Baixa (Lower Town) Tours

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Rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, the Baixa is the lower town, nestled between the hills of Alfama, Chiado and Bairro Alto. Its wide avenues and pedestrianized Rua Augusta are a great place to shop and have coffee, before you emerge into the huge square Praça do Comércio with its handy tram and bus connections and view of the water.

The area's highlight is the Elevador de Santa Justa. This imposing wrought-iron lift offers an easy ride up to the Bairro Alto, plus a rooftop cafe with views to die for. Built in 1902 by Gustave Eiffel follower Raul Mésnier du Ponsard, the lift has more than a passing resemblance to the Eiffel Tower. Avoid the touristy umbrella-topped cafes below and save your coffee break for this still touristy but far more elegant architectural gem. Time your visit to enjoy a drink at sunset.

Practical Info

Catch the tram or bus to Praça do Comércio and wander into the lower town, or head down from the metro stations Rossio or Baixa/Chiado.

Location
Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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Hours: Shopping hours are all 9am - 7pm Mon - Sat, closed from 1pm - 3pm and Sundays
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Admission: Free
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Lisbon in One Day Historic Private Tour

Explore the historical attractions of Lisbon on a private tour that introduces you to neighborhoods like Alfama and Castelo. Check out some of the best city views, enjoy a tasting of a custard tart (a local favorite) and see sites like Lisbon Cathedral, Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. You’ll enjoy a more personalized experience on a tour with a private guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$58.00 USD
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The Secrets of Lisbon's Baixa and Principe Real

This short Secret Trail to discover one of Lisbon’s most charming and historic neighbourhoods Barro Alto, Principe Real and hipster Baixa is an urban adventure where you solve 8 clues via our web app, simply using your unique link (which you receive via text message after payment) in your smartphone’s browser. The trail takes you exploring Baixa, Barro Alto and Principe Real and its hidden gems, and lesser-known places as you search for answers to our clues. For each correct answer, we share some fun and historic stories and recommend (some of) our favourite bars and cafes along the way!
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hrs
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Lisbon Full Day Small-Group Tour: The Most Complete Lisbon City Tour

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  • Duration: 8 hours
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4-Hour Semi-Private Lisbon City Tour

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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lisbon and Sintra Small-Group Tour with Pena Palace and Monastery of Jeronimos

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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Lisbon 2-Hour Private Segway Cultural Tour with Local Guide

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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Lisbon bike and SUP Tour

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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half Day Private Tour of Lisbon - Heritage and Modernity

Discover the magic of Lisbon during this private 4.5-hour tour with a local guide. After being picked up at your hotel you’ll travel to the central areas of the Baixa District, Restauradores and Rossio squares as well as the gorgeous Cathedral of Lisbon. Wander inside the city’s ancient castle and explore the historic Moorish quarter. You’ll also have the chance to visit the famous Monument to the Discoveries, the Tower of Belém, Eduardo VII Park and the Terreiro do Paço Square. This private tour is customizable to suit your own preferences, and you can chose from a morning or afternoon experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Lisbon Small-Group Walking Tour

Explore three of Lisbon’s most fascinating neighborhoods on a half-day, small-group walking tour. You’ll admire museums, theaters and pastel-colored buildings in Chiada; see elegant mansions and monumental squares such as Praça do Comércio in the Baixa district; and delve into Lisbon’s ancient history in the Alfama district. See, too, the medieval Castle of São Jorge and admire panoramic city vistas from the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Throughout this small-group tour — limited to 10 people — you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Explore Lisbon’s top sights then go sightseeing and wine tasting in Arrábida on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), Monastery of St Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) and Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) in Belem, then check out the Alfama district, Praça do Comércio in Baixa, and Rossio Square. Head out to discover the charming villages of Sesimbra, Azeitão and Setúbal, and enjoy a wine tasting in Azeitão that features a regional favorite, Moscatel de Setúbal.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private walking tour of Lisbon

Enjoy this 3 hour private walking tour with your own professional tour guide. Your guide will take you to the most important locations in Lisbon for this private walking tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lisbon: Iconic Neighbourhoods Walking Tour

If you’re short on time in Lisbon, this is the ideal tour to cover a lot of areas in one day. By traveling with a guide, you’ll get fascinating commentary about Lisbon’s history, and you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Visit Baixa, Praça Dom Pedro IV Square, Chiado, and Bairro Alto with a small group, and learn about their highlights.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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The Secrets of Lisbon's Historic Neighbourhoods

Discover some of Lisbon’s historic hidden gems on this fun, self-guided tour. Set your own pace and follow the games and activities to help you discover Lisbon’s history in the districts of Alfama, Baixa-Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Principe Real. Solve 15 clues throughout the walking tour and learn about the histories, stories, and legends of each place.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private full day city tour of Lisbon with driver and separate guide

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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Explore Lisbon’s top sites with the personal service of a private guide and a chauffeur on a half-day tour that’s tailored to your group. From the river-side UNESCO sites in Belem to the Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George’s Castle), you’ll travel from place to place in a private car that ensures comfortable sightseeing in any weather.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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