Two-day Tour to Lisbon from Porto, with only one overnight stay in Lisbon, we will leave your hotel in Porto, visit Lisbon and the next day return again to the city of Porto visiting other sites on the way between; Obidos, Fatima, Nazare, Coimbra or Aveiro (a maximum of 3).
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Porto|
|DEPARTURE TIME||9:00 AM Approximately|
|RETURN TIME||18:00 Approximately|
Two-day Tour to Lisbon from Porto
A Special Tour, for you who are staying in Porto, but would like to visit Lisbon, you can do it in just two days, leaving and returning to Porto, adding other visits on the way.
To increase the desire for this two-day Lisbon tour from Porto, let’s leave some curiosities about Lisbon:
Did you know that in the underground of Lisbon there are Roman Galleries, more specifically in Baixa and that they are only open to the public for 3 days during all year around.
The symbol of the city has been a crow since 1793, because these birds escorted the body of Saint Vicente to the burial site, for this reason all the coal merchants in the city adopted a crow as a pet and all were named after Vincent.
The Sao Simao library next to the Saint George Castle, with only 3.8 square meters, is one of the smallest in the world, but even so it has more than 4,000 books inside, given its size only two people enter at a time.
Masonry was present in the reconstruction of Lisbon, more precisely the Baixa with 7 streets, 3 squares and a triumphal arch.
The trams, also called “electric” or “American”, undoubtedly one of the great tourist attractions of Lisbon, even though it is a public transport, is very popular with those who come to tourism.
Porto - Tour in Lisbon
The Lisbon Downtown ( Baixa de Lisboa ) the most destroyed neighborhood with the 1755 earthquake that devastated practically the whole of Lisbon, and ended up causing immense changes, in the society and in the architecture itself, with the Pombaline architecture buildings were built in a completely different way.
Wider streets and squares, anticipating a new earthquake all by the hands of Marquis de Pombal, the person responsible for the reconstruction of Lisbon and other economic and social changes.
Going up to Alfama we will visit the Lisbon Cathedral its Romanesque architecture makes no one indifferent, built in the 12th century, as well as the Saint Antony Church this Portuguese matchmaker, in Alfama, our days the neighborhood its closed to traffic just only residents can enter with there vehicles, if you wish you can take a walk and let yourself be enchanted by its alleys in this ancient Arabian Medina.
Crossing Avenida da Liberdade until we reach Marquis de Pombal square where we will stop next to Parque Eduardo VII and try to understand the relationship and treaties between Portugal and England and the importance of this relationship in the future of Brazil and enjoy its fantastic view.
After lunch our day continues on to Belem, an authentic open book, mainly during the period of Portuguese maritime expansion, place of the old shipyards and ports of Lisbon, from here brave Portuguese explorers in the 15th century discovering the sea routes for India, Africa and Brazil, celebrating this glorious past, financed by the vast wealth that flowed to Portugal from the colonies.
Then visit these three important Monuments; Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and the Explorers Monument the last stop will be at the Belem egg custard tarts pastry factory, to taste this fabulous conventual pastry that attracts millions of people every year.
We must visit the Nations Park, where in 1998 Lisbon hosted Expo 98, inspired by the glory of the Portuguese (maritime expansion), with its bold but also functional architecture, to get to know the great work Calatrava, the same one that designed the Museum of Tomorrow in Brazil.
A modern Lisbon, where public transport works, has simplified what has greatly improved access to the center of Lisbon, in addition to the offices of many of the national and international companies.
Lisbon - Porto with visits
√ Tomar – Being the oldest part of the city (Medieval) oriented at cardinal points in cross, with a convent in each of its ends in the center, Praça da Republica, with the main Church, to the west the hill of the Castle and the Convent of Christ.
Visit to the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, built in the 12th century the location of the Order of the Templars in the country, with 3 naves it was classified as a National Monument in 1910, its one of the most emblematic examples of Gothic architecture in Portugal.
Here are buried Guladim Pais, founder of the city, and other Grand Masters of the Order, a Church that seems smaller than it really is since it is buried two meters below the ground.
The construction of the Convento de Cristo begins with the Templar Castle, at the forefront of medieval military architecture from the same period, the Romanesque Charola, inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and which assumed the dual role of oratory and military watchman. When the Military Order of the Temple was extinguished, the Portuguese King Dinis, created in Portugal the Military Order of Christ, who came to be heir to the goods, graces and privileges that had belonged to the Templars.
√ Fatima, considered by many to be one of the most important Marian Shrines in the world, where we will pay homage to Lady Mary in Cova da Iria by visiting the two Basilicas there; White Rosary and Holly Trinity and of course the oldest Chapel of Apparitions.
The Chapel of the Apparitions, was the first Chapel to be built right after the apparitions, located in the center of the Sanctuary, it is an unmissable place, not for its grandeur, but for the meaning, and it is mandatory to visit.
At one end the White Rosary Basilica, built in 1928 with neo-baroque architecture, here you will find the tombs of the three shepherds (Francisco and Jacinta), and our days the tomb of Sister Lucia, who died in 2005, in another extreme is the imposing Basilica of the Holy Trinity, built in 2007 with more than 8,000 seats and 40,000 m² of area designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis.
√ Coimbra its attractions, Paço da Universidade where the Joanina Library occupies a prominent place in the University. The construction of the Joanina Library began in 1717, above the old prison, with the aim of housing the university library of Coimbra, and was completed in 1728, its roof, the frescoes were executed by the illustrious Master Antonio Ribeiro and Vicente Nunes, and the portrait of Dom Joao V at the back of the room was made by the Italian Domenico Dupra.
IMPORTANT – If visiting Coimbra, a visit to the University is essential for you, let us know when booking your two-day tour to Lisbon from Porto to book tickets at the University ( not included in the price), as the visit to the Joanina Library is numbered and otherwise it will be practically impossible to make the visit at the moment, after the reservation made, the customer will be charged the same amount at the end of the tour (11.5 € / person ), even if the visit is not made due to the client’s withdrawal or delay.
√ Aveiro, the Portuguese Venice with its canals, previously used for the transport of salt and molasses, explore its historic center with numerous Art Nouveau buildings all cataloged by the city, as well as its market designed by Gustavo Eiffel , the one that built the Eiffel Tower.
Time to get to know and try their traditional sweets, the “soft eggs”, a possible Moliceiro boat trip, these small boats that almost resemble gondolas. Visiting the salt pans, the salt industry, continues to be important in this city, which for many years was dedicated to salting cod.
√ Nazare (the most charismatic fishing village in Portugal), where we can see the drought of the fish on the beach, as well as the life of the “seven skirts” ladies proudly shown by themselves. Today Nazare is known for its giant waves, yes the biggest waves in the world are here in Portugal.
All thanks to the phenomenon of Nazare Cannon phenomenal waves that made Nazare famous all over the world, in 2013 the American surfer McNamara broke the world record by surfing a wave of about 30 meters high, over the period of the year we can see them with our eyes.