15 Best Lisbon Tours

Lisbon, once overlooked by many European tourists, has grown into a major destination in the past few years. The city is full of charm, history and vibrant cuisine – making it the perfect place to experience one of Europe’s most unique cultures.

With the development of tourism, the city now offers many excellent tours. These are great ways to explore different aspects of Lisbon, as well as explore the rest of Portugal.

These are the 15 best tours you can take in Lisbon.

1. Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

Located on the Tagus River, a great way to see Lisbon is by boat.

This sailboat departs from the outskirts of Belém and gives you a great view of Padrão Dos Descobrimentos, the 25th of April Bridge and the Christ Statue, as well as the main sights of Lisbon city centre.

It’s also a great cruise at sunset if you’re looking for something more romantic.

A welcome drink including beer, wine or champagne and the cruise will return to Belém at the end of the cruise.

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2. Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: 3-Hour Private Tour

Lisbon, Portugal

Downtown Lisbon is very compact; a walking tour is a great way to see the main sights.

This is a private tour with your guide for a more intimate and personalized experience. You’ll learn about Lisbon’s history – including earthquakes, empires and revolutions.

The tour includes pastel de nata, traditional tapas and wine samples. It’s a great way to explore the city’s history and culture in the company of a local expert.

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3. Sintra, Cabo Roca and Cascais Full Day Tour

Pena Palace, Sintra

Lisbon is surrounded by beautiful villages, many of which are located in the Sintra region.

This tour will take you to the colorful Pena Palace in Sintra before continuing to Quinta da Regaleira, where you can explore beautiful gardens and magical monuments.

At Cabo da Roca, you will be able to gaze at the Atlantic Ocean, the westernmost point of continental Europe.

Cascais is a famous seaside town popular with the rich and famous, including Madonna. Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in central Lisbon is included.

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4. Lisbon Highlights Tour: History, Stories and Lifestyle

Lisbon Essential Tour

This tour is an excellent overview of the city, perfect for your first day in Lisbon. You’ll see historic districts, including Alfama – one of the only areas that survived the 1755 earthquake.

The tour also includes some great miradouros – lookout points in the city – the perfect place to take great photos and relax.

Includes a small coffee and cake break, and a ride on the famous tram. During June, visitors can also experience part of the Feast of Saint Anthony in Alfama.

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5. Wine Tours and Tastings

Wine Tours and Tastings

Portugal is known for its quality wines, and although there are many regions scattered across the country, figuring out the best wines to taste can be a challenge.

This tour can help you learn more about Lisbon’s best wines, and the best foods to eat with it. You’ll visit cafes, wine shops and tascas to taste a variety of coffees, wines and petiscos – the Portuguese version of tapas.

The tour includes four wines, four food samples and a glass of local wine. There is also a visit to the miradouro at the end, where you can relax with a final wine and food tasting.

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6. Fatima, Óbidos and Atlantic Coast Day Trip from Lisbon

Fatima, Óbidos and Atlantic Coast Day Trip from Lisbon

This one-day tour takes you from the north of Lisbon into the Portuguese countryside, where you can learn more about rural life in the country.
Fatima is an important religious site for the Portuguese, while Óbidos remains a popular village far from the city, with its winding and romantic streets.

You can also enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic coast, including Nazaré, where you will enjoy a short lunch break.

Each town includes free time that you can explore at your own pace. Each guest enjoys a free glass of local wine.

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7. Lisbon 4-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour

Lisbon 4 in 1 Hop On Hop Off Bus and Tram Tour

The hop-on hop-off bus is a great way to get to know a new city and see multiple sights in a short tour.

This ticket includes three bus routes – a Tahoe tour focusing on the city center; a tour of Olicipo, which takes you around the modern neighborhood; and a tour of Belém, Lisbon’s most popular suburb. The ticket also includes a ride on the famous tram.

This ticket is valid for 48 hours and includes audio commentary in 12 languages. You also have free access to the Santa Justa elevator.

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8. Bar and VIP Club Crawl

Bar and VIP Club Crawl

Lisbon’s nightlife is concentrated in the Cais do Sodré and Bairro Alto districts, with Pink Street being the main hub for bars and clubs.

This tour will take you to three of the best bars and give you VIP admission to one of Lisbon’s most exclusive nightclubs. The tour includes a cocktail and one hour of all-you-can-drink beer and sangria at one of the bars.

As the oldest and largest bar in the city, it’s a great way to meet fellow travelers and unwind. Drinking games are included as part of the tour, as well as discount coupons at each venue.

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9. Luz Stadium Tour and SL Benfica Museum Ticket

Luce Stadium Tour and SL Benfica Museum Ticket

Portugal’s largest stadium, Estádio da Luz is home to Benfica – one of Lisbon’s two leading football teams. This is a fully guided tour of the stadium and guests can enter the Benfica Museum after the tour.

You will be taken to the locker room and press area, as well as the pitch of the stadium. Here you can trace the footsteps of Portugal’s most famous footballers – including Eusebio.

You’ll also have the chance to take a photo with Benfica’s official mascot, before continuing on to the museum to learn about their history and achievements.

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10. 3-hour tour of historic Belém by electric bike

The history of electric bikes in Belém

Belém is one of Lisbon’s most important suburbs. Located on the riverfront, it is full of historical monuments and is also home to the famous pasteis de nata.

This tour is by electric bike, allowing you to explore the area with ease. You’ll see famous street art, cycle along the renovated waterfront, and visit major monuments – including Padrão dos Descobrimentos and Torre de Belém.

This tour includes a visit to the Pastéis de Belém and entry to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Electric bikes are suitable for most fitness levels.

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11. São Jorge Castle Escorted Skip-the-Line Ticket

São Jorge Castle, Lisbon

Overlooking Lisbon, Castelo de São Jorge is an important historical landmark of the city. The castle was built by Moorish invaders from North Africa and was the site of battles for the Portuguese to retake the city.

Not only does this ticket get you skip-the-line, it also comes with a 15-minute guided tour of the castle. This enables you to learn more about the history and significance of the monument.

There is an excellent miradouro within the castle grounds where you can relax and enjoy local food and drinks after your tour.

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12. Live Fado Show: 3-Hour Experience in Alfama

Live Fado Show

Fado is a typical form of Portuguese music and is listed as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

The melancholic music originated in Alfama, where this tour is the focus. You’ll start with an evening excursion to Alfama, where you can learn about the history and culture of the area.

You will then be taken to a typical fado venue to enjoy songs of love and loss while enjoying a free glass of sangria, wine or beer. This is a great tour to learn about Lisbon’s cultural heritage.

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13. Street Art Tour

Lisbon Street Art Tour

Lisbon is often considered the Berlin of the South, with its own alternative vision clearly visible on the city walls.

This tour will take you to see some of the most impressive pieces of street art, as well as many more local attractions. You’ll learn about the politics behind graffiti – from anti-fascist movements to statements against gentrification.

An expert guide will introduce you to the city’s most prolific artists and the importance of street art in the soul of Lisbon. Group sizes are limited for a more intimate experience.

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14. 4-hour walking tour with food and drinks

Lisbon Walking Tour with Food and Drink Tasting

The tour begins in the historic Moraria neighborhood. The area was once known for its alternative vibe, heavily influenced by immigrants and local culture.

You will be taken to a typical Portuguese Tascas restaurant for coffee, wine and local delicacies. The tour then continues to the central Baixa area, where you will discover some of the city’s main attractions.

You’ll take a short ferry ride across the Tagus River, where you’ll get more food and drink, allowing you to indulge in Portuguese hospitality.

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15. Evora and Monoliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

Evora, Spain

Located in the Alentejo region, Evora is the heart of Roman Portugal; here you can view some of the ancient monuments.

This full-day tour will take you to Évora and the surrounding boulders, showcasing the full history of Portugal. You’ll visit Capela dos Ossos, where the walls are made of human bones and skulls, and Almendres Cromlech – a Neolithic site older than Stonehenge.
Including pickup and drop-off in Lisbon city center, where you can choose to take a winery tour.

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