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Lisbon

One of Europe’s oldest cities filled with beautiful tiles, historic buildings, and lively culture.

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Our most recommended Lisbon Private Experiences

  • Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

    1. Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

    Discover Fatima, also known as the Altar of the World, on this private tour with a guide. Explore the places where the apparitions of the Angel of Peace took place and see other sacred locations in the town, too. After leaving Lisbon with your guide, head over to Loca do Cabeço where the first and third Apparitions of the Angel of Peace occurred. Then, drop by the Arneiro well, the location of the second apparition in 1916. Proceed to the house of San Francisco and Saint Jacinta and the house of Sister Lucia, both open for pilgrim visits. 1 kilometer from Aljustrel and 2 kilometers from the Sanctuary, you will find the Parish Church of Fatima, where the seers were baptized and integrated into the Christian community. Continue on to Cova de Iria, where the sanctuary's place of prayers and monuments are located. Then, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the exact location of the appari...

  • Evora and Monsaraz: Wine and Gastronomy Tour

    2. Evora and Monsaraz: Wine and Gastronomy Tour

    The city of Évora counts back thousands of years of history. You will be taken you to see the city highlights and hear its 1,001 stories. You will definitely appreciate the beauty of this magical city. The historical center will come as a complete surprise. Inhabited since immemorial times, it is still possible to appreciate Roman remains, surrounded by medieval buildings. After visiting the historical center, the cathedral and the Bones Chapel, you will head to Alentejo to a beautiful local winery for a wine tasting. Sample regional products such as fresh bread, cheese, cooked meats, and jam. After lunch, head to the village of Monsaraz village, a fortified settlement established in the Copper Age. Admire the influence of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in the architecture and traditions of this ancient village that has been inhabited by members of these three religions.

  • Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    3. Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Experience the sights and sounds of Lisbon on a unique 3-hour guided tuk tuk tour that’s priced for a group of up to 6 persons. Feel the pulse of the cosmopolitan city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts to take in the traditional atmosphere of the old quarters.  From a tuk tuk you’ll have the opportunity to get up close for an insight into local life. Highlights of the tour: • Downtown Lisbon • Rossio Square • Santa Justa elevator • Lisbon Cathedral • Saint Anthony Church • Portas do Sol viewpoint • Graça neighborhood • Castle neighborhood • Senhora do Monte viewpoint • Mouraria • Saint Vincent Monastery • Flea market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) • National Pantheon • Alfama neighborhood 

    We did the tour last week and it was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and took us around city in a super quiet Tuk Tuk. She was very punctual, came right on time to pick us up. I definitely recommend these guys to anybody else who wants to see the city but doesn't have time!

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Historic Tram 28 Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

    4. Lisbon: 2-Hour Historic Tram 28 Tour by Eco Tuk-Tuk

    Follow the route of Lisbon's historic tram 28 to discover the main sights and hidden locations. Travel by eco-friendly tuk-tuk to neighborhoods such as Graça and the viewpoint of Senhora do Monte.  Travel back down the hill along the narrow streets of Alfama, stopping at Largo das Portas do Sol for more panoramic views. Continue to Lisbon Cathedral, built on the site of a former mosque. 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. Go to the National Assembly and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

    Short but informative quick tour of Lisbon. Guide was able to give some details of the history of the city.

  • Lisbon Downtown E-Bike Private Guided Tour

    5. Lisbon Downtown E-Bike Private Guided Tour

    Enjoy your 3-hour e-bike tour through Lisbon! You will leave from near to Praça do Comércio, where you will be told how to operate the e-bikes. Then travel along the river and listen to the amazing history of the Portuguese sailors.  Then explore Downtown Lisbon, the Convento do Carmo and the Bairro alto quarter, where you will ride through the narrow streets and have the opportunity to meet the local people.  Ride to Adamastor and São pedro Alcantara where you can have an impressive view of the greatest points of Lisbon.  You will be amazed by the fantastic sights of Lisbon. Along the way you will have the opportunity to taste a ginginha, a typical Portuguese liqueur.

    Amazing experience with our guide Ivo! :) We enjoyed it 200%. warning for e-bike though, if you are short you might have some difficulty to stop. Also, the roads in Lisbon are really not bike-friendly. If you are not comfortable with the bike, do a tuk-tuk tour. tuk-tuk is super fun too. E-bike doesn't need much strength to ride around. If you are a bike-friendly person you will definitely enjoy it.

  • Lisbon: GPS Self-Guided GoCar City Exploration

    6. 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 Comé...

    Funny ‘cabrio’ experience. We had radio in stead of gps. Two hours is more than enough. Quite loud and not really steady on the road.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

    7. Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

    Enjoy a fantastic private sunset cruise along the Tagus (Tejo) River and discover Lisbon from a different perspective. Admire the spectacular sights and colors of Lisbon from its lovely waterfront. Depart from the marina of Belém, next to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) celebrating the 15th and 16th-century Portuguese "Age of Exploration." Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in the city's historic quarter. See the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela and the beautiful square of Praça do Comércio. Get a privileged view of the Castle of São Jorge, perched atop one of Lisbon's legendary 7 hills. From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge from a distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look ...

    We really enjoyed our sunset cruise. The two guides were extremely friendly and took great care of us - no matter if it was about infos about the tour or the boat, providing us with useful tools and letting us choose our own music on the boat or taking group pictures of us ;) I can honestly highly recommend it!

  • Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

    8. 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 desig...

    Absolutely amazing!!!! No other words. Ana was the best guide as she talked the trip through with us at the start. It was simple amazing as was Ana, highly recommend as you won't be disappointed. We'll done Ana

  • Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    9. Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to G...

    Agnes and the driver (sorry, I do not really remember his name) were wonderful guides! Extremely friendly, light-hearted, easy to communicate, happy, up to some laughs people. The sight-seeing was amazing, would definitely recommend for anyone who's interested in seeing more than the heavily tourist populated places, monuments or attractions. Had the best time on the road and while walking around, received lots of extra tips on what to do after the tour (which we definitely took on board) and had lots of laughs and made some unforgettable memories. Thank you a lot and best wishes from Lithuania! Keep up the good work! Lukas and Indre.

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Tour

    10. Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Tour

    Start with a pickup from your hotel at around 9:00 AM and take the route to Queluz Palace. As a palace of the 18th-century, it was built as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza, who would later be her husband and King Consort of his niece, Queen Maria I Portugal. Stop to take pictures. Continue with the tour through the historic center of Sintra, where you can see the wonderful old streets and take pictures at the National Palace of Sintra and make a short walking tour. Continue with your tour to Regaleira, a romantic place for excellence. It is the result of the achievement of the myth magical dreams of its owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920). Stop for photos and visit its interior. Then, explore Pena Palace, the most extravagant Portuguese palace built on a rock with an altitude of 500 meters dominating the entire coast of Lisbon. The Arabic architecture and Man...

    Nuno's passion and enthusiasm for his country made our experience even better. Loved everything about our tour. Nuno was consideate ( I have a bad knee) and we would highly recommend him and this tour. Thank you Nuno!

Frequently asked questions about Lisbon

What top attractions are a must-see in Lisbon?

Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    Lisbon is lucky enough to have the warmest winters in Europe without the disadvantage of suffering from intense summer heat. Nevertheless, the subtropic coastal climate is prone to sudden bursts of rain even on its clearest days, so be warned! Going in late spring or early autumn generally means cheaper hotel prices and more manageable crowds.

  • How many days?

    The heart of Lisbon makes a great choice for a long weekend, but many of its top attractions lie within the city's greater subregion. Top day trips include Belém, Sintra, Fátima, and Cascais, with many more besides. Each will need at least an entire day to see, if not two.

  • How to get from Lisbon airport to the city?

    Though Lisbon is cheap by the standards of most European capitals, getting one of the cabs waiting outside the airport can be expensive. If you're traveling somewhere central without much luggage, it's undoubtedly cheaper and easier to take the metro. It should only take about 25 minutes to the city center.

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    Spring or autumn

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What people are saying about Lisbon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 55,373 reviews

The guide was very knowledgeable. He was giving us a lot of history and information. The Fado was amazing, both singers had such great voice and the music was also very good. The food was ok but you do not go there for the food rather the Fado experience. The only warning is check the address of the meeting point, it might not be accurate.

Had a great time, Miguel was very entertaining and looked after us with drinks and a blanket for the wife (take warm clothes as mentioned!!). Although engine overheated on the way back with seaweed blocking the coolant entry, we made sail and had a gentle cruise back to port with no worries. All in all a very enjoyable 2-3 hours.

This is the first time I booked a group tour and I’m very much satisfied of how it turned out. We were a group of 8 and our tour guide named André was very informative. He never let us get bored during the tour and always got our atention. Highly recommended for future travelers.

The tour was great with great tourguide Mario who knows history and surroundings very well - actually no question w/o answers... places are amazing and scenic...

Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!