If you are in Lisbon for 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 national song) was born. You will take a stroll through the narrow and labyrinthine streets that contrast with the immensity of the Baixa squares, such as Rossio and Praça do Comercio. You will also get to know the city center with Marques de Pombal Square crowning Avenida da Liberdade.
The following steps of the tour will be unforgettable. Sintra is the next destination. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the capital of romanticism, just 16 miles from Lisbon, Sintra has housed the royal family’s summer palaces since the 14th century. You will have the opportunity to visit one this royal Palaces of Sintra. If you have a sweet tooth you must taste the traditional pastries. Immediately afterwards we depart to the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Continuing along the coast, we will pass by the beautiful Guincho beach and reach the village of Cascais, known for its sea bay, where the fishermen boats are still seen today.
The return trip will be made along the cost all the way to Belem in Lisbon. Here you can admire the height of the Portuguese sea Empire, through the magnificent monuments: Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém Tower and Monument to the Discoveries.
Let us drive you in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with AC and WiFi, and be escorted by one of our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People x 110€: 220€|
|3People x 77€: 231€|
|4People x 62€: 248€|
|5People x 54€: 270€|
|6People x 48€: 288€|
|7People x 43€: 301€|
|8People x 41€: 328€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 8 hours
Place designated by you in accordance with Premiere Tours
The oldest quarter of Lisbon dates back to the time of the Moors’ conquest of the city (8th to 12th centuries). The panoramic 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 o Lisbon. 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 he was born).
In 1755, Lisbon was struck by the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Europe. At the time, the Marquis of Pombal, took on the mission to reconstruct the city center, completely destroyed by this catastrophe. And as such, the first modern European city was born: “Baixa Pombalina” with its urban and geometric architectural plan, it 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 “Praça do Comércio” and “Rossio”, Rua Augusta (the most important pedestrian street in Portugal, with its famous Arch of Triumph.
On our way to “Parque Eduardo VII we will drive through “Avenida da Liberdade”, Lisbon’s Champs Elysees, one of the most beautiful avenues 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, Marquis de Pombal. As we arrive at the top of “Parque Eduardo VII”, we can admire the wonderful view of the city and of the splendorous Tagus River.
A visit to the Palace of Queluz, known as the Versailles of Portugal. The palace consists of three styles of architecture, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classic. There are splendid French gardens decorated with fountains designed by English artists, statues of Italian artists and a magnificent canal (lake/pool) decorated with 18th-century tiles. It was the official residence of several 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” and 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 will have time to sample the famous “travesseiros” and “queijadas” at the Piriquita Pastry Shop and explore the narrow streets of the most romantic town in Portugal. Visit one of these palaces: National Palace of Sintra, National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, Palace of Monserrate. (optional visit)
If you would like to have lunch, your guide will recommend restaurants in the area of Sintra.
Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point in continental Europe. We will stop for photos at this unique place.
This old Roman town of fishermen became a well-known beach resort in the 20th century. Cascais is a favorite among the people of Lisbon who come here to enjoy the sun and the sea, the bars and restaurants. The town is also known internationally for its big nautical events (America’s Cup, Red Bull, FlugTagg). Cascais attracts many tourists from all over the world, whether to visit or live. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in all of Europe. Free time to explore the streets of Cascais.
Belem is the district/quarter of Lisbon that is 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: Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries with the statues of the great Portuguese sailors and explorers, Vasco da Gama, Henry the Navigator among 31 others. Finally, a must-visit to the famous “Pasteis de Belem”, Portugal´s most famous typical pastries.
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.