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Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

1. Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

Get an in-depth look at the Portuguese capital of Lisbon on a walking tour with a local guide. Explore Rossio Square, Restauradores Square, Commerce Square, Lisbon Cathedral, the Chiado neighborhood, and more. Taste local snacks and wine. Start the tour in Rossio Square, the heart of both new and old Lisbon, keeping an eye out for the intricate neo-Manueline architecture at Rossio Central Station. In the middle of Restauradores Square, see the obelisk that commemorates the restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain. At Carmo Square, learn about the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that ended 48 years of dictatorship. Later, visit the elegant Chiado district and see old cafés, boutiques, theatres, and quaint bookstores. Admire the heart of the city, Baixa. This neighborhood was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of the 18th century, obeying new rules of urbanism and anti-systemic architecture. Try a typical Portuguese pastry, the famous pastel de nata (egg custard tart), then continue to the Moorish Alfama neighborhood and get an up-close encounter with the art of Fado, Lisbon’s unique musical genre. While tucked in between alleys and winding streets of the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, enjoying a local snack and glass of wine. End your tour of Lisbon at Praça do Comércio to see the former entrance hall of the city.

Lisbon: City Highlights Segway Tour

2. Lisbon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Arriving to our shop you'll meet our your guide and we will help you check-in and strap up your helmet so we are ready to begin our journey. We start off with a hands-on driving lesson so that you can grab the Segway confidently and get out climbing through its charming little streets - our dedicated staff will help you along the way. There is already so much to see riding out from our training grounds and as we set course to Terreiro do Paço, one of the most famous squares in Portugal - get in touch with the history of the Discoveries and the time of famous explorers sailing across the world. From here we move to the luxury Chiado area, famous for its shopping and vintage stores, and end up hill in the square of Largo do Carmo, in front of the old monastery that did not survive the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Moving down the hill we to the busy Downtown of Lisbon, famous for its bustling commerce, its cafeterias and liquor shops, and of course, the beautiful portuguese stone patterns covering the ground, the typical portuguese calçada. Enjoy the ride back to our office as we pass through the Downtown with 18th century "Manhattan style" architecture, the old yellow electric trams and so much more to see.

Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

3. Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Embark on a 6-hour electric bike tour with 4 different modes of assistance, making climbing the Sintra mountain a lot easier, even for those used to a sedentary lifestyle. The tour begins with a briefing on how the bikes work. Then, head to Rossio station to catch the train for Sintra. During the train trip, you’ll have time to let your guide know if you’d like to visit some of the palaces along the way or if you just want to cycle. When you arrive in Sintra, you can visit the National Palace if you like. Most of your cycling tour takes place within the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. You’ll have the option of visiting Quinta da Regaleira, built between 1904 and 1910, a place renowned for its symbolism, magic, and mystery. Shortly after you’ll pass by Seteais, a former 18th-century palace that is now a 5-star hotel.   Continue your trip along roads flanked by majestic groves until you reach the entrance of Monserrate Park and Palace, one of the most beautiful creations in the Portuguese Romanticism style. Arrive at Colares, a place that’s well known for its vineyards. Continue on to Penedo village, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the atrium of the church, before cycling on to Urgueira village. Take a break for lunch in Azóia village, where you’ll find a great variety of restaurants. With renewed energy, continue your tour through an ancient forest and make your way up to the Peninha Sanctuary, located 488 meters above sea level. From here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the Espichel Cape and Arrábida, to the south, Carvoeiro Cape and Berlengas, to the north, and the entire Sintra mountain to the northeast. Returning to the center of Sintra, you’ll cycle downhill and have one last look at Pena Palace, an important monument of the Portuguese Romanticism movement. You’ll be traveling with an informative and helpful guide, as passionate about beloved Sintra as about cycling. Alternatively, go down to Guincho wild beach – with its never-ending dunes and typical winds that are so treasured by windsurfing lovers – until you reach the bicycle path to Cascais. Return to Lisbon through the beautiful town of Cascais by train where you will have one of the most amazing views over the Portuguese coast.

Lisbon: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

4. Lisbon: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

The tour begins at Praça do Comércio and heads towards Alfama, walking through some of the city’s oldest and narrowest streets. Wander past local bars and restaurants, and feel the vibrant culture of Lisbon all around you as you stop at the Casa dos Bicos, Sé Cathedral, and Igreja de Santo Antonio. Continue to the Portas do Sol viewpoint and admire the stunning vista while soaking up the glorious Lisbon sunshine. Visit São Jorge Castle next and listen to your guide share stories, tales, and anecdotes about Lisbon. After the castle, walk down to the Baixa district to explore Augusta Street, Rossio Square, São Domingos Church, and the Jewish Memorial. Later, stop at Casa do Alentejo, the Restauradores Square, and Rossio Station, before heading onto Carmo Square to see the National Guard Museum and the stunning Carmo Church. Nearing the end of the tour, visit the Santa Justa Elevator and the São Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint to marvel at the breathtaking landscape below. The final leg of the tour takes you towards Bairro Alto and the Bohemian district, finishing up at Praça Camões.

Lisbon: City Sightseeing Private Tour with Guide

5. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Private Tour with Guide

The tour starts at Praça do Comércio and heads towards Alfama along some of the city’s oldest and narrowest streets. Wander past local bars and restaurants, and feel the vibrant culture of Lisbon all around you as you stop by the Casa dos Bicos, Sé Cathedral, and Igreja de Santo Antonio. Next, walk towards the Portas do Sol viewpoint and admire the stunning views while you soak up the glorious Lisbon sunshine. Visit São Jorge Castle next and learn about the rich history of the city as you listen to your guide share stories, tales and anecdotes about the region. After the castle, walk down to the Baixa area to visit Augusta street, Rossio Square, São Domingos Church and the Jewish Memorial. Time to visit the Casa do Alentejo, the Restauradores Square, and Rossio Station next, before heading onto Carmo Square to see the National Guard Museum and the stunning Carmo Church. Nearing the end of the tour, visit the Santa Justa Elevator and the São Pedro de Alcantara view point to marvel at the breathtaking landscapes that surround you and enjoy some time to take some photos. The final leg of the tour takes you towards Bairro Alto and the Bohemian neighbourhood before finishing up at Praça Camões.

Lisbon: Hidden Gems Guided Tours

6. Lisbon: Hidden Gems Guided Tours

You have two different tours to choose from, depending on your interests. Bairro Alto Bohemian Walking Tour Meet your guide at Pedro IV Square. After a brief introduction about the history of Lisbon, you will head to the Queen Maria II National Theatre, the São Domingos church dating back to the 13th century, the Lisbon Jewish Memorial, and then the Rossio train station. Next, walk down Rua Augusta, Lisbon's main pedestrian street, and head to the famous Santa Justa lift, before exploring Commerce Square and the Chiado district. Stop for a Pastel de Nata and Ginjinha liquor tasting while admiring the picturesque Funicular da Bica in the Bairro Alto district. Wander through the narrow bohemian streets, admiring its colors and smells. The tour ends at a beautiful viewpoint overlooking Lisbon, called the Miradouro São Pedro Alcântara. Monumental Belem District Walking Tour Meet your tour guide at the Belem Tourist Office. Head to the Monument to the Discoveries, the Belem Tower, and the Monastery of Jerónimos. Stop for a Pastel de Belem along the way. The tour ends in front of the Presidential Belem Palace.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

7. Lisbon: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

Feel the magic of Lisbon on a private 2-hour introductory tour through the city's most charming and fascinating quarters. Get to know the essence of the city as you walk through the streets of the Chiado and Baxa Pombalina districts. Meet your guide in Largo do Chiado and enjoy a walk in the surrounding area. Visit the beautiful churches of Nossa Senhora do Loreto and the Church of Sao Roque. Enter Cervejaria Trindade, a historic Portuguese restaurant with tiles, frescoes, and arches. Afterward, head to the famous Santa Justa Lift to enjoy spectacular views of the city. Conveniently visit the ruins of the Carmo Convent with skip-the-line tickets. Take a minute to relax under the trees in Largo do Carmo Square. Admire Rossio Station's Neo-Manueline architecture and the neo-Moorish style of the famous restaurant, Casa do Alentejo, a former palace of the 17th century. During your tour try Ginja, the most popular liquor in Portugal and also visit the Church of Sao Domingos. Walk along the elegant Rua Augusta to the stunning arch that leads into the Plaça do Comercio, the entrance to the city. Conclude your tour by relaxing and enjoying views of the Tejo River.

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What people are saying about Rossio Railway Station

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 549 reviews

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our electric bike tour, it was such a great way to see some of the country and the scenery was stunning. The steep hills were no problem at all with the electric bikes (we are complete converts!) Our guide took us to a really cool restaurant in a village aimed at cyclists for lunch which we enjoyed and the other two people in our group were really nice and fun to spend the day with. Our guide was very flexible and gave us options of places and routes which was appreciated. It was a full day’s trip - we met up at 10am and didn’t get back to Lisbon till 6.30pm but I think that was because we’d chosen longer more scenic routes and stopped off to explore in various places. Cycling along the coastline to Cascais as the sun lowered in the sky was just stunning (we went in November). And we didn’t even ache the next day! Highly recommend!

Fantastic tour for an overview of Lisbon. Joanna was very informative, funny, and an overall great guide. Would recommend this tour for anyone trying to get an overall idea of how to get around Lisbon and what to see. Included a pastel de nata, glass of green wine, and croquette as snacks.

Loved our tour guide Philip. He was knowledgeable and very down to earth. Made everyone feel welcomed. The rain came and went on our tour, but our tour guide made certain that everyone was comfortable and safe. We spent just enough time at each location. It was great!

This was the perfect way to see different areas of Lisbon and learn its history. Our family (including two teens) all loved it. David, the owner, is a great guide.

The tour guide was informative and spoke excellent English. We got a great introduction to Lisbon’s neighborhoods.