Filipa is probably one of the best guides in Lisbon. She knows a lot about this town, not only important historical facts, but also (and that was what made the tour so nice) a lot of small details and stories about the city, its buildings and people. Filipa takes her time to guide you around, listening to your needs/wishes and answering all of your questions. We took the Walk and Taste Lisbon tour, it was truly our favourite part of our 4-days stay in Lisbon! I would highly recommend Filipa and this tour company!
Walk & Taste Lisbon
Small Group Tour
Sample Portuguese Delicacies
Knowledgeable Local Guide
The best way to get to know our city is by exploring on foot. Follow your local guide as they take you through the narrow streets to find some of the city’s most well-known spots, as well as lesser known areas off the tourist grid.
Why You’ll Love This Tour:
Sample local Portuguese delicacies such as Bifana, our famous pork sandwich
Learn all about the history behind Portuguese monuments
Venture off traditional tourist paths
Try Ginjinha, our famous cherry liquor
Benefit from the small group atmosphere and a local guide
Explore the Old Quarter and downtown Lisbon
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9:00am & 2:30pm
Praça da Figueira (in front of the statue)
Limited to 8 people
Mandatory to wear a face mask indoors
For kids 12+. As Lisbon is known as the City of Seven Hills, this tour may not be suitable for people with a walking disability or baby strollers.
- Coffee & pastry
- Bifana (Portuguese pork sandwich)
- Codfish fritter
- 1 beer
- 1 Ginjinha (cherry liquor)
- Guided visits inside the monuments
- Additional items not mentioned
What to bring
We recommend comfortable shoes (Lisbon’s streets are mostly cobblestone), sunscreen, and a hat/umbrella depending on the weather.
About the guide
You will be accompanied by a driver/guide with impeccable knowledge of the region. All small group tours are available in English. If you would like your tour in another language, please contact us about a private tour.
Overview of your tour
We’ll get to the heart of Lisbon on this small group walking tour, journeying through historic squares and quirky neighborhoods, as well as sampling some of Portugal’s most famous treats.
We’ll visit Mouraria, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon, where the narrow streets and colorful houses offer the perfect insight into the more traditional regions of Lisbon. We’ll learn the history behind the castle of Lisbon and why it was so important for the locals of Mouraria and Alfama. Explore the Old Quarter with your guide while sampling a variety of Portuguese treats.
Next, head downtown and learn about the earthquake that devastated the city in the XVIII century. Sample food from the islands of Portugal and enjoy a stop to try a Bifana, Portugal’s famous pork sandwich. Pass by Praça do Comércio and walk from downtown to Chiado to see the artist and shopping district of Lisbon. And lastly, finish your tour at Rossio Square with a famous Ginjinha in your hand.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lisbon is famous for being the City of Seven Hills. We try to use public elevators as much as possible, but it is difficult to avoid uphill walking. If you’d like to take this tour by van, please contact us.
This tour is suitable for children over the age of 12. As this is a walking tour and Lisbon’s streets are mostly cobblestone, it will be difficult to walk with strollers. If you’d like to take this tour (or something similar) with a child, please get in touch with us about a private tour.
Yes! All of our tours require a minimum of 2 people to run; however, we welcome reservations from solo travelers (no need to purchase two tickets!). If there are fewer than two people booked on a tour, we will reschedule the tour for another day or offer you a different tour.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
Check out what other tour-goers are saying
Had a wonderful afternoon with Filipa of Portuguese For a Day Tours. I saw places in Lisbon I would never have found and tasted wonderful food. Filipa shared the history of the sites as well as a few tips for future exploration. I highly recommend a tour. Fun, informative and tasteful!
Filipa was a wonderful guide and showed me so many interesting things on our tour. We ate lunch at her favorite Bifana shop – delicious! – and tried Portuguese Tarts from an award winning bakery, straight out of the oven and washed down with an espresso. We climbed the streets of Mouraria, clambered around the walls of St George castle, visited beautiful cathedrals and basilica, and I learned so much fascinating history about Lisbon and it’s local neighborhoods. I would recommend to everyone to do this tour, and do it with Filipa – she clearly loves what she does and loves to share her passion for Lisbon. Thank you Filipa for a wonderful afternoon – it has been the highlight of my trip.