Thanks to the whole team and Andrei, our guide, in particular for the wonderful and memorable tour. It was well planned and well executed. Highly recommended!
Great Introduction to the City
Explore Downtown Lisbon
Perfect for Short Stays in Lisbon
Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer with a private city tour. Benefit from the personalized attention of your guide as we take you on a cultural and historical ride along the city, showing you the most important parts of Lisbon, and hidden areas only the locals know to help you uncover the beating heart of our eclectic city.
Why You’ll Love This Tour:
Completely private tour
Immerse yourself in the best of Lisbon culture
View some of the iconic sights of Lisbon with a local guide
Travel comfortably between the narrow streets of Lisbon
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€300 – €560
Price varies according to the group size. Select the number of people to see the total amount.
Centrally located Lisbon hotels/accommodations
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, year-round
This tour does not comprehend lunch time.
- Pickup and drop-off in central Lisbon hotels
- Informative driver/guide
- Pastel de Belém (custard tart)
- Insurance compliant with Portuguese legal requirements
- Entrance tickets to attractions
- Guided visits inside the monuments
- Other items not mentioned
What to bring
Comfortable shoes and a light jacket, as the weather can change
About the guide
You will be accompanied by a driver/guide with impeccable knowledge of the region. All tours are available in English. If you would like your tour in another language, please contact us to check availability.
Overview of your tour
Our Private Lisbon City Tour is the ideal excursion for first-time Lisbon travelers or those who’d like to learn from a trustworthy local! Benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide as we explore everything from Lisbon’s most iconic sites to hidden gems only Lisboans know.
Our first stop is a viewpoint in the city to soak up the incredible panoramic views over Lisbon. Here you will get a historical overview of Lisbon and better understand how Lisbon expanded in all the hills. We’ll then make our way down to Alfama, passing by the Castle, the Cathedral, and the old quarter of Mouraria. Next, we head to Baixa, Lisbon’s official center, to learn about the city’s devastating earthquake and how this area rose from the ashes.
Continuing our historical and cultural drive, we pass by Restauradores Square and head to Avenida da Liberdade. One of Lisbon’s most important avenues, and often called the “Portuguese Champs-Élysées”, Avenida’s relaxing atmosphere makes the perfect transition to the rest of our morning.
On top of Avenida, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent view of the city and learn about the dictatorship period that ended in Portugal in 1974.
Our Lisbon tour continues to Príncipe Real, an upscale area in the city center, famous for its mansions, bars, and premier shopping destination showcasing local designers.
We will then travel to Bairro Alto, a bohemian neighborhood in Lisbon with steep cobbled streets, passing by the viewpoint Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara and the São Roque church.
Our Lisbon Tour continues to Lisbon’s riverside Cais do Sodré, where we will see the famous Mercado da Ribeira.
Next, we head to Belém, always traveling along the river. Belém is a neighborhood in Lisbon with a set of historical buildings. Here you will learn about the plight of Portuguese explorers and take in the most significant monuments, such as the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. We’ll then sample traditional custard tart (Pastel de Belém) at Lisbon’s famous pastry cafe – Pastéis de Belém.
On the way to your hotel/accommodation, we will pass by the Parliament and the Basílica da Estrela.
You can also opt to have your drop-off at the Campo de Ourique Market to have your lunch in the food court attached to the market. Witness vendors selling vibrant fruit and vegetables. With a variety of meat and fish dishes, sandwiches and desserts, there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your tour is completely private, meaning the only people joining you will be your group and your tour guide.
If hotel or apartment pickup is offered for your tour, then your pickup location should be at your accommodation. If we are unable to access/stop in your street with the van, we will arrange a convenient meeting point. We only provide pickups in central Lisbon hotels or short-term rentals.
Transportation is in an air-conditioned vehicle.
This is a sightseeing tour, with stops in viewpoints and a stop at Belém. Perfect for all ages!
Our maximum number of guests is eight, and we do not operate with groups larger than eight people.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
Check out what other tour-goers are saying
We had a private tour with Filipa that allowed us to see Lisbon as an overview from a local’s perspective and our own pace. It was perfect in every way. Filipa was kind, considerate, flexible and a fountain of knowledge. It’s clear she researches in considerable depth and far beyond the likely questions and history. She is diplomatic as well as witty. We felt like we were with a life long friend. Her recommendations and advice were invaluable. So lucky to have found her.
Filipa was our guide and she was nothing short of phenomenal. Tour was excellent and she pointed us towards excellent food spots multiple times. Probably the best tour of our two week vacation. Also a great way to see multiple spots near Lisbon in a single day.