Tours, Sightseeing and Excursions by czl10931

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									           2006 Sightseeing Tours and
                   Excursions
A Passion for History
HISTORICAL QUARTERS - 3 hours - € 125.00
The historical quarters of Lisbon are 5 minutes drive from the hotel. Some still retain the old
structures of Moorish and medieval origin: old houses, narrow streets, wrought-iron
balconies, tiled façades and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We have designed this special
tour to discover Lisbon, covering the most picturesque quarters of the city such as: Alfama,
Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa and Rua Augusta. Highlights include Lisbon’s Cathedral, Saint George
Castle, Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, Coach Museum and the
Ajuda Palace. Guests have the additional option of finishing the tour in a typical Lisbon wine
“Tasca” where, at an additional cost, you can taste a wide selection of Portuguese wines, the
famous “enchidos” (selection of typical sausages) and Portuguese cheeses.

LISBON AND FADO BY NIGHT - 2 hours - € 70.00
Fado is the most traditional form Portuguese musical expression. Sung to harmonious
accompaniment of guitars and viola, the Fado tells of happiness and sadness, of love and
jealousy and of times gone by. This tour starts with a sunset sightseeing tour of Lisbon and is
followed by dinner in an authentic Portuguese Fado restaurant, where you will enjoy
Portuguese gastronomy whilst listening to traditional music.

LISBON À LA CARTE - 2 hours - € 80.00
This program has been created to give guests the opportunity to enjoy the true Portuguese
flavors of Lisbon. A panoramic two-hour tour of the city is followed by a lunch or dinner in
one of our selected restaurants serving the best of traditional Portuguese gastronomy.

SHOPPING IN STYLE - 3 hours - € 125.00
Shopping in Lisbon is a rewarding experience not to be missed. In addition to many
international shops and designer boutiques (mainly situated in the Baixa and Chiado), you will




                        Rua do Pau de Bandeira, 4 1249-021 Lisbon, Portugal
                         Phone: +351 21 394 9494 Fax: +351 21 395 0665
                        reservations@lapa-palace.com www.lapapalace.com
find a large selection of antique shops around the Rua de San Bento. Here you will find typical
Portuguese furniture from 17th to 19th centuries, Indo-Portuguese art or religious wooden
carvings and antique paintings. Other modern shopping centers (such as Colombo, Vasco de
Gama and El Corte Inglés) are to be found all over the city.

LISBON HISTORIC ELECTRIC TRAM – 2 hours - € 15.00
Discover the city on your own with the traditional Lisbon Electric Tram. This historical
Tram takes you on a sightseeing tour up and down the seven hills of the city of Lisbon.
Departures from Praça do Comércio as follows:
From November to February: 11:00 * 13:30 * 15:30
From March to October         : every hour from 9:00 until 18:00

FUNDAÇAO RICARDO DO ESPIRITO SANTO SILVA – 3 hours - € 125.00
Established in 1953 with the purpose of studying and protecting Decorative Arts by
preserving Portuguese traditional craftsmanship, the Founder set up this Museum-School in
a 17th century palace located in the old district of Alfama and decorated it as an aristocratic
residence. The Museum displays important collections of 15th to 19th century Portuguese
tiles, furniture, textiles (including Arraiolos rugs, oriental carpets and bed-spreads), silver,
Chinese porcelain, Portuguese faience and paintings. Private visits of the Foundation and its
workshops, exclusive to our guests, can be organized, where traditional crafts, like
woodwork (cabinet-making, inlaying, wood carving), metalwork (founding, chiseling, gold
leaf beating), bookbinding and book decoration, decorative painting, gilding and Arraiolos
carpets are restored.

CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM - 3 hours - € 125.00
Famous for the very high quality of its philharmonic orchestra, choir and ballet company, as
well as for the museum and the center for contemporary art. The collection comprises
Egyptian and Greco-Roman art with particular emphasis on a collection of Greek coins and
Islamic art plus tapestries, faience and glassware. You will also find Chinese and Japanese art
with collections of ceramics, lacquer and printed items. It is rounded off by an impressive
collection of paintings from Guardi to Monet plus a large collection of Lalique glass and art
deco jewelry.




                        Rua do Pau de Bandeira, 4 1249-021 Lisbon, Portugal
                         Phone: +351 21 394 9494 Fax: +351 21 395 0665
                        reservations@lapa-palace.com www.lapapalace.com
A Passion for Discovery
WORLD HERITAGE SINTRA, ESTORIL AND CASCAIS – 4 hours - € 150.00
8 hours - € 195.00
Both the historic town of Sintra and the natural environment surrounding it have received
the rare honour to be classified by UNESCO as World Heritage site. In the early 1900s,
Estoril and Cascais were among the most fashionable resorts in Europe and rivalled Cannes
and Biarritz as a refuge for deposed monarchs and aristocrats in exile who came here to
enjoy the natural beauty of the region and its relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Not to
be missed: Palácio Nacional de Queluz, considered the Portuguese version of Versailles, on the
outskirts of Lisbon; the Palácio Nacional da Pena, Sintra’s signature 19th century palace; the
Palácio Nacional da Villa, a former royal palace; the Adega Regional de Colares, one of Portugal’s
very special wine cellars and the Museu do Brinquedo (toy museum). While in the village of
Cascais, you should visit amongst others: Museu dos Condes de Castro Guimarães, famous for its
paintings and for Indo-Portuguese ceramics and archaeological pieces. We recommend
stopping for lunch at the ocean view restaurant Porto Santa Maria, renowned for its
selection of seafood.

LEIRIA, FÁTIMA AND ÓBIDOS - Full day (approx. 8 hours) - € 295.00
Castles and imposing monasteries are the emblems of this region, but it also has a genuine
fishing village in Nazaré and Portugal’s finest underground caves in the Serra d’Aires Natural
Park with its acres of fragrant coastal pinewoods. The Sanctuary of Fátima attracts millions of
visitors and pilgrims every year. This trip also includes visits to Mosteiro da Batalha, a world
heritage building by UNESCO and Mosteiro de Alcobaça, a predominantly Gothic style
building with Romanesque and Baroque elements.

SETUBAL AND AZEITAO - Full day (approx. 8 hours) - € 195.00
Morning departure to visit Cristo-Rei, a copy of Rio de Janeiro’s Corcovado, and the Jose
Maria da Fonseca wine cellars to taste the sweet “Moscatel” wine and the “Azeitao” cheese at a
nearby farm. Lunch in the typical fishing village of Sesimbra, followed by a visit to its castle
and Palmela. Drive through the mountains of Arrabida towards Setubal, famous for its




                         Rua do Pau de Bandeira, 4 1249-021 Lisbon, Portugal
                          Phone: +351 21 394 9494 Fax: +351 21 395 0665
                         reservations@lapa-palace.com www.lapapalace.com
historic castle, before returning to the hotel across the modern Vasco da Gama bridge, one
of the longest in Europe.



Booking Conditions
Tours and excursions are in private chauffeured sedan for up to a maximum of 3 persons
(except Lisbon Electric Tram) and do not include the cost of the tolls, meals or the entrance
to the museums, palaces and monuments.

All rates are quoted in Euros and all applicable taxes are included. Prices are indicative and
subject to confirmation at time of reservation.




                        Rua do Pau de Bandeira, 4 1249-021 Lisbon, Portugal
                         Phone: +351 21 394 9494 Fax: +351 21 395 0665
                        reservations@lapa-palace.com www.lapapalace.com

								
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