Lisbon Metropolitan Area
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  • Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    1. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais.

    Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Enjoy the freedom of choice on whether you want an included entry ticket and tour of the colorful Pena Palace, or whether you prefer to gain some extra free time instead.

    Arriving early at Sintra means greater chances of avoiding long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-...

    Excellent tour - Joao was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. We had such great weather to explore Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Highly recommend.

  • Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

    2. Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

    Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots. You’ll explore the city for 3 hours with a knowledgeable local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Your tour begins 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 through the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy stunning views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the church and museum of San Roque, built by the Jesuits. San Roque was one of the first Jesuit churches in Portugal and in fact, one of the first worldwide. The church has an austere façade, but an interior that features gilding, tiles, and pain...

    Excellent tour. Learned about the history of the different parts. The guide is really knowledgeable about the city's history.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

    3. From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

    Fall in love with magical Sintra, the lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period. Its stunning landscape is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity site that is begging for exploration. Start the tour with a walk through the city center of Sintra and go to the decorative Quinta da Regaleira estate to explore the famous initiation well and the many lakes, fountains and the aquarium dotted across its grounds. The journey continues to the eclectic Monserrate Palace, a glorious estate that once served as a summer residence for the Portuguese court. Lunchtime will be spent wandering around the historical village, followed by a quick stop at local patisseries where you can try some of Sintra's well-known delicacies. Continuing on to the exotic Pena Park, come across the magnificent Pena Palace, a remarkable building complete with different decorative styles, symbols, and intrigui...

    Loved spending all the time in Sintra instead of going there as only part of the excursion. Our guide Mathew was excellent in terms of breadth and depth of knowledge about the history of many things ! Not just Sintra but a big picture of all of Portugal and Spain .. of the Iberian peninsula . Very friendly and easy to work with . Good timing to see things plus personal time to shop , lunch , etc including knowledge of design in the castles .

  • Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

    4. Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

    Start your Fado tour of Lisbon with a typical Portuguese dinner in the Alfama district. Get to know about the local habits and cuisine in the city's oldest district, where Fado was born in the early 19th century. Then, wander down the alleys of the old part of town on a short walking tour of Alfama. End at a traditional Fado house and listen to the mournful melodies of Fado. Lose yourself in the atmosphere and mood of the music. The quintessentially Portuguese genre is produced with a Portuguese guitar and characterized by heartfelt lyrics. Fado was inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2011.

    I enjoyed Rodrigo and the walking tour to Alfama. We went to several great locations and finally we made it to the Fado & dinner. The Fado was great, the ladies were amazing, to short, so I was really upset about that. I didn’t like the food at the Restaurante Sao Rafael. It was terrible.

  • Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

    5. Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

    Discover Lisbon's nightlife scene with the help of local guides, and get to know fellow travelers from around the world. Take part in Lisbon’s 1st and biggest pub crawl, visiting 3 bars during the night. Start the night with 2 welcome shots to get the party started. Then, enjoy 1 hour of unlimited beer or sangria or two long drinks, along with exclusive drink discounts in every bar. Meet party-loving travelers from all over the world as you visit different bars with different types of music. Visit 3 bars in Bairro Alto, the most iconic nightlife district in Lisbon. You will be led by at least 2 local identified guides, who will provide you with a great introduction to the local nightlife.

    Tiago was great and we were able to get a good introduction to the Lisbon nightlife

  • Lisbon: Food and Wine Walking Tour

    6. Lisbon: Food and Wine Walking Tour

    Enjoy the flavors of the Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon’s traditional places. The guide will give you lots of insider tips for wine, petiscos, food, fado and good company. Just bring your appetite! Find out about Lisbon’s great cafés, such as the 18th-century café Nicola (this café was opened in 1787 by an Italian man, one of Lisbon’s most literary cafés and a place for tertúlias) and discover where you can find another coffee landmark in the city. You will know more about Portugal’s strong café-culture. Try the famous Portuguese codfish cake with a glass of refreshing green wine. Learn about the historical center of the city, also the center for the nightlife, full of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Take a look at all the delicious and exotic products on display at an old gourmet shop, from dried, salted Bacalhau – now one of Portugal´s most traditional dishes - to the sausages, hams ...

    Joann is an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide. She is very passionate about the food history of Portugal specify Lisbon and she brings it to life. She is funny and respectful.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

    7. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

    Benefit from a guided tour inside the Quinta Regaleira and Pena Palace. Fall in love with Sintra, a village full of magic and mystery, the lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period and also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to treat yourself and loved ones to a private experience with your own guide and pickup from your own hotel. Alternatively, you can get picked up from a convenient location in the center of Lisbon. Accompanied by an enthusiastic and dedicated tour guide, you will visit Quinta da Regaleira and enjoy its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Well. Uncover the mysteries of each place and learn about the orders of the Freemasons and the Knights Templar. During the lunch break in Sintra's old town, you will have free time to explore the historical and charming streets. You will also have time t...

    We had a fantastic time on this tour! Our guide, Maria, was fantastic and so informative. We really appreciated how small the group was (only 8 of us), which allowed for everyone to get to know one another, ask a ton of questions and do what we were all interested in. I would absolutely recommend anyone this tour if they are interested in seeing two amazing sites and picking up a ton of info as they go. The only thing I would tell people in advance is definitely plan for this tour to go a little over. We learned quickly the Portuguese people don't really stick to tight timetables and it's important to be flexible and go with the flow. If you can do that, you'll have an amazing time. So just don't make dinner reservations for right after the tour - you probably won't make them. But the info you'll pick up instead will make this extra time soooo worth it!!!!

  • Lisbon Downtown E-Bike Private Guided Tour

    8. 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.

  • Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos & São Martinho do Porto Full-Day Tour

    9. Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos & São Martinho do Porto Full-Day Tour

    This 8-hour from Lisbon stops first at Fátima, where the famous apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima occurred. Explore the Sanctuary and experience the peaceful environment of this pilgrimage site. Visit the Chapel of the Apparition and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. See the houses of the little shepherds as well. Continue the journey to Nazare, known around the world for its giant waves and McNamara's world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Enjoy lunch at the beach and see the giant waves for yourself. Next stop is Óbidos, a place of ancient legends and miracles. Enter the walls of the most romantic village in Portugal and experience what it was like to live in medieval times.

    This was one of my best trips ever. The guide, Andre Feldman, is excellent in explaining the history and culture of these cities. I would definitely recommend this trip when visiting Lisbon.

  • Lisbon Tram No. 28 Ride & Walking Tour

    10. Lisbon Tram No. 28 Ride & Walking Tour

    Jump on board the most famous tram in Lisbon for an adventure through the narrow streets of the Old Town. Prepare to be wowed with panoramic views of the city and river as the tram climbs one of Lisbon’s many hills. Back on foot, go beyond the tram route to explore the most interesting places of the hill where the city was born. On Tuesdays and Saturdays you will enjoy the vibrancy of Lisbon’s oldest flea market, the famous Feira da Ladra. Get a closer look at some of the historical buildings, such as Sé de Lisboa, the medieval cathedral where the walls conceal and reveal almost 1,000 years of history. You will also see the impressive Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora (Saint Vincent Monastery), and discover the legend behind the Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon), home to the most iconic dome on Lisbon´s enchanting skyline. Stroll through the maze of streets and alleys in the traditio...

    The group was small (just myself and another person). The guide had a lot of information to share and was very passionate about his city. The tour was scheduled for only two hours but the guide was not mindful of the time and went for three hours longer. This was an issue for many reason and I politely asked many times if we were almost at the end.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 409 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.

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...

Matthew was a great tour guide and was extremely knowledge about almost every aspect of Sintra; from the history and castles to the nature and environment.

The palaces and countryside around Sintra are a must see if you are in Lisbon and this small group tour with guide is excellent.

Tiago was great and we were able to get a good introduction to the Lisbon nightlife