Belém Tour of Discoveries

Belém Tour of Discoveries

See, understand and taste Belém, a world on its own which played a very important role in the World’s history during the Age of Discoveries!
  Where: Praça Luís de Camões
w  Languages:  english en,  español es

  Duration: 3 hours 30 min
  Price: from 170€ per group

Welcome to the Belém district, a World Heritage Site with plenty of things to see: from the captivating Tower of Belém to the delicious, world-famous Pastéis de Belém, we’ll see so much during this private tour! Did you know that 2 of the 7 Wonders of Portugal are here?

Belém Tour of Discoveries is all about the Portuguese maritime expansion, and no better way to start than a 30 minute boat trip on the Tagus River towards the one of Portugal’s most famous monuments: the Tower. A fusion between a medieval tower and a modern bastion, it was initially designed to be a defense tower at the entrance of the Tagus River, but it’s been a dungeon, military barracks, a customs post and even a lighthouse.

Along the
Tagus River we visit some other notorious places in Belém, like the Monument to the Discoveries, the nearby Rose of the Winds, and the beautiful and modern Cultural Centre of Belém as we talk about kings and navigators, conquests and legends. Then, the other wonder: the Jerónimo’s Monastery. In 1502, King Manuel I wanted to build the most beautiful monument in the world. Sailor ropes, exotic plants, African fruits intertwined with biblical figures. It’s breathtaking.

We leave the greatest of all the legends of the Belém district for the end: the mouth-watering, magnificent gastronomic monument that goes by the name of Pastel de Belém or de nata, the Belém custard tart. Incredible.

Highlights of the Belém Tour of Discoveries

N  Stroll along the Tagus River and enjoy the scenic landscape of Belém
N  Skip-the-line tickets at the two World Heritage Sites
N  Travel to another world after tasting the original Pastel de Belém
N  Imagine how discoverers, sailors and merchants left Belém for the unknown
N  Become friends with your guide while talking about history, culture and traditions

What’s included in the Belém Tour of Discoveries

  Private guide
  Tower of Belém & tickets
  Jerónimo’s Monastery & tickets
  Hotel pick-up, if centrally located

  Pastel de Belém
  Monument to the Discoveries
  Rose of the Winds
  Gardens of Belém

Meeting Point

  Meeting Point: Praça Luís de Camões

Next to the newsagents on the Eastern side of the square.

Frequently Asked Questions

In which language is the tour?
The Belém Tour of Discoveries can be in English or Spanish.
Can you come pick us up at our hotel?

If your hotel is centrally located, yes! Just let us know when you fill the booking form.

How long is the tour?

The Belém Tour of Discoveries lasts for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Where does the tour end?

The Belém Tour of Discoveries finishes at the Pastéis de Belém shop.

Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?

Unfortunately, our Belém Tour of Discoveries is not accessible due to the nature of the neighborhood visited.

from 170€

per group, tickets included!

Hotel Pick-up?

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