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Príncipe Real, Lisbon

Our most recommended things to do in Príncipe Real, Lisbon

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers four separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of onboard audio guides in 16 languages. Organize your trip as you wish, you can Hop off at the many stops on the routes and enjoy a stroll along the promenades available in the area. The Belém Line, also known as the “Portuguese Discoveries Line”, takes you to unforgettable places in our city. Culture, architecture and history: discover the secrets kept by Lisbon’s most beautiful monuments. The Orient Line will take you to Parque das Nações, a modern area where the World Fair was hosted in 1998 and where you can visit the beautiful Lisbon Oceanarium or shop at the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre. Will also pass by an area that has a wealth of museums, fashion, art and antique shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as viewpoints - the traditional neighbourhood of Alfama. The Castle Line, along this route you’ll get the chance to visit Lisbon’s traditional neighbourhoods and to enjoy our city’s traditions: Fado music, the low houses and narrow streets. The Cascais Line will show you the beautiful city of Lisbon and the magnificent scenery of the Costa do Sol. Enjoy the extensive sandy beaches, ideal for relaxation or to play sports, enjoy the beauty of places like the town of Cascais and Estoril, and discover their history.

Lisbon: Historical Neighborhoods Private Tuk Tuk Tour

2. Lisbon: Historical Neighborhoods Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Discover the historical center and the old town of Lisbon on a private electric Tuk Tuk Tour. See the famous neighborhoods like Chiado, Graça, and more. Ride through the beautiful districts of Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real, and Estrela. You will learn about the history and culture of one of the oldest capital cities in Europe from your guide. Your guide will take you through the narrow and cobbled-stoned neighborhoods of Alfama, Graça, Mouraria, and the contemporary districts of Chiado and Bairro Alto. Finally, marvel at the beautiful panoramic setting of River Tagus before ending the tour. 

Lisbon: Electric Tuk Tuk Private Tour of the Seven Hills

3. Lisbon: Electric Tuk Tuk Private Tour of the Seven Hills

On this electric tuk tuk tour, we will go to the main viewpoints: Castelo, Bairro Alto and Parque Eduardo VII in a comfortable and fun way. We will discover how the city was born, where it grew, the origin of the symbol of Lisbon, how the Castle was conquered from the Moors and we will pass by the church where Santo António was born and grew up, by the square where democracy began and the monument of the 25th of April. The electric tuk tuk is the best way to get around the narrow streets of the city. In fact, it's the only way we can park in the main places without having to walk. It is environmentally friendly – it makes no noise and emits no exhaust fumes. Not having glass, it allows you to take pictures of the places you pass. Enjoy your day! Don't get tired and don't waste time looking for what to visit. We have everything prepared for you to enjoy our beautiful city to the fullest. Itinerary: Our tour will start at Restauradores, where the Obelisk and the famous Elevador da Glória are located. Continuing through the historic center of the city – Rossio – and walking along the Portuguese pavement through its narrow streets, we will reach the highest point in Lisbon. On this way, you will find out where the legendary 7 hills are located. The sights are many, and we won't miss any: Teatro D. Maria II, Statue of D. Pedro IV, Elevador de Santa Justa, Rua Augusta Triumphal Arch, Church of Santo António (place where Santo António was born and lived ), Lisbon Cathedral, Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol. At Portas do Sol we will stop to admire one of the most beautiful views of the city. You will also be able to see São Vicente (holding the symbol of Lisbon), Alfama (the second oldest neighborhood in Europe) and admire the unique tiles of the Church of Santa Luzia. As we continue, we will pass by the paving stones, on which the face of the famous fado singer, Amália Rodrigues, is drawn. After passing through Villa Sousa and the Igreja da Graça, we will reach the highest point in the city, where we will make a stop at the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte, the main viewpoint in the city. Other points we will pass by are: the Church of São Vicente de Fora, Feira da Ladra, the Church of Santa Engrácia (National Pantheon), the Fado Museum, the narrowest street in Lisbon, the Chafariz D'El Rei, Casa dos Bicos , Cristiano Ronaldo Hotel, Largo do Carmo, Ruins of the Church and the Church of São Roque. We stop at São Pedro de Alcântara to enjoy the view across the city. We continue through Príncipe Real and stop again at Parque Eduardo VII where we can see one of the most beautiful views of the city. We continue to Basilica da Estrela, Parliament, Elevador da Bica, Largo de Camões, Largo do Chiado, Teatro S. Carlos, Teatro S. Luiz, Praça da Figueira. We will end our tour where we started, at Restauradores.

Queer Lisbon: scene/history (+free gay guide) - every Monday

4. Queer Lisbon: scene/history (+free gay guide) - every Monday

A queer cultural history tour and an introduction to the gay scene! Plus - your free copy of ‘Alex’s LONG LIST' updated guide to LGBTQ Lisbon (normally €15). You'll hear stories and anecdotes from centuries of scandalous, fascinating, triumphant (sometimes bizarre!) queer history - and we also explore today's gay scene venues at the same time. You'll get inside knowledge about Lisbon's queer scene venues of Principe Real and Bairro Alto, find out which suit you best, and hear fun anecdotes from history that bring queer Lisbon alive. Come solo or with friends - meet new people and have fun getting to know Lisbon and its LGBTQ scene. We pass all the main lesbian & gay scene venues and stop to hear fun stories in the places where queer history happened. And get your free 'LONG LIST' guide to queer Lisbon! History highlights include: 17thCentury cruising sites, how the Inquisition dealt with gay men, how lesbians battled 1960s censorship, stories from 19thCentury sex-work, why ‘Fado’ is queer, how Pride is different in Portugal, gay men dodging the 1950s police, how bisexual jazz-legend Josephine Baker was a spy in WWII, a Trans love story, lesbian nuns, who were the ‘Two Fernandes’, how LGBT rights were established in Portugal, how the first drag shows started, gay writers, queer pop stars, straight censors, disgraced politicians - all this and more as we get to know the modern gay scene. Suitable for solo-travellers. 4km(2.5miles). 3.5 hours. Age:16+ Meeting point: In the garden square of Principe Real; Outside number 18, Praça/Jardim do Príncipe Real; by the children's play corner. We are easy to find – just look for the Rainbow Umbrella! 'Alex's Lisbon Tours and Events' is insured and registered with Turismo de Portugal

Belem, Cristo Rei & Historical Part of Lisbon.

5. Belem, Cristo Rei & Historical Part of Lisbon.

we will begin from Parque Eduardo VII, you will be able to admire the beautiful Monument, passing by the Praca Marques do Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade, Principe Real. We will stop to enjoy ourselves and see the amazing surroundings. Then we will move to Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara. The panorama stretches from the walls of Castelo de São Jorge, the Lisbon Cathedral, and Igreja da Penha de França to the northwest. Also visible is the large complex of Igreja da Graça, São Vicente de Fora is recognizable by the symmetrical towers around the façadewhite. We will stop here so that you can be inspired by the panoramic view.Then you will visit Lisbon Cathedral, Often called Lisbon Cathedral or simply the Sé (Sé de Lisboa) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Lisbon, Portugal. The oldest church in the city, it is the seat of the Patriarchate of Lisbon. Also visit the nearby Church of Saint Anthony of Lisbon a Roman Catholic church located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is dedicated to Saint Anthony of Lisbon. Then you will be taken to Castelo de S. Jorge The castle is in the center of Lisbon, on a hill, while many of its walls extend around the citadel into the civil parishes that surround it to the east and south. The castle, which is on top of the hill, you will enjoy the castle itself as well as the panoramic view it provides, you will be able to eat the Famous Pasteis de Queijo which has a cod fish and cheese filling, or also you can buy some souvenirs.Then we will head towards our next destination Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery is a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome near the Tagus River in the parish of Belém. We will stop here to visit the Grand Monastery as well as the Main Chaple. Visiting the charming castle, gardens, monastery, monuments, and sights, you are enchanted by the great history and culture of Portugal. Also, enjoy the local specialties, whether it is Pasteis de Belem. Torre de Belem was classified in 1983 as a Unesco World Heritage Site and elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal in 2007. On the right bank of the River Tejo, where the beach of Belém once existed, it was originally surrounded by water around its entire perimeter. Cristo Rei dates from the 1950s, and its construction represents Portugal's religious gratitude for avoiding the horrors of World War Two. Since its consecration in 1959, Cristo Rei has been an important Portuguese pilgrim destination, and today is a major religious centre for the diocese of Setubal.

Historical Lisbon Tuktuk tour - 4 hours

6. Historical Lisbon Tuktuk tour - 4 hours

1 - Praca dos Restauradores, pass by without stopping; 2 - Rossio Square, pass by without stopping; 3 - Elevador de Santa Justa, pass by without stopping; 4 - Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores, Lisbon, pass by without stopping; 5 - Church of St. Anthony, 10 minutes; 6 - Lisbon Cathedral, 10 minutes; 7 - Miradouro de Santa Luzia, pass by without stopping; 8 - Miradouro das Portas do Sol, 10 minutes; 9 - Graca & Sao Vicente, Lisbon, pass by without stopping; 10 - Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), pass by without stopping; 11 - Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, 20 minutes; 12 - Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, pass by without stopping; 13 - Feira da Ladra, pass by without stopping; 14 - Alfama, Lisbon Portugal, pass by without stopping; 15 - Chafariz D'El Rei, pass by without stopping; 16 - Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), pass by without stopping; 17 - Chiado, Lisbon Portugal, pass by without stopping; 18 - Praca Luis de Camoes, Lisbon Portugal, pass by without stopping; 19 - Bairro Alto, Lisbon, pass by without stopping; 20 - Convento do Carmo, 10 minutes; 21 - Elevador de Santa Justa, 10 minutes; 22 - Igreja de São Roque, 20 minutes; 23 - Miradouro São Pedro de Alcantara, Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-237 Portugal, 20 minutes; 24 - Príncipe Real, Lisbon, pass by without stopping; 25 - Assembleia da Republica, pass by without stopping; 26 - Jardim Da Estrela Park, 10 minutes; 27 - Basilica da Estrela, 10 minutes; 28 - 25 de Abril Bridge, pass by without stopping; 29 - Alcantara-Mar, pass by without stopping; 30 - Palácio de Belem, pass by without stopping; 31 - Pastéis de Belém, 10 minutes; 32 - Mosteiro dos Jerônimos, 10 minutes; 33 - Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB, pass by without stopping; 34 - Torre de Belém, 20 minutes; 35 - Padrão dos Descobrimentos, 15 minutes; 36 - Museu da Eletricidade, pass by without stopping; 37 - MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, pass by without stopping.

Full-Day Private Tour in Lisbon

7. Full-Day Private Tour in Lisbon

Indulge in the ultimate Lisbon experience with our private luxury tour, tailored to your every desire. From the moment you arrive, a world of opulence and exclusivity awaits, as we take you on an extraordinary journey through the city's most iconic sights and hidden gems. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guide, who will be your personal concierge throughout the trip. Whether you're an art enthusiast, history buff, or a foodie seeking exquisite flavors, we curate the perfect itinerary to suit your passions. Explore Lisbon's historic neighborhoods, each with its distinct charm. Wander through the cobblestone alleys of Alfama, where traditional Fado music echoes through taverns. Marvel at the grandeur of Belém, home to the iconic Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, epitomes of Portugal's golden age of exploration. In between the famous landmarks, we'll take you to hidden corners known only to locals. Venture into trendy neighborhoods like Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real, where chic boutiques, art galleries, and rooftop bars offer a taste of contemporary Lisbon's creative pulse. As you explore, a luxury vehicle and chauffeur will be at your disposal, ensuring comfort and convenience between destinations. Feel like royalty as you glide through the city's streets in style. Prepare to experience Lisbon's gastronomic delights, from Michelin-starred restaurants to quaint family-owned eateries. Savor Portugal's finest wines and indulge in traditional delicacies like pastéis de nata. We'll arrange exclusive reservations, granting you access to culinary experiences that elevate your journey. Lisbon's rich cultural scene will come alive through private museum tours, curated art exhibitions, and tailored cultural events. Meet local artists and craftsmen, gaining insights into Portugal's creative heritage. Throughout the journey, our dedicated team will ensure your needs are met promptly, enhancing your experience with personalized attention and thoughtful surprises. Lisbon's enchanting spirit will linger in your heart even after the tour's end, as the memories of this extraordinary journey stay with you forever. Join us for an unforgettable private luxury tour of Lisbon, where every moment is crafted with care, and every detail exceeds expectations. Discover a city that embraces you with warmth and elegance, promising an experience that will remain etched in your soul.

Western Lisbon: Tradition meets change (Walking tour)

8. Western Lisbon: Tradition meets change (Walking tour)

This two-hour city tour in German through the west of Lisbon is suitable for anyone who is not (only) interested in Portugal's history, but above all in current events, the life of the Portuguese people and the current developments in the city. You'll meet your guide in the famous “Pink Street” and explore the hip districts of Bica, Madragoa, São Bento and Princípe Real - those districts that, although a little away from the main tourist attractions, have undergone considerable change since the tourism boom and the influx of digital nomads . Together we observe an interesting mix of Portuguese tradition, kept alive by historical architecture, long-established shops and residents, and the city's current transformation - characterized by modern cafés, restaurants, street art and galleries. Special places we visit on the tour are the cool “Pink Street”, the large market hall “Mercado da Ribeira”, “Green Street” and the Parliament. Your city guide will give you exciting insights into the developments that the city has undergone since the start of the tourism boom in 2012. We talk about current life in Portugal and highlight topics such as the housing market, Portugal's drug policy, family life in Portugal and much more. There will be no shortage of tips for shopping, restaurant and bar visits in the hippest districts of the city and we will show you some of the most beautiful photo spots for beautiful photo memories to take home. The end of the Lisbon tour in German is in the Princípe Real neighbourhood, where you can then spend time in a restaurant, shopping or relaxing in the park. The district is also a good starting point for further explorations of the city. The maximum number of participants for our group experience is 12. Alternatively, you can book a private tour for you and your travel campanions.

Tour perfeito para o seu primeiro dia em Lisboa

9. Tour perfeito para o seu primeiro dia em Lisboa

Explorar a cidade num tour guiado de tuk-tuk é uma experiência incrível e divertida. Tudo começou na colina do Castelo, só depois se espalhou colina abaixo através de vários séculos. Neste passeio vamos descobrir as raízes de Lisboa que o vai levar para fora dos roteiros mais turisticos. Existe um pouco de tudo desde os bairros muçulmanos até aos bairros mais charmosos, com os seus cafés e esplanadas aconchegantes, mercados locais, miradouros, monumentos com mais de 400 anos de história. Os marcos proeminentes desta experiência incluem: Sé de Lisboa, Igreja de São Cristóvão, Igreja de São Vicente, bairros antigos como Alfama, Mouraria, Graça, miradouros, um deles é o melhor miradouro de Lisboa, palácios, cafés vintage, jardins românticos, boutiques e restaurantes da moda, praças e ruas. Maravilhe-se com a arquitectura manuelina, a calçada portuguesa os azulejos e o fado, os cheiros e o sabor do famoso pastel de nata. Venha dai e prometo que no fim do tour Lisboa não vai ser a mesma aos seus olhos.

Lisbon: Private Guided Electric Tuk Tuk Tour with Tastings

10. Lisbon: Private Guided Electric Tuk Tuk Tour with Tastings

This tuk tuk guided tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly 100% electric vehicle. Your great guides will provide you with great tours! You will have experienced guides who will explain all about the historical and cultural aspects of Lisbon in a fun and relaxed way.  With this tour you will get a great overview from the city. It is very complete and you will visit  not only the historical center but also the Belém disctrict. You can customize the itinerary and the stops according to your interests and expectations. During the tour, you will be able to see: Jerónimos Moastery, Belém Tower, Discoveries Monument, Pastéis de Belém Bakery (where you will taste this amazing speciality), Comércio Square, Chiado District, São Roque Church, São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, Príncipe Real neighborhood, Carmo Square, Santo António Church, Sé de Lisboa (Cathedral), Roman Theatre, Portas do Sol Viewpoint, Senhora do Monte Viewpoint, São Vicente de Fora Monastery, Feira da Ladra (Tuesday and Staurday), National Pantheon and Alfama Neighborhood (where you will have the Ginjinha Tasting).  

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(385 reviews)

Alex was very kind and prepared. His passion is straordinary: he takes you into the present and past of Lisbon, both queer and otherwise. A truly enlightening tour. Very good and highly recommended

Great trip to Belém with Tiago. He was knowledgable and fun. After we came back home my son said that his favourite part of Lisbon holidays was Tuck tuck ride.

The guide tailored our tour to exactly what we wanted to do. She was very accommodating and informative. Enjoyed it very much.

Very well organized with the buses and the stops but the music between the explanations of the sights is terrible...

Great, seeing outside the city made us change our plans to stay in Caiscais