Lisbon Small Group Tour

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Lisbon Small Group Tour
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This will be the best introduction to Lisbon on a 5-hour group tour, limited to a max of 8 people and only in English. You will enjoy the magnificent views from the city of the seven hills. Driving along the narrow streets of the historic neighborhoods in the old town, such as Baixa, Bairro Alto and Alfama, stopping at is best viewpoints. You’ll travel back to 16th century in Belem to discover all of the adventures of the brave Portuguese navigators around the world. Taste the Pasteis de Belem, the original custard tart recipe that only 6 people know in an old bakery from 1837. Cross the 25th of April bridge (the Portuguese Golden Gate Bridge!) and enjoy the breathtaking view over Lisbon at the Christ the King Statue (a replica from the one in Rio de Janeiro).
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In Brief

Location:
Lisboa, Portugal
Country:
Portugal
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Highlights:
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Get inside tips from a local
Led by a local guide
Family friendly
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Largo do Carmo, Largo do Chiado 8, Lisbon 1249-125 Portugal

The Largo do Carmo is one of the most beautiful squares in Lisbon. We'll learn a lot about the 1755 earthquake (the Carmo church is since that time a ruin), about the aqueduct system and all the fountains and galleries we have in Lisbon or about the 1974 democratic revolution (the last Portuguese dictator was arrested here). We’ll have the opportunity to visit the neo-gothic Elevador de Santa Justa (built in 1902) and to enjoy beautiful views.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Elevador de Santa Justa, Rua do Ouro, Lisbon 150-060 Portugal

The neo-Gothic Santa Justa Elevator is the most popular viewpoint in Lisbon downtown. It’s Lisbon’s only vertical street lift, built-in 1902. It was designed by Raul Mésnier, Gustave Eiffel’s apprentice.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Chiado, Lisbon Portugal

The Chiado district is the most popular and expensive area in old town Lisbon. Here you can find, no only nice viewpoints, but also old cafes and bookstores, boutiques, grand theaters, etc.

Pass By: Lisbon Baixa, Lisbon Portugal

The Baixa district was totally destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. This area was rebuilt as grid with beautiful squares by the Marquis of Pombal (the prime minister of the king at the time). It’s the commercial hearth of the city and the only flat district in the old town Lisbon.

Pass By: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal

Alfama is the Lisbon soul, the oldest neighborhood, a magical place with narrow streets, hidden courtyards, pitched rooftops and labyrinthine alleyways.

Stop At: Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Largo do Monte, Lisbon 1170-253 Portugal

This lookout point is perfect to relax and to enjoy one of the best panoramic views in Lisbon. It’s a great place to see the São Jorge Castle, the Tagus river and lovely neighborhoods like Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, among others.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: 25 de Abril Bridge, Praca 25 de Abril Almada, Lisbon 1950-358 Portugal

We'll cross the April 25th bridge (lookalike the Golden Gate Bridge), a giant and scenic suspension bridge that connects the north and south side of Lisbon. It was renamed after the revolution day (April 25th) that finished the Salazar dictatorship in 1974.

Stop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Praceta do Cristo Rei 27A Não é localizado em Lisboa e sim em Almada, Almada 2800-058 Portugal

The site where’s Christ the King Statue (Cristo Rei) was built is the best viewpoint over Lisbon. From here, we will have a gorgeous view of the city and the Tagus River. This statue, inspired on the Brazilian one, was erected in 1959 to thank God for sparing Portugal from the horrors of WWII. We won’t go up (there’s a fee to go up, but the view is pretty much the same from the bottom).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pastéis de Belém, R. de Belém 84 92, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal

It’s not possible to came to Lisbon without tasting the most well keep secret of the Portuguese pastries, the Pasteis de Belem. Everything started in 1837 in a small bakery and you’ll have the chance to try one (it's included in the price). There is also a local ritual to eating these delicacies that we will share with you.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Praca do Imperio Belém, Lisbon 1400-206 Portugal

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is the most popular monument in Portugal. It’s the King Manuel I tribute to the great explorers of the 15th century (which includes the sea route to India founded by Vasco da Gama in 1498). We’ll not only learn about the Portuguese maritime discoveries, but we’ll also visit the church where Vasco da Gama is buried (we won’t go inside the monastery, but we'll visit the church).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Torre de Belem, Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

The Torre de Belém (Belem tower) is a 500 years old fortification that was built in a small Island in the Tagus River. It was part of a defense system at the mouth of the river and a ceremonial gateway into Lisbon. It’s classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Please note that we’re not going inside the monument.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia Belem, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (monument to the discovers) was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death. Has the representation of all the important people that contributed to the big Portuguese achievements, like Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Ferdinand Magellan among others).

Duration: 25 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local guide and driver
  • Snacks - Pastéis de Belém (1 per person)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Maximum 8 people
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Entry/Admission - Pastéis de Belém

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Av. da Liberdade 9, 1250-149 Lisboa, Portugal

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Tanya , our tour guide, spoke excellent English and was enthusiastic and clear in her explanations. She did not rush us from place to place. She took us to Belém, Jerónimos Monastery, best viewpoints of Lisbon on both sides of the Tagus River, The Explorers Monument, and the Christ the King Sanctuary. We did not just drive around but got out of the van and Tanya explained the history and meaning of the place we were visiting. Tanya was engaging, knowledgeable, and certainly held our interest. We learned a lot and left wanting to delve deeper into some of topics and people who were important in Portugal’s history. This tour really enhanced our visit to Lisbon and gave us a real sense of this interesting city.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
My tour guide was very knowledgeable and conducted a great tour. We got to see a lot of the city in a short period of time. I definitely recommend it.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
Excellent tour in Lisbon, very comprehensive and a great introduction to the main attractions of the city. Carolina our guide is a genuinely nice and direct person, very knowledgeable and a really good driver in the hard roads of Lisbon. I strongly recommend this tour: meeting point was easy to locate and really small group (max. 8 pax).
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
The tour in general was really great and very enjoyable, and especially the tour guide,Carolina,was amazing,very helpful and was speaking excellent English with deep knowledge about the history of Lisbon.Wish we had some more time in Alfama.Highly recommend the tour!!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Tour Guide and Driver were both accommodating and knowledgeable about Lisbon. Lisbon Riders is one the best tour agency.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
We were fortunate enough to have an amazing guide, Nuno, and driver/assistant, Carolina. They were both extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic. Additionally, they were both flexible and focused on making our experience very positive. We were a family with 2 teenagers and everyone was very happy.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
This tour, under the expertise of our driver and guide, Tania was one of the best we've ever taken. She explained history, culture, architecture all while expertly navigating and parking the van. Seeing the highlights of a city in only four hours would be difficult for even the best. Tania managed to give us a complete overview, plus squeeze in a trip to the famous Belem pastry shop for pastry and espresso.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
Prefect way to get an overview of Lisbon with a lovely guide. He was enthusiastic, well informed,and generously offered to drop us off at a museum after the tour.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
An amazing tour, very informative and you'll most of the big sites. I would suggest doing this early on in your trip to avoid doubling up sites.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2018
Well organized and executed, with a nice female touch. Brand new minivan, knowlageble and well spoken guide. We could not be happier with the value: she spent almost 6 hours wth us and gave her 100% in. Thank you Tanya!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
Ricardo is a fabulous guide! He is so amazing and made the tour exceptional in every way. We had a wonderful day and appreciate all RIcardo did to make this day so special.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
Ricardo was so patient, he never made us feel rushed. He's very knowledgeable about the history of Lisbon. The custard tarts in Belem are absolutely the best - nothing comes close in comparison from the other pastry shops in the city.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2018
Our tour guide was Tanya. She knew everything there was to know about Lisbon. She easily got us past huge lines and shared her vast knowledge with us. We heartedly recommend her!
• Submitted 14 May 2018
I would really recommend this tour. Our tour guide was really friendly and her knowledge of the history was excellent. We learnt a lot about Lisbon's history and now one look differently at the city - you actually understand the architecture, etc. The best part was of course Pasteis de Belem!! We enjoyed the tour tremendously! Thank you!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
The weather may have been putrid, the wind strong enough to blow you off your feet, the rain of tropical intensity and Arctic temperature, but even so Danielle was a wonderful host knowing the streets of Lisbon like the back of her hand. The views, the history and the wonderful Christ statue are all part of the itinirary - but the highlights - The Pasteis de Belem shop for the egg custard, where her local knowledge was invaluable, and the rather splendid Gosteiro Jeronimos, the late gothic Manueline-style monastery. A great tour that packs plenty in without leaving you dazed by an overload of info - highly recommended - and nice new mini bust for the tour. Highly recommended
• Submitted 22 Mar 2018
Tour date was June 2017. Excellent...worth 6 stars. Guide was great.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
You won't see any museums but lots of sights. Tania was a great tour guide, friendly, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. Amazing driving through narrow backroads you would not see on big bus tours. Top class!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2018
Of the 5 countries-7 cities we were on our trip to Europe, Lisbon was the most recommended place to visit by my wife and myself. This space will not be enough for the positive adjectives about Lisbon. Our guide, Tania, of Lisbon Riders was superb - very patriotic and knows the place inside-out.
• Submitted 02 Feb 2018
Our guide made recommendations, explained the sights and allowed time for photos. He was happy to answer all of our questions. You could tell that it was important to him that we were happy. Very helpful guy.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2018
This was an excellent tour. Nano was so informative, and took us to many places we would not have visited ourselves. Nano even took us to the famous bakery in Belem to taste the deliciious cakes. an absolute must if you are visiting Lisbon.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
Absolutely recommend this tour. Great way to see some of the amazing sites in Lisbon.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
It was a cloudy day. A family of six canceled. Manuel did not cancel! It was still a fabulous day touring Lisbon and surrounding area. Manuel was incredibly flexible and eager to show as many places as I was interested in as we moved a bit more quickly with fewer people. It was a good introduction to Lisbon and the south side. I returned to the same places when my daughter met me the next week. Belém with its warm pastries and tiled shop was a treat. The Monument of Discoveries acknowledges people important to the development of todays Portugal, including one woman. This is also a popular area for sail boats and sailing lessons. Driving across the April 25 bridge and visiting Cristo Rei were eye opening vantage points also a time to experience Gods Grace and pray for peace. A little shopping at street/artisan vendors gave me a beautiful pair of hand designed silver earrings. Food, history, beauty, water views, Mountain Views, appreciation for a different culture and people and a competent and pleasant tour guide made for a great day. I never took a tour before and will probably not go anywhere without starting with one. Yes, well worth the time and money, Oh, and it is the week before Christmas with lights and Christmas markets . Great time. Thanks Manuel.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
Tania met us at 10:00 at the meeting point in downtown Lisbon. She confirmed our names and showed our party of two, and our two other riders to the Lisbon Riders van. One other booked rider could not be located so we waited a few minutes while Tania tried to call his telephone number, but with no luck. After trying all options and making several searches around the meeting point plaza we departed on the tour. Tania was very knowledgeable of Lisbon history, and explained the effects of the earthquakes, the reconstruction, the monarchy, the dictatorships, and finally the Red Carnation revolution. While waiting for our missing companion, our riders talked about their desired shopping while in Lisbon, and Tania explained the best places to shop for the desired items. The tour covered the main areas of interest in Lisbon, and Tania displayed expert driving skills navigating our van through traffic and very tight streets of the various districts and sites of Lisbon. We loved the best desert in the world at it's original bakery and the near-by monastery and cathedral. We spent some time at the west Lisbon tower, the terrace and monument to Discovery, went across the bridge to lunch and the Christ monument, and then toured important places and lookouts in the old city. The day wrapped up with Tania taking us to our hotel that was on her way home. Tania was pleasant, informative, extremely knowledgeable, and very professional. We were extremely lucky to have Tania as our guide and recommend requesting her as you guide for this or the Sintra tour with Lisbon drivers.
• Submitted 23 Nov 2017
Wonderful day tour! Nuno was a good driver, informative and friendly! If you want a good overview of Lisbon, this is it!
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017

In Brief

Location:
Lisboa, Portugal
Country:
Portugal
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Highlights:
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Get inside tips from a local
Led by a local guide
Family friendly