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Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

1. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument to the Discoveries. Visit areas of Lisbon less known among tourists such as the Estrela quarter with its Basilica, or the cemetery Prazeres. Lunchtime is also planned at one of Lisbon's local markets, away from tourist crowds.

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From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

2. From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Discover Sintra, known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by the mountains which gave its name to the town, a granite massif ten km long emerges abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary. Walk through the historical village center, enjoy its natural beauty and visit its most proeminent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira and Monserrate Palaces. Crossover the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic. In the so-called "Portuguese Riviera," discover the city of Cascais and its old town center as well as Estoril, popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as the Europe's largest casino. Then go by seashore road to Lisbon center and see where the Atlantic meets the Tagus River. The tour is private and available in several car classes: standard, standard van, premium, luxury van and luxury. 

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

3. 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 Manueline style present in this palace, give life to the pure Portuguese romanticism. Mandatory visit to Chalet of Edla Condess, and pass through Moors Castle, Seteais Palace and Mosserrate Palace. Next, go to Roca Cape, “where the land ends and the sea begins.” Dominating the tumultuous waters 140 meters high which beat noisily against the rocks. It offers superb views of the Atlantic Ocean at its most wild but before, you will make a stop at Adraga Beach for lunch. Nearby Cascais, you will find Hell’s Mouth. This gap in the rock is a giant canyon carved by the sea with the beating of the waves. A worthy spectacle to enjoy the sound of the waves reminding the devil’s voice growling and spitting squirts of water. Finally, the tour goes through Cascais fishing village since the 12th-century and so remained until today, a privileged place for the exiled European nobility during the two world wars, still keeping its glamour and architectural richness of other times. Return to Lisbon by following all along the coast through Estoril and Carcavelos admiring the immense beaches the coast offers. Expect to return back to Lisbon at 5:00 PM.

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour by Luxury Car or Minivan

4. From Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour by Luxury Car or Minivan

Explore the historic center of Sintra on a full-day self-guided tour, with a personal chauffeur at your disposal for the day. Travel by luxury car or minivan with pickup available from your hotel in Lisbon. Stroll through bohemian streets and taste the famous travesseiros de Sintra cakes. Visit Sintra National Palace, considered the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal. Admire the fairytale façade of the Quinta da Regaleira, including its luxurious park of lakes, grottoes, wells, and fountains. Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the "Cultural Landscape of Sintra" celebrates the town’s artistic heritage and fairytale architecture, such as the Pena Palace in the hills of São Pedro de Penaferrim. Be enchanted by the “Mountain of the Moon,” as Sintra was called in ancient times. Breathe the fresh sea air at Cabo Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Stroll on the beaches of Guincho, and marvel at the Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) cove. En route back to the city, drive along the Estoril coast road, linking the traditional fishing village of Cascais with the glamorous resort of Estoril, and on to Lisbon. Before your tour is over, go to Lisbon’s Belém Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, and vast span of the historic 25 de Abril Bridge. Look up at the statue of Christ the King (Cristo Rei) embracing the city from its hillside location. Enjoy expansive views of Lisbon’s Pombaline Downtown at the Terreiro do Paço, completely rebuilt in the 18th century after the 1755 earthquake.

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Evora and Megalithic Circuit 10 Hour Private Tour

5. Evora and Megalithic Circuit 10 Hour Private Tour

You will travel south from Lisbon crossing the 25 de Abril bridge, and the landscape will begin to change after getting to the Alentejo region. The olive and cork trees, the immense plains, the golden soil, the blue sky… Alentejo will overflow your senses! Firstly, on the tour, you will visit to the Almendres Cromlech, a testimony of pre-historic Human presence in Alentejo.  Next the city of Évora counts thousands of years of history. You will explore the city highlights and discover its one thousand and one stories. You will appreciate the beauty of this magical city. The city holds a historical centre and is a total surprise. Inhabited since time immemorial, it is still possible to appreciate Roman remains, surrounded by medieval buildings. You will observe the historical centre, the Cathedral and the Bones Chapel. Thereafter, you will visit Monsaraz, a beautiful medieval village at the top of a plateau, where you will be able to see the Alentejo magical plain. Discover the joys of Alentejo, the enchanted region of Portugal! Full itinerary is 10 hours. Hotel Pickup; Almendres Cromlech; Evora: Historic Centre; Evora: Roman Temple; Evora: Cathedral; Evora: Bones Chapel; Lunch: Free Time; Monsaraz; Hotel Drop-off.

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Lisbon: Book a Local Host

6. Lisbon: Book a Local Host

Book this meet-up and the local tour operator team will contact you within 24-hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded local Lisboetas. He or she who will become your local host. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your local host in the most convenient place for you. During the meet-up, if you feel would like changing direction, or your host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Lisbon that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser-known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your local show you the Lisbon you will love.

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Lisbon: City Highlights Private Tour with Pastry Snack

7. Lisbon: City Highlights Private Tour with Pastry Snack

Benefit from the pick-up service as you embark on your tour to learn more about the history of the city and its many changes, as you journey through neighborhoods such as Baixa and Bairro Alto. Stop to take in the views from 2 of the city's most enjoyable belvederes. Then, visit the early Jesuit church of the Igreja de São Roque, where some of Europe’s greatest treasures are kept. Descend the hills to visit the Chiado neighborhood, known for its old and modern commercial establishments. Continue to Jerónimos Monastery to take a closer look at the impressive details of one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline-style architecture in Lisbon. Savor a sweet pastéis de Belém (egg custard tart) before ending next to the historic Torre de Belém at the mouth of the River Tagus.

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Private 9-Hour Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

8. Private 9-Hour Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

Discover the jewels of Portuguese history on this private 9-hour tour. The tour starts in Óbidos, also known as the town of queens. Visit the picturesque village and admire its fortress walls. Drive to the fishing village of Nazaré and enjoy a lunch break. Sample the famous Portuguese fish stew “Caldeirada” and visit the Batalha Monastery, a building in late Gothic style. At the end of the tour you will experience Fátima, the largest place of pilgrimage in Portugal, which attracts 4 to 6 million pilgrims throughout the year. Here, people from all over the world come to worship the Virgin Mary and the three little shepherds.

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From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Private Day Trip

9. From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Private Day Trip

After being picked up from your centrally located Lisbon hotel by your guide, travel west in an air-conditioned vehicle. Drive along Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. Leave the April 25 Bridge behind as you follow the railway line, passing white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses, and old mansions. Pass the picturesque Portuguese Riviera, a strip running through Oeiras, Estoril, and Cascais. Snap photos of the Casino Estoril, Europe’s largest casino, believed to be Ian Fleming's inspiration for the James Bond novel Casino Royale. As you pull into Cascais, take your time strolling around the chic holiday destination, once a fishing village, and then a refuge for royal families during World War II. Explore narrow alleys and glimpse traditional Portuguese white houses, or relax by the beach. Continue to postcard-perfect Cabo da Roca, continental Europe’s westernmost point. Pass Guincho, one of the region’s most famous beaches, popular amongst surfers and watersports enthusiasts for its strong winds and inimitable waves. Enjoy some free time admiring the landscape, and then continue to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sintra. Explore its historic center, and then head to the romantic Quinta da Regaleira. Wander through its 4 hectares containing a palace, lush gardens, lakes, grottoes and mysterious constructions that evoke Freemasons and the Templars. Head to the top of Serra de Sintra, 500 m above sea level, to visit the Palace of Pena. Admire the fairytale example of architectural Romanticism that blends several styles, including Gothic, neo-Manuelin, neo-Islamic, and neo-Renaissance. After the tour, enjoy a convenient return transfer to your hotel. 

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Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazare and Obidos: The Blue West

10. Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazare and Obidos: The Blue West

Depart from Lisbon and arrive to Fatima, to experience the strong spiritual energy of its Sanctuary. Visit Batalha Monastery, a World Heritage site. It is one of the most magnificent examples of European flamboyant style and a great opportunity if you want to appreciate the uniqueness of the final version of Portuguese Gothic style. Discover Alcobaça Monastery, a World Heritage site with astonishing medieval gothic architecture.  Inside listen to the most beautiful love story of medieval times. Explore the small and charming town of Nazaré. Discover the beach where the intense blue transforms itself into gigantic waves! Finally, the town of Óbidos will open its doors to you in all its intense beauty. Enjoy the architecture, the small streets and the medieval castle. During the tour, try the famous Ginjinha, a local liquor.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 479 reviews

Tiego was lovely, very kind and patient and gave us tidbits of information throughout our drive. He was punctual picking us up and the car had the booster seat we requested for our toddler. Would book again and recommend this service to others!

Absolutely wonderful trip. Cute, fun and informative guide (Diogo). Come up with lots of insights both regarding facts and places to see. Huge recommendation, clearly the highlight of the trip.

We liked it very much, saw everything as described with a very good tour guide. We were amazed at the personal guidance, as our tour group consisted only of us 2 people.

It's been a fantastic trip. Our tour guide showed us a lot and told us about the history of Portugal, was very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Beautiful experience. Sintra and Cabo da Roca are not to be missed!