Belem Tower
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  • Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

    1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

    Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 37 museums and historic buildings. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the...

    the life was much easier with Lisbon card, just buy it and every door will open in front of you ... :) you do not have to think about public transport, just get on anything moving and go ... or visit for free or get discount visiting different interesting places during your stay ...

  • Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

    2. Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

    Shortly after leaving the dock you’ll pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the shape of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, and also the Torre de Belém, an iconic monument of Lisbon. Back along the north bank, you’ll have views of historic Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço and the Cais do Sodré and also the recently renovated waterfront and see the Museum of Electricity. On the south bank see the forts and prisons that were used during the old regime. You’ll be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, and have views of the Cristo Rei. Marvel at views of Lisbon you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to its famous light. The cruise includes a welcome drink of wine, beer, champagne or juice.

    Amazing trip with very lovely people on board and a great tour guide!! Definitely worth every cent. :)

  • Lisbon: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

    3. Lisbon: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

    Experience the history of Lisbon via a modern mode of transport. Using a self-balancing Segway, you can explore at your own pace and see more than you would on foot or a sightseeing bus. The Segway moves by responding to simple body movements and quickly feels like a natural extension of yourself. This experience to remember will get you up close to historic landmarks without breaking out in a sweat! You can take the tour alone, with friends, or with family. On arrival, you will be asked to choose from one of the following itineraries on your day of travel: Lisbon by the River; Alfama Tour; or Baixa Chiado. Explore the city cycle path near the River Tagus, where you can get up to full speed. Look out for historic attractions, such as the Santo Amaro Docks, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, and more. 

    Peter is a great tour guide! We took the more historical route instead of the one touring Belem and we found it immensely enjoyable. Peter was very knowledgeable and gave in-depth descriptions when encountering important monuments. Highly recommended taking the Segway tour with him! An absolute must-do in Lisbon!

  • Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

    4. Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

    During your Lisbonhalf-day tour visit all the main sites and monuments of the Belém area, including Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and Discoveries Monument. Enjoy some free time to visit the famous pastry shop “Pastéis de Belém” and taste its delicious pastry. Explore the Lisbon Castle, Lisbon Cathedral and the surrounding traditional neighborhood of Alfama. Marvel at the biggest park of Lisbon, Edward the VII Park and see the most beautiful squares and avenues, like the Restauradores, Rossio and Avenida da Liberdade. Cross the 25th April Bridge, and visit the King Christ Statue on the opposite side of the Tejo River. Do all of this with a very knowledgeable, experienced, and fun driver, in a magnificent Mercedes vehicle

    We enjoyed our 4 hours tour with Diego on Christmas day 2019 . it was very short tour and a lot of places being closed for the day in Lisbon but Diego planned up a few interesting places to visit that was opened .He even took us to see the changing of guards that was close to the Belem Tower .He is very well spoken and kept us entertained with his knowledge of Lisbon .I do highly recommend asking for him on tours with "Get your guide"

  • Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

    5. Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

    After check-in and a safety briefing, you’ll fly from a heliport on a Robinson 44 over the Tagus River. This 12-minute helicopter flight over Lisbon is priced for up to 3 passengers. Enjoy the views of the Belém Quarter, where the Portuguese embarked on voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. They sailed to Africa, to the Persian Gulf and on to India, and from there to Southeast Asia to China and finally to Japan. You’ll see the 2 jewels of historic Portuguese architecture: the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. The flight continues to the 25th of April Bridge and on to encounter the Christ the King statue that was built to thank God for sparing Portugal from WWII.

  • Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    6. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    The tour begins with pickup from your Lisbon hotel in an eco-friendly tuk tuk that fits up to 6 people. Hop onboard and head off into this charming and colorful city for an epic four hour sightseeing adventure. Tuk tuks are the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city’s narrow streets, allowing you to access places you might have otherwise missed. Ride through some of Lisbon’s most emblematic districts, from Alfama to Mouraria, the Old Town to Chiado, the charming Belem, and the bohemian Bairro Alto. Along the way, soak up the differences between each of the districts and get a sense of local life and culture. Highlights of the tour include the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. There’s also time to enjoy a traditional Pasteis de Belém, the famous custard tart of which only the monks know the recipe. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding a...

  • Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    7. Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Upon arrival to Belém, the group will be welcomed by the statues of sailors who greet locals and tourists from the Monument to the Discoveries. Walk along the bank of the Tagus and learn about the events that have marked the history of the city, such as the maritime spice routes to India, devised by John II of Portugal. Continue to the Empire Square where you will discover the Jeronimos Monastery. Built to commemorate the return of Vasco de Gama from India, the monastery stands like a palace in the center of Belém.  Return to the Tagus to visit one of the most representative symbols of Lisbon: the Belém Tower. Built for military purposes, this tower is one of the best examples of Manueline architecture. Take a quick photo stop for postcard-worthy pictures.  Of course, a tour through Belém would not be complete without sampling the traditional pastéis de Belém (cream cupcakes)...

  • Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

    8. Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

    Enjoy a 2-hour cruise during the golden hours of the day on this tour that’s priced for up to 2 persons. Shortly after leaving the dock you’ll pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the shape of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, and also the Torre de Belém, an iconic monument of Lisbon. Head to the south bank and see the forts and prisons that were used during the old regime. You’ll be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, and have views of the Cristo Rei. Back along the north bank, you’ll have views of historic Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço and the Cais do Sodré and also the recently renovated waterfront. As you arrive back at the dock, you’ll see the Museum of Electricity. Marvel at views of Lisbon you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to its famous light. The cruise includes a welcome drink of wine, beer, champagne or juice.

    It was such a nice experience. The staff was very friendly. It was much better than I expected. I highly recommended.

  • Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

    9. Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

    Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, start your panoramic tour through Marques de Pombal, Main Avenue of Lisbon, Restauradores, Rossio and Baixa Pombalina. Stopping in Belem to taste famous, Pastel de Belem, also known as Pastel de nata, a pastry with cinnamon. Afterwards you'll stop at the main monuments in Belém. Such as the, Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower. Around 20:30 have dinner and watch a Fado show. In one of the most typical restaurants of Lisbon in Alfama neighborhood. Here, you will taste the real Portuguese gastronomy. Fado, is a Portuguese variety of urban romance. This is a story, or just a feeling, expresses a state of mind. Fado is one of the most characteristic elements of the Portuguese and first of all, Lisbon culture. Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage lists. After the show before heading to your hotel visit best viewpoint...

  • Lisbon: Segway Night Tour

    10. Lisbon: Segway Night Tour

    Segways are self-balancing, futuristic-looking vehicles and, despite looking quite difficult to control, they are surprisingly easy and fun to ride on. The local partner's guides will help you to perfect your technique before you depart. This night tour will give you a totally different perspective on the city of Lisbon. Turn the lights on and start exploring. You'll be able to choose which of the 3 listed areas that you would like to discover.  Alfama wakes up at night. Some of the city's most historic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine. The neighborhood known as the Old Town is also home to traditional Fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings. While you cross the labyrinthine streets, listen to Fado sounds coming from the restaurants and also from local houses. Belém ...

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What people are saying about Belem Tower

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 738 reviews

the life was much easier with Lisbon card, just buy it and every door will open in front of you ... :) you do not have to think about public transport, just get on anything moving and go ... or visit for free or get discount visiting different interesting places during your stay ...

Easy to use, good for all teams, trains, buses, funicular and elevadors as well as free to the tile museum and discounts at others

You don't have to worry about tickets on site. You have to see what the Lisboa Card is valid for

Excellent transport, excellent value for money and a wide range of museums and attractions.

Exchange of the voucher without any problems. Very easy to use.