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Belém Palace (Palacio de Belém) Tours

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Belém Palace (Palacio de Belém)
Since its construction in the 1700s, Lisbon’s Belem Palace (Palácio de Belém) has been home to Portugal’s monarchs. Today the pink complex is the official presidential residence, featuring five buildings and beautiful gardens along the banks of the Tagus River. The palace’s Presidency Museum showcases the history of the Portuguese Republic.

The Basics
Many people visit the district of Belem for its world-famous pastries, but just down the street is the area’s most beautiful building: Belem Palace. Most city tours start off with sightseeing around Lisbon’s city center and make their way to Belem toward the end of the day. On the way to Belem Palace, learn about Portugal’s rich history as you stop at famous landmarks such as St. Jeronimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) and Belem Tower (Torre de Belém), along with the Presidency Museum. 

You can visit Belem Palace on your own, or with a group or private tour on foot or via tuk-tuk, hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, e-bike, or car/minivan.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Belem Palace is a must-visit for history and architecture buffs.
  • Book a skip-the-line tour to gain entrance to the many attractions in and around Belem.
  • The palace interior is accessible only by guided tour, which are offered on Saturdays.
  • The palace’s changing of the guard occurs on the third Sunday of each month at 11am at the Patio dos Bichos entrance.
  • A wheelchair ramp and accessible elevator are available at the palace.
 
How to Get There
Belem Palace is southwest of central Lisbon. Take tram 15, or bus 714 or 728, and get off right in front of the pink palace.
 
When to Get There
The palace is open for guided tours from 10:30am to 4:30pm on Saturdays only. The Presidency Museum is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday. Saturdays are quite busy at the palace, so arrive early or book a private tour to avoid long lines.

The Lasting Legacy of Belem Palace
The architecture of the Belem Palace has barely changed since its construction in the early 1700s. Having survived the devastating 1755 Great Earthquake that destroyed most of Lisbon, it features many beautifully preserved furnished halls, carvings, and tiles, including 14 veranda panels illustrating scenes from Greek mythology. The well-manicured gardens, with neatly trimmed hedges and a beautiful pond with a statue of Afonso de Albuquerque, Viceroy of India, are also a sight to behold.
Address: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon, Lisboa 1300, Portugal
Admission: Varies
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2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour

2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour

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See Lisbon’s monuments from the water during a 2-hour cruise including wine. Board a sailboat at the harbor and relax while you take in the city views from a unique perspective. See Belém Tower, the neoclassical Ajuda National Palace, Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) and more. Savor this unforgettable experience while you are served Portuguese wine!
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Full Day Best of Lisbon Private Tour

Full Day Best of Lisbon Private Tour

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Soak up the best of Lisbon on this full-day informative private sightseeing tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover Lisbon’s main attractions as well as its under-the-radar finds. Your local guide will inform you about the Age of Discoveries and other essential periods of Portuguese history. Explore Belem, Parque das Nacoes and many other must-hit spots in Portugal’s vibrant capital.
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  • 8 hours
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Discoveries Segway Tour by Sitgo

Discoveries Segway Tour by Sitgo

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The segways are self-balancing futuristic vehicles and, despite looking quite difficult to control, they are surprisingly easy and fun to ride on. Our guides will help you perfecting it and getting ready to depart. Belém is known as the historic district of the Age of Discovery. It was from its waterfront that Vasco da Gama and other explorers departed to their voyages, events celebrated today by grand monuments and museums in the neighbourhood. Discover an essential area for the Portuguese discoveries, a neighbourhood in Lisbon with world heritage monuments. A perfect area to enjoy the river and the best our city has to offer combining it with our history while riding our segways.
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Best of Lisbon Small-Group Tour

Best of Lisbon Small-Group Tour

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Cover Lisbon’s best sights on this full-day small-group sightseeing tour. With an informative and friendly guide leading the way, you’ll hit Lisbon’s must-see landmarks and neighborhoods in a single day. Explore downtown, Belem, Parque das Nacoes and many more places while seeing the city through the eyes of a local. Stop for fantastic photo opportunities in front of of Lisbon’s monuments and sweeping vistas.
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7 Days Private Tour In Portugal from Lisbon

7 Days Private Tour In Portugal from Lisbon

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Getting around Portugal’s rural highlights can be tricky if relying on public transport. Avoid the hassle, and travel between sites in a stress-free way, by opting for a private tour. Travel with ease in a comfortable private vehicle, and tick off many scenic Portuguese highlights over a week, including Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Fatima, Coimbra, Porto, Douro Valley, Nazare, Obidos, Evora and more.
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Private Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Sintra Highlights

Private Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Sintra Highlights

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Make the most of your time at port while discovering Lisbon and Sintra’s rich history on this private full-day shore excursion. After docking in Lisbon, meet your guide and begin your special private tour. Enjoy a leisurely drive to Sintra, where you’ll visit its best highlights. Learn about the time when Portuguese kings ruled the region, using this town as their summer residence. Savor a scenic lunch, then head back to Lisbon where you will visit Lisbon’s iconic sites and the attractive Belem neighborhood, before returning to your ship in time for departure.
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  • 8 hours
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Lisbon Full Day Discovery Tour in Private Vehicle

Lisbon Full Day Discovery Tour in Private Vehicle

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Immerse yourself in Lisbon's culture and history during this full-day private tour of Portugal's capital city. With a dedicated tourism driver, explore the highlights and landmarks of this vibrant city. Experience the dynamic rhythms of fado music and taste the city's famous 'pasties de Belém'. Visit sites like the Jeronimos monastery, Rossio Square and more. Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that come with booking a private tour.
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Small group tour in Sintra from Lisbon with Cabo da Roca and Cascais

Small group tour in Sintra from Lisbon with Cabo da Roca and Cascais

This tour is perfect for those who want to get acquainted with the city and its successive changes, with the legacy of different civilizations from the Romans to the Arabs, and the innovative urban layout after the great earthquake of 1755. Lisbon is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular cities in Europe, where the perfume of its "boutiques" mixes with its human warmth. Knowing this city with us is to travel back in time, in a comfortable way, with something to discover at every corner, like its local delights, where Pastel de Belém reigns absolute. Children from 0 to 7 years old are free
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Lisbon Half Day Discovery Private Tour

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Travelers seeking a more personalized experience of Lisbon, look no further than this private 4-hour discovery tour of Portugal’s capital. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll tick off Lisbon highlights including the Castelo of Sao Jorge, Commerce Square, Lisbon Cathedral, and explore the history-rich districts of Chiado and Barrio Alto. See, too, Bélem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, and sample the local delicacy of ‘pasteis de Bélem’ (custard tarts). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
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Lisbon Discoveries E-Bike Tour by Sitgo

Lisbon Discoveries E-Bike Tour by Sitgo

Conquer Lisbon’s seven hills without breaking a sweat on an electric bike tour that lets you pedal around Portugal’s capital with ease. A great introduction for first-time visitors, this private tour promises the undivided attention of your guide and gives you the flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your preferences.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Belem Tour by Tuk Tuk from Lisbon

Belem Tour by Tuk Tuk from Lisbon

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Get an in-depth experience of the Belém district of Lisbon in an innovative electric tuk tuk that offers a quiet, pollution-free ride. Your customizable 1.5-hour tour takes in highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monastery of St Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos), Belém Tower, Discoveries Monument and the famous Pastéis de Belém bakery. Expect to find hidden gems as your private driver shares informative commentary and takes you through narrow alleyways that can only be navigated by small vehicles.
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Full day Small Group Tour of Historical Lisbon and Belém

Full day Small Group Tour of Historical Lisbon and Belém

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Discover all that Lisbon has to offer on this full-day historical tour. Explore the city’s oldest neighborhoods like Alfama, Bairro Alto, and Baixa-Chiado to see where Lisbon’s history began. Then head west to walk around the Belem district and visit the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, the Monument of the Discoveries, and the Cultural Center. Learn about Portugal’s rich history throughout the day and admire the architecture of the ancient city.
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  • 8 hours
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Double-Decker Tour Bus in Belém

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Visit Lisbon while going to Restauradores (City Center) from Belém: Sit back, relax on our air-conditioned panoramic double-decker bus; Have a coffee, tea or juice of your choice; Taste the cakes we have to offer you (Custard tart, Salame de Cholocate, Queijada de Sintra and Palmier Recheado, all included in the price!); Custom tourist information of the most emblematic places, as well as tips of the spots not to be missed during your stay in Lisbon (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese); The duration of the trip is about 1 hour; Our hostesses will be happy to serve you; Enjoy the view of the city and our environment, let yourself go to the sound of Portuguese background music; Free onboard WIFI as well as USB ports everywhere; Tours every day of the year; Great for groups of friends and families;
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 Belem Highlights Walking Tour

Belem Highlights Walking Tour

Taking this walking tour in Belém will open up new horizons! The architecture and the history of this district are pretty inspiring. While visiting Belém monuments, you will get to learn everything about Portuguese history and how it once was a world power. Why Belém is one of the most important areas of Lisbon? Why it was important for the famous explorers Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Pedro Álvares Cabral? Was the Belém Tower a prison? Why Mosteiro dos Jerónimos has been proclaimed as World Heritage by UNESCO? Known as Santa Maria de Belém, Belem is a district of Lisbon located not far from the main city center sights. Get ready to experience Lisbon from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Portuguese history.
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  • 4 hours
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Lisbon Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Lisbon Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

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Admire the historical monuments and arresting landmarks of Lisbon on a private full-day sightseeing tour of the Portuguese capital with an expert guide. In a luxury vehicle equipped with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, visit prominent attractions like Lisbon Cathedral, St Jorge Castle and Jeronimos Monastery. Explore the historical district of Belém to see its impressive tower and picturesque dock, and sample the world famous custard tarts created there. Listen to illuminating commentary from your guide and relish the freedom to customize the private tour’s itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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3 Days 3 Tours Lisbon / Sintra / Fátima Private from Lisbon Offer transfers Apt

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Our Tour is part of the "Clean & Safe" program that certifies that we have the hygiene and safety requirements. The tour will be carried out in 9-seat vans with a capacity for 5 passengers - Offer of transfers to and from Lisbon - Transfers included in the tours - Lisbon Tour with Cristo Rei 6h00 - Sintra Tour Cabo da Roca Cascais 9h00 - Fatima Nazare Obidos Tour 10h00 - From the first day to the last, you will have personalized assistance and 24/7 support by the guide On the Lisbon tour we will take a panoramic view of the most important points in the history of Portugal and the city of Lisbon known for the city of the 7 hills. Sintra is known for the Romantic and World Heritage city of Unesco where you can admire all the existing palaces as well as stop at the End of the World and visit the Portuguese Riviera. Fátima site of the apparitions of Nossa Sra de Fátima We will go to Nazaré famous for its giant waves, and visit Óbidos, a small medieval village.
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  • 3 days
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Private Tour for small groups of 7 Days in Portugal from Lisbon

Private Tour for small groups of 7 Days in Portugal from Lisbon

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Sete Dias Private Tour in Portugal of Lisbon the perfect itinerary for those who want to visit the North and center of Portugal in a comfortable, flexible but professional way, with tastings of local products, And all this without having to change many times of hotel, because in this itinerary the nights will be in Lisbon or in Porto, visiting some cities in the trips between these two cities.
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  • 7 days
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$1,715.50
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Private Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing with Belém

Private Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing with Belém

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Maximize your time in Lisbon during a private half-day sightseeing tour, tailored to first-time visitors with limited time in Portugal’s capital. With just your party and a private guide, you’ll explore the historic district of Belém—home to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) and the Monastery of St. Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos)—and tick off top Lisbon attractions such as Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa) and Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George’s Castle). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$221.27
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City Center - Belém

City Center - Belém

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Visit Lisbon while going to Belém from Restauradores (City Center): Sit back, relax on our air-conditioned panoramic double-decker bus; Have a coffee, tea or juice of your choice; Taste the cakes we have to offer you (Custard tart, Salame de Cholocate, Queijada de Sintra and Palmier Recheado, all included in the price!); Custom tourist information of the most emblematic places, as well as tips of the spots not to be missed during your stay in Lisbon (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese); The duration of the trip is about 1 hour; Our hostesses will be happy to serve you; Enjoy the view of the city and our environment, let yourself go to the sound of Portuguese background music; Free onboard WIFI as well as USB ports everywhere; Tours every day of the year; Great for groups of friends and families;
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  • 1 hour
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$15.96
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Best of Lisbon Highlights Private Tour - With Private Tour Guide

Best of Lisbon Highlights Private Tour - With Private Tour Guide

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Explore the major sights and sounds of Lisbon in just one day with this comprehensive guided tour. Not only is it ideal for travelers on a time crunch—with flexible half-day and full-day options available—it’s the perfect way to enjoy your Lisbon vacation in style. Tour the capital’s key destinations, such as the Alfama historical quarter, accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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$92.08
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Discover Belém! Lisbon Discoveries Tour - 2H

Discover Belém! Lisbon Discoveries Tour - 2H

In this Tour, besides all the emblematic monuments that honor the achievements of the Portuguese Sailors in Discoveries, you will get to know the Museums, Palaces and all points of interest in Belém. At the end of the tour you can taste the famous and tasty Pasteis de Belém. Main points of interest: CCB (Belém Cultural Center) MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) Belém Tower Royal Riding Stables Standard of the Discoveries Ajuda National Palace National Museum of Carriages Museum of the Navy and Planetarium Jerónimos Monastery and Museum of Archeology Palace of Belém and Museum of the Presidency of the Republic
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  • 2 hours
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$174.92
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Walk From Commerce Square To Belem (private)

Walk From Commerce Square To Belem (private)

In this WALK you will know the monuments of the Age of Discovery and will taste the famous Pastéis de Belém. Belém is a neighborhood located 5 km from the historic center and located at the western end of the Portuguese capital. It is from this district that the caravas of the navigator Vasco da Gama left to discover the sea route to India. This historic era is represented today through many monuments and is one of the most enjoyable places to visit in Lisbon. Now it's your turn to discover Lisbon with a local guide!
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  • 4 hours
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$188.37
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Lisbon Private Tuk Tuk Tour - Discovery Tour (2h00)

Lisbon Private Tuk Tuk Tour - Discovery Tour (2h00)

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We not only do tours, we pay particular attention to detail and provide experiences. This experience allows to know some of the most emblematic and obligatory places in a visit to Lisbon. A city rich in culture, architecture, art, religion and gastronomy and where in the company of experienced, friendly professionals born and raised in Lisbon you will have a memorable experience. We care about the environment and that's why all our vehicles are 100% electric and also safe, comfortable and perfect for taking pictures. This experience is an investment in time and memories.
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  • 2 hours
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$161.46
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Lisbon Private Full Day Tour

Lisbon Private Full Day Tour

This is a Private Tour with a friendly driver guide. Explore Lisbon city like a local, in one day trip, with this private Tour, on your own terms and with our knowledge. The guide will explain you everything, providing suggestions on what to see, what to eat and drink and experiences allong the way. Our purpose is to provide you a wonderfull day.
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  • 8 hours
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$151.37
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$151.37
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