An excursion to Lisbon with a private tour via Jinah Trans should not be missed during your holiday in Portugal! Several times Portugal's capital has been voted the world's best city trip destination. During your guided Lisbon city trip with Jinah Trans you will discover the highlights of this beautiful city.
With great enthusiasm, our expert, English-speaking guide will show you around this vibrant, thriving city! During this fascinating city trip in Lisbon, you can discover and experience the culture, the atmosphere, the history, the architecture, the food and so much more together with your partner, friends or family. So, put on your walking shoes, have your camera ready and explore the many sights of this city with us.
Lisbon, nicknamed the white city, is located on the north bank of the Tagus and is built on 7 hills. The city is a mixture of picturesque streets, wide avenues, squares, fountains, formidable buildings with a rich history and different districts, each with its own unique atmosphere.
We start our day trip with a visit to the Belèm district, where you will witness the era of the great overseas discoveries:
The tower of Belèm (Torre de Belèm), still with its "feet" in the Tagus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built at the beginning of the 16th century. Several important voyages of discovery of Vasco da Gama departed from here. For everyone on board a ship, this monument was the last visual image of their homeland. They would miss it for a very long time or never see it again ...
The 52-meter-high monument of the voyages of discovery was erected in honour of the Portuguese explorers, who uncovered parts of the world in the 15th and 16th centuries. From the top, you have a fantastic view and you also get a clear bird's-eye view of the mosaic compass rose and world map on the square.
The construction of the Jerónimos Monastery was started in 1502 by order of King D. Manuel I, who donated it to the order of Heironymite monks. The church is a gem of Manueline style, the typical Portuguese late Gothic style. In addition to the tombs of many kings, queens and others of royal blood, at the entrance you will also find the tombs of poet Luis de Camões, author of the epic 'Os Lusíadas', and of Vasco da Gama, commander of the Portuguese fleet that sailed to the Indies for the first time in history, and who died in 1497.
Some of the tastiest pastries in Portugal are the pasteis de nata (cream pastries). These from Belèm are the best known and are made according to a secret recipe. There will probably be a long queue at the bakery and during our Lisbon city trip there will be no time to buy these pasties. No worries! You can find these delicacies all over Portugal!
This beautiful, neoclassical palace is often overlooked on city tours. We think it is one of the most impressive palaces in Europe with a rich interior, beautiful dining room, majestic throne room and a library to boot!
Baixa is the heart of the city, starting from Comércio Square, continuing along Rua Augusta with its many shops and where you can also admire the world famous Elevador de Santa Justa.
A ride on Tram 28 through Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon with its narrow, winding streets, is a must during your excursion through Lisbon. This is a popular tourist attraction, so the tram can be packed during the summer. This Lisbon district is the heart of Fado, the typical Portuguese music that fills the air at night.
If you are not too tired yet and if we have time to spare, other highlights of the city can be visited during this day trip. What exactly, we keep that as a surprise!
The day tours, mini-trips and special multiple-day tours of Jinah Trans are popular. So, book well in advance to avoid disappointment!
Is this not the guided day trip you had in mind? Then have a look at our other day tours. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us! We will be happy to put together a bespoke tour for you.
Standardly, Jinah Trans provides trips for up to 6 people. Is your group larger? Then contact us!