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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Lisbon City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the capital of Portugal’s most intriguing landmarks and highlights on this guided half-day Lisbon sightseeing tour. Delve into Lisbon’s historic Alfama quarter rich with Moorish tiled buildings and cobblestone alleyways. With your local guide, taste port at a local shop, discover city lure, and walk through the Belém district to admire the Belém Tower, the internationally acclaimed Coach Museum and the Monument to the Discoveries. And no Lisbon adventure is complete without uncovering its heritage at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery.


  • See the best of Lisbon on a guided half-day tour
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the Alfama district with your guide
  • Visit the Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See beautiful Manueline-style landmarks such as the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries
  • Take in views of the Tagus River and the '25th of April Bridge'
  • Sample Port wine tasting at a local shop

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What You Can Expect

Lisbon City Sightseeing Tour

Belem Tower, Lisbon

After meeting your guide at your Lisbon hotel or in central Lisbon, hop aboard an air-conditioned coach for your 4-hour city sightseeing tour. Relax as you head to the Moorish influenced historic district of Alfama. Learn about this neighborhood is home to Fado, Portugal’s own musical genre. Wind around streets and pop into a local wine shop to sip Port (fortified wine), exclusively produced in the Douro Valley of northern Portugal.

Next, ride in your coach towards the coast of the Tagus River and pass the historic Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), which was completely rebuilt after the devastating Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. From the beautiful waterfront see the beautiful Sé de Lisboa cathedral a 12th century church remodeled numerous times, but carrying Roman architectural roots.

Continue on to Belém, home to the 16th century UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery (own expense). Admire these prime examples of Portuguese Manueline art, as you traverse the edge of the Tagus. Lisbon sightseeing is at its best at the Monument to the Discoveries. Learn how this monument celebrates Vasco da Gama’s expedition to the Americas during Portugal’s Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Next, enjoy one of the finest collections of 17th century luxury coaches in the world at the Coach Museum. On Mondays, both the Coach Museum and Jerónimos Monastery are closed, so in turn visit the Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida showcasing a comprehensive art exhibit by Portuguese artist António de Medeiros e Almeida. Not in the mood for art? Instead indulge in pure opulence at the neoclassical Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Ajuda Palace).

As you Lisbon sightseeing tour comes to a close, marvel at the 25th of April Bridge which suspends over the Tagus River, the longest of its kind in Europe. Notice its similarity to San Francisco’s Golden Gate. Then return to central Lisbon where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Only had 1 day in Lisbon and this was an excellent way to see some great sights in short time.
The guide was very knowledgeable. Since it was raining some at the end of the tour, they dropped us at our

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I have already forwarded my highly positive reflections about your half-day Lisbon tour in my review a minute ago but unfortunately I forgot about the stars
J. Ladi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour! We went to the palace instead of the cathedral since it was closed for the Monday. The palace was worth it. The guide made each spot very interesting with her many historical stories and legends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

very nice place to visit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour was good. Informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Tour was good..a big problem was they combined the German Spanish and English tours. The woman took forever to explain everything to us and by the time she did so in every language the event or place had passed. The group was very large and in some places not all could fit to see. Take small tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Nice tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

There is quite a lot tucked into this tour! I hit almost all of the landmarks I wished to see in this afternoon, and since it was my first day in Lisbon, it was perfect to have additional background and general idea of locations so I could revisit if I wished. Our guide was very good and I was impressed with his knowledge of the locations and the languages to be able to tell us the story in 3 languages. Definitely a valuable experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

great way to get a quick tour and learn about the city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Perfect way to visit the city highlights in half a day. Our guide gave us a lot of information during the way. Recommended
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