Belém district – 3 hours private tour


Belém, a former fishing village, was the place from which many of the voyages of discovery started in the 15th century. Today it is one of the most beautiful districts in Lisbon with many museums, parks, and attractions!

You will begin this tour back in the 16th century when the Belém Fortress was built. Five centuries later, this unique fort is considered the symbol of the city and World Heritage Site.

The Monument of the Discoveries, with the statue of Prince Henry the Navigator and 30 other personalities, describes the epic discoveries of the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th centuries. It embodies the power and wealth in the golden age of discoveries and is considered a symbol of Portugal’s glorious history. Vasco da Gama set out from here on his sea voyage to India on 8 July 1497. 

King Manuel I, who was reigning at the time, had the monastery complex in Belém built to mark the happy return of the navigator and to demonstrate Portugal’s power and prestige. Nowadays, this monastery is divided into 4 different museums and houses the most visited church in Lisbon. The famous cloister is a gothic and renaissance construction decorated with the outstanding Manueline style, is also worth a visit. 

To regain your energy, there is nothing better than to enter the historic pastry shop, whose rooms are decorated with beautiful tiles. The custard tart of Belém (Pastel de Belém) made in this café is renowned for its quality.

3 hour
Max. 6 People
Stufe 1 – Leicht
By the Jerónimos Monastery (South Portal

Level 1 – Easy: Flat terrain without obstacles. Wheelchair accessible. Duration 2h

Level 2 – Easy to Moderate : Mainly flat terrain (about 70% flat), gentle climbs and descents. Some steps. Wheelchair accessible only with the help of a third party. Duration is around 2 to 3 hours.

Level 3 – Moderate: Terrain about 40 to 60% flat. Moderate climbs and descents. Steps. not wheelchair accessible. Duration 3 hours 

Level 4 – Demanding: Terrain about 20% to 40% flat. Some steep climbs and descends. Steps and uneven surfaces. Recommend for fit travelers. Duration between 3 to 5 hours.

Level 5 – Difficult: Rolling and often steep terrain, 10 to 20% flat terrain. Uneven surfaces. Recommended for travelers used to hiking tours in nature. 

Stufe 1 – Leicht: Flaches Gelände ohne Höhenunterschiede und Hindernisse. Geeignet für Rollstuhlfahrer. Dauer 2 Stunden.

Stufe 2 – Leicht bis moderat: Überwiegend flaches Gelände (70%) mit leichten Höhenunterschieden sowie einigen Stufen. Für Rollstuhlfahrer nur bedingt und mit einer Begleitperson geeignet. Dauer 2 – 3 Stunden. 

Stufe 3 – Moderat: Gelände (40-60% flach) mit moderaten Steigungen und Treppen. Nicht für Rollstuhlfahrer geeignet. Dauer 3 Stunden. 

Stufe 4 – Anspruchsvoll: Gelände mit Höhenunterschieden (20-40% flach). Auf – und Abstiege, Treppen und unbefestigte Wege. Eine gute Kondition und festes Schuhwerk sind erforderlich. Dauer 3 bis 5 Stunden. 

Stufe 5 – Schwierig: Gelände mit großen Höhenunterschieden (10-20% flach), steilen Auf – und Abstiegen auf unbefestigten Wegen und teils holprigen Boden. Geeignet für erfahrene Wanderer. 

Grau 1 – Fácil: O terreno é plano, sem desníveis e obstáculos. Adequado a cadeira de rodas. Duração 2h 

Grau 2 – Fácil a moderado: O terreno com ligeiras inclinações (subidas e descidas) mas 70% plano. Alguns degraus Duração 2h a 3h. Possível utilização de cadeira de rodas, desde que acompanhado. 

Grau 3 – Moderado: Terreno com inclinações (subidas e descidas), 40 a 60% plano. Degraus. Não adequado a cadeiras de rodas. Duração 3h. 

Grau 4 – Exigente: Terreno com inclinações (subidas e descidas), 20 a 40% plano. Degraus e terreno acidentado. Recomendado a pessoas em bom estado físico. Duração de 3h a 5h. 

Grau 5 – Difícil: Terreno com grandes desníveis (subidas e descidas), chão acidentado, 10 a 20% plano. Recomendado a pessoas com experiência de caminhada em natureza

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