discoveries. Taste a traditional Pastel de Belém custard tart after lunch. In the afternoon, head back to the city center, following the 18th-century aqueduct to one of Lisbon’ hidden gems; the Mãe d'Água Reservoir in the Amoreiras district. End in the Baixa area, and learn how Lisbon was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755. Baixa is also one of the best places to enjoy Lisbon by night!
Things you should know about this activity
Departure point: your centrally located Lisbon hotel Departure time 9h00am (exact pickup time will be confirmed within 48h prior to the tour) Duration 7 hours (approximately) Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm Wear comfortable clothing and footwear