Discovering Lisbon – Classic Portugal

Enjoy the classical and majestic sights of Lisbon on this one day tour.

We will show you the beauty and history of Lisbon. A perfect way to begin your holiday, our tour will give you a great overview of one of the world’s longest founded cities. Built on seven hills Lisbon is a truly ancient city with architecture and influences remaining from the Moors, the Romans and the Portuguese Age of Discovery.

Tour Details

Sightseeing Tour – 8 Hours – 2 or more people – Private driver

You will enjoy Portuguese heritage and history, panoramic views, stunning architecture, warm and friendly people

This tour includes free wifi, professional private driver and insurance

This tour doesn’t include entry fees to museums, galleries and monuments, an official tour guide to enter with you (available on request) and lunch

Our Promise To You

All our tours are with a registered private driver who not only drives but also shares with you their local experience and stories of the region. Should you wish an official tour guide to accompany you on your trip and enter the museums, attractions and monuments with you this can be arranged at an extra fee. We always pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in the Lisbon area. All our cars and minivans are modern, comfortable and come with air-conditioning. We also offer luxury vehicles on request. Please bring along your own refreshments for the journey, as we no longer offer clients single use plastic bottles of water as we are trying to do our bit for the environment.

The Highlights

Alfama – The only area of Lisbon not to be destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, Alfama is the perfect place to put away your map and wander through the narrow alleys and small squares. You will hear Fado coming from the restaurants, see locals hanging out their laundry and all Portuguese food cooking. You really feel as though you have stepped back in time. 

Castelo Sao Jorge – Magnificently placed this castle can been seen from almost anywhere in the city. It’s oldest parts date back to the 6th century. Occupied by the Romans, then the Moors, the castle was eventually dedicated to the St George, the Patron Saint of England, to commemorate the Anglo-Portuguese agreement from 1371 (which still exists to this day!)

Baixa / Chiado – This area is the heart of Lisbon and was entirely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. Wide avenues, grand squares and 18th century architecture host many cafes, restaurants, shops and museums. Hotels and nightlife are also all around. Another area perfect for wandering.

Elevador Santa Justa – Technically part of the public transport service in Lisbon the Elevador is a must-see for the most amazing views across the city. It as built in the 19th century to connect downtown with Largo de Carmo.

Panoramic Viewspoints – Once a well-kept secret this viewpoint gives you a view of nearly the entire city: Senhora do Monte. Then we move over the city to the viewpoint of Sao Pedro de Alcantara, which has views over the water from a lovely, shaded garden.

Belem – To the west of Lisbon lays the waterfront district of Belem. It is from this river bank that Portuguese explorers set sail over many years. Admire the Discoveries Monument and walk along the river to Torre de Belem. You can finish off your tour with a Pasteis de Nata from the world-famous shop, Pasteis de Belem.

Personalise This Tour

You may wish to adapt the tour itinerary above to suit you. If there is some place specific you wish to see which is not listed just let us know! We want to create your perfect tour and we provide you with a detailed itinerary of the day.

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