We begin our journey by picking you up at your Hotel or Local hosting apartment. First things first we head towards the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. These two stunning UNESCO-listed buildings will astonish anyone. Learn all about the history behind the “Monument of Discoveries” and check out the incredible gothic architecture behind Jerónimos. Before leaving the area you can have a go at the “Pastel de Belém”, probably the most famous piece of Portuguese pastry.
After fully resting it’s time to head back to Lisbon city center. Here we’ll start by taking a ride through the historic neighborhoods of the city: Bairro Alto, Baixa and the Moorish Alfama.
After checking out some of our oldest neighborhoods we leave the car behind. We begin our climb towards the castle “Castelo de S. Jorge”. On the way up take the opportunity to check out our main cathedral, “Sé de Lisboa”. The view from the castle is something as you learn about the city’s history since its foundation in the 8th century. Many rank it as one of the world’s longest founded cities. This part of the tour is great to get a feel of Portuguese culture and “local Lisbon”.
If there is still energy and time, we like to recommend one of our amazing viewpoints. There are quite a few great spots for sunset drinks with local music being played. A very good option to take some more pictures of our beautiful city!