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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.

Small Group Walking Tour of Belém

4. Small Group Walking Tour of Belém

Set off on an education experience of exploration with this 3 hour walking tour of Belem. Receive detailed information from your guide on Portugal’s role as a seafaring nation on the forefront of discovery, plus a wide variety of topics ranging from current events in Portugal to rich culinary traditions and much more. See the main monuments in the area, like the Monument of the Discoveries, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the Tower of Belem. Towards the end of your tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Nautical Museum located in the Jerónimos Monastery.  This tour is conducted by a certified local guide whose mission is to inform travelers on what they need to know to enhance their stay in Lisbon, and to promote Portugal's culture and heritage. From recommendations of things to do in the city, to insider advice on public transportation to other areas you would want to visit on your stay, feel free to ask your guide anything. A coffee or ice cream break halfway through the tour is also included. The maximum number of participants is 6 people. This way a personal and engaging experience is guaranteed.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

5. 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.

Lisbon: City Highlights Private Tour with Pastry Snack

6. Lisbon: City Highlights Private Tour with Pastry Snack

Benefit from the pick-up service as you embark on your tour to learn more about the history of the city and its many changes, as you journey through neighborhoods such as Baixa and Bairro Alto. Stop to take in the views from 2 of the city's most enjoyable belvederes. Then, visit the early Jesuit church of the Igreja de São Roque, where some of Europe’s greatest treasures are kept. Descend the hills to visit the Chiado neighborhood, known for its old and modern commercial establishments. Continue to Jerónimos Monastery to take a closer look at the impressive details of one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline-style architecture in Lisbon. Savor a sweet pastéis de Belém (egg custard tart) before ending next to the historic Torre de Belém at the mouth of the River Tagus.

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

7. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

Navigate the hills of Lisbon with ease on a private 2.5-hour tour of the historic Alfama district and see sights such as the Sé Cathedral and National Pantheon.  Start with a practice session to make sure you feel confident on the 2-wheel personal transporter before you set off. Take in the picture postcard views from the Miradouro da Graça, and then journey through history to the multicultural neighborhood of Mouraria. Marvel at the small details of the city, such as hand-painted tiles, clothes hanging out to dry on lines and the Romanesque houses of the nobles. Discover iconic monuments as you glide along the narrow streets to arrive at the cosmopolitan Baixa district, full of traditional shops and cafés. Admire the luxury hotels of Avenida de Liberdade and take souvenir photos from the Portas do Sol viewpoint.

Lisbon: Tailored Tour

8. Lisbon: Tailored Tour

Book your personal guide for one day and determine your individual tour according to your wishes. You are completely free to decide which destinations you want to visit or you can let your guide advise you and tailor the best tour to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to take a closer look at Lisbon historically, culinarily, culturally or architecturally, there are no limits to your imagination. Visit the sunny towns of Estoril and Cascais on the beautiful Atlantic coast, also known as the Portuguese Riviera. Or experience the mystical, literary worlds of Sintras with its fairytale castles and romantic alleys. Get an introduction to the Portuguese language or taste culinary highlights such as port wine, the famous Pasteís de Belém or the special seafood cataplana. Lisbon also offers numerous museums covering topics such as naval and shipping, modern and historical art, carriages, militaria, oriental studies and city history. Explore the oceanarium with children or sail the Tagus and the Atlantic on a historic sailing ship, enjoy a speedboat tour or tuk-tuk ride or go diving or surfing - the possibilities are endless.

Belém: Lisbon 3-Hour Walking Tour

9. 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.

Lisbon Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

10. Lisbon Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

This 3.5-hour pub crawl is an easy and secure way of enjoying yourself without worrying about what comes next. The meeting point for the tour is Lisbon’s Sunset Destination Hostel. Begin the pub crawl at the rooftop Zebra Bar. Besides the great view over the river, this part of the tour is an icebreaker, as you’ll team up to play some drinking games. No matter who the winner is, everyone will have an enjoyable time and have some drinks!  Next, head out to the bars on the bustling streets of Bairro Alto, and spend 30-40 minutes at each bar. Each one has a different vibe, with live music, Latin rhythms, and international sounds.  At around 02:00 AM you’ll move on to the famous Pink Street, where you’ll have priority admission to a club. The route may change depending on the group and the events that are happening, but you’ll always visit the bars and Pink Street. The final club visit changes, however, and could be Urban Beach, Main, Musicbox, or others. 

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Our tour guide Rita was an amazing tour guide, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about history and telling the story of Portugal during the Age of Discovery. The river cruise was not what we expected. Well worth the walking tour if you want to learn about Portugal.

Wow!!! Booked this last minute for my daughter and I. So impressed with the boat and service. So much space on the boat. Wine and cheese! It was a lovely 2 hours.

Our Guide Bruno, was excellent providing excellent information and historical perspective as we navigated this fascinating area of Lisbon.

Great experience! Learned a lot of interesting things about Lisbon in general, it's culture and its history that I hadn't heard before.

Antonio took time to get to know each guest. He was interesting and fun. My 16-year old son loved the tour.