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Explore the Forgotten Palaces of Lisbon

Created with Sketch. Accommodation pickup, Lisbon, Portugal
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Duration

5 hours, Start: 09:00

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

Deutsch, English, Español, Português

Overview

Discover a part of Lisbon’s history that is “forgotten” by the usual tourist routes. If you want to step away from the usual Sintra and Lisbon tours and see another part of history, wander through gardens and palaces overflowing with history, choose to make your day different. Enjoy your vacation with us.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With your expert Guide, discover the fascinating National Palácio de Queluz.
  • Behold the beauty of the National Palácio da Ajuda.
  • Stroll through the charming gardens of one of Lisbon’s most captivating palaces.

Itinerary

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National Palace of Queluz

Discover the fascinating palace of Queluz, a magnificent building that changed throughout its existence since the 17th century, and is often “overlooked”. The palace combines Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical architectural designs, while the gardens was inspired by the French styles. One of the first rooms visited is the impressive Throne Room. Royalty used to receive here their guests, decorated with gold carvings and mirrors, it is not difficult to be transported back to a time when the ladies and gentlemen would dance around in gallant balls. After having toured the inside of the palace, you will explore the garden, where one can wander among lakes, fountains and lead statues depicting mythological scenes. The highlight is the amazing Canal dos Azulejos (Tiled Ceramic Canal). Completely decorated with typical eighteenth century scenes, where the royal family used to ride a small boat enjoying themselves in sunny afternoons.

Palacio Nacional da Ajuda

The next palace is located near Belem, in the “Ajuda” neighbourhood (Lisbon). Although this palace was never completed as planned, it is still one of Europe's most amazing romantic buildings. Its interior is richly filled with furniture, tapestries, sculptures and extravagant decorative arts, the result of unprecedented wealth in the 17th when diamonds were discovered in the then Portuguese colony of Brazil. The most impressive are the enormous Throne Room corresponding to the entire south wing, and the Dining Room and its crystal chandeliers, silk-covered chairs, and allegory of the birth of King João VI on the ceiling. You will note the interesting collection of dinner services that is one of the few European royal services to remain completely intact.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick-up and drop off at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon.
  • Entrance fees to the National Queluz Palace and Gardens.
  • Entrance fees to the National Ajuda Palace.
  • Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van.
  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.

Durations

3- 5 hours

Languages

Deutsch
English
Español
Português

Start Time

09:00

Time

Morning (5am-12pm)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Accommodation pickup, Lisbon, Portugal

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