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Soak up Lisbon’s stunning monuments and rich culture during a guided day trip from the Algarve. With an expert guide discover the architectural beauties in the district of Belém. Delve deep into Lisbon’s religious history with an audio tour of the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Then, step back in time and experience moorish influence from the middle ages as your stroll through the old quarter of Alfama and visit the Castle of São Jorge. Finally, you’ll have ample time to stretch your legs and explore more on your own.


  • Day trip to Lisbon from the Algarve, led by a friendly local guide
  • Enjoy a walking tour around Belém and pose for photos by Belém Tower
  • Take an audio tour of the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery with its magnificent Manueline architecture
  • Explore historical Alfama and gaze up at the Castle of São Jorge
  • Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service that covers the Algarve region

What You Can Expect

Lisbon Day Trip from the Algarve

Enjoy free time on your Lisbon day trip and look out for the local custard tarts!

Set off on your Lisbon day trip with a hotel pickup from the Algarve, then hop into an air-conditioned coach and head north. On your way 3-hour journey to Portugal’s capital, relax and gaze out the window at charming coastal views.

Arrive in the hilly capital of Lisbon and get ready to discover Portugal’s rich history. Tie up your laces and start your walking tour with a stroll through the Belém district situated at the mouth of the Tagus River. Observe Lisbon’s most distinguished buildings and landmarks as you explore with your expert guide.

Take a break at Belém Tower, a fortification that played a major role in Portugal’s Age of Discoveries. Nearby, enter the Jerónimos Monastery which was erected in the 16th century during the rule of King Dom Manuel and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. From your audio guide learn how the monastery was dedicated to Vasco de Gama's successful voyage to India. Then, comb the monastery admiring its quintessential Gothic Manueline architecture and its unique style of ornate etched arches. Upon finishing your audio guide, continue to Alfama where Lisbon gets its cultural charge.

Weave your way along lively streets of terracotta roofed buildings and palm canopied courtyards and experience Alfama’s Roman and Moorish influences. Then, stare up at the captivating Castle of São Jorge whose imposing hillside swagger feeds the energy of this neighborhood.

Make a pitstop for lunch (own expense) and then enjoy ample time to leisurely explore Lisbon’s cobblestone corridors and squares. “When in Lisbon”- locate a bakery and taste the famous Portuguese egg tart - pastéis de nata (own expense). Continue to discover hidden gems or duck into souvenir shops before meeting your guide at a prearranged time and place. Hop back on your coach and return to your Algarve hotel where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great trip, which provided an in depth overview of Lisbon. the bus stopped at sights along the way for photo opps and coffee breaks.
nice to also have some time you yourself to explore the city.

Paddy R

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

the trip was very nice, the travel time was a little on the long side. was good to get a quick half day tour for a taste of Lisbon. it would need two or more days to visit the city properly. the Bus tour staff were very good and efficient.

L A Galea g

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

Nice city

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