Optional tours


Viagens Abreu offers a selection of optional tours. Tours will be operated with a minimum of 20 participants.
All tours will depart and return to the Lisboa Congress Centre in air conditioned buses with an official English speaking guide.

For further information, please contact helder.carvalho@abreu.pt
 

Half-day tour to Lisbon
Saturday, 4 November
14:00 - 18:00 hours

Rate: EUR 40 per person
      
     
     
     

Visit this remarkable city, with a history of nearly 2.500 years and its downtown and historical districts. Highlights of this tour include the 12th century fortress of St. George, located on top of one of Lisbon’s seven hills, and overlooking the whole downtown and river Tagus and the former Moorish quarter of Alfama, where buildings, that survived the Great Lisbon earthquake of 1755, still stand.
Then, west of Lisbon, visit historical Belém, home of the shipyards where the Portuguese Caravelas (sailing boats) were built in the 15th century and from where expeditions departed to find the maritime routes to Africa, Asia and Brazil, in glorious sea adventures that have compared the Portuguese navigators to the first American astronauts.
In Belém visit the Jerónimos Monastery, a masterpiece of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture, and stop by the famous landmarks: Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Entrance fee to St. George’s Castle is included.

    

 

Half-day tour of Sintra
Saturday, 7 November, 14:00-18:00 hours
Rate: EUR 40 per person
      
     
     
     
Sintra, located NW of Lisbon, is a delightful small town, full of historical sites whose roots go back to the Arab occupation in the 12th century.
Later on, Sintra was a summer retreat for Portuguese royalty and nobility, and due to its romantic setting, it was immortalized by the British poet Lord Byron, as the “Little Eden”.
Our tour will visit its historical centre and the National Palace, built over a former Moorish palace. From this area, one can admire the many manor houses and see the medieval castle built on top of the mountain. Then the tour will continue around this beautiful mountain, reaching a totally different environment - the wild and beautiful coast line of Guincho, with its superb beach areas, cliffs and where Cape Roca is located, the westernmost point of continental Europe.
The tour will return to Lisbon, via Cascais, a former cosmopolitan fishing village, and the Estoril coast line. Entrance fee to the Sintra National Palace is included.