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Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories, and Lifestyle

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Learn about important areas in Lisbon’s history as you explore its most interesting neighborhoods. Discover Chiado and Bairro Alto and admire the views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara. Ride the Eleléctrico tram and visit the Alfama district.
  • Great introduction to Lisbon history and culture
  • See key religious buildings in different architectural styles
  • Trams and hilltop viewpoints offer classic views
  • Cultural experience: includes a stop for coffee and cake
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in Lisbon, where you’ll start exploring the city’s history in the heart of Bairro Alto. From there, continue to the Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara, with sweeping views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. See the Jesuit Church of San Roque, which features beautiful examples of mannerist and baroque styles, before descending to the Gothic-style Carmo Convent. Visit a series of landmarks in Baixa and pause for coffee and cake, before boarding the electric tram to the Portas do Sol. There, see the Church of Sao Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the traditional Alfama district, home to many of the city’s historic fado houses. The tour concludes at the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral, a must-see city landmark close to top attractions and local cafes.
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Departure Point
Central located meeting point near Baixa-Chiado metro station.
  • Professional guide
  • Tram trip
  • Coffee and cake break
  • Other food and beverages
  • Transfers to/from the meeting point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

I was lucky to be the only one in the English tour and Beatrix was my wonderful guide. She knew all there is to know about Lisbon - from the history, to the architecture, to all the important Portuguese, to even shortcuts in the city!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank irkedyarn
Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

This is an excellent walking tour headed by our guide for the day Stefan (sorry if I have spelt your name wrong). He was a very informative guide having studied PHD in history and is currently a researcher in the university. He was very polite...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2019

Beatricha was a fabulous guide. She didn't do the usual guide thing of making it sound as if she'd told the same information and stories hundreds of times. Her energy and love of the city shone through. The tour was at the right pace with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jill B
Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

We did a 3-hour walking tour with Olesya in Russian and were very happy with it. A good blend of walking, story-telling and answering different questions, plus she proposed a meeting point 2 steps from our hotel and were able to adjust the route according...More

Thank Ekaterina P
Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

Really bad English! Almost no information! And wrong Infos! Couldn’t answer any questions! We did after a freetour after that!so much better!

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