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  1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon
  3. Belem

Lisbon: Belém and the Age of Discoveries Private Tour

Product ID: 49968
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Explore one of Lisbon’s most historic areas, and learn about the Portuguese Empire and its Age of Discoveries on a 3-hour walking tour of Belém. Visit the extraordinary Jerónimos Monastery, learn about the defenses of the Tower of Belém, and more.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel, if located in central Lisbon
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about Portugal's great "Age of Discoveries" in Belém
  • Go to the Tower of Belém, built on an outcrop in the Tagus River
  • Taste the famous Pasteis de Belém, considered one of the world's best custard tarts
  • Admire Jerónimos Monastery, one of Portugal's finest buildings
  • See the Monument to the Discoveries, built in honor of Henry the Navigator
Full description
Discover the history of one of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods on a private walking tour of Belém, site of the ship departures during Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries” and empire building.

Following a pick-up from your hotel, take the tram along the banks of the Tagus River. On arrival in Belém, learn about the Portuguese Empire, once the largest and most influential in the world. Visit the monument to the soldiers of Portugal’s Colonial War. Next, go to the Torre de Belém, built on a rocky outcrop as a defense system for the Tagus Estuary. Symbol of Lisbon, the tower is a masterpiece of 16th-century Manueline style.

Go to the Monument to the Discoveries, erected in 1960 on the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator, regarded as the main initiator of the “Age of Discoveries.” Take a stroll through the gardens of the Cultural Center of Belém. Then, discover one of Portugal's most acclaimed buildings; the Jerónimos Monastery, a stunning Late Gothic Manueline style monument that took 100 years to complete.

End your tour by tasting one of the famous Pasteis de Belém, a Portuguese custard tart that is considered by many to be the best in the world.
  • Guide
  • Visit to the Jerónimos Monastery
What’s Not Included
  • Tram ticket (EUR 6 per person - 24 hours)
  • Cloister of Jerónimos Monastery (if applicable)
  • Food and drinks: Pasteis de Belém (Custard Tart)

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Meeting point

Meet on Rossio Square (Praça D. Pedro IV), Lisbon)

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From £185.54 Per group up to 20

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Certified Tourist Guide Lisbon

Product ID: 49968