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Lisbon Tram No. 28 Ride & Walking Tour

1. Lisbon Tram No. 28 Ride & Walking Tour

Jump on board the most famous tram in Lisbon for an adventure through the narrow streets of the Old Town. Prepare to be wowed with panoramic views of the city and river as the tram climbs one of Lisbon’s many hills. Back on foot, go beyond the tram route to explore the most interesting places of the hill where the city was born. On Tuesdays and Saturdays you will enjoy the vibrancy of Lisbon’s oldest flea market, the famous Feira da Ladra. Get a closer look at some of the historical buildings, such as Sé de Lisboa, the medieval cathedral where the walls conceal and reveal almost 1,000 years of history. You will also see the impressive Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora (Saint Vincent Monastery), and discover the legend behind the Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon), home to the most iconic dome on Lisbon´s enchanting skyline. Stroll through the maze of streets and alleys in the traditional neighborhood of Alfama, walking along narrow and steep streets that lead to beautiful small squares. Witness the authentic way of life of the inhabitants, and learn more about the traditional Portuguese Fado in tiny bars and cafés.

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

2. 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, at Martim Moniz Square in central Lisbon. You’ll 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, and 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 at 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 north-east. Returning to the centre 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 windsurf 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.

South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

3. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

Explore southern Lisbon on this electric bike tour. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstretched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Largo da Severa 7A for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange cacilheiro (ferry) across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Next, take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Christ the King, or cycle up the hill with no sweat on your electric bike! Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge. After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Bike back downhill towards the river, and explore the narrow streets of Almada. Visit the Medieval Museum to see relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then, cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.

From Lisbon: Sintra Sightseeing Private or Group Tour

4. From Lisbon: Sintra Sightseeing Private or Group Tour

Meet your expert guide at Lisbon’s Rossio Station in the early morning. Hop onboard the train and soak up stunning views on the one hour journey to Sintra, a UNESCO Listed Heritage Site. Along the way, listen to your guide’s fascinating insight into Sintra’s history, culture, traditions, and legends. Upon arrival, discover why Sintra has such a fairy-tale reputation with a visit to the National Palace. Admire the palace’s stunning mix of Moorish, Medieval, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance, and Romantic era architecture. From here, continue to the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira, another of Sintra’s most popular landmarks. Learn about the site’s similarities to the Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. Next, head into the charming downtown district, bursting with cafes, restaurants, and souvenir stores. Mingle with the locals and get a sense of life in this romantic little town. At the end of the tour, enjoy the freedom to spend the rest of the day exploring Sintra on your own, or travel back to Lisbon.

Belem: History & Heritage Private Day Trip with Lunch

5. Belem: History & Heritage Private Day Trip with Lunch

Escape from the bustling Lisbon on this Private Day Tour and visit the beautiful neighborhood of Belém. Visit the Belem Tower, the Monastery dos Jerónimos, and taste an authentic Portuguese lunch. Jump on board a modern train together with your guide and explore the most emblematic places of Belém. Learn about its history, its delicious gastronomy, and its most important buildings. Get to know the Monastery dos Jerónimos, declared a World Heritage Site, with your skip-the-line ticket. Admire the impressive Belém Tower, built in the beautiful Manueline style of Lisbon. After making a stop at the oldest cafeteria in Belém, discover the secret history of its delicious cream cakes. Meet the Monument to the Discoverers, a huge monolith in honor of discovering sailors. A delicious Portuguese lunch is waiting for you to relax and eat while having a glass of Portuguese wine. Afterward, take the tram and visit one of the oldest and most traditional tile factories. Conclude the tour in an old newspaper factory converted into an art and design laboratory, the most underground place in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

6. 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.

Full-Day Electric Bike Tour: Arrábida Nature Park

7. Full-Day Electric Bike Tour: Arrábida Nature Park

Once at the meeting point, your guide will briefly introduce the itinerary and the group. Electric bikes will be explained and tested too. Then, from the naval station close to the Commerce Square, board one of the traditional ferries from Lisbon to Cacilheiro and cross the Tagus River to Barreiro. In Barreiro, a train will take you and your bicycle comfortably to Palmela in approximately 40 minutes. In Palmela, the first trip is to cycle to the Castle. The Castle of Palmela is rich in history. In this zone, archaeological findings confirm human occupation from the neolithic period as early as 310 A.C. The earliest fortifications were built by the Muslims around the 9th century. From the hill, you can see the Rivers Sado and Tagus. If the day is clear, Lisbon and the Mountain range of Sintra are visible as well. In Palmela, visit archeological sites and have a coffee break. When leaving the Castle of Palmela, contemplate the beautiful Valley of the Barris, flanked by the mountainous forests of São Luís, Laurel and Arrábida.  Carry on along the less-frequented road of the Barris Valley, first on asphalt, then off-the-beaten-path between vineyards and sheep pastures. Arriving in the town of Nogueira de Azeitão, rest and  taste the region's famous Muscatel wine, tarts and buttery cheese. Burn some calories by cycling up the Arrábida Nature Park. As you go up, sights over the blue sea are of an indescribable beauty. Have a glimpse of the Arrábida Convent built in the 16th century. Finally, in the town of Setubal, take a well-deserved break and share your impressions around a table while savoring some fresh fish. Return to Lisbon by train.

Lisbon: Guided Tour for An Overview of The City

8. Lisbon: Guided Tour for An Overview of The City

Get an overview of the historic city center districts of Lisbon on the Revelation tour. Explore the heart of the city like a local from Baixa, Rossio, and Bairro Alto. Indulge in a Pastel de Nata. Get a glimpse into Lisbon's special atmosphere and the authenticity that carved the character of the vibrant city. Go on the winding tracks of the tram, the narrow streets, and the area's best viewpoints. Start at the most stunning entrance to the city, Praça do Comércio. On your way to its heart, the center of Lisbon since the medieval period, Rossio, explore Baixa, the downtown area that was planed after the 1755 earthquake. Afterward, go up the hill to visit Bairro Alto. Get breathtaking views of Lisbon. See some monuments that survived the earthquake. After passing by Chiado, the most elegant shopping area, embark on a tram ride to Portas do Sol for one of the best viewpoints in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Experience

9. Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Experience

Visit the National Carriages Museum, which features a unique collection of the oldest carriages in the world. Next, visit the 170 foot-high Monument of the Discoveries, a homage to all the Portuguese who took part in the great sea voyage of the 15th and 16th centuries. The visit continues to a monument classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site: the Jerónimos Monastery. This is one of the greatest achievements of Gothic-style Portuguese and European architecture of its time. Finish the tour by stopping in the Pastéis de Belém shop for tasting the most famous pastries in Portugal.

Lisbon: Belem, Baixa, and Alfama Full-Day Eco-Friendly Tour

10. Lisbon: Belem, Baixa, and Alfama Full-Day Eco-Friendly Tour

A great way to discover Lisbon for newcomers and even experienced travellers! From the starting point a local guide will explain you everything you need to know about the capital of Portugal. By your side throughout the day, you will see the main highlights of the city using only public means of transportation. We will visit locations like Belém, the downtown (Baixa) or the famous old district Alfama, known for its labyrinthine streets! By the end of the tour, we have another surprise in store for you! Lisbon Card 24h - Gives Discounts Tickets, Free tickets, free Public Transports during 24h, more information will be given on the day of the tour with a book that comes with it

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4.4 / 5

based on 81 reviews

AMAZING tour!!! What a great experience riding electric bikes all the way to the highest point of Sintra (lovely views) and then crossing pretty towns until arriving in Cascais. I love the fact that we did this tour in April because the weather was just perfect. Daniel was our tour guide and he was very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this tour. I did it with my husband and our 15 year old son.

The tour is really scenic and culturally beautiful. The e-bikes were great. Ethan, our guide was the icing on the cake. A nice guy who called himself a "historical nerd". We had that impression too. His knowledge of Portuguese history was impressive.

Fantastic bike ride! Our guide Jorge showed us all the beautiful sights and took all the time, guidance was great. Beautiful nature and breathtaking views on the route from Sintra to Cascais, this bike tour is highly recommended!

Ricardo was wonderful. Great tour. Saw a lot. It ended up being closer to 8 hours vs. 6. You don't get close to the yellow castle, like in the picture, but you see lots of others and beautiful countryside. Highly recommend it.

Amazing to have one guide for just two of us! Such an adventure, would recommend this to everyone