Discover Lisbon

Location

Lisbon

Description

Classical, majestic, historical and cultural, Lisbon is a truly ancient city. Built on seven hills the city holds architecture and influences abundant from the Moors, the Romans and the Portuguese Age of Discovery. On this one day private touryou will discover Lisbon´s neighbourhoods and admire the monuments, the views and more including Alfama, Baixa/Chiado, and Belem. Highlights include the famous hilltop castle Castelo de Sao Jorge. Magnificently placed, this castle can been seen from almost anywhere in the city. It’s oldest parts date back to the 6th century. Occupied by the Romans, then the Moors, the castle was eventually dedicated to the St George, the Patron Saint of England, to commemorate the Anglo-Portuguese agreement from 1371 (which still exists to this day). Travel up the Santa Justa elevador and and admire panoramic viewpoints over Lisbon. This 19th century industrial age marvel was used as public transport to carry Lisbon´s people from the lower area of Baixa Chiado to 45m to Largo de Carmo. The top of this Neo-Gothic tower reached via a spiral staircase, has a splendid view of the city. Next you will visit Jeronimos Monastery, a masterpiece of 16th-century Manueline and late gothic architecture. Discoveries Monument stands close by, at an imposing riverside position. A monumental sculpture beside the Tagus, commemorating the golden age of Portuguese history and exploration. Also in Belem and built in the 16th century, the Belem Tower´s original purpose was to be a fort, protecting Lisbon from incoming raids along the Tagus River. This tour is a great way to see so much of the city in one day on a private tour.

Stay safe

Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed tourism agency with the Turismo de Portugal Clean and Safe seal.  Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place to monitor and protect from Covid19:

 

– All guides vaccinated
– Guides required to regularly wash hands
– Face masks required for guides
– Regular temperature checks for guides
– Hand sanitiser and face masks available to travellers
– Transportation vehicle regularly sanitised
– Social distancing kept throughout tour
– Tour schedule adapted to visit monuments at quieter times where possible

Information

Duration: 8 hours

 

Destination: Lisbon

 

Minimum age required: All ages

 

Departure/return location: We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.

 

Departure time: Please be ready at 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.

 

Return time: Approximately 17:00 PM.

 

Dress code: Casual, comfortable. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen.

 

Inclusions:

- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private transportation - only your group will travel
- Certified tour guide who enters all monuments with you
- Face masks and hand sanitiser for your use

 

Exclusions:

- Lunch
- Entry tickets

 

Tour plan

Pick up
We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.

 

Castelo de Sao Jorge, Alfama
Magnificently placed, this castle can been seen from almost anywhere in the city. It’s oldest parts date back to the 6th century. Occupied by the Romans, then the Moors, the castle was eventually dedicated to the St George, the Patron Saint of England, to commemorate the Anglo-Portuguese agreement from 1371 (which still exists to this day).

 

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
Once a well-kept secret, this viewpoint gives you a view of nearly the entire city. Senhora do Monte is probably the best viewpoint in the city.

 

Elevador de Santa Justa, Baixa Chiado
Technically part of the public transport service in Lisbon, the Elevador is a must-see for the most amazing views across the city. It was built in the 19th century to connect the downtown area with the upper neighbourhood of Largo de Carmo. Here you will find a beautiful tree-lined square and the gothic ruins of the Convento do Carmo.

 

Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Belem
You will then head west to the beautiful area of Belem, also known as the Museum District. The Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Discovery´s Monument) commemorates that it was from this river bank that Portuguese explorers set sail to explore the world over many years.

 

Torre de Belém
Built in the 16th century, the Belem Tower´s original purpose was to be a fort, protecting Lisbon from incoming raids along the Tagus River. Today it is a fine monument and a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture.

 

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Jeronimos Monastery is a stunning, 500 year old monastery and the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery.

 

Pastéis de Belém
A visit to Belem has to include tasting the Portuguese pastry Pasteis de Nata (egg custard tart) from the world-famous shop, Pasteis de Belem.

 

Drop off
We drop you off at your accommodation within the Lisbon area.

 

 

Cancellation policy

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. 

Please note, any booking fees are non-refundable.

Please contact Hayley on info@classic-portugal.com to enquire about a cancellation.