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Lisbon Walking Tour

Tour Description

Welcome to beautiful Portugal!  An amazing city, filled with history, our Lisbon Walking tour will provide you with the introduction you need to start off on the right foot in this marvelous destination.  Many think they will find a country very similar to Spain by it´s close proximity.  The traveler will see very quickly, that Portugal offers not only a unique history but the habits and customs of the people are very distinct.

As the Capital of Portugal, Lisbon represents an explosion of diversity with a melting pot of the different colonies once ruled by this important Kingdom. The rich monuments and ornate architecture laid out in the colorful neighborhoods of Barrio Alto,  Baixa and Alfama will intrigue you with the intense history and story they have to tell. We offer flexibility, so if you had something different in mind or a specific monument for your walking tour, just let us know and we can help arrange it!

  • Private local licensed guide
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Famous district of Baixa
    • Steep neighborhoods of Barrio Alto and Alfama
    • Famous trolley car rides and elevators
    • Castle of St. George

      Meeting point your centrally located hotel:

      • Rossio Square
      • Figueira Square
      • Bairro Alto
      • Alfama
      • Castle Saint George

          This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If you are interested in Fado and would like to see the Fado Museum, let us know.

          Duration: 3h
          Start:  10:00am
          Start point: Lobby of your centrally located hotel or we can start at another location.

          Optional for this tour:
          We can combine this with a driving tour to Barrio de Belem with the Monastery.

          Weekend or Spain bank holiday: this service has an additional $35 supplemental fee

          Other information
          We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you.

          For the close proximity to Spain, visitors often think they will find a very similar neighbor located just to the west. Once you visit Lisbon, you will observe while the two countries are very close to eachother, the cultures are very different. The comparisons are largely reflected in the Capital itself. With such diversity originating from the many colonies dating back to the exploration period, Lisbon offers not only different languages, but also ethnicities and styles which can be seen once you explore deeper into the city by walking the many little streets in both the Alfama and Barrio Alto. It is both mysterious and enlightening to see such a colorful mix of many people from different backgrounds.

          Historically, Lisbon was a very important Port City and played an enormous role in the height of Portugal´s growth and wealth. Most of this power is attributed to the era of Exploration when Portugal´s navigators took to the seas seeking fortune and land. You will see the important monuments built in honor of Lisbon´s flourishing empire including the Monument to the Discoveries and the famous Monastery built in Manueline style launching the journey of Vasca de Gama for the New World. While it is a fascinating city, it is vast and our guide will give you an introduction and timeline to help you better understand the history and where Lisbon stood on the rest of the world´s map throughout the various centuries. We will walk through some of the most typical neighborhoods in the center of Lisbon talking about it´s growth, the great earthquake of 1755 and leave you with much more perspective. We will also point out various sites worth returning to during your stay as well as delights not to be missed such as the Pastel de Belem. We promise, after trying one, you will return for more.

           

          Price per Group
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          Group Size:
          $345.00

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          Cofounders of Letango Tours

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