1. Lisbon in One Day: Full-Day Minivan Historic Tour
Learn the history of Lisbon on a full-day city tour, available as a group or private option. Following a pick-up from your hotel, travel by minivan through the city's historic neighborhoods, starting with the Moorish castle in Castelo. Wander the winding streets of one of Lisbon’s oldest areas, before going to Lisbon Cathedral, the oldest church in the city. Admire the rose window, reconstructed from fragments of the original. Next, explore the Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods. Travel down twisting cobblestone streets lined with quaint cafés en route to Belém. Here, you will learn how the city expanded during the period of the “Age of Discoveries.” Next, marvel at the dazzling facade of Jerónimos Monastery, one of Portugal’s architectural jewels. Go to the defensive Belém Tower at the mouth of the River Tagus, and see the Monument to the Ages of Discoveries. Taste a traditional Pastel de Belém custard tart before lunch. After lunch, head back to the city center, following the 18th-century aqueduct to one of Lisbon’ hidden gems; the Mãe d'Água Reservoir in the Amoreiras district. End in the Baixa area, and learn how Lisbon was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755. Baixa is also one of the best places to enjoy Lisbon by night!