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Tours from Lisbon
Lisbon Walking – Downtown
Welcome to the City of the Seven Hills!
Start this experience by being picked at your hotel by your guide. Along 3-hour, you will discover the histories, the tales, and the funny stories of this stunning city. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, as it is a hilly town and you will be walking on cobblestones.
Start our tour in Rossio, the heart of the city, enjoying the beautiful Rossio Railway Station, in Manueline style, with windowed doors of horse-shoe shape. Continue walking towards Praça D. Pedro IV, a vast quadrangular space lined on all sides, except the North one, by buildings of the Pombal type.
Then, following east, you will pass by one of the most picturesque quarters of Lisbon, Alfama…
Lisbon Walking – Belém
Lisbon, the city of the seven hills, and one of the oldest cities in the world, rich in history and museums, offers to our guests several interesting sites that you must see.
The walking tour begins in one of the historical neighborhoods, Belém. Lisbon’s best known monumental and historical quarter. It was from there that many of the great Portuguese Explorers departed towards the Unknown during the 15th and 16th centuries.
You will visit the Belém Tower, projected within the reign of King Manuel I in the XVI Century, and its purpose was to defend the mouth of the Tagus River from eventual attacks.
You will also see the Discoveries Monument, placed on the right bank of the Tagus River and…
Lisbon Walking – Jewish Heritage
Step back in time to discover a different side of Lisbon.
We will be exploring the city alongside with a local guide, learning all about Lisboa’s Jewish history – a history so vast that it goes back to before Portugal was even a country.
Referring to the myths of the founding of the Sephardic communities in the Iberian Peninsula and the first vestiges of their presence in Portugal, this tour presents the most significant moments in the history of Lisboa from the perspective of the Jewish communities. In this tour, get to know where the city’s Jewish neighborhoods were.
Although nowadays, and especially since the earthquake of 1755, all ended up disappearing …
Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Today you will visit Sintra, capital of Romanticism!
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, it’s no surprise that Sintra is the most sought-after destination for a day trip from Lisboa! If the mysterious and often misty nature isn’t beckoning enough, the bustling town center and the exquisite palaces are sure to tickle your fancy!
It is impossible to visit everything in one day! Since you are on a private tour, you can decide what you want to visit within the available time.
If your interest lies in the palaces, you can visit up to 3 during the whole day, which will not include any areas outside of Sintra’s city center. When it comes to palaces, Sintra has them by the dozens! The Pena Palace is arguably the most famous …
Évora & Wine
Today you will discover the beauty of the Alentejo region!
First, you will visit a prestigious wine producer in Reguengos de Monsaraz, just 35 min distance from Évora. This 19th-century winery was the pioneer of the wine production in this region!
Currently, they are on the 4th and 5th generation of producers, with 160 acres of vineyards spread out across two locations, creating six different and unique wine ranges. Here, you will visit the facilities, learning about their processes first hand, and then taste the wine accompanied by cheese.
Next, you will head to Évora, a real book of Portuguese art history, founded in Roman times! Évora’s golden age started when …
Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos
On this tour, you will discover the Oeste area of Portugal!
The Sanctuary of Fátima is the place where Our Lady appeared to three children in 1917. It annually welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and tourists. People guided by their faith, in fulfillment of pledges, in search of spirituality or simply a way of finding themselves.
On the next stop, it’s time for some history. Arriving in the town of Batalha, the Monastery is impossible to miss! This monument is a yellowish limestone jewel from the late 14th century, dedicated to Our Lady of Victory and a symbol of Portugal’s resistance to Castille.
Inside and out, you will be amazed by the intricate stone-work, in the walls, the columns …
Tomar & Alcobaça
Today you are going to visit the Knights templar city, Tomar, and the unique Alcobaça Monastery.
We will start with a car drive of about 1.30-hour to reach Tomar.
On the Templar City, you will visit the Templar castle and discover the monumental work of the Convent of Christ, learn how the Order of the Knights Templar became the Order of Christ, upholding their power, knowledge and wealth in Portugal.
In Tomar’s city center, there are worthy monuments that you can visit if there is time. The Church of Saint John the Baptist and the Synagogue, bought in 1923 by Samuel Schwarz, a Polish jew, to restore it to its former glory …
Queluz, Ericeira & Mafra
Today you’ll discover the beautiful towns of Mafra and Ericeira! You’ll be picked up and make your way to Mafra, 45-min away from the capital.
Mafra is home to the imposing Palace and Convent of Mafra, an 18th-century baroque palace built on a king’s vow. This astounding monument was recently awarded in 2019 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Here you’ll also find the Aldeia Típica José Franco, a miniature clay village in the little town of Sobreiro, representing the old shops and professions of this region.
For a delicious lunch break, we suggest a stop in Ericeira, 15-min away from Mafra. A traditional fishing village, Ericeira developed during the 20th century due to the growing interest in it as…
On this tour, you will explore the south side of the Tejo river.
Cross the 25 de Abril Bridge towards Cabo Espichel to discover the isolated Shrine of Nossa Senhora do Cabo and contemplate amazing views over the sea. Continue your journey and visit Sesimbra’s castle and beach, with the colorful fishing boats on the horizon.
Then it’s time for some panoramic sightseeing through the Arrábida Natural Park! Stop in some viewpoints and take amazing pictures of the ocean!
Your next destination is either a delicious tasting of the famous Moscatel wine (Muscat) of Setúbal. You will be visiting the family house of a local winery, built in the nineteenth century…
Monsaraz, Wine, Cork & Pottery
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West Coast- Ceramics, Lacework & Pottery
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Óbidos & Ginjinha Cherry Liqueur
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