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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
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Private Tour: Lisbon and Sintra Sightseeing Tour by Convertible Beetle

Hop in a restored convertible VW Beetle with your friends or family and explore Lisbon in style! On this private tour of Portugal’s capital, your private driver will take you to famous landmarks like the Sé de Lisboa Cathedral and Castelo de São Jorge. Explore Lisbon's diverse districts like Alfama, Baixa and Graça and admire the picturesque scenery. Upgrade to the full-day tour to include a tour of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town.


  • Private sightseeing tour of Lisbon by convertible Beetle
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along coastal streets with your private guide and family or friends
  • Visit Lisbon's famous sites like Sé de Lisboa Cathedral, Castelo de São Jorge and the Tagus River
  • Drive through Lisbon's diverse districts like Alfama, Baixa and Graça
  • Upgrade your private tour to visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Lisbon and Sintra Sightseeing Tour by Convertible Beetle

Private Tour: Lisbon and Sintra Sightseeing Tour by Convertible Beetle

This private 3-hour tour provides you with an exclusive way to see the best sights of Lisbon! Ride in an old convertible VW Beetle and explore Portugal’s capital with your private guide and family or friends. After pickup from your hotel, your driver will take you to Lisbon’s highlights including the districts of Alfama, Graça, Belém, Chiado and Bairro Alto.

Stop at famous monuments like the Roman Catholic Sé de Lisboa Cathedral, the hilltop Castelo de São Jorge and Praça do Comércio, a square in Baixa. The city has been reconstructed several times due to destructive earthquakes, so the city shows a mix of architectural highlights in almost every building.

Upgrade to a full-day tour:
Upgrade to a full-day (8-hour) journey to include not only the best and most stunning sights of Lisbon but also the glorious city of Sintra. After your morning Lisbon sightseeing tour, travel along the Tagus River and drive through the coastal city of Estoril. Head north to Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point of Europe – enjoy your “A la carte” lunch in a very traditional Portuguese restaurant (own expense). You may taste sample local delicacies such as chorizo, cheese, pastries and some of the finest local wines

After lunch, continue into the greater Sintra area and see how craft work and nature fit perfectly together in buildings like the exotic, Arabesque Monserrate Estate and the well-preserved medieval Sintra National Palace, which both blend perfectly with the landscape. the ancient city of Sintra, a beautiful town filled with royal retreats and castles from the 8th and 9th centuries. You’ll return to Lisbon in the late afternoon.

Throughout your tour, taste local wines, liquors and traditional Lisbon cakes, for a more complete Portuguese experience!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was JUST a lot of fun. The guide was excellent. We actually had people taking photos of us as we were travelling through the city and around. Highly recommended!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We did this tour on our second day in Lisbon and it's a great and fun way to see the city. Our drivers Luis and Joao turned up bang on time at our apartment in funky pink and purple restored VW's and we set off on a tour of the city which lasted 4 hours. The drivers were very accommodating and stopped wherever we wanted whilst also telling us about the history and sites that are worth a visit. It was great fun and the cars certainly raised interest around town with people waving at us along the way. If you want something a bit different from the regular tours you should definitely do this. Thanks Luis and Joao for a fun afternoon!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We absolutely loved our tour and our guide Luis. We did the full-day tour and we were picked up right outside our flat rental in Lisboa. We started in Sintra and then drove along the coast to Cascais and Belém. Luis made sure we understood where we were going and always asked if there was something else we preferred to see instead. We trusted his recommendations and we weren't disappointed! We had a choice of places to have lunch, we opted for the traditional Portuguese style restaurant and it was delicious! We ended the tour with some porto wine and pasteis de Belém yum! in the park near the Torre de Belém. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if it's your first time to Lisboa.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great. It felt like we were led around the city by a friend. Sintra was beautiful and the drive along the coast was impressive. The day we went on our tour it was a little cold. Fortunately our driver packed a blanket it and it made the weather more tolerable. Overall a great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had such a great morning , only problem was finding the shop as we were not told they would meet us at the boat .
Worth spending the money on this tour and our guide was fantastic Roué was extremely helpful and his knowledge of Portuguese history was very good .
Thank you for making our first visit to Lisbon such a memorable one .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was our first tour me and my husband ever booked, and also our first time in Lisbon. We unfortunately did not have cell phone or internet service and couldn't have the driver contact us or vice versa. After a little confusion on the pick up area we finally met Igor who had such a warm demeanor even after all the confusion. The mix up caused a half hour delay in our tour, but Igor went above and beyond to accommodate us, and what we wanted to see on the tour. He asked what was our points of interest to see while in Lisbon and we expressed that we trusted his judgement and off we went for the ride in a beetle with much style! He took us to SIntra which was such a treat! Upon it already being a beautiful day for a convertible ride in our beetle, we were also able to really soak in the beauty of SIntra and its picturesque landscape it has to offer. Igor took us around Sintra and we able to look at some beautiful view points and as well see the castle and palaces surrounding the city. We stopped to have a pastry and drink then off we went to do more exploring around Caxias and Cascais and surrounding areas. The drive all around the city of Sintra and Lisbon from Igor was something me and my husband will never forget. The ride along the beach and breathtaking views all over Lisbon with the glass of Port overlooking the most Western tip of Europe was so memorable. We had such a good time that we didn't even feel like we had a tour guide, but yet a new friend we spent the afternoon with. Thanks Igor for really indulging us into the culture and beauty of Portugal. We plan to return soon!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great tour and the guide was awesome and even looked up lots of information we just casually asked Viator about. The weather was poor but he found other places to go and see and was full of knowledge. Wonderful experience. Barbara Lifshen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great way to see Lisbon and surrounding in a day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

My husband and I had an incredible time soaking in as much of Lisbon as possible as we possibly could during a 12 hour stop over before our one year anniversary trip to Spain. We loved our driver Miguel. He spoke great English, was very friendly, interesting and knowledgeable and greeted us with an anniversary gift from his artist girlfriend upon our arrival which was extremely thoughtful. He took us on an amazing tour of the coast and took us to Quinta da Regaleira, a must-see estate located near the historic center of Sintra (a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), and then on to his favorite "locals" place for an authentic Portoguese homemade lunch which stared out the pictureque Mediterranean and the lighthouse which is the Western most point in Europe. I wish we could see every European city this way. The only downside was that the car we rode in (I think it was a '69 VW Beetle) really needed new brake pads. The car squealed a lot which was a little painful on the ears but a small price to pay for the most incredible day ever. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I had a great time during my Private Tour in Lisbon and Sintra. Hugo was a very good company and very professional, he took me to wonderful places to see, we had lunch in a beautiful place by the sea and the weather was perfect. It is worth taking the car to get to see these amazing places since there is hardly any other possibility to reach them.

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