History, culture & Pasteis de Belem!
Classical, majestic, historical and cultural, Lisbon is a truly ancient city. This tour includes an official tour guide who will enter all monuments with you and a modern vehicle with air-conditioning.
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.
You can pay online today with a credit card. Or if you prefer please send us an email or WhatsApp message and we can schedule your tour so you pay cash on the day.
- Jeronimos Monastery 12,00 €
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
Duration: 8 hours
Minimum age required: 5+
Departure: 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.
- Certified tour guide, who enters all monuments with you
- Tour available in English, Spanish, French & Portuguese
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private transportation - only your group will travel
- Insurance & taxes
- Entry tickets (You can add tickets to Jeronimos Monastery at the checkout. We recommend doing this so we can book your tickets in advance and you can skip the line).
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.
We drop you off at your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
Customers will receive a refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation.
Please note, online booking fees and the 3% credit card fee are non-refundable.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about a cancellation.
Classic Portugal Guarantee
All of our tours are hosted by official and certified tour guides (Guia Intérprete Oficial). We guarantee they will enter all monuments with you and share with you the history of each place. They are the only guides authorised to enter many monuments throughout Portugal, so you can be assured you will be taken good care of and that you are getting the real deal!
Reviews of Discover Lisbon
Mary-Ann from Malta, TripAdvisor Review
"After a fantastic trip to the Azores, we where keen to see as much as possble of Lisbon . Thanks to Classic Portugal we managed to plan the day weeks before on-line. Hayley was so kind always answered our questions and helped us with our plans. The day arrived and we found a young smart smiling man waiting for us,and off we went. Carlos was very knowledgeable, patient and flexible according to our desires!! Carlos how many times did we change our plan? Going up and down the lift haha!! You where really patient and for that we will always remember this beautiful tour of your beautiful city!! After a fantastic day with great food and pasties of Belem we where dropped off to the air-port which to us was God sent, saving us alot of time therefor spending more time discovering Lisbon.Thank you dear Hayley and Carlos hope to meet again for the shepherd experience!!"
Jesse from USA, TripAdvisor Review
"I wrote about the great time we had with this tour company under another entry, but it bears repeating: excellent time. Classic Portugal is a small business that gives personalized attention and Carlos went above and beyond with our tour. We saw the sights in Lisbon and couldn’t have asked for more. There are so many great things to see in the Capitol it helps to have a guide. This was an affordable, flexible way to see the big sights on both sides of the river. By all means check them out."