FREE TOUR

BELÉM

 

Cais do Sodré Train Station

2,5 Hours

Thu, Fri & Sat

4 pm

Look for the Blue Umbrellas

Lisbon Belém Free Tour

The Portuguese Great Age

of Discoveries

If you want to find out how the Portuguese became the first global village, our Belém Free Tour is the tour you were waiting for. This free tour is a great introduction to the Discovery Age and you’ll get to see a couple of Lisbon’s most wanted monuments, the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. But this Take Lisboa free walking tour is much more than late gothic architecture and tales of sailors as we're going to walk near the bank of the Tagus river and enjoy the warm Lisbon sun bathing the Belém district. 
 
The Belém Free Tour begins in the Gardens of Afonso de Albuquerque (for those joining us in the center of Lisbon at Cais do Sodré earlier please see below). Afonso de Albuquerque, a vice-Roy of India, was the mastermind of the Portuguese in the East and is mare clausum strategy was one of the most ingenious plans in world history. 

We will begin strolling into the heart of Belém district to explore one of Lisbon’s most epic monuments, the heavenly sumptuous pastel de nata....

 
  • The Great Age of Discoveries

  • Afonso de Albuquerque Square and Garden

  • National Palace of Belém

  • The Marquis of Pombal and the Távoras Masacre

  • Jerónimos Monastery and Henry the Navigator

  • Imperial Gardens of Belém

  • Monument to the Discoveries

  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

  • Compass Rose and Mappa Mundi

  • Rosa dos Ventos

  • Gardens of the Tower of Belém

  • Tower of Belém

  • Bom Sucesso Fort

  • Custard Tarts: Pastéis of Belém 

  • ...and much more!

HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR

 

POINT

MEETING

 

INFORMATION

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GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED. IN THIS CASE, WE REQUIRE A PREPAYMENT OF 10€ PER ADULT AND 5€ PER YOUNGSTER UNDER 18. CHILDREN UNDER 14 ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication we demand of our Take Lisboa local guides.

 

WHAT IS A FREE TOUR?

Free Tour is a relatively recent concept and advocates the democratization of access to this type of touristic experience. We want to enable everyone to get to know our city regardless of their budget.

Many people question how can a tour be free? The tour is free because there is no prearranged price, each participant will define the amount they consider appropriate according to their level of satisfaction and personal budget.
Our guides receive no salary of any kind other than what they receive from the guests who decide to join our Lisbon Free Tours. As they only work for gratuities the trend is that Free Tours are significantly better than conventional paid tours. The guide will put all his energy, commitment, and knowledge into each tour. 

Now that you know the theoretical explanation of the concept it's time to join one of our Lisbon Free Tours and prove in practice that this is one of the best and richest ways to get to (really!) know a city.

 

HOW LONG DOES THE FREE TOUR TAKE?

The Free Tour lasts around 2h30. 

IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR?

The tour is exclusively in English.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Lisbon unforgettable.

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.

HOW DO I BUY THE TRAIN TICKET?

We meet at 4pm and the train leaves at 4.20pm. You must make sure you have the ticket for the trip with you since you arrive the meeting point.

You can buy it at the train station but on most days the waiting lines for tickets are extremely long.

If you have time to wait in the line buy the single tickets at the Train Station: 1.35€/trip (select Zone 1 on the machine).

If you are late and the line is long we suggest that you buy the Viva Viagem card at the METRO station. There are different ways to recharge it.

You have to choose the "Zapping" recharge mode, with which you introduce an amount of money and use it in different transports. The train ticket to Belém costs 1.90€ with this modality.

Please note that the group will not be able to wait and we will have to leave on the 4.20pm train.

 

HOW DO I BOOK THE FREE TOUR?

You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:

hello@takefreetours.com | +351 914 059 080

IS BOOKING MANDATORY? WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?

Booking is mandatory and highly recommended since the Belém Free Tour only happens with a minimum of 4 adults.

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

 

HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?

Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.

You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.

 

IS THE FREE TOUR ACCESSIBLE?

No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.

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