Discover the secrets of Lisbon on this private 4-hour tour with an official tour guide. Explore the old town, the historical tram, he Glória Funicular, and much more.
What to Expect
Enjoy an exclusive private tour with one of the most famous and sought-after tour guides in the city of Lisbon and Portugal – Paulo Coelho. You can start the tour at your hotel or the Hard Rock Café Lisbon at Praça dos Restauradores.
Ride on the historical tram to the oldest district of Lisbon. Get off at the lookout point of Portas do Sol and stroll through the old district of Alfama. You will then head to the lower town, also known as the chessboard of the Marquis of Pombal, which is a neighborhood that was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1755. See Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) with the triumphal arch and views over the Tagus River.
You will then head back to Rossio Square on the pedestrian street Rua Augusta. Walk to Praça dos Restauradores at the beginning of Avenida da Liberdade. There you can admire a variety of buildings in Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, such as the old Hotel Avenida Palace, Hotel Eden, Palácio Foz, and the Hard Rock Café.
Along the way you can also sample culinary specialties of the city such as smoked ham made from black pigs, Pastéis de Belém (custard tarts), or Pasteis de Bacalhau (codfish cakes).
Take the Glória Funicular to the viewpoint of Sao Pedro de Alcantara and enjoy the spectacular view over the Baixa district. Visit the famous and precious church of Sao Roque (if open) with the typical Portuguese azulejo tiles and gilded wood carvings.
You will continue on through Bairro Alto to Carmo Square, where the dictatorship of the country ended on 25 April 1974. At the end of the tour you will head to the romantic district of Chiado, which was restored after the fired of 1988 and is now a meeting place for locals and tourists of all ages.
- Certified tour guide
- 1 liqueur (ginjinha) per person
- 1 gourmet platter with smoked ham, feta cheese, and farmhouse bread (on average, 1 slice of each per person)
- Tram ride and funicular ride (participants must have a day ticket or a single ticket for public transport)
What's Not Included
- Day ticket for all public transport in the city (bus, funicular, tram, and metro) to the value of 6.50 EUR (the tour guide can buy tickets for guests in advance on request)
Know Before You Go
Please wear sturdy shoes.
Up to 24 hours in advance: 50% refund
Less than 24 hours in advance and no-shows: no refund