Lisbon District Viewing points

Our most recommended Lisbon District Viewing points

Lisbon: Belém Tower Entrance Ticket

1. Lisbon: Belém Tower Entrance Ticket

Reserve your entrance ticket to the iconic Belém Tower located on the shores of Lisbon. Discover more about the fascinating history of this defensive construction, and enjoy fantastic views of the Belém district. Upon arrival, access the tower which was built in 1515 at the mouth of the River Tagus. Climb the narrow stairs to the top floor to get a panoramic view of the historic Belém district and its monuments to the "Age of Discoveries." Learn more about the golden age of Portugal's travels in search of new worlds. Discover how the strategic monument served as a gateway to the city in the past.

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

2. 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: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Transfer

3. Lisbon: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Transfer

Take in Lisbon's key attractions on a guided tour by tuk-tuk. Sit back and relax as the vehicle handles the hills for you. See the highlights of the Portuguese capital, including Lisbon Cathedral, Belem Tower, and Rossio Square. Explore popular neighborhoods, such as the Graça Historic District. Begin your tour with a convenient hotel pickup in Lisbon. Then, jump into your tuk-tuk and head downtown, an area replete with historical monuments. Marvel at popular attractions such as the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa), Rossio Square, and the Santa Justa Elevator. Then, ascend to Portas do Sol and Senhora do Monte, vantage points that offer unprecedented views of Lisbon. Next, continue to Belem to marvel at the Unesco-listed Belém Tower before ascending to the vertiginous Chiado district. Conclude your memorable tour at Time Out Market.

Lisbon: 4-Hour Private Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. Lisbon: 4-Hour Private Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

This is a sightseeing tour that includes everything you must see in Lisbon. It will give you a complete overview of the most important landmarks of the city. In this 4-hour ride, you will be able to experience the old districts, visit monuments full of history and see breathtaking views. Graça, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Chiado, and Belem are must-see neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital and can be explored in a relaxed and comfortable way on board of an electric tuk-tuk. And as flavors are also a great way to know a city - enjoy our offer of a traditional liquor at one of the stops. The tuk-tuk is a very versatile way to move around the hills of Lisbon, as it gets access to sites where touristic buses are not allowed, considering the geography of the city. You can also count on the live explanation of your professional storytellers. Be prepared for a fun adventure but also for lots of history and contemporary culture.

Lisbon: Private Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Tapas and Wine

5. Lisbon: Private Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Tapas and Wine

You will be guided by our city guide with a tuk through the historic old town. You will experience the history of Lisbon with the times of the Romans and Muslims. Afterwards you will have plenty of homemade tapas and drinks. Here is no direct time given we will finish the evening with you and then after feeling accompany you back to the center. This at a wonderful vantage point at sunset. Take unforgettable pictures and have a local evening with local guides. You will have an evening like no one else can experience at the highest viewpoint in nature of Lisbon.

Lisbon: Layover Tour with Airport Pickup and Drop-Off

6. Lisbon: Layover Tour with Airport Pickup and Drop-Off

The experience begins with pickup from the airport by your guide. Climb inside a comfortable Mercedes-Benz vehicle and depart towards the city center, passing Liberdade Avenue, Rossio, Restauradores and Comercio plazas.  Drive through the hilly streets, see the charming yellow trams, and admire the old town. Continue to Belem, where the famous Portuguese pastries have been made since 1837. Stop near the Explorers Monument, Belem Tower, and Jeronimos Monastery.  Capture the beauty of Lisbon from the the Santa Justa Elevator and other famous viewpoints. There will be plenty of photo stops along the way. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at the airport, in time for your connecting flight.

Lisbon: Alfama & Downtown Walking Tour with App Audio Guide

7. Lisbon: Alfama & Downtown Walking Tour with App Audio Guide

Discover Lisbon’s unbeatable mix of heritage, art, culture, and food on a walking tour through Alfama, Bairro Alto, Rua Augusta, downtown, and more. Use the included app to access 5 audio-guided walking routes to see more of Lisbon after your tour. Lisbon is such a multifaceted city that there's always something more to be explored. On this guided walking tour through lively Lisbon, delve into iconic neighborhoods and find the best places to get Lisbon's famous Portuguese custard tarts (not included). See some of Lisbon's most historic and famous sights while walking through the Alfama Quarter, then head downtown to visit some of the hippest spots in the city. After the tour, download the Vox City app (included in your tour) to discover more of Lisbon and its incredible history with curated audio-guided routes through the main quarters. Alfama and downtown walking tour: • Arco Rua Augusta • Praca do Comercio • Lisbon Cathedral • Casa dos Bicos • Alfama Tower • Sao Rafael Square • Church of Santa Engracia • Sao Vicente Monastery • Portas do Sol • Santa Luzia Church • Tram 28 • Sao Vicente Statue • Church of Saint Estevao • Bairro Alto • Bica Elevator • Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara • Gloria Elevator • Carmo Covent • Lisbon City Hall • Chiado • Rossio Square • National Theatre D. Maria II • Augusta Street App-based audio-guided routes: • Jeronimos Monastery • Belem Tower • Cacilheiro • Pink Street • Dom Luis Garden • Ribeira Market • Basilica de Estrela • Principe Real Garden • Luis de Camoes Square • Assembly of the Republic Palace• Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology

Lisbon: Street Art and Historical Walking Tour

8. Lisbon: Street Art and Historical Walking Tour

Get stunning views of Lisbon from the Miradouro da Graça, and then embark on a street art walking tour to see works by local and international urban artists, such as Vhils, Nomen, Odeith, and MAR. Proceed towards the east side of the city to discover where some of the best lookouts are located, such as the Miradouro Portas do Sol. Marvel at the impressive São Jorge Castle, and learn more about the cultural heritage of the city. Venture off the beaten path to discover the hidden treasures of districts such as Alfama and Mouraria. Learn more about life in the city and what to see and do from your licensed local guide.

Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

9. Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

This tour will take you back in time through the narrow-cobbled streets of Lisbon where you discover its historic and cultural heritage. You will fall in love with the picturesque and colorful neighbourhoods like Mouraria, Graça and Alfama. Each neighbourhood has something different to offer. Mouraria, for example, is the multi-ethnic part of the city, where you will find people and food from all over the world.  Graça is situated on the highest of the seven hills, where you will find São Jorge Castle, some amazing views and probably the best view in the city in Nossa senhora do Monte Belvedare, which is just a few minutes from the castle. Next stop is Alfama: the Arab district of the city and its oldest neighbourhood where you feel like you have stepped back in time. Narrow winding streets, stone paved terraces and small arches make this an unforgettable experience. This part of town is home to the amazing fado houses, where you will hear beautiful traditional, melancholic music and enjoy some amazing food!

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

10. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

Navigate the hills of Lisbon with ease on a private 2.5-hour tour of the historic Alfama district and see sights such as the Sé Cathedral and National Pantheon.  Start with a practice session to make sure you feel confident on the 2-wheel personal transporter before you set off. Take in the picture postcard views from the Miradouro da Graça, and then journey through history to the multicultural neighborhood of Mouraria. Marvel at the small details of the city, such as hand-painted tiles, clothes hanging out to dry on lines and the Romanesque houses of the nobles. Discover iconic monuments as you glide along the narrow streets to arrive at the cosmopolitan Baixa district, full of traditional shops and cafés. Admire the luxury hotels of Avenida de Liberdade and take souvenir photos from the Portas do Sol viewpoint.

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What people are saying about Lisbon District

Excellent brief explanation of the Lisbon story and in the meanwhile a walking through Lisbon old walls. The guide was very clear in the explanations of concepts and always available to give advises and guidelines of each type.

Great stories! Prepare to have an extended tour as there was too much to tell :)

Our driver was wonderful. He took us places I would not have known or explored

Rama was excellent. You must ask for him. The pictures he took of us….amazing

Rana was great! Good to see city highlights and also got some good pictures.