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Lisbon: Alfama, Bairro Alto and Downtown Walking Tour

1. Lisbon: Alfama, Bairro Alto and Downtown Walking Tour

Get to know the most interesting parts of Lisbon during a half-day tour. Discover the medieval area of Alfama, the oldest and one of the most typical districts in the. Admire its architecture which presents unique characteristics seen in the old and colorful buildings. Soak up the sense of joy and tranquility that characterizes this neighborhood. Then explore the baroque city-center full of belle époque and art deco buildings. Ride the historic Elevador da Glória, one of the 3 funicular railways in Lisbon which links Baixa to Bairro Alto.

Lisbon: Guided Walking, Tram, Boat, and Helicopter Tour

2. Lisbon: Guided Walking, Tram, Boat, and Helicopter Tour

Explore Lisbon on a guided walking tour through areas like Downtown Lisbon and the Alfama District. Ride a yellow tram to Bairro Alto for stunning city views. Take to the skies and experience the city from above on a helicopter ride. Meet your guide in Rossio Square and immerse yourself in Lisbon's history on a guided walking tour. Stroll to Restauradores Square to climb aboard the Elevador da Glória, a famous yellow tram that will take you to Bairro Alto where you can admire city views at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Walk to the oldest Jesuit church in the city, Church of St. Roque. See ruins of the Carmo Convent which was destroyed during the earthquake of 1755. Make your way to Downtown Lisbon, the historic and commercial center of the city. Head to the Alfama District and get lost in the architecture and history of the Cathedral of Lisbon. Follow your guide to Praça do Comércio square which opens to the south to the immense estuary of the Tagus River where Kings and Heads of State used to disembark on state visits. Continue the tour aboard a boat along the Tagus River that will take you to Belém, the neighborhood of Lisbon. View the modern architecture of the MAAT Museum and the Padrão dos descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to the most important Portuguese navigators.  See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belem Tower, which defended the city from maritime attacks in the 16th century. Board a helicopter for a bird's-eye-view of the city. Soar over sights like the iconic April 25th bridge and the Manueline-style Jerónimos Monastery. Return to city center in an airconditioned van.

Lisbon: Guided Walking, Biking, Tram, and Boat Tour

3. Lisbon: Guided Walking, Biking, Tram, and Boat Tour

Explore Lisbon on a guided walking tour through areas like Downtown Lisbon and the Alfama District. Ride a yellow tram to Bairro Alto and peddle with a bike along the Tagus River. Try a traditional pastry and see the Belém tower. Meet your guide in Rossio Square and immerse yourself in Lisbon's history on a guided walking tour. Stroll to Restauradores Square to climb aboard the Elevador da Glória, a famous yellow tram that will take you to Bairro Alto where you can admire city views at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Walk to the oldest Jesuit church in the city, Church of St. Roque. See ruins of the Carmo Convent which was destroyed during the earthquake of 1755. Make your way to Downtown Lisbon, the historic and commercial center of the city. Head to the Alfama District and get lost in the architecture and history of the Cathedral of Lisbon. Follow your guide to Praça do Comércio square which opens to the south to the immense estuary of the Tagus River where Kings and Heads of State used to disembark on state visits. Hop aboard a well-maintained bike and begin your ride on flat paths along the Tagus River. See the iconic April 25th bridge and the modern architecture of the MAAT Museum. Upon arriving in Belém, immerse yourself in the 16th-century Manueline-style artwork of the Jerónimos Monastery. Taste a traditional pastel de belém (Portuguese custard tart) at the shop "Pastéis de Belém" which was founded in 1837. Follow your guide to the Padrão dos descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to the most important Portuguese navigators. View the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belem Tower, which defended the city from maritime attacks in the 16th century. Finish your tour with a dreamy boat ride along the Tagus river. Relax as you take in the city from the water until you reach Praça do Comércio and end your tour.

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

4. 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 • Miradouro de Santa Catarina • Elevador da Bica • Convento do Carmo • Estação do Rossio • Elevador de Santa Justa • Igreja de Santo António • Sé de Lisboa • Miradouro de Santa Luzia • Castelo de São Jorge • Teatro Romano • Miradouro Portas do Sol • Miradouro da Graça • Igreja da Graça • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte • Igreja de São Vicente de Fora • Feira da Ladra • Panteão Nacional • Alfama • Casa dos Bicos • Praça do Comércio 

Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

5. Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

Discover a unique feature of Lisbon and a special mode of inner-city transport: the funiculars that connect different parts of the city on various levels. You will get the chance to ride on the interesting cable railways, as well as the trams from the 19th century. Start with a ride on the “Elevador da Bica” from 1892, which connects Mercado da Ribeiro with Bairro Alto, which is now the center of the nightlife in the city. Afterwards you will cross Praça Camões with its beautiful cobbled streets and ride the “Elevador de Santa Justa”, the only vertical elevator in Lisbon that also offers a fantastic panoramic view over the city. You will then visit the magnificent Jesuit church, Igreja de São Roque, with the holy chapel of São João Baptista. Behind the church you will find the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alantara, where you will have the opportunity to capture excellent photos. You will then descend on the “Elevador da Gloria” to Praça dos Restauradores in the heart of the city.

Avenida da Liberdade 3-hour Walking Tour in Lisbon

6. Avenida da Liberdade 3-hour Walking Tour in Lisbon

The Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) is an impressive avenue in central Lisbon. Decorated with gardens and fountains, the avenue was modeled on the famous boulevards of Paris. Because of the opulent architecture, Liberty Avenue was a popular place for the upper classes and today still bears some resemblance with expensive fashion shops such as Givenchy and Christian Louboutin. This is a 3-hour guided walking tour through the 35th most expensive avenue in the world! You will see the fabulous cobblestone pavement, the large monument to the fallen of the First World War, and the remnants of traditional 19th century Portuguese architecture. After touring the avenue you will board the Ascensor da Glória and Ascensor do Lavra – the charming tram system which is now a national monument. Here you will experience different views over the avenue, gardens and theaters.

Western Viewpoints Private 3-Hour Tour

7. Western Viewpoints Private 3-Hour Tour

Discover the lookout points in the west of Lisbon on this guided walking tour. Start the tour at Restauradores Square, which is located at the beginning of the romantic Avenida da Liberdade. From here you will ride on the Glória Funicular to the viewpoint of Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara. Enjoy the views of modern Lisbon, São Jorge Castle, Baixa, the Tagus River, and the southern riverbank of A Margem Sul. After a walk in the district of Bairro Alto, the center of Lisbon’s nightlife, you will continue on to Largo do Carmo with many historical places. Stop for a photo on the terrace of the lookout point of Santa Justa Lift. Afterwards you will continue on to the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Chiado and Camões Square. At the lookout point of Santa Catarina, you can relax at a traditional kiosk and have enough time to take photos of Ponte de 25 Abril (25th April Bridge), and Christ the King.

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What people are saying about Elevador da Glória

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Si queréis ir a Belén, la mejor opción sin duda es en Bicicleta. Nosotros decidimos reservar este tour porqué además del alquiler de la bicicleta y el guía, incluía los tickets para el barco. Es un todo en uno! La verdad que merece mucho la pena

The tour was amazing, you really get the chance to see the most beautiful parts and highlights of the city. The guide was very kind and knowledgeable. This tour is a must if you ever visit Lisbon!

This tour is a really good and fun way to get to know Lisbon! All the perspectives, great explanation, very kind guide and a small group. It was the highlight of my trip!

I had fun and had a great time with the group. It was small and the guide took a really good care of everything and everybody. Highly recommended!!

What a fun experience! I recommend it for anyone who wants to get to know Lisbon in a fun and active way. The guide was very nice as well!