Belém Palace (Palacio de Belém) Tours

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Belem Palace was the official residence of Portugal's monarchs, and since 1910 it has been the home of the country's Presidents. It is located in the Belem neighborhood on a hill near the banks of the Tagus River. It consists of five buildings and was constructed in the late 16th century. There are manicured gardens and a statue of Afonso de Albuquerque, the Viceroy of India, standing on a 20 meter high pedestal in front of the palace. The changing of the guard takes place at 11am on the third Sunday of each month near the Patio dos Bichos entrance.

Today the palace also houses the Presidency Museum, which examines the history of the Portuguese Republic and its presidents. It has a permanent exhibit that explains the history of the country's symbols, such as the flag and the national anthem. Another section looks at the role of the presidents through a collection of photographs. There are portraits of each the country's presidents in one section and gifts the presidents received from other world leaders in another part of the museum.

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Belem Palace is located at Praca Afonso de Albuquerque. To get there take tram 15. The palace can be visited on Saturdays from 10:30am to 4:30pm. The Presidency Museum is open from 10am to 6pm daily except Mondays. Admission is 5 euros.
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Address: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon, Lisboa 1300, Portugal
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Hours: Palace: Saturdays 10:30am to 4:30pm; Museum: Open daily except Mondays 10am to 6pm
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Admission: 5 euros
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Private Lisbon Half -Day Sightseeing with Belém

Maximize your time in Lisbon during a private half-day sightseeing tour, tailored to first-time visitors with limited time in Portugal’s capital. With just your party and a private guide, you’ll explore the historic district of Belém—home to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) and the Monastery of St. Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos)—and tick off top Lisbon attractions such as Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa) and Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George’s Castle). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lisbon Full Day Discovery Tour in Private Vehicle

Immerse yourself in Lisbon's culture and history during this full-day private tour of Portugal's capital city. With a dedicated tourism driver, explore the highlights and landmarks of this vibrant city. Experience the dynamic rhythms of fado music and taste the city's famous 'pasties de Belém'. Visit sites like the Jeronimos monastery, Rossio Square and more. Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that come with booking a private tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Belem Tour by Tuk Tuk from Lisbon

Get an in-depth experience of the Belém district of Lisbon in an innovative electric tuk tuk that offers a quiet, pollution-free ride. Your customizable 1.5-hour tour takes in highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monastery of St Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos), Belém Tower, Discoveries Monument and the famous Pastéis de Belém bakery. Expect to find hidden gems as your private driver shares informative commentary and takes you through narrow alleyways that can only be navigated by small vehicles.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy the best comprehensive tour of Lisbon on this hop-on hop-off tour. This tour takes you to Lisbon’s stunning attractions and allows you to sightsee at your leisure. Enjoy a relaxing drive aboard a comfy coach, plus listen to an on-board commentator deliver interesting factoids about Portugal’s capital.
  • Duration: 1 day
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2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour

See Lisbon’s monuments from the water during a 2-hour cruise including wine. Board a sailboat at the harbor and relax while you take in the city views from a unique perspective. See Belém Tower, the neoclassical Ajuda National Palace, Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) and more. Savor this unforgettable experience while you are served Portuguese wine!
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Lisbon Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Admire the historical monuments and arresting landmarks of Lisbon on a private full-day sightseeing tour of the Portuguese capital with an expert guide. In a luxury vehicle equipped with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, visit prominent attractions like Lisbon Cathedral, St Jorge Castle and Jeronimos Monastery. Explore the historical district of Belém to see its impressive tower and picturesque dock, and sample the world famous custard tarts created there. Listen to illuminating commentary from your guide and relish the freedom to customize the private tour’s itinerary according to your interests.
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Private Lisbon Historical Boat Tour

See Lisbon by way of a private wood yacht on this 2-hour tour. Sip on sparkling wine as your boat cruises Lisbon’s scenic waterways along the Tagus River with the help of your expert guide and friendly crew. On the journey, you’ll learn about the storied history of this area, including its use during the famed Age of Discoveries period when brave explorers set out into unfamiliar waters. Snack on light bites as you take in the views and soak up the history.
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Lisbon Half Day Discovery Private Tour

Travelers seeking a more personalized experience of Lisbon, look no further than this private 4-hour discovery tour of Portugal’s capital. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll tick off Lisbon highlights including the Castelo of Sao Jorge, Commerce Square, Lisbon Cathedral, and explore the history-rich districts of Chiado and Barrio Alto. See, too, Bélem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, and sample the local delicacy of ‘pasteis de Bélem’ (custard tarts). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Small group tour - Historical Lisbon and Belem

Lisbon is full of tradition and history, thematic tour of one day will provide you a sightseeing to the main places of the Portuguese capital. The tour includes visiting Belem, and the center of Lisbon. With historical and local information and sightseeing of several important monuments and places, Jeronimo Monastery, Belem Tower, Presidential Palace, Tagus river, Lisbon Downtown (Rossio and Terreiro do Paço), Alfama, Cathedral, Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Miradouro da Graça. A stop will be done to taste the famous Pasteis de Belem. We will meet in Restauradores, Lisbon at 10 am for enjoying the day. It is a small group tour with maximum of 8 persons.
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