Journey through ancient history on this 7-hour historic small-group tour of Lisbon. Ride through some of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods such as Alfama and Castelo. Hop out to explore landmarks such as Lisbon Cathedral, Jerónimos Monastery, and Belém Tower. Sample a traditional custard tart from Belém, and enjoy stunning panoramic city views on your intimate eight-person tour.
Your day begins with a pickup from your hotel. Delve straight into historic Lisbon, starting with old Castelo Hill. Meander through the district’s winding streets toward Lisbon Cathedral, the city’s oldest church. Pause to admire the church’s intricate stained glass rose window, reconstructed with fragments from the original. From here, explore Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods. Zigzag through crooked cobblestone streets lined with quaint cafes on your way to Belém. Learn how Lisbon grew from a fishing village into a cosmopolitan city during the Age of Discoveries. Marvel at the stately Jerónimos Monastery, a national architectural treasure. Next, head riverside to visit Belém Tower’s stone fortress and the Monument to the Age of Discoveries, both perched at the mouth of the Tagus River. Sample a traditional pastel de Belém custard tart, and relax while enjoying lunch by the river. Once you’ve refueled, loop back toward city center, tracing your path along a soaring 18th-century aqueduct. Stop at the Amoreiras district to uncover a historic hidden gem, the Mãe d'Água Reservoir. Finish your tour in the Baixa neighborhood, and learn about Lisbon’s reconstruction following the devastating earthquake of 1755. Return to your hotel, or acquaint yourself with Lisbon’s nightlife from this prime locale.