Pastéis de Belém

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Pastéis de Belém: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon: Guided Walking, E-Biking, Tram, and Boat Tour

1. Lisbon: Guided Walking, E-Biking, Tram, and Boat Tour

Explore Lisbon on a guided walking tour through areas like Downtown Lisbon and the Alfama District. Ride a yellow tram to Bairro Alto and peddle with an e-bike along the Tagus River. Try a traditional pastry and see the Belém tower. Meet your guide in Rossio Square and immerse yourself in Lisbon's history on a guided walking tour. Stroll to Restauradores Square to climb aboard the Elevador da Glória, a famous yellow tram that will take you to Bairro Alto where you can admire city views at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Walk to the oldest Jesuit church in the city, Church of St. Roque. See ruins of the Carmo Convent which was destroyed during the earthquake of 1755. Make your way to Downtown Lisbon, the historic and commercial center of the city. Head to the Alfama District and get lost in the architecture and history of the Cathedral of Lisbon. Follow your guide to Praça do Comércio square which opens to the south to the immense estuary of the Tagus River where Kings and Heads of State used to disembark on state visits. Hop aboard a well-maintained e-bike and begin your ride on flat paths along the Tagus River. See the iconic April 25th bridge and the modern architecture of the MAAT Museum. Upon arriving in Belém, immerse yourself in the 16th-century Manueline-style artwork of the Jerónimos Monastery. Taste a traditional pastel de belém (Portuguese custard tart) at the shop "Pastéis de Belém" which was founded in 1837. Follow your guide to the Padrão dos descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to the most important Portuguese navigators. View the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belem Tower, which defended the city from maritime attacks in the 16th century. Finish your tour with a dreamy boat ride along the Tagus river. Relax as you take in the city from the water until you reach Praça do Comércio and end your tour.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

2. Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

Cruise Lisbon by tuk tuk and effortlessly see many of the city's best sites in a short amount of time. Your expert guide will take you to the best views, photo opportunities and most interesting places. Stops include the Lisbon Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church, the Castle neighborhood, Saint Vincent Monastery and many more.  Feel the pulse of the romantic city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. You'll enjoy the wonderful view from the Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint and visit the fabulous Estrela Basilica, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Lisbon. Get to know the narrow streets of Bairro Alto, where the night is full of charm and excitement as countless bars and restaurants bustle with patrons. Then, ride on to Jeronimos Monastery and visit its church. Get acquainted with the Belem Tower, where the Portuguese caravels set sail to Brazil in 1500. Finally, take some time to enjoy the monument dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries and savor one (or more) famous custard tarts, Pasteis de Belem. 

Lisbon: Full-Day Private 6-Hour Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Lisbon: Full-Day Private 6-Hour Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore the best of Lisbon on this private 6-hour electric tuk-tuk tour with a break for lunch. Lisbon is one of the oldest capital cities in Europe, full of history, culture, and nice food, with its location next to the Tagus that seduces everyone. On this private tour you will have the opportunity to feel the true soul of Lisbon, visiting the most typical neighbourhoods of Alfama, Graça, and Mouraria as well as the more contemporary and trendy districts like Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Príncipe Real. You will have the opportunity to take a break next to the best viewpoints and contemplate overwhelming views over the city. You will also learn about the Portuguese Age of Discoveries in the historical Belém district. Try the famous and delicious Pastéis de Belém. Skip the line at the overcrowded shop and will be delighted with the original custard tarts. Each tuk-tuk takes up to 6 people and accesses narrow streets that larger vehicles cannot reach.

Lisbon: City Sights Bike Tour with a Local Sweet & Liqueur

4. Lisbon: City Sights Bike Tour with a Local Sweet & Liqueur

Enjoy the highlights in Lisbon on a private bike tour. Travel through Belém to see the Tower of Belém and stop at a unique urban art laboratory. Eat a traditional sweet and sip on a ginja liqueur. Meet at the bike shop and get fitted with a helmet and bike. Peddle to the elegant main square of Praça do Comércio. See the place where kings used to be received from the Tagus river at the 'Cais das Colunas' columns. Travel along the river to vibrant the neighborhood of Belem. Pass Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the modern Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology. Admire how its smooth curved lines simulates the waves of the sea. Go into the UNESCO World Heritage site Jerónimos Monastery. Marvel at the water fortification at the Tower of Belém, which is built in the ‘Manuelino’ style. Taste a 'pastel de nata' (custard egg tart), from the oldest cafeteria in Belém, and discover the secret history of this recipe. Peruse the art at an old newspaper factory which was converted into an art and design laboratory. Finish at the Mercado da Ribeira market where you can try a glass of Ginja, a traditional Portuguese liqueur.

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What people are saying about Pastéis de Belém

A great experience! Gil was full of facts, history and stories about the area. We really enjoyed our time with him. He especially went out of his way to show us some street art when he found out how much this interested us. We never felt rushed and it felt more tailed to our style of travelling. Thank you Gil!

Our gal guide was wonderful. We saw so much of old town Lisbon with awesome views of of the whole city. All my sisters ( there were 4 of us) really enjoyed the Tuk Tuk

A fun way to see Lisbon in 1 half day.

This was a fun ride up and down the hills of Lisbon stopping at churches and viewpoints for a quick visit or to take photos.

Historic Lisbon

Wonderful service. John was excellent. I would give him a 10 for his friendliness and knowledge of history and the city

A perfect way to see Lisbon!

Our guide was hilarious, informative and showed us a good time for all 3 hours!