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Explore Lisbon’s grandiose landmarks and charming promenades during this 4-hour small-group guided tour with tastings. Aboard a minivan, discover the Portuguese capital’s abundance of culture, historic monuments, and famous squares. Learn history alongside your expert guide in the bustling neighborhoods of Chiado, Baixa and Belém. You will see unparalleled views of the city and adjacent Tagus River. Your day ends with traditional tastes of Portuguese cuisine including a sweet pastry, cod cake and Port (fortified wine).

Highlights

  • A 4-hour guided tour through Lisbon
  • See the Romanesque cathedral, the oldest building in the city
  • Climb to the highest point in the city for incredible views
  • Visit the Belém neighborhood, the starting point for Vasco da Gama’s journey across the sea
  • Conclude the tour by tasting Portuguese food and wine
  • Small-group tour limited to eight participants ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Lisbon City Tour by Minivan Including Food and Wine Tastings

Delight yourself trying the delicious Pastel de Belém!

Meet your guide at the Hard Rock Cafe in central Lisbon, then buckle-up in an air-conditioned minivan for your 4-hour small group guided city tour. Start your adventure with a visit to Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), the oldest church in the city. Learn how devastating earthquakes, including the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, lead to numerous architectural renovations. Then, observe centuries of history as you see both its Romanesque and Baroque styles.

Next, cruise to the city’s highest hill, in the Graça neighborhood. Spend time relishing spectacular views of the city and Tagus River. Then drive to the oldest district in Lisbon, Alfama, known for its Moorish ancestry and the birthplace of fado music. Make your way to the waterfront in the Belém district and cruise the coast of the Tagus River to the Monument to the Discoveries. Listen as your guide tells stories about Vasco da Gama, the most famous Portuguese navigator who helped pave the way for Portugal’s age of global imperialism. After stopping at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Belém Tower, taste a famous Portuguese pastry called pastel de Belem (pastel de nata). Then visit the Jeronimos Monastery and learn how catholic monks famously created this pastry before the 18th century.

Continue on to the Chiado district enjoying monuments along the way like the Basilica of Estrela. Nearby, walk through the Baixa district, known for its nightlife and fabulous squares, including Restauradores, Rossio and Figueira. After your stroll, enjoy a tantalizing glass of a fresh vinho verde, also known as “green wine,” perfectly paired with a savory cod cake. Then, sip a classic Port (fortified wine) as you snack on local cheese. As the four hours comes to a close return to Rossio square where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Edward R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent trip. Our guide was fantastic!

Luis P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Jaime was amazing! We were the only people with him that morning so it really was a private tour. The highlight for us was Belem and their famous pastry was insanely delish!

Jerry H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was fun and our guide was excellent. The wine tasting at the end was not needed.
He took us all over Lisbon and let us get out and walk around take pictures. By far the best.

Fein M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a very good tour. Our guide Jaoa was excellent.

Tony F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent! The guide was very good.

Teri

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We ended up the only 2 booked on this day and off we went with our private tour. It was excellent. They had a city wide run going on so many streets were shut down and our driver just hit all the back alleys and side streets to get us where we needed to be. Also the tastings we delicious and all new foods for us so a real cultural event.

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