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Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

1. Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

During your Lisbonhalf-day tour visit all the main sites and monuments of the Belém area, including Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and Discoveries Monument. Enjoy some free time to visit the famous pastry shop “Pastéis de Belém” and taste its delicious pastry. Explore the Lisbon Castle, Lisbon Cathedral and the surrounding traditional neighborhood of Alfama. Marvel at the biggest park of Lisbon, Edward the VII Park and see the most beautiful squares and avenues, like the Restauradores, Rossio and Avenida da Liberdade. Cross the 25th April Bridge, and visit the King Christ Statue on the opposite side of the Tejo River. Do all of this with a very knowledgeable, experienced, and fun driver, in a magnificent Mercedes vehicle

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Walking Tour through Lisbon's Cultural Center

2. Walking Tour through Lisbon's Cultural Center

Learn from your guide about the Baixa district that boasts of the grandeur that Portugal once commanded, with wide avenues and magnificent squares. You will wander through an area that was completely rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake and was one of the first cities to follow a grid plan street layout. Join your tour from the Praça Dom Pedro IV square, which is regarded by many Portuguese as the centre of their city. The Praça Dom Pedro IV is a prime example of the Marquis of Pombal vision for the entire area of Baixa with wide open spaces with grand monuments and buildings. View the Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio), famous for its nauseating wave pattern stone paving which stretches the length of the square. Along Rua das Portas de Santo Antao is  liveliest during the night as the restaurant swell catering for hungry tourists and the Portuguese attend the shows theatres. Within the district of Baixa there is a unique blend of specialist shops with few large brand stores. The council controlled rents, allowing the preservation of many small family businesses, some of which have been owned by the same families for generations. These stores line the five streets that lead south in Baixa selling traditional produce of Portugal. Next, you will head south along the pedestrian street of Rua Augusta. This street has  open air cafes and street artists selling their wares. Leading off to the right is the Elevator de Santa Justa designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard an apprentice of Eiffel, who build the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Arco da Rua Augusta enters on to the the most import square of Lisbon, the Praça do Comercio,  this was the old commercial hub of Lisbon; where sailors traded their exploits from the new world and arrange finances for further voyages. The western part of this grid of streets is known as the Chiado. It’s the city’s most sophisticated shopping district. Bairro Alto by day appears shabby blighted by graffiti and the neighborhood may be best known for its nightlife nowadays, but making our way through the winding streets you will uncover many of its historic buildings and the key to understanding Lisbon’s past.

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Lisbon: Hidden Gems Guided Tours

3. Lisbon: Hidden Gems Guided Tours

You have two different tours to choose from, depending on your interests. Bairro Alto Bohemian Walking Tour Meet your guide at Pedro IV Square. After a brief introduction about the history of Lisbon, you will head to the Queen Maria II National Theatre, the São Domingos church dating back to the 13th century, the Lisbon Jewish Memorial, and then the Rossio train station. Next, walk down Rua Augusta, Lisbon's main pedestrian street, and head to the famous Santa Justa lift, before exploring Commerce Square and the Chiado district. Stop for a Pastel de Nata and Ginjinha liquor tasting while admiring the picturesque Funicular da Bica in the Bairro Alto district. Wander through the narrow bohemian streets, admiring its colors and smells. The tour ends at a beautiful viewpoint overlooking Lisbon, called the Miradouro São Pedro Alcântara. Monumental Belem District Walking Tour Meet your tour guide at the Belem Tourist Office. Head to the Monument to the Discoveries, the Belem Tower, and the Monastery of Jerónimos. Stop for a Pastel de Belem along the way. The tour ends in front of the Presidential Belem Palace.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Our afternoon tour in Bairro Alto afforded us an opportunity for yet another private tour in English with the same guide Sofia from a previous tour. She was very knowledgeable of Bairro Alto. The stops along the way to the oldest library in Lisbon and many shopping areas. Beautiful to see the architecture and landmarks like the Hotel Avenida; first hotel in Lisbon still in existence. We walked to the famous elevator that takes you to the top for gorgeous views of Lisbon. Again, be prepared to do a lot of walking. I highly recommend this tour.

We enjoyed our 4 hours tour with Diego on Christmas day 2019 . it was very short tour and a lot of places being closed for the day in Lisbon but Diego planned up a few interesting places to visit that was opened .He even took us to see the changing of guards that was close to the Belem Tower .He is very well spoken and kept us entertained with his knowledge of Lisbon .I do highly recommend asking for him on tours with "Get your guide"

Our guide Andre was superb. He made us spend a beautiful afternoon, very experienced and prepared guide, kind and very helpful. He gave us unforgettable moments.

Visit of 4 hours in family with 3 children, we all very much appreciated our guide who explained us well and showed us the history of Lisbon. Thank you to him.

Excellent tour with a great guide. Tremendous historical knowledge Very engaging and go at your own pace. Really enjoyed it