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Lisbon: Kickstart Street Art Walking Tour

1. Lisbon: Kickstart Street Art Walking Tour

Join this 1.5-hour street art excursion with an enthusiastic guide and see some of Lisbon’s best secret spots that are covered in unique urban art.   Explore historical neighborhoods while taking in the city’s modern atmosphere. In Lisbon, art is everywhere: visit the Street Art Gallery Chão do Loureiro, a parking lot that has been taken over by renowned artists and turned into something beautiful. Another highlight is your visit to Caracol da Graça, where graffiti lines the entire street.   Become an explorer and see works by many domestic and international artists like Vhils, Obey Giant, Utopia, Nomen, and a lot more.

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

2. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

Explore some of the 7 hills of Lisbon by electric bike, and see more than you would on a conventional sightseeing tour. The easy-to-drive electric bikes are eco-friendly and boast a stylish vintage design that will turn heads as you explore the hidden sights of Alfama, Mouraria and Graça, some of the most historic neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital. Cruise up to panoramic observation points, passing antique shops and enchanting restaurants along the way, and get a unique perspective of the city and its people.

Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

3. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This 3-hour private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem, one of the most popular districts in the city, making it the perfect way to get the most out of the city when you don’t have much time.   Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   Then, follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages. Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the most astonishing buildings in Portugal. If there’s time, end your tour with a visit to the world-famous Pasteis de Belem and try some of their delicious custard tarts.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

4. Lisbon: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Journey through the food culture of Portugal on a 3-hour tour of the Mouraria district of Lisbon, and taste authentic dishes in the company of a passionate guide. Savor high-quality ingredients, and discover what it feels like to eat and drink like a local. Arrive with a healthy appetite and work your way through the area in a small group of no more than 12 people. Make 6 different stops to savor delicious produce, such as sardines, pastel de nata (custard tart) and more. Be surprised by a delicious secret dish, and sip the local ginjinha drink made from sour cherries.

Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

5. Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer on this private 2-hour electric tuk-tuk tour. Tuk-tuks are the perfect solution for touring the narrow streets of Lisbon and can accommodate up to 6 people. Discover the romance of the city as you visit the neighborhoods of Alfama, Graca, and Mouraria. Additionally, unveil the contemporary sides of the city with a visit to Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real, and Estrela. Let your guide share local history and stories of Lisbon throughout the tour. Lisbon is a city of seven hills, so you will break next to the best panoramas to capture the most gorgeous views. On this tour you will taste the famed local aperitif: ginginhai, a cherry liquor, while in the neighborhood of Alfama, an opportunity not be missed. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops, and restaurants. Visit the Portuguese Parlament and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

6. Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

This was where it all started. Meet in the heart of the city nestled on the oldest hill in Lisbon. It is the hill of fado and of the typical taverns that preserve their genius and traditional roots. From the quarters of Graça and Alfama, through Mouraria up to the São Jorge Castle, you may be lucky enough to come across a sardine barbecue on the streets. Hop out into Alfama, take a walk through this music quarter and listen to its cries. You will be able to see Roman remains, medieval houses that survived the 1755 earthquake, the magnificent Lisbon Cathedral, squares livened up by outdoor cafés and nooks and alleys reminiscent of Arab cities – Lisbon’s multicultural history has also left its mark here. In addition, enjoy incredible views of the city from the many natural windows that it offers.

Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

7. Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

Book your ticket for the Hills Tram Tour and ride a vintage tram through the most traditional quarters of Lisbon. You’ll travel through the neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Lapa. Get to know some of city's most unforgettable landmarks such as Castelo São Jorge, Sé Catedral, and the Basílica da Estrela. Visit its museums, such as MUDE, Museu do Chiado, and Museu de Arte Antiga. Take in stunning views from Miradouro da Graça, Miradouro Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol, and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. An on-board audio guide is available in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

8. Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

Discover all areas of Lisbon with a combined bus, boat and tram ticket, and get access to the public transport system along the way. Explore the city’s monuments and museums in myriad neighborhoods on 2 different double-decker, audio-guided bus tours, a Yellow Boat tour, and a tour by historical tram. Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. Travel back to the “Age of Discoveries” in Belém and Ajuda, and meander around the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. Take a ride on Lisbon’s oldest mode of transport and climb aboard a tram to the Castelo São Jorge. Travel through historic areas such as Mouraria and Graça. Pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge and on to Belém aboard the Yellow Boat. See monuments such as the Torre de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos from a different perspective. Head back to Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of Lisbon, and hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish.

Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

9. Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

This tour will take you back in time through the narrow-cobbled streets of Lisbon where you discover its historic and cultural heritage. You will fall in love with the picturesque and colorful neighbourhoods like Mouraria, Graça and Alfama. Each neighbourhood has something different to offer. Mouraria, for example, is the multi-ethnic part of the city, where you will find people and food from all over the world.  Graça is situated on the highest of the seven hills, where you will find São Jorge Castle, some amazing views and probably the best view in the city in Nossa senhora do Monte Belvedare, which is just a few minutes from the castle. Next stop is Alfama: the Arab district of the city and its oldest neighbourhood where you feel like you have stepped back in time. Narrow winding streets, stone paved terraces and small arches make this an unforgettable experience. This part of town is home to the amazing fado houses, where you will hear beautiful traditional, melancholic music and enjoy some amazing food!

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

10. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

Navigate the hills of Lisbon with ease on a private 2.5-hour tour of the historic Alfama district and see sights such as the Sé Cathedral and National Pantheon.  Start with a practice session to make sure you feel confident on the 2-wheel personal transporter before you set off. Take in the picture postcard views from the Miradouro da Graça, and then journey through history to the multicultural neighborhood of Mouraria. Marvel at the small details of the city, such as hand-painted tiles, clothes hanging out to dry on lines and the Romanesque houses of the nobles. Discover iconic monuments as you glide along the narrow streets to arrive at the cosmopolitan Baixa district, full of traditional shops and cafés. Admire the luxury hotels of Avenida de Liberdade and take souvenir photos from the Portas do Sol viewpoint.

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4.8 / 5

based on 1,454 reviews

To get an insight into what Lisbon has to offer and to see some of the most beautiful and interesting points, this tour was great. Our guide André was very nice and was able to tell us a lot about the history of Lisbon. Thumbs up and gladly again!

We had an e bike tour with Peter! He was super knowledgeable and informed us of so many interesting facts about Lisbon! He was a very attentive tour guide! We loved the tour as a group of hens! Thank you Peter! We recommend him to anyone!

Fun and a Good way to Learn a lot of Lissabon’s history, about the people who has lived there for many century, the special streets, the many artist from all around the world who has set their signature by painting stories at many walls

Great tour with a fabulous guide. We stopped in places and neighborhoods we wouldn't have found otherwise. Everything was delicious, and we enjoyed learning a bit more about the food culture! Do recommend.

Silvia has been such an amazing guide. Every stop was detailed & all questions answered. I highly recommend her for your future tour in Lisbon!