Guided tour

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

From US$ 24.19 per person

Learn about Lisbon’s history as you explore its charming neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Discover Chiado and Bairro Alto, admire the views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Bairro Alto, dating from the 16th century
  • Take in the views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara
  • Take a ride on an iconic Lisbon tram
  • Explore the Alfama district, the city’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhood
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Tram trip
  • Walking tour
  • Coffee
  • Cake
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4033 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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The first walking tour of my Portugal trip. Nice overview, easy with a good natured host. Great photo ops in the midpoint and if you're a fan of the country's trademark tilework, plenty of them were spotted in strolls among many neighborhoods. Also got to ride one of Lisbon's famous trams.

September 16, 2022

Very good tour! We enjoyed it a lot as it wasn't too exhausting (3 hours is long however nicely broken down), we didnt go up the hill much, it was very well balanced. Our tour guide Ricardo was super nice and knowledgeable and took us to the coffee shop for natas, coffee and bathroom break, which was a nice touch. I am not rating it 5/5 as sometimes i felt that there were too many facts and dates it was hard to remember all. Ricardo was a great guide and we really enjoyed it all! I do think 25 euro for this tour is steep and i probably would have booked a free tour on google if i have known about those sooner!

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September 15, 2022

The tour was interesting, we walked a lot, but it didn't weigh on us because Stefano, our guide, was very good, he was able to tell us about the historical culture of the monuments and the streets, but he also amused us with light stories about uses. and habits of the place, we tasted a typical Portuguese dessert and took tram 28, he advised us where to eat, he was able to answer all our curious questions, in short, a perfect guide in a beautiful city full of history. Definitely a recommended tour, if you are lucky and Stefano happens to be your guide, the result is guaranteed

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September 6, 2022

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