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Description
  • Scratch beneath the surface of Bairro Alto and Chiado on this fully guided tour of its cultural and culinary delights! 
  • You’ll begin your day at one of the most unique spots in the capital: the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint (Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara). Come prepared to have your breath taken away at the incredible views over Lisbon’s landscape. After you’ve taken in a slice of the city’s views, get a slice of Portuguese cuisine with an authentic pastel de nata when you stop by a local bakery. Made up of the perfect balance of pastry, cinnamon, sugar and lemon you’ll see why these treats have become a Portugese speciality. 
  • As you wind your way down the charming streets of the neighbourhood, your local guide will fill you in on this district’s unique charm. Before long, you’ll arrive at an authentic metalwork workshop - the place where Lisbon’s famed street lamps are made (weekday tours only). Chat with the metalsmith whose family has been in the trade for over 200 years and get a sense of the true artistry that went into crafting Lisbon. You’ll leave with a newfound knowledge as well as a complementary small souvenir to remember your visit!
  • It’s time to discover another cornerstone of the city, the Livraria Bertrand - which holds the title as the world’s oldest operating bookshop! If your tour takes place over a weekend, your tour will venture inside for a tour of the bookshop in lieu of a visit to the metalsmith workshop. 
  • Continuing your exploration of the city’s history, you’ll make your way to one of the most ornate churches in Lisbon, and possibly Portugal itself: the Church of São Roque. Though the exterior may not look like much, once you step inside and feast your eyes on the intricate carvings and gold inlays you’ll see why it’s one of the hidden gems of the area. Your local guide will show you its show-stopping feature; the chapel of Saint John the Baptist, and you’ll have the chance to see its archaeological museum which contains a number of sacred relics. 
  • For a deeper insight into Lisbon’s awe-inspiring religious sites you’ll visit the Carmo Convent (Convento do Carmo). Hear about it’s tumultuous history when it was badly damaged by the 1755 earthquake which caused it to cave in on top of a congregation gathered for mass. Though it stands roofless today, this was Lisbon's largest church before the earthquake hit and its gothic ruins make for a spectacular sight.
  • You’ll hear the full story of the earthquake as you make your way to yet another incredible view of the city. The Santa Luzia Viewpoint (Miradouro de Santa Luzia) offers a panorama of the city streets that will bring Lisbon’s story to life. A popular hangout and meeting spot, no visit to Chiado would be complete without stopping by Luís de Camões Square (Praça Luís de Camões) where you’ll be introduced to one of Portugal’s national legends: Fernando Pessoa. You’ll also get to see Café A Brasileira; one of the cornerstones of Lisbon’s literary scene and home to Portugal’s delicious Bica coffee.
  • After a day of sightseeing, there’s no better way to unwind for the evening than sipping on a few glasses of wine and enjoying some local specialties. Unwind at a local bar and sample traditional varieties of wine, including Portuguese green wine, along with a mouthwatering array of local cheeses and cured meats. 
  • Scratch beneath the surface of Bairro Alto and Chiado on this fully guided tour of its cultural and culinary delights! 
  • You’ll begin your day at one of the most unique spots in the capital: the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint (Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara). Come prepared to have your breath taken away at the incredible views over Lisbon’s landscape. After you’ve taken in a slice of the city’s views, get a slice of Portuguese cuisine with an authentic pastel de nata when you stop by a local bakery. Made up of the perfect balance of pastry, cinnamon, sugar and lemon you’ll see why these treats have become a Portugese speciality. 
  • As you wind your way down the charming streets of the neighbourhood, your local guide will fill you in on this district’s unique charm. Before long, you’ll arrive at an authentic metalwork workshop - the place where Lisbon’s famed street lamps are made (weekday tours only). Chat with the metalsmith whose family has been in the trade for over 200 years and get a sense of the true artistry that went into crafting Lisbon. You’ll leave with a newfound knowledge as well as a complementary small souvenir to remember your visit!
  • It’s time to discover another cornerstone of the city, the Livraria Bertrand - which holds the title as the world’s oldest operating bookshop! If your tour takes place over a weekend, your tour will venture inside for a tour of the bookshop in lieu of a visit to the metalsmith workshop. 
  • Continuing your exploration of the city’s history, you’ll make your way to one of the most ornate churches in Lisbon, and possibly Portugal itself: the Church of São Roque. Though the exterior may not look like much, once you step inside and feast your eyes on the intricate carvings and gold inlays you’ll see why it’s one of the hidden gems of the area. Your local guide will show you its show-stopping feature; the chapel of Saint John the Baptist, and you’ll have the chance to see its archaeological museum which contains a number of sacred relics. 
  • For a deeper insight into Lisbon’s awe-inspiring religious sites you’ll visit the Carmo Convent (Convento do Carmo). Hear about it’s tumultuous history when it was badly damaged by the 1755 earthquake which caused it to cave in on top of a congregation gathered for mass. Though it stands roofless today, this was Lisbon's largest church before the earthquake hit and its gothic ruins make for a spectacular sight.
  • You’ll hear the full story of the earthquake as you make your way to yet another incredible view of the city. The Santa Luzia Viewpoint (Miradouro de Santa Luzia) offers a panorama of the city streets that will bring Lisbon’s story to life. A popular hangout and meeting spot, no visit to Chiado would be complete without stopping by Luís de Camões Square (Praça Luís de Camões) where you’ll be introduced to one of Portugal’s national legends: Fernando Pessoa. You’ll also get to see Café A Brasileira; one of the cornerstones of Lisbon’s literary scene and home to Portugal’s delicious Bica coffee.
  • After a day of sightseeing, there’s no better way to unwind for the evening than sipping on a few glasses of wine and enjoying some local specialties. Unwind at a local bar and sample traditional varieties of wine, including Portugese green wine, along with a mouthwatering array of local cheeses and cured meats. 
Highlights
  • - Explore the sights and sounds of two of Lisbon’s most iconic districts on this fully guided tour with all tickets to visited sites included
  • - Learn about the history of the beautiful Carmo Convent and São Roque Church from your dedicated guide
  • - Take in city views from the Santa Justa Lift top level viewpoint (with a special access from the ‘local’s entrance’)
  • - Sample a delicious, complimentary pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart) from a traditional bakery
  • - Visit an artisan metal workshop and come away with a unique souvenir (weekday visit)
  • -Taste Portuguese green wine paired with cured meats and cheeses
  • -Tour runs in English only, so no need to wait while your guide translates into several different languages
  • - Explore the sights and sounds of two of Lisbon’s most iconic districts on this fully guided tour with all tickets to visited sites included
  • - Learn about the history of the beautiful Carmo Convent and São Roque Church from your dedicated guide
  • - Take in city views from the Santa Justa Lift top level viewpoint (with a special access from the ‘local’s entrance’)
  • - Sample a delicious, complimentary pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart) from a traditional bakery
  • - Visit an artisan metal workshop and come away with a unique souvenir (weekday visit)
  • Taste Portugese green wine paired with cured meats and cheeses
  • Tour runs in English only, so no need to wait while your guide translates into several different languages

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Product Name
  • Best of Bairro Alto & Chiado Walking Tour with Wine and Cheese Upgrade
  • Best of Bairro Alto & Chiado Stroll with Wine and Cheese Upgrade

Version 6 – March 16, 2020 10:42

Description Summary
  • Take a stroll through Bairro Alto and Chiado for an exploration of these unique neighborhoods in the hands of a local. On this fully guided, English language only tour, you’ll wander through the Carmo Convent, marvel at the ornate São Roque church and sink your teeth into a traditional Portuguese custard tart.
Description
  • Scratch beneath the surface of Bairro Alto and Chiado on this fully guided tour of its cultural and culinary delights! 
  • You’ll begin your day at one of the most unique spots in the capital: the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint (Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara). Come prepared to have your breath taken away at the incredible views over Lisbon’s landscape. After you’ve taken in a slice of the city’s views, get a slice of Portuguese cuisine with an authentic pastel de nata when you stop by a local bakery. Made up of the perfect balance of pastry, cinnamon, sugar and lemon you’ll see why these treats have become a Portugese speciality. 
  • As you wind your way down the charming streets of the neighbourhood, your local guide will fill you in on this district’s unique charm. Before long, you’ll arrive at an authentic metalwork workshop - the place where Lisbon’s famed street lamps are made (weekday tours only). Chat with the metalsmith whose family has been in the trade for over 200 years and get a sense of the true artistry that went into crafting Lisbon. You’ll leave with a newfound knowledge as well as a complementary small souvenir to remember your visit!
  • It’s time to discover another cornerstone of the city, the Livraria Bertrand - which holds the title as the world’s oldest operating bookshop! If your tour takes place over a weekend, your tour will venture inside for a tour of the bookshop in lieu of a visit to the metalsmith workshop. 
  • Continuing your exploration of the city’s history, you’ll make your way to one of the most ornate churches in Lisbon, and possibly Portugal itself: the Church of São Roque. Though the exterior may not look like much, once you step inside and feast your eyes on the intricate carvings and gold inlays you’ll see why it’s one of the hidden gems of the area. Your local guide will show you its show-stopping feature; the chapel of Saint John the Baptist, and you’ll have the chance to see its archaeological museum which contains a number of sacred relics. 
  • For a deeper insight into Lisbon’s awe-inspiring religious sites you’ll visit the Carmo Convent (Convento do Carmo). Hear about it’s tumultuous history when it was badly damaged by the 1755 earthquake which caused it to cave in on top of a congregation gathered for mass. Though it stands roofless today, this was Lisbon's largest church before the earthquake hit and its gothic ruins make for a spectacular sight.
  • You’ll hear the full story of the earthquake as you make your way to yet another incredible view of the city. The Santa Luzia Viewpoint (Miradouro de Santa Luzia) offers a panorama of the city streets that will bring Lisbon’s story to life. A popular hangout and meeting spot, no visit to Chiado would be complete without stopping by Luís de Camões Square (Praça Luís de Camões) where you’ll be introduced to one of Portugal’s national legends: Fernando Pessoa. You’ll also get to see Café A Brasileira; one of the cornerstones of Lisbon’s literary scene and home to Portugal’s delicious Bica coffee.
  • After a day of sightseeing, there’s no better way to unwind for the evening than sipping on a few glasses of wine and enjoying some local specialties. Unwind at a local bar and sample traditional varieties of wine, including Portugese green wine, along with a mouthwatering array of local cheeses and cured meats. 
Full Description
  • Sites Visited: 
  • Bairro Alto and Chiado neighborhoods
  • São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint
  • Local artisan atelier (inside, weekday visit)
  • Livraria Bertrand (inside, weekend or national holiday)
  • Church of São Roque
  • Convento do Carmo
  • Santa Justa Lift (top level viewpoint/’miradouro’)
  • Cafe Brasileira
  • Wine bar 
Highlights
  • - Explore the sights and sounds of two of Lisbon’s most iconic districts on this fully guided tour with all tickets to visited sites included
  • - Learn about the history of the beautiful Carmo Convent and São Roque Church from your dedicated guide
  • - Take in city views from the Santa Justa Lift top level viewpoint (with a special access from the ‘local’s entrance’)
  • - Sample a delicious, complimentary pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart) from a traditional bakery
  • - Visit an artisan metal workshop and come away with a unique souvenir (weekday visit)
  • Taste Portugese green wine paired with cured meats and cheeses
  • Tour runs in English only, so no need to wait while your guide translates into several different languages
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Included
  • Skip-the-line Convento do Carmo ticket
  • Guided tour of Convento do Carmo
  • Miradouro Santa Justa Lift tickets (top level viewpoint)
  • Complimentary Portuguese pastel de nata
  • Entrance ticket to Church of São Roque
  • Guided tour inside Church of São Roque
  • Metalwork souvenir (weekday visit)
  • Three glasses of Portuguese wine
  • Selection of snacks including local cheeses & cured ham
  • Various Champagne Tastings (7 in total)
  • Private transport

Version 5 – March 16, 2020 10:35

Product Name
  • Best of Bairro Alto & Chiado Stroll with Wine and Cheese Upgrade
  • IN WORKING PROGRESS - Bairro Alto & Chiado + Wine

Version 2 – March 11, 2020 13:16

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Version 1 – February 20, 2020 13:17

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.
  • Please note that on weekends we will not visit the artisan workshop and instead we will go inside Livraria Bertrand, known as the world's oldest bookstore.
  • This is a downhill walking tour, while the walk is not strenuous the ground can often be uneaven. Please wear comfortable shoes and do not bring very large or heavy backpacks.
  • Please note that for security reasons bag searches could take place.
  • Tour runs rain or shine - please bring suitable clothing.
  • If you are allergic to any type of food or if you are vegetarian, please let us know before joining the tour.
  • 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.
  • Please note that on weekends we will not visit the artisan workshop and instead we will go inside Livraria Bertrand, known as the world's oldest bookstore.
  • This is a downhill walking tour, while the walk is not strenuous the ground can often be uneaven. Please wear comfortable shoes and do not bring very large or heavy backpacks.
  • Please note that for security reasons bag searches could take place.
  • Tour runs rain or shine - please bring suitable clothing.
Know Before You Book
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Please note that on weekends we will not visit the artisan workshop and instead we will go inside Livraria Bertrand, known as the world's oldest bookstore.
  • If you are allergic to any type of food or if you are vegetarian, please let us know before joining the tour.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Please note that on weekends we will not visit the artisan workshop and instead we will go inside Livraria Bertrand, known as the world's oldest bookstore.