This is the best tour to know Lisbon and its magical corners. A walk on foot. We started in Baixa Pombalina, in the three most central squares: Praça do Comércio, Rossio and Praça da Figueira. Then we will climb the streets and alleyways of Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon, the birthplace of fado. From there we will arrive at the top of S. Jorge Castle and at the Portas do Sol viewpoint. The route continues through the Sé Cathedral and the church of Santo António, patron saint of the city.
A stay in Lisbon is incomplete without a ride on tram 28, where we will embark on the way to Chiado through sloping narrow streets always accelerating. The next stop is the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, a must for photography.
Chiado, cosmopolitan and bohemian, is a neighbourhood in constant turmoil. It is there that we find the poet Fernando Pessoa sitting at a table of the famous cafe A Brasileira.
This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People x 75€: 150€|
|3People x 54€: 162€|
|4People x 45€: 180€|
|5People x 39€: 195€|
|6People x 36€: 216€|
|7People x 34€: 238€|
|8People x 31€: 248€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 4 hours
Place designated by you
This is the central district of the city, the heart of Lisbon, “Baixa Pombalina”, so named because it was rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1755 under the direction of the Marquis de Pombal, Prime Minister of the king at the time. This area distinguishes itself from the rest of the city due to the geometrical plan of the streets (parallel and perpendicular) and by the three monumental squares named, Comércio, Rossio and Figueira. The Arch of Rua Augusta is the Portuguese Arch of Triumph, embedded with the statues of some of the great national heroes and symbolic representations of the two major Portuguese rivers: the Tagus and the Douro. The train station of Rossio, a masterpiece of the “neo-manuelino” style of architecture from the 19th centrury and the “Santa Justa” Elevator/Lift, designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a student of the great iron crafstman Gustave Eiffel, are two monuments you cannot miss.
The oldest quarter of Lisbon dates back to the time of the Moors. They lived here from the 8th to 12th centuries. Their legacy is still very much present even in the 21st century. The importance of their culture influenced the future kingdom of Portugal. Examples of this, are the monuments left behind, namely the Castle of São Jorge and the traditional houses covered with beautiful Arabian tiles. The panoramic views from the famous “miradouros” of “Portas do Sol” and of “Castelo de São Jorge” (optional) shouldn’t be missed by visitors. Two other places of reference are, the Lisbon Cathedral (12th century) and the Church of St. Anthony (built on the site where he was born).
From Alfama to Chiado the route is done by cable car, passing through the narrow streets of Alfama, crossing the heart of downtown and ascending the hilly streets of Bairro Alto.
“Bairro Alto”, is located in one of Lisbon’s seven hills. It was built during the reign of King Manuel I at the beginning of the 16th century. Structurally, nothing has changed since then, the houses, and the narrow alleys are still the same. Walking through these canted streets, we are sent back to the era of the great Portuguese Explorers. The overview of “São Pedro de Alcantara” is a must stop for photographs.
The bohemian quarter of Chiado is one of the busiest in Lisbon. The streets, “Rua do Carmo” and “Rua Garrett” are a constant whirlwind of people who frequent this area of the city, attracted to the shops, cafés, restaurants, theaters and the Opera House. The famous Café “A Brasileira” has been a regular meeting place for artists, writers and important politicians in the history of Portugal. It’s a must stop for photos ( statue of the poet and writer Fernando Pessoa).
Your tour will always be private with an accredited professional guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you to visits to monuments and other places of interest.
The tour will start at the Arch of Rua Augusta where a guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with the name Premier.tours
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.
Recommendations: Comfortable shoes. In the Summer, solar protection (light clothes, hats, sunglasses, water, etc.).