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Lisbon: 3-Hour Bike Tour by the River to Belém

1. Lisbon: 3-Hour Bike Tour by the River to Belém

Get ready for a relaxed tour along Lisbon's riverside. Start at the cosmopolitan city center you’ll be able to see the buzz of this beautiful European capital and the levels of tranquility will increase as you advance towards Belém. The entire ride to Belém is along the riverside which means you can expect an extremely pleasant journey full of light, a beautiful landscape, and vibrant city life. If you are interested in history and know about the importance of the Portuguese Discoveries, you will love this neighborhood. Here everything is magnanimous, historical, and sacred. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their dangerous and ambitious voyages transforming Portugal in to the first global empire. This is one of the most pleasant tours that can be taken in Lisbon, the perfect combination of tranquility, harmony and landscape contemplation mixed with the busy riverfront esplanades, long green grass fields crowded with musicians, joggers and artists enjoying Lisbon's essence!

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From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

2. From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Discover Sintra, known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by the mountains which gave its name to the town, a granite massif ten km long emerges abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary. Walk through the historical village center, enjoy its natural beauty and visit its most proeminent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira and Monserrate Palaces. Crossover the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic. In the so-called "Portuguese Riviera," discover the city of Cascais and its old town center as well as Estoril, popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as the Europe's largest casino. Then go by seashore road to Lisbon center and see where the Atlantic meets the Tagus River. The tour is private and available in several car classes: standard, standard van, premium, luxury van and luxury. 

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Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

3. Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to Guincho beach, and then to the elegant Village of Cascais. Take some free time and walk along the bay before returning to Lisbon or another drop off location.  

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From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima Tour

4. From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima Tour

Explore the phenomenon of Our Lady of Fátima on a half-day tour of the shrine to the Virgin Mary. Stroll around the grounds of the sanctuary on arrival to see monuments dedicated to the sightings of Mary in 1916 and 1917. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions that marks the most precise spot where the sightings happened and admire the stone and marble Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Most Holy Trinity Basilica, built in 2007. Go to the town of Aljustrel to see where the 3 shepherd children who saw Mary lived. Marvel at faithful reconstructions of scenes from the story using old objects such as family photographs, clothes, kitchen utensils and furniture. Itinerary: 9:00 AM - Depart from Lisbon  10:30 AM to 11:10 AM - Guided visit of the 3 shepherds old houses 11:20 AM - Arrival at Fátima Sanctuary (free time to attend mass, purchase souvenirs and explore the area)  1:00 PM - Return to Lisbon 2:30 PM - Drop off at Marquês de Pombal or Rossio square

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Lisbon: Fátima Half-Day Tour

5. Lisbon: Fátima Half-Day Tour

Take a trip north from Lisbon to visit the town of Fatima, home of the majestic Our Lady of Fatima Basilica, and famous for reported religious visions in the early 20th century. We will arrive first at the basilica, completed in 1953 and built at the site of religious apparitions that gained fame around the world. The basilica holds the tombs of the three children said to have seen the Virgin Mary, as well as a beautiful and ornate white marble interior. While at the basilica, you are free to attend mass if you wish. Afterwards, we will visit various sites related to the religious apparitions throughout the town. See the very site of the apparitions of an angel, and the place of the fourth apparition of Our Lady in 1917. After seeing the home of these extraordinary events, and experiencing this unique spiritual town, we will return to Lisbon in the evening.

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Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

6. Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

Learn about the rich history of Lisbon on a guided half-day tour by bus. You will visit Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, and cultural squares in the city. You'll receive an enlightening survey of gorgeous Lisbon. Making your way to the Belém quarter, you'll discover this jewel in Lisbon's crown. Located where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic, Belém is the launching point for Portugal's 15th- and 16th-century maritime explorations. Situated amongst modern exhibits and busy cafes are historical sites and monuments that defined an empire. Visit Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the Age of Discovery, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries. Next, you'll be awed by the masterful Manueline architecture of Jerónimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby you'll find the Coach Museum, housing the most important collection of old carriages in the world. Since they're closed on Mondays, on this day of the week these 2 stops will be replaced by a visit to the extravagant Ajuda National Palace, one of the earliest neoclassical buildings in Lisbon, fronted by 23 marble statues. Continue along the river to the traditional district of Alfama. Passing by downtown Baixa, you can admire the most important squares of Lisbon: Trade, Rossio, and Restauradores. Then drive along the Avenida da Liberdade, the 'boulevard' of Lisbon, to finish at Pombal Square.

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Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

7. Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

Tour the rich sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Besides the Royal Palace, Sintra Village, and forests of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais', you'll enjoy authentic Sintra pastry, and Cabo da Roca's spectacular coastal view. Experience an unforgettable afternoon as you head north from Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Admire the Royal Palace, the best preserved medieval palace in Portugal. Located in Sintra Village itself, the Royal Palace was inhabited continuously from the 15th century through the late 19th century, and was the summer playground of Portuguese royalty. You'll quickly identify the palace's hallmark conical chimneys, and appreciate the rich collection of azulejos, or glazed tiles. As with the rest of Portugal, Sintra takes its sweets very seriously. Follow the crowd up a narrow nearby street to Piriquita. Since 1862, this popular confectioner and café has served up sumptuous cakes and pastries. The feast of the senses continues as we pass through the lush gardens of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, making our way to Cabo da Roca (from 1st March to 31st October), the westernmost point in continental Europe. Then soak in ocean sights as we journey along the coast, passing Guincho Beach, a windsurfing favorite, and Boca do Inferno, a natural grotto created by the sea. Upon reaching Cascais, you'll enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the bay. Then we'll return through Estoril, 'the Protuguese Riviera', with Europe's largest casino and its beautiful gardens.

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From Lisbon: Half-Day Trip to Fátima

8. From Lisbon: Half-Day Trip to Fátima

Begin your amazing journey by meeting your friendly local guide at your accommodation. Sit back & relax while traveling to the center of Portugal and hearing about the region. After driving 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Lisbon, arrive at your first destination, the region of Fátima. Explore the religious capital of Portugal. Visit the Chapel of Apparitions to see the stone pillar that marks the spot where the Virgin Mary appeared, the Shrine, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima. Enjoy free time to enjoy the sight. Learn interesting facts about Fátima and Portuguese Catholic and religious traditions from your guide. At the other end of Fatima’s Shrine is the Most Holy Trinity Church (Lesser Basilica, from 2007). Witness this modern piece of architecture. In 1917 a religious event changed the history of this location forever. 3 shepherds witnessed successive apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (another name for the Virgin Mary) turning it into one of the most important landmarks in Marian worship, attracting pilgrims from all over the world. Next, be whisked away to a local village 2 kilometers away. This is where the 3 young shepherds (responsible for the importance of Fatima’s landmark) were born. Get an insight into their lives and costumes, along with a context of this landmark of Portuguese history.

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Lisbon: Guided Half-Day Tour

9. Lisbon: Guided Half-Day Tour

Your tour will start at the door of your hotel where you will meet with your guide. From here you will pass through the downtown area of Lisbon, known as Baixa. Whilst you travel, you will learn about the earthquake of 1755, and how that changed the look of the city forever. You will then see Rossio, the heart of the city center, before heading to the top of one of the city’s hills: Graça. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking views overlooking the city and the river. You will then have the opportunity to explore the most authentic neighborhood of Lisbon: Alfama. You will fall in love with its narrow maze-like streets and feel like you are suddenly in a small village, away from the confusion of the big city. It will then be time to visit another neighborhood: Belém. Here you will have the chance to see the impressive Jerónimos Monastery, a 16th-century construction that was once the home of the monks of the religious order of St. Jerome. It is now the resting place of Kings and Queens, but is also where one can find the tomb of Vasco da Gama, the navigator who reached India by sea in 1498. The other important tomb there belongs to the most important Portuguese poet: Luís de Camões.  Following the Monastery it will be time to go to the Belém Tower, a fortress built by order of King Manuel I in order to protect the banks of Lisbon in the 16th century. Before returning to your hotel, you will cap off your tour by enjoying a delicious Belém pastry.

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Authentic Lisbon Private Family Half-Day Tour

10. Authentic Lisbon Private Family Half-Day Tour

Discover Lisbon through the eyes of a child on a half-day sightseeing tour designed especially for families. Learn the mysteries and quirks of the Portuguese capital as you get to know its most popular neighborhoods, traditions and featured characters. Become an "Alfacinha," or "little lettuce, as the denizens of Lisbon are called as you follow your guide on a tour of the historic center. Hear about the city’s symbols, legends, and curiosities that are even a secret to some locals. Visit typical neighborhoods, like the creative hub of Mouraria, the hilltop castle built by the Moors at São Jorge, and the cobbled streets of Alfama. Get child-friendly explanations and information in a relaxed and familiar way, and enrich your family time with a tour tailored to your children’s interests.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 416 reviews

This is a great tour and I wholeheartedly recommend it! We saw all the places just like advertised in the description. The only downside for me as a solo traveller was the price (I guess one has to pay for a minimum of 2 people). Agnes, our guide was clearly the star of the show: she is full of energy and she is lots of fun! She took the time to talk to each and every one of us at the beginning of the tour, made recommendations throughout the journey based on people's interests and depending on where everyone has already been in and around Lisbon, she paid much attention to us and our safety, and she explained things clearly and with great detail. Paulo is the coolest driver. He is just as attentive and kind as Agnes and he was always there on time to pick us up from the various locations. Agnes and Paulo, muito obrigada pela excursão!

Tiego was lovely, very kind and patient and gave us tidbits of information throughout our drive. He was punctual picking us up and the car had the booster seat we requested for our toddler. Would book again and recommend this service to others!

We liked it very much, saw everything as described with a very good tour guide. We were amazed at the personal guidance, as our tour group consisted only of us 2 people.

Patrick spontaneously tailored the tour to our interests, he was very helpful and gave us great tips and information. You couldn't ask for more, really just great!

It's been a fantastic trip. Our tour guide showed us a lot and told us about the history of Portugal, was very knowledgeable and accommodating.