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  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Guided Sailing Tour at Sunset

    1. Lisbon: 2-Hour Guided Sailing Tour at Sunset

    Travel back in time through 500 years of history and see all the major monuments of Lisbon from the River Tagus. Climb aboard a handsome yacht for a 2-hour sailing tour of the city’s iconic landmarks at sundown. Board the boat by the Monument to the Age of Discoveries, and sail past the Torre Belém (Belém Tower). Continue towards the vast span of the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge, and gaze up at the outstretched arms of the Christ the King statue. Marvel at beautiful squares, such as Terreiro do Paço (also known as the “Praça do Comércio”), part of the Pombaline Downtown rebirth after the 1755 Earthquake. Admire some of Lisbon’s oldest areas, such as the Alfama and Castle of Sao Jorge. Pass Lisbon Cathedral and the National Pantheon, before turning around for the return journey. Watch the sunset fall over Lisbon as you relax with a glass of sparking wine.

    Really nice tour. We enjoyed few glasses of wine, some snacks, the beautiful sunset, even seen the dolphins. And also a lot of fun facts from the guides. Recommendation for everyone visiting Lisbon.

  • Lisbon: Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral Guided Walking Tour

    2. 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.

  • Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

    3. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

    This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro •...

    Our guide Bruno was great. It was the right amount of history and entertainment for us. We had opportunities along the way to get a snack and drink. The only bummer was that the rolled up plastic cover on the Tuk Tuk is right in your view and you either have to look up through the plastic window or bend down to look out under the cover. On the positive side, we were protected from the sun.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

    4. Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

    Discover Lisbon's street art during a 2-hour photo tour. Wander through some of Lisbon's oldest and most popular neighborhoods and marvel at the spectacular street murals. After meeting your guide, set off on your exploration of Lisbon's famous street art, with new pieces appearing every day. Walk from the downtown area to the top of the castle hill, so be prepared to go up and down several hills; the art will be worth the effort, though. Take a journey into the world of street art with your guide and hear about its history in Lisbon. Enjoy time to take pictures of all the art and soak up the views of the Tagus River.

  • Lisbon by Tuk Tuk Guided Tour: City of Neighborhoods

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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: Alfama and São Jorge Castle 3-Hour Tour

    8. Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle 3-Hour Tour

    Discover Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood on a half-day tour of Alfama, following the path of the city walls and Moorish castle of São Jorge. Meet at the historic Casa dos Bicos (“House of the Spikes”), built around 1523 and a rare survivor of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. See evidence of the old Roman salting tanks at the Cetária. Travel back to Roman times, when Lisbon was known as “Olisipo,” and learn how the Romans discovered the thermal waters of Alfama before the Muslims gave them the name “Al-Hamma.” Wander a labyrinth of alleys and interior patios to discover secret stairways and hidden squares that lead to what used to be Lisbon's Jewish Quarter. Learn about the birth of fado music, and experience one of the city's oldest customs as you pass through Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. Next, go to Lisbon Cathedral, built in the 12th century and modified in a mix of architectural styles. Enj...

    Our guide Fatima was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the area and it's history.

  • Lisbon: Experience Alfama the Old Quarter Walking Tour

    9. Lisbon: Experience Alfama the Old Quarter Walking Tour

    Discover the historic heart of Lisbon, by taking a step back in time as you walk to see the brightly pained, albeit weathered houses, the pretty flowers bursting from balconies and the impressive tiling that decorates almost every inch of the district of Alfama. Learn why Alfama is also home to some spectacular and significant churches and cathedrals. Visit Romanesque Sao Jorge Cathedral with its twin castellated bell towers, the Igreja de Santa Engrácia-Panteão Nacional which is one of the most recognizable buildings in the Alfama skyline, and the Igreja de São Vicente de Fora, admired for its spectacular Baroque canopy over the altar.  Then, See the Jewish memorial and find about the Massacre in Lisbon with its consequences in the city. Explore the Roman theatre museum with an insight into the roots of Lisbon. Enjoy the views from Lisbon Castle and the Baixa district. Observe the ex...

  • Lisbon: 24/48/72 Hour Walking Tour Pass

    10. Lisbon: 24/48/72 Hour Walking Tour Pass

    With your ticket, discover Lisbon with unlimited access to flexible walking tours. Join and leave the circuits as you please, escorted by local experts who are on hand to meet you throughout the day.

    Using the app, simply track your nearest guide and begin to discover countless visitor hotspots, including Praça do Comércio, Castelo de S. Jorge, Belém Tower, and Lisbon Cathedral. Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your guide as you explore the countless treasures Lisbon has to offer. Admire colorful streets and hill-top views, a city center steeped in colonial history, and an impressive selection of ornate architecture. Hop off your guided tour and navigate yourself whenever you wish, enjoying audio commentary, suggested walking itineraries, pinpointing your favorite sights, and discovering photo hotspots, all offline, day or night. When you're ready, hop back on a gu...

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What people are saying about Castle of Sao Jorge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 71 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.

Alexandre is an excellent guide who has great knowledge of history and with whom it is a pleasure to take a tour in the Alfama.I recommend him for a tour in French because he was born in France and knows our country perfectly and in has preserved the Laurence culture

Really nice tour. We enjoyed few glasses of wine, some snacks, the beautiful sunset, even seen the dolphins. And also a lot of fun facts from the guides. Recommendation for everyone visiting Lisbon.

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