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Time13 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Soak up Lisbon’s stunning monuments and rich culture during a guided day trip from the Algarve. With an expert guide discover the architectural beauties in the district of Belém. Delve deep into Lisbon’s religious history with an audio tour of the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Then, step back in time and experience moorish influence from the middle ages as your stroll through the old quarter of Alfama and visit the Castle of São Jorge. Finally, you’ll have ample time to stretch your legs and explore more on your own.
  • Day trip to Lisbon from the Algarve, led by a friendly local guide
  • Enjoy a walking tour around Belém and pose for photos by Belém Tower
  • Take an audio tour of the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery with its magnificent Manueline architecture
  • Explore historical Alfama and gaze up at the Castle of São Jorge
  • Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service that covers the Algarve region
Set off on your Lisbon day trip with a hotel pickup from the Algarve, then hop into an air-conditioned coach and head north. On your way 3-hour journey to Portugal’s capital, relax and gaze out the window at charming coastal views.

Arrive in the hilly capital of Lisbon and get ready to discover Portugal’s rich history. Tie up your laces and start your walking tour with a stroll through the Belém district situated at the mouth of the Tagus River. Observe Lisbon’s most distinguished buildings and landmarks as you explore with your expert guide.

Take a break at Belém Tower, a fortification that played a major role in Portugal’s Age of Discoveries. Nearby, enter the Jerónimos Monastery which was erected in the 16th century during the rule of King Dom Manuel and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. From your audio guide learn how the monastery was dedicated to Vasco de Gama's successful voyage to India. Then, comb the monastery admiring its quintessential Gothic Manueline architecture and its unique style of ornate etched arches. Upon finishing your audio guide, continue to Alfama where Lisbon gets its cultural charge.

Weave your way along lively streets of terracotta roofed buildings and palm canopied courtyards and experience Alfama’s Roman and Moorish influences. Then, stare up at the captivating Castle of São Jorge whose imposing hillside swagger feeds the energy of this neighborhood.

Make a pitstop for lunch (own expense) and then enjoy ample time to leisurely explore Lisbon’s cobblestone corridors and squares. “When in Lisbon”- locate a bakery and taste the famous Portuguese egg tart - pastéis de nata (own expense). Continue to discover hidden gems or duck into souvenir shops before meeting your guide at a prearranged time and place. Hop back on your coach and return to your Algarve hotel where your tour ends.

Reviews

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v
, Sep 2018

I used this trip as a way of getting from Portimao to Lisbon. For the second time with follow me tours i was waiting where the confirmation email stated but the bus actually stops slightly further away. Ana was the guide and she is one of the best day tour guides I've ever had. Really enthusiastic and clear instructions given all day.

d
, Apr 2018

I found this trip to be good value for transportation to/from Lisbon in a comfortable setting, but not very good in terms of the guided tour. Most of the time in Lisbon was free time. The tour guide party was mostly from the bus as we sped by from the arrival point to the final drop off point and only lasted about 30 minutes. Also, the tour guide was pointing out the sites in two languages and jumping between the languages each sentence. While that is impressive, it meant that we missed understanding lots of things because we were driving at regular speed in a closed bus, so you would hear about something you had passed 30 seconds before. The whole guided tour part really felt like you were saying what? wait what was that building? the whole time. The tours should really endeavor to provide one language per group rather than trying to cram in as many people on a multi-language bus as possible. I would recommend this tour for a family wanting convenient inexpensive transfer to/from Lisbon. Read up and prepare yourself ahead of time for the things you want to see.

F
, Apr 2018

Excellent trip. The bus was very comfortable and the ride smooth. The tour guide was extremely nice and knowledgeable. She took excellent care of all on board the trip, provided plenty of information about everything on the way and about Lisbon. It was a very enjoyable experience for me and my family. This tour is highly recommended.

P
, Feb 2018

It was a lovely day and the tour guide was very knowledgable. Given that we only had two breaks in Lisbon, the first one around the Monastry for 1.5 hours and the second one for 3.5 hrs, I teamed up with another traveller and we rented a Tuck-Tuck. We have probably seen more than most of our fellow passengers and it was a lovely and fun experience, except from the fact that I could not have climbed up all the mountaineous streets in Lisbon and see all what I wanted to in 3.5 hrs. Our tour guide took us two other vista points in Lisbon Alfama being one than the Sao George Castle, where you pay entry fees and where a restaurant is. So we left that for another time. We have seen roman ruins, walked through Alfama and have been to churches. It was a fun and lovely afternoon.

d
, Jan 2018

I very much enjoyed the day trip to Lisbon. It was well worth the trip.
One cautionary note to everyone who would like to take this day trip is that the pick-up and drop-off from all the hotels takes THREE hours. Plus the drive back-and-forth to lisbon is six hours, and so you will only get three to four hours to see the city.

F
, Nov 2017

The Trip was good for a day trip. As others have mentioned, it was quite a bit of driving most of the day was spent on the bus but for the price, you really can't beat it. There are a few hours in the day for you to wander around the city on your own, but it goes by fast, and Lisbon is definitely a city that needs more time to enjoy. The tour guide did a good job of giving information on the city as we drove through.

s
, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

I
, Oct 2017

Well organized and amazing time.

M
, Sep 2017

Ok but long journeys each way

t
, Jun 2017

these trip was very nice nice bus nice driver Pedro he was very profesional ..we had lots time to wonder around had 2 stops at mosteiro dos Jeronimos then at the Rossio free time until almost 4 pm arived back at the resort still before 8 realy enjoyed had one stop on the way for 30 m another back ...


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