Guided tour

Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour with River Boat Cruise

Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour with River Boat Cruise

From US$ 35.95 per person

See the monuments of the Belém district in Lisbon and learn more about Portugal's "Age of Discoveries." Enjoy a short cruise along the River Tagus to admire the scenic views of the city.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Walk through the historic Belém district on a guided walking tour
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Belém Tower
  • Discover a fine example of Portuguese Manueline architecture at Jerónimos Monastery
  • Enjoy a boat cruise and take in incredible views of the city from the Tagus River
  • Learn about Portugal's "Age of Discoveries"
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Travel back in time on a guided tour of the historic Belém district in Lisbon and learn why it is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and delicious custard tarts. Take a short cruise along the Tagus River to reach the district, and admire the views on the shore. First, hop on board the boat and travel to Belém on a short cruise on the Tagus River before exploring Belém on foot. Upon departure, follow the banks of the river to see the oldest parts of Lisbon, and hear how it survived a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 1755.

Learn how Belém was at the center of humanity’s great drive for exploration as you delve into the rich history of Portugal's "Age of Discoveries." Marvel at the Monument of Discoveries that stands on the banks where the great voyages began.

See the 25th of April suspension bridge and hear about the important date it commemorates. Look at the Wind Rose marble map that shows the most famous routes of the great explorers.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Belém Tower and the gardens that surround it. Visit Empire Square Gardens built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940. See the impressive Jeronimos Monastery which is the final resting place for some of the great Portuguese explorers

  • Live guide
  • Walking tour
  • River cruise
  • Entrance inside the Belém Tower

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  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 13 years old go free of charge with a valid ID
  • You will need to purchase a transport ticket if you do not have a travel card, which is €3.20
  • The itinerary is subject to change if the tour guide customizes it for your group
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based on 97 reviews

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Jamie did a great job of explaining the history behind the Belém tower and the others surrounding monuments. He Is really knowledgeable and passionate about the topic which made it extra interesting. This tour also includes a lot of walking it’s not only a boat tour and it did run over 2.5 hours.

September 25, 2022

The meeting point was a challenge. I got there and couldn't find the guide. The confirmation email said the guide would be wearing a red shirt and have a red umbrella. When I eventually found the guide, he had neither. The only reason I found the guide was because I spotted a guy looking back and forth with two people near him. I decided to chance it and ask if he was the guide. He was. As for the tour, it was great! Guide, Antonio, was very knowledgable about everything. He even took us to the famous pastry shop to eat the tarts. I learned a lot about Belem and glad I did the tour.

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November 17, 2021

The tour was well organised in time, just make sure that you have correct ticket with you otherwise you can buy from them too. ( I had to buy the ticket from the tour because I bought the wrong one from the metro station, so if you are not sure what to buy, just get a ticket from the tour ) Rita was our tour guide, very knowledgeable and well explain during the tour.

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October 25, 2019

Product ID: 63061