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

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
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:
    Garden of Afonso de Albuquerque, Praç...
    Garden of Afonso de Albuquerque, Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300-598 Lisboa, Portugal
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    Look out for the guide with an orange umbrella at Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, next to the statue in the middle.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Palácio Nacional de Belém
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Alfonso de Albuquerque Garden
  • 3
    Outside visit
    National Coach Museum
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Jardim Vasco da Gama
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Thai Pagoda
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Pastéis de Belém
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jerónimos Monastery
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Compass Rose
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Ponte 25 de Abril
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Cristo Rei
  • 12
    Outside visit
  • 13
    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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Cecilia 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
This was the best tour I have been on. Kleiber is absolutely brilliant. He is very knowledgeable, smart, funny, entertaining. He gave us lots of useful tips , what to see in town , but also which restaurants to go to etc. Highly recommended.
Josh 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
It was really good. The walk is very nice and interesting. A thorough overview of the expansion of the Portuguese in a very interesting and engaging way. Our guide Kleiber gave us some good recommendations at the end of the tour that will definitely help during my visit to Lisbon. Thank you
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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 4 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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