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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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Jewish Lisbon: Private Tour

2. Jewish Lisbon: Private Tour

Discover Lisbon and its 3000 years of history, which overflows with influences of Jewish culture. Lisbon’s Jewish community came to develop a unique culture that was the reflection of their total social integration, which was only broken after the Renaissance. Get into the sounds, smells and beauty of Lisbon's ancient alleyways, full of Jewish history. Explore the neighborhoods which was inhabited by the biggest Jewish community in Europe for centuries: Chiado, Baixa and Alfama. Discover why even today you can feel Jewish influences all over the town. Learn why the Jewish community was so important for Portuguese Golden Age of Discoveries and discover more about the Jewish intellectuals, mathematicians and cabalists. At the end of the tour, you will visit the Synagogue Ohel Jacob, where you will be received by one of its members.

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Lisbon Shore Excursion: Self-Drive Tour with GPS Audio Guide

3. Lisbon Shore Excursion: Self-Drive Tour with GPS Audio Guide

When your cruise ship pulls into the port of Lisbon, make the most out of your time by renting an electric vehicle to spin around town in. With 6 hours to make your way through town, you’ll have time to experience the city’s most charming and magical areas with ease. Each Renault Twizy can accommodate 1 driver and 1 passenger. Drive into Lisbon's old town and the narrow streets of Alfama, Mouraria, Bairro Alto, and Chiado. Drive along the river. Head up to a panoramic vistas to see the city from the top. Stop for a bite or 2 along the way. All the while, you’ll have a GPS and audio guide at your disposal, so you won’t need to waste time figuring out which sights to see.

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Lisbon Flavours Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. 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: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

5. 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

6. 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-Hour Belém and the Golden Era Tour by Eco-Tuk

7. Lisbon: 2-Hour Belém and the Golden Era Tour by Eco-Tuk

The first highlights will be Chiado and Cais do Sodré. Chiado was once the center of intellectual life and today is one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city. You can see some of the most fascinating historical sites including the Convent and Church of Carmo, emblematic theaters, charming old bookshops, and major international brands.  Cais do Sodré was once a sordid quarter where brothels sidled up to sweaty clubs but suddenly it became the most vibrant neighborhood in town. It is now home to live music, burlesque shows, and great tapas bars and restaurants. Climb the hill to reach Príncipe Real, which is an area known for its antique style, glamour, and its beautiful Garden.   Arrive at Belém and discover the Golden Area. Here everything is magnanimous, historical, and sacred. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their dangerous and ambitious voyages. Here, you may get off the eco tuk-tuk to visit the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

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Lisbon: Small Group Scenic Sightseeing Tour by Minivan

8. 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: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

9. Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Lisbon with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Miradouro de Sta Luzia and Praca do Comercio in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Lisbon like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Lisbon to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

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Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Chiado

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 10 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.