Venture through Lisbon on this luxurious private tour in your private Mercedes, or 8-seater van.
The majestic waterfront Comercio square, facing the extraordinary estuary of the river, once the welcome gate to seafarer and caravels. Close by is the nucleus of ancient Lisbon. Drive by the oldest quarter, Alfama, with the structure of the medieval city, with labyrinthine narrow streets, steep stairways and alleys, tiny squares. The XVI century “pointed stones” palace – renaissance building with its uncommon facade, Santo Antonio de Padua church; where Saint Anthony of Padua was actually born, the very ancient Cathedral – stop to see the church, symbol of Lisbon Christianity. Go up the hill to the picturesque Bairro Alto, section of Fado singers, bohemian haunt of artists and writers, passing close by Chiado, the elegant shopping area. Pass by Estrela basilica – marble construction with an outstanding dome, one of Lisbon’s most eye-catching landmarks; the Parliament of Portugal; an outstanding neo-classical palace. The tour continues along the riverside by the harbour with sights of one of world’s leading cruise destinations. On the way to Belem, the most monumental and historical quarter, we pass by Belem palace, official residence of the President of Portugal. Stops at Belem Tower; icon of the Age of Discovery (stop for photos, drinks and toilettes), the Monument to the Discoveries; evoking the maritime expansion. Close by is Jeronimos Monastery, magnificent example of the Manueline style, the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery (stop to see the church). On the way back, we go by Restelo district, a sumptuous residential area and chic ambassadors district, Monsanto park, the XVIII century aqueduct, Espanha square, the bullfight ring (oriental style construction from the XIX century), Republica avenue (the widest and longest with noble buildings and palaces) and modern Lisbon.