Lisbon Belém Tour: Age of Discoveries & Beyond

Delve into the Age of Portuguese Discoveries
$245 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
3 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Detailed explanation of the Portuguese Age of Discovery from early settlers to present day
  • Led by a local historian
  • Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower (exterior), and Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries)
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Chicago’s depth of knowledge and genuine enthusiasm were highlights.
Our little group really enjoyed meeting Tiago and learning more about Portugal's Age of Discovery. Tiago is enthusiastic, passionate, funny and engaging. He brought to life the important figures and highlighting many interesting architectural features that we alone would not have noticed, and if we did, would not have understood their significance. I felt like we were walking and chatting with a highly informed friend. He is a great ambassador for Context. As for suggestions, this tour could easily run 3+ hours, given the richness of Portugal’s history. I also think that given the changing social attitudes to colonialism and it's impact, the topics to be discussed could include modern day social issues that have arisen from this period of Portugal’s history and importantly, what are the current discussions underway ( if any). Tiago did a great job of answering my questions in this regard, balancing the pride that the Portuguese have in their remarkable history with acknowledgment that there are two sides to this story.
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, helpful and lost of patience