On this tour you will discover Lisbon and its seven hills accompanied by an expert English guide.
Start by exploring all the main busy squares of the city that truly transform Lisbon in a European capital. A general introduction to the city from the top of Park Eduard VII should put things into perspective on what is in fact a thousand year old city. At the top of the highest hill of Lisbon you will find the Castle of Saint George with an astonishing view of Lisbon and the old Moorish quarter of Alfama where time made few changes and where the pace of modern life has to deal with the narrow cobbled streets and old but yet quaint little houses.
Lisbon is nowadays just the capital of Portugal but once it was the center of a huge empire that comprised half of the world! Many of the adventurous discoverers departed from the next area that we will visit: Belem. Along with new thoughts and cultures the Portuguese explorers brought also enough wealth to build the astonishing Jeronimos Monastery (16th century) and the nearby Tower of Belem (16th century) both in the Manueline style of architecture that you'll only find in Portugal. In addition to these monuments the Discoveries monument was erected honoring all of these heroes of the past that once dared to dream of a Portuguese empire.
This tour is operated in a luxury vehicle as you tour the majestic sites of Portugal.
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