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PRIVATE: FULL DAY THROUGH LISBON’S TRADITIONS

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $1410 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $1773 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $2147 USD
Weekend/Holiday Surcharge (Per Group) $109 USD
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PRIVATE: FULL DAY THROUGH LISBON’S TRADITIONS

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Our professional guide will take you back in time with this tour of Lisbon. The city is very old, colonized by many civilizations throughout the centuries: Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and, Moors. It became Christian in 1147 after a four-month siege of the Castle.

On this full-day tour, our professional will take you to several places that you wouldn't find on your own.

We'll start the day by picking you up at your hotel and heading to the area of Belém. This section is linked with the heroic deeds of the Portuguese maritime exploration, in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was the Age of Discoveries and the Golden Era of Portugal, transforming Lisbon into the opulent center of a vast empire. Part of the wealth from these expeditions was used to build magnificent monuments in a unique Portuguese style: the extravagant Manueline decorative style.

We'll stop for an outside view of the Tower of Belém and the Monument to the Discoveries, two symbols of Lisbon's glory, and tour the inside of the beautiful Jerónimos Monastery, where explorer Vasco De Gama is buried. A stop at the famous pastry shop "Pastéis de Belém" (working since 1837) will be a great opportunity to taste the local pastries under the same name, together with some tea or coffee.

The tour proceeds to Lisbon's Downtown, the so-called "Baixa", from where we'll take a 19th-century tram ride to discover the ancient neighborhoods of the historic center. Afterward, it'll be lunch time and our guide will take you to a local restaurant where you'll have the chance to sample some of the Portuguese cuisine (not included).

After enjoying your meal, it's time to walk to one of the most fashionable sections of the city. The cosmopolitan Chiado is a commercial and cultural center. A great variety of shops and cafeterias gather people during the day, while theatres, bars, and restaurants are busy in the evening. Our guide will take you to a wine tasting, so you can enjoy one of the richest national heritages - the Wine. Still in Chiado, we'll find a very unique shop where the ancient Portuguese manufactured products are on display for sale: the most beautiful items for the kitchen, bathroom, and office, namely olive oil, tea, and coffee boxes and bottles, soaps, pencils, ceramics, and other unique utensils.

We will then visit St. George Castle, including its surrounding quarter. This section of Lisbon has kept its tradition of a small village within a big city, as everybody knows each other. You'll have the same feeling in Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter, where we will end our visit. The name itself comes from the Arabic "Al-hamma" meaning fountains or baths. Indeed, we can still find several fountains. After you have seen and tried the best experiences in Lisbon, our professional will drive you back to your hotel.

Lisbon is a very old city that has been colonized by many civilizations throughout the centuries: Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, and, finally, the Portugese after 1147.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your hotel
  • Services of a professional driver and licensed guide
  • Visit to a trio of Lisbon's treasures--Tower of Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery
  • Exploration of downtown Lisbon--Chiado, St. George Castle, Alfama
  • Tram ride
  • Time for lunch (additional cost)
  • Livin' like a local!
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Cruise ship passengers will be met at the cruise terminal by their guide, who will then escort them to the touring vehicle, about a 5-10 minute walk from the pier. Hotel guests will be picked up at their hotel.
• This tour includes a licensed guide.
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
• Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. Your guide can suggest a few different restaurants for you to choose from.
• All entrance fees, cost of the tram ride and wine tastings ARE included in the price of this tour.

Restrictions

Please note: You will be charged an additional supplement for tours taking place on the weekend (Saturday, Sunday) or holidays. Please call ShoreTrips for more info.
• Please note that the Jeronimos Monastery is closed on Mondays.