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Nine great Lisbon walking tours

Experience the beautiful Portuguese city at a pleasant pace, with one of these awesome Lisbon walking tours

By Danielle Goldstein

Posted: Monday July 9 2018

You know what those boots were made for, so what are you waiting for? Get out on a Lisbon walking tour and start exploring this ludicrously pretty city. All those tiled buildings steeped in history aren't going to learn about themselves, and the stunning view across the Tagus River simply must be witnessed. Plus, there are pastéis de nata to be eaten, need we say more? Find the best places to do all of the above on one of these fab Lisbon walking tours.


Walking tour with food and wine tastings

See and taste your way through Lisbon on this three- to four-hour small-group walking tour of the city. With historic highlights, culinary delights and local interaction, this tour offers a unique insight into Portugal's capital. Visit some of Lisbon’s famous squares, explore vibrant, multicultural neighborhoods, snack on delicious pastries, fresh seafood and Portuguese wine, and learn about the city's heroes and history-makers. Also including a ride on the River Tagus ferry.


Guided walking tour

Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour takes you to the major sites of central Lisbon. As you follow your local guide, you will get an insight into the city's history and culture. Experience old Lisbon by walking around the Moorish Alfama neighborhood (the city’s oldest quarter) and taking a trip on one of Lisbon's vintage trams. Admire the Eden Theatre, Sé de Lisboa cathedral and the cafes and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighborhood.


Private walking tour

Discover the key sights of Lisbon on this half-day walking tour with a private guide. Hear historical anecdotes about Portugal’s beautiful capital and see top Lisbon attractions, such as Rossio Square, Restauradores Square and the upmarket Chiado district. Then ride a vintage tram to the cobbled, old Moorish district of Alfama, home to Lisbon Cathedral, and finish at another of Lisbon’s crowning glories, the monumental waterside Commerce Square.


Lisbon highlights walking tour

With every step in Lisbon there's something extraordinary to marvel at, especially as each gorgeous building is more interesting than the last. All around the city you'll find out about amazing historical events, discover colorful streets and pleasant squares, beautiful shops and cafés, restaurants with fantastic food and wine, and witness breathtaking views of the many belvederes of Lisbon.


'Romantic and bohemian Lisbon'

Take a traditional tram to Lisbon's most trendy and bohemian neighborhoods: Principe Real, Bairro Alto and Chiado. At any time of the day here you’ll find a liveliness, from people meeting for coffee or dinner to shoppers and thrill-seekers. Little has changed here since the late-nineteenth century; find out all about the history of these trendy streets on this romantic and bohemian walking tour. 


Évora medieval tour

Enjoy a seven- to eight-hour full day tour, which will take you across the famous 25 de Abril bridge, as well as to the medieval village of Monsaraz, where the group will stop for lunch. The remainder of the day will be spent in the great city of Évora, where you'll explore Giraldo Square, São Francisco Church, D Manuel Palace, the Bones Chapel and more.


Gir'Almada walking tour

Get to know an alternative side to Lisbon on this walking tour of Cacilhas and Almada. Take the 'cacilheiro' (ferry) across the river to find stories about the sea at the Naval Museum. Then go up the Boca do Vento elevator and discover the historical centre of Almada, visiting the Casa da Cerca, before heading back down to Cacilhas to enjoy the stunning views of Lisbon.


Historic Lisbon

On this tour of Lisbon you'll learn about the magnificent city's 2000 years of history. The walk begins in the Rossio area, where you may admire the train station, built in 1887, and the Praça D Pedro IV. Then onto Chiado, one of the most traditional parishes in Lisbon, located between the Baixa Pombalina and Bairro Alto. The tour ends in Praça do Comércio, with a small break in the pedestrian Street Rua Augusta.

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Lisbon food tours

Apart from extravagant tiles and baroque architecture, Lisbon is know for its culinary delights. Pastel de nata, bacalhau, ginjinha and porto are words you will have undoubtedly heard associated with the capital at one time or another. 

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Lisbon wine tours

No trip to the beautiful hilly city would be complete without sampling the delicious food and drink that Lisbon has to offer. Whether that be from the bustling cobbled streets of Bairro Alto or the awe-inspiring World Heritage Site, Évora, there's a tour to suit you. We’ve selected some of the finest wine tours and vineyard trips available in this cracking capital.

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Lisbon bike tours

Mount your trusty steed (bicycle) and explore everything the Portuguese capital has to offer. We've selected some of the finest Lisbon bike tours, so you can watch the sun setting from the heights of Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, take a leisurely ride through the Sintra-Cascais Nature Reserve, or amp it up on a mountain bike on the cliffs of Arrábida. Whatever your fancy (and ability), we've got a tour for you. 

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