5 star rating: Highly Recommended 145 Reviews

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  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour takes you to the major sites of central Lisbon. As you follow your local guide, you will get great insight into the city's history and culture. Experience old Lisbon by walking around the Moorish Alfama neighborhood (the city’s oldest quarter) and taking a trip on one of Lisbon's vintage trams. Admire the Eden Theatre, Sé de Lisboa cathedral and the cafes and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighborhood. Numbers are limited to 20 people on this guided walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Small-group guided walking tour of Lisbon (limited to 20 people)
  • Visit Sé de Lisboa cathedral, the Eden Theatre, Foz Palace and Rossio Central Station
  • Walk around Lisbon's oldest district, Alfama, and the elegant Chiado neighborhood
  • Enjoy a short trip aboard one of the oldest trams in Lisbon
  • Learn about Fado (a type of music) and the city's history and culture

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What You Can Expect

Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

Your first stop on your guided walking tour of Lisbon is Rossio Square, the heart of the old and new Lisbon. The square was built in the 19th century and is paved with typical Portuguese cobblestones in the shape of waves. Next, visit Restauradores Square, where an obelisk stands tall, commemorating Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.

From here, admire Liberdade Avenue, the Eden Theatre (one of the best examples of Portuguese Art Deco), and the 18th-century Foz Palace. Marvel at the intricate Neo-Manueline architecture of Rossio Central Station, which connects the city to Sintra through a 1.61-mile-long (2.6 km) tunnel and is considered to be one of the most important engineering works of Portugal from the 19th century.

Next, learn about the Carnation Revolution as you visit beautiful Carmo Square, the very place where Portugal’s old dictatorial regime fell in 1974 after 48 years and where the Carmelite's Carmo Convent is located. Then walk through the elegant Chiado neighborhood, with its old cafés, boutiques, theaters and bookstores. Spend some time in this aristocratic quarter, one of the most interesting pedestrian areas in Lisbon, before enjoying a short trip on one of Lisbon’s vintage trams (fare included).

When you get off the tram, wander through the small squares, twisting streets and blind alleys where the roofs almost touch each other of Alfama, a Moorish neighborhood and the oldest district in Lisbon. This is the birthplace of Fado, Portugal's own musical genre. Learn about this type of music as you pass the Fado Museum and some hidden Fado restaurants.

Then admire the beauty of Sé de Lisboa cathedral, the city’s oldest church. End your tour in Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), one of Europe’s largest squares that was for centuries a reception hall for visitors arriving by sea.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

good tour nice friendly guide full of info made our visit worthwhile
thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The guide was well know with the city and told us a lot of nice details. It was great to walk through Lissabon with this guide.

keyko
Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and personable.
We saw a lot of Lisbon..a great way to start our stay!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Sophia was great! We really enjoyed the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My daughter and I thought this was an excellent tour. We went on our first morning in Lisbon and it gave us a good introduction to the city as well as a chance to orientate ourselves. Sophie, our guide, was delightful. She gave just enough information about each location and did not hurry us at each stopping point.
We also enjoyed the variety of the tour, walking, chatting,sampling the local pastries and wines.A small group meant we were also able to chat to our fellow travellers
Definitely recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent guide and the walking tour is very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nuestra Guia, Dora, fue fantastica, mas que conocer la ciudad y sus historias fue muy amable y atenta con todos en el grupo, fue una maravillosa manana paseando por Lisboa y conociendo esta Hermosa ciudad, si es tu primera vez en Lisboa, este tour es muy recomendado, 100 puntos para Dora

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide Rita, was fantastic. Great knowledge of lisbon, interesting and fun. We covered so much area, but didnt feel tired or a fast pace. Very enjoyable pace, stopping frequesntly to take photos and hear explanatiins. Stopped for 2 food tastings - YUM. Nearly robbed by pick pockets-be aware!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great. Our guide was knowledgeable, attentive, very helpful with recommendations for the rest of our stay in Portugal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a short time in Lisbon and wanted to get to know the city in a short time. This tour was marvelous and I would have no hesitation in recommending it. It was made particularly better by the tour guide, Tiago Neiva. He was simply the best guide, his knowledge and expertise excellent, his English speaking skills very good and his efforts to ensure that we got the most out of the tour were very well appreciated by all of us.

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