The second oldest European capital has so many stories and legends to tell you. See the world-famous icons of Lisbon in Portugal with your private guide and tick off 13 attractions from your bucket list.
2 days, 5 hours each day.
*This Two Days in Lisbon tour can be modified to meet your preferences.
- Praca dos Restauradores
- Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
- Carmo Square
- Bairro Alto
- Belem neighborhood
- Rossio Square
- St George Castle
- Praca Comercio
- Lisbon Cathedral
- 2 days in Lisbon with a friendly local guide;
- Visit popular must-see and off the beaten path attractions;
- Get speechless with fantastic city views;
- Walk through the most significant city neighborhoods;
- Explore the local life in Mouraria;
- Get impressed with majestic St George Castle;
- Stroll in labyrinths of Alfama;
- See one of the largest squares in Europe;
- Enjoy walking in bohemian Chiado;
- Fall in love with wonderful Lisbon.
Praca dos Restauradores
We start our tour in a very significant place – Praca dos Restauradores. This square was founded in honor of liberation of Portugal from Spanish rule which has been one of the most important events in Portuguese history. In the center of the square you will see a 30-meters high obelisk built in memorial of soldiers, which symbolizes victory and independence.
No doubt you will feel the majesty, victory and independence of this place.
Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
It’s a famous fact that Lisbon is built on hills. That’s why you have a great opportunity to enjoy picturesque city views from almost every part of the city. We are going to visit one of the best observation decks in Lisbon - Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara.
The views you will see from here will make you go non verbal.
Now we are going to visit a picturesque Carmo square with its beautiful buildings, street artists and plenty of flowers. The atmosphere here is very calm and cozy. The highlight of the square is ruins of Carmo church which was built in 14th century and was destroyed during earthquake in 1775. Ruined gothic arches and nave in combination with blue sky on the background look breathtaking. Definitely a must-see in Lisbon.
Located in the heart of Lisbon, Bairro Alto is the neighborhood that can’t be missed during Lisbon tour. It’s a real pleasure to stroll along picturesque streets looking at showcases of local shops and feel the city vibe. And if you come here at night you will be surprised with a great variety of places to spend a nice time. By the way, Bairro Alto has the highest concentration of traditional clubs with fado music. That’s The Thing you should experience.
Chiado is often called “Lisbon Montmartre”. It is certainly one of the most elegant and atmospheric parts of Lisbon. It’s the area of galleries, vintage boutiques, theatres, street artists. Chiado also houses some legendary places: Tavares Rico restaurant (one of the oldest in the city, founded in 1784), unique fine porcelain shop Vista Alegre, the oldest brewery Trindade (1836) and the oldest bookstore in the world – Livraria Bertrand, opened in 1732.
You will be delighted to explore this amazing neighborhood.
Belem neighborhood is located a little away from the city center. But nevertheless this area should be in your must-do list. You will discover a great amount of things you can do here. Top places here are: Belem Tower (the symbol of Lisbon and a great example of unique Portuguese Manuelino architecture), majestic Monument to the Discoveries and famous Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. In Belem you will discover a glorious history of Portugal.
This is the end of our tour for today, but we highly recommend you to continue your exploration of Belem. Visit one of numerous museums such as National Archeology Museum, Marinha Museum, Museum Colecao Berardo. Or just walk along Tajo riverside enjoying scenic views or relaxing in one of Belem gardens and parks.
Since ancient times this square has seen many events from bullfights to inquisitions. It was fully renovated after the earthquake of 1775 and became one of the most beautiful squares in Lisbon. Most buildings around the square are build in traditional style called Manuelino which can be seen only in Portugal. And when you look down you will be amazed by national mosaic ornaments which have 3D effect. Incredibly beautiful!
St George Castle
Monumental Medieval Castle rising above the city will surely catch your attention. This majestic and a bit gloomy castle looks very impressive. The territory around will also please you: plenty of green and flowers make the atmosphere very relaxing. And right now it’s a perfect time to take pictures of the best panoramic views of city: territory of St George Castle is famous by a lot of hotspots for taking fantastic shots.
Do you want to see real Lisbon life without crowds of tourists? You have unique chance to do it. We are going to visit the most distinctive neighborhood – Mouraria. Don’t expect to see famous tourist attractions here: Mouraria is not a showy place, it’s a place where Portuguese people live their everyday life. And you will have a unique experience of exploring it!
Now we are going to feel the contrasts between Lisbon neighborhoods. After visiting Mouraria you will find yourself in financial and commercial center of Lisbon – Baixa. After the earthquake of 1775, Baixa was rebuilt with wide straight streets instead of medieval chaotic layout. It was the first example of urban planning in Europe. All buildings in Baixa were built in the same style which was called Pombalino.
Nowadays Baixa is a perfect place to walk, go shopping, explore city sights or just have a drink or a meal in one of numerous restaurants. Enjoy this wonderful district.
Located on the Tajo embankment Praca Comercio plays a role of “City Gates”. Occupying the territory of 36000 sq.m., it’s one of the largest squares in Europe. Sounds impressive, isn’t it? Praca Comercio is a good place to enjoy fantastic landscape of Tajo river. If you want more – you can go up to the rooftop of incredibly beautiful Victory Arch which decorates the square. By the way, the oldest café in Lisbon - Cafe Martinho Da Arcada is located here and daily meets hundreds of tourists and locals. Delicious food and picturesque views – what can be better?
Every city has its main cathedral. And Lisbon is not an exception. The first foundation stone of Cathedral was put on this place in 4th century AD. Then the monument has been changed and renovated many times. That’s why it has a great mix of architectural styles: Roman, gothic, baroque, neoclassic… It’s so exciting to discover all steps of Lisbon history in one monument!
Alfama is an incredibly charming place! You will fall in love with its narrow streets, picturesque courtyards, authentic traditional architecture. Alfama shows a mix cultures, times and represents the real life of Lisbon inhabitants. Wandering through its streets is the necessary thing you have to do in Lisbon.
This is the end of our 2 days in Lisbon.
Take your time after the tour to explore Alfama – you won’t regret it! You can visit monumental National Pantheon, traditional Fado Museum or National Museum of Azulejo (traditional Portuguese mosaics which has no analogues in the world). If you go through Alfama along Tajo embankment you will reach Lisbon Oceanarium – one of the biggest in the world.
Enjoy your time in Lisbon!
- * The itinerary is subject to change
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What you get:
- + A friend in Lisbon.
- + Private & customized tour.
- + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
- + An authentic experience of local life.
- + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
- + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants.
- + A photo session amongst spectacular Lisbon scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
- + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.
*This 2 days in Lisbon tour can be modified to meet your preferences.