Lisbon in a Day: VIP Cathedral & Early Access Castle with Jerónimos Monastery & Belém

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Location: Lisbon
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 9.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Lisbon
Highlights - All-tickets included and times taken care of so all you need is your sense of adventure!
- Get early entry to São Jorge Castle for spectacular views
- Take a downtown walking tour of Lisbon for the local view of the city
- Discover the Jerónimos Monastery and cloister
- Unravel the significance of the Monument to the Discoveries and Belém Tower with your expert guide
-Journey to Belém by train to avoid traffic and arrive in minutes!
-Take a guided river cruise back to the city passing by sights including the April 25th Bridge, MAAT museum, and Christ statue
-Tour runs in English only - so you don’t have to wait for your tour to be translated into other languages
Summary
Get ready for breathtaking views, fascinating history, and awe-inspiring architecture. From castles to cathedrals and sea-faring adventure, on this full day tour you’ll see Lisbon’s top sights the best way possible - with a local expert who can give you the inside story. 

Description
The São Jorge Castle is one of Lisbon’s most emblematic sites, and the perfect place to begin your tour of the city. With a specially-timed itinerary your guide and small group will take advantage of one of the first entries of the day, avoiding the usual midday crowds to gain access to the ancient castle with foundations dating back to the 1st century BC. 

The castle’s construction spans from the Visigoths to the Moors, right up until the 1930s when its renovation was completed. Yet despite a long and varied history, you won’t find much information provided within the castle itself, something you don’t need to worry about as your guide knows all of its best stories! Climb the castle walls, and with clear skies you’ll be able to see all the way to Lisbon’s Downtown Baixa area - which you’ll soon be exploring yourself.

But first, it’s on to another emblematic site: Lisbon’s Sé Cathedral. As you approach the building, admire the simple yet striking exterior, made of two towers and an imposing Rose Window. Constructed by Portugal’s first king, Afonso I, the Cathedral boasts an impressive history dating from the 12th century. After you’ve explored the gothic interior, you’ll be able to make your way past the Cathedral’s treasury and through a restricted spiral staircase. Wind your way up to find the historic Bell Tower, which has been closed to the public for over 800 years! From here, you’ll get an unparalleled view of the decorative tile work decorating the city. That’s why our next stop is an authentic azulejos tile workshop where you’ll see the skill and artistry that goes into their creation. Afterwards, a guided walking tour of the Baixa area will orientate you in Downtown Lisbon at a leisurely pace.

By now you’ll have worked up an appetite so your small group will break up for some free time for lunch. You’ll have your pick of places to go for food nearby, but be sure to ask your guide for some local recommendations!

After lunch, it’s time to spend an adventurous afternoon exploring Belém - the birthplace of Lisbon’s Age of Explorations. Travelling by train, you’ll be in this dynamic neighbourhood in a matter of minutes. Here you’ll find the Jerónimos Monastery - where sailors often spent the night before their voyage praying for a safe journey. With skip the line tickets, discover the Monastery’s cloister, and walk in the footsteps of famed explorers such as Vasco da Gama who is buried within the Cathedral.

As you head towards Lisbon’s Tagus river, you’ll see one of the main symbols of the city - Belém Tower (Torre de Belém). Hear about its history as a safe-guard to the city before walking a short way to the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos). One of Lisbon’s finest sculptures, it depicts the story of the people who made the Age of Explorations possible. End the day by taking in Lisbon’s sights from a new perspective with a cruise down the Tagus river. Along the way, savor a delicious traditional Portugese pastel de nata as you lay your eyes on Lisbon’s top landmarks including the Christ Statue (Cristo Rei) and the MAAT museum. You’ll even pass under the April 25th Bridge on your unique route back to the city.

On this full day tour you’ll not only see Lisbon’s best sights, but get swept up in their stories too - the perfect way to explore Portugal’s dynamic capital.


Commentary English: Guide
Included - Skip-the-line ticket to Jerónimos Monastery
- Special access ticket for Jerónimos Cloister
-Fully guided tour of Jerónimos Monastery & Cloister
-Skip-the-line São Jorge Castle ticket
-Guided tour of São Jorge Castle
-Skip-the-line Sé Cathedral ticket
-VIP Sé Cathedral Bell Tower climb ticket
-Guided river cruise with reserved seating
-Fully guided walking tour of Belém
-Azulejo tile workshop visit
-Complimentary pastel de nata (traditional Portuguese pastry)
-Train ticket to Belém
-Downtown Baixa neighborhood tour
-Dedicated guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Please note that we will not visit the tile workshop on Sundays.
Please note that while we will always visit the interior of the Se Cathedral (tickets included), we may occasionally not be able to climb the Cathedral bell tower on Sundays, due to liturgical events.
We will travel by boat, if you suffer from some kind of seasickness take the proper precautions.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
This is a downhill walking tour, while the walk is not strenuous the ground can often be uneven. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Please note that while we will always visit the interior of the Se Cathedral (tickets included), we may occasionally not be able to climb the Cathedral bell tower on Sundays, due to liturgical events.
Respectful clothing is required. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Photography is not permitted inside Lisbon Cathedral.
Please note that for security reasons bag searches could take place.
This tour runs rain or shine - please bring suitable clothing.
We will travel by boat, if you suffer from some kind of seasickness take the proper precautions.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-06-01
Product End Date 2020-10-19
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 38.7126359, -9.1350922
Address: Café São Jorge, R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo 26, Lisboa, 1100-244, PT
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Leitaria+S%C3%A3o+Jorge/@38.7126359,-9.1350922,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd1935442abf9ee7:0x8259a7457f7657bc!8m2!3d38.7126359!4d-9.1329035
Notes: This tour meets in front of Café São Jorge, R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo 26, 1100-244 Lisboa. The cafe is located within the walls of São Jorge Castle, in front of the castle ticket office.
Start Location Notes Café São Jorge, R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo 26, Lisboa, 1100-244, PT
End Location Address Praca Europa, Av. Ribeira das Naus, Lisboa, 1200-450, PT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 38.7058912, -9.14465
Address: Praca Europa, Av. Ribeira das Naus, Lisboa, 1200-450, PT
Notes:
Start Location Notes Café São Jorge, R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo 26, Lisboa, 1100-244, PT
End Location Address Praca Europa, Av. Ribeira das Naus, Lisboa, 1200-450, PT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €95.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €90.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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