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Lisbon City of Spies Tour provided by Lisbon Walker

Lisbon City of Spies Tour

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2 adults
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In the 2nd World War Lisbon swarmed with spies from the main sides in conflict. A Walking tour designed to find out how neutral Portugal provided the natural setting for conspiracy. Inside the city of Lisbon both the Allies and the Axis kept impressive diplomatic services: probably the only place in war-torn Europe where all sides were able to meet on equal grounds. Lisbon suddenly became a true “nest of spies” as mentioned in several period chronicles and the “plane to Lisbon”, as an escape route in the movie Casablanca, remains one of the best known examples. In this walking tour you will visit some of the sites related with the spy stories of: The most famous spy Hotels in Lisbon The refugees and the European fashion trends The lonely fight of the Portuguese consul in Bordeaux The most important WWII double agent: Garbo/Arabel The story of the real James Bond The Jewish gold and the tungsten traffic
  • You'll start at
    Pç. Comércio
    1100-148 Lisbon, Portugal
    The meeting point is at Praça do Comércio, in front of the Tourism Office which is closer to Rua do Arsenal, under the arches. Our guides are always there with orange backpacks!
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  • 1
    Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Municipal Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Rua Áurea
  • 3
    Praca da Figueira
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Rossio Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • 5
    Praca dos Restauradores
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    1249-970 Lisbon, Portugal
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pç. Comércio, 1100-148 Lisbon, Portugal
2–3 hours
Return Details
Restauradores, 1249-970 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Lisbon Walker
Discovering Lisbon
We had a wonderful walking tour with our guide José Antunes who took us around places we would not have discovered
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This was a really nice tour. My guide Johanna was born and raised in Lisbon so she was a font of information. Ther
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Great tour! Well worth the money
Learned a ton walking around and had a great time doing it. I'd recommend this as the first thing to do when you g
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Walking tour with Margarida
We had a wonderful walking and eating tour with our tour guide Margarida this afternoon through the old city of Lis
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Jade E
City of Spies Tour
An excellent tour with an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to delve a lit
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City of Spies - Lisbon's wartime secrets and lies
Fabulous tour - lots of riveting tales about espionage and spies (including the 'real' James Bond) in wartime Lisbo
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👍 for Lisbon Revelations
The tour itself, led by guide Margherita, was first rate. We hit lots of highlights in central Lisbon, stopped for
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Very informative
Margarette was very friendly and knowledgeable, a good paced walking tour, learned a lot about Lisbon’s history, a
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Lisbon, City of Spies
A very informative, well-paced walking tour that opened up a new aspect of the city’s past. Our guide was knowledge
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Julie M
Perfect introduction to Lisbon!
My husband and I love starting a city visit with a walking tour - we've been on some that are only OK and some that
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Great way to start your visit in Lisbon
As we were the only ones who signed up we had a private tour with Philipa. She was an outstanding guide, very solic
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Tony W
Revelation Tour was brilliant
Philipa took us on a 3 hr odyssey of Lisbon that we could never have thought up ourselves. She was amazing. We talk
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2–3 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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