Lisbon Sightseeing – Small Group Half Day City Tour – FAQ

Lisbon Sightseeing – Small Group Half Day City Tour – FAQ

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At what time tour starts?

Tour starts at 8:30 am, 8:45am and 9:00am Pick up time depends on your hotel location or meeting point location, in your booking invoice you can find time when guide will come to pick you up.

How big is the group?

Group is designed for max. 8 people.

I am alone, solo traveller, still can join the tour?

Yes, but at least two people are required for this tour.

How many hours will takes this tour?

Lisbon small group tour takes 4 hours

Do you come to pick me up from my hotel?

Yes, we do pick up at hotels too in case you choose that option during booking process. Make sure that you write correct address of your hotel or accomodation from where we should pick you up.

I / my relative(s) have a physical disability or walking limitation. What is the level of activity involved in this tour?

We arrange all tours with a private vehicle to transport you, the only level of activity involved is really in the monuments visited. But we have to warn you that most of the monuments have stairs and uphills and may not be options for people with mobility limitations.

The tour group is monolingual or multilingual?

We try not to mix different languages in the same vehicle. It will be more productive for you and less tiring for the guide. However, in exceptional cases the tour can be done in more than one language.

What is the charge for the baby and can we use his car seat in the van?

The price of the tour for a child depends on his age. You can use your own child seat, or at the time of booking indicate the exact age of the child, and we will provide you a child seat according to the child’s age.

I would like to book a tour but we have 10-15 people in our group. You only list prices for tours with a maximum of 8. Is it possible?

Yes, of course. The maximum of 8 is mentioned because it is the maximum capacity of our vehicles. In cases like these, and in order to ensure maximum comfort & attention, we will use 2 vans or private comfortable bus. Please send us an email with your needs and we’ll send our prices immediately.

At what time tour will finish?

Tour finish around 13:00.

LISBON SMALL GROUR TOUR – ITINERARY

After your guide picks you up in the hotel we gather all tourist of the group together and start our tour. Exploring main Lisbon’s sightseeing you begin at the starting point which is the Eduardo VII Park. This is the largest park occupies an area of 26 hectares to the north of the Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquess of Pombal Square, in the center of the city.
Then on our way to Alfama district goes through main square Rossio, we going to visit Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), is a Roman Catholic parish church, the oldest church in the City, the building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes.

After we going to visit one of the best viewpoint of Lisbon, Miradora of Graca St. George’s Castle. It offers a fantastic view of the neighborhood, Baixa and the entire northern part of the city. From there you’ll see the key sights as well as the city’s hidden gems. Santa Justa Lift (Elevador de Santa Justa) is your next point of interest in our list of sightseeing, also called Carmo Lift, The Santa Justa Lift is the fastest way to get from the Baixa neighborhood to the Bairro Alto district. Originally powered by steam, it is 45 meters (147 ft) high and remains an interesting example of post-Eiffel iron architecture. The top of the Neo-Gothic tower, reached via a spiral staircase, has a cafe with splendid views of the city, especially in the ruins of the Carmelite Church (Igreja do Carmo).

Next stop will be out of Lisbon in Belem district. You going to learn about the Age of Discoveries, days when Portugal was one of Europe’s richest kingdom. We advise you do not leave Belém without tasting the famous Pastel de Belém, one of the most famous Portuguese sweets. This is delicious egg pastry, also known as Pastel de Nata better try with cinnamon and with traditional Portuguese coffee. You will see tombs of Luis de Camoes, who is considered Portugal’s and the Portuguese language’s greatest poet and Vasco da Gama, who was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. Their tombs are placed in Jeronimos Monastery. The monastery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. The construction work began in 1501 and was concluded approximately 100 years later.

A little further on Tagus river, from the water, rises up the Tower of Belem. Built in the early 16th century, it played a significant role in the Portuguese maritime discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defense system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. All this construction are linked with the era of the Age of Discoveries. By stopping at Monument to the Discoveries placed along the river where ships departed to India and Orient. Portuguese dedicate this monument to the Portuguese Age of Discovery or Age of Exploration, which was during the 15th and 16th centuries. Before heading to the hotel, if you we’ll have enough time you cross the Tagus river by the 25th of April Bridge.