Best of Belem: Guided Tour with Jerónimos Monastery & Lisbon River Cruise

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Location: Lisbon
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Lisbon
Highlights -All-inclusive tour with tickets to all visited sites - no surprise expenses!
-Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site the Jerónimos Monastery with special access to the cloister
- Sink your teeth into a delicious, complimentary pastel de nata from a local bakery
-Discover the history of the adventurers who set sail during the epic age of explorations
- Avoid traffic and take the train to Belém (tickets included) for a quick, seamless journey
-Cruise back to the city in style on a scenic river cruise (reserved seats included) taking in some of Lisbon’s best sites
-Unravel the significance behind the Monument to the Discoveries and Belém Tower with fascinating insights from your dedicated guide
-Tour runs in English only, so no need to wait while your guide translates into several different languages
Embark on an epic adventure at the site where the Age of Discoveries began in Portugal. On this half-day tour you’ll walk in the footsteps of famous explorers taking in the sites and sounds of this historic area. Step inside the Jerónimos Monastery, with access to explore the secluded cloister and enjoy a delicious pastel de nata from the area it originated. Then discover Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) and the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), before ending your day with a tranquil cruise back to the city.

From the towering Jerónimos Monastery to Belém Tower, trace the route of Portugal’s discoverers before they set sail on this guided tour of Belém.

Beginning your tour with a train to Belém, your guide and small group will bypass any traffic and within a matter of minutes arrive at the place from which Portugal’s discoverers set sail during the Age of Explorations. After passing through the scenic beauty of Belém Gardens - with interesting insights from your dedicated guide - you’ll find yourself at a site entwined with its seafaring history: the Jerónimos Monastery. Many sailors - including Vasco da Gama - spent their final night in Lisbon here before taking to the seas. Skip the line and trace their footsteps inside where you’ll be greeted by a visual feast of vaulted arches and intricate carvings. Although construction of the church began on 6th January 1501, it wasn’t completed for nearly a century. Full of striking features, it’s not difficult to understand how it took so long! Your guide will take you around the awe-inspiring interior before you get the opportunity to explore the cloisters of the church with special access tickets.

Following in the footsteps of the explorers, next you’ll see one of their final sights before leaving the city. Sitting on the mouth of the Tagus river, since 1515 Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) has stood as a guardian to the city of Lisbon. Experience its imposing presence as your guide points out its little-known features. Take one final look at this towering fortress before moving on to discover the secrets of the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos). Originally constructed in 1940 as a temporary exhibit, this statue was erected permanently in 1960 to mark the death of the Portuguese Prince, Henry the Navigator. One of the most impressive sculptures in Lisbon, it tells the story of the characters from the age of explorations. In total 32 figures can be seen, ranging from explorers and soldiers to artists and chroniclers. Unravel the tale with the help of your expert guide and learn about the hidden details most visitors never uncover!

As your tour comes to a close you’ll be brought back to the city in comfort. On a scenic cruise you’ll travel down the Tagus river and take in a panoramic perspective of the city. Along the way you’ll see the MAAT Museum, the Christ statue, the Tejo electricity Museum, and even pass under the famous April 25th Bridge.

You’ll return to the city with a newfound sense of adventure, and a tale or two of your own to share!

Commentary English: Guide
Included Fully guided walking tour of Belém & Belém gardens
Jerónimos Monastery entrance ticket
Skip-the-line Jerónimos Cloister ticket
Fully guided Jerónimos Monastery & Cloister
Guided river cruise with reserved seating
Complimentary pastel de nata (traditional Portuguese pastry)
Train tickets to Belém
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.
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.
Tour runs rain or shine - please bring suitable clothing.
Please note that for security reasons bag searches could take place.
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
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 38.7375483, -9.1777997
Address: Wines of Portugal Shop, Praca do Comercio - Terreiro do Paço, Lisboa, 1100-148, PT
Notes: This tour meets in front of Wines of Portugal Shop located at the Praca do Comercio - Terreiro do Paço, 1100-148 Lisboa . If you are facing the river, the Wines of Portugal will be at your right, just at the side of restaurant Troppo Squisito.
Start Location Notes Wines of Portugal Shop, Praca do Comercio - Terreiro do Paço, Lisboa, 1100-148, PT
End Location Address Praca Europa, Cais da, Av. Ribeira das Naus, Lisboa, 1200-450, PT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 38.7058912, -9.14465
Address: Praca Europa, Cais da, Av. Ribeira das Naus, Lisboa, 1200-450, PT
Start Location Notes Wines of Portugal Shop, Praca do Comercio - Terreiro do Paço, Lisboa, 1100-148, PT
End Location Address Praca Europa, Cais da, Av. Ribeira das Naus, Lisboa, 1200-450, PT


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.


Adult 15-99 years €59.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €54.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request


Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

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