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Elevador da Bica: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

1. 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: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

2. 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: Alfama & Downtown Walking Tour with App Audio Guide

3. 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: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

4. 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: Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, Trams, and Elevators

5. Lisbon: Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, Trams, and Elevators

Visit Lisbon's historic neighborhoods on a guided walking tour, take a boat ride on the Tagus River, and ride two of the city's elevators. Start your tour at Praça Martim Moniz in Lisbon. Walk through the city streets and take in the city's unique atmosphere. Take the tram to the highest point in the city, the the Graça neighborhood. From there, walk to the labyrinthine Alfama, followed by the Baixa, and the lively Ribeira. Discover Lisbon's Romanesque cathedral, the Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem Tower. Admire the Renaissance architecture of the San Vicente Monastery and the Baroque style of the National Pantheon. After this, find out about the first anti-seismic buildings in Europe in the Baixa. Then, travel by boat to Belém to see the best examples of current architecture in the city such as the MAAT, the Cultural Center of Belém or the Museu dos Coches. Returning to Lisbon by tram, you'll visit the most fashionable places such as the Time Out Market and Rua Rosa. Then, you will go up the traditional Bica elevator to the Barrio Alto for its lively streets and those of the artistic Chiado neighborhood.

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What people are saying about Elevador da Bica

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 117 reviews

Annie was in incredible tour guide, providing memorable historical information and taking us to and through notable viewpoints and experiences. It was great hearing a bit of her personal experience in Portugal and she was quite knowledgeable on sustainability efforts which we are very interested in. She was punctual yet flexible. We loved our tour and highly recommend Annie as a guide!

It was our first booking through Getyourguide. Our guide Nuno expertly guided us through the streets of Alfama, in English, with a lot of knowledge about the history of Lisbon. It was a very interesting and relaxing walk through narrow streets and past many churches. At the end the tip where the tastiest pasteis de nata are available…. He was right. We recommend the tour unreservedly.

The communication with Rute was great. She asked where we would like to meet her and as we did not know Lisbon we suggested the hotel we were staying at which she readily agreed to. She was early for our arranged time and spent extra time with us in order to take us back to our hotel. We would thoroughly recommend her as a guide.

We have Rui as our guide for the downtown tour. He is enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we thoroughly enjoyed his company and will certainly happy to recommend him.

Tour was well done. Good information was passed on. The tour guide, Annie, always knew a nice story. Highly recommended.