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Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

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Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour takes you to the major sites of central Lisbon. As you follow your local guide, you will get great insight into the city's history and culture. Experience old Lisbon by walking around the Moorish Alfama neighborhood (the city’s oldest quarter). Admire the Eden Theatre, Sé de Lisboa cathedral and the cafes and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighborhood. Numbers are limited to 16 people on this guided walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Comprehensive overview of Lisbon with in-depth commentary from a guide
  • Visit places inaccessible by coach on a walking tour 
  • Come to a deeper understanding of Lisbon than if exploring independently
  • Taste a traditional pastel de nata pastry at a local bakery
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Praça de D. Pedro IV Square—also known as Rossio Square—located in central Lisbon. Listen to a short introduction to get oriented, and hear about the history of the square, built with native Portuguese stones. Take in the sights, sounds, and aromatic smells from restaurants as you follow your guide through Restauradores Square and down Liberdade Avenue to see an important obelisk and plenty of examples of Portuguese art deco architecture, including the Eden Theatre. Check out Rossio Central Station and learn the details of the 19th-century engineering marvel that is the tunnel to Sintra. Next up are Carmo Square and the Chiado neighborhood, where you split up for some free time to explore independently (with recommendations from your guide on which local boutiques, restaurants, and bookstores are worth a visit). Meet back up with the group at an arranged time for a ride on the vintage tram (tickets included in the tour price). Hear the history of the tram system while enjoying the ride with the locals who use it for their daily commute, then hop off in the Moorish quarter of Alfama. As you explore, learn about the tradition of fado music, stopping to peek into fado restaurants and performance spaces you would ordinarily walk right by. The tour’s last stops are the oldest cathedral in Lisbon, Sé de Lisboa, and the grand Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio). After your guide’s final history lesson, get insider suggestions on where to explore further and say goodbye to your group.
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Departure Point
Praça Dom Pedro IV, 1100 Lisboa, Portugal
Return Details
Praça do Comércio, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Local guide
  • Pastel de nata pastry
  • Wine Tasting and Tapa
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to museums and monuments
  • Vintage Cable Car Tram Ticket
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews tram ride great tour great introduction pastel de nata cheese and ham glass of wine gave us lots of tips rossio square charcuterie your bearings useful tips guide miguel custard tart answered all our questions highly recommend this tour great tips lovely city
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So glad I took this walking tour, it opened up so many more areas and little ideas of what to check out on my own. Guide was so good getting samples of different food specialties of Portugal plus the ginjinha liqueur which was so tasty!!...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Many thanks to Sebastian for his insights of and passion for Lisbon. He made every effort to ensure the whole group got as much out of the walk as possible, great hints and tips and a must for anyone visiting this beautiful city. Diolch!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Started well and we saw plenty of sights. Good insight into “short cuts” to get up the hills without walking up them. Pace was quite brisk. Whilst the walk will involve going up and down hills and lots and lots of steps, it shouldn’t be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gaz65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an awesome tour today with Sebastian. Not only was he knowledgeable but also friendly and fun to be with. It was so much more than I expected! I highly recommend this trip!

Thank Anncruik
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a walking tour with Sebastian around Lisbon and it was both extremely informative, fun and really helped us to figure out the different districts of Lisbon. We had a really lovely group and was a great first day idea to get a feel...More

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Response from lferreira831 | Reviewed this property |
My tour began at 10am and was in English! It is a great tour...take it!!!
16 September 2019|
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Response from V7533OBstephenc | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was in English and there was a Spanish version at the meeting place next to us. There was a French family on our tour and they took it in English but I would send the company a message because I suspect that they... More
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Response from SoloJava | Reviewed this property |
About 4 hours but last stop is optional. You can leave at any time.
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