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Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

1. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your Lisbon hotel in an eco-friendly tuk tuk that fits up to 6 people. Hop onboard and head off into this charming and colorful city for an epic four hour sightseeing adventure. Tuk tuks are the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city’s narrow streets, allowing you to access places you might have otherwise missed. Ride through some of Lisbon’s most emblematic districts, from Alfama to Mouraria, the Old Town to Chiado, the charming Belem, and the bohemian Bairro Alto. Along the way, soak up the differences between each of the districts and get a sense of local life and culture. Highlights of the tour include the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. There’s also time to enjoy a traditional Pasteis de Belém, the famous custard tart of which only the monks know the recipe. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation of Lisbon, its landmarks, locals, and culture.

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Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

2. Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

Your driver will turn on the roller coaster mode and take you up and down the hills to visit some of the magnificent belvederes in town. Usually, there is time to visit 3 or 4 of the 5 potential viewpoints. Discover Lisbon from another perspective and on your way, visit the Alfama, Graça, and Chiado neighborhoods. First is the Senhora do Monte Belvedere in Graça. The name of this viewpoint has takes its origin from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Hill. This is the perfect spot for sunset lovers, photographers, and pregnant women as the chapel is reputed to protect women during childbirth.  Next, from São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere is an excellent view over the Baixa district, the area around Avenida da Liberdade, and the Tagus River. This garden with panoramic views is next to the Gloria Elevator, a funicular that has been taking passengers up and down the hill between the Restauradores Square and Bairro Alto since 1885. Edward VII Park is a central park famous for the two greenhouses. It has a huge green area where some great events take place including the Lisbon Book Fair, one of the oldest cultural festivals, and music festivals such as Lisb-On. This is a great place for nature lovers since you can visit the hothouse with the most exotic plants and the greenhouse, which is filled with tropical plants, ponds, and endless varieties of palms and cactus. Portas do Sol Belvedere, or the gateway of the sun, has a glamorous view overlooking the Alfama rooftops and the Tagus River, at a short distance from Saint Jorge Castle. Here, you have the best sunrise views in town and blue is the predominant color in here. In the movie Lisbon Story by Wim Wenders, this place is well featured. Discover one of the best hideaways in the city. Torel Belvedere was renovated in 2009 with a cafe on the lower terrace. Its ex libris is an 18th-century mermaid statue, which turns into a pool every August known as the beach of Torel. Here, you find the oldest funicular of Lisbon, the Elevador do Lavra. 

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Lisbon 2.5-Hour Food Tour by Eco-Tuk

3. Lisbon 2.5-Hour Food Tour by Eco-Tuk

Discover the secrets of the culinary culture of Lisbon while exploring lesser-known, authentic city neighborhoods aboard an Eco-Tuk. This vehicle is 100 per cent electric, super comfortable, and is perfect for the city's steep and narrow streets. Tram 28 is an icon of Lisbon. Following along the route of this picturesque tram you’ll enjoy some of the historical and natural heritage that the city has to offer. Visit a viewpoint in the Graça neighborhood, located on the highest hill of Lisbon, and stop for a picnic provided by the team of storytellers. On this 2.5-hour tour you can also explore the old, narrow streets of the Alfama neighborhood. Visit the Baixa quarter, a result of the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake of 1755. In the heart of the city you’ll have the opportunity to sample some canned fish, Vinho Verde, Port wine, ham, cheese, marmalade, and bread. Next you’ll head up to Chiado, one of the most cosmopolitan and historical districts of the city. Keep on following the route of Tram 28 to its last stop, in Campo de Ourique. Get ready for a sweet treat! Feel like a local, while tasting delicious food and drinks prepared and served by locals in typical shops and markets, and at taverns and the city’s viewpoints.

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Essential Lisbon Private Half-Day Family Tour

4. Essential Lisbon Private Half-Day Family Tour

If you and your family are first-time visitors to Lisbon this is the perfect walking tour for you. Your guide will introduce you to the most important sights of the city center and invite you and the children to discover some hidden treasures. In a fun and interesting way you and your family will get to know the neighborhoods of Baixa, Bica, Bairro Alto, and Chiado, and hear some fascinating stories about Lisbon and its inhabitants and the biggest events of the city’s history. Your guide will tell you and your children about the conquest of the city, the Discoveries, the big earthquake, the Carnation Revolution, and more. You’ll walk through the city center, down and up the hills and take a ride on a traditional yellow tram and elevator.

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What people are saying about Chiado

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

It was great A guide Miguel at the top, very attentive and ultra interesting A guided tour of 4h which allowed us to visit all the important points of Lisbon I highly recommend, we were 6 friends in the tuk tuk and it will stay an unforgettable moment. Don't hesitate, go for it WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED, it's the TOP

Nana was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and kind to the children. We got a really overview of the history of Portugal. Nana is passionate about Lisbon and this shows in his enthusiasm to share his knowledge.

In Hugo we had a very charming and knowledgeable guide who responded to our personal requests. We had a very nice afternoon and would recommend this tour again and again!

We spent a wonderful 2 hours accompanied by a friendly guide, equipped with both historical and touristic information. Thank you

Nice guide and it was good way to overview the city