LISBON, SINTRA AND BEYOND
LISBON, SINTRA AND BEYOND
Have you ever thought about visiting Lisbon, the capital of Portugal? Are you looking for an English speaking tour guide to escort you during your tour? Look no further.
I’ve been holidaying and guiding in Lisbon and Portugal for 12 years therefore, I have exceptional knowledge of Lisbon along with the history, heritage and culture of Portugal. I’m available throughout the year for one day tours of Lisbon along with extended tours of Greater Lisbon and beyond.
Seven full days touring magical Lisbon, picturesque Sintra, historic Óbidos and fairy-tale palaces.
Meet at Lisboa Story Centre on Praça do Comércio at 10:00am. The morning begins with a tour of the Lisboa Story, an interactive history of Portugal’s capital city. Afterwards a visit to the iconic Arco da Rua Augusta gives you a 360° panoramic view of the city.
Following lunch, you’ll board the famous Tram 28 for a panoramic journey through the historic districts of the Bairro Alto, Mouraria and Alfama – all areas that will become familiar to you during your time in Lisbon.
Meet at Rossio Railway Station at 10:00am. Morning panoramic walk of the historic Bairro Alto, Mouraria and Alfama districts of Lisbon with Igor, a local tour guide for the morning, who’ll share with you ‘his Lisbon’.
Following lunch there are visits to the Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora (Church and Monastery of São Vicente de Fora) and Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon).
Meet at Rossio Railway Station at 9:30am. Travel by train to visit the picturesque town of Sintra. The town is situated in the Parques de Sintra and classified as a Cultural Landscape by UNESCO. A short bus ride will take you to the fairy-tale Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace) and parkland. The palace was created in the 19th century by King Ferdinand II from the ruins of the Royal Monastery of Our Lady of Pena.
Meet at Praça do Comércio at 9:00am. Travel by tram to historic Belém from where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery. At Belém you’ll visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery) followed by a walking tour around the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) and Torre de Belém (Belém Tower).
No visit to Belém is complete without a visit to the delightful Pastéis de Belém, home to Portugal’s delicious egg custard tarts.
Following lunch, your afternoon can be spent exploring Belém further or join me for a visit to either the Palácio da Ajuda (Ajuda Palace) or the Museu Nacional dos Coches (National Coach Museum).
Free day at your own leisure. Your Lisboa Card can be used for many of the city’s visitor attractions including museums and galleries. The card can also be used to travel to the coastal towns of Estoril and Cascais by train.
Meet at Rossio Railway Station at 9:30am. Travel by train to Queluz where you’ll visit the 18th century Palácio de Queluz (Queluz Palace) and parkland. The palace was one of the last Rococo palaces to be built in Europe and was a residence of Queen Maria I – ‘Maria the Pious’ or ‘Maria the Mad’.
Meet at Rossio Railway Station at 9:00am. Travel by bus to the historic walled town of Óbidos. During your visit there is plenty time to walk the town’s walls, browse the pretty shops selling unique local crafts and enjoy local cuisine in the charming coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
The maximum participants per tour will be limited to six. The cost is per person for seven days.
1 Person = £2125.00
2 People = £1150.00 per person
3-4 People = £925.00 per person
5-6 People = £725.00 per person
Your flights or transport to and from Lisbon, airport transfers, accommodation in Lisbon, travel to Praça do Comércio (Day ONE), meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included.
Your tour guide, public transport costs* and entrance costs to all visitor attractions are included.
* Lisboa Card (Days One to Six) and Viva Viagem Card (Day Seven).
- The Lisboa Card will be given to each tour participant on Days ONE and FOUR.
- The Viva Viagem will be given to each tour participant on the evening of Day SIX for use on Day SEVEN.
Each tour participant is responsible for their own Lisboa Card or Viva Viagem for the duration of their tour. If lost, the tour participant is responsible for replacing their own Lisboa Card or Viva Viagem.
Prices are valid from 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022.
Private, personally designed tours are also available, please contact me for further details.