Guided tour

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica
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From US$ 25.45 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

Learn about Lisbon’s history as you explore its charming neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Discover Chiado and Bairro Alto, admire the views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Bairro Alto, dating from the 16th century
  • Take in the views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara
  • Take a ride on an iconic Lisbon tram
  • Explore the Alfama district, the city’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhood
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Tram trip
  • Walking tour
  • Coffee
  • Cake
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 3881 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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The guide was very good and informative. Sandra gave us the history of Lisbon and stories of the city in an entertaining way and with a lot of background knowledge. The scheduled three hours turned into almost five, but they flew by. Sandra was very personable, helpful and friendly and answered all questions very competently and nicely. We can highly recommend this tour. Obrigada Sandra!

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August 16, 2022

It is a very interesting city to visit with a very interesting history. The Guide was very attentive and spoke perfect French, she was very available. We were able to eat some local pastries. As well as benefit from this precious information to restore us in the evening. we were two adults and three children. Small flat, at this time at the beginning of August a lot of people and therefore difficult to walk easily in the streets and to be able to enjoy each of the small places

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August 5, 2022

Overall a good tour. Only the beginning was very bumpy. We were very punctual, but then had to wait half an hour for other participants. That wasn't nice, because instead of taking care of us, the tour guide only took care of the delays, was totally distracted by it, just on the phone...

August 5, 2022

Product ID: 46394