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Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

1. 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 

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

2. Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

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.

Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

3. Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

Book your ticket for the Hills Tram Tour and ride a vintage tram through the most traditional quarters of Lisbon. You’ll travel through the neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Lapa. Get to know some of city's most unforgettable landmarks such as Castelo São Jorge, Sé Catedral, and the Basílica da Estrela. Visit its museums, such as MUDE, Museu do Chiado, and Museu de Arte Antiga. Take in stunning views from Miradouro da Graça, Miradouro Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol, and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. An on-board audio guide is available in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Lisbon: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Transfer

4. Lisbon: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Transfer

Your tour begins with convenient hotel pickup in Lisbon or meet us at the meeting point.Here, you’ll jump into your tuk-tuk and head downtown, an area replete with historical monuments. Marvel at popular attractions such as the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa), Rossio Square and the Santa Justa Elevator before ascending to Portas do Sol and Senhora do Monte, vantage points that offer unprecedented views of Lisbon. Then, continue to Belem to marvel at the Unesco-listed Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, before ascending to the vertiginous Barrio Alto and Chiado districts. After 2 hours of memorable tour, your tour concludes back at your hotel or at the meeting point from where it had started

Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

5. Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

This tour will take you back in time through the narrow-cobbled streets of Lisbon where you discover its historic and cultural heritage. You will fall in love with the picturesque and colorful neighbourhoods like Mouraria, Graça and Alfama. Each neighbourhood has something different to offer. Mouraria, for example, is the multi-ethnic part of the city, where you will find people and food from all over the world.  Graça is situated on the highest of the seven hills, where you will find São Jorge Castle, some amazing views and probably the best view in the city in Nossa senhora do Monte Belvedare, which is just a few minutes from the castle. Next stop is Alfama: the Arab district of the city and its oldest neighbourhood where you feel like you have stepped back in time. Narrow winding streets, stone paved terraces and small arches make this an unforgettable experience. This part of town is home to the amazing fado houses, where you will hear beautiful traditional, melancholic music and enjoy some amazing food!

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

6. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama

Navigate the hills of Lisbon with ease on a private 2.5-hour tour of the historic Alfama district and see sights such as the Sé Cathedral and National Pantheon.  Start with a practice session to make sure you feel confident on the 2-wheel personal transporter before you set off. Take in the picture postcard views from the Miradouro da Graça, and then journey through history to the multicultural neighborhood of Mouraria. Marvel at the small details of the city, such as hand-painted tiles, clothes hanging out to dry on lines and the Romanesque houses of the nobles. Discover iconic monuments as you glide along the narrow streets to arrive at the cosmopolitan Baixa district, full of traditional shops and cafés. Admire the luxury hotels of Avenida de Liberdade and take souvenir photos from the Portas do Sol viewpoint.

Lisbon: Food Tasting Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with 4 Stops

7. Lisbon: Food Tasting Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with 4 Stops

Wake up your taste buds on a food tasting tour of Lisbon. Cruise around the city in an electric tuk tuk, experiencing incredible views and even more incredible flavors along the way. Feel like a local in the city, learning about Lisbon’s history from the stories of your local guide. Take a scenic drive through Alfama, Graca, São Vicente, and Baixa, some of the cities’ oldest areas. Enjoy 4 different food tasting experiences along the way, making stops in some of the best places to grab traditional food and drink in Lisbon.

Best of Lisbon: Full-Day Private Guided City Tour

8. Best of Lisbon: Full-Day Private Guided City Tour

You have the option of beginning your private 8-hour tour with a hotel or cruise port pick-up. Otherwise, you’ll meet your guide at the Hard Rock Café Lisbon. In the morning you’ll visit the major sights of Lisbon, including the historic Belem neighborhood, where you’ll see the Belem Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Jeronimos Monastery, built after Vasco da Gama’s discovery of India in the late 15th century. Afterwards, you’ll make a quick stop at the most famous pastry shop in Portugal, Pasteis de Belem, founded in 1837. The tour then heads to central Lisbon, where you’ll admire Rossio Square and Commerce Square, and learn the history behind the Portuguese Inquisition of the 16th century. After lunch, the afternoon part of the tour starts at Restauradores Square, and continues to explore the downtown area. Experience the narrow streets of Alfama, visit the Lisbon Cathedral, originally built more than 1,000 years ago, enjoy views of Lisbon Castle, and pass through Chiado and Bairro Alto, stopping at some amazing viewpoints like Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia. The tour ends with a visit to Parque das Nacoes, the new and modern part of the city, near the Tejo River. This was the built for Expo'98, and to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the discovery of India by Vasco da Gama.

Full Lisbon: Private Tuk Tuk Tour

9. Full Lisbon: Private Tuk Tuk Tour

This is a sightseeing tour that includes everything you must see in Lisbon. It will give you a complete overview on the most important landmarks of the city. In this 4 hour ride, you will be able to experience the old districts, visit monuments full of history and see breathtaking views. Graça, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Chiado and Belem are must-seen neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital, and can be explored in a relaxed and comfortable way on board of an electric tuk tuk. And as flavors are also a great way to know a city - enjoy our offer of a traditional liquor in one of the stops. The tuk tuk is a very versatile way to move around the hills of Lisbon, as it gets access to sites where touristic buses are not allowed, considering the geography of the city. You can also count with the live explanation of our professional storytellers. Be prepared for a fun adventure but also for lots of history and contemporary culture.

Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

10. Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

Discover Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood on a half-day tour of Alfama, following the path of the city walls and Moorish castle of São Jorge. Meet at the historic Casa dos Bicos (“House of the Spikes”), built around 1523 and a rare survivor of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. See evidence of the old Roman salting tanks at the Cetária. Travel back to Roman times, when Lisbon was known as “Olisipo,” and learn how the Romans discovered the thermal waters of Alfama before the Muslims gave them the name “Al-Hamma.” Wander a labyrinth of alleys and interior patios to discover secret stairways and hidden squares that lead to what used to be Lisbon's Jewish Quarter. Learn about the birth of fado music, and experience one of the city's oldest customs as you pass through Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. Next, go to Lisbon Cathedral, built in the 12th century and modified in a mix of architectural styles. Enjoy panoramic views from the Portas do Sol belvedere. Along the way, learn about the origins of the city and experience the daily lives of its residents. Your guide will also advise you on the best places to visit for the rest of your stay.

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What people are saying about Portas Do Sol Terrace

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3,886 reviews

The experience was magnificent and breathtaking really. Souzi was great taking us to all the hidden gems of the city, and telling us about the history of rich cultural background of this amazing huge museum: Lisboa. It’s a necessary trip if one wanted to get to know really about Lisboa and the Portuguese people. Highly recommended and worth the time, effort and money.

Francisco is an absolutely amazing gem of a driver! He gave us an in and out of Lisbon and helped us find a special fondness with the city. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the entire city and even dropped us back at our residence. I can't recommend him and City Tuk enough to get to fall in love with the city!

Excellent way to get overview of Lisbon. Our tour guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable & proud of Lisbon.

Our model T electric car was great. The guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. I would definitely recommend it!

Lovely tour, excellent guide. A great way for a quick visit of Lisbon's 7 hills