- Pastéis de Belém Bakery
- Jerónimos Monastary
- Vasco de Gama's tomb
- Monument to the Discoveries
- Belém Tower (exterior)
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level historian
- Tickets into the Jerónimos Monastary
For more on Baixa and central Lisbon, consider our Baixa Walking Tour of Lisbon including Bairro Alto & Chiado. If you wish to see the older side of Lisbon, we also offer a Lisbon Old Town tour of the Alfama district.
We can customize this tour on a private basis to focus on a particular area of interest such as military history or visit additional sites like the Maritime Museum. If you have any particular ideas or preferences, please do not hesitate to let us know.
We pre-purchase tickets to Jeronimos Monastery and in order to ensure the smoothest possible experience but it is not possible to skip the line entirely at the moment. If you have flexibility with your schedule, we recommend an afternoon tour to avoid the worst of the cruise ship crowds in high season. We don't typically go inside the Belém tower as they have a restricted capacity and the lines can get long (plus there is a lot to discuss in its exterior!). Your guide can certainly assist with securing tickets for you to enter at the end of the tour. Feel free to leave an order note or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if this would be of interest.
In the Monastery, the Church and Lower Cloister are accessible to persons with reduced mobility. The Tower is partially accessible. Please contact us via email@example.com to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise.
This walk is not a part of our official family program. That said, we may be able to arrange a visit with a family-friendly guide. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for options and advice.
Catarina is a proud daughter of Lisbon. Having originally studied Conservation and Restoration, her passion for her home town led her to pursue a second degree in Tourism. In addition to working as a licensed tour guide, she is currently finishing her Master's degree in Art History. She loves her city, her work and the delight in the faces of visitors when discovering the wonders of Lisbon.
A Lisbon native, Francisco has spent most of his life in the city. This didn’t stop him from living in 5 countries on 3 continents for a total of 13 years. After 1 year of Archaeology at the BSc level he switched to History, a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization on the History of Portugal which he completed in Lisbon with a year spent studying abroad in London. He completed his Master’s thesis, on recent Portuguese politics, in the summer of 2019. Francisco’s deep knowledge of Portuguese narrative history, bridged into more recent times with his postgraduate foray into the founding of the current regime (1974-6), allows him to seamlessly cut through the layers separating first-timers from an intimate contact with his native land, its culture, and character.
Tiago Miranda Neiva was born and raised in Lisbon. He studied architecture in Rome and worked later in distinct offices in Portugal and Spain. For several years he was Professor of Arts and Art History, having a Master's degree in Teaching of Visual Arts. He is currently working towards a PhD focused on the Art and Architecture of al-Andalus: the confluence between the Arab, Jewish and Christian medieval world. In recent years he has been working as a tour guide in his hometown, seeking to show and reveal its most intimate secrets through an authentic and passionate local vision. He loves to read, talk and travel, and is through the contact with the diversity of the world around where he finds the particularities and answers of his own life.
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