This action-packed Lisbon tour will have you seeing and tasting your way around the city. Expect to see historic structures, eat local delicacies, and gain some interesting insight about Lisbon.
You'll meet your guide at the famous Restauradores Square, which is known for its obelisk that commemorates the country's independence from Spanish rule. You will stroll by the Rossio train station and visit the city's main square to discover how the area has changed since a major 1755 earthquake.
Afterward, you'll have a chance to see the beautiful Mouraria neighborhood, which is home to a cultural melting pot. Because of Portugal's maritime history, you'll see a lot of this influence throughout the city. All of this exploring is bound to make you hungry, so the Lisbon tour makes a stop at a tiny, off-the-beaten-path bakery for tasty pastries and delicious coffee. Learn about Fado (Lisbon's unique music) and walk past the birthplace of the legendary Maria Severa, Fado's first superstar who used to sing in Lisbon's taverns many years ago.
Soak up some Lisbon sightseeing highlights and history while visiting churches and taverns, then stop to taste Portuguese cheese and authentic, locally made marmalade.
Other highlights on this Lisbon tour include Bairro Alto, Bica and Chiado. You'll stop off at a gorgeous viewpoint in Bairro Alto to take in the Lisbon panorama and have a refreshing drink. Board a ferry and journey to the picturesque Cacilhas, where Portuguese green wine and freshly-caught seafood await! Enjoy magnificent views from the South Bank before returning to your drop-off point. Your guide will be more than happy to provide you with recommendations regarding other points of interest. Don't wait to book your tour, as spots are filling up fast.
Reviewer: Catherine Cromer
We had a wonderful time on this walking tour. Our guide was knowledgable and fun, and the food and drink were an unexpected pleasure.
Reviewer: Sandy Simonson
A taxi was not easy to find so we had to walk to the meeting place which was a bit of a challenge. Suggest providing a good map from the port. We walked nearly 7 miles total and there were some steps and a lot of cobblestones. We saw many interesting places, had Portuguese cheese, tawny port, pastry samplings with great coffee, took a ferry (included) to/from "dormitory island" for a traditional lunch (included) and were returned safely nearly six hours later. We highly recommend this walking tour. Our guide, Rebeca, was excellent.
Reviewer: Gary G Ralston
Our tour guide was Sophia. Very knowledgeable, pleasant, and helpful in introducing our group to Lisbon. This walk is not for the physically unfit. Lisbon, like San Francisco, is built on many hills, some of them steep. For the most part, we walked downhill from the designated starting point but the city is impossible to be adequately seen with out climbing steps. The biggest problem was keeping up with her and being able to hear her words of wisdom about the city and its history. All in all she did a good job and we were pleasantly pleased to see so much. I would highly recommend this tour for any reasonably fit person. Not suited for the very young or disabled.
Reviewer: P. Faith
We were in a group of eleven people. The tour guide was knowledgeable and provided great information. We walked through a church, then up to a hidden away small patio of nice family owned coffee shop. The pastries and espresso was delicious. Continued walking to a wine and cheese store and had wonderful samples of both. Then finally took a ferry to another restaurant featuring sparkling wine and several seafood snacks.
The guide was very knowledgeable for all the eras of the history and took us to wonderful sampling places.