This Lisbon shore trip
includes a taste of Lisbon's most famous sites, view points plus local snacks and drinks. Then you drive into the Arrabida Natural Park to enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine producer, plus enjoy more panoramic views.
After meeting your guide, you start your excursion traveling along the Avenue of Liberdade heading to the center of the old town. You enjoy stops at two impressive locations; Lisbon’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Lisbon and the viewpoint of Graca, where you will have the best view over the city and the river Tejo.
After these stops you pass by the Monastery of S. Vicente, Alfama, the birth place of Fado Music, the National Pantheon and Comercio Square, before taking the road to Belem, one of Lisbon’s most monumental and historical areas.
The Belem area is famous for its landmarks dedicated to the marine discoverers. The area includes parks, gardens and monuments that are all well worth a visit. Your first stop is the Belem Tower, a UNESCO Heritage site and symbol of Lisbon. This fortified tower is where the explorer Vasco da Gama set sail on his voyage of discovery to India.
Also in the Belem area you see the Monument of the Discoveries, which was constructed to honor the marine explorers, and to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator.
The next stop is at the imposing Jeronimos Monastery. This cathedral complex was built during the reign of King D. Manuel I, as was the Belem Tower. The small chapel inside is where Vasco da Gama spent the night praying before he left on his route of discoveries. The riches brought back from these discoveries paid for this glorious monument, which today is also a listed World Heritage site.
Before leaving the Belem area you enjoy an included taste of the famous Belem pastry or Pastel de Belem. This egg custard tart is dusted with cinnamon and a nice treat to keep you going.
Heading back to the city center, we will pass by the Basilica of Estrela, the Parliament, the Bairro Alto and Chiado districts before parking in the Baixa (Downtown) district. From here you enjoy a short walk through Lisbon’s most beautiful squares including Rossio, Figueira and Restauradores.
While in the Baixa district you also enjoy a taste of green wine with a codfish cake and finishing with a glass of delicious Port Wine.
In the afternoon you drive towards Palmela, where, if you are interested you can ascend its Castle Tower for an amazing photo opportunity.
Next you drive along the mountains of the Arrabida wine region stopping at a beautiful local family owned wine farm in the heart of Arrabida Natural Park. Included in the tour is a tasting of 4 local wines.
After the wine tasting you drive to the the highest point of the Arrabida Natural Park (about 1500 feet above sea level) where you can get some wonderful panoramic photos.
Last, but not least, is a stop at Cristo Rei (inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s statue of Christ the Redeemer) for great views over Lisbon. You return to the pier traveling over the famous 25th of April Bridge.
can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private
using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please