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Introduction to Lisbon

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"Good overview of Lisbon" layne ostrochovsky
Introduction to Lisbon
Introduction to Lisbon
Introduction to Lisbon
Introduction to Lisbon


  • Explore Lisbon’s fascinating and diverse culture and history
  • Marvel at the city’s charming and scenic landscape
  • Take a visit to local handicraft shops for one-of-a-kind souvenirs
  • Sample authentic Portuguese wine at a Port Wine tasting
  • Guided visits and commentary by a knowledgable local guide


Explore the culture and history of Lisbon as you retrace Vasco de Gama’s famous voyage to India. Take a trip to Belem where you will have the opportunity to witness the city’s historical monuments that mark the fascinating achievements of the Portuguese people, including Mosteiro Dos Jeronimos.

Marvel at some of Lisbon’s most charming and beautiful squares and famous statues, including a tribute to Dom Pedro IV.

Visit Alfama--Lisbon’s oldest district--and explore one of the many local handcraft stores. Pause for a moment to go souvenir-shopping and taste some authentic Portuguese wine.

Admire Lisbon’s scenic riverside by coach as the city’s historical and architectural treasures pass by. Enjoy live commentary and soak up the city’s famous sights before being taken back to your departure point.


The tour departs from the Marques de Pombal for a guided tour of Lisbon accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Drive down the Avenida de Liberdade or the Liberty Avenue to Rossio, one of the most beautiful squares in Lisbon. Marvel at the statue of Dom Pedro IV, located in the middle of the square. The four female figures at the foot represent Justice, Wisdom, Strength and Moderation.

Visit the oldest district in Lisbon, Alfama. This charming district has a typical Arabian medina-like feel to it. You can stop at one of the local handicrafts stores for some souvenir hunting or try some authentic Portuguese wine while you are there!

Drive along the river-side to admire the Black Horse Square, here you will get to see the statue of King Jose I. Crossing the bridge and over the Tagus River you continue to Belem, a treasure trove for history and architecture. This is the place from where the great voyager Vasco da Gama set sail in 1497 to discover the sea route to India. Visit the Jeronimos Monastery which was constructed to celebrate the triumph of Vasco da Gama. Its fascinating architecture attracts tourists from all around the world.

Close by stands the Torres de Belem or the Tower of Belem, a UNESCO world heritage site, which symbolised the ‘Age of Discoveries’. It was built by Manuel I to protect the entrance to the harbour of Lisbon.

Visit the Museu Nacional dos Coches or the National Coach Museum which has one of the world’s largest collection of 17th to 19th century coaches. The most impressive are the three triumphal vehicles sent to Pope Clement.

From architectural marvels to the interesting historical background, your tour of Lisbon will be memorable and enchanting.

At the end your tour concludes at the original point of departure.

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  • Good overview of Lisbon

    A well-spent 3.5 hours getting around Lisbon with a very knowledgeable guide. A little confusing, as the booking company and tour company do not have the same name, so just go to...

    Layne Ostrochovsky
  • Nice way to get to know Lisbon highlights.

    We got to our tour 15 minutes late due to the fact our hotel forgot about our wake up call. The people at the tour kiosk were very helpful and had a minivan j bring us...

    William H Obrien III
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



4 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am) or 1430h (02:30pm)
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from the Marques de Pombal.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour concludes at the original point of departure

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  • Guided visits
  • Entrance fee
  • Port Wine Tasting
  • Transportation by bus

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
The Jeronimos Monastery & Coach Museum are closed on Mondays, this will be replaced with a visit to either the Palacio da Ajuda.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher contains the local activity operators contact details. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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