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Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories, and Lifestyle

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Overview
Discover Lisbon’s historic highlights on a half-day sightseeing tour that includes a long list of architectural landmarks, providing a glimpse at how the city evolved over centuries of political and religious change. You’ll tour the atmospheric Bairro Alto neighborhood, visit convents and churches, and ride the electric tram to Portas do Sol, with a guide to help bring each historic site to life.
Highlights
  • 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
Duration
3h
Return Details
Lisbon, Portugal
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Tram trip
  • Coffee and cake break
Exclusions
  • 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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By: Lisboa Autentica
560 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
victorlY2295NE
Lisbon, Portugal
110
Excellent
This activity was excellent because our tour guide was very knowledgeable of Lisboa in general! We starte the tour
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CLALEX_11
Denver, Colorado
112
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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146susannev
Cape Town, South Africa
467
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
23
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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Calicad
11
Wonderful!
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 Z
52
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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irkedyarn
Singapore, Singapore
31
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
64
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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Niamhfinan1
4117
Must do tour Stefan was the best guide
This is an excellent walking tour headed by our guide for the day Stefan (sorry if I have spelt your name wrong).
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arj-es2010
110
E-bike tour with Lisboa Autentica
A private E-bike Tapas Tour organized for people at Lisboa Autentica. Without prior consultation, 4 people were
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ErikE878
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
13667
Great 3-hour walking tour
We were five people who spent three hours with Catarina. What a wonderful guide she is! Very knowledgeable, funny
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Jill B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
56
Great way to understand more about the city and what to see
Beatricha was a fabulous guide. She didn't do the usual guide thing of making it sound as if she'd told the same
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Ekaterina P
11
Excellent and enjoyable
We did a 3-hour walking tour with Olesya in Russian and were very happy with it. A good blend of walking,
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tufie
Vienna, Austria
54
SuperBAD!
Really bad English! Almost no information! And wrong Infos! Couldn’t answer any questions! We did after a
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jbryk62
Westfield, New Jersey
22
Beautiful way to see Sintra and Cascais
My young adult son and I took this bike tour with Jorge- he was an amazing guide who offered us a local views and
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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