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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 3 hours 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 pain...

    Excellent tour. Learned about the history of the different parts. The guide is really knowledgeable about the city's history.

  • Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    2. Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Experience the sights and sounds of Lisbon on a unique 3-hour guided tuk tuk tour that’s priced for a group of up to 6 persons. Feel the pulse of the cosmopolitan city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts to take in the traditional atmosphere of the old quarters.  From a tuk tuk you’ll have the opportunity to get up close for an insight into local life. Highlights of the tour: • Downtown Lisbon • Rossio Square • Santa Justa elevator • Lisbon Cathedral • Saint Anthony Church • Portas do Sol viewpoint • Graça neighborhood • Castle neighborhood • Senhora do Monte viewpoint • Mouraria • Saint Vincent Monastery • Flea market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) • National Pantheon • Alfama neighborhood 

    We did the tour last week and it was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and took us around city in a super quiet Tuk Tuk. She was very punctual, came right on time to pick us up. I definitely recommend these guys to anybody else who wants to see the city but doesn't have time!

  • Lisbon Highlights and Hidden Gems with a Local Guide

    3. Lisbon Highlights and Hidden Gems with a Local Guide

    Enjoy stunning views from the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and learn how Lisbon has changed over the centuries, especially after the devastating 1755 earthquake. Get to know the historical Bairro Alto and Alfama neighborhoods. Pass the ruins of the Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and admire the golden chapel of the Igreja de São Roque before visiting the Santa Justa elevator. Sample a glass of the local sour cherry liquor at the city's oldest ginjinha bar, and then visit the monumental Igreja de São Domingos. Continue along Rua Augusta to discover the remains of a secret Roman amphitheater. Get more amazing views from the Portas do Sol viewpoint, and taste the local produce at a small family business, including cheese and chorizo paired with a glass of white or red wine. Admire the imposing façade of Lisbon Cathedral before ending on Praça do Comércio to look at s...

    The tour David gave us was amazing! We saw so much of Lisbon in just a few hours and got so much out of this tour. Would highly recommend!

  • Lisbon: Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral Guided Walking Tour

    4. Lisbon: Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and listen to an introduction about the history of the city. Then start your tour by passing by the famous Rossio train station, the Sao Domingos Church, the Lisbon Jewish Memorial, and the Queen Maria II National Theater. Continue along the pedestrianized avenue Rua Augusta to arrive at the Santa Justa Elevator. Learn about the construction of this famous landmark. You’ll then arrive at the first viewpoint, the Elevador Castelo, from where you can admire an impressive view of the Tagus River and the downtown area. Next, head to the famous Sao Jorge Castle to enjoy some free time and take pictures. Continue to the Portas do Sol viewpoint. Marvel at the superb views of the river, the terracotta roofs of the city, and the historical Tram 28. Pass by the Santa Luzia lookout before arriving at the Lisbon Cathedral. Your guide will take you on a tour through the monument, w...

    This was yet another wonderful experience. Since we requested an English speaking tour we ended up having our own private guide with Sofia who was just so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the Alfama zone and Lisbon. The stops along the way to taste Ginginha and Beirao along with their Pastel de Nata was delightful. Beautiful to see the architecture and landmarks still in existence. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

    5. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

    This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro •...

    Our guide Bruno was great. It was the right amount of history and entertainment for us. We had opportunities along the way to get a snack and drink. The only bummer was that the rolled up plastic cover on the Tuk Tuk is right in your view and you either have to look up through the plastic window or bend down to look out under the cover. On the positive side, we were protected from the sun.

  • South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

    6. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

    Cycle to the Almada e Cristo Rei statue, overlooking Lisbon city center, on a 3-hour electric bike tour of the southern neighborhoods. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstetched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Praça Martim Moniz for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange <...

  • Lisbon: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

    7. Lisbon: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the heart of Lisbon on a guided walking tour. Discover the city of kings, poets, and artists as you walk its streets with a local guide.

    Learn about Lisbon's past, how the city rose from the ashes after an earthquake and was reborn. Hear stories of espionage, dictatorships, and passionate revolutions.

    Visit the city's top attractions, including the Praça do Comércio, where kings and heads of state would disembark when visiting Portugal in years gone by.

    Wander the steep cobblestone streets of the Bairro Alto neighborhood, admire the views of Lisbon from the Santa Justa Elevator, and more.

  • Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Kickstart Tour

    8. Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Kickstart Tour

    Meet your favorite local host and visit Lisbon’s main highlights and get all the answers to the questions running through your head. During this tour, you will get local insights into what you should be doing on your trip right from the source - a local. Prepare to take on the city beyond the advice you read on travel blogs and guidebooks - it’s time to travel like a local.  You’ll visit some of the main highlights of the city, as well as some of the most unique hidden gems, that only locals know about. See the popular Sé Catedral, Praca do Comercio and the breathtaking Mirador de Sta Luzia viewpoint where you can capture the most beautiful sights of the city. Looking for a dinner stop after your tour? Let your host guide you through the famous Alfama district, filled with history and great eating spots and cafes. Along the route, make sure to ask your host all your questions, you’ll g...

  • Lisbon: 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

    9. Lisbon: 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Benefit from hotel pick-up or start your tuk tuk tour of Lisbon at the central Praça da Figueira, part of the Baixa Pombalina re-urbanized after the devastations of the earthquake in 1755. Venture into downtown Lisbon, passing the monuments of Praça de D. Pedro IV (Rossio Square) and the Santa Justa Lift. Marvel at the imposing façade of Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), see the 18th-century Santo António Church and discover many other highlights along the way. Stop at the flea market of Feira da Ladra, where an eclectic mix of items are sold every Tuesday and Saturday. Then, ascend to the popular neighborhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto to experience the cosmopolitan pulse of some of the city's commercial old quarters. Journey along the banks of the River Tagus in Belém, where landmark attractions include the extravagant Jerónimos Monastery and the imposing Torre de Belém. Discover the...

    Very nice tour to see the city highlights, unless we did not have a 'real' tuktuk but more a golfcaddy. Our guide was really friendly and told us a lot about the city with great enthousiasm. He dis noy have a fixed tour but was flexivble to our interests. Also gave time to see churches and miradoures, and did not closely sticked to the hour we booked. Great!

  • Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

    10. Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

    Discover a unique feature of Lisbon and a special mode of inner-city transport: the funiculars that connect different parts of the city on various levels. You will get the chance to ride on the interesting cable railways, as well as the trams from the 19th century. Start with a ride on the “Elevador da Bica” from 1892, which connects Mercado da Ribeiro with Bairro Alto, which is now the center of the nightlife in the city. Afterwards you will cross Praça Camões with its beautiful cobbled streets and ride the “Elevador de Santa Justa”, the only vertical elevator in Lisbon that also offers a fantastic panoramic view over the city. You will then visit the magnificent Jesuit church, Igreja de São Roque, with the holy chapel of São João Baptista. Behind the church you will find the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alantara, where you will have the opportunity to capture excellent photos. You will ...

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What people are saying about Santa Justa Lift

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Hi, very recomended. Nadia is the fantastic quide. Every question was welcome. It was very good exprience, to learn a few new things about the City and the people living here for centuries. Wish her all the best. Elżbieta Dzwonnik

Excellent tour. Learned about the history of the different parts. The guide is really knowledgeable about the city's history.

Elisabete was a fantastic tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, flexible, and made our tour worthwhile. So glad we booked!

Very worthwhile tour! It helped us appreciate Lisbon even more than before!

It was a very nice tour that describes very well the spirit of the city.