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Lisbon’s Golden Age – Cosmopolitan and Global

Lisbon’s Golden Age – Cosmopolitan and Global

Price

73

Hours

4 hours

Guests

8

Description

Lisbon Golden Age

Tours in Portugal

Duration 4h
Start 9h00 / 14h30
This city tour takes place from Tuesday to Sunday
We recommend: Comfortable footwear and clothing.
Meeting point: We will pick you up from your hotel, flat or cruise terminal in Lisbon.
Available in: English, Spanish and Portuguese (please indicate the desired language when booking).

Lisbon Golden Age: Discover the cosmopolitan city of knowledge and innovation that opened up the world to globalisation. Come with us and discover the Golden Age of Lisbon!

On this half-day private tour, we will take you to discover the city that brought “worlds to the world”. The first stop will be at the Santa Luzia viewpoint, where we will appreciate the vastness of the Tagus River, framed by the red roofs of the medieval city and the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. We will continue to Santiago’s Church, where we will unveil a five hundred years old case of espionage, which resulted in one of the most important historical moments, during the Modern Period. We will visit the St George’s Castle Citadel, situated on the hill where the city was born and where the first steps to Lisbon became a world power has been taken.

Then we will go through Alfama, to understand the evolution of Lisbon during the Golden Age and to discover the presence of the 16th century architecture in the city buildings. We will continue toward Terreiro do Paço, considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world. It is possible to imagine the exotic products arriving at the port of Lisbon, and the exuberant Royal Palace built during the Golden Age period. At the same time, we will be able to understand how the foundation of medieval obscurantism was being destroyed in the cosmopolitan city of Lisbon, giving way to Modern Age.

Then we will discover Bairro Alto, where we will be able to feel the atmosphere created by the sailors and boat builders during maritime expansion period. We will also see the statue of the intellectual who challenged 17th century society and tell the story of his fight for against slavery. Inspired by him and by the Humanist movement, Portugal’s first decree condemning slavery was published in 1761. We will move toward Madragoa, the first neighbourhood in Europe to be inhabited entirely by African people, who practised their beliefs and traditions in Lisbon, creating a memory of integration and miscegenation.

Discover the charming chapel of S. Jerónimo and the monumental Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon’s ex-libris. Enjoy the “Manuelino”, the original 16th century Portuguese architectural style, totally inspired by the sea voyages and the mysticism of the Fifth Empire. In Belém we will offer you the most famous and sweetest gastronomic wonder, the “Pastel de Belém”. The tour will end next to the Tagus River, where you will have time to appreciate the medieval Belém Tower, a symbol of the city of Lisbon and the Portuguese nationality, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries, which celebrates Lisbon’s Golden Age.

Conditions

Itinerary

  • Pick up
  • Santa Luzia belvedere
  • Santiago’s Church
  • St George’s Castle Citadel
  • Alfama
  • Bicos House
  • Terreiro do Paço
  • Baixa
  • Bairro Alto
  • Madragoa
  • St Jerónimo’s Chapel
  • Jerónimos’ Monastery (only the church)
  • “Pastéis de Belém” tasting
  • Belém Tower (just outside)
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Drop off

Included/Excluded

  • Private tour/Only your group will participate
  • Driver/guide (full time trip leader)
  • "Pastel de Belém" tasting
  • Fresh water
  • Pick up and drop off - for Lisbon central hotels or Lisbon cruise terminal
  • We provide masks and alcohol-based hand gel
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • The baggage is limited to one standard suitcase per person

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy

One day and half day tours:

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a 97% refund.

For a 97% refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

Cutoff times are based on the experience’s local time.

Other information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking. Portuguese law stipulates that children under 12 years of age and 135 cm in height, when transported in a car with safety belts, must travel in an approved restraint system adapted to their size and weight. Please let us know if you have children and their ages. This service does not have any additional cost.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Stroller accessible.
  • Most travellers can participate.
  • No smoking or eating inside the vehicle.
  • Gratuities are not included.

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Details

Itinerary

  • Pick up
  • Santa Luzia belvedere
  • Santiago’s Church
  • St George’s Castle Citadel
  • Alfama
  • Bicos House
  • Terreiro do Paço
  • Baixa
  • Bairro Alto
  • Madragoa
  • St Jerónimo’s Chapel
  • Jerónimos’ Monastery (only the church)
  • “Pastéis de Belém” tasting
  • Belém Tower (just outside)
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Drop off

Cancellation Policy

One day and half day tours:You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a 97% refund.For a 97% refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.Cutoff times are based on the experience’s local time.

Other information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking. Portuguese law stipulates that children under 12 years of age and 135 cm in height, when transported in a car with safety belts, must travel in an approved restraint system adapted to their size and weight. Please let us know if you have children and their ages. This service does not have any additional cost.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Stroller accessible.
  • Most travellers can participate.
  • No smoking or eating inside the vehicle.
  • Gratuities are not included.

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