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Not every city can pull off the 'quaint, little bakery hidden down a laneway' thing, but Lisbon is world-class at it. Join this Lisbon tour to walk the streets tasting pastries, cheese, coffee, seafood, and wine. Think you can handle that?
- Visit some of Lisbon’s famously elegant squares
- Snack on delicious Portuguese pastries and cheese, and sip local wine
- Explore vibrant, multicultural neighbourhoods
- Learn about Lisbon’s heroes and history-makers
- Stop to admire the view over Lisbon with a refreshing drink in hand
- Cross the River Tagus on a ferry
- Savour local wine and fresh seafood
Tour style:Local Life & Culture, Walking & Orientation, History & Heritage, Local Food
Transport as indicated, coffee & pastries, cheese & marmalade tasting, local green wine & sea food tasting, drink at viewpoint, local English speaking guide.
Lunch, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 3 - 4 hours
- Meeting point:
The Obelisk monument at the middle of Restauradores Square
- Starting time: 10.30 AM
- Ending point:
Cais do Sodré Square
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
See and taste your way through the city on this adventure packed Lisbon tour. With historic highlights, culinary delights, and local interaction, its a unique insight into the heart of this amazing place.
Meet your informative, local guide at historic Restauradores Square where a striking obelisk commemorates the restoration of Portugal’s independence back in 1640, after decades of Spanish rule.
Walk past the beautiful gothic-style Rossio train station, then visit Rossio (Lisbon’s main square) and find out how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755.
Continue on this Lisbon city tour to explore the magnetic neighbourhood of Mouraria – a melting pot of cultures from far and wide, and a place you wont see on other Lisbon tours. Portugal’s seafaring past has allowed many different cultural influences to contribute to the richness of modern-day Lisbon. Pass small churches, mosques, and shops selling goods from far-flung places.
Learn about Fado (Lisbon’s unique music) and walk past the birthplace of the legendary Maria Severa, Fado’s first superstar who used to sing in Lisbon’s taverns many years ago. Our Lisbon tour then satisfies your appetite by stopping at a small, hidden bakery where traditional pastries and espresso coffee will provide a tasty pick-me-up and another insight into the local way of life, of which this Lisbon food tour shows you plenty - trust us!
Soak up some Lisbon sightseeing highlights and history while visiting churches and taverns, then stop to taste Portuguese cheese and authentic, locally made marmalade.
Explore the highlights of the cultural and bohemian districts of Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Bica as you travel through Lisbon. We'll stop off at a gorgeous viewpoint in Bairro Alto to take in the Lisbon panorama and have a refreshing drink. Next, take a short trip to the Tagus River, the subject of many Portuguese songs and poems. Board a ferry and journey to the picturesque Cacilhas, where Portuguese green wine and freshly-caught seafood await! Enjoy magnificent views from the South Bank, then return to your drop-off point to end this Lisbon tour. From here your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation, or recommendations on other places to check out in this area.
Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback.
- Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.74
- Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.81
The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.58
The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.65
- Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.74
Mrs. Juliane S.
Switzerland ~ 25 Feb 2015[back to top]
Fantastic opportunity to experience Lisbon with a local, and to see things that tourists would not usually see. Enjoyed the food tastings, and Our guide Ines was great.
Mr. Anthony N.
United Kingdom ~ 31 Oct 2014[back to top]
Fantastic day, Sophia was a knowledgeable guide, we had a small group and the pace was easy and enjoyable.
Mrs. Barbara S.
~ 01 Oct 2014[back to top]
Our tour guide (andreia) was awesome in that she knew so much about the culture and could answer any question we threw at her! I think that it should ot be advertised as a 4 hr tour, but more like a 5 hr one, so that people know to really block off their whole day for it, as ours went until about 4:30 pm
Mr. stephen z.
Canada ~ 24 Jun 2014[back to top]
Martha's knowledge and love for her city really came through
Mr. Colin W.
New Zealand ~ 21 Jun 2014[back to top]
Margarita took us on a lovely tour taking in all the sights as promised. In particular we loved going off the beaten track to explore the less touristy areas. The cakes, coffee, cheese etc tastings were all very yummy and the prawns and fish cakes at the end of the tour were fresh typical fare. We can highly recommend this tour for seeing more of how the locals live and Margarita was full of knowledge when we wanted to know more about anything we saw. She also sent us off at the end of the tour with suggestions of other places to see. Very good value for money
Ms. Jane D.
United Kingdom ~ 10 Jun 2014[back to top]
It was better than our expectations. Had a wonderful day and picked up lots of tips, and tasted some lovely food and drinks.
Mr. Christopher R.
United Kingdom ~ 23 May 2014[back to top]
A very good tour from Andreia, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, worth the money, thankyou.
Mrs. Patricia L.
USA ~ 18 May 2014[back to top]
We loved every part of the tour, it took us into area's we had not seen before and this was our third visit to Lisbon. Margarita was a delight to spend the time with, informative without being too "know it all" as some tour guides can be and she was extremely friendly. Have already recommended the tour to others and obviously Urban Adventures we check out now where ever we visit. Thanks, great job.
Mr. Gareth D.
~ 15 Apr 2014[back to top]
Our Half day with Paulo was fantastic it opened our eyes to Portuguese culture we would not have seen otherwise.
Mr. Barry D.
United Kingdom ~ 08 Apr 2014[back to top]
We had 12 in our party and Paulo, our guide, did a great job keeping us informed with interesting information and anecdotes throughout our tour. I would happily recommend this tour.
Ms. Janice M.
Australia ~ 17 Mar 2014[back to top]
A memorable and enjoyable tour.Our guide Paulo was excellent.Nothing was too much trouble.
Mr. Martin H.
Australia ~ 16 Feb 2014[back to top]
“Experience Lisbon Walk” was great! Paulo was very knowledgeable and adjusted to the interests of all of us on the tour. He had great stories and clear explanations of the history and culture of not just Lisbon but also the neighborhoods we were in. His way of interacting with the residents and proprietors, and getting us involved, was particularly enjoyable. The pace was very good and I think we saw far more than what was supposed to be on the tour. Paulo certainly took advantage of the unexpected opportunities – without getting us in trouble.
Ms. Susan C.
United Kingdom ~ 05 Aug 2013[back to top]
Sofia was a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide who interacted with all of us in a most personable way. Would highly recommend this tour.
Mr. michelle P.
France ~ 17 Feb 2013[back to top]
Dommage que je ne parle pas suffisamment l'anglais, mais c'était une matinée trés intéressante
Mr. Glen B.
Australia ~ 04 Feb 2013[back to top]
This tour was simply off-the-scale. It's difficult to express quite how exceptional Paolo was. His intention from the start was to give those following the tour a true Lisboner's view of their city and he didn't seem to leave anything about its history, culture, food, drink, architecture and current affairs out of the picture. A real privilege to have his company on this superb tour and to see a professional at work!
You could easily charge four times the amount for this tour (in London or New York people do, but for poorer equivalents....)
Please pass on my compliments once again.
Mr. Karl z.
Germany ~ 07 Nov 2012[back to top]
An excellent experience with a very lively tour guide. With great pleasure, we would do this again.
Mr. Jean-Paul A.
France ~ 02 Oct 2012[back to top]
Nous avons pris deux "Tours" avec Urban Adventures à Lisbonne. Il faudrait peut-être éviter qu'on nous montre parfois les mêmes choses, les 2 fois, ce qui a été le cas au début. Heureusement la suite était différente et nous sommes très satisfaits de cs 2 visites.
Ms. Taylor E.
USA ~ 24 Sep 2012[back to top]
Pedro was our guide for the Experience Lisbon tour, and he could not have been more helpful, friendly, informative, or generally great. My friend and I were the only two people on the tour, which allowed us to get a much more in-depth understanding of Lisbon's history and the way that people now live in Lisbon. Pedro was more than willing to answer the (many!) questions we had. Our tour wound up taking much longer than the allotted 4 hours, and my friend and I were so appreciative of the fact that Pedro spent more time with us. We loved all of the food tastings, and because we were especially interested in learning more about Portuguese wines, Pedro gave us a very helpful and interesting explanation that he otherwise would not have devoted time to. By the end of the tour, we felt as though we had spent an enjoyable afternoon with a friend rather than a few hours with a city tour guide. Truly excellent experience!
Mr. Robert B.
Australia ~ 06 Jul 2012[back to top]
Took your Lisbon Walking tour with Paulo.
Fantastic, lots of information imparted in a most enjoyable way, plenty of walking, make sure you wear good shoes.
Tried a few Portuguese specialities most enjoyable.
Tour started at 10:30 and full on til about 4:30, much more than expected.
Thanks again Paulo, you are the best
Mr. Patrick R.
USA ~ 27 Apr 2012[back to top]
all aspects of the experience Lisbon tour were top rate. a wonderful guide (Ines Soares) full of interesting stories who also had a flair for taking us to great out of the way locations made the tour one of the highlights of the trip.
Mr. c s.
Netherlands ~ 02 Mar 2012[back to top]
A tour where you can find all the places you wish you had stumbled on. The guide, Paulo, was very knowledgeable about history and culture and took me to some great places.
This was an outstanding tour and great way to experience Lisbon.
Mr. Charlotte S.
New Zealand ~ 07 Jan 2012[back to top]
My husband and I did the walking tour of Lisbon and surrounding area. We both found it to be a very worthwhile experience. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the tour for the day so we felt we got a very personalized service from Pedro our guide for the day. The information we learnt along the way was very interesting and it gave a special insight into the history of Portugal and especially Lisbon as it is today. We would both definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to learn more about Portuagal and taste some great food & wine!
Mr. Harmke K.
Netherlands ~ 06 Dec 2011[back to top]
It was quitte enjoyable and a great way to explore the city. You notice things that you wouldn't have noticed by yourself so easily. For example: the black and white stones in the street often have the shape of the building in front of them.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
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- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
The Lisbon Urban Adventure team are passionate about their hometown and thrilled to share their delight with travellers. From the tree lined streets and gothic cathedrals to amazing history and all those little hidden gems on the back alleys that few tourists get to see.
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