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Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

1. Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots. You’ll explore the city for with a knowledgeable local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Your tour begins 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 through the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy stunning views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the church and museum of San Roque, built by the Jesuits. San Roque was one of the first Jesuit churches in Portugal and in fact, one of the first worldwide. The church has an austere façade, but an interior that features gilding, tiles, and paintings that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque style. Heading down the hill, you’ll come 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, you’ll 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. You’ll see a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city. After a short break, you’ll take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol you’ll see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Alfama is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. The tour ends 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.

Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

2. Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

As you weave through the historic neighborhoods of Baixa, Chiado, Bica, and Cais do Sodré, enjoy shops with histories that date back more than a century, iconic dishes prepared by the best of the best, and Portuguese pastries that are known the world over. Your expert guide will lead you through the complete Portuguese food experience. By the end, you’ll know exactly how to eat and drink like a local. Start off at an iconic pastry shop that’s been open for close to 200 years. Learn how to prepare coffee the Portuguese way as you enjoy yours with a selection of sweet and savory local pastries. Then, you can pay a visit to the oldest traditional-style grocery store in the city.  You’ll discover the importance of bacalhau (salt cod) in Portugal and sample melt-in-your-mouth acorn-fed Iberian ham. Before the next bite, visit one of Lisbon’s principal churches, where you’ll glimpse the city’s dark past. Next, you’ll be off to sample Lisbon’s famous cherry liqueur. This tiny, 180-year-old family-run shop is exactly where you need to try one of the city’s most locally-loved drinks. Stroll to one of Lisbon’s central squares where your guide will bring more of the city’s history to life. From the 18th-century earthquake to a fountain dating back to the same time, find out how history has shaped the city over the years. Then you’ll wander down to try what Anthony Bourdain considered the best Portuguese pork sandwich there is, prepared by those who have done it best for over 50 years. Continuing downhill through the hip and trendy neighborhood of Bica, you’ll arrive in one of the favorite watering holes of the Cais do Sodré neighborhood. Here you’ll sample expertly-prepared codfish and regional cheese and olives paired with local wine or beer. Wander over to the Instagram-worthy “pink street” to learn more about one of Portugal’s more interesting exports: canned fish. This staple of Portuguese cuisine will have you marveling at just how much flavor can be packed into a tin can. Lastly, no Lisbon food tour would be complete without sampling a pastel de nata, one of our famous custard tarts. You’ll get to try one at the original pastel de nata places in the city before the tour ends.

Lisbon: Private 3-Hour Historic Alfama & Chiado Tuk-Tuk Tour

3. Lisbon: Private 3-Hour Historic Alfama & Chiado Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover the best of Lisbon from a different perspective on a private 3-hour tour by electric tuk-tuk for up to 6 people. Access narrow streets that larger vehicles can't reach and see much more than you would on a guided walking tour.  Learn more about the history and culture of one of the oldest capital cities in Europe, and be seduced by the charm of its historical monuments and beautiful setting on the banks of the River Tagus. Get familiar with the most typical neighborhoods, such as Graça and Mouraria, and explore the more contemporary districts, including Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Estrela. Journey up some of the 7 hills to get breathtaking views of the city, and taste the delicious ginginha liqueur in Alfama along the way.

Lisbon Wine and Food: Private Walking Tour

4. Lisbon Wine and Food: Private Walking Tour

Spend an enjoyable evening in some of Lisbon’s most desirable districts on a 3-hour walking tour, and taste some of the best Portuguese wines in some of the city's most hospitable taverns along the way. You will go to modern and traditional establishments, as well as one of Lisbon’s oldest cellars. Your guide will tell you all you need to know about the wines offered, as you savor them alongside servings of gourmet cheeses and prize-winning sausages. Soak up the atmosphere of the historic districts of Baixa, Bairro Alto, and Chiado, stopping for 4 wine tastings in a range of venues. Enjoy great flavors and good company, just like a local, and learn all about Portuguese wines with the help of a wine specialist.

Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

5. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your Lisbon hotel in an eco-friendly tuk tuk that fits up to 6 people. Hop onboard and head off into this charming and colorful city for an epic four hour sightseeing adventure. Tuk tuks are the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city’s narrow streets, allowing you to access places you might have otherwise missed. Ride through some of Lisbon’s most emblematic districts, from Alfama to Mouraria, the Old Town to Chiado, the charming Belem, and the bohemian Bairro Alto. Along the way, soak up the differences between each of the districts and get a sense of local life and culture. Highlights of the tour include the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. There’s also time to enjoy a traditional Pasteis de Belém, the famous custard tart of which only the monks know the recipe. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation of Lisbon, its landmarks, locals, and culture.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

6. Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

Your driver will turn on the roller coaster mode and take you up and down the hills to visit some of the magnificent belvederes in town. Usually, there is time to visit 3 or 4 of the 5 potential viewpoints. Discover Lisbon from another perspective and on your way, visit the Alfama, Graça, and Chiado neighborhoods. First is the Senhora do Monte Belvedere in Graça. The name of this viewpoint has takes its origin from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Hill. This is the perfect spot for sunset lovers, photographers, and pregnant women as the chapel is reputed to protect women during childbirth.  Next, from São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere is an excellent view over the Baixa district, the area around Avenida da Liberdade, and the Tagus River. This garden with panoramic views is next to the Gloria Elevator, a funicular that has been taking passengers up and down the hill between the Restauradores Square and Bairro Alto since 1885. Edward VII Park is a central park famous for the two greenhouses. It has a huge green area where some great events take place including the Lisbon Book Fair, one of the oldest cultural festivals, and music festivals such as Lisb-On. This is a great place for nature lovers since you can visit the hothouse with the most exotic plants and the greenhouse, which is filled with tropical plants, ponds, and endless varieties of palms and cactus. Portas do Sol Belvedere, or the gateway of the sun, has a glamorous view overlooking the Alfama rooftops and the Tagus River, at a short distance from Saint Jorge Castle. Here, you have the best sunrise views in town and blue is the predominant color in here. In the movie Lisbon Story by Wim Wenders, this place is well featured. Discover one of the best hideaways in the city. Torel Belvedere was renovated in 2009 with a cafe on the lower terrace. Its ex libris is an 18th-century mermaid statue, which turns into a pool every August known as the beach of Torel. Here, you find the oldest funicular of Lisbon, the Elevador do Lavra. 

Lisbon: Tuk Tuk Food and Wine Tour

7. Lisbon: Tuk Tuk Food and Wine Tour

Explore the culinary secrets of Lisbon on a private tour by electric tuk-tuk. Travel through historic neighborhoods to savor the traditional flavors of Portugal and learn the history of the city along the way. Travel the narrow streets with ease and stop to sample delicious food and drinks, served by the locals in typical shops, markets, taverns and viewpoints. Venture into the pretty neighborhoods of Alfama and Baixa and hear how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755.

Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

8. Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

9. Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

10. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

See the sights of Lisbon that interest you most on a full-day private tour with an itinerary that’s designed just for you! There’s no need to rush around on this special tour, as you’ll have time to take in the top artistic and historical attractions of the city. Marvel at historical landmarks such as São Jorge Castle and Lisbon´s Cathedral. Travel from the Phoenician civilization, up to the Roman city of Olissippo. Visit Alfama, the city’s oldest sector, and see Moorish influences everywhere. Take a stroll off the typical tourist route, through the city’s traditional neighborhoods and get a real feeling of what Alfacinhas (Lisbon natives) do and where they go in their lovely city. During the day you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some of Portugal's traditional pastries. Although the tour is meant to cover a full day the duration can be shorter to suit your schedule.

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Our guide was Maria! And that was great! Very true to life, up-to-date and with a lot of background, she could literally paint pictures in her head. The tour was just fun, entertaining, exciting and felt a bit like visiting friends. Conclusion: do it!

Our guide, Stephano (I think), was a wealth of knowledge. We saw a lot of the city and learned so much. It was a lot of fun and very thorough.

Our Guide Beatrice was excellent, she was knowledgeable, patiently answered questions ,and we did not feel rushed .

Wonderfully entertaining and fascinating history of Lisbon and it’s architecture.

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