You will enjoy the magnificent views from the city of the seven hills. Driving along the narrow streets of the historic neighborhoods in the old town, such as Baixa, Bairro Alto and Alfama, stopping at is best viewpoints. You’ll travel back to 16th century in Belem to discover all of the adventures of the brave Portuguese navigators around the world. Taste the Pasteis de Belem, the original custard tart recipe that only 6 people know in an old bakery from 1837. Cross the 25th of April bridge (the Portuguese Golden Gate Bridge!) and enjoy the breathtaking view over Lisbon at the Christ the King Statue (a replica from the one in Rio de Janeiro).
We'll pick you up at your hotel and drive you in a comfortable van with A/C.
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Largo do Carmo, Largo do Chiado 8, Lisbon 1249-125 Portugal
The Largo do Carmo is one of the most beautiful squares in Lisbon. We'll learn a lot about the 1755 earthquake (the Carmo church is since that time a ruin), about the aqueduct system and all the fountains and galleries we have in Lisbon or about the 1974 democratic revolution (the last Portuguese dictator was arrested here). We’ll have the opportunity to visit the neo-gothic Elevador de Santa Justa (built in 1902) and to enjoy beautiful views.
Stop At: Elevador de Santa Justa, Rua do Ouro, Lisbon 150-060 Portugal
The neo-Gothic Santa Justa Elevator is the most popular viewpoint in Lisbon downtown. It’s Lisbon’s only vertical street lift, built-in 1902. It was designed by Raul Mésnier, Gustave Eiffel’s apprentice.
Pass By: Chiado, Lisbon Portugal
The Chiado district is the most popular and expensive area in old town Lisbon. Here you can find, no only nice viewpoints, but also old cafes and bookstores, boutiques, grand theaters, etc.
Pass By: Lisbon Baixa, Lisbon Portugal
The Baixa district was totally destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. This area was rebuilt as grid with beautiful squares by the Marquis of Pombal (the prime minister of the king at the time). It’s the commercial hearth of the city and the only flat district in the old town Lisbon.
Pass By: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal
Alfama is the Lisbon soul, the oldest neighborhood, a magical place with narrow streets, hidden courtyards, pitched rooftops and labyrinthine alleyways.
Stop At: Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Largo do Monte, Lisbon 1170-253 Portugal
This lookout point is perfect to relax and to enjoy one of the best panoramic views in Lisbon. It’s a great place to see the São Jorge Castle, the Tagus river and lovely neighborhoods like Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, among others.
Pass By: 25 de Abril Bridge, Praca 25 de Abril Almada, Lisbon 1950-358 Portugal
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.
Stop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Praceta do Cristo Rei 27A Não é localizado em Lisboa e sim em Almada, Almada 2800-058 Portugal
The site where’s Christ the King Statue (Cristo Rei) was built is the best viewpoint over Lisbon. From here, we will have a gorgeous view of the city and the Tagus River. This statue, inspired on the Brazilian one, was erected in 1959 to thank God for sparing Portugal from the horrors of WWII. We won’t go up (there’s a fee to go up, but the view is pretty much the same from the bottom).
Stop At: Pastéis de Belém, R. de Belém 84 92, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal
It’s not possible to came 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.
Stop At: Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Praca do Imperio Belém, Lisbon 1400-206 Portugal
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is the most popular monument in Portugal. It’s the 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).
Stop At: Torre de Belem, Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal
The Torre de Belém (Belem tower) is a 500 years old fortification that was built in a small Island in the Tagus River. It was part of a defense system at the mouth of the river and a ceremonial gateway into Lisbon. It’s classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Please note that we’re not going inside the monument.
Stop At: Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia Belem, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal
The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (monument to the discoveries) was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death. Has the representation of all the important people that contributed to the big Portuguese achievements, like Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Ferdinand Magellan among others).
Full flexibility on the time spent, Portugal is best enjoyed at your own pace
Price for the full tour up to 6 people
Price for the full tour up to 6 people
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