Walking tour of Belem to discover Portugal’s rich maritime heritage. See Belem Tower and Los Jeronimos Monastery.
• Visit Los Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem
• Taste world famous Pasteis de Belem and visit the centuries old pastry shop where they are made
• A detailed explanation on Portugal’s role during the Age of Discovery
Monument to the Discoveries – Monastery of Los Jeronimos – Tower of Belem
On this three hour walking tour of Belem you will receive detailed information from your guide on Portugal’s role as a seafaring nation on the forefront of discovery, plus topics ranging from current events in Portugal to culinary traditions, and much, much more. Also included is a visit to the main monuments, namely the Monument to the Discoveries, Jeronimos Monastery, and the Tower of Belem, plus the option to either visit the botanical garden or the Belem Cultural Center, home to one Lisbon’s most prestigious modern art collections. The tour is conducted by a certified local guide whose mission is to inform travelers on what they need to know to enhance their stay in Lisbon, and to promote Portugal’s culture and heritage. From recommendations of things to do in the city, to insider advice on how to get around, feel free to ask your guide anything. A coffee or ice cream break halfway through the tour is also included.
More info about Lisbon:
Lisbon is Portugal’s coastal capital, also known as ‘the city of seven hills’. This is actually inaccurate, as Lisbon is sitting on eight hills (the eighth one being the tallest – Graça). But, don’t worry, a discrepancy in number of hills will definitely not affect your visit to this wonderful city.
More info about Portugal:
Portugal is a small European country on the Atlantic Ocean, sharing Iberian Peninsula with Spain. The country’s position at the sea has shaped its past and present and will inevitably shape its future. Portugal was major maritime power during 16th to 19th century and this has left deep impact into its culture and history.