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  • Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

    1. Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

    Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots. You’ll explore the city for 3 hours with a knowledgeable local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Your tour begins 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 through the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy stunning views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the church and museum of San Roque, built by the Jesuits. San Roque was one of the first Jesuit churches in Portugal and in fact, one of the first worldwide. The church has an austere façade, but an interior that features gilding, tiles, and pain...

    Excellent tour. Learned about the history of the different parts. The guide is really knowledgeable about the city's history.

  • Lisbon: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

    2. Lisbon: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

    Discover the sights of Lisbon from a new perspective on an amusing GPS tour. Get behind the wheel of a convertible with an advanced navigational system that provides friendly directions so you can relax as you cruise. Choose where you want to go and how long you want to stay. Roam freely according to your own itinerary or opt to follow a preset route built into the GPS. Below, the preset routes are outlined: Belém Tour – Green Route - Approximately 2-hours Belém is famous for being linked to the Discoveries history and the neighborhood will always be remembered and praised as the seaport of Portugal’s Golden Era. This tour takes you to: the National Museum of Ancient Art, the “Fundação Oriente”, “Cordoaria Nacional”, the Jerónimos Monastery, Champalimaud Foundation, the Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Electricity Museum, the MAAT, and the superb Comé...

    Funny ‘cabrio’ experience. We had radio in stead of gps. Two hours is more than enough. Quite loud and not really steady on the road.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

    3. Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

    Your driver will turn on the roller coaster mode and take you up and down the hills to visit some of the magnificent belvederes in town. Usually, there is time to visit 3 or 4 of the 5 potential viewpoints. Discover Lisbon from another perspective and on your way, visit the Alfama, Graça, and Chiado neighborhoods. First is the Senhora do Monte Belvedere in Graça. The name of this viewpoint has takes its origin from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Hill. This is the perfect spot for sunset lovers, photographers, and pregnant women as the chapel is reputed to protect women during childbirth.  Next, from São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere is an excellent view over the Baixa district, the area around Avenida da Liberdade, and the Tagus River. This garden with panoramic views is next to the Gloria Elevator, a funicular that has been taking passengers up and down the hill between the Restauradores...

    Nana was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and kind to the children. We got a really overview of the history of Portugal. Nana is passionate about Lisbon and this shows in his enthusiasm to share his knowledge.

  • Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    4. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    The tour begins with pickup from your Lisbon hotel in an eco-friendly tuk tuk that fits up to 6 people. Hop onboard and head off into this charming and colorful city for an epic four hour sightseeing adventure. Tuk tuks are the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city’s narrow streets, allowing you to access places you might have otherwise missed. Ride through some of Lisbon’s most emblematic districts, from Alfama to Mouraria, the Old Town to Chiado, the charming Belem, and the bohemian Bairro Alto. Along the way, soak up the differences between each of the districts and get a sense of local life and culture. Highlights of the tour include the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. There’s also time to enjoy a traditional Pasteis de Belém, the famous custard tart of which only the monks know the recipe. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding a...

  • Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Local Baker

    5. Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Local Baker

    Start the class with an introduction to the history of Pastel de Nata (custard tarts) as well as the family-run bakery where the workshop takes place. Try a variety of pastries that the bakery is renowned for.  Afterwards, head to the kitchen to begin the class. Learn how to create the delicate pastry from your expert instructor. Make the custard from scratch and bake your creations inside a professional oven. Enjoy a collaborative team activity, rather than individual cooking stations. Create at least 3 tarts by hand, forming the dough and filling the custard inside the pastry. After the tarts are ready, enjoy the fruit of your labor with coffee, tea, or sour cherry liqueur.

  • Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

    6. Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

    This alternative tour of Lisbon takes you under the skin of the city to discover the culture and creativity of one of Europe's coolest capitals. This walk around alleyways and secret passages will reveal the best of the street art in Lisbon, which is constantly changing. You will see the works of local and international artists, from tiny sculptures to large-scale murals. From the graffiti to the master pieces, from the paste-up posters to public mural projects. The walk starts in the city center, before winding away off the beaten track to Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Alfama, and Graça. You will get to see all of the leading different areas of the city, consisting both of the old and modern neighborhoods, seeing how the gentrification process is changing these local areas. You will learn about the social history of Portugal and how it has influenced its arts and architecture, and will a...

  • Lisbon: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

    7. Lisbon: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the heart of Lisbon on a guided walking tour. Discover the city of kings, poets, and artists as you walk its streets with a local guide.

    Learn about Lisbon's past, how the city rose from the ashes after an earthquake and was reborn. Hear stories of espionage, dictatorships, and passionate revolutions.

    Visit the city's top attractions, including the Praça do Comércio, where kings and heads of state would disembark when visiting Portugal in years gone by.

    Wander the steep cobblestone streets of the Bairro Alto neighborhood, admire the views of Lisbon from the Santa Justa Elevator, and more.

  • Lisbon: Layover Tour with Airport Pickup and Drop-Off

    8. 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.

    Elisabete was a fantastic tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, flexible, and made our tour worthwhile. So glad we booked!

  • Lisbon: Half-Day Historical Guided Tour with Culinary Breaks

    9. Lisbon: Half-Day Historical Guided Tour with Culinary Breaks

    Enjoy a private city tour and experience as much of Lisbon as possible within a short time. Explore the various old town districts and learn more about the history of Portugal and its capital Lisbon. Start your tour at Largo Luís de Camões, and head to Chiado Square. On the way, your guide will introduce you to Portugal's most popular sweet and savory delicacies. Your next destination is the oldest bookstore in the world. Pass Largo do Carmo square with the impressive Carmelite monastery and take the famous Santa Justa elevator to the observation platform. This Elevador connects the two districts of Chiado and Baixa and offers a fantastic view over the city. Once in Baixa, head to the squares of Rossio and Restauradores. Learn all about the importance of the monuments in the squares and discover the curiosities of the surroundings. Stroll along the historic streets and through...

  • Lisbon Private Tour

    10. Lisbon Private Tour

    Starting at your hotel, you will commence your adventure with a trip to the newest neighborhood of the city, the “new” Lisbon, the Park of Nations quarter. Admire the neighborhood's modern architecture and of particular note, a train station considered to be the most beautiful in the world, “Estacao do Oriente”. Feast your eyes upon this fantastic mixture of architecture which is totally unique to this part of the world. Continue on your journey to “Senhora do Monte” hill, where you will be overwhelmed with one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lisbon, as well as of the estuary of the Tagus river. From the top of the hill, you will also drive down to visit the “Se Catedral de Lisboa” (Lisbon’s old cathedral) built in 1148. Close by, and next up on this tour is a visit to Saint Antony’s church. Marvel at this stunning religious structure before crossing the oldest neighborhood i...

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What people are saying about Baixa de Lisboa

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Hi, very recomended. Nadia is the fantastic quide. Every question was welcome. It was very good exprience, to learn a few new things about the City and the people living here for centuries. Wish her all the best. Elżbieta Dzwonnik

Joao is a very passionate, great guy who made the workshop a fun experience with amazing tasting pastel de natas. Can definitely recommend him!

Excellent tour. Learned about the history of the different parts. The guide is really knowledgeable about the city's history.

Elisabete was a fantastic tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, flexible, and made our tour worthwhile. So glad we booked!

It was a very nice tour that describes very well the spirit of the city.