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Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

1. Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

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.

Lisbon: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

2. Lisbon: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Lisbon at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Praça do Comércio, Bairro Alto, Church of São Roque and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Lisbon: Private Walking Tour

3. Lisbon: Private Walking Tour

Explore the various old quarters of the city, learning about the history of Portugal, notably its capital, Lisbon. Begin your tour at the Largo Luís de Camões and Chiado Square, tasting Portugal's most popular sweet and savoury delicacies. Before visiting the The Bertrand Chiado, the oldest bookstore in the world.  Then, you will cross the Largo do Carmo square and the impressive Carmelite Monastery, climbing onto the famous platform of the Santa Justa Lift, taking in the panoramic view. The Santa Justa Lift connects the two districts Chiado and Baixa and offers you a fantastic overview of the old town. When you arrive in Baixa, your guide will take you to Rossio and Restauradores. There, you will learn all about the importance of the square's monuments and discover the area. Later, you will be able to experience culinary and cultural highlights of this city and stroll along the historic streets, allowing yourself be led through the enchanting historical part of Lisbon. Finally, travel to Praça do Comércio and visiting its famous triumphal arch, the equestrian statue of King José I and the palatial buildings with stunning views of the Tagus River.

Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

4. Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

Meet at Rua da Boavista, 168 (metro - Cais do Sodré, bus - 714 or tram - 25) bus stop Conde Barão. The adventure starts as you head to Alfama, the old town area, passing by the river side where you can see the huge commercial plaza. In Alfama you can see traces of the Arab occupation and the Roman presence in the architecture, the food, and the language as well. Watch traditional music fado, go to St George Castle and see some beautiful landscapes. The city center is also very interesting. It is super fun to drive Segways and easier than Alfama. See the oldest cafe in Lisbon and the shopping areas that are full of history. This area was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. You can also see the best restaurants to eat, the night life area, important churches ,and so on. Take amazing pictures on the Segway and all the monuments and landscapes as well. 

Lisbon: 8-Hour Historical Tour

5. Lisbon: 8-Hour Historical Tour

Explore Lisbon, the "City of Light" and "Queen of the Sea", on an 8-hour narrated small-group walking tour. Begin on the peaceful "Jardim das Amoreiras" where you can admire the 18th-century aqueduct that surrounds the area, and then proceed with your guide to some of the main historical quarters of Lisbon.  Next on the list are Príncipe Real, Bairro Alto and Baixa. Along each of these areas your guide will be providing you with detailed information on the history of Lisbon and each of the specific areas, plus a wide variety of topics ranging from current events in Portugal to rich culinary traditions and much more. This tour is conducted by a certified local guide whose mission is to inform travelers on what they need to know to enhance their stay in Lisbon, and to promote Portugal's culture and heritage. From recommendations of things to do in the city, to insider advice on public transportation to other areas you would want to visit on your stay, feel free to ask your guide anything. A total of two coffee breaks, and a 1-hour lunch break are included.

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

6. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro • Miradouro de Santa Catarina • Elevador da Bica • Convento do Carmo • Estação do Rossio • Elevador de Santa Justa • Igreja de Santo António • Sé de Lisboa • Miradouro de Santa Luzia • Castelo de São Jorge • Teatro Romano • Miradouro Portas do Sol • Miradouro da Graça • Igreja da Graça • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte • Igreja de São Vicente de Fora • Feira da Ladra • Panteão Nacional • Alfama • Casa dos Bicos • Praça do Comércio 

Lisbon: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

7. 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: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

8. Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

Discover a unique feature of Lisbon and a special mode of inner-city transport: the funiculars that connect different parts of the city on various levels. You will get the chance to ride on the interesting cable railways, as well as the trams from the 19th century. Start with a ride on the “Elevador da Bica” from 1892, which connects Mercado da Ribeiro with Bairro Alto, which is now the center of the nightlife in the city. Afterwards you will cross Praça Camões with its beautiful cobbled streets and ride the “Elevador de Santa Justa”, the only vertical elevator in Lisbon that also offers a fantastic panoramic view over the city. You will then visit the magnificent Jesuit church, Igreja de São Roque, with the holy chapel of São João Baptista. Behind the church you will find the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alantara, where you will have the opportunity to capture excellent photos. You will then descend on the “Elevador da Gloria” to Praça dos Restauradores in the heart of the city.

Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

9. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument to the Discoveries. Visit areas of Lisbon less known among tourists such as the Estrela quarter with its Basilica, or the cemetery Prazeres. Lunchtime is also planned at one of Lisbon's local markets, away from tourist crowds.

Lisbon’s Baixa District 3-Hour Walking Tour

10. Lisbon’s Baixa District 3-Hour Walking Tour

From beautiful squares to charming shopping streets, the Baixa district is one of the most enchanting in Lisbon, but it was completely destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 1755. Completely rebuilt, on this 3-hour walking tour you will learn the history of this fascinating part of the city, and how the pragmatic rebuilding plan changed the shape of the entire city center. The tour takes you on a journey through the history of Baixa, between the two most important squares of the historic center, Rossio and Praca do Comércio. Find out how things were before the great catastrophe, and walk through the enchanting streets, lined with traditional shops, historical cafés and neoclassical architecture. See the art deco shop fronts, the swirl of black and white tiles on the squares, and the lively dance of locals, street vendors, and tourists.

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What people are saying about Santa Justa Lift

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Our guide Stefan was brilliant, very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal and specifically Lisbon. The tour included visiting a cafe for the local custard tarts which are very tasty, and a short trip on the number 28 tram, one of the historical trams that are seen around the city. The tour lasted around 4 hours, one of the longest and best historical tours we’ve ever done and was appreciated by all her took part.

Het was geweldig Stefano onze gids en historicus was enthousiast en had veel kennis. Veel geleerd over de stad het ontstaan en de oude wijken. Hij nam ruim de tijd had geen haast waardoor we 4 uur aan zijn lippen hingen. Aanrader voor iedereen die iets wil weten over deze mooie stad.

Our guide Beatrice was really good. She was clear, lively and entertaining. With a diverse international English-speaking group she looked after our needs very well considering the age range.

Guide Sandra was very helpful. I came a little late and she pulled me aside to catch me up on what I had missed.

Fabulous overview of Lisbon, perfect first day activity to get oriented to the city!!