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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From US$ 25.62 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 11 times yesterday

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
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
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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 3840 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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Our guide Monika was great. Booked a 3 hour tour, which turned into more than 5 hours. She conveyed to us her love for Lisboa. We explored the 3 main districts of the city, saw a lot and learned a lot. The coffee break with a bica and pastel de nata at one of the most beautiful cafés was soothing. We can only recommend Muito obrigado Monika Anne and family

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August 3, 2022

The experience was magnificent and breathtaking really. Souzi was great taking us to all the hidden gems of the city, and telling us about the history of rich cultural background of this amazing huge museum: Lisboa. It’s a necessary trip if one wanted to get to know really about Lisboa and the Portuguese people. Highly recommended and worth the time, effort and money.

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July 29, 2022

How to see the main attractions of Lisbon on a walking tour up and down the city. During the tour there are also breaks: for example to enjoy a coffee and pastel de nata desserts. You go through various districts .. like Alfama and Barrio Alto and you can also see the city from above. There is also space for some churches and the Cathedral. I liked it very much and the guide was super prepared and nice. He also told us interesting historical anecdotes.

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July 9, 2022

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