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Lisbon Van Tours

#225 of 1,077 Tours in Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
About Lisbon Van Tours
Lisbon Van Tours is a small Portuguese company dedicated to organizing tours, tourist trips and excursions to explore the national cultural heritage. It is an officially licensed travel and recreation agency. It is targeted at small tourist groups, and offers a customized service that includes itinerary organization, hotel reservation, transportation, as well as guided tours. Aimed at inbound tourism, Lisbon Van Tours seeks to offer great opportunities to gain insight into the Portuguese heritage, by focusing on the tourists’ personal interests, like history, art, nature, local traditions, and food, for instance, while simultaneously enjoying the relaxed environment of the local cultures. On the longer tours (more than one day), Lisbon Van Tours opts to stay in more traditional types of accommodation that are associated with the local history: hence, preferring to stay in small hotels, local manor-houses, palace like houses that have architectural value, and tourist lodgings located in rural or countryside areas. The itinerary and activity programmes are structured in a way to fully enjoy experience the journey and, at the same time, relax and learn.
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Exploring the Peninsular War sites and the french influence in Portugal
Swap the busy city of Lisbon for a peaceful private day trip to Montejunto Hill, and the Portuguese countryside. Enjoy a stress-free day without any transport to organize as hotel pickup, drop-off and transfers are included. Travel with ease between dispersed sites included Montejunto Hill and its historic monuments, the medieval salt pans of Rio Maior, and an 18th century Royal Ice Factory. Along the way, learn about Portugal's war history and find historic war fortifications.
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7 hours
from $197.02
Private Day Trip: Cascais, Guincho, Cabo da Roca and Sintra from Lisbon
Explore Lisbon’s picturesque surroundings during this full-day private tour to the Atlantic Coast and Sintra. Drive along the coast to reach the seaside village of Cascais where you can find the Boca do Inferno rock formation. Then head to the rugged Praia do Guincho and Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe, before heading to the mountain village of Sintra, where you can visit one monument of your choosing.
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7 hours
from $146.36
Private day tour visiting two baroque palaces and the scenic Atlantic coastline from Sintra to Ericeira
In this tour we will visit the National Palace of Queluz, built in the 17th century by Peter, the brother of King Joseph I, it became a royal palace when he married his niece Maria, daughter of the king.

It was the venue of the great festivals of the idle and rich nobility, of bullfights, fireworks, music concerts and sumptuous dancing serenades. This palace witnessed the dramatic moments that preceded the escape of the royal family to Brazil during the first Napoleonic invasion and the birth and death of the emperor of Brazil Pedro I, as well.

In Mafra we visit the palatial complex composed of two palaces, a convent and a basilica that was built by King John V between 1717 and 1734.

This magnanimous work was built unimaginably far from Lisbon and consumed gigantic resources.

Leaving Mafra and before coming back to Lisbon we'll still have time to visit Ericeira, a traditional fishing village also known by its wonderful beaches and the surf spot.
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7 hours
from $180.13
Arrabida Natural Park with Wine Tasting Private Day Trip from Lisbon
Treasure coastal views of the Atlantic and Tagus River waterfronts on this full-day private tour of Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park from Lisbon. Voyage to Sesimbra and Palmela and see a pair of medieval castles that exhibit a perfect example of Manueline style architecture. You will break for a delectable wine-tasting at a renowned winery in Azeitão and then traverse the landscape to the stunning vantage points of the Arrábida mountain cliffs and Cristo Rei monument. Plus, savor a hearty lunch in Setúbal and enjoy the Cape Espichel along with the quaint town of Sesimbra.
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7 hours
from $168.87
Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East
Take a trip through time in Lisbon starting with the historic district of Belem and finishing at the modern neighborhood of Parque das Nações on this private day trip. Visit landmarks such as the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, the Vasco de Gama Bridge, and many more. Take in the beautiful panoramic views at different points in the city and even enjoy a Portuguese egg tart at the famous pastry shop.
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6 hours
from $135.10
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

Henrique was our guide for a delightful day designed around our specific interests and temporarily limited mobility. We visited Estoril ( where we learned "Casablanca" was filmed), Cascais, a mountain viewpoint in the Serra da Sintra National Park with spectacular views of the coastline, Sintra...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martin S
Lisbon Van T, Proprietário at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

Hi Martin, Thank you very much for your so kind review. It is very stimulating and rewarding for me your appreciation of the tour we took. It was so lovely to accompany such a nice and interested and participative couple in this day tour. Your...More

Reviewed September 30, 2019

This tour was wonderful, taking us to places one might not normally visit around Lisbon. Traveling across the bridge to the Santuario Nacional de Christo Rei provided an up-close view of this impressive monument, but also a great panorama of Lisbon from across the river....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Portigal
Lisbon Van T, Proprietário at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Thank very much for your so kind and informative review. I'm very pleased of having accompanied such a nice, participative and friendly canadian couple, in this day tour to Setúbal and Azeitão. Hope to see you again! Henrique

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Our driver Russ took us on an amazing tour, he explained everything very clearly and made us feel very comfortable. We had a grest time! Josefina and Cristina from Argentina

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cristina D
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

We spend a day with Henrique and we enjoy very much of his historic stories and expert knowledge of Portugal. We can warmly recommend his guided tour. Thank you very much. Riitta and friends from Lahti, FinlandMore

Date of experience: April 2019
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Lisbon Van T, General Manager at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Many thanks Riitta for your kind and encouraging comment. It was a great pleasure for me to meet a group of friends, where everyone was so friendly and interested in getting to know Portugal. I am very sorry that I have only responded to your...More

Reviewed January 21, 2019

We had a fabulous time on this excursion! These buildings are so rich with history. The guides speak several languages and are very welcoming. Our spot along the coast was Caba da Roca (western most point of Portugal)and it was breathtaking. It was quite windy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Lisbon Van T, Diretor-Geral at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thank you for your comment. I hope you come again to know a little of Portugal with us. Kind regards Henrique

Reviewed May 25, 2018

Henrique is a really good guide, explaining the entire historic and artistic background of every single place we passed by on the trip. It is definitely worth doing if you go to Lisbon!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Lisbon Van T, Proprietário at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Hi Luiz Thank you very much for your kind review. You were all so nice, attentive and interested in the portuguese history. I wish all the best for you and your wonderful family Henrique

Reviewed May 7, 2018

2 days with Henrique was like a week in Lisbon with my family. The tour was not only relaxing but fun and educational as well. The taste of local food in the countryside made the trip more exciting w/ a twist of gastronomic experience. Henrique...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Lisbon Van T, Proprietário at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Hi Cathy, Jerry, & Renzo! Sorry for the delay of my response but I missed your notification review. Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a great time for me have done this two day tour with you. Very nice moments with...More

Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I were connected with Henrique through the TAP stop over program. We spent a little over three hours exploring Cascais, Cabo de Roca, and Sintra. Henrique was great at pointing out areas of interest and switching between languages to accommodate all of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Lisbon Van T, Manager at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2017

Hi Brendan, Thank you so much for your kind review. I find your comments immensely rewarding and encouraging me to continue my efforts in my tours. All the best for you both! Henrique

Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Mr. Henrique was a wonderful guide. I had booked the wine tasting tour through the TAP stopover program and didn’t quite know what to expect. But I had a great surprise. The tour was great and the wine too.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Lisbon Van T, Manager at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Hello Manuella Thank you so much for your review. I am quite satisfied you have enjoyed our wine tasting tour in Quinta da Bacalhoa. I am so sorry for the weather, that didn't help to make a visit round the place. Best wishes Henrique

Reviewed November 4, 2017

Initially we had booked a tour from Lisbon to Sintra, including Cascais, Guincho, Cabo da Roca. Then having found trust in Henrique we promptly decided to book a second tour with him. Spending our valuable holiday time traveling from Lisbon to Azeitão and through the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Lisbon Van T, Manager at Lisbon Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Hi Jens, Thank you so much for your review. It was a real pleasure to do those tours with you and Cris. I learnt a lot with our conversations. I hope you have enjoyed Portugal and you come back to visit other places you haven't...More

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