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3 to 5 June 2015
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Wednesday, June 03


Morning 10h to 13h
Around Avenida da liberdade
Join us to explore the most elegant avenue of the city, known for its luxury shops, hotels and cultural events.

Join us to explore the most elegant avenue of the city, known for its luxury shops, hotels and cultural events. Among their small gardens and kiosks, admire the fabulous cobblestone pavement.
Going up on Ascensor da Glória and Ascensor do Lavra, discover different views over the avenue, finding out the most interesting sites in the two surrounding hillsides - gardens, theaters and fantastic viewpoints.

INCLUDED
- Ascensor da Glória ride
- Ascensor do Lavra rides

MEETING POINT
Praça D. Pedro IV - Rossio (near the D. Maria II Theatre)


Afternoon 14h to 17h
Belém
Embark on this journey through the places that best recall the Portuguese feat that marked the world history.

Embark on this journey through the places that best recall the Portuguese feat that marked the world history.
The area of Belém is the perfect place to learn the history of the maritime discoveries, having been a starting point of numerous voyages of exploration of new worlds.
Discover a heritage of great wealth, where we highlight Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém (both World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO), with the original Manueline style, influenced by the theme of the discoveries.

INCLUDED
- Two way trip on tram (Lisboa – Belém – Lisboa)
- 1 pastel de nata

MEETING POINT
Praça D. Pedro IV - Rossio (near the D. Maria II Theatre)

Thursday, June 04


Morning 10h to 13h
Baixa - The downtown
This tour takes us on a journey through the history of this area of the city, completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1755.

This tour takes us on a journey through the history of this area of the city, completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1755.
Between the two most important squares of the historic center - Rossio and Praca do Comércio, find out how this place was before the great catastrophe and how the pragmatic reconstruction plan changed the shape of the city.
In the shopping streets, discover the traditional shops and historical cafes, attended by several generations of personalities of the capital.

INCLUDED
- Elevador de Santa Justa ride
- 1 ginjinha (cherry liquor)

MEETING POINT
Praça D. Pedro IV - Rossio (near the D. Maria II Theatre)


Afternoon 14h to 17h
Beyond the tram n. 28
Come aboard the most famous tram in Lisbon that will take us on an adventure across the narrow streets of the old town.

By foot, we will go beyond the tram route to explore the most interesting places of the hill where the city was born. Get a close look at some historical buildings like Sé de Lisboa, the medieval cathedral in which walls remain a thousand years of History and the impressive architecture of Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora (Saint Vincent Monastery) . You´ll also discover the legend behind Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon), with the most iconic dome in Lisbon´s skyline. We will guide you through the maze of the traditional neighborhood of Alfama - walking the narrow and steepy streets that lead to small squares, witnessing the true way of living of the inhabitants and getting to know more about Fado, the traditional portuguese music.

INCLUDED
- Tram n. 28 ride

MEETING POINT
Praça Luís de Camões (near the statue of Luís de Camões)

Friday, June 05


Morning 10h to 13h
Chiado and bairro alto
Chiado is one of the most iconic neighborhoods of Lisbon, a traditional shopping area, a meeting point for artists and poets, a place to walk or take a coffee on one of the terraces.

Chiado is one of the most iconic neighborhoods of Lisbon, a traditional shopping area, a meeting point for artists and poets, a place to walk or take a coffee on one of the terraces. Almost completely destroyed by a fire in 1988, Chiado was reborn from the ashes and is now one of the most cosmopolitan and bustling areas in the city.
Discover also the history of the peculiar Bica neighborhood, adapted to the slope with a network of steep streets and stairs that build its unique personality.
During the tour you´ll walk through the Bairro Alto, discovering the origins of this part of the city, currently known for its lively nightlife.

INCLUDED
- Ascensor da Bica ride
- Top visit to Elevador de Santa Justa

MEETING POINT
Praça Luís de Camões (near the statue of Luís de Camões)


Afternoon 14h to 17h
Lisbon from the other side
Sometimes some distance provides surprising views. After the boat ride in the traditional “cacilheiro” towards the south bank of the river.

Sometimes some distance provides surprising views. After the boat ride in the traditional “cacilheiro” towards the south bank of the river, the first stop is the temple of Cristo Rei, from where you can enjoy a magnificent and wide view over the city.
Join this tour, off the beaten tourist track but with fantastic places to discover, from the Boca do Vento Lift to a walk along the river, with the city of Lisbon as a backdrop. It´s an unforgettable experience.

INCLUDED
- Two way trip on boat (Lisboa – Cacilhas – Lisboa)
- Bus ride to Cristo Rei
- Boca do Vento Lift ride

MEETING POINT
Praça Luís de Camões (near the statue of Luís de Camões)

Info

How to Book

You need to book your tour with our partner Lisbon Spirit at least 2 hours before the tour start (subject to availability).
E-mail: bookings@lisbon-spirit.pt
Phone: (+351) 911786954

Prices

15,00€ - one tour
10,00€ - second and subsequent tours
Tickets are bought at the beginning of the tour directly from the guide. Payments are in cash only.

What's included

- Voucher for a discounted ticket to the Lisboa Story Centre
- Voucher for a free guided visit to the São Roque Museum
- Personal accident Insurance

Useful info

- All the tours are done in English.
- We do the tours in small groups, so we can listen to each other, share opinions and enjoy it the most.
- The guide will be at the meeting point wearing a black backpack with the LISBON SPIRIT logo.
- Each tour lasts for approximately 3 hours, and the walking distance is between 3 and 4 km.
- It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes.


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Lisbon Spirit is a tours company licensed by Turismo de Portugal (License nr. 329/2011) and member of ATL – Associação de Turismo de Lisboa.

 

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