Belém Free Tour

Belém Free Tour

Dive into Portugal’s Age of Discovery while seeing the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery and trying some of its best known sweets!

  When:  english  español  Thursday to Sunday
français  Tue Fri Sat    italiano  Thu Sat
  Where: Jardim A. de Albuquerque
w  Languages:  english en,  español esfrançais fr,  italian it

}  Time:  français  15:30    italiano  16:30
 english  español  Th Fr Sa 16:30, Su 10:30
  Duration: 2 hours 30 min
  Price: Free

Find out how the Portuguese became the first global power in our Belém Free Tour! Join a great introduction to the country’s Age of Discovery and see a couple of Lisbon’s most visited monuments while walking along the river: the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.

We begin in the Gardens of Afonso de Albuquerque, a vice-Roy of India and the mastermind of the Portuguese in the East, before diving into our best-known sweet: the pastel de Belém, pastel de nata or, simply, nata. Shortly after comes the Jerónimos Monastery, a Unesco World Heritage Site that mixes Christian and pagan symbols to celebrate the Portuguese Age of Discovery.

There’s a lot we share before we arrive at the
Padrão dos Descobrimentos, especially the importance of the country as a maritime power back in the day! We’ll follow the shores of the calm Tagus river ending very close to the Belém Tower, with views over the river and the 25 de Abril bridge. Join and don’t miss many of the must see places in Lisbon!

Highlights of the Belém Free Tour

N  Stroll through one of Lisbon’s most famous freguesias, or districts
N  Understand the paper of Portugal in the world during the Age of Discovery
N  Enjoy the world-famous, mouth-watering pastéis de Belém
N  Marvel at the views over the Tagus river and the 25 de Abril bridge
N  Discover the not-so-known paper the country had in India

What we’ll see in the Belém Free Tour

  Belém Tower
  Jerónimo’s Monastery
  Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  Pastéis de Belém
  Gardens and squares
  National Palace

Meeting Point

  Meeting Point: Jardim Alfonso de Albuquerque

In front of the statue in the middle of the gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Belém as much as we do.
In which language is the tour?
The Belém Free Tour runs in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
When does the tour run?
The Lisbon Free Tour runs in different days, depending on the language.

In English and Spanish, it runs from Thursday to Saturday at 16:30, and on Sunday at 10:30.

In French, it runs on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, at 15:30.

In Italian, it runs Thursday and Saturday, at 16:30.

How long is the tour?
The Belém Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Where does the tour end?
The Belém Free Tour finishes in close to the Belém Tower.
Does the tour operate if it rains?
Yes! Raincoat, umbrella and off we go. Only in very extreme cases can the tour be canceled. If that happens, you will be notified as far in advance as possible.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?
Unfortunately, our Belém Free Tour is not accessible.
We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. We always ask that, if you are a group of more than 10 people, you contact us and we will see how we can solve it.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility and a dedicated guide for you and your group, you can book this tour as a private tour totally in English, Spanish, French or Italian.

This way we can start at the day and time that suits you and have a much more personal experience. This is also a good option for groups of more than 10 people who cannot join our Free Tours together. Send us an email and we will answer you right away.


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