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Olá Lisbon: A Walk through the major City Highlights

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    6 hours approx.

  • Start time

    10am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Rossio Square (next to the central statue), Praça Dom Pedro IV, 1100-200 Lisboa, Portugal.

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Trade Square

Key Highlights

  • The best way to explore Lisbon – on foot
  • Flex your legs for the walk ahead during a ride in the iconic Lisbon trams
  • Visit old churches, historical streets and castles with oodles of fascinating history
  • Walk into some of Lisbon’s local hotspots like Biarro Alto, Chiado and Rossio Square
  • Sip a local favourite cherry liqueur and bites into a delish custard tart
  • Your friendly guide knows the city best - ask him anything

Overview

Lisbon has an infectious laid-back charm and a perfect balance between the old and the new. What better way to observe as well as explore this cool European city than in a tram clanging, ringing its way through the cobbled alleyways and then on foot with a guide by your side. Jump on and we take you on a ride!

So here’s the plan. Your tram will take you to the bohemian and avante-garde Bairro Alto district known for its dive bars, traditional Fado houses, wine bars and LGBT hotspots. Its historical rubberstamp is the St Roch Church which houses the Chapel of St. John the Baptist, said to be the most expensive chapels ever built back in the 18th century. Next up is the upbeat Chiado, a shopping area since the 19th century and a famous cultural and literary district. Spend some time roaming the streets and snack on Ginjinha Cherry liqueur and Pastel de Nata custard tart at a chic café (the guide’s top pick!).

Rossio, the next stop during the walking tour, is the ornamental square around which the life of the folks in Lisbon revolves. It is heavily artistic with grand fountains and a statue of the Dom Pedro IV in the centre. You may find the youth hanging out with friends, workers putting up demonstrations or tourists hovering. From Downtown, we will head to the oldest of Lisbon Hills with more history on your way when you visit the Castle and plunge into the labyrinthine ancient streets of Alfama neighbourhood. A visit to an old Cathedral here and a special church nearby, the walk will finally conclude at the picturesque Trade Square overlooking the Tagus River and lined with yellow buildings with arcades all along the façade.

Know your guide

Lisbon is best explored on foot and a group of professional guides have come together to form Lisbon Steps showing tourists the best of this Portuguese city. The walking tours are crafted to show you that gorgeous building round the corner, a colourful street or a pleasant square, a quaint café that offers the best coffee and breathtaking views of the many belvederes of Lisbon.

Inclusions

  • Tram ticket
  • Entrances to St. Roch Church, St George’s Castle and Cathedral
  • Tastings of Ginjinha Cherry liqueur and Pastel de Nata custard tart
  • Guide

Exclusions

  • Lunch (we still have food for your soul)
  • Gratuities (if you feel generous)
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher Information : Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details. They're a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

You will be a part of a small group of maximum 12 people that allows for more interaction with your guide and group members. Nobody wants a crowd, you know!

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