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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.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Bairro Alto
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Igreja de Sao Roque
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Igreja do Carmo
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Elevador de Santa Justa
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Miradouro das Portas do Sol
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Se Catedral
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Lisbon, Portugal
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  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
1: R. Garrett 120, 1200-445 Lisboa, Portugal
2: Praça Luís de Camões, 1200-243 Lisboa, Portugal
Return Details
Lisbon, Portugal
  • Professional guide
  • Tram trip
  • Coffee and cake break
  • Other food and beverages
  • Transfers to/from the meeting point
  • Entry/Admission - Elevador de Santa Justa
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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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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! She was kind enough to answer all my
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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 and passionate about Lisbon and
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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 really helpful insights about the
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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 to our interests. Many
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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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About the operator
By: Lisboa Autentica
Shai B
Fernando Pessoa tour via Lisboa Autentica
We took the Fernando Pessoa tour with the amazing tour guide Fabrizio, who gave us the best tour we had in Lisbon.
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Lisbon of Fado
Very special walking tour, a great guide walking us through the old streets of Alfama and Mouraria, with a
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Victor L
Lisbon, Portugal
This activity was excellent because our tour guide was very knowledgeable of Lisboa in general! We starte the tour
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Denver, Colorado
Out of the city
Great way to get outside of Lisbon and see the countryside and ocean. Note e bikes do not do all the work - there
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Susanne V
Cape Town, South Africa
An absolute must if you want to really see the city
We started off booking one eBike tour (Belém) and ended up on three consecutive day trips ( Secrets of Lisbon;
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Colin B
Peebles, United Kingdom
Sintra to Cascais with Ethan
Excellent day out, expertly guided in a relaxed manner by Ethan. Great route, including an off-road section
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We had a group of six and Daniel was our guide. He was very patient and put up with our group jokes and even
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Michael Zaretsky
excellent trips with Joanna
We had 2 full days trips with Joanna - the first one to Sintra, Caiscais and Estoril, the second one to Queluz
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Singapore, Singapore
Can’t miss tour c/o Beatrix
I was lucky to be the only one in the English tour and Beatrix was my wonderful guide. She knew all there is to
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Babita B
Vancouver, Canada
Amazing tour and guide!!
We did this bike tour with David and it was the highlight of our trip! With the e-bikes the biking was as easy as
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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