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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: Alternative Walking Tour

2. Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

This alternative tour of Lisbon takes you under the skin of the city to discover the culture and creativity of one of Europe's coolest capitals. This walk around alleyways and secret passages will reveal the best of the street art in Lisbon, which is constantly changing. You will see the works of local and international artists, from tiny sculptures to large-scale murals. From the graffiti to the master pieces, from the paste-up posters to public mural projects. The walk starts in the city center, before winding away off the beaten track to Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Alfama, and Graça. You will get to see all of the leading different areas of the city, consisting both of the old and modern neighborhoods, seeing how the gentrification process is changing these local areas. You will learn about the social history of Portugal and how it has influenced its arts and architecture, and will also get to know the poets who inhabited this town and how their literature and poetry contributes to Lisbon's charm and grace. You will later take a break in a local ice-cream shop, and can try Portuguese empanadas, paired with a fresh lemonade. This is a good chance to meet the other travelers or enjoy the opportunity to get some extra tips from your expert local guides whilst relaxing a bit before the last part of your tour. Following the break, you will make your way to the most astonishing viewpoint over the city of Lisbon, tracking your way back and getting a better understanding of the geography of this beautiful town.

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Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

3. Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

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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: Private 3-Hour Historic Alfama & Chiado Tuk-Tuk Tour

5. Lisbon: Private 3-Hour Historic Alfama & Chiado Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover the best of Lisbon from a different perspective on a private 3-hour tour by electric tuk-tuk for up to 6 people. Access narrow streets that larger vehicles can't reach and see much more than you would on a guided walking tour.  Learn more about the history and culture of one of the oldest capital cities in Europe, and be seduced by the charm of its historical monuments and beautiful setting on the banks of the River Tagus. Get familiar with the most typical neighborhoods, such as Graça and Mouraria, and explore the more contemporary districts, including Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Estrela. Journey up some of the 7 hills to get breathtaking views of the city, and taste the delicious ginginha liqueur in Alfama along the way.

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Lisbon: Full-Day Private 6-Hour Tuk Tuk Tour

6. Lisbon: Full-Day Private 6-Hour Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore the best of Lisbon on this private 6-hour electric tuk-tuk tour with a break for lunch. Lisbon is one of the oldest capital cities in Europe, full of history, culture, and nice food, with its location next to the Tagus that seduces everyone. On this private tour you will have the opportunity to feel the true soul of Lisbon, visiting the most typical neighbourhoods of Alfama, Graça, and Mouraria as well as the more contemporary and trendy districts like Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Príncipe Real. You will have the opportunity to take a break next to the best viewpoints and contemplate overwhelming views over the city. You will also learn about the Portuguese Age of Discoveries in the historical Belém district. Try the famous and delicious Pastéis de Belém. Skip the line at the overcrowded shop and will be delighted with the original custard tarts. Each tuk-tuk takes up to 6 people and accesses narrow streets that larger vehicles cannot reach.

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Lisbon: Fado Vadio Tour with Portuguese Tapas

7. 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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What people are saying about Chiado

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,725 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.