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  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Guided Sailing Tour at Sunset

    1. Lisbon: 2-Hour Guided Sailing Tour at Sunset

    Travel back in time through 500 years of history and see all the major monuments of Lisbon from the River Tagus. Climb aboard a handsome yacht for a 2-hour sailing tour of the city’s iconic landmarks at sundown. Board the boat by the Monument to the Age of Discoveries, and sail past the Torre Belém (Belém Tower). Continue towards the vast span of the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge, and gaze up at the outstretched arms of the Christ the King statue. Marvel at beautiful squares, such as Terreiro do Paço (also known as the “Praça do Comércio”), part of the Pombaline Downtown rebirth after the 1755 Earthquake. Admire some of Lisbon’s oldest areas, such as the Alfama and Castle of Sao Jorge. Pass Lisbon Cathedral and the National Pantheon, before turning around for the return journey. Watch the sunset fall over Lisbon as you relax with a glass of sparking wine.

    Really nice tour. We enjoyed few glasses of wine, some snacks, the beautiful sunset, even seen the dolphins. And also a lot of fun facts from the guides. Recommendation for everyone visiting Lisbon.

  • Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    2. 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: Segway Night Tour

    3. 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 ...

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

    4. Lisbon: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

    See the major monuments and romantic bridges of Lisbon from on board a stylish yacht, and get a unique perspective of the historic city from the River Tagus. Departing from the Belém district, the ancient landmarks start as soon as you set sail. Admire the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), commemorating Portugal’s great period of world exploration. Pass Belém Tower and the Ponte 25 de April suspension bridge, and catch a glimpse of Praça do Comércio through the Rua Augusta Arch, built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the devastating earthquake of 1755. The silhouette of the Moors Castle of São Jorge will provide a contrast to the contemporary architecture of the 1998 Lisbon Expo site. Cross the Tagus Estuary, and sail by the vast Vasco de Gama Bridge, a 6-lane highway that was completed in 1995 as the longest bridge in Europe.

  • Lisbon: Night Tour with Fado Show

    5. Lisbon: Night Tour with Fado Show

    Experience a new side of Lisbon in this 4-hour evening walking tour through the city’s most exciting areas and landmarks. After picking you up from your Hotel we will get started at the Praça Marquês de Pombal, one of the city’s largest and most important roundabouts, and always bustling with activity. From there we will walk along the 285-foot-wide (90 meters) Avenida Da Liberdade towards the heart of the city center, admiring impressive buildings and exclusive shops along the way. At the foot of the Avenida da Liberdade we will arrive at the Commerce Square along the Tagus River. Once the home of the Royal Palace, much of the square was destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, and rebuilt in the following decades. The square is home to beautiful Rua Augusta Arch, as well as other pieces of impressive architecture. From there we will continue along the water to the Monument to t...

  • Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

    6. Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

    Discover the stunning city of Lisbon from the beautiful waters of the Tejo River. Leave the marina of Belém and follow the governance of the wind and sea to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), a monument celebrating the Portuguese Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries. Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in Lisbon's stunning historic quarter. Admire the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela, the beautiful Praça do Comércio square, and the Castle of São Jorge built on top of Lisbon's "seven hills." From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge in the distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

    Fantastic tour! The crew was amazing; very engaged, skilled and fun. We can definitely recommend this tour.

  • Lisbon: City Highlights Minivan Tour

    7. 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: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    8. Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    Discover the beautiful city of Lisbon on the small-group tour that will show off the city's century-old history along with its thriving youthful vibe. With your guide, first head to the the Belém District, where the Portuguese navigators set sail in search of the New World. There, visit Saint Jerome’s Monastery and the Tower of Belém, which are both classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and stop at the Monument of the Discoveries where you can see the World Map of the Discoveries. Next visit Sintra, which leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. With its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle, and city center, you'll feel like you're in a page from a fairytale. Afterward, visit the National Pena Palace, a marvelous palace from the 19th century that is also one of the most important examples of Portuguese architecture from the Romantic period. After lunch, d...

  • Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

    9. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

    Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument ...

    Amazing detail, helpful historical perspective, rich appreciation of historical context for all that we did and saw. Not just pastry, but the story of why this patisserie is so important. Not just fado but what gasp symnolises. So much in so short a time. Thank you Paolo for your welcome to Portugal and your deep knowledge base. Immensely helpful and enriching. Muito prezer, obrigada

  • Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour

    10. Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour

    Travel back in time on a guided tour of the historic Belém district in Lisbon and learn why it is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and delicious custard tarts! Follow the banks of the River Tagus to see the oldest parts of Lisbon, and hear how it survived a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 1755. Learn how Belém was at the center of humanity’s great drive for exploration as you delve into the rich history of Portugal's "Age of Discoveries." Marvel at stories of rapacious pirates, see the Belém Tower and ornate Jerónimos Monastery and taste an authentic custard tart from the neighborhood.

    Great experience and fantastic guide. There is a lot walking which isn’t for the faint-hearted and would advise it easier to suggest a different meeting point as I felt some of the walking to the train station and back was a bit long.

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What people are saying about Belem Tower

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 113 reviews

We enjoyed our trip immensely! Out guide and driver, Vasco, was incredibly enjoyable and informative! He adjusted the tour to our interests seamlessly and had wonderful suggestions for shops, things to try for food and restaurants, and we met some wonderful locals. Vasco made our trip to Lisbon the perfect ending to a wonderful trip!

Really nice tour. We enjoyed few glasses of wine, some snacks, the beautiful sunset, even seen the dolphins. And also a lot of fun facts from the guides. Recommendation for everyone visiting Lisbon.

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.

Fantastic tour! The crew was amazing; very engaged, skilled and fun. We can definitely recommend this tour.

Very nice trip with great explanations about Lisbon’s history. Perfect ! And cool staff