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Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

1. Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots. You’ll explore the city for with a knowledgeable local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Your tour begins in the 5-centuries-old Bairro Alto, where you’ll learn about the evolution of the city. After the earthquake of 1755 this space attracted families from the Baixa and Bairro districts, who began the process of renewal. Pass through the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy stunning views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the church and museum of San Roque, built by the Jesuits. San Roque was one of the first Jesuit churches in Portugal and in fact, one of the first worldwide. The church has an austere façade, but an interior that features gilding, tiles, and paintings that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque style. Heading down the hill, you’ll come to the Carmo convent and church, fine examples of the city’s Gothic architecture. This is a site of historical importance as it was here that the Carnation Revolution began in 1974, putting an end to nearly 5 decades of dictatorship. A little further on, you’ll arrive at the Santa Justa elevator, an imposing monument built in the Gothic Revival style, that provides one of the best viewpoints in the city. You’ll see a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city. After a short break, you’ll take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol you’ll see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Alfama is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. The tour ends at Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1150, 3 years after the city was taken back from the Moors. Over time it has been subject to various architectural changes, becoming a mixture of different styles.

Lisbon: Food Tasting Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with 4 Stops

2. Lisbon: Food Tasting Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with 4 Stops

Wake up your taste buds on a food tasting tour of Lisbon. Cruise around the city in an electric tuk tuk, experiencing incredible views and even more incredible flavors along the way. Feel like a local in the city, learning about Lisbon’s history from the stories of your local guide. Take a scenic drive through Alfama, Graca, São Vicente, and Baixa, some of the cities’ oldest areas. Enjoy 4 different food tasting experiences along the way, making stops in some of the best places to grab traditional food and drink in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

3. Lisbon: Historical Tour on a Tukxi

This tour will take you back in time through the narrow-cobbled streets of Lisbon where you discover its historic and cultural heritage. You will fall in love with the picturesque and colorful neighbourhoods like Mouraria, Graça and Alfama. Each neighbourhood has something different to offer. Mouraria, for example, is the multi-ethnic part of the city, where you will find people and food from all over the world.  Graça is situated on the highest of the seven hills, where you will find São Jorge Castle, some amazing views and probably the best view in the city in Nossa senhora do Monte Belvedare, which is just a few minutes from the castle. Next stop is Alfama: the Arab district of the city and its oldest neighbourhood where you feel like you have stepped back in time. Narrow winding streets, stone paved terraces and small arches make this an unforgettable experience. This part of town is home to the amazing fado houses, where you will hear beautiful traditional, melancholic music and enjoy some amazing food!

Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

4. Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

Discover Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood on a half-day tour of Alfama, following the path of the city walls and Moorish castle of São Jorge. Meet at the historic Casa dos Bicos (“House of the Spikes”), built around 1523 and a rare survivor of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. See evidence of the old Roman salting tanks at the Cetária. Travel back to Roman times, when Lisbon was known as “Olisipo,” and learn how the Romans discovered the thermal waters of Alfama before the Muslims gave them the name “Al-Hamma.” Wander a labyrinth of alleys and interior patios to discover secret stairways and hidden squares that lead to what used to be Lisbon's Jewish Quarter. Learn about the birth of fado music, and experience one of the city's oldest customs as you pass through Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. Next, go to Lisbon Cathedral, built in the 12th century and modified in a mix of architectural styles. Enjoy panoramic views from the Portas do Sol belvedere. Along the way, learn about the origins of the city and experience the daily lives of its residents. Your guide will also advise you on the best places to visit for the rest of your stay.

Lisbon: Full-Day Self-Guided E-Car Tour with GPS Audio Guide

5. Lisbon: Full-Day Self-Guided E-Car Tour with GPS Audio Guide

This is an experience in Lisbon that shouldn't be missed, if you desire freedom. Lisbon is ready to welcome you! Your journey starts with a presentation of how to operate your electric vehicle and the technology on board which includes: a GPS Audio Guide, free Wi-Fi, and the ability to record or broadcast your experience via social media to all of your friends and family. After you are comfortable with everything, you set off on a 6-hour drive at the wheel of a Renault Twizy through streets of Lisbon. Where to? You choose. Here in Lisbon, every picture you take will be a perfect postcard. Stop at the Miradouros, terraces with cinematic views overlooking the Tagus River, full of color and history. Or head to Nossa Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol or Santa Luzia: all these spots offer perfect panoramas for you to enjoy. With your 100% electric Twizy you can park almost anywhere for free so take advantage of your freedom and stop when you want, where you want. Explore Lisbon at your own pace, the narrow streets and ancient ruins, the Castle of Saint George, the Old Cathedral or venture by the riverside all the way to the Tower of Belém.  If you prefer, a predefined tour can be set for you to visit the city's most beautiful viewpoints, see the iconic landmarks along the riverside, or to discover the bohemian side of Lisbon. You have time to visit it all.

Lisbon: 1 Hour Private Segway Tour of the Castle

6. Lisbon: 1 Hour Private Segway Tour of the Castle

Take advantage of the comfort and ease of riding a Segway to overcome the hills of Lisbon in this private 1-hour tour of the streets around the Castle of São Jorge. You can arrange with your guide what time you would like to start your private tour.  Your tour will be started with a familiarization and practice session. You will see that riding on a Segway is the perfect way to climb the hills of Lisbon in the blink of an eye. On the top of a steep hill is found the Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of Saint George) and it’s neighborhood, protected by its ancient walls. While the location of great archaeological discoveries, it has never lost its whitewashed houses and its Roman roads that you will discover by Segway, at a slow pace so as not to miss anything. Get to see how the locals live and their habits on your exploration of Castelo and Mouraria. This will also be a good opportunity to see some of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, including the Sé Cathedral and the National Pantheon. You will have the opportunity to get stunning views of Lisbon from the Miradouros (viewpoints), including the beautifull Portas do Sol. This will be a great opportunity for getting some amazing photos of Lisbon and the Tagus River.

Lisbon: Alfama, Mouraria Neighborhood Walking Tour

7. Lisbon: Alfama, Mouraria Neighborhood Walking Tour

Get an authentic Lisbon experience on this walking tour of some of the oldest neighborhoods in Europe. Taste some ginjinha at a local tavern, take in some amazing views, and eat one of best pastel de nata pastries in the city. Start your adventure at Praça do Comercio in Baixa-Chiado for an introduction to Portuguese history and some interesting stories. Stroll through over 2000 years of history in the Alfama neighborhood. Feel like you're in a village inside of Lisbon in the area considered to be the heart of fado music in Portugal. Listen to the music at the taverns, sit down to some ginjinha, and drink like a local. Climb up to stunning viewpoints like Portas do Sol or Sta. Luzia. Visit San Antonio Bakery for some of the best custard tarts in Lisbon. Finish your tour with stunning views at the Chão do Loureiro Viewpoint. Explore the streets of Mouraria and discover the roots of fado music. Enjoy Lisbon like a local on this amazing walking tour.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Self-Guided Viewing Points Tour in E-Car

8. Lisbon: 3-Hour Self-Guided Viewing Points Tour in E-Car

Start your tour at the emblematic Largo do Rossio, center of the cosmopolitan city of Lisbon and the beginning of your journey through scenes of great visual impact. From here you will drive a dazzling circuit through the hills and streets of Lisbon. Your suggested route is based on viewpoints with the magnificent Tagus River and 25th of April Bridge as scenery. Prepare your Smartphone, choose the best filter and save unforgettable memories. Have an unforgettable experience exploring the city of 7 hills. Get to the best viewpoints in Lisbon and use your Smartphone for photos and videos of unforgettable landscapes. Everything without haste and with time to enjoy Lisbon. Visit viewing points like Portas do Sol, Graça and Bica Lift. Your easy to drive 100% electric car is fully equipped with free Wi-Fi, GPS Audio Guide and live camera so you can share everything online. The included GPS audio guide tells you the best tips and spots for your visit to Lisbon with humor and interaction. End the tour where you started and relive your adventure with the included live recording of your trip.

Lisbon: Hidden Gems Guided Tours

9. Lisbon: Hidden Gems Guided Tours

You have two different tours to choose from, depending on your interests. Bairro Alto Bohemian Walking Tour Meet your guide at Pedro IV Square. After a brief introduction about the history of Lisbon, you will head to the Queen Maria II National Theatre, the São Domingos church dating back to the 13th century, the Lisbon Jewish Memorial, and then the Rossio train station. Next, walk down Rua Augusta, Lisbon's main pedestrian street, and head to the famous Santa Justa lift, before exploring Commerce Square and the Chiado district. Stop for a Pastel de Nata and Ginjinha liquor tasting while admiring the picturesque Funicular da Bica in the Bairro Alto district. Wander through the narrow bohemian streets, admiring its colors and smells. The tour ends at a beautiful viewpoint overlooking Lisbon, called the Miradouro São Pedro Alcântara. Monumental Belem District Walking Tour Meet your tour guide at the Belem Tourist Office. Head to the Monument to the Discoveries, the Belem Tower, and the Monastery of Jerónimos. Stop for a Pastel de Belem along the way. The tour ends in front of the Presidential Belem Palace.

Lisbon: Old Town Walking Tour

10. Lisbon: Old Town Walking Tour

Take a guided walk through Lisbon and learn the city's multicultural origins. Admire historical sites like the Jewish quarter, churches and chapels, and the view of the sun gates. Stroll through the narrow alleys and along the riverfront and find the small village in the middle of a big city. Meet your guide in Praca do Comercio and begin your walk to Casa dos Bicos. Explore the Jewish quarter and the many historical fountains and sites there. Find the best vantage point through the sun gates, and witness panoramic views. Discover more than 2500 years of history in the city as you walk the riverfront and maze-like alleys. Enter into a small town in the city, where locals have maintained a sense of community and a unique lifestyle. Find out more about recent waves of migration to the area and its impact on local culture. Uncover the hidden and forgotten African presence, and hear the tales of both the enslaved and the free.

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What people are saying about Portas Do Sol Terrace

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3,425 reviews

Beatrice, our guide, was just fantastic. Her degrees and education were shown by her ability to answer our questions on subjects such as history, architecture, decorative arts and gastronomy. She was friendly, approachable, courteous, and protective. I was also very appreciative of ensuring the "walking" aspect of the tour was either on even (albeit cobbly) ground or downhill (as opposed to uphill)! I highly recommend this tour as an introduction to the beautiful, historic city of Lisbon. We followed some of her hints and tips and enjoyed our visit immensely.

Beatriz was my guide. She was excellent in that she is vivacious, knowledgeable and stops to answer questions. She would show us things that made Lisbon come alive. This was one of the first things I did in the city as a solo traveler. It's a great introduction to the city and nice way to meet others traveling.

Could not recommend this tour enough . Completed it on my first morning in lisbon and gave me a great sense of the city. Tour guide was brilliant, great value for money.

Beatrice is warm, entertaining and very informative. There was not too much walking, with the tram and the cafe stop.

Very nice your. Our guide David was a wealth of knowledge.