Free Tour around Belém - The Birthplace of the Portuguese Discoveries and its Famous Navigators

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on March 03, 2018

Hi Lisbon Walking Tours is a local company founded to provide tours with small groups for a better experience of the city and take you out of the beaten track to show the authentic Lisbon. Our team of local guides, are very knowledgeable, well informed, entertaining and free to give their touch according to the expectation of each group. We are passionate about Lisbon and would like to share this love with you providing the best walking tours around the city and showing why Lisbon has become such a popular destination recently, with its charming streets, lovely architecture, colorful houses and fantastic weather.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join us on a fantastic tour around Belém, the Birthplace of the Discoveries! Portugal was the first global empire in the world, and everything started in this lovely district called Belém. 

Vessels left its harbors to navigate through the unknown, to cross the dangerous of the oceans and discover new land, building churches, forts and cities on two third of the world and making Portugal one of the richest empires in the world. 

Belém is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the city, with its many historical buildings and famous Unesco heritage sites, like the Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. 

Our team of local guides, are very knowledgeable, well informed, entertaining and free to give their touch according to the group to guarantee the best tour!

Some of the incredible places we'll see on this tour: Afonso de Albuquerque Square, Presidential's Palace, the gardens of Belém, the Thai Temple, the Coaches Museum, the 25 of April Bridge, Pastel de Belém Shop, Jerónimos Monastery, the Imperial Square, the Monument to the Discoveries, The Compass Rose ,the Cultural Centre of Belém, the Tower of Belém and many more...

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300 Lis...
    Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300 Lisboa, Portugal
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    Look out for the orange umbrella at Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, in front of the Presidential Palace in Belém

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    Outside visit
    Praça Afonso de Albuquerque
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Palácio Nacional de Belém
  • 3
    Outside visit
    National Coach Museum
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Praça do Império
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Rosa dos Ventos
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Ponte 25 de Abril
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Cristo Rei
  • 10
    Outside visit
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Torre de Belém

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Erin 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Sara was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable, professional, funny and really did a fantastic job. I highly recommend this tour.
Andreas 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
I enjoyed the tour. Anna was always very accommodating and sent us good places to eat and visit. Learnt a lot about Portuguese History.
Doua 28 Sep 2023
New York

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Sara was amazing! Highly recommend going on a tour with her
Rachel 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
What a delightful tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the guide's approach to the history of Belem. Added depth to our exploration. Well done.
alejandra 26 Sep 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
La información compartida fue muy interesante, sin embargo el guía se enrollaba mucho en lo que decía o se perdía mucho tiempo preguntando a la gente sobre que creían que era tal cosa, entiendo que lo hace para interactuar pero fue un poco excesivo y eso alargo mucho el tour, los lugares visitados me parecieron muy bien, lo único que no me gustó fue que casi al final del tour paso media hora criticando a unas chicas que no habían terminado el tour y se fueron sin pagar (probablemente porque ya había sobrepasado bastante el tiempo designado para el tour) y eso más lo antes descrito alargo el tour a unas 4 horas de duración, el guía nos daba un sermón sobre como actuaron las chicas y eso estuvo muy fuera de lugar pues no era nuestro padre o profesor, no aprecié que usara tienpo del tour para esto, es una lastima porque la ruta e información del tour es buena pero el debe ser profesional y no hacer cosas fuera de lugar.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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