Sugar and spice and all things nice

(23 reviews)
Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
45 mins

About the tour

When did Portugal start importing sugar? What about producing it? Which other products were traded during the maritime explorations, and where were they brought from? Let’s go on a world voyage by using the giant map standing in from of the Monument to the Discoveries, in Belém. Not too far we will also find the Belém Tower, responsible for the defense of the port back in the 1500’s.

Meet your local guide


Inês has been a licensed guide in Portugal since 2008. Her mother was a French and Portuguese teacher who fell in love with a Peruvian musician and craftsman in Paris. She considers herself a storyteller with a wide range of interests, from history to gastronomy, growing food in her small garden, hiking in the company of her wonderful dog and dancing. She is currently taking a massage course and learning how to sew! All in all, this means that Inês loves to explore different layers and perspectives of Lisbon, its culture and to share it with others!

Inês has been guiding since Aug 2008

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lisbon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lisbon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Barbara F.

22 February 2021

Really loved it! Excellent guide and great tour!

Tish B.

08 February 2021

She is one of my favourite story tellers! She's a great guide and just so knowledgeable.

david h.

08 February 2021

Another really interesting tour, Ines, despite the technical problems. Thanks very much.

Evangelia V.

08 February 2021

Amazing tour, Ines is incredibly knowledgeable.

Sandie W.

07 February 2021

Thank you for sharing such beautiful sights. Loved the walk along the river. You are an excellent guide with lots of knowledge to share. Thank you.

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