Graça Historic District
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  • Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

    1. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

    Explore some of the 7 hills of Lisbon by electric bike, and see more than you would on a conventional sightseeing tour. The easy-to-drive electric bikes are eco-friendly and boast a stylish vintage design that will turn heads as you explore the hidden sights of Alfama, Mouraria and Graça, some of the most historic neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital. Cruise up to panoramic observation points, passing antique shops and enchanting restaurants along the way, and get a unique perspective of the city and its people.

    Absolutely the best way to get close and experience the different boroughs of Lisbon! We thought it would be fun to try out electric bikes and get a quick tour. Wow! Bikes move you much faster than walking yet you still get the "on the ground" sense hearing sounds and feeling pace of people. The noisy little carts are cute but youre still an observer. Gliding through the super narrow roads in Alfama was definetly the highlight. DoubTful we would have taken the time to get so deep into this ancient and magical land of yore. Our guide was super knowledgible of history and maneuvering in traffic. Louis made it super safe and one of the top 3 memories of Lisbon!! We do plan on getting electric bikes~ Btw- we're active 65 ladies... so don't hesitate to go for this fantastic adventure !

  • Lisbon Hills Hop-on Hop-off Tram Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

    2. Lisbon Hills Hop-on Hop-off Tram Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

    Book your ticket for the Hills Tram Tour and ride a vintage tram through the most traditional quarters of Lisbon. You’ll travel through the neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Lapa. Get to know some of city's most unforgettable landmarks such as Castelo São Jorge, Sé Catedral, and the Basílica da Estrela. Visit its museums, such as MUDE, Museu do Chiado, and Museu de Arte Antiga. Take in stunning views from Miradouro da Graça, Miradouro Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol, and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. An on-board audio guide is available in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

    This was a lovely experience. The driver was helpful in pointing out the sites referred to and drove really well, despite challenging conditions! The commentary was interesting, but didn't leave me inspired, however that may just have been my mood. The recorded tour is available in many languages, but this did mean there was no opportunity to ask questions. Overall, a solid 4. :-)

  • Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

    3. Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

    This was where it all started. Meet in the heart of the city nestled on the oldest hill in Lisbon. It is the hill of fado and of the typical taverns that preserve their genius and traditional roots. From the quarters of Graça and Alfama, through Mouraria up to the São Jorge Castle, you may be lucky enough to come across a sardine barbecue on the streets. Hop out into Alfama, take a walk through this music quarter and listen to its cries. You will be able to see Roman remains, medieval houses that survived the 1755 earthquake, the magnificent Lisbon Cathedral, squares livened up by outdoor cafés and nooks and alleys reminiscent of Arab cities – Lisbon’s multicultural history has also left its mark here. In addition, enjoy incredible views of the city from the many natural windows that it offers.

    Fantastic tour of the old town of Lisbon, Tiago was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what he did. He made us feel at home and was also very amusing. We saw some great sites and viewpoints. You will not regret doing this tour.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

    4. Lisbon: 2-Hour Belvederes Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

    Your driver will turn on the roller coaster mode and take you up and down the hills to visit some of the magnificent belvederes in town. Usually, there is time to visit 3 or 4 of the 5 potential viewpoints. Discover Lisbon from another perspective and on your way, visit the Alfama, Graça, and Chiado neighborhoods. First is the Senhora do Monte Belvedere in Graça. The name of this viewpoint has takes its origin from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Hill. This is the perfect spot for sunset lovers, photographers, and pregnant women as the chapel is reputed to protect women during childbirth.  Next, from São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere is an excellent view over the Baixa district, the area around Avenida da Liberdade, and the Tagus River. This garden with panoramic views is next to the Gloria Elevator, a funicular that has been taking passengers up and down the hill between the Restauradores...

    Nana was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and kind to the children. We got a really overview of the history of Portugal. Nana is passionate about Lisbon and this shows in his enthusiasm to share his knowledge.

  • Lisbon: Fado and Dinner Walk

    5. Lisbon: Fado and Dinner Walk

    Start your Lisbon walking tour of this whimsical city by joining a local guide in one of the city's most imposing squares, the Praça do Martim Moniz. This famous landmark honors a nobleman that sacrificed his own life to help the Christian conquerors of Lisbon in 1147. At the starting point to this tour through Lisbon's musical and culinary heritage, the home of a fusion market that celebrates the multiculturalism of the neighborhood of Mouraria. Take in sweeping views of this intoxicating city from the viewpoint of the Castle Hills, some of the city’s best-kept secrets. Explore Alfama’s small squares, rustic buildings and dark alleyways as you wander along the winding, cobblestone streets. Stop to breathe in the exciting atmosphere as the local taverns and music venues come to life for another evening of melodic tunes and gastronomic delights. Stop to reflect on the beauty of the Riv...

  • Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

    6. Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

    This alternative tour of Lisbon takes you under the skin of the city to discover the culture and creativity of one of Europe's coolest capitals. This walk around alleyways and secret passages will reveal the best of the street art in Lisbon, which is constantly changing. You will see the works of local and international artists, from tiny sculptures to large-scale murals. From the graffiti to the master pieces, from the paste-up posters to public mural projects. The walk starts in the city center, before winding away off the beaten track to Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Alfama, and Graça. You will get to see all of the leading different areas of the city, consisting both of the old and modern neighborhoods, seeing how the gentrification process is changing these local areas. You will learn about the social history of Portugal and how it has influenced its arts and architecture, and will a...

  • Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    7. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This 3-hour private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem, one of the most popular districts in the city, making it the perfect way to get the most out of the city when you don’t have much time.   Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   Then, follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages. Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the mos...

  • Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour

    8. Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour

    Discover the history and culture of Lisbon on a day-long city walking tour alongside an expert local guide. Visit Lisbon's top sights, stroll along the Tejo River and enjoy panoramic views. Begin your tour with hotel pick-up in the morning and head to Cristo Rei. Cross the iconic 25th of April Bridge, and enjoy sweeping views over the city. Next, it's on to Bélem, where you can take postcard-worthy pictures for lifelong memories. Bite into the sweet Pastel de Belem, a traditional Portuguese treat, then head down narrow cobblestone streets and explore the oldest districts of the city, learning about its fascinating history along the way. Enjoy the architecture along the streets of Lisob's Baixa Pombalina, including ancient churches and local shops. Top it off with a taste of traditional ginginha liquor.

  • Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Fátima

    9. Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Fátima

    Get all the highlights of beautiful Lisbon on this shore excursion. This 6-hour cruise will take you first to Fátima to visit the sanctuary. This is one of the most important Christian sites in the world and has 5 million visitors per year. Explore the Sanctuary and make sure you see the Apparitions Chapel, the Basilica, the Holy Trinidad Church, Candles Wall, and Holy Water. There will be enough time to attend a Mass if you choose, and visit several of the souvenir shops. The tour returns to Lisbon where you can begin your exploration of the city. Starting at the Avenue of Liberdade, and the Baixa district, we will stop at Sé Cathedral and go to the lookout of Graca for the wonderful views. Continuing on, we will stop by the Monastery of Saint Vincente, the National Pantheon, and the Chiado and Estrela main streets. Our in-depth exploration of Lisbon takes you past all its most beautif...

  • Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    10. Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    The tour begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel, apartment, or ship. This ensures enough time to enjoy the program with no rush.  This private tour focuses on the national monuments in Lisbon, and the program allows some time to visit the inside of some of the monuments. Nevertheless it can be altered and other routes can be arranged in order to best reflect your interests as the experience is there for the sole purpose of your enjoyment. The first locations to visit always depend on the initial location but in most cases, start at the most important avenue of the city with Eduardo VII Park at the top, and then proceed to Baixa, the Downtown area, Restauradores, and Rossio Squares and proceed to the Cathedral of Lisbon with a small stop for photos and, time permitting, a visit inside the church.  Next, proceed to the bellevues of Sta. Luzia and N. Sª do Monte which offer som...

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Overall rating

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based on 899 reviews

Absolutely the best way to get close and experience the different boroughs of Lisbon! We thought it would be fun to try out electric bikes and get a quick tour. Wow! Bikes move you much faster than walking yet you still get the "on the ground" sense hearing sounds and feeling pace of people. The noisy little carts are cute but youre still an observer. Gliding through the super narrow roads in Alfama was definetly the highlight. DoubTful we would have taken the time to get so deep into this ancient and magical land of yore. Our guide was super knowledgible of history and maneuvering in traffic. Louis made it super safe and one of the top 3 memories of Lisbon!! We do plan on getting electric bikes~ Btw- we're active 65 ladies... so don't hesitate to go for this fantastic adventure !

Peter was a great guide, very informative tour highlighting the history of Lisbon. Pace was good for us first timers. May husband had various minor things go wrong with his bike, but other guide (sorry. I didn’t get his name) was quick to help. If you want a history lesson and fun ebike tour, we highly recommend.

Inish (sp?) was a wonderful tour guide and knew how to have fun and show us the sights. She took us all around the castle mountain and described all of the important parts of Lisbon and talked about its history and that of the Portuguese culture.

The tour was very informative and thanks to our guide Pattrik we received a lot of interesting information far beyond Lisbon.

Very interesting tour over 3 hills with comfortable E-bikes and very nice tour guide (Nuno)! Thanks a lot!