Lisbon Half Day
Time of Departure: 09h00 or 14h00
Time of Arrival: 14h00 or 19h00 (approximately)
A refreshing way to understand Lisbon, just a in a few hours you will feel as a local, checking the history behind each corner and alley.
Downtown Lisboa, “A Baixa”: Welcome to the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe. The statue of the visionary Marquis de Pombal oversees the Avenida da Liberdade, the Baixa de Lisboa and the river Tejo in the horizon. This is the man responsible for rising Lisbon from the rumbles, linking the pre and post-earthquake architecture in Lisbon.
Alfama and Saint George´s Castle: Following our City Tour Lisbon we’ll arrive at Saint George’s Castle, an old moorish fortress, where you will be overwhelmed with one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lisbon, as well as of the estuary of the Tagus river. From the top of the hill we drive down to visit the “Sé Catedral de Lisboa” (Lisbon’s old cathedral) built in 1148, one year upon the conquest of the city from the moors, and built exactly in the same place of the old moorish mosque.
Chiado and Bairro Alto: Time now to climb another hill of Lisbon and know these two districts so different and yet so similar. The Bairro Alto, known for its crossroads of streets that during the weekends are filled with thousands of people who come to enjoy what is known as the most bohemian district of Lisbon. Next, we will visit Chiado where culture and art live hand in hand, or where the great majority of theaters in Lisbon are located, as well as the oldest bookstores in the modern world.
Belém: In Belém, we will be "immersed" in the 16th century with a revival of the Portuguese epics during the Discovery period. We can not miss the Jeronimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belém. Finally, we will introduce you to the delicious Pastéis de Belém, where we will understand the importance of the secrecy of the recipe ...
- This is a private tour, in a Mercedes-Benz luxury Van with driver / guide
- Vans with the capacity for 8 people (including driver)
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel / apartment
- All tours have insurance
- Entrances in monuments and meals are not included in the price
- Your driver/guide may go inside the monuments with you when a legal parking space is available
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