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Discovering Lisbon Tour

You’ll start discovering Lisbon in one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city. This is the perfect place for your guide to make an introduction to the history of the Portuguese capital. On the way back to downtown, you will pass through Lisbon’s oldest districts, visiting the most beautiful and surprising streets, alleys, monuments and gardens. After some free time, you will head towards Belém. It is in this famous place that you will have the opportunity to visit the church of the Jerónimos Monastery and admire the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries – all while savoring a delicious Pastel de Belém.

Sightseeing tours Sightseeing private tour
Duration 8 hours
Start and finish Starting and finishing in Lisbon
Number of people 2 or more people

Regional features

  • Rich historical and cultural heritage
  • Mild climate
  • Characteristic sunlight
  • Warm & friendly people
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Excellent food that can be enjoyed throughout the city

About this tour


Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).


The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’. Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according your preferences and tour length.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot

Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.

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Our guide/driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historic context. Since our guide is also the driver, and in order to provide you great tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments. Find out why.

Tour highlights


The most traditional and oldest neighborhood of Lisbon composed by a maze of narrow streets, tourtous alleys and steep flights of stairs. It’s the birthplace of ‘Fado’, traditional song of Lisbon classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Alfama is known internationally for its Fado Houses and the Popular Saints’ Festival held in Lisbon throughout June.

Traditional trade area

The main area of interest is Praça do Comércio, one of the largest squares in Europe and, for many centuries, the main entrance of the city of Lisbon. With a marvelous view of the Tagus River, Praça do Comércio extends to the unmissable Cais das Colunas. This square is full of terraces and restaurants where you can enjoy the landscape and the Lisbon’s pace. To get to the city center, you must go through the Arc de Triomphe and walk along Augusta street.


The Baixa neighborhood is the ‘heart’ of Lisbon. Baixa had to be reconstructed after the massive earthquake of 1755 with neoclassical-style buildings and innovative anti-seismic structures. Its streets are covered in Portuguese pavement, a traditional-style pavement made with small flat pieces of stones arranged in a pattern or image, like a mosaic.


Chiado was refurbished as a project of the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, after a great fire in 1988. It became the place of choice for many intellectuals and artists of the new generation. Chiado has an eclectic mix between contemporary and traditional shops, but also a strong historical and cultural component.

Bairro Alto

One of the most picturesque districts of Lisbon where the coexistence of older and younger people originated a peculiar atmosphere. This is reflected in the local businesses: you will find small shops, designers’ ateliers and tattoos and piercings parlors. Bairro Alto is also famous for its many restaurants, “tascas”, bars and nightlife. Have fun on the night of Lisbon!


Launching point for the Portuguese discoveries, with significant historic monuments in a beautiful open riverside setting. Here you can visit the Belem Tower, the Discoveries Monument, visit the church of the Jerónimos Monastery and taste the world-famous “Pastel de Belém”.

Optional experiences and visits

St. George’s Castle

Located on the highest hill of Lisbon and with a marvelous view over the city, it’s one of the most emblematic monuments of Lisbon and home of the Portuguese royalty for centuries. This military fort was built by the Moors in the 11th century and was conquered by the first king of Portugal Dom Afonso Henriques on October 25th of 1147.

‘São Vicente de Fora’ Monastery

This Monastery has one of the most impressive Mannerist churches of Lisbon. By visiting you will be able to see one of the biggest collections of tiles in the world. It is also possible to visit two Mausoleums: one belonging to the Royal House of Braganza and the other to the Patriarchs of Lisbon. Not to be missed is the Patriarchate’s Museum, where you can find its History and beautiful religious art works. Climbing up to the terrace you’ll enjoy one of the best viewpoints of the City and the Tagus river.

Ajuda National Palace

It was one of the official residences of the Portuguese Royal Family. Its museum has an incredible collection of decorative arts, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century such as: jewelry, painting, sculpture, furniture, textiles, goldsmithing, among others.

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

One of the most famous museums in Portugal. The Museum was inaugurated in 1969 and features 6500 pieces by artists such as Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Monet and Degas.

National Museum of Ancient Art

It has more than 40,000 important Portuguese and international works of art, which are expressed through painting, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, and more.

National Coach Museum

The new Coach Museum brings together a unique collection of gala cars and strollers from the 16th to 19th centuries, mostly from the Royal Portuguese House.

The National Tile Museum

Located in a former convent and founded in 1980, the museum gathers some of the most significant examples of national tiles from the 15th century to the present day.

Lisbon Oceanarium

The largest in Europe, with species from every corner of the world. The Oceanarium gathers 8 thousand animals of about 500 different species.

Nations Park

Site of ‘Expo-98′ and today a recreation area alongside the Tagus River, where you can have a nice walk, ride a bicycle, do some shopping, go to Lisbon’s Casino or watch a concert.

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2 people:269€283€296€
3 people:278€292€306€
4 people:292€307€322€
5 people:305€321€336€
6 people:318€334€350€
7 people:329€346€362€
8 people:349€367€384€
9+ people: contact us

LS Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st

HS High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th

SS Special Season: May, September & October

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Fresh bottled water<br> and Wi-Fi

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Up to 7 passengers

Up to
7 passengers

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