Local Lisbon: Downtown Walking Tour with Cathedral Climb & Castle

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Location: Lisbon
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 210.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Lisbon
Highlights - All-inclusive tour with tickets to visited sites - so no surprise expenses!
- Discover the secrets of the Sé Cathedral with a VIP Bell Tower climb
- Enjoy an early morning tour of the historic São Jorge Castle with specially-timed itinerary to avoid the crowds
- Explore Downtown Lisbon with a local’s perspective
- Learn insider tips on getting around the city from your dedicated guide
-Take in breathtaking views of the city from two of the city’s best ‘miradouros’ (viewpoints)
-Take advantage of the most manageable way to see the city - with a tour specially designed to take the downhill route
-Tour runs in English only - so no need to wait while your guide translates into several different languages
Summary
Wind your way around historic Lisbon with this downhill walking tour of its enigmatic sights. With special access to the Sé Cathedral and first entry of the day to Lisbon Castle - not to mention stunning viewpoints - you’re sure to come away with a sense of the city’s past and enlivened by its present!

Description
History or culture? Landmarks or unique corners? Take the hassle out of planning your perfect itinerary with an exploration of Lisbon’s downtown area (and beyond!) with a fully guided walking tour led by a passionate, dedicated guide. Spend your morning traversing castle walls, soaking up spectacular views and getting a sense of the history and culture that makes this city come alive!

São Jorge Castle is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, the foundations of which date back to the 1st century BC. With a perfectly timed entry you’ll be one of the first of the day to walk inside and take in the history of this momentous building, avoiding the usual medday crowds. Spot the castle’s ‘Door of Treason’, then make your way up to it’s walls where you’ll take in glorious views of the city in the morning sun.

By now, you might have noticed the stunning array of tile-work decorating the city. From cathedrals to bus stations, these colourful, hand-painted patterns tie the city together. And on a visit to an authentic Azulejo tile workshop, you’ll see how they’re crafted from initial details to careful completion.

Once you’ve learned about the city’s artwork, spend some time discovering one of Lisbon’s oldest buildings - the Sé Cathedral. Constructed in the middle of the 12th century, the Cathedral is a masterwork of architecture just as its imposing front implies. Skip the line inside and immerse yourself in striking arches and cloisters. With special VIP access, you’ll be able to journey up a winding staircase that leads to the church’s old Bell Tower, not to mention incredible views of the city below! With so many sights to see and skylines to behold it’s no wonder Lisbon has designated viewpoints dotted all over the city. At the one of its best - the Santa Luzia Viewpoint (Miradouro de Santa Luzia) - you’ll not only take in stunning scenery, but see why these beautiful spots have become landmarks in and of themselves. 

Get a taste of local life as you end your tour with a Downtown stroll passing by the Commercial Square (Praça do Comércio), the arch of Rua Augusta and the famous Santa Justa Lift (Elevador de Santa Justa)


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip-the-line São Jorge Castle ticket
Guided tour of São Jorge Castle
Skip-the-line Sé Cathedral tickets
VIP Cathedral Bell Tower climb ticket
Dedicated guide
Azulejo tile workshop tour
Baixa neighbourhood walking tour
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.
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.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Dress Code: 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.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-06-01
Product End Date 2020-10-19
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
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 do Comércio Square, Lisboa, 1100-148, PT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 38.7075196, -9.1375167
Address: Praca do Comércio Square, Lisboa, 1100-148, PT
Notes:
Start Location Notes Café São Jorge, R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo 26, Lisboa, 1100-244, PT
End Location Address Praca do Comércio Square, Lisboa, 1100-148, 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 €45.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €40.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

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

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

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