Belém Small-Group Walking Tour in Lisbon
Follow your guide through Lisbon and take in key sites of interest including the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Jerónimos Monastery and the Discoveries Monument — nestled on the bank of the Tagus River estuary in honor of Portugal’s brave explorers and seafarers. Along the way, gain insight into the Age of Exploration — the period during the 15th and 16th centuries when Portuguese explorers were considered among the most accomplished in the world.
During your tour, visit the Pastéis de Belém — a local pastry shop — and admire the diverse sweet treats on offer. Here, perhaps sample one of the pastries (at own expense) and gain insight into the flavors the locals love.
After three hours strolling the streets of Lisbon, conclude your tour beneath the 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage–listed Belém Tower.
- Professional guide
- Small-group walking tour
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pick up
- Hotel drop-off
- Visit to the interior of the cloisters of the Monastery and the interior of the Belém Tower
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- On Mondays sites like the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery are closed
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Chiela, our guide, was an incredible highlight of our 2-week Portugal trip. We book tours every time we go on trips so we've had our fair share of tour guides. Chiela ranks among the best in terms of personality, helpfulness, attitude, knowledge, insights. She is attentive, responds very well to questions, knew a lot of material and content beyond the scope of the tour when we asked. She has a pleasant personality and made us comfortable, offered restaurant suggestions, and local recommendations, etc. It perhaps wasn't a busy day as our small group tour turned into a private tour for my wife and I only so perhaps we got lucky but also view this as this tour sticking to its commitment to hold the tour even though it was only for us two! Bravo, Chiela! We had a great time with you and again wish you all the very best!
Rui did a fantastic job, had an amazing amount of historical knowledge. He was happy to set a slower pace for older family members and never rushed us. Loved the pastries!
My partner and I really enjoyed this 3-hour tour with Rui Fernandes. He's a knowledgeable young man who's very enthusiastic about the history of Portugal and its colonies, and can speak very intelligently about politics, economics, and current affairs. The tour doesn't actually take you into any of the magnificent buildings you see walking around Belem, except for the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos cathedral. And we felt that the Botanical Gardens could easily be skipped, as they are unfortunately not well maintained. But overall, it was a pleasant way to spend a sunny afternoon.