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Lisbon: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Lisbon: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour with Hotel Pickup

See the highlights of Lisbon in a fun and novel way, cruising around the city's streets by tuk-tuk. Your guide knows where to find the best views, the photo opportunities and the most interesting places, and will drive you from one to the next on a 2-hour tour. Stops include Lisbon Cathedral, the Church of Saint Anthony, the Castle district, the Monastery of Saint Vincent and others. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, there’s also a flea market to visit. These are just a few of the many exciting things in store for you on your tuk-tuk tour. Don't miss this opportunity to explore beautiful Lisbon in a truly unique way.

Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

2. Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

Experience the sights and sounds of Lisbon on a unique 3-hour guided tuk tuk tour that’s priced for a group of up to 6 persons. Feel the pulse of the cosmopolitan city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts to take in the traditional atmosphere of the old quarters.  From a tuk tuk you’ll have the opportunity to get up close for an insight into local life. Highlights of the tour: • Downtown Lisbon • Rossio Square • Santa Justa elevator • Lisbon Cathedral • Saint Anthony Church • Portas do Sol viewpoint • Graça neighborhood • Castle neighborhood • Senhora do Monte viewpoint • Mouraria • Saint Vincent Monastery • Flea market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) • National Pantheon • Alfama neighborhood 

Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

Lisbon: 7 Hills Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

4. Lisbon: 7 Hills Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

Climb aboard an electric e-bike to make light work of the 7 hills of Lisbon. Considered by many to be too hard for cycling - thanks to its constant ascents and descents - you can contradict that theory, even reaching the highest points of the city. Departing from Rua Cais de Santarém, close to the harbor, head off to sites such as the famous flea market of Feira da Ladra, the monumental church of Panteão Nacional, and the Mannerist Monastery of São Vicente de Fora.  Get panoramic views from the terrace of Chão do Loureiro, the Miradouro da Graça viewpoint, and the mirador of Monte Agudo in Penha de França. Your electric motor buzzing, pass the 15th-century Palácio Belmonte and the quaint neighborhood of Vila Berta. Chill out in the Campos Mártires da Pátria and the Jardim do Torel park.  And see some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Sé de Lisboa cathedral, and the Ascensor da Lavra funicular, one of the first vehicles to conquer Lisbon’s hills back in 1884.

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

5. 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 Tram No. 28 Ride & Walking Tour

6. 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.

Lisbon: 4-Hour Private Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

7. 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 City Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

8. Lisbon: Private City Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

Take in Lisbon's key attractions on a guided tour by tuk-tuk. See the highlights of the Portuguese capital, including famous Commerce Square, Lisbon Cathedral, Pink street, Time out Market, National Pantheon, St Vincent’s Church. Explore popular and historic neighborhoods, such as the Alfama and Graça. Begin your tour with a convenient Starting point (Time Out Market) Then, jump into your tuk-tuk and head downtown towards an area full of historical monuments and attractions such as 12th Century's Lisbon cathedral and 17th Century’s City Hall Building. Then, to the viewpoints of Alfama and Graca such as Portas do Sol and Senhora do Monte which offers unprecedented views of Lisbon. Next, continue to Alfama's tiny and narrow streets where you can experience Alfama's famous homemade Cherry liquor called Ginja. From Alfama, we keep going by the river towards the famous Commerce square where beautiful Royal Palace of Rebeira was once situated and was destroyed by the Great Earthquake of Lisbon in 1755. At the end we conclude your memorable tour at Time Out Market where we started.

Lisbon: Historical Replica Vintage Car Tour

9. Lisbon: Historical Replica Vintage Car Tour

You'll begin with hotel pickup before going on to see Lisbon's highlights in a fun and novel way. This unique experience will see you cruising around the city in an electric replica of the legendary Ford Model T. As you travel, your guide will know where the best views, photo opportunities, and most interesting places are, as you cruise between them effortlessly. Stops include the Lisbon Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church, the castle neighborhood, the Saint Vincent Monastery, the Senhora do Monte viewpoint, Alfama ,and many more. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, there is also the chance to visit the local flea market.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

10. Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

Cruise Lisbon by tuk tuk and effortlessly see many of the city's best sites in a short amount of time. Your expert guide will take you to the best views, photo opportunities and most interesting places. Stops include the Lisbon Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church, the Castle neighborhood, Saint Vincent Monastery and many more.  Feel the pulse of the romantic city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. You'll enjoy the wonderful view from the Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint and visit the fabulous Estrela Basilica, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Lisbon. Get to know the narrow streets of Bairro Alto, where the night is full of charm and excitement as countless bars and restaurants bustle with patrons. Then, ride on to Jeronimos Monastery and visit its church. Get acquainted with the Belem Tower, where the Portuguese caravels set sail to Brazil in 1500. Finally, take some time to enjoy the monument dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries and savor one (or more) famous custard tarts, Pasteis de Belem. 

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We booked a private Lisbon historic tour in English. The tour itself was absolutely perfect. Sofia, our guide was very knowledgeable and fun, she told us the history of the city, of the different neighbourhoods and of special places: cafés, libraries, buildings always sharing interesting anecdotes. The tram ride, coffee and Portuguese tarts included in the price were a very nice touch.

this was the absolute best way to see lisbon on our first day. we got a full tour of key sights to better understand where we wanted to get back to. our guide was personable and fun. given lisbon’s many hills, a segway is the absolute best way to get around with ease. would absolutely recommend! we loved it so much we’re doing the same segway tour in porto!

Suzy was fantastic and really showed us the diversity and beauty of Lisbon. Great tour!

Felipe was such a delightful tour guide and driver . We had so much fun !

Nuno was fantastic. The tours worth went well beyond the price paid.