If you are staying in Lisbon for only a few days and want to make the most of it, this is the ideal tour. It combines the best of Lisbon and its surroundings. You will visit Alfama, the historic district where Fado (the Portuguese national song) was born. You will take a stroll through the narrow and labyrinthine streets that contrast with the grandiosity of the Baixa squares, such as Rossio and Praca do Comercio. You will also get to visit the city center with Marques de Pombal Square crowning Lisbon’s main boulevard: Avenida da Liberdade.
The next stages of the tour will be truly unforgettable. Sintra is the next destination. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the capital of Portuguese romanticism, just 16 miles west of Lisbon, Sintra has housed the royal family’s summer palaces since the 14th century. You will have time to visit one these palaces at your choice: Pena palace , Sintra national palace , palace of Monserrate , Quinta da Regaleira . If you have a sweet tooth, you must taste the traditional pastries (travesseiros and queijadas). Immediately afterwards we depart to the westernmost point in continental Europe, Cape Roca. Continuing along the coast, we will pass by the beautiful Guincho beach and reach the town of Cascais, known for its beautiful sea bay, where the fishermen boats are still seen today.
The return trip to Lisbon will be made along the cost all the way to the Belem neighborhood. Here you can admire the magnitude of the old Portuguese sea Empire, through the magnificent monuments: Jeronimos monastery , Tower of Belem and the Monument of Discoveries
Whether you choose a single-day or a multi-day tour, you will always be driven in the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles and escorted by our certified professional driver/guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People: 220€ (110€ per person)|
|3People: 231€ (77€ per person)|
|4People: 248€ (62€ per person)|
|5People: 270€ (54€ per person)|
|6People: 288€ (48€ per person)|
|7People: 301€ (43€ per person)|
|8People: 328€ (41€ per person)|
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Place designated by you in accordance with Premiere Tours
The oldest quarter of Lisbon dates back to the time of the Moors’ presence in the city (8th to 12th centuries). The panorama views from the famous “miradouros” of Santa Luzia and Senhora do Monte are a must-stop on our tour, where you can contemplate the wonderful sights of the Tagus River and of the city. We will explore the narrow cobblestone alleys and streets where the facades of traditional houses are covered with beautiful tiles, an Arabian heritage in the Iberian Peninsula. Also, it is here that ” Fado “, the Portuguese national song was born. Two other places of interest are, the Lisbon Cathedral (built-in 1448) and the Church of St. Anthony, patron saint of lost causes and weddings, (built on the site where the saint was born). Visit the Castle of São Jorge (optional) conquered by Dom Afonso Henriques (the first king of Portugal) from the Moors in 1147.
In 1755, Lisbon was the site of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Europe. The Marquis of Pombal, prime-minister at the time, took on the mission to rebuild the city center, completely ruined and devastated by the catastrophe. And as such, the first modern style European city in Europe was born: “Baixa Pombalina” with its urban and geometric architectural plan (grid), became the model used in the construction of other new cities, especially in the New World (for example Manhattan in New York, Chicago city center, etc.) Here we will visit the famous squares “Praca do Comercio” and “Rossio” (statue of the First Emperor of Brazil, D. Pedro I), Rua Augusta (the most important pedestrian street in Portugal, with its famous Arch of Triumph.
On our way to Park Eduard VII, we will drive through “Avenida da Liberdade”, Lisbon’s Champs d’Elysees, one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world. Besides the unique green vegetation, it is also famous for its national and international brand name shops, a paradise for glamorous shopping sprees. We will pass by the most imposing monument in Lisbon, a tribute to one of Portugal’s greatest national heroes, the Marquis de Pombal. As we arrive at the top of “Parque Eduardo VII”, we can admire the wonderful view of the city and the Tagus River.
Visiting the Queluz national palace known as the Versailles of Portugal, we can admire three styles of architecture: Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical. There are splendid French gardens decorated with fountains designed by English artists, Italian sculptures and a magnificent canal (lake/pool) decorated with 18th-century tiles. It was in the 2nd half of the 18th century the official residence of kings of Portugal.
Sintra is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary places in Portugal. Its microclimate transforms this small town situated on the slopes of the mountain range “Serra de Sintra” next to the Atlantic, into a major attraction for visitors who go there to admire its famous castles and palaces or simply taste the traditional food, pastries and sweets. And let’s not forget the souvenir shops selling typical local items. We will stop in the historic center where you can taste the famous “travesseiros” and “queijadas” at the Piriquita Pastry Shop and explore the narrow cobbled streets of the most romantic town in Portugal. Time to visit one of these palaces: Sintra national palace, Pena palace, Quinta da Regaleira, palace of Monserrate (optional visits)
If you wish to take lunch time, your guide can recommend restaurants in or around Sintra.
Cape Roca is the westernmost point in continental Europe. We will stop for photos at this unique site.
This old Roman fishermen’s town became a glamorous beach resort in the 20th century. Cascais is a favorite among Lisboners who come here to enjoy the sun and the sea, the bars and restaurants. The town is also known internationally for its big nautical and aeronautical events (America’s Cup, Red Bull Air Race World Championship). Cascais attracts many tourists from all over the world, whether to visit or live. It is one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts in all of Europe. Free time to explore the town.
Belem is the district of Lisbon dedicated to the great Portuguese explorers of the 15th and 16th centuries. Portugal was the first globalizing nation in the world, with the arrival of its explorers to all continents. The Portuguese empire became one of the largest in the history of humanity. The majestic monuments that we find here are a reflection of the golden era in the history of Portugal: Jeronimos monastery, Tower of Belem, and the Monument of Discoveries with the statues of the great Portuguese sailors and explorers, Magellan, Vasco da Gama among others. Finally, there is a must-visit to the famous “Pasteis de Belem”, one of Portugal´s most typical pastries/sweets.
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.