LISBON THE CITY OF THE SEVEN HILLS
Lisbon is a fascinating city, built on 7 hills overlooking the River Tagus offering all the delights you would expect. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of the colorful cityscape but the real delights of discovery lie in wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon lovely back streets. As bright yellow trams wind their way through curvy tree lined streets, the people of Lisbon stroll through the old quarters much as they have done for centuries. It is a centre of tourism and culture with over 20 centuries of history.
PROGRAM L1 – 3 days – 2 nights - Destination airport: Lisbon
Day 1 – Arrival at the Lisbon airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 2 : In this amazing one day tour we will travel through the main touristic places of Lisbon City, Portugal’s capital. In the past also capital of the portuguese empire. We start our tour by the enchanted “Baixa Pombalina”, named like that because it was built by “Marquês do Pombal” in sequence of the earthquake of 1755. Side by side with Tagus river we will contemplate the “Terreiro do Paço”, Rossio, Figueira square, Sodré Quay, Chiado and the magnanimous Saint George’s Castle. Then we go to the east side of Lisbon where we’ll see the Cathedral and Alfama one of the most typical neighbourhood of the capital. Free time for lunch. As you arrive in Belém (Bethlehem in English), passing by the bohemian “Bairro Alto” and through the modern “Parque das Nações”,you can contemplate two emblematic monuments, the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Both monuments are a tribute to the Portuguese Age of Discovery and World Heritage Sites classified by UNESCO. Both were built in the XVI century, the golden age of the Lusitanian Nation. The tower symbolically stands at the precise point where the Restelo Beach use to be; the departure point of ships and caravels on their expeditions to discover the oceans and new worlds. The Jerónimos Monastery’s construction begun in 1502 and took 50 years to be completed. This monument is generally referred to as “the jewel" of the Manuelino style and as the ultimate symbol of the Portuguese Age of Discovery. To end-off this tour, you can enjoy the famous Pastel de Belém, pastries that have been in production since 1837.
Day 3: Transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Inclusions: Modern car or mini van. Private professional driver/guide service in English. Pick-up and drop off at your Hotel in Lisbon
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