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Lisbon: Alfama District 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

1. Lisbon: Alfama District 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the monuments of Alfama, one of the oldest and most atmospheric districts of Lisbon, and the only part of the city to survive the Great Earthquake of 1755. The neighborhood is a silent witness to the past glories and tragedy of Portugal, from the fall of empires to the birth of the new nation. Wander the narrow streets and ornate squares that echoed to the sounds of Phoenician traders, calls to prayer, and the rattle of historic trams. Here you will find the heart of fado music, a sound of longing and loss that gives voice to the languages, cultures, and religions that have all contributed to the district’s rich sense of community. Walk down Moorish streets and see some of the Roman foundations of Lisbon. Follow the silvery banks of the River Tagus, and marvel at the sun-bleached sandstone walls of the Castle of St George. Make your ascent to the city summit gently to let your breath be taken away by the amazing views.

Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour with River Boat Cruise

2. Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour with River Boat Cruise

Travel back in time on a guided tour of the historic Belém district in Lisbon and learn why it is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and delicious custard tarts. Take a short cruise along the Tagus River to reach the district, and admire the views on the shore. First, hop on board the boat and travel to Belém on a short cruise on the Tagus River before exploring Belém on foot. Upon departure, follow the banks of the river to see the oldest parts of Lisbon, and hear how it survived a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 1755. Learn how Belém was at the center of humanity’s great drive for exploration as you delve into the rich history of Portugal's "Age of Discoveries." Marvel at the Monument of Discoveries that stands on the banks where the great voyages began. See the 25th of April suspension bridge and hear about the important date it commemorates. Look at the Wind Rose marble map that shows the most famous routes of the great explorers. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Belém Tower and the gardens that surround it. Visit Empire Square Gardens built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940. See the impressive Jeronimos Monastery which is the final resting place for some of the great Portuguese explorers

Lisbon: Private Walking Tour

3. Lisbon: Private Walking Tour

Explore the various old quarters of the city, learning about the history of Portugal, notably its capital, Lisbon. Begin your tour at the Largo Luís de Camões and Chiado Square, tasting Portugal's most popular sweet and savoury delicacies. Before visiting the The Bertrand Chiado, the oldest bookstore in the world.  Then, you will cross the Largo do Carmo square and the impressive Carmelite Monastery, climbing onto the famous platform of the Santa Justa Lift, taking in the panoramic view. The Santa Justa Lift connects the two districts Chiado and Baixa and offers you a fantastic overview of the old town. When you arrive in Baixa, your guide will take you to Rossio and Restauradores. There, you will learn all about the importance of the square's monuments and discover the area. Later, you will be able to experience culinary and cultural highlights of this city and stroll along the historic streets, allowing yourself be led through the enchanting historical part of Lisbon. Finally, travel to Praça do Comércio and visiting its famous triumphal arch, the equestrian statue of King José I and the palatial buildings with stunning views of the Tagus River.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

4. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

See the sights of Lisbon that interest you most on a full-day private tour with an itinerary that’s designed just for you! There’s no need to rush around on this special tour, as you’ll have time to take in the top artistic and historical attractions of the city. Marvel at historical landmarks such as São Jorge Castle and Lisbon´s Cathedral. Travel from the Phoenician civilization, up to the Roman city of Olissippo. Visit Alfama, the city’s oldest sector, and see Moorish influences everywhere. Take a stroll off the typical tourist route, through the city’s traditional neighborhoods and get a real feeling of what Alfacinhas (Lisbon natives) do and where they go in their lovely city. During the day you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some of Portugal's traditional pastries. Although the tour is meant to cover a full day the duration can be shorter to suit your schedule.

Belém: Lisbon 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Belém: Lisbon 3-Hour Walking Tour

Embark on a journey through history on a 3-hour walking tour of the historic Belém neighborhood. Settled since Paleolithic times, but coming to importance during Portugal’s great days of maritime might, the district is a delight of military outposts, modern symbols, gorgeous squares, and Manueline buildings. Most significant among this architecture is the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém, both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. The ornate Manueline style of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos was influenced by the theme of great discoveries. Originally, the home for the Hieronymite religious order, it was built by the Infante Henry the Navigator around 1459. You will also visit the iconic quarter façade of the Tower of Belém on the banks of the Tagus River. Built from limestone in the early 16th-Century, it was declared one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal in 2007, and inscribed by UNESCO in 1983. In addition to these monumental sites, Belém is a place of lovely local color. Its main street, the Rua de Belém, boasts 160-year-old buildings that have survived years of change. They include the famous pastry shop “Fabrica de Pasteis de Belém,” where the Portuguese confectionery, Pastel de Belém - a delicious egg tart made with flaky pastry – is at its finest.

Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

6. Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

Taste your way through the city, see historical highlights and interact with locals on this adventure-packed Lisbon tour. Meet your informative local guide at the historic neighborhood of Mouraria, a melting pot of cultures from far and wide, and one you won’t see on other Lisbon tours. Pass small churches, mosques, and shops selling goods from far-flung places. Stop at a small, hidden bakery where traditional pastries and espresso coffee will provide a tasty pick-me-up. After more sightseeing highlights, taste some authentic Portuguese cheese, locally-made marmalade, and port wine. Walk through Lisbon’s main square and learn how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755. Explore Bairro Alto and Chiado, stop at one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon, and end your adventure with a short ferry ride along the Tagus River, the subject of many Portuguese songs and poems. Journey to the picturesque Cacilhas, where Portuguese green wine and freshly caught seafood await.

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What people are saying about Tagus River

The four of us took part in a private city tour. Our guide João Dickmann lives in Lisbon, but speaks excellent and accent-free German. He knows his city and its history very well, which jumps out at you around every corner. He didn't owe us an answer and showed us a lot of things that we would otherwise have passed without noticing. João readily accommodated our requests and the five hours passed far too quickly.

If you're the nerdy type or just simply enjoy learning about history in detail, then this is the best tour for you. But if you're into sight-seeing, this may not be ideal. We love our guide, Nonon (if I remember his name correctly), is very knowledgeable and gives the history in detail. He is simply amazing! We love his humor too!

Maia was a tour guide's dream for us. She fully responded to our personal wishes and prepared an entertaining day for us. We couldn't have hit it any better. Many Thanks. Today we follow her tip and enjoy the food in Cacilas at the Cova Funda.

It was such a fantastically beautiful day. We couldn't have spent the day in Lisbon better than with Joao D. A really great guide and highly recommended! Thanks for the insider tips and the delicious ice cream. Keep it up.

Great tour. Wonderful guide, me and my son both had an amazing time.