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Baixa de Lisboa

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Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

1. Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

Explore the romantic avenues, old Moorish quarters, and Gothic monuments of Lisbon on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing bus tour. Have the freedom to stop at iconic locations like the Torre de Belém fortress or the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT). View tourist hotspots where most of Lisbon's monuments may be found by hopping aboard an open-topped, double-decker bus. Feel the breeze off the Tagus blowing through your hair as you travel along the leafy avenues from the old town center to historic Belem. Take in unobstructed views of museums, such as the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, the Tile Museum, and the Ancient Art Museum. Have the freedom to disembark and visit sights at your leisure. Gain free access to Carris Public Transport tramcars as well as discounts in select museums and monuments. Choose to check out some of Lisbon’s marvelous shopping centers or listen to music in a trendy Bairro Alto bar. Stops are located throughout the city as follows: 01 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 02 Restauradores 03 Marquês de Pombal 04 Av. José Malhoa Sul 05 Jardim Zoológico / Zoo 06 Praça de Espanha / Gulbenkian 07 El Corte Inglês 08 Parque Eduardo VII 09 Amoreiras Shopping 10 Basílica da Estrela 11 Torre de Belém 12 Padrão dos Descobrimentos 13 MAAT 14 Docas (Terminal Cruzeiros / Cruise Terminal) 15 Cais do Sodré 16 Rua do Comércio17 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square

Lisbon: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

2. Lisbon: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

Discover the sights of Lisbon from a new perspective on an amusing GPS tour. Get behind the wheel of a convertible with an advanced navigational system that provides friendly directions so you can relax as you cruise. Choose where you want to go and how long you want to stay. Roam freely according to your own itinerary or opt to follow a preset route built into the GPS. Below, the preset routes are outlined: Belém Tour – Green Route - Approximately 2-hours Belém is famous for being linked to the Discoveries history and the neighborhood will always be remembered and praised as the seaport of Portugal’s Golden Era. This tour takes you to: the National Museum of Ancient Art, the “Fundação Oriente”, “Cordoaria Nacional”, the Jerónimos Monastery, Champalimaud Foundation, the Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Electricity Museum, the MAAT, and the superb Comércio Square. Alfama Tour – Blue Route – Approximately 1-hour Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in town, known for its narrow and labyrinthine streets, colorful houses with irregular geometry, clothes drying on the windows and some of the most beautiful viewpoints of the capital.  This tour takes you to: Casa dos Bicos – José Saramago Foundation, the Fado Museum, the National Pantheon, the flea market area, the GraçaChurch and Convent, the Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia viewpoints and Lisbon Cathedral. Center Tour – Red Route – Approximately 1.5 hours This route takes you to downtown Lisbon. Baixa, located in the heart of the Portuguese capital, this is the most cosmopolitan neighborhood in the city, where tradition blends in with the boldness of modernity, an area full of commerce. This tour takes you to: Santa Justa lift, the Rossio Square, the Dona Maria II National Theatre, the Carmo Church and Convent, the Camões Square and S. Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, Príncipe Real Garden, the Amália Rodrigues House Museum and Cais do Sodré area along the riverside.

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

3. 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 by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

4. Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer on this private 2-hour electric tuk-tuk tour. Tuk-tuks are the perfect solution for touring the narrow streets of Lisbon and can accommodate up to 6 people. Discover the romance of the city as you visit the neighborhoods of Alfama, Graca, and Mouraria. Additionally, unveil the contemporary sides of the city with a visit to Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real, and Estrela. Let your guide share local history and stories of Lisbon throughout the tour. Lisbon is a city of seven hills, so you will break next to the best panoramas to capture the most gorgeous views. On this tour you will taste the famed local aperitif: ginginhai, a cherry liquor, while in the neighborhood of Alfama, an opportunity not be missed. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops, and restaurants. Visit the Portuguese Parlament and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Pastel de Nata Workshop at a Real Bakery near Lisbon

5. Pastel de Nata Workshop at a Real Bakery near Lisbon

Start the class with an introduction to the history of Pastel de Nata (custard tarts) as well as the family-run bakery where the workshop takes place. Afterwards, head to the kitchen to begin the class. Learn how to create the delicate pastry from your expert instructor. Make the custard from scratch and bake your creations inside a professional oven. Enjoy a collaborative team activity, rather than individual cooking stations. Create at least 3 tarts by hand, forming the dough and filling the custard inside the pastry. After the tarts are ready, enjoy the fruit of your labor with a comforting cup of coffee!

Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

6. Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

Discover all areas of Lisbon with a combined bus, boat and tram ticket, and get access to the public transport system along the way. Explore the city’s monuments and museums in myriad neighborhoods on 2 different double-decker, audio-guided bus tours, a Yellow Boat tour, and a tour by historical tram. Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. Travel back to the “Age of Discoveries” in Belém and Ajuda, and meander around the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. Take a ride on Lisbon’s oldest mode of transport and climb aboard a tram to the Castelo São Jorge. Travel through historic areas such as Mouraria and Graça. Pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge and on to Belém aboard the Yellow Boat. See monuments such as the Torre de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos from a different perspective. Head back to Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of Lisbon, and hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish.

Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

7. Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

As you weave through the historic neighborhoods of Baixa, Chiado, Bica, and Cais do Sodré, enjoy shops with histories that date back more than a century, iconic dishes prepared by the best of the best, and Portuguese pastries that are known the world over. Your expert guide will lead you through the complete Portuguese food experience. By the end, you’ll know exactly how to eat and drink like a local. Start off at an iconic pastry shop that’s been open for close to 200 years. Learn how to prepare coffee the Portuguese way as you enjoy yours with a selection of sweet and savory local pastries. Then, you can pay a visit to the oldest traditional-style grocery store in the city.  You’ll discover the importance of bacalhau (salt cod) in Portugal and sample melt-in-your-mouth acorn-fed Iberian ham. Before the next bite, visit one of Lisbon’s principal churches, where you’ll glimpse the city’s dark past. Next, you’ll be off to sample Lisbon’s famous cherry liqueur. This tiny, 180-year-old family-run shop is exactly where you need to try one of the city’s most locally-loved drinks. Stroll to one of Lisbon’s central squares where your guide will bring more of the city’s history to life. From the 18th-century earthquake to a fountain dating back to the same time, find out how history has shaped the city over the years. Then you’ll wander down to try what Anthony Bourdain considered the best Portuguese pork sandwich there is, prepared by those who have done it best for over 50 years. Continuing downhill through the hip and trendy neighborhood of Bica, you’ll arrive in one of the favorite watering holes of the Cais do Sodré neighborhood. Here you’ll sample expertly-prepared codfish and regional cheese and olives paired with local wine or beer. Wander over to the Instagram-worthy “pink street” to learn more about one of Portugal’s more interesting exports: canned fish. This staple of Portuguese cuisine will have you marveling at just how much flavor can be packed into a tin can. Lastly, no Lisbon food tour would be complete without sampling a pastel de nata, one of our famous custard tarts. You’ll get to try one at the original pastel de nata places in the city before the tour ends.

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

8. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

Navigate the hills of Lisbon with ease on a private 2.5-hour tour of the historic Alfama district and see sights such as the Sé Cathedral and National Pantheon.  Start with a practice session to make sure you feel confident on the 2-wheel personal transporter before you set off. Take in the picture postcard views from the Miradouro da Graça, and then journey through history to the multicultural neighborhood of Mouraria. Marvel at the small details of the city, such as hand-painted tiles, clothes hanging out to dry on lines and the Romanesque houses of the nobles. Discover iconic monuments as you glide along the narrow streets to arrive at the cosmopolitan Baixa district, full of traditional shops and cafés. Admire the luxury hotels of Avenida de Liberdade and take souvenir photos from the Portas do Sol viewpoint.

Lisbon: Food Tasting Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with 4 Stops

9. Lisbon: Food Tasting Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with 4 Stops

Wake up your taste buds on a food tasting tour of Lisbon. Cruise around the city in an electric tuk tuk, experiencing incredible views and even more incredible flavors along the way. Feel like a local in the city, learning about Lisbon’s history from the stories of your local guide. Take a scenic drive through Alfama, Graca, São Vicente, and Baixa, some of the cities’ oldest areas. Enjoy 4 different food tasting experiences along the way, making stops in some of the best places to grab traditional food and drink in Lisbon.

Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

10. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your Lisbon hotel in an eco-friendly tuk tuk that fits up to 6 people. Hop onboard and head off into this charming and colorful city for an epic four hour sightseeing adventure. Tuk tuks are the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city’s narrow streets, allowing you to access places you might have otherwise missed. Ride through some of Lisbon’s most emblematic districts, from Alfama to Mouraria, the Old Town to Chiado, the charming Belem, and the bohemian Bairro Alto. Along the way, soak up the differences between each of the districts and get a sense of local life and culture. Highlights of the tour include the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. There’s also time to enjoy a traditional Pasteis de Belém, the famous custard tart of which only the monks know the recipe. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation of Lisbon, its landmarks, locals, and culture.

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What people are saying about Baixa de Lisboa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,346 reviews

The experience was magnificent and breathtaking really. Souzi was great taking us to all the hidden gems of the city, and telling us about the history of rich cultural background of this amazing huge museum: Lisboa. It’s a necessary trip if one wanted to get to know really about Lisboa and the Portuguese people. Highly recommended and worth the time, effort and money.

To get an insight into what Lisbon has to offer and to see some of the most beautiful and interesting points, this tour was great. Our guide André was very nice and was able to tell us a lot about the history of Lisbon. Thumbs up and gladly again!

David était vraiment super, il a même réussi à intéresser nos ados dans l’art et l’histoire! Nous avons profité de ses grandes connaissances et de ses très bons tuyaux pour la suite de notre séjour à lisbonne. Excellent guide.

Silvia has been such an amazing guide. Every stop was detailed & all questions answered. I highly recommend her for your future tour in Lisbon!

Great time. Staff was very helpful. We had so much fun. Definitely recommend