Lisbon’s Forgotten Historical Palaces Tour

Off the Beaten Path

Joao D.

English (Native), German (Native), Portuguese (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 20 people

Get off the beaten track and join this private tour to Queluz and Ajuda Palace. Discover Lisbon’s history that is often forgotten by the usual tourist routes, the National Palace of Queluz and Ajuda. Step back from the traditional tours and see another part of history as you wander through gardens and palaces overflowing with history.


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Meeting Point

At Your Hotel


Hotel Pickup

Palace of Queluz

After being picked up from your hotel in Lisbon, head to the fascinating Palace of Queluz. Inside, discover a combination of Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical architectural designs, whilst in the gardens a French architectural style awaits you. In the elegant Throne Room, admire gold carvings and mirrors and see where royals used to host their guests.

Canal dos Azulejos

In the garden, wander among lakes, fountains and lead statues depicting mythological scenes. Finish your tour of this palace at the amazing “Canal dos Azulejos”. Here you can admire 18th-century tile designs and see where the royal family used to ride a small boat on sunny afternoons.

Ajuda Palace

Next, head back to Lisbon, to visit the Ajuda Palace, located in the Belem neighbourhood. Inside, admire extravagant furniture, tapestries, sculptures, and decorative arts. Make your way through the impressive Dining Room, admiring crystal chandeliers, silk-covered chairs, and an allegory of the birth of King João VI on the ceiling.

At the end of the tour, get dropped back at your hotel in Lisbon.

Ending Point

At Your Hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Pick-up and drop off at a hotel, airbnb or cruise port in Lisbon;

Entrance fees to the National Queluz Palace and Gardens;

Entrance fees to the National Ajuda Palace;

Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations;

Transportation by air-conditioned car or van.

What‘s not included

Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.

Important Information


Not available Wednesdays!

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

National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice;

The sequence of the mentioned places can change according to your wishes or due to weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$120/ per person

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