Classic Lisbon Half Day Tour

special offer banner Classic Lisbon Half Day Tour (Monuments of the Portuguese Discoveries, Belem Tower)
Price: $75.00   Sale Price: $55.00   Save: $20.00
Children (Ages 4 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromA taxi or shuttle (not included, approximately 10 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedAn aperitif of Port wine is included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing, and comfortable, sensible, closed-toe walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or on an incline. Many areas visited on the tour are not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

Classic Lisbon Half Day Tour

Discover this magnificent city through its history and traditions as you visit the Monuments of the Portuguese Discoveries, drive through the most historic parts of the city, and visit the city museum.

You will first travel to the Belem, quarter where you will find many beautiful monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. A brief photo stop will be made outside the Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which marks the point of departure of some of the Portuguese maritime explorations. You will also see the nearby Monument to the Discoveries (Padrao dos Descobrimentos), built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the 'death' of Prince Henry the Navigator.

Next, you will visit the Church of S. Jerome Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of the Manueline style of architecture. You will then visit the Coach Museum (Museu dos Coches), housed in the old Horse Riding Arena of the former Royal Palace, now the official residence of the President of Portugal. It is home to one of the most important collections of old carriages in the world.

Following the river, you will drive to the Alfama, an old and traditional district, where you will have the opportunity to walk on its narrow cobblestone streets, and visit a handicraft shop. There you'll have the opportunity to taste an aperitif of Port wine.

A drive through the downtown (Baixa) area will allow you to admire the most important squares of Lisbon, such as the monumental Trade Square (Praca do Comercio ), Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon, and the symbolic Restauradores Square.

You will then be driven along the Liberdade Avenue, the boulevard of Lisbon, and finish at Pombal Square with the statue of the statesman from the 18th century.

Please Note: On Mondays, the S. Jerome Monastery and the Coach Museum are closed, and will be replaced with a visit to the Ajuda National Palace or the museum Medeiros e Almeida. This tour ends at the Alfama quarter which is 10 minutes from the cruise ship pier for guests who would like to further explore the old town.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A taxi or shuttle (not included, approximately 10 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
An aperitif of Port wine is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, and comfortable, sensible, closed-toe walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or on an incline. Many areas visited on the tour are not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Lisbon 1/2 day
August 06, 2018
This was an excellent tour. Rosa the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and fun. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. She took us to numerous places in the city but the coach museum was the highlight for us. We liked this tour so much better than the ship tours. There were only 6 of us in the tour group instead of the ship's 30+. One thing that someone has to consider is you have to find your way from the ship to the tour starting point. My wife and I enjoyed the adventurer.
Reviewer: Tod ONEY
5 Stars
BETTER THAN EXPECTED
May 21, 2018
WE LOVED IT ! GREAT TOUR WITH ADDED FEATURES AND AN EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE. KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY NICE. WE WOULD DO THAT AGAIN , HIGHLY RECOMMEND. EASY TO GET TO AND JUST AS THE DIRECTIONS SAID
Reviewer: SHIRLEY A HERRMANN
5 Stars
Lisbon was a great port
November 09, 2016
Unable to join tour...my husband was not up to walking and touring
Reviewer: spkoren
4 Stars
An Amazing Experience
June 05, 2013
Unfortunately, the tour group, while small, included both English-speaking and Portuguese-speaking members, so guide gave commentary in both. This was not only distracting, but sometimes we missed items because he spoke in Portuguese first, then English, and the bus was often past the viewed object. Otherwise, this was a terrific tour that went places the larger, ship-sponsored tours could not. And the guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Reviewer: Fritz the Hun
4 Stars