- Fado music is part of Portugal’s intangible cultural heritage
- Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Chance to sample Belem’s world-famous Pastel de Nata
This Lisbon gift experience is the quintessential introduction to a historic city and its traditional culture. You’ll drive past must-see architectural landmarks, including those of downtown Pombaline, before arriving in the popular neighbourhood of Belem by the river. Located here are some of the best-known sites not just in Lisbon but all of Portugal - the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, and the Torre de Belem - both of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can see the statue of the explorers, dedicated to Portugal’s seafaring heritage, and join the queue at Pasteis de Nata - the best place in the world to try that scrumptious Portugese delicacy, the custard tart.
Leaving Belem, it’s on to the historic Alfama neighbourhood around the castle. This is the oldest district in Lisbon and the birthplace of haunting, melancholic Fado music. Before settling down for a memorable performance, you’ll be served a delicious Portuguese meal, as part of a classic Lisbon night out. If you visit Lisbon, there are are really three things you must do: try a Belem custard tart, hear some live Fado, and finally have a nightcap at a terrace overlooking the river - which is exactly where this tour comes to an end. A night out to remember.