- Visit Alfama and Mouraria, two of Lisbon's oldest and most traditional districts
- See the colorful flea market, St George Castle and Portugal's National Pantheon
- Take a ride on one of Lisbon's vintage trams (ticket included)
- Enjoy the best views of the city from a lesser-known lookout
- Small-group walking tour limited to 15 people for a more personalized experience
What You Can Expect
As you walk through the picturesque Martim Moniz Square, discover the tale of Martim Moniz, a knight that became the hero of the Portuguese siege of Lisbon when he participated in the Christian invasion. Then head to Our Lady of the Hill (Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte) viewpoint, where you’ll be one of the privileged few to see the beauty of Lisbon from this 328-foot-high (100 meters) lookout. This viewpoint is somewhat forgotten, and many Lisboners don’t even know it exists! Enter the Chapel of Our Lady to see the story of St Gen’s Chair, a Roman marble chair.
Next, admire the magnificence of Portugal’s Baroque years as you walk pass the National Pantheon and the beautiful St Vincent Church. Visit St George Castle (Castelo de São Jorge) and the citadel of Santa Cruz and imagine being there in 1147, when the Portuguese and their allies took the city from the Moors.
Visit the ruins of the Roman Theatre, still being excavated, and visit the Roman Theatre Museum, housed in a 17th-century building. Wander around Feira da Ladra, Lisbon’s flea market, before ending your tour in Campo das Cebolas. Here you can see the House of the Spikes (Casa dos Bicos), a 16th-century palace designed by Manueline architect Francisco de Arruda and one of only three buildings of its kind in Europe.
Not the main historic sites (easy to find yourself) but a look at a large part of the old city and how it has changed and is changing. Very interesting, visited several viewpoints- including the less well known, the Castle , flea market and Alfama district. 4 hours in total - with coffee and cake breaks. Great value insight
Paulo was a fantastic guide. His passion for the city embraced us in this tour. It opened our hearts and minds to love Lisbon even more. Highly recommended.