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Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

1. Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots. You’ll explore the city for 3 hours with a knowledgeable local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Your tour begins in the 5-centuries-old Bairro Alto, where you’ll learn about the evolution of the city. After the earthquake of 1755 this space attracted families from the Baixa and Bairro districts, who began the process of renewal. Pass through the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy stunning views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the church and museum of San Roque, built by the Jesuits. San Roque was one of the first Jesuit churches in Portugal and in fact, one of the first worldwide. The church has an austere façade, but an interior that features gilding, tiles, and paintings that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque style. Heading down the hill, you’ll come to the Carmo convent and church, fine examples of the city’s Gothic architecture. This is a site of historical importance as it was here that the Carnation Revolution began in 1974, putting an end to nearly 5 decades of dictatorship. A little further on, you’ll arrive at the Santa Justa elevator, an imposing monument built in the Gothic Revival style, that provides one of the best viewpoints in the city. You’ll see a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city. After a short break, you’ll take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol you’ll see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Alfama is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. The tour ends at Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1150, 3 years after the city was taken back from the Moors. Over time it has been subject to various architectural changes, becoming a mixture of different styles.

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Lisbon Flavours Tuk-Tuk Tour

2. Lisbon Flavours Tuk-Tuk Tour

Explore the culinary secrets of Lisbon on a private tour by electric tuk-tuk. Travel through historic neighborhoods to savor the traditional flavors of Portugal and learn the history of the city along the way. Travel the narrow streets with ease and stop to sample delicious food and drinks, served by the locals in typical shops, markets, taverns and viewpoints. Venture into the pretty neighborhoods of Alfama and Baixa and hear how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755.

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Lisbon: Small Group Scenic Sightseeing Tour by Minivan

3. Lisbon: Small Group Scenic Sightseeing Tour by Minivan

Get the full Lisbon experience on a comprehensive small group tour of its sights, sounds, and flavors. Visit famous sights, such as the Christ the King statue, and journey through typical neighborhoods. Your guide will take you back to the 16th-century “Age of Discoveries” in Belém. Learn about Portuguese navigators, stop in front of the 500-year-old Torre de Belém, and see the Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos), one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline architecture. Experience the exquisite taste of a Pasteis de Belém (custard tart), originally created by the monks. Return to the present day, and cross the bridge named for the date of the Portuguese Revolution (Ponte 25 de Abril), the day the Salazar dictatorship ended in 1974. Get some of the best views of Lisbon from the Christ the King statue (optional entrance for an additional fee). Next, learn about “The City of Seven Hills” (“A Cidade das Sete Colinas”) from some of the miradouros (“Golden Views”) observation points, and see for yourself why they have been rewarded such a poetic title. End your tour on Largo do Carmo in the Chiado district, and stand at the site of the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that brought the years of dictatorship to an end.

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Lisbon 2.5-Hour Food Tour by Eco-Tuk

4. 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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Lisbon: Fado Vadio Tour with Portuguese Tapas

5. Lisbon: Fado Vadio Tour with Portuguese Tapas

The Fado, the city and the people are the central elements of the experiences that are proposed. The goal is to bring the new life to the city and the way the Fado is seen, creating an experience of proximity, between the public and musicians and fado singers avoiding a passive attitude of listening to this musical genre. Travel through some of the most emblematic historical districts of the capital, where Fado is king and where you will get to know the most outstanding characters of the history of Fado up to the present time. Find the magic in some of the most bohemian and typical neighborhood of Lisbon. Enjoy a Fado Show, where everybody can sing, while tasting some Portuguese meals and drinks. Come and find one of the most best kept secrets of the city of Lisbon.

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Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

6. Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

Taste your way through the city, see historical highlights and interact with locals on this adventure-packed Lisbon tour. Meet your informative local guide at the historic neighborhood of Mouraria, a melting pot of cultures from far and wide, and one you won’t see on other Lisbon tours. Pass small churches, mosques, and shops selling goods from far-flung places. Stop at a small, hidden bakery where traditional pastries and espresso coffee will provide a tasty pick-me-up. After more sightseeing highlights, taste some authentic Portuguese cheese, locally-made marmalade, and port wine. Walk through Lisbon’s main square and learn how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755. Explore Bairro Alto and Chiado, stop at one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon, and end your adventure with a short ferry ride along the Tagus River, the subject of many Portuguese songs and poems. Journey to the picturesque Cacilhas, where Portuguese green wine and freshly caught seafood await.

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Lisbon Wine and Food: Private Walking Tour

7. Lisbon Wine and Food: Private Walking Tour

Spend an enjoyable evening in some of Lisbon’s most desirable districts on a 3-hour walking tour, and taste some of the best Portuguese wines in some of the city's most hospitable taverns along the way. You will go to modern and traditional establishments, as well as one of Lisbon’s oldest cellars. Your guide will tell you all you need to know about the wines offered, as you savor them alongside servings of gourmet cheeses and prize-winning sausages. Soak up the atmosphere of the historic districts of Baixa, Bairro Alto, and Chiado, stopping for 4 wine tastings in a range of venues. Enjoy great flavors and good company, just like a local, and learn all about Portuguese wines with the help of a wine specialist.

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Lisbon: Shore Excursion and Tapas Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

8. Lisbon: Shore Excursion and Tapas Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

After meeting with your driver/guide, you will be taken around the most beautiful and interesting quarters of Lisbon, ensuring an unforgettable visit. You will begin with a visit to Alfama, which is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and a place full of memories. Here you can see and feel the presence of this town's Moorish past. Following this, you will go up the hill until you reach the beautiful views of Nossa Senhora do Monte Belvedere. Your next stop will then be to Mouraria, a multicultural area in town which features all types of gastronomy. Here you will discover that about a fifth of the population is from Asia, mainly from China, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. You will then discover Baixa, an area considered the trendiest area in Lisbon. This district is a meeting point for artists, bohemians and avant-garde personalities, and is also the heart of this European capital. Throughout your tour you will sample delicacies famous to Portugal, such as tinned fish, cheeses from the Azore region, hams, marmelade, codfish cake, Ginjinha, and custard cake. At the conclusion of your tour, you willbe returned to your point of origin.

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Lisbon: Half-Day Historical Guided Tour with Culinary Breaks

9. Lisbon: Half-Day Historical Guided Tour with Culinary Breaks

Enjoy a private city tour and experience as much of Lisbon as possible within a short time. Explore the various old town districts and learn more about the history of Portugal and its capital Lisbon. Start your tour at Largo Luís de Camões, and head to Chiado Square. On the way, your guide will introduce you to Portugal's most popular sweet and savory delicacies. Your next destination is the oldest bookstore in the world. Pass Largo do Carmo square with the impressive Carmelite monastery and take the famous Santa Justa elevator to the observation platform. This Elevador connects the two districts of Chiado and Baixa and offers a fantastic view over the city. Once in Baixa, head to the squares of Rossio and Restauradores. Learn all about the importance of the monuments in the squares and discover the curiosities of the surroundings. Stroll along the historic streets and through the enchanting old town. Finally, your guide takes you to the Praça do Comércio with its famous triumphal arch, the equestrian statue of King José I and the impressive palatial buildings with magnificent views of the Tagus.

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Private Tour - Lisbon in One Day

10. Private Tour - Lisbon in One Day

The tour will begin with a visit to the castle, where is possible to see the oldest archaeological vestiges of Lisbon and enjoy the medieval environment. Inside the Castle, the city reveals itself in 360 degrees. Then, get into the sounds, smells and beauty of ancient alleyways full of memories. You guide will take you to experience a city that has undergone centuries of multiple influences. Walk through the old neighborhoods and enjoy the beauty of the ancient alleyways, full of memories.  The morning comes to an end at Comércio Square, one of the world’s most beautiful square, touched by the Tagus River and shining throughout the year. After lunch you are taken to discover the Art of Ceramic Tiles, a museum with a great collection of Portuguese tiles panels. Then, tour the city’s streets comfortably in one of the vehicles. You will visit the iconic Baixa, Príncipe Real and Bairro Alto, and will stop to enjoy the views in some of Lisbon belvederes. Then you will visit S. Roque Church and its Museum, where some of Europe’s greatest treasures are kept.   After it, you will go down the hill and be charmed by Chiado, where shops have absorbed the glamour of multiple decades. Then, visit Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon’s ex-libris and the maximum exponent of Europe’s last Gothic style. Finish your tour at Tagus River mouth, next to the Torre de Belém, the symbol of the city and of Portuguese nationality. During the day you enjoy a sweet lemonade and have the opportunity to buy handcraft and to taste a delicious “pastel de Belem”!

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What people are saying about Chiado

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 8 reviews

This tour was the perfect way to kick off a visit in Lisbon. The guide I was with, Nadia, was incredible and had so much local knowledge to share -- history of Portugal and Lisbon, and many local recommendations for my trip. The pastel de nata with espresso and tram ride were perfect additions. Highly recommend this tour!

Knowledgeable and accommodating guide to make adjustments during the tour that best fits the group.

Nadia was an excellent guide in every way. Loved my time with her.

It was a relaxed walking tour. Noemi was a great guide.

Learned a lot about Lisbon and visited many landmarks.