Guided tour

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica
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Learn about Lisbon’s history as you explore its charming neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Discover Chiado and Bairro Alto, admire the views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Bairro Alto, dating from the 16th century
  • Take in the views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara
  • Take a ride on an iconic Lisbon tram
  • Explore the Alfama district, the city’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhood
Full description

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals on a guided walking tour. Built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots, explore the city with a local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience.

Begin the tour 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 by the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy views of Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the San Roque Church built by the Jesuits. Admire its austere façade, and the gilding, tiles, and paintings inside that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque styles. Head down the hill 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, 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. See a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city.

After a short break, take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol, see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Explore Alfama, one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. End the tour 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.

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Tram trip
  • Walking tour
  • Coffee
  • Cake
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 3721 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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The tour was the perfect length, focusing more on the history of Portugal, and noting the important sites, architecture, events as we went along. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and I learned so much. We spanned the city center, vistas, old town narrow passageways, and the riverfront plaza with the Augustus statue. Truly enjoyed it.

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June 18, 2022

Our morning was filled with most interesting information from the history of Lisbon to current situations and tips for exploring the city further. Beatrice (our guide) was delightful and very knowledgeable. She also thoughtfully chose routes that were mostly down hill so walking was comfortable. Beatrice spoke English expertly and responded to our questions and interests with enthusiasm. Our tour helped us understand your city so much more than we would have on our own. Thank you!

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June 17, 2022

This was a good activity for me, as I only had a short time in Lisbon and wanted to make the most of it. The guide, an Italian native with a PhD in history, was very entertaining and had a wealth of information. There was a fair amount of walking on this tour, but that was a good thing. It included a leisurely stop for nata and espresso at a sit-down restaurant, and that was really good. Enjoyed this tour!

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June 6, 2022

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