9h (Full day)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays
We start the tour descending the Avenue of Liberdade and heading for the center of the old city. We will stop at two impressive locations: the Sé Lisbon Cathedral, the oldest church in Lisbon, and the sightseeing lookout of Graça, for the best view over the city and the river Tejo. Afterwards we will pass by the Monastery of S. Vicente, Alfama the birth place of Fado Music, the National Pantheon and the Comércio Square, before taking the road heading towards Belém, one of Lisbon’s most monumental and historical areas.
It was from Belém that most of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery, so we will take you on a journey of discovery through the Monastery of Jerónimos, the Belém Tower and the Discoveries Monument, without forgetting the delicious and world famous traditional pastries: the “Pastéis de Belem”. Heading back to the city center, we pass the Basílica of Estrela, the Parliament and the Bairro Alto and Chiado districts, before parking in the Baixa (Downtown) district, where we’ll make a short walk through Lisbon’t most beautiful squares (Rossio, Figueira and Restauradores) stopping for a taste of green wine with a codfish cake and finishing with a glass of delicious Port Wine.
After 1 hour of free time in the city center, time to meet again and head to Sintra. Sintra leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. Its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle and UNESCO World Heritage site city center are like a page from a fairy tale. On this tour you will have free time to explore the old Sintra town, with its imposing National Palace (ticket not included), with time to try the famous “Travesseiros” (pastry with almond cream) or simply walk through the town.
We will then drive through the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park for exciting views and palaces,heading to the top of the mountain to visit the Pena Palace. When we arrive at the entrance, you will have free time to explore the Pena Park and the Pena Palace, before meeting your guide and return back to Lisbon.
Languages available: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Includes: Guide, Pastel de Belém (the world famous custard tart); Codfish Cake and Vinho Verde; Port Wine and cheese tastings; Entrance fee to Pena Palace and Park.
Lunch; guided tour inside Pena Palace and Park; personal expenses.
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