First Time in Lisbon: The Private Express Tour

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Location: Lisbon
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Begin your tour at Chiado Square, a cultural hub in the heart of Lisbon
Explore the open-air ruins of Carmo Convent, a reminder of Lisbon’s devastating 1755 earthquake
Enjoy panoramic views from Lisbon’s ornate iron lift, the Elevador de Santa Justa
Experience Rossio and its cobblestone square with Baroque fountains
Visit Baixa and Praça do Comércio to learn how Lisbon was rebuilt with distinctive Pombaline architecture
Learn about Roman Catholicism at Sé de Lisboa, the city’s grand cathedral
Stroll through the steep streets of trendy Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district
Summary
Trace Lisbon’s fascinating history, from ancient origins right up to the present day
Description

Discover Lisbon, one of the world’s oldest cities and seaports, home to winding cobbled streets, wide piazzas, UNESCO treasures and vibrant yellow trams

 - Begin your three-hour tour at Chiado Square, a cultural hub in the heart of Lisbon
 - Explore the open-air ruins of Carmo Convent, a reminder of Lisbon’s devastating 1755 earthquake
 - Enjoy panoramic views from Lisbon’s ornate iron lift, the Elevador de Santa Justa
 - Experience Rossio and its cobblestone square with Baroque fountains
 - Visit Baixa and Praça do Comércio to learn how Lisbon was rebuilt with distinctive Pombaline architecture after its infamous earthquake
 - Learn about Roman Catholicism at Sé de Lisboa, the city’s grand cathedral
 - Stroll through the steep streets of trendy Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district

On this three-hour walking tour, an expert local guide will introduce you to Lisbon, a city stuffed with Medieval towers, Baroque palaces and dome-topped monasteries. Dating back to 1200 BC, Portugal’s capital has always been one of Europe’s key seaports, a powerhouse to rival London, Paris and Rome. On this express tour, you’ll get a flavour of Lisbon’s past, visiting some of its most iconic historical and cultural sights

 Rising from the ruins of the 1755 earthquake

Meet at Largo do Chiado and journey back in time to the Middle Ages to uncover Jewish and Moorish heritage. Learn about one of the city’s defining moments, November 1st 1755, when a magnitude nine earthquake, one of the strongest ever recorded, hit the city followed by a wave of tsunamis and fires. The ruins of Convento do Carmo lend testament to this historical turning point; its nave remains roofless after caving in on that fateful day

In Baixa, Lisbon’s downtown, commercial centre, you’ll learn how the ruined district was revived by the Marquis of Pombal, who designed a revolutionary new grid pattern for Lisbon, filling the streets with neoclassical architecture and earthquake-resistant buildings. Walk through the grand Arco da Rua Augusta in Commercial Square and ride the skinny, 450-metre-tall Elevador de Santa Justa to appreciate Lisbon’s iconic street plan from an aerial perspective

 Colourful culture in Alfama

At Rossio Square, you can admire the wave-patterned cobblestones, pavement-side coffee shops and marble monument. The tour ends with a walk around the Alfama district, once a poor area set outside the city walls but now a popular arty district with labyrinthine streets. Wander the steep alleyways where yellow trams wind up to St George’s Castle, past ancient houses, Fado bars and colourful shopfronts. The district is home to Sé de Lisboa, the 1147 Romanesque cathedral that has miraculously withstood the city’s many quakes

If you’re looking for a quick, informative introduction to Portugal’s multi-cultural capital, then this express tour is the perfect option

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Cost of transportation on the day (if required)
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
Cost of transportation on the day is not included
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00
Monday 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00
Tuesday 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00
Wednesday 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00
Thursday 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00
Friday 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00
Saturday 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 38.710739, -9.139306
Address: Baixa-Chiado Metro Station, Lisbon, 1200-443 , PT
Notes: Baixa-Chiado Metro Station at the Largo de Camões exit (the upper exit)
Start Location Notes Baixa-Chiado Metro Station, Lisbon, 1200-443 , PT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Baixa-Chiado Metro Station, Lisbon, 1200-443 , PT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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