Guided tour

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

From US$ 27.47 per person

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, German, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish
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

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4317 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our guide was called Monika and she was just great. We have never listened so fascinated to 3.5 hours of history and culture and learned interesting facts about a city. In this case it was Lisbon. We felt like we were in every little alley and hiked through (almost) all parts of the city.

January 15, 2023

We booked a private Lisbon historic tour in English. The tour itself was absolutely perfect. Sofia, our guide was very knowledgeable and fun, she told us the history of the city, of the different neighbourhoods and of special places: cafés, libraries, buildings always sharing interesting anecdotes. The tram ride, coffee and Portuguese tarts included in the price were a very nice touch.

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January 7, 2023

The hired guided tour met expectations, highlighting the professionalism of the guide as well as his preparation, we had performed a similar tumor years ago and the one we just did far exceeds the previous one, with the particularity that on this occasion we were a Same family of 14 adults and 3 children and it was perfect even for children.

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January 4, 2023

Product ID: 46394