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Capture the maritime spirit of Belém on this 3-hour walking tour, adventuring around some of the most well-known spots in Lisbon. See the famous Vasca de Gama statue in Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque, as well as UNESCO World Heritage–listed monuments such as Jerónimos Monastery, Discoveries Monument, and Belém Tower. Join a small group limited to 10 people to experience personal attention and learn all about the Age of Exploration from your guide as you go.


  • 3-hour walking tour of Belém in Lisbon, Portugal
  • See the Vasca de Gama statue in Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments, the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower
  • Stop at Pastéis de Belém, a Portuguese pastry shop that's more than 100 years old that

  • The guide will provide background on the Age of Exploration and Portuguese exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people

What You Can Expect

Meet your small group in Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque at 3pm, and get ready for your Belém adventure. In the public square, you can catch a glimpse of the Vasca de Gama statue — a tribute to the first Portuguese explorer to reach India by sea.

Follow your guide through Lisbon as he or she gives you insight into the history of the area, including its role in the 15th and 16th centuries and the Age of Enlightenment, when the Portuguese were some of the most instrumental explorers in the world. You'll stop at the Jerónimos Monastery — the first UNESCO World Heritage–listed site of your trip — and the Discoveries Monument that celebrates Portugal's explorers and seafarers. 

Make sure to bring some extra money with you because the tour stops at Pastéis de Belém, a local pastry shop that’s more than 100 years old. Pick out Portuguese baked goods you can enjoy in the moment or take back to your hotel.

Your tour ends at Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument built in the 16th century.

Customer Reviews

Sharon V United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a 2 to 1 walking tour by Rui Fernandes and it was 4 hours of magic, His love for Portugal , his knowledge of its culture, history and achievements shone.He was an outstandingly good guide, best we've ever had.

mary J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic! Rui, the tour guide, was incredible. He went out of his way to make the experience outstanding.
The only complaint would be that there was a communication problem between what was given to me and the tour guide about time of tour. It was only by chance that Rui met up with us.

Romy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Highly knowledgeable tour guide, very reliable and went above and beyond to make the tour historical. Guide was a culture lover, he was not only well informed about Portugal but was also as equally educated about many of the Countries Portugal had colonized in history. It was a very pleasant, very engaging tour. I will recommend this tour to my friends. Great memories were made!

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