Private tour

Lisbon Golden Age – Cosmopolitan and Global

Private tour

Lisbon Golden Age – Cosmopolitan and Global

From US$ 246.30 per group up to 2

Lisboa Golden Age: Discover the cosmopolitan city of knowledge and innovation, which has opened up the world to globalization. Come with us and discover the Golden Age of Lisbon!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off are included in central Lisbon - for Lisbon central hotels or Lisbon cruise terminal.
Private group


  • Learn about the Golden Age of Lisbon
  • Get to know Lisbon with a historical perspective
  • Tour the city comfortably
  • “Pastel de Belém” tasting, the sweetest gastronomic wonder
Full description
On this half-day private tour, we will take you to discover the city that brought “worlds to the world”. The first stop will be at the Santa Luzia viewpoint, where we will appreciate the vastness of the Tagus River, framed by the red roofs of the medieval city and the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. We will continue to Santiago’s Church, where we will unveil a five hundred years old case of espionage, which resulted in one of the most important historical moments, during the Modern Period. We will visit the St George’s Castle Citadel, situated on the hill where the city was born and where the first steps to Lisbon became a world power has been taken. Then we will go through Alfama, to understand the evolution of Lisbon during the Golden Age and to discover the presence of the 16th century architecture in the city buildings. We will continue toward Terreiro do Paço, considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world. It is possible to imagine the exotic products arriving at the port of Lisbon, and the exuberant Royal Palace built during the Golden Age period. At the same time, we will be able to understand how the foundation of medieval obscurantism was being destroyed in the cosmopolitan city of Lisbon, giving way to Modern Age. Then we will discover Bairro Alto, where we will be able to feel the atmosphere created by the sailors and boat builders during maritime expansion period. We will also see the statue of the intellectual who challenged 17th century society and tell the story of his fight for against slavery. Inspired by him and by the Humanist movement, Portugal’s first decree condemning slavery was published in 1761. We will move toward Madragoa, the first neighbourhood in Europe to be inhabited entirely by African people, who practised their beliefs and traditions in Lisbon, creating a memory of integration and miscegenation. Discover the charming chapel of S. Jerónimo and the monumental Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon’s ex-libris. Enjoy the “Manuelino”, the original 16th century Portuguese architectural style, totally inspired by the sea voyages and the mysticism of the Fifth Empire. In Belém we will offer you the most famous and sweetest gastronomic wonder, the “Pastel de Belém”. The tour will end next to the Tagus River, where you will have time to appreciate the medieval Belém Tower, a symbol of the city of Lisbon and the Portuguese nationality, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries, which celebrates Lisbon’s Golden Age. Itinerary: Pickup; Santa Luzia belvedere; Santiago’s Church; St George’s Castle Citadel; Alfama; Bicos House; Terreiro do Paço; Baixa; Bairro Alto; Madragoa; St Jerónimo’s Chapel; Jerónimos’ Monastery; “Pastéis de Belém” tasting; Belém Tower; Monument to the Discoveries; Drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Tourist vehicle
  • Water
  • Pastéis de Belém" tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Lisbon central hotels or Lisbon cruise terminal.
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • The baggage is limited to one standard suitcase per person.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seats for children are available on request if advised at the time of booking
  • Luggage is limited to one standard suitcase and a small carry-on bag per person
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Very punctual Took proper safety precautions re: covid19 Daniel was very pleasant and informative . The ride was very comfortable . They picked us up from our Airbnb location.

November 3, 2021

Product ID: 127769