Lisbon Guided Walking Tour
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Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Lisbon Guided Walking Tour
Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour takes you to the major sites of central Lisbon. As you follow your local guide, you will get great insight into the city's history and culture. Experience old Lisbon by walking around the Moorish Alfama neighborhood (the city’s oldest quarter) and taking a trip on one of Lisbon's vintage trams. Admire the Eden Theatre, Sé de Lisboa cathedral and the cafes and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighborhood. Numbers are limited to 20 people on this guided walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
What You Can Expect
Your first stop on your guided walking tour of Lisbon is Rossio Square, the heart of the old and new Lisbon. The square was built in the 19th century and is paved with typical Portuguese cobblestones in the shape of waves. Next, visit Restauradores Square, where an obelisk stands tall, commemorating Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.
From here, admire Liberdade Avenue, the Eden Theatre (one of the best examples of Portuguese Art Deco), and the 18th-century Foz Palace. Marvel at the intricate Neo-Manueline architecture of Rossio Central Station, which connects the city to Sintra through a 1.61-mile-long (2.6 km) tunnel and is considered to be one of the most important engineering works of Portugal from the 19th century.
Next, learn about the Carnation Revolution as you visit beautiful Carmo Square, the very place where Portugal’s old dictatorial regime fell in 1974 after 48 years and where the Carmelite's Carmo Convent is located. Then walk through the elegant Chiado neighborhood, with its old cafés, boutiques, theaters and bookstores. Spend some time in this aristocratic quarter, one of the most interesting pedestrian areas in Lisbon, before enjoying a short trip on one of Lisbon’s vintage trams (fare included).
When you get off the tram, wander through the small squares, twisting streets and blind alleys where the roofs almost touch each other of Alfama, a Moorish neighborhood and the oldest district in Lisbon. This is the birthplace of Fado, Portugal's own musical genre. Learn about this type of music as you pass the Fado Museum and some hidden Fado restaurants.
Then admire the beauty of Sé de Lisboa cathedral, the city’s oldest church. End your tour in Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), one of Europe’s largest squares that was for centuries a reception hall for visitors arriving by sea.
- Small-group tour
- Local guide
- Tram ticket
- Pastel de nata pastry
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry to museums and monuments
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Schedule and Pricing
Lisbon and Central Portugal
3 hours 30 minutes
Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square)
Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.
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Our guide Rita, was fantastic. Great knowledge of lisbon, interesting and fun. We covered so much area, but didnt feel tired or a fast pace. Very enjoyable pace, stopping frequesntly to take photos and hear explanatiins. Stopped for 2 food tastings - YUM. Nearly robbed by pick pockets-be aware!
The tour was great. Our guide was knowledgeable, attentive, very helpful with recommendations for the rest of our stay in Portugal.
We had a short time in Lisbon and wanted to get to know the city in a short time. This tour was marvelous and I would have no hesitation in recommending it. It was made particularly better by the tour guide, Tiago Neiva. He was simply the best guide, his knowledge and expertise excellent, his English speaking skills very good and his efforts to ensure that we got the most out of the tour were very well appreciated by all of us.
We loved this walking tour. Our tour guide Margarita was excellent. Food, drink, dessert and great information and views. What more could you ask for. Even though we are older she made sure to keep the walking pace something we could keep up with. Thank you Margarita.
This tour was amazing!
Excellent tour with a great guide.
This was a great way to get an overview of the old town portion of Lisbon. We then combined it with a food and wine tasting walking tour which covered a different section of the old town. The combination of the two gave us a real insight to how Lisbon developed over the centuries. In both cases, the guides were excellent and very knowledgeable.
We took three different walking tours during our week in Lisbon, making sure that they all encompassed different areas, or had different themes. This was the first of the three, and our first orientation to the city. Our tour guide Rita was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. The tour was conducted in English, and we walked at a comfortable pace, not too slow, not too fast. We stopped for some food tastings in different neighborhoods, we got a sense of the city and how to get around most efficiently to see what we were most interested in, and we had the feeling of meeting new friends. I highly recommend this tour, and this tour guide! Thank you, Rita!
Excellent tour guides, very informative, good pace to see the attractions. Would highly recommend.
Excellent guide and a fun tour. A great way to learn about Lisbon and to get the general lay of the land. We took this tour on our first day and it helped us getting around and enjoying the city for the rest of our time in Lisbon. Well worth the price and highly recommended. Many thanks to Rita our tour guide.
Very good! Marta, our guide, was very knowledgeable and professional!
An excellent tour. The Guide gave many good tips on good local restaurants ways around the city.
This walking tour was great, our guide was lovely and very knowledgable .
Excellent tour with Sofia, and colleagues. Defiantly reccommend
I would recommend this tour, we thoroughly enjoyed it and the tour guide was excellent.
Excellent way to see Lisbon. Guide was fab.
We really enjoyed our trip and would recommend it as a must for anyone's first day in Lisbon!
Tour guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful! Great way to start touring Lisbon.
Awesome tour guide!! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful. Great way to start tour of Lisbon.
Tour guide Andre was engaging, very friendly and knowledgable. Small group so lots of opportunities to ask questions. Tastings were a lovely surprise not to mention delicious! Would recommend tour as a good overview of the city. Andre offered local tips and recommend places to explore at the end!
Our tour guide Sofia was outstanding. Full of knowledge of both the history of the city as well as the various neighborhoods. She was very friendly and spoke excellent English. She also introduced us to Ginjinha which was quite a treat. This should be the first thing every visitor's to Lisbon should do.
Walking tour was fantastic! There were only two of us, so it was like a private tour. Ines, the tour guide was great - very knowledegable and a good sense of humour. The 3 tasting stops along the way added to the experience. Highly recommend this tour.
Joana knows this city. With her history degree, she knows the history of Lisbon and Portgual well.