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Lisbon: Fully Guided Castle, Cathedral, and Belém Tour

Product ID: 383902
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Spend the day soaking up the sights and sounds of Lisbon during this full-day, fully guided tour. Be taken to the city’s top sights, with all tickets included. With train and boat trips included, this is the ultimate way to take in Portugal's capital.
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Duration: 7.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of São Jorge Castle
  • Explore the Jerónimos Monastery
  • Skip the line to enter the Sé Cathedral, complete with a VIP Bell Tower climb
  • Travel to Belém by train for a quick and easy journey
Full description
Your day begins at São Jorge Castle, at which point you are the first guests of the day to enter. After coming to grips with the historic roots of the city, wind your way up the castle walls and witness breathtaking views over the city’s hilltops - the perfect introduction to the scenic day that lies ahead. Lisbon has a variety of viewpoints covering the city, but the panorama from the Santa Luzia viewpoint (Miradouro Santa Luzia) is one of its best. Soak up the scenery before delving further into the city’s history at the Sé Cathedral. Take in its imposing exterior, before skipping the line inside where you can climb up to the Cathedral’s Bell Tower, admiring the ancient bronze bells accompanied by spectacular views of the Tagus River below.
 

By this stage the city's impressive tile-work is bound to have sparked your curiosity. Travel inside an authentic tile workshop, seeing exactly how these tiles are handcrafted by artisan makers. Following that, take a guided tour of the Downtown Baixa area throughout which your guide points out some of the more unique tile-works throughout Lisbon’s most recognizable areas. These range from Rossio Square to the Old Port, with a stop at the Santa Justa Lift included. As lunch time approaches, your guide is happy to provide you with plenty of recommendations on where to eat.

Following lunch, travel by train to save time by avoiding the traffic to arrive to Belém in a matter of minutes. Belém is the very place where the Age of Explorations began in Portugal during the 16th century, and there’s no building more immersed in this history than the Jerónimos Monastery. Following the monastery, unravel the significance behind Belém’s key monuments including the Monument to the Discoveries and Belém Tower, as your guide fills you in on key details most visitors tend to miss.

Finally, conclude your day by taking in the sights from the water. Journey back to the city center on a guided river cruise, passing the April 25th bridge, the MAAT Museum, and the Christ Statue along the way. Whilst onboard, be treated to a mouthwatering pastel de nata, direct from the region it was created in.
Includes
  • Guided tour in English only
  • All tickets for sites visited
  • Skip-the-line tickets and guided tour of São Jorge Castle
  • Special entry tickets to the cloister at UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jerónimos Monastery
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Sé Cathedral with a VIP Bell Tower climb included
  • Scenic river cruise (with reserved seats) on the Tagus
  • Train tickets to Belém
  • Belém "Age of Explorations" walking tour with insights from a well-versed guide
  • Azulejo tile workshop visit with special keepsake (weekday visit only)
  • Spectacular views from one of the city’s top viewpoints, Miradouro Santa Luzia
  • Guided walking tour of the downtown Baixa area
  • Complimentary pastel de nata, a traditional Portuguese custard tart
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (appreciated but never obligatory)
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
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Please note that the tour does not visit the tile workshop on Sundays
• Please note that while you will always visit the interior of the Se Cathedral, you may occasionally not be able to climb the Cathedral Bell tower on Sundays
• You will travel by boat on this tour, if you suffer from some kind of seasickness please take the proper precautions
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Product ID: 383902