Excursions in Lisbon
This tour is an absolute must for anybody passing through Lisbon. This an ideal opportunity to learn about the history of this ancient seafaring city straddling both river and ocean from the privileged viewpoint of the river cruiser Princesa de Belem as its sails up the river Tagus.
If youre passing through Lisbon, then this tour is a must. Youll be invited to learn about the history of this ancient seafaring city, straddling both river and ocean from another perspective: from the comfort of a river cruiser as its sails up the river Tagus. Youll get a different view of Portugals capital city while you spot a wide diversity of natural landscapes and historical monuments, the whole history of this ancient city parading before your eyes; the Torre de Belém, the Praça do Comércio, the old quarters of Alfama and Alcanta YouÂ´ll also get to enjoy a panoramic view of the Parque das Nações, which hosted the Expo 98 as well as the Oceanarium, in an area characterized by its modern architecture. The tour does not include the return journey to your hotel, so the excursion ends when the river cruiser docks. A different view of a fascinating city.
Spend a full day exploring the city of Évora, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, a mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Several kilometres after leaving Lisbon and crossing the Tagus River on the Vasco de Gama suspension bridge, you will be entranced by a bucolic landscape dotted with cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. You will know you have arrived at the city of Évora when you see its old city walls and dazzling whitewashed houses. Get ready to be entranced as you wander around the narrow streets of this jewel dating back over 2000 years and travel back in time as you visit the main sights: the Roman Temple of Diana, the Gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with its Chapel of Bones, and the sixteenth century University. The visit will also allow you to enjoy the full range of handicrafts the Alentejo region has to offer; you will admire the famous wares made of cork, pottery and copper. At the same time you will have the chance to sample the wide variety of products used in the preparation of the dishes of one of Portugals most renowned and richest cuisines. Well take a break where you can recharge your batteries over a lunch in a traditional Portuguese restaurant. In the afternoon, will depart towards Azeitão, where you will visit one of the oldest and most important wineries in Portugal. At the end of the visit, you will get to taste the traditional Moscatel de Setúbal. Then its time drive back to Lisbon after a memorable day.
In the morning, discover the magnificent city of Lisbon, beginning with a visit to the historic district of Belem, where the stunning Jeronimos Monastery is located. Then head to the Baixa, the citys downtown, with its principal thoroughfares such as Avenida da Liberdade and Marques de Pombal Square and, finally, to Alfama, the citys oldest quarter. brbr In the afternoon, drive north to discover Fatima, one of the most famous pilgrimage centres of the Catholic faith. Visit the Basilica and the Apparitions Chapel and enjoy some free time for personal activities before returning to Lisbon. brbr
In the morning discover the magnificent city of Lisbon, beginning with a visit to the historic district of Belem, where the stunning Jeronimos Monastery is located. Then head to the Baixa, the citys downtown, with its principal thoroughfares such as Avenida da Liberdade and Marques de Pombal Square and, finally, to Alfama, the citys oldest quarter. brbr In the afternoon, head to Sintra, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and visit the National Palace, with the admission included in the tour. Then continue along the coast and drive by Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of continental Europe, and on to Guincho, Cascais, a beautiful seaside resort, and Estoril before returning to Lisbon.
Take this full day tour and discover the north of Lisbon. We will leave the city through a landscape dotted with windmills and orchards, driving towards Óbidos, where we make our first stop. Youll be charmed by the harmonious architecture of this medieval walled town, make sure you dont leave without trying the delicious local cherry liqueur. After leaving Óbidos, our next stop will be Alcobaça. The main attraction here is the imposing church that marks the introduction of the Gothic style in Portugal where you can admire the elegant tombs of the Portuguese Romeo and Juliet, Dom Pedro and Inês de Castro. We will make a break so that you can enjoy lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. After that, our next stop will be Nazaré, a traditional fishing village where you will have plenty of time to discover the fascinating legends and traditions of this jewel of Portugals Atlantic coast. Our fourth and final stop will be Batalha, where you will be dazzled by the grandeur and delicacy of this Dominican Monastery, a late Gothic architectural masterpiece declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here lie the remains of Prince Henry the Navigator, responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents and mentor of the Portuguese maritime adventure. We will drive on to Fatima where you can visit the world-famous Catholic Shrine and even attend a mass. The tour ends with the drive back to Lisbon.
Enjoy the highlights of the sophisticated resort-town of Sintra on this luxury tour. We will leave Lisbon heading for the Quinta de Penha, a majestic and romantic palace located at one of the highest peaks of the Natural Park of the Serra de Sintra. The palace is characterized by its eclectic mixture of styles, which gives it a distinctive look. Towards the end of the morning, you will plenty of free time to stroll through the streets of the town of Sintra, delight of kings and inspiration to poets. Youll enjoy the many craft shops, tea rooms, and you shouldnt leave without trying the famous local pastries: queijadas and travesseiros. There will be plenty of time to recharge your batteries over a leisurely lunch in a unique setting with a breathtaking mountain views. After lunch we will set off for Colares, a distinguished region renowned for its table wine. Then its onwards to the Cabo da Rocha, Portugals Lands End and the westernmost point of continental Europe. Later on, we will pass by Guincho beach, popular among windsurfers, and the Boca do Inferno, enjoying the rugged coastal scenery. Our next stop will be the cosmopolitan town of Cascais, where you will enjoy magnificent views over its renowned bay. We will return to Lisbon along the Estorils coastline with its world-famous Casino and its gardens. This is definitely a day you wont forget.
Hard Rock Cafe offers Lisboa a new gastronomic experience in a city centre historical building. Since its opening in June 2003 the Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa has been building an impressive reputation as a great venue. Hard Rock Café Lisboa is located in LisbonÂ´s city centre - Avenida da Liberdade - and is the place for the amazing food, the Museum of Rock, great merchandise, lots of music and fantastic service.
Discover Lisbon in an original way by Segway! Learn all about the secrets of Alfama, the citys most historic quarter, and Saint Georges Castle on this guided tour. brbr Enjoy the most beautiful views of the city from the best vantage points and in order to keep you in the mediaeval spirit, we will offer you two drinks at Trobadores, the only mediaeval bar in Lisbon. brbr The tour includes: One Segway per person, one helmet, tour guide and roadbook.
However much you have heard about Lisbon, you can only really experience the magic and charm of this fascinating city by visiting it personally and this half-day bus tour is a great way to do so. We will start by crossing the Vasco da Gama Bridge over the Tagus river (when possible) for some breathtaking views over Lisbon and its seven hills. Then well drive back into the city, where we will spend some time exploring the quarter of Belém where you will have the opportunity to admire a series of important monuments dating back to the period of discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Well stop at the Torre de Belém (declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO), a sixteenth-century fortress and the point of departure for the caravels sailing out in search of new worlds. Nearby is the Monument to the Discoveries, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. Later, well visit the Jeronimos Monastery (another UNESCO World Heritage Site), a masterpiece in the Manueline style, and the Carriage Museum( both of these establishments are closed on Mondays, so well visit the Ajuda Palace or the Medeiros and Almeida Foundation instead). Then, following the river Tagus, we will visit the traditional quarter of Alfama, where you can sample a glass of port in a craft shop. We will return to our starting point through the heart of Lisbon, passing through the Praça do Comercio and the Praça do Rossio and then the Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon s main boulevard. Lisbon has something to offer for everybody.
We invite you to take a tour of the Estoril coast and enjoy the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. You can meet your guide in Lisbon city centre or we can pick you up directly from your hotel before heading for Sintra by bus. If you do not have much time or this is your first visit to Lisbon, this is the perfect tour to get an overview of Portugals Sunny Coast. Our first stop is the Sintra, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and resort town where you will have the opportunity to visit the National Palace of Sintra, also known as Palacio da Vila, one of the royal palaces used by the Portuguese royal family until its destitution in 1910. You will also have plenty of time to explore the numerous craft shops and to sample Sintras famous pastries; you shouldnt leave without tasting the delicate queijadas and travesseiros. We will then drive on to towards the Cabo da Rocha, Portugals own Lands End and the westernmost point of Europe. Travelling along this rugged coastline we will pass the spellbinding Praia do Guincho before arriving at the elegant resort town of Caiscais; its highlights are the breathtaking Boca do Inferno cliffs and the magnificent panorama of the bay of Cascais. During the return trip to Lisbon, we will pass through Estoril, with its world-famous gardens and Casino. So just sit back, relax and enjoy this unforgettable afternoon tour and discover the Sunny Coast and its beautiful beaches.
While youre in Lisbon you shouldnt miss the opportunity to visit Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world and discover the places where the Virgin supposedly appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. You can meet your guide in Lisbon city centre or we can pick you up directly your hotel before heading for Fatima by bus. Our first stop will take be at the sanctuary where you can visit the tombs of Lucia de Jesus, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto, (known as "the three children") who claimed to have witnessed several apparitions of the Virgin in 917 in a pasture known as Cova da Iria. It is told that in one of those apparitions she told the children to build a chapel in that very place, which is now at the centre of the shrine where an image of the Virgin can be seen. You will have plenty of time to explore the town and also get the chance to attend a Mass at the Shrine. During the visit, you should not miss the Chapel, the Monument to the Immaculate Heart of Jesus, the Lausperene Chapel, the Basilica and Monuments tothe Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Then we will have the opportunity to visit Aljustrel, the birthplace of Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia, making a stop at Valinhos, where Our Lady of Fatima appeared for the fourth time in the same year. We will return to Lisbon in the late afternoon.
Listen to Lisbon sing with this atmospheric night-time excursion that will open a window on the Portuguese soul as well as take you to the main sights. We begin with a panoramic tour of Belem, where you will see the magnificent Tower of Belem before heading to central Lisbon to drive through emblematic spots such as Comercio, Rossio and Pombal squares, and the Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbons most elegant boulevard. Well cap the evening off with a traditional dinner accompanied by fado singers. This music genre, with its nostalgic and melancholy songs, is considered to be the ultimate expression of the spirit of Portugal. This guided tour starts at 8pm, with pick-up at either Eduardo VII park or your hotel.
Fado in Chiado is a live fado show, a great way to learn about the grass roots culture of this fascinating city. The Chiado, known as the Montmartre of Lisbon, is an elegant and bohemian neighbourhood located between the quarters of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina, centred around the Praça do Chiado and the main arteries of Largo do Carmo where you can see the ruins of the church of the same name , and the Rua Garret,. It was completely rebuilt after a massive fire in 1988. The area occupies a special space in Portuguese culture and is one of the most important and traditional areas of old Lisbon. The Theatro is the heart of this soulful neighbourhood, a place where, every day for an hour, you can hear and feel the sound of the soul of a people through live singing and guitar music, while you contemplate images of the past of this fascinating city. The sober staging and eager voices of young Fado singers and performers of the Portuguese guitar make this an ideal venue to enjoy this soulful music. It is said that the Fado is the place where the Portuguese national traits of saudade (longing), pride, hope and resignation come together in a musical style of which Amália Rodrigues was perhaps the most important figure. For these unique features, Fado has now been listed by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO). Discover Fado in Chiado and touch the soul of Lisbon.
Go Car is an entirely new and funny way to explore the city. The funky yellow convertibles talk to you and take you on a city tour you will never forget. The Go Car will crack out jokes, teach you Portuguese words and even describe Lisbon as you drive. The tour has the duration of 1 hour and will explore the ancient quarters of Lisbon such as Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado. You need to be more than 18 years old and have a driving licence. A caution of 100 euros will also be required.
Cross the bridge over the Tagus and have a superb view of Lisbon. Visit the old Castle of Sesimbra and admire the beautiful scenary of this fishing town. Azeitão - a visit to a famous wine cellar to sample the local wines. Visit a handicraft centre to admire its "Azulejos" (hand-made glazed tiles). You will also visit Arrábida Mountain - a unique nature reserve giving a breathtaking panoramique view over Setúbal and Tróia. Stop at Pousada do Castelo in Palmela. Return to Lisbon by Vasco da Gama bridge.
Like Rome, Lisbon is said to be built on seven hills, making for a natural amphitheatre overlooking the River Tagus, the city's gateway to the world and its main artery. Every stone here seems to have a story to tell and you'll be entranced by the sophisticated shopping boulevards and buzzing squares.