Lisbon Art & Cultural Tour

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Lisbon

Scheduled flight to Lisbon from your preferred airport – transfer with our professional guide in our private executive coach to the 4* Fenix Hotel in Lisbon.

Day 2 – Lisbon guided tour, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira & Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Full day in Lisbon – guided tour of Lisbon taking in sights such as the Belem Tower, Pedro Square, the Medieval Quarter of Alfama and the beautiful 16th century Hieronymite Cathedral – the beautiful 16th century Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery, was constructed in 1502 to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India – built in 1640, Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira is one of the most beautiful residences in Lisbon, and its Room of the Battles is adorned with glazed tiles representing scenes of the Portuguese Restoration War while the stunning gardens boast some of the country's finest tiles depicting hunting, battles and religious scenes – the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga houses works by artists such as Hans Memling, Raphael and Tintoretto and its chapel is a fine example of 18th century Portuguese Baroque art and architecture.

Day 3 – Palácio Nacional de Queluz, Cascais & Palácio Nacional da Pena

Palácio Nacional de Queluz was commissioned in 1747 when the architect Mateus Vicente de Oliveira transformed Prince Dom Pedro’s occasional hunting lodge into a summer palace now known as the ‘Portuguese Versailles’ – travelling along the picturesque Atlantic coastline and passing the cosmopolitan village of Estoril, we stop at the fishing village of Cascais – head inland to the idyllic mountain town of Sintra, adored by artists and writers from all over the world, where we have time at leisure for lunch – visit the UNESCO listed Palácio Nacional da Pena at Sintra, one of the best examples of 19th century romanticism in the world.

Day 4 – Sesimbra, Palmela & Parque Natural da Arrábida

Sesimbra is a picturesque fishing village once occupied by the Romans and later the Moors until King Sancho II conquered its heavily defended forts in 1236 and where the Moorish castle offers wonderful panoramic views from the ramparts – explore the sights of the small hill town of Palmela including the Church of São Pedro with its 18th century tiles depicting scenes from the life of St Peter – return to Lisbon via the scenic Parque Natural da Arrábida, established to protect the wild, beautiful landscape.

Day 5 – Museu Gulbenkian

Guided tour of the Museu Gulbenkian, one of Europe's unsung treasures with a magnificent collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian and European art including masterpieces by Frans Hals, Rubens, Rembrandt, Fragonard and Gainsborough – transfer to Lisbon airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* central Lisbon hotel

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional local guide

Scheduled flights to Lisbon

Executive coach in Portugal

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Guided tour of Lisbon

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Palácio Nacional de Queluz

Cascais

Sintra & Palácio Nacional da Pena

Sesimbra

Palmela

Parque Natural da Arrábida

Museu Gulbenkian - guided tour

 

Hotel

Four nights on bed and breakfast basis at the 4* Fenix Hotel in Lisbon. A ten minute walk from the centre of the city, facilities include a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Évora - an enchanting walled city that rose to prominence under the Romans and flourished as a centre for learning and the arts, a guided tour takes in sights such as the Roman Temple, Convento dos Lóios and the Praça do Giraldo
  • Museu Nacional do Azulejo - located in the convent cloisters of Convento da Madre de Deus and dating back to 1509, the museum has decorative panels, individual tiles and photographs tracing the evolution of tile making from its introduction by the Moors
  • Fundação Medeiros e Almeida - a guided tour explores the fine collection of European paintings, furniture, tapestries, sacred art, jewellery and china

 

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Lisbon Art & Cultural Tour

Date of tour: October 2015

We did enjoy Lisbon. A delightful city. Thanks for your hard work. Will be in touch again!!!

SD, Plymouth

Date of tour: March 2014

I’d like to thank you for all your work making our tour of Portugal run smoothly. We had absolutely no complaints and enjoyed all our visits – the garden at Aveleda and the Fronteira Palace were the favourite, The hotels were fine. The restaurant on the last night was the best food we had on the whole trip. Our tour manager, Paul, looked after us really well and was extremely helpful to one passenger who had a passport problem (of her own making). Thank you again.

WD, Wootton Wawen

Date of tour: June 2012

Back from a great trip to Lisbon, everything was fine, good hotel with an international buffet for breakfast. Great guide and weather just right for us. It was greatly organised, the three meals were very good, we even had Fado on the second night as it was a fiesta/holiday. The group was very happy and got lots from Margarita's huge knowledge of art, history recent and old, social conditions etc. She is a very good guide. The coach was very comfortable and we had a good driver. Well now people are talking about wanting to go to Rome!! Will be in touch soon. Best wishes and thanks to you for all your input.

NB, London

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • on half board basis throughout
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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