Take a Walk Where the Locals Go
3-hours Rated: Moderate walk
Departs year round at 9:30 am
Chldren ages 12 and under are FREE!
inclusive: Guide, entry fees, taxes & historic trolley ride
Group Tours are limited to a maximum of 8 guests
For Private Tours please click on link at bottom of page
Join us for a lively walk around the city’s diverse bairros and monuments where the smells, sights and sounds of everyday life can only be experienced on foot. Quaint alley ways and stairs reveal the layers of history that have transformed Lisbon over the ages. Our morning departure time makes the most of quiet views from beautiful terraces known as Miradouros.
View Gothic ruins, walk past towering Baroque churches, and local markets that give the city its unique character. With one of our personable guides you will discover the real Lisbon beyond the major tourist spots.
Few visitors are aware that the Dona Maria II theatre rests on the site of the former Inquisition palace, where trials based on cruel acts of faith and public executions took place for nearly 250 years. Outside the ruins of the roof-bare Carmel Church are clues to Portugal’s “Carnation Revolution,” and the great earthquake of 1755.
This is for those who want an insiders look at Lisbon, traversing the city like locals, aboard a historic elevador and walks through car free squares, breathtaking vistas, famous cafes and rich personalities that define the City of Explorers.
Major highlights on this walking tour:
Praca do Comercio: The epicenter of the worlds first global trade network
Baixa- Pombalina Downtown: Europe's first earthquake proof neighborhood and birthplace of 18th century urban design
Sao Dominigo's Square: Home to massacres, marriages and monarchs
Praca da Figueira: A city of the dead, hospital and market
Rossio: The public gathering place for the city and once the site of the Inquisitors Palace
Elevador de Santa Justa: A Neo-Gothic tower of transport and beautiful views
Carmo ruins: The roofless church that survived the great earthquake, and one of Portugal's most poetic buildings
Bairro Alto: Where trendy, young and hip meets the old world. Sao Pedro de Alcantara Garden: The most scenic views from the west side Lisbon
Praca Camoes: A tribute to the writer, fighter, womanizer, and all around scoundrel who created a literary masterpiece
Chiado: Rua Garrett, Lisbon's fashionable shopping district with some of the oldest retail shops in Europe and home to Fernanado Pessoa's place in history.
your tour has been successfully booked online you will receive an
automatically generated voucher. Following this we will personally send a
map and photo by email of the exact meeting location for our
easy-to-find point in Praca do Comercio. If you do not receive this map within 24-hours, please check your email "Spam" folder, or contact us by phone or email.
To request a private tour reservation, please click here for our online Request Form
Private Tours start at 147 (EUR) for two guests, not per person. Your guide will meet you at your
downtown Lisbon hotel, ship dock, or a pre-arranged location downtown
Lisbon that works best for your travel plans.
Major highlights on this walking tour:
Baixa- Pombalina Downtown
Praca da Figueira
Sao Dominigo's Square
Lisbon's original Ginginha stand
Elevador de Santa Justa
Carmo ruins from Largo do Carmo
San Pedro de Alcantara Garden
Praca Camoes and Chiado shopping and cafe areas
Things To Bring
Comfortable walking shoes, portable umbrella, and a camera for some of Lisbon's most scenic overlooks.
LIMITED to 8 guests. No hidden fees! Includes guide, entry fees, taxes and public transit up to the Chiado hill for group tours. There are also stops along the way where clean restrooms are available.
From downtown we will reach the Chiado hill by taking the S. Justa, or Gloria Elevador. After this there is very little uphill walking required. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a bottle of water.
- A guide for at least 3 hours
- Guides have academic qualifications
- No megaphones or annoying headsets
- Meets at an easy-to-find downtown location
- The lowest rates in Lisbon
- Excellent English-speaking staff with strong, clear voices
- Personable and engaging guides
- Lively and knowledgeable scholars
- Flexible terms and conditions
Food and beverage service.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
If an itinerary is canceled for any reason by either party, Lisbon Explorer Tours cannot be held liable for any fees, expenses, or monetary losses related to transportation, accommodations, food, illness, or travel expenses by guests, their agents, representatives, or associates.
We also know that traveling can be an unpredictable adventure so we will NOT hold you responsible for cancellations due to transport delays, strikes, extreme weather conditions, or any other events beyond your control. We simply ask for the courtesy of a phone call in these situations.
If guests are not satisfied with the tour departure time, meeting location, group size, or other logistics, they may request a refund in person at the tour meeting time. An on-site refund request will terminate a guests reservation and a complete refund will be issued within 48 hours.
Refunds CAN BE AVAILABLE for Group itineraries. Cancellations and complete refunds of any tour can be made free of charge.
Please arrive early, departure times are exact - We are not sticklers and we know your plans can change unexpectedly due a variety of reasons.
Refunds requested at the END of the tour will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
No-shows are non-refundable.
9:30am, year round. Prices are all inclusive, no hidden fees! Children 12 years and under are free!
Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter, and June 13th
After your tour has been successfully booked online you will receive an automatically generated voucher. Following this we will personally send a map and photo by email of the exact meeting location for our easy-to-find point in Praca do Comercio. If you do not receive this map within 24-hours, please check your email "Spam" folder, or contact us by phone or email.
Chiado near Praca Camoes
Booking for [Hidden Lisbon Group (Limited to 8)] on December 31, 1969
Duration: 3 hours
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