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Pastéis de Belém

Pastéis de Belém: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

1. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk-tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem (optional), one of the most popular districts in the city. Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   As an extra you can chose to add an extra hour to your tour an follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages.  Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the most astonishing buildings in Portugal. If there’s time, end your tour with a visit to the world-famous Pasteis de Belém and try some of their delicious custard tarts.

Lisbon: 4-Hour Private Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

2. Lisbon: 4-Hour Private Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

This is a sightseeing tour that includes everything you must see in Lisbon. It will give you a complete overview of the most important landmarks of the city. In this 4-hour ride, you will be able to experience the old districts, visit monuments full of history and see breathtaking views. Graça, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Chiado, and Belem are must-see neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital and can be explored in a relaxed and comfortable way on board of an electric tuk-tuk. And as flavors are also a great way to know a city - enjoy our offer of a traditional liquor at one of the stops. The tuk-tuk is a very versatile way to move around the hills of Lisbon, as it gets access to sites where touristic buses are not allowed, considering the geography of the city. You can also count on the live explanation of your professional storytellers. Be prepared for a fun adventure but also for lots of history and contemporary culture.

Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

3. Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

During your Lisbonhalf-day tour visit all the main sites and monuments of the Belém area, including Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and Discoveries Monument. Enjoy some free time to visit the famous pastry shop “Pastéis de Belém” and taste its delicious pastry. Explore the Lisbon Castle, Lisbon Cathedral and the surrounding traditional neighborhood of Alfama. Marvel at the biggest park of Lisbon, Edward the VII Park and see the most beautiful squares and avenues, like the Restauradores, Rossio and Avenida da Liberdade. Cross the 25th April Bridge, and visit the King Christ Statue on the opposite side of the Tejo River. Do all of this with a very knowledgeable, experienced, and fun driver, in a magnificent Mercedes vehicle

Lisbon: City Highlights Minivan Tour

4. Lisbon: City Highlights Minivan Tour

Take a chance to know Marquês de Pombal Square and head towards Baixa area, the downtown of Lisbon. Allow yourself to be droven through the typical and curvy streets of Alfama's neighbourhood. Along the way, get to know the Cathedral of the city, St. Anthony's Church, not forgetting to stop at the various viewpoints that Lisbon has to offer, from where ones may contemplate superb views over the city of the seven hills. Walk through the alleyways where Fado was born, to see how modern life has moved through the narrow stone streets and the old picturesque houses.  After taking the chance to have lunch, head down to Parque das Nações, on the riverside, where Expo '98 took place, and allow yourself to admire the bold and modern architecture. Following the river, drive by the water, to Belém while seeing several monuments and parks dedicated to the Portuguese Maritime Expansion. Visit the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, home to the best Manueline architecture monument of the 16th century. Get to know the Monument to the Discoveries, and the 16th century building, Tower of Belém. Take the chance to taste the most typical Portuguese sweets, in the factory of Pastéis de Bélem. Enjoy this fabulous treat, which attracts millions of visitors every year. Your guide will accompany you along the way, sharing stories and curiosities about the places visited.

Lisbon: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

5. Lisbon: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Admire Lisbon's historical center on a boat cruise from the city center to Belém. Experience the most relaxing way to sightsee in Lisbon for 1 hour, free of traffic noise and congestion, and providing unmissable photo opportunities.  Get incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from the water vantage points, including the Terreiro do Paço, an impressive 18th century building, the Cristo Rei Sanctuary, the 25th April Bridge, and the strikingly modern MAAT building. Easily listen to fascinating information about the city's history and each landmark you sail past through the available guide app. Glide onward to Princesa Pier, where you will dock at the end of your cruise. From here, hop off the boat to explore the exciting Belém neighborhood, and try a traditional pastel de Belém.

Lisbon: Discovering Belém Tuk Tuk Tour

6. Lisbon: Discovering Belém Tuk Tuk Tour

Travel along the Tagus River in Belém for a 2-hour tour of Lisbon’s historic district by tuk tuk. Marvel at the grandeur of the Jerónimos Monastery and its beautiful church. Admire the Belém Tower, built on the spot where the Portuguese caravels departed in 1500 on a voyage that led to the discovery of Brazil. See the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, which is the monument dedicated to the main figures who played a major role in the Portuguese discoveries. Before leaving Belém you’ll have the opportunity to savor one or more of its famous custard tarts – the Pastéis de Belém.

Small Group Walking Tour of Belém

7. Small Group Walking Tour of Belém

Set off on an education experience of exploration with this 3 hour walking tour of Belem. Receive detailed information from your guide on Portugal’s role as a seafaring nation on the forefront of discovery, plus a wide variety of topics ranging from current events in Portugal to rich culinary traditions and much more. See the main monuments in the area, like the Monument of the Discoveries, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the Tower of Belém. You will have the opportunity to visit the cloisters of the Jerónimos Monastery and receive a guided tour from your guide.  This tour is conducted by a certified local guide whose mission is to inform travelers on what they need to know to enhance their stay in Lisbon, and to promote Portugal's culture and heritage. From recommendations of things to do in the city, to insider advice on public transportation to other areas you would want to visit on your stay, feel free to ask your guide anything. A coffee or ice cream break halfway through the tour is also included. The maximum number of participants is 8 people. This way a personal and engaging experience is guaranteed.

Lisbon: Half-Day Night Group Tour w/ Fado Dinner Show

8. Lisbon: Half-Day Night Group Tour w/ Fado Dinner Show

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, start this panoramic tour through Marques de Pombal, Main Avenue of Lisbon, Restauradores, Rossio and Baixa Pombalina and stopping in Belem to taste the famous Pastel de Belem also known as Pastel de bata or pastry with cinnamon. Afterwards, you’ll stop at the main monuments in Belém such as the Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower. Around 20:30, have dinner and see the Fado show in one of the most typical restaurants of Lisbon in Alfama neighborhood. Here, you will taste real Portuguese gastronomy. Fado, is a Portuguese variety of urban romance. This is a story or just a feeling and expresses a state of mind. Fado is one of the most characteristic elements of the Portuguese and foremost, Lisbon culture. Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage lists. After the show before heading to your hotel, visit the best viewing point at Our Lady of the Mount to admire one of the best 360 panoramic views of Lisbon by night. The driver will take you through Lisbon’s historic city center on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Drive past many of Lisbon’s most historic sights magically lit for the night. The driver can stop at your request for photo opportunities and will drop you back-off.

Lisbon: Guided Walking, Bike, Tram, and Boat Tour

9. Lisbon: Guided Walking, Bike, Tram, and Boat Tour

Explore Lisbon on a guided walking tour through areas like Downtown Lisbon and the Alfama District. Ride a yellow tram to Bairro Alto and peddle with a bike along the Tagus River. Try a traditional pastry and see the Belém tower. Meet your guide in Rossio Square and immerse yourself in Lisbon's history on a guided walking tour. Stroll to Restauradores Square to climb aboard the Elevador da Glória, a famous yellow tram that will take you to Bairro Alto where you can admire city views at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Walk to the oldest Jesuit church in the city, Church of St. Roque. See ruins of the Carmo Convent which was destroyed during the earthquake of 1755. Make your way to Downtown Lisbon, the historic and commercial center of the city. Head to the Alfama District and get lost in the architecture and history of the Cathedral of Lisbon. Follow your guide to Praça do Comércio square which opens to the south to the immense estuary of the Tagus River where Kings and Heads of State used to disembark on state visits. Hop aboard a well-maintained bike and begin your ride on flat paths along the Tagus River. See the iconic April 25th bridge and the modern architecture of the MAAT Museum. Upon arriving in Belém, immerse yourself in the 16th-century Manueline-style artwork of the Jerónimos Monastery. Taste a traditional pastel de belém (Portuguese custard tart) at the shop "Pastéis de Belém" which was founded in 1837. Follow your guide to the Padrão dos descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to the most important Portuguese navigators. View the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belem Tower, which defended the city from maritime attacks in the 16th century. Finish your tour with a dreamy boat ride along the Tagus river. Relax as you take in the city from the water until you reach Praça do Comércio and end your tour.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

10. Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

Cruise Lisbon by tuk tuk and effortlessly see many of the city's best sites in a short amount of time. Your expert guide will take you to the best views, photo opportunities and most interesting places. Stops include the Lisbon Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church, the Castle neighborhood, Saint Vincent Monastery and many more.  Feel the pulse of the romantic city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. You'll enjoy the wonderful view from the Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint and visit the fabulous Estrela Basilica, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Lisbon. Get to know the narrow streets of Bairro Alto, where the night is full of charm and excitement as countless bars and restaurants bustle with patrons. Then, ride on to Jeronimos Monastery and visit its church. Get acquainted with the Belem Tower, where the Portuguese caravels set sail to Brazil in 1500. Finally, take some time to enjoy the monument dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries and savor one (or more) famous custard tarts, Pasteis de Belem. 

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What people are saying about Pastéis de Belém

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4.7 / 5

based on 453 reviews

We had previously taken the tour of Pena Palace with the same tour company a few days earlier and found it to be a great experience. Since we were the only two on this particular excursion, it was functionally a private tour in a private car. It was a great way to skip the lines and avoid large tour groups. Our guide, Miguel, was fantastic! He was fun, courteous, and most of all informative. He provided a great deal of historical context about Portugal and Lisbon in general. Very helpful and accommodating. He knows the best views in the city, so don’t forget to ask about that!

My family and I loved our tuk tuk tour with Manuel. Manuel is a local and was very informative and knowledgeable about his home town of Lisbon. We loved zipping through the streets in the tuk tuk and the tour took us to some of Lisbon’s photogenic and cultural highlights. Manuel even took us to Belem football stadium as my daughter is a huge soccer fan. I would highly recommend Manuel and his tuk tuk tour.

Very good guide, knowledgeable, open, detailed. Arrived on time, managed ride times in excellent shape, and recommended a great place for lunch

Great job totally enjoyed the experience. We had an amazing time and fun way to explore the city.

It was really perfect tour, in 4 hours I sow most important sights of lisbon