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  • Lisbon Hills Hop-on Hop-off Tram Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

    1. Lisbon Hills Hop-on Hop-off 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.

    This was a lovely experience. The driver was helpful in pointing out the sites referred to and drove really well, despite challenging conditions! The commentary was interesting, but didn't leave me inspired, however that may just have been my mood. The recorded tour is available in many languages, but this did mean there was no opportunity to ask questions. Overall, a solid 4. :-)

  • Lisbon: Sao Jorge Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket with Escort

    2. Lisbon: Sao Jorge Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket with Escort

    Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or morning at Sao Jorge Castle with these convenient skip-the-line tickets. Learn about the history of Lisbon's most popular monument that stretches back into the 10th century. Meet your GetYourGuide representative directly in front of the castle for a 15-minute introduction to the monument before picking up your tickets. These allow you access to the castle's interior and will give you plenty of time to explore. Enjoy the visit at your own pace - admire the ancient architecture, and discover the castle's permanent exhibition, showcasing the many 11th century objects found in the Moorish quarter's archaeological site, and take in a 360-degree view of the city and the Tagus River from one of the highest hills in Lisbon.

    Our guide, Miguel Duarte, made the whole visit a perfect experience. He was understanding whene we had to translate to our friends. He was curious about the similarities between our languages.Patience when we asked for some free time for taking photos. He made the visit seem to be a walk through history.

  • Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

    3. Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

    Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon to the max on 2 double-decker bus tours and a historical tram tour! You’ll discover Lisbon's main squares, avenues and monuments on the Belem Tour, and the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Tour. The Belem Tour will introduce you to Belem and Ajuda in more detail. This is Lisbon's most important landmark, known for its monuments, museums and other attractions. The Hills Tramcar Tour will acquaint you with the city's more traditional neighborhoods, such as Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on the oldest means of transportation in Lisbon. Visit Lisbon’s traditional quarters on the hill of St. George’s Castle, on board a historic vintage tram, and get to know some of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints. Enjoy breathtaking views in the city’s unique sunlight and it's one-of-a-kind...

    Super Preis-Leistungsverhältnis! Bedingungen genau durchlesen, da Vergünstigungen sowie freie Eintritte genutzt werden können.

  • Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

    4. 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.

    Fantastic tour of the old town of Lisbon, Tiago was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what he did. He made us feel at home and was also very amusing. We saw some great sites and viewpoints. You will not regret doing this tour.

  • Lisbon: Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral Guided Walking Tour

    5. Lisbon: Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and listen to an introduction about the history of the city. Then start your tour by passing by the famous Rossio train station, the Sao Domingos Church, the Lisbon Jewish Memorial, and the Queen Maria II National Theater. Continue along the pedestrianized avenue Rua Augusta to arrive at the Santa Justa Elevator. Learn about the construction of this famous landmark. You’ll then arrive at the first viewpoint, the Elevador Castelo, from where you can admire an impressive view of the Tagus River and the downtown area. Next, head to the famous Sao Jorge Castle to enjoy some free time and take pictures. Continue to the Portas do Sol viewpoint. Marvel at the superb views of the river, the terracotta roofs of the city, and the historical Tram 28. Pass by the Santa Luzia lookout before arriving at the Lisbon Cathedral. Your guide will take you on a tour through the monument, w...

    This was yet another wonderful experience. Since we requested an English speaking tour we ended up having our own private guide with Sofia who was just so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the Alfama zone and Lisbon. The stops along the way to taste Ginginha and Beirao along with their Pastel de Nata was delightful. Beautiful to see the architecture and landmarks still in existence. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

    6. 4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

    Discover the sights and sounds of Portugal on a 4-day package tour from Madrid, crossing the scenic region of Extremedura en route to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Learn about the Spanish conqusitadors at Trujillo, and the Portuguese Age of Discoveries in Belem. See old trams on the streets of Alfama, and learn about the apperance of the Virgin Mary in Fatima. Accommodation will be at a 4-star hotel in central Lisbon, with optional evening activities and day tours for your pleasure. Day 1: Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon Depart Madrid at 08:00 and drive through the scenic Extremadura region of Spain, stopping in historic Trujillo to discover a city enriched by the Spanish conquistadors. You will have time to wander the city center to see stunning medieval and Renaissance buildings, such as the main Plaza Mayor, where an equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro stands guar...

  • Lisbon by Tuk Tuk Guided Tour: City of Neighborhoods

    7. Lisbon by Tuk Tuk Guided Tour: City of Neighborhoods

    Discover Lisbon and its most enchanting neighborhoods on a 1-hour tuk tuk tour. See some of the best-known monuments in the city center, and discover the “City of 7 Hills.” Following a pick-up from your hotel, explore the city’s most historic areas. Drivers who can converse in different languages, and have an in-depth knowledge of Lisbon’s history, culture, art, and architecture, operate the 100% electric and eco-friendly vehicles. Drive to some of the most stunning lookout points, such as the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Miradouro Portas do Sol, and Miradouro Nossa Senhora do Monte, and enjoy panoramic views of the city’s oldest and most typical sites. Along the way, marvel at ornate squares, such as the Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree) and Praça do Comércio, built after the devastating 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. Admire the typical black and white paving stones of Praca Dom Pedro...

    Nuno was very nice with us and gave us great explanations during the visit. In addition he was English and French speaker.

  • Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

    8. Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

    Meet at Rua da Boavista, 168 (metro - Cais do Sodré, bus - 714 or tram - 25) bus stop Conde Barão. The adventure starts as you head to Alfama, the old town area, passing by the river side where you can see the huge commercial plaza. In Alfama you can see traces of the Arab occupation and the Roman presence in the architecture, the food, and the language as well. Watch traditional music fado, go to St George Castle and see some beautiful landscapes. The city center is also very interesting. It is super fun to drive Segways and easier than Alfama. See the oldest cafe in Lisbon and the shopping areas that are full of history. This area was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. You can also see the best restaurants to eat, the night life area, important churches ,and so on. Take amazing pictures on the Segway and all the monuments and landscapes as well. 

  • Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

    9. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

    Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument ...

    Amazing detail, helpful historical perspective, rich appreciation of historical context for all that we did and saw. Not just pastry, but the story of why this patisserie is so important. Not just fado but what gasp symnolises. So much in so short a time. Thank you Paolo for your welcome to Portugal and your deep knowledge base. Immensely helpful and enriching. Muito prezer, obrigada

  • Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama District

    10. Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama District

    Take advantage of the comfort and easiness of riding a Segway to overcome the hills of Lisbon in this 1.5-hour private tour of the Alfama district. You can arrange with your guide what time you would like to start your tour.  Your tour will be preceeded by a familiarization and practice session. You will see that riding a Segway is the perfect way to climb the hills of Lisbon in the blink of an eye. Without tiring from the hills, you will climb the hill up to the São Jorge Castle and descending through the Mouraria neighborhood. In times past the place of battles and conquests, today it is the perfect path to set yourself on an adventure through history. See how the locals live on your exploration of the castle and Mouraria. This will also be a good opportunity to see some of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, including the Sé Cathedral and the National Pantheon.  You will have the o...

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4.7 / 5

based on 511 reviews

This was yet another wonderful experience. Since we requested an English speaking tour we ended up having our own private guide with Sofia who was just so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the Alfama zone and Lisbon. The stops along the way to taste Ginginha and Beirao along with their Pastel de Nata was delightful. Beautiful to see the architecture and landmarks still in existence. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. I highly recommend this tour.

We did this tour in the afternoon on the day we arrived in Lisbon. It was a great tour with a wonderful guide named Isabel. She was very knowledgeable and really tailored the tour to our interests. One member of our party had mobility issues and she was very kind in assisting him.

Fantastic tour of the old town of Lisbon, Tiago was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what he did. He made us feel at home and was also very amusing. We saw some great sites and viewpoints. You will not regret doing this tour.

Great visit with Marine! She made us visit nice little streets and always has the word to make people laugh! I recommend this tour!

Fatima ( our guide ) was passionated, very kind and explained us well !!