What you'll do
Discover Lisbon in an unique way, guided by the author of the book «The Beauty of Lisbon-Tramway 28, a voyage through History». These exclusive experience will take the guests on a voyage of discovery of Portuguese capital. The voyage starts at 08:30 h., meeting point in front of Basílica da Estrela. From there the 'tour' follows the route of the famous Tramway 28 - on the tramway and also on foot - and all the historic and curious happenings dating back to 2.500 years will be revealed as well as all the relevant events up to nowadays. From the presence of Phoenicians, Romans, Visigods and Arabs to the time of the conquest of the city and the XV century's Portuguese Maritime Voyages, the guests will discover a new panorama of Lisbon, including the impact of the Earthquake in 1755 and the following changes in the city going on up to today's renovation. We will board the Tramway 28 and follow to Downtown (Baixa Pombalina). From there we will continue the route on a different pace - walking along the rest of the route and exploring the various interesting historic details and some secret places that will be uncovered. We will learn most of the cultural and lifestyle insights of the Portuguese capital . Tour available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Author of the book «The Beauty of Lisbon-Tramway 28, a voyage through History», the first and only book to retrace the 2.500 years of History of the Portuguese capital on the route of the 28. Being a journalist, living in Lisbon for more than 25 years and knowing quite a lot about the History as well as the Cultural scene of the city I will be willing to share with my guests all the knowledge acquired during these years of daily life and research in Lisbon. Fluent in English and Spanish. Native Portuguese speaker. Host of another experience - «Lisbon under your feet-Archeology».
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Where you'll be
We will take the route of Tramway 28 - from Estrela to Largo das Portas do Sol, stopping by the Downtown area (Baixa Pombalina) and walk the rest of the route uncovering the vestiges of historic happenings dating back 2.500 years up to nowadays. Tour available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. These 'tour' is not suitable for people with reduced mobility as it involves some walking on part of the route (from Downtown to Largo das Portas do So
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
Bring your camera, use confortable shoes and solar screen protector in the Summer. The tour depends on the weather condition during Winter time. Tour available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
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