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Ginjinha (Sour cherry liquor) – What started as a “grand parent” wonder cure for all kinds of maladies and illnesses, became the favorite drink for the people in Lisbon. You should not miss this stop, in Largo de São Domingos. Tip: don’t forget to ask your drink with the ginjas.
Belém (Belém Tower and Monastery Unesco Sites) – Go back in time to the Age of Discoveries, and visit the site from where the Portuguese adventurers sailed into the unknown world, risking their lives in fragile wooden vessels, in search for fame and glory.
Custard Tart (Pastéis de Nata) – In the early 1800s, most of the religious orders were extinct. Good for us, because one of the recipes of the time, from the Monastery nearby, was bought by a businessman and the Pastelaria de Belém opened in 1837. Don’t forget to sprinke your tarts with cinnamon and powder sugar.
Enjoy the beautiful views from one of the many viewpoints – In Lisbon, being the city of the Seven Hills, there is no shortage of places with excellent views over the city. Not to miss: Graça, Nossa Senhora do Monte, São Pedro de Alcântara and Santa Catarina.
Sintra village (45 mins drive or by train from Lisbon) – If there is one place to go outside of Lisbon, this is it. So close to the main urban area of Portugal, but at the same time something completely different. Two places not to miss: Palacio da Pena (picture below) and the Quinta da Regaleira.
Fátima (1.30h drive from Lisbon) – Experience life as a pilgrim while visiting the Sanctuary of Fatima, one of the most important Christian Pilgrimage sites in the world with approximately 5 million visitors each year. Do not miss the Chapel of Apparitions.
Tram 28 – Take a ride on the famous old yellow tram. This is the way to visit most of Lisbon in a fun way. Tip: if you want to get the best out of it (and be able to sit and not stand) take a taxi do Cemitério dos Prazeres in Campo de Ourique where the route starts.
We can divide the tours in two types, regarding their duration: short (up to 4 or 5 hours long) or long (up to 8 or 9 hours). Our walking tours are made for groups of up to 9 people, with the meeting point in the city center. Our day tours are made in comfortable 9 seat vans, with the pick up at the arrival pier, the guide will be holding a sign with your name.
If the cruise arrives in the morning and departs in the early afternoon, you can book a walking tour in the city center or a half day private tour in a 8 seat vehicle. In these tours it would be more of sightseeing with small stops along the way to see the main sites and attractions of the city of Lisbon or the surrounding areas.
If the cruise ship departs late in the afternoon, there is the possibility to do some longer tours, combining some destinations like Sintra (including a visit to the famous Palacio da Pena), Fatima or the Arrabida Wine Region, together with a tour of Lisbon and Belém before finishing at the pier.
Being private tours, it’s always possible to adapt and customize the route and schedules, according to your time of arrival and of departure. Add one stop that is not in the description, or take one stop because there isn’t enough time. Feel free to make any requests upon your booking.
Total Lisbon Experience – 4 hour Experience Walk
Visit the authentic and off the beaten track Lisbon, full of historic highlights, culinary delights and local interaction, while exploring the vibrant Mouraria, Carmo, Chiado and Cais do Sodré areas. Included: several tastings, river ferry crossing, sea food rice for lunch.
Belém and Sintra with Jerónimos Monastery and Pena Palace
If you want to visit two of the best monuments you can see in Portugal, this is the tour to take. In the morning we visit the romantic Pena Palace and Park, and after a quick stop for lunch in Sintra old town we go to Belém and visit the wonderful Monastery of Jerónimos, before returning to the pier.
Lisbon and Fatima Pilgrimage Town
Combine two of the highlights of Portugal. Start the day feeling like a pilgrim in the Sanctuary of Fátima before returning to Lisbon, making a sightseeing tour of the main sites, before leaving the van behind for a walking tour in the city center with some food and wine tastings.
Total Lisbon Tour
If you only want to stay in Lisbon, this tour takes you from the West (Belém) to the East (Parque das Nações), getting a full perspective of the city, including going across the river, on the 25th April Bridge, to visit the statue of the Christ King. Includes tickets to the Monastery of Jerónimos and the traditional Pastel de Belém.
Lisbon and Arrabida Wine Tour
If you want to go more off the beaten track, visit a local family owned winery with some wine tasting with the extra of being in one of the best natural parks of Portugal, the Arrabida Mountains, with it’s stunning views, this is the best option. After lunch, we return to Lisbon where we do a short walking tour in the city center before returning back to the cruise.