Did you know that Lisbon is one of the coolest cities in Europe? Why?
"If you think that Madrid parties until late, try going out in Lisbon". She emphasizes the "Bairro Alto", where more than 250 "appealing" bars extending along a "web of streets" covered in graffiti and the "Pensão Amor", currently one of the most famous bars of the city.
The "new" and the "traditional" gastronomy
Before, known for its cod, old coffee-shops and taverns, Lisbon now offers a great variety of modern and sophisticated restaurants, such as the "Belcanto", owned by Chef José Avillez. But let’s not forget about the traditional bifanas (pork-steak sandwiches) and the pastéis de nata (creamy custard tarts)!
Beaches and castles
In Lisbon we can inspire the Atlantic's salty air, sunbathe and catch a few waves. The dolphins, the boats that cross the Tejo River and the "immense" grilled fish and shellfish available in Cascais, did not go unnoticed.
Design and Art
Stylish articles, wine-bottle labels, interiors that combine vintage pieces with the last creations of designers, "spectacular" buildings.
Guided visit to several of the most monuments and museums in Lisbon.
Pending on the time of the year you choose to visit Lisbon and also you special preferences, we´ll decide the exact monuments and museums to visit on your tour, because their schedule changes along the year and also their offer.
Here you have some information about Lisbon attractions:
Coach Museum - one of the best collections of royal coaches in the world, from the 16th to the 19th century, where over 50 carriages can be admired;
"Arte Antiga" Museum - 5 000 pieces of Portuguese and foreign art are displayed in different sections: sculpture, painting, Chinese porcelain, goldsmith, afro and Indo-Portuguese furniture and Namibian art. This collection witnesses the Portuguese presence around the world from the western coast of Africa to the Far East;
Maritime Museum - One of the best in Europe. Here you can learn about the Portuguese maritime discoverie, admire a display of model ships such as caravels, "naus" and war ships. This museum has the world largest collection of astrolabes and other navigation instruments;
Gulbenkian Museum - The private collection of Mr. Gulbenkian, a multimillionaire who lived in Lisbon his last years and gave the city a rich legacy of works of art from around the world, including pieces from Egypt, Persia, Turkey, China, Japan and Europe;
Tile Museum - Ceramic tiles are a very important element in Portuguese decorative arts. Here you can see the evolution of the tile making from the Moorish production to modern industry; this is a unique tile collection from the 15th century up to present day;
Sintra National Palace- One of the most important examples of royal architecture in Portugal. The Palace was used by kings as summer residence and a hunting lodge for over 600 years. It is topped by two large twin chimneys built over the kitchen, which have become the symbol of Sintra.
Pena National Palace- This palace is the most accomplished and remarkable example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. Built at approximately 500 meters above sea level, at the top of Sintra Mountain from where we can enjoy an outstanding view. It goes back to 1839 and its architecture uses not only motifs influenced by the Moorish, gothic and Manueline art, but also the Wagnerian spirit of Bavarian castles.
Jeronimos Monastery - Monastery of Manueline style, it is a monumental testimony to the Portuguese discoveries, where you can visit the tomb of Vasco da Gama and Luis de Camões.
St. George’s Castle – Considered the most emblematic monument of Lisbon, this castle is a relevant witness of the history of Lisbon and Portugal. It was conquered from the Moors by the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques.
Along the way on this tour, you will get to meet Alfama, the medieval section of Lisbon with tortuous and narrow streets topped by the walls of the castle; Bairro Alto and Chiado, the quarters where traditionally artists and intellectuals meet and where elegant shops can be found, or the downtown, in Portuguese ‘Baixa’, rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. This is the main traditional shopping area.
This tour finishes with a very special treat: the famous Pastel de Belém, also known as pastel de nata. This is one of the most famous cakes in Portugal and it is mandatory that you try one (if you can, because it is very difficult to stop with the first!)
This visit is available for groups and individuals.
You can come to us, at our office:
Avenida Severiano Falcão 3
2685 - 379 Prior Velho
Or we can go to you, at your Hotel or other place of your preference.
The duration of this tour goes to a maximum of 5 hours.
This tour has a specific schedule, but there are several aspects that we custom according to your preferences.
So, please leave your request for this tour here and we contact you to set the details.
If you have any specific query, or prefer to contact us directly, simply call our support at +351 220 102 268 and speak to our friendly and helpful staff.