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.
Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.
German Activities Terms & Conditions
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Our guide was Sofia. She is excellent. We saw so many places on this walking tour, gave us some good pieces of advice where to eat, how to get to certain places. We also crossed the river Tagu by ferry boat, and had a good seafood lunch on the other side of the city. In the middle of the trip we all felt as we had met before, and hugged at the end of it.
good tour nice friendly guide full of info made our visit worthwhile
The guide was well know with the city and told us a lot of nice details. It was great to walk through Lissabon with this guide.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and personable.
We saw a lot of Lisbon..a great way to start our stay!
My daughter and I thought this was an excellent tour. We went on our first morning in Lisbon and it gave us a good introduction to the city as well as a chance to orientate ourselves. Sophie, our guide, was delightful. She gave just enough information about each location and did not hurry us at each stopping point.
We also enjoyed the variety of the tour, walking, chatting,sampling the local pastries and wines.A small group meant we were also able to chat to our fellow travellers
Sophia was great! We really enjoyed the tour!
JOSÉ CARLOS L
Excellent guide and the walking tour is very good
Nuestra Guia, Dora, fue fantastica, mas que conocer la ciudad y sus historias fue muy amable y atenta con todos en el grupo, fue una maravillosa manana paseando por Lisboa y conociendo esta Hermosa ciudad, si es tu primera vez en Lisboa, este tour es muy recomendado, 100 puntos para Dora
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.