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Overview

Stroll Lisbon’s historic cobblestone streets filled with intrigue and culture during this Lisbon guided walking tour. Walk the city’s oldest quarter, Moorish Alfama and art deco-style Chiado districts. This Lisbon walking tour is exceptional for first-time visitors who want to experience rich culture and see landmarks like the Sé Cathedral and Commerce Square. Plus, stroll to the city’s best cafes and boutiques with your expert guide showing you local ‘Lisboa.’
  • Small-group guided walking tour of Lisbon (limited to 20 people)
  • Visit Sé Cathedral, Commerce Square, and Rossio Central Station
  • Walk around Lisbon's oldest district, Alfama, and the elegant Chiado neighborhood
  • Learn about Fado (a type of music) and the city's history and culture
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Departure Point

Praça Dom Pedro IV, 1100 Lisboa, Portugal

Departure Point: Rossio square, Lisbon Directions: Meet by the statue of D. Pedro IV at the center of the square Return point: Comércio Square

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Praça do Comércio, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
Meet your group and expert local guide in central Lisbon for a guided walking tour. After a brief introduction, learn how this 19th-century historical square was built with typical Portuguese stones to resemble waves of the nearby ocean. From here, follow your guide to Restauradores Square and see an obelisk rise towards the sky, exemplifying Portugal’s ascent to independence from Spain in 1640.

Continue your Lisbon city walk to Liberdade Avenue, where you can observe Portuguese art deco architecture like the 18th-century Foz Palace. Nearby, visit the Rossio Central Station and listen as a train heads into the tunnel towards Sintra. Hear how this 19th-century engineering marvel was built and stands as one of Portugal’s most impressive accomplishments.

Next, head to historic Carmo Square, home of the 1974 Carnation Revolution. Here, learn how Portugal’s previous dictatorial regime collapsed after a 48-year rule. Stroll onward to reach the charming Chiado neighborhood full of boutiques, theaters, bookstores, and vintage cafés. Explore this chic quarter while stopping for a coffee (own expense) or popping into a store for a peruse the souvenirs.

Hop off at Alfama, an old quarter, known for its Moorish heritage and the establishment of Fado. Learn about Portugal’s melancholic music as you walk by Fado restaurants tucked in between alleys and winding streets.

Finally, arrive at Lisbon’s oldest cathedral, Sé de Lisboa. Snap some beautiful photos and then walk to your last stop, the majestic Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio). Hear how the reception hall was used to welcome travelers arriving from the Atlantic, before your tour concludes and you continue exploring on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rossio Square
Rossio Square or Praça do Rossio, officially called Praça D. Pedro IV, is Lisbon’s nerve centre. The square is situated in the city’s Baixa neighborhood.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Avenida da Liberdade
The most expensive and fancy avenue in Lisbon.
Stop At:  
Praca dos Restauradores
The square is dedicated to the restoration of the independence of Portugal in 1640, after 60 years of Spanish domination. The obelisk in the middle of the square, inaugurated in 1886, carries the names and dates of the battles fought during the Portuguese Restoration War, in 1640.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina)
Church located on São Domingos square.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiado
One of the most emblematic quarters of Lisbon.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rua Augusta
One of the main streets in the city center in Lisbon
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Se de Lisboa
The Lisbon Cathedral, often called of Sé, is a Roman Catholic church located in Lisbon. The oldest church in the city. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes. It is nowadays a mix of different architectural styles. It has been classified as a National Monument since 1910.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alfama
One of the oldest neighborhoods of Lisbon. Well know for Fado music
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Monument to King Jose I
Jose I , "The Reformer", was the King of Portugal from 31 July 1750 until his death. Among other activities, Joseph was devoted to hunting and the opera. Indeed, he assembled one of the greatest collections of operatic scores in Europe.
Stop At:  
Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
The Praça do Comércio - Commerce square is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated near the Tagus river, the square is still commonly known as Terreiro do Paço because it was the location of the Paços da Ribeira (Royal Ribeira Palace) until it was destroyed by the great 1755 Lisbon earthquake. After the earthquake, the square was completely remodeled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Inside Lisbon
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear comforable shoes as you walk for over three hours and Lisbon is a VERY hilly city." See review
  • "It was short only three hours but certainly worth the price" See review
  • "Several areas of steep upward walking might prove difficult for some individuals." See review

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Great experience!
Mirosaw_W
, Oct 2021
Great experience! Our guide Richard was very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor. Highly recommend.
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Amazing
Klaudia_S
, Oct 2021
The tour guide was absolutely amazing! She made the tour so personal and showed us all the gems of Lisboa. She was very knowledgable and kind.
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Great tour
Alejandra_R
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Beatriz was exceptional. She knew all the hidden gems around Lisbon and shared incredible historical knowledge. I learned so much and enjoyed walking all over with her and the rest of the group. Nothing compares to a tour with insights you could never dream of knowing if you walked Lisbon by yourself. Highly recommend and if you can get Beatriz as your tour guide, even better!
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Excellent tour
Vanessa_C
, Oct 2021
Joana was excellent. Very enthusiastic and informative. Excellent knowledge. Lovely little tapa in the alfama district.
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Our guide Joanna had a...
Meri_H
, Oct 2021
Our guide Joanna had a lovely bubbly personality and told great stories about the way of life in Lisbon.
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Lovely tour
Anders_P
, Sep 2021
Great tour and Lucy a fantastic guide with great stories. Highly recommended. Showed some less known parts
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Good walking tour
Aj_V
, Sep 2021
Great walking tour, very informative and interesting. Learnt a lot about the history of Lisbon. Ana Luísa is a very engaging tour guide.
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Solo in Lisbon
Sabitha_C
, Sep 2021
Our guide Joanna was amazing. She is witty and explained the history of the country and all the historical sites. 4 hours passed by very quickly. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Guide helps you to really see Lisbon and find your way around town!
Evelien_P
, Sep 2021
Our guide was very enthousiastic and made the tour interactive by inviting us the ask questions. She had a lot of knowlodge about the history of Lisbon. She should us the way trough the different area's and showed us smart short cuts in town. I also enjoyed the tasting.
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Lisbon walking tour
Michael
, Sep 2021
My brother and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Joana. She was extremely well educated in all topics relating to Portugal past and present. The tour is relaxed, engaging and informative. A final plus was recommendations for food and drink. In particular the Casa da India was exactly what we were looking for!
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