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Stroll Lisbon’s historic cobblestone streets filled with intrigue and culture during this Lisbon guided walking tour. Walk the city’s oldest quarter, the Moorish Alfama neighborhood, and ride Lisbon’s traditional tram through popular inner-city hills. This Lisbon walking tour is exceptional for first-time visitors who want to experience rich culture like the Sé de Lisboa cathedral, Eden Theatre and the famed Chiado neighborhood. Plus you will stroll to the city’s best cafes and boutiques with your expert guide showing you local ‘Lisboa.’

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

Meet your group and expert local guide at Rossio Square for your Lisbon guided walking tour. After a brief introduction, learn how this 19th century historical square was built with typical calcada Portuguesa 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 and the Eden Theatre. Nearby, visit the Rossio Central Station and listen as a train heads into the 1.61-mile (2.6 km) 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. Shortly thereafter, rendezvous with your guide for a fun ride on Lisbon’s classic tram.

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 the 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.

Customer Reviews

Jack S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great walk through Lisbon. Great guide. Highly recommended.

Angela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Sofia was so so great!!! She answered all my questions and had such knowledge of the area. She gave me great recommendations of all the things I wanted to do and great tour all around...do this when you first get to Lisbon and you will have the best trip!!!

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great introduction to Lisbon places, views, buildings, monuments and history. Oh and the tram ride, no queueing and first on the tram with window seats. Only 5 on the tour. We got on well together thanks to our guide Tiago who made the tour fun as well as informative.
Recommended for first time visitors.

Kathy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous tour.....Most historically informative. Our guide was super!!!! Be ready to walk....A lot!!! Many, many steps up and down......nothing flat in Lisbon. Highly recommend this guided walking tour!

Desiree L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Hedler was very nice and knowledgeable. He was patient , answered all our questions. We had a great time.

Kathleen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, great tour guide! Wish I could have done it as soon as I arrived in Lisbon but no openings.
The guide was very interesting and fun. I learned so much, and enjoyed it immensely. Highly recommend it.

aicha.diallo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was EXCELLENT!! Our tour guide Tiego was fantastic!

Kristin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was very knowledgeable of the historical events around Lisbon. She was very kind and willing to answer questions. Would recommend to a friend!

Olga W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely made up, we have booked it for day 1 and couldn't be more happy that we did it. Lots of useful information, tips and advises, Rebecca was great, very patient with us as we were one small but needy group. : Thank you!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide and the tour were above my expectations A small group 4 and a new Mercedes van

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