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  • Lisbon: Guided E-Bike Tour to Belém

    1. Lisbon: Guided E-Bike Tour to Belém

    Begin your 3-hour guided e-bike tour at Praça do Comércio. Ride along the river and head to Belém, where you’ll see some of the monuments to Portuguese history. Stop at the 25th April Bridge and check out the 110-meter-high statue of Christ the King. Continue to the Discoveries Monument, and take a photo stepping across the map of the world. See all the routes taken by the Portuguese when they sailed into the unknown and discovered new lands. Ride to the fortified Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a short walk to the Jerónimos Monastery. Enjoy a Pastel de Belém, a popular local pastry, before riding back to the Praça do Comércio.

  • Lisbon: City Highlights Minivan Tour

    2. Lisbon: City Highlights Minivan Tour

    Start your tour from the Marques de Pombal and head towards the baixa (downtown) passing by Ginjinha, a traditional café named after a typical drink of the capital. Climb to the top of the highest hill of Lisbon to visit the Castle of São Jorge. Along the way, pass the Se Cathedral, St. Anthony's Church, not forgetting to stop at the various viewpoints that Lisbon has to offer to contemplate the superb views of the city. Visit the old Moorish quarter of Alfama, the neighborhood where Fado was born, to see how modern life has moved through the narrow stone streets and the old picturesque houses.  After taking the chance to buy some lunch, head down to New Lisbon and Nations Park on the riverside where the Expo '98 took place, and admire the bold and futuristic architecture. Following the river, move on to Belém to see several monuments and parks dedicated to Portuguese discoverers. Visit...

  • Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

    3. Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

    Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

    Me and my sister we absolutely loved the speed boat trip. Staff was beyond attentive, kind, friendly and carrying. If you like to see the Lisbon from different side and you like a bit of adrenaline, for sure book this boat. Sceneries are just amazing. We would definitely do it again. Thank you.

  • Lisbon: Small-Group Tour with Belém, 25 April Bridge, and VR

    4. Lisbon: Small-Group Tour with Belém, 25 April Bridge, and VR

    In the morning go to see Belém, a massive outdoor monument praising the Discoveries period where the caravels once left for the New World. Here you will see the Torre de Belém sitting at the Tagus riverside, and the imposing Jerónimos Monastery, both elevated to World Heritage status by UNESCO, and two of the ‘7 Wonders of Portugal’ that have dominated this landscape for 500 years. Next, go to a new viewpoint in town, located beside the iconic bridge crossing the Tagus river. Watch the amazing views from the top and see all the coastline up to Cascais. When you come down, put some VR goggles on for an awesome virtual reality experience as a maintenance worker. Don’t look down! Afterwards, cross the bridge and make your way to Cacilhas for a traditional Portuguese lunch. Before returning to Lisbon, make a quick stop at the best viewpoint over the city. The Cristo Rei statue is standing ...

  • Lisbon: City Center and Belem Highlights Tour

    5. Lisbon: City Center and Belem Highlights Tour

    Taking a walking tour in Belém will open up new horizons. The architecture and the history of this district are pretty inspiring, and you will discover it all in detail throughout this experience. Belem is a district of Lisbon located not far from the main city center sights., and whilst there your local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Portuguese history. Whist visiting Belém's monuments, you will get to learn everything about Portuguese history including how it once was a world power. You'll also learn why Belém is one of the most important areas of Lisbon, and why it was important for the famous explorers Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Pedro Álvares Cabral. Later, discover why Mosteiro dos Jerónimos has been proclaimed as World Heritage by UNESCO, before becoming familiar with the Santa Maria de Belém. At the conclusion of your scenic and educational e...

  • Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket and River Cruise

    6. Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket and River Cruise

    Explore Lisbon at your own pace with a 48-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and choose from 2 or 3 different routes to discover the sites that interest you the most. Benefit from a bonus 2-hour cruise on the Tagus River and experience the city from a different perspective. Belém Line: Travel along the main avenues of the city center to the historic Belém district. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage monuments such as Belém Tower. Avail of a service that runs every 25 minutes between April and October (9:00 AM to 7:00 PM) and every 30 minutes between November and March (9:30 AM to 5:00 PM). • Marquês de Pombal Square • Avenida da Liberdade • Restauradores Square • Rossio Square • Comércio Square • Cais do Sodré railway station • National Coach Museum • National Archaeology Museum • Navy Museum • Berardo Collection Museum • Jerónimos Monastery • Belém Towe...

  • Lisbon: Historical Full-Day Guided Walking Tour

    7. Lisbon: Historical Full-Day Guided Walking Tour

    Explore Lisbon, the City of Light and the Queen of the Sea, on an 8-hour narrated private walking tour. Begin at the peaceful Jardim das Amoreiras, where you’ll see the 18th-century aqueduct that surrounds the area, and then proceed with your guide to some of the city’s main historical neighborhoods. Visit Príncipe Real, Bairro Alto and Baixa. In each of these areas your guide will provide detailed information on the history of Lisbon and the neighborhoods, and also on a variety of topics ranging from current events in Portugal to rich culinary traditions and more. After a break for lunch the tour will head to Belém, where you’ll visit the area’s main monuments, including the Monument of the Discoveries, the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. You’ll have the option of visiting the area’s botanical garden or the Belém Cultural Center as well. The tour is conducted by a certifi...

    I can highly recommend Rui and his tours. He knows his stuff, the organisation is without flaws and he is one of the friendliest and polite guys I ever met.

  • Lisbon: E-Bike Tour

    8. Lisbon: E-Bike Tour

    See Lisbon on brand-new e-bikes, tailor-made for the hilly city. Enjoy the universal fun of riding a bicycle, with the electric engine giving you a push on the hardest parts of the way.  See Belém, known as the historic district of the Age of Discovery and the sensational architecture of the Tower of Belem and Jerónimos Monastery (both World Heritage Sites). This is also Lisbon's museum district, with the one-of-a-kind Coaches Museum filled with royal fairy-tale vehicles, the Berardo Museum showcasing a world-class collection of international contemporary and modern art, and the iconic MAAT.  Despite all these attractions, it's a pastry shop that receives the most visitors. At Antiga Confeitaria de Belém. you may devour one or several of Lisbon's famous custard tarts that originated on this site, and that are still unlike any others found around the country, made here from a secret rec...

  • Lisbon: Age of Discoveries Belém Segway Tour

    9. Lisbon: Age of Discoveries Belém Segway Tour

    Ride a futuristic Segway through Belém, the historic district of the Age of Discovery. After a short practice session to get you comfortable on your Segway, you’ll head off with your guide to explore the neighborhood for 1.5 hours. It was from this waterfront that Vasco de Gama and other explorers parted on their voyages, events celebrated today by grand monuments and museums throughout the area.   The sensational architecture of the Tower of Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery is the result of the discovery of the sea route to India, the opening of trade with Japan, and the colonization of Brazil, Africa, and Asia. These monuments are adorned with motifs of exotic lands elaborately carved in stone.   This is also Lisbon’s museum district, home to the Coaches Museum, the iconic MAAT, and the Berardo Museum. Despite all these attractions, it’s a pastry shop that receives the most visitors...

  • Lisbon: Go Tejo 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    10. Lisbon: Go Tejo 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    Explore Lisbon on a unique 3-hour tour with an electric bike. The city may seem small at first glance, but you'll soon realize that using a bike will maximize your time and the ground you cover. Ride along the waterfront, seeing many of the sites the city has to offer. Your guide will lead the way, pointing out places of importance and explaining their cultural and historical significance. Visit some of the main city squares, including Praça do Comércio and Praça do Império. At the latter, stop off to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of late-Gothic Jerónimos Monastery and the nearby Belém Tower, designed in the Portuguese Manueline style. You'll also learn about the exploration of the Portuguese when you visit the imposing Monument to the Discoveries. Find out about the artistic tradition in Lisbon when you pass by the Belém Cultural Center. Then see Cais do Sodré, a train statio...

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What people are saying about Belem Tower

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 19 reviews

With the consideration of my nationality, the young male explains the historical buildings, shops, and navy museum, etc. It was my pleasure to go thorough the historical facts between our two countries. He supported me under various situations.He was good and know well about various things. He frankly answered to my many questions.

Me and my sister we absolutely loved the speed boat trip. Staff was beyond attentive, kind, friendly and carrying. If you like to see the Lisbon from different side and you like a bit of adrenaline, for sure book this boat. Sceneries are just amazing. We would definitely do it again. Thank you.

Excellent tour! Great way to see Lisbon. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guides were friendly, fun and made us laugh every minute of it! Would highly recommend!!

I can highly recommend Rui and his tours. He knows his stuff, the organisation is without flaws and he is one of the friendliest and polite guys I ever met.

Excellent guide, joining knowledge and close treatment!! Incredible unforgettable!!