Lisbon in One Day
A Private Tour that covers the
best things to do in Lisbon
The Lisbon in One Day experience is a 6 hour private guided walking tour that covers the best things to do in Lisbon. From the bohemian streets of Bairro Alto to the cosmopolitan squares of the Downtown Lisbon, from the narrow streets and alleys of ancient Alfama to the World Heritage Sites of Belém. The tour will provide you an insiders’ look at the very best of Lisbon while showing you the main highlights, letting you absorb the city’s atmosphere and charm. We will have a lunch break at Time Out Market Lisbon, a food hall located in the Mercado da Ribeira at Cais do Sodré. There are plenty of things to do in Lisbon so our Take Lisboa expert guides selected the unmissable sites do visit in Lisbon in One Day. We will start at the center of Chiado, Lisbon’s cultural center and enter the quincentennial Bairro Alto where our guide will share with you the history of this very charismatic district. Bairro Alto, where olives grew five centuries ago, where Fado was sung for sailors and artists, where most Lisbon’s newspapers were printed, where nightlife after the dictatorship emerged. Exiting Bairro Alto, we will enjoy the magnificent view of Lisbon at Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, from the top of the hill all the way to the Tagus River. This ample, landscaped garden offers what is arguably one of the best views of Lisbon. We will then continue to the Carmo Convent and Church to talk about revolutions before climbing to the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa to admire a 360º degree view of the city. Downtown Lisbon will be our next stop and the central theme here will be the great earthquake of 1755 and the Marquis of Pombal’s innovative reconstruction plan. Crossing Downtown Lisbon we will start to climb towards Lisbon Cathedral and then one of Lisbon’s most sought after viewpoint, the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. No Lisbon in One Day tour could miss this treasure of the city. After enjoying an amazing view of the Old Town, we will go inside Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district. We will then continue towards Praça do Comércio, where we will go to the top of the Rua Augusta Arch to appreciate a panoramic view of the square below and the Tagus River. Just before lunch we will take a short tram ride to our destination Time Out Market. Here your expert guide will give you great tips to try local dishes. Start your Lisbon in One Day afternoon tour with a train trip to Belém. Belém is the Age of Discoveries district, where caravels departed to explore new frontiers and continents. Belém is also home to the original pastel de nata or custard tart where they’ve been made since 1837. Yes, we will taste a pastel de Belém during this part of the Lisbon in One Day tour in case you’re wondering. A couple of Portugal’s seven wonders are right here, the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. The Jerónimos Monastery’s construction was ordered by King Manuel I in 1502 to celebrate Vasco da Gama's discovery of the maritime path to India. It was built on the site of a small chapel founded by his uncle, Henry the Navigator and it is where Vasco da Gama and his crew spent their last night in Portugal in prayer before leaving for India. Inside the Jerónimos Monastery you will be able to explore the two-story cloister and appreciate the highly ornate architecture. You’ll also be able to see the church from above and visit the tomb of Portugal’s greatest writer of 20th century, Fernando Pessoa. We will continue our day strolling alongside the Tagus River bank until we arrive at the Tower of Belém, one of Portugal’s most famous monuments. The Tower of Belém is divided into the bastion and the four-story tower and it is a fine example of the Late Gothic Manueline style. There is no better way to end our One Day in Lisbon tour. Originally the Tower of Belém was built to protect Lisbon from incoming raids. But the fort was also a last familiar sight for the Portuguese navigators upon their departure. The One Day in Lisbon tour is an extensive introduction of central Lisbon, its history, culture and architecture, the Portuguese calçada, the colored azulejos, its hidden alleys and monumental plazas, its memorable monuments. Lisbon weather makes it perfect to walk the streets of the city. A private walking tour, set at your preferred pace, is the best possible way to feel the city. Your expert guide will be with at all times sharing his passion for Lisbon and doing his best for you to enjoy Lisbon in a fun and informative way. We want you to have an amazing journey in Lisbon, a walk to remember. Nothing beats the advice and tips from a friend that lives in Lisbon.
A private 6 hour walking tour with a lunch break with some of the best things to do in Lisbon in one day.
Stroll along the streets of Bairro Alto and Downtown Lisbon.
Skip the lines at Elevador de Santa Justa and the Arch at Rua Augusta.
Have a lunch break at Time Out Market Lisbon not before your guide gives you his personal recommendations on what to eat.
Admire Lisbon’s Cathedral and the World Heritage Sites of the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém.
Follow the Tagus River bank and enjoy the scenic landscape after tasting an original pastel de nata.
Listen to great stories about History, Culture and Architecture with your private Lisbon guide and feel free to ask all kinds of questions.
What's included in your Lisbon in One Day Tour?
English-speaking guide fully dedicated to your party, a friend that will make sure you have a great time in Lisbon. Like a genuine Lisboner should do.
6-hour tour dedicated to the top attractions of Lisbon.
Skip-the-line tickets for top of the Elevador de Santa Justa, the Arch at Rua Augusta and the Jerónimos Monastery.
What's excluded of your Lisbon in One Day Tour?
Pick-up and drop-off service.
Lunch break expenses.
Any other private expenses.
How long is the tour?
In what language is the tour spoken?
6 Hours (excluding lunch break).
The tour is exclusively in English.
Please note that we can meet you at your hotel if you wish as long as it is centrally located. If you would like for your guide to meet you there, please make sure to tell us in the comments section when you book your tour online.
We kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking. During spring and summer please also take sunscreen protection.
Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.
The itinerary may be subject to changes without prior notice due to local circumstances or events.
No cancellation fee if you cancel until 8 days prior to the activity date.
50% charges if the cancellation occurs between 7 and 4 days before the day of the tour.
Cancellations less than 3 days or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.
Why Take Lisboa is the right choice for your Lisbon Private Tours?
WE ARE A TRUE LOCAL COMPANY
We are a small family-run local company focused on providing the best genuine experiences to our guest. We love Lisbon and we want to share our passion with everyone that comes visit our city.
We have been in TripAdvisor’s top 3 companies consistently and our many Certificates of Excellence are the evidence of our work.
Our business in registered in Portugal, which is something we are extremely proud of as contributors to the local economy. We believe in the “local is beautiful” motto and we are always concerned with a sustainable kind of tourism.
OUR TOUR GUIDES WILL BE THERE FOR YOU 100%
Our tour guides are our pride and joy and we have personally selected everyone one at our team. We have also given them the proper training and incentives so you may have some of the best tours guides in Lisbon at your disposal. Dedicated, cultured, vibrant, warm and most importantly good-hearted. Our tour guides are praised every day because they are more than guides; they are your best friends in Lisbon.
Our private tour guides are the perfect choice if you’re traveling with your family, a group of friends, or a corporate group. Everything will be customized to your needs. You want light-spirited stories, you’ll have it. You want a fast pace, you’ll have it. You want details, you’ll have it. We have just one thing in mind. For you to enjoy your private tour in Lisbon.
WE WILL GET PERSONAL
When we mean that your private tour guide will be your best friend in Lisbon, we need to prove it. During the tour ask the guide everything to help you plan your stay. You are vegetarian and you want to know where the best veggie places in Lisbon are. You love modern art and you want to know where the best contemporary museums are. You adore the beach and you want to know where the best beaches near Lisbon are. Whatever your needs, plans, ideas, the guide will be there for you giving you the best tips for your vacation.
WE WILL SAVE YOU TIME
Queues are the enemy of a great day in any city. Everybody’s time is precious and we really want you to have a great day in Lisbon. All of our Lisbon private tours include a skip-the-line service so we can make the most of your stay in our amazing city.
WE WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
It’s in our blood. We live and breathe this city daily and we know that local business and local neighborhoods is what makes Lisbon such a charismatic city. It is why you came to visit us in the first place. We truly feel it is important to generate income within our local community and most of the recommendations we provide will honor that very special principle.
Is the Tour accessible?
No. This Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.
Please note that we can meet you at your hotel if you wish as long as it is centrally located. If you would like for your guide to meet you there, please make sure to tell us in the comments section when you request your tour.