After you meet your guide at your Lisbon hotel begin your private tour of Lisbon. Kick off the tour by soaking up the liveliness of the city’s most influential squares. Then, continue to the peak of Park Eduardo VII. Bust out your camera and snap sweeping cityscape shots of this century-old capital.
Next, climb to the crest of the tallest hill in Lisbon and discover the medieval Castle of Saint George. Learn about the Moorish history of this castle as you gaze over the city toward the Tagus River. From here, wander the slender stoney streets of the Alfama district famous for its Moorish influence and charming homes.
Leave Alfama and head to the epicenter of Portugal’s discovery heritage in the district of Belem. Along the way, hear about Portugal's history as a colonial empire who once ruled half the world. Arrive in Belem and explore the area where many of Portugal’s most famous explorers disembarked on sea voyages. First, admire the renowned Jerónimos Monastery and see the Tower of Belem, a 16th-century fortification that commands the banks of the Tagus River. Then, ogle the Monument to the Discoveries, built in 1960, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the passing of Henry the Navigator. Afterward return to your hotel where your tour ends.