1. Lisbon: Ribeira Walking Tour and Boat Trip to Belém
Explore the colorful capital of Portugal, Lisbon, on a walking tour along the banks of the Tagus River. Discover the Ribeira and Cais do Sodré neighborhoods on foot before hopping on a cruise to Belém. Take in the city from both the water and the streets on this history tour. Begin by touring the old docks, squares, and streets of the Ribeira and Cais do Sodré neighborhoods. Meet your guide in the garden of Dom Luis I and head to one of the busiest and most trendy spots in the city, Mercado da Ribeira – now internationally known as Time out Market – and Rua Rosa, the most colorful street of the city. En route, discover the unique Pombaline riverside architecture and the old shipyards and arsenal of the Portuguese Navy, where the Age of Discovery was born. Next, embark on a unique experience, a seven-kilometer sailing journey along the Tagus River. See Lisbon's most important monuments from the water, including the Cristo Rei and April 25 Bridge. Arrive in Belém and marvel at two UNESCO World Heritage monuments from your cruise:, the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries. Disembark in the Museum area where the MAAT, Carriage Museum, Electricity Museum and Quake (Lisbon Earthquake Interactive Museum) are all located. Walk on to enjoy the views of the National Palace of Ajuda and the Palace of Belém, the Alfonso Albuquerque Square, and the seaside 'Rua Vieira Portuense', to reach the imposing Jerónimos Monastery to visit its wonderful church. End your tour with with a sweet moment at the country's most famous pastry shop, Pastéis de Belém.