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Things to do in Alcântara, Lisbon

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Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

1. Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

2. Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals on a guided walking tour. Built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots, explore the city with a local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Begin the tour in the 5-centuries-old Bairro Alto, where you’ll learn about the evolution of the city. After the earthquake of 1755 this space attracted families from the Baixa and Bairro districts, who began the process of renewal. Pass by the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy views of Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the San Roque Church built by the Jesuits. Admire its austere façade, and the gilding, tiles, and paintings inside that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque styles. Head down the hill to the Carmo convent and church, fine examples of the city’s Gothic architecture. This is a site of historical importance as it was here that the Carnation Revolution began in 1974, putting an end to nearly 5 decades of dictatorship. A little further on, arrive at the Santa Justa elevator, an imposing monument built in the Gothic Revival style, that provides one of the best viewpoints in the city. See a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city. After a short break, take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol, see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Explore Alfama, one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. End the tour at Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1150, 3 years after the city was taken back from the Moors. Over time it has been subject to various architectural changes, becoming a mixture of different styles.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour by E-Bike

3. Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour by E-Bike

Discover the beauty of Lisbon and explore the city's highest points comfortably with an e-bike. Begin your cycling tour after a short briefing and cycle towards the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara, passing the Portuguese Parliament. Continue along the Avenida da Liberdade and take a look at the finest and most expensive shops in Lisbon. Afterwards, discover the area around the Castelo de São Jorge and enjoy a fantastic view of the city from the famous Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Drive down towards the historic Alfama Quarter and finally reach the starting point of the tour at Handelsplatz.

Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

4. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River with a live commentary from the crew. Discover the city’s beautiful waterfront scenery on a sailboat while admiring numerous historical monuments and iconic landmarks along the way.  Be greeted by your skipper, who will help you settle comfortably into the sailing boat at the loading pier. Toast with a welcome drink and set off to discover Lisbon's waterways, first passing the triumphant Monument to the Discoveries. Glide under the grandiose 25 of April Bridge and look up to catch a glimpse of the Cristo-Rei Statue looking out onto the waters. As you take in the stunning sights of buildings, bridges, and ships, listen to the crew tell you some curiosities and fun facts about the places you are passing by.  Continue aboard your Lisbon boat tour to the historical city center, where you will get incredible views of Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, and the emblematic Castle of Sao Jorge, sitting atop Lisbon's highest peak.  To round off your Lisbon cruise, catch an up-close glimpse of the unique serpentine-like architecture of the MAAT Museum and the iconic Belém Tower. If you have chosen the relevant option, you will also experience the city lit up at golden hour, followed by a beautiful sunset.

Lisbon: Private Tuk Tuk Tour Christ the King & Abril Bridge

5. Lisbon: Private Tuk Tuk Tour Christ the King & Abril Bridge

The tour starts in Lisbon center from there it goes towards Alcantara a quarter of Lisbon. Then it goes over the popular bridge that looks like the one in San Francisco. You can take breathtaking pictures from the bridge. After that you will visit the Christian statue. Price includes. From there, the guide will take you to a place where tourists are rare. An old winery that is burned with a lot of street art today. At the end you will cross the bridge back to Lisbon. Let your city guide inspire you and enjoy an unforgettable moment.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Historical Tour

6. Lisbon: 3-Hour Historical Tour

Explore Lisbon, the "City of Light" and "Queen of the Sea", on a 3-hour narrated walking tour. Begin the tour by the Church of Saint Roch and then proceed with your guide to explore some of the main historical neighborhoods of Lisbon. Next on the list are Bairro Alto, Chiado and Baixa, where you will have the opportunity to visit attractions like the Carmo Square, the Santa Justa Elevator and the world’s oldest bookstore. We will also discuss a variety of topics ranging from current events in Portugal to rich culinary traditions and much more. This tour is conducted by a certified local guide whose mission is to inform travelers what they need to know to enhance their stay in Lisbon, and to promote Portugal's culture and heritage. From recommendations of things to do in the city, to insider advice on public transportation, to other areas you would want to visit on your stay, feel free to ask your guide anything.

Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

7. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument to the Discoveries. Visit areas of Lisbon less known among tourists such as the Estrela quarter with its Basilica. Lunchtime is also planned at one of Lisbon's local markets, away from tourist crowds.

Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

8. Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

Lisbon: New Year's Eve Tagus River Cruise with Open Bar

9. Lisbon: New Year's Eve Tagus River Cruise with Open Bar

Celebrate New Years in style on an evening cruise on the Tagus River. Float by some of Lisbon's most popular highlights, help yourself to an open bar, and enjoy a fireworks show as you watch the city lights and sights go by. Set sail from the dock in Alcântara on this New Year’s Eve cruise. Pass some of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, taking in views of historic buildings illuminated after dark. Relax while enjoying sparkling wine, beer, and sangria from the open bar. Head to Terreiro do Paço, where the real fun begins. When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll be right out in front for the fireworks display. As the music plays, toast to the new year with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. When the fireworks show finishes, sail back to the dock in Alcântara.

Lisbon: Street Art and Historical Walking Tour

10. Lisbon: Street Art and Historical Walking Tour

Get stunning views of Lisbon from the Miradouro da Graça, and then embark on a street art walking tour to see works by local and international urban artists, such as Vhils, Nomen, Odeith, and MAR. Proceed towards the east side of the city to discover where some of the best lookouts are located, such as the Miradouro Portas do Sol. Marvel at the impressive São Jorge Castle, and learn more about the cultural heritage of the city. Venture off the beaten path to discover the hidden treasures of districts such as Alfama and Mouraria. Learn more about life in the city and what to see and do from your licensed local guide.

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What people are saying about Alcântara, Lisbon

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based on 6,438 reviews

Fantastic tour. Sofia was knowledgeable, courteous, thoughtful and an overall wonderful person. Almost a personal tour with a lot of historical context provided. This is a highly recommended tour.

Best boat trip ever, I really recommend it Out providers were reallyyyy friendly and kind

The guide was very knowledgeable and went at a good pace. Would definitely recommend.

Great way to see the city and live through the various historical monuments

Great tour and very knowlegable guide. Perfect to discover the city