1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. Castle of Sao Jorge

Lisbon: Castle and Cathedral Tour with Tile Workshop

Product ID: 383897
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See the best of Lisbon on a fully guided Downtown tour of the city with a local expert. Enjoy early-bird entrance to São Jorge Castle, VIP access to Sé Cathedral and take an authentic Azulejo tile workshop.
About this activity
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Skip the line through express security check
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines and enjoy priviliged access to Lisbon's most iconic landmarks
  • Be the first of the day to enter Lisbon’s São Jorge Castle
  • Climb the Sé Cathedral Bell Tower
  • Take in two of the best viewpoints of the city for beautiful panoramas
  • See Lisbon’s unique artwork come to life at an Azulejo tile workshop
Full description
Discover Lisbon’s birthplace on this fully guided, half-day tour of the city’s most iconic sights. Beginning at the São Jorge Castle, you’ll be one of the first of the day to enter this historic landmark. Inside, ascend the castle walls and prepare for one of the best possible views of the city. Towering above the landscape you’ll spot your next destination: Sé Cathedral. Skip the long lines at the Cathedral to admire the relics of St Vincent, along with the tombs of notable Portuguese figures including King Alfonso IV. You’ll also go beyond the ordinary visitor’s experience with special VIP access to climb the Cathedral’s historic Bell Tower.

In Lisbon, majestic patterns laid upon handcrafted tiles are everywhere, from bus stations to cathedrals. Learn about their history on a visit to an authentic Azulejo tile workshop and see how these markers of the city come to life in the hands of master painters. Once you reach one of the city’s best lookout spots - the Santa Luzia viewpoint (Miradouro Santa Luzia) - you’ll be able to fully appreciate how each unique design forms a larger masterwork of decoration.

After a taste of Lisbon’s history, there’s no better way to end your tour than with a beautifully guided stroll around the city streets. Take the downhill route so you can discover Lisbon’s Downtown area at a relaxed pace. From Rossio Square to the Old Port, get a unique snapshot into everyday life in Portugal’s vibrant capital.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Tile workshop
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This tour meets in front of Café São Jorge, R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo 26, 1100-244 Lisboa. The cafe is located within the walls of São Jorge Castle, in front of the castle ticket office.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• The tile workshop will not be visited on Sundays
• You may not be able to climb the Cathedral bell tower on Sundays due to liturgical events
• This is a downhill walking tour, while the walk is not strenuous the ground can often be uneven
• Respectful clothing is required — both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees
• Bag searches may take place in the cathedral and castle
• This tour takes place rain or shine

From £40.97 per person

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Product ID: 383897