• Duration: 5 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

Get off the beaten track and join your private tour to Queluz and Ajuda Palace. 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, choose to make your day different. Wander through the Palace of Queluz and it´s gardens, overflowing with history.

Discover the Ajuda Palace in Lisbon, with all its glory, still being used today for state events. As it is a private tour, participants will be just you and your guide.

Itinerary

National Queluz Palace

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.

Queluz Gardens

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.

National Palace of 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.

What's included

  • Pick up and drop off at a hotel/Airbnb in Lisbon or from cruise port; 
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned car/van; 
  • Entrance tickets to the Ajuda Palace; 
  • Entrance tickets to the National Palace of Queluz; 
  • Entrance tickets to the Gardens of the Queluz Palace; 
  • Private tour with Professional guide. Participants will be you and your guide; 
  • Guide will accompany you inside the monuments/palaces to explain its history; 
  • Guaranteed to skip ticket lines.

What's excluded

  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description

What do I need to bring

  • Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera

Important information

  • National monuments might close without notice, on public holidays and other special occasions!    
  • Hotel or AirBnB clients must provide the following information at time of booking: hotel name and address
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Guide. The meeting point will be at your hotel or accommodation, or your Guide will meet you at a convenient location close to your hotel or accommodation.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 6% if cancelled 999 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • PRIVATE CAR TOUR
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SKIP THE LINE

Guided Language

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Deutsch

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