Many hills and steep streets of Lisbon
Breathtaking views from the two most iconic hills
The fashionable district of Bairro Alto
The elegant area of Chiado
Great views over the Castle Saint George and the downtown
The labyrinthine Alfama district
Praça do Comércio
Not incuded: Ticket for the funicular Glória
Lisbon can be challenging due to its many hills and steep streets. We believe that on this tour the effort is worth it and the views we will enjoy from the two most iconic hills are breathtaking. One of these viewing platforms is the garden of San Pedro de Alcantara, which offers a beautiful view of the center of Lisbon and the castle.
Through the fashionable district of Bairro Alto, we will look into one of the traditional places of nightlife in the city and go down to Piazza Carmo, passing the Santa Justa elevator. Through the elegant area of Chiado we will discover interesting shops, historic cafes and old bookshops.
Going down to Rossio Square and passing Praça da Figueira and Baixa (City Center), we will find out how much the city has changed since the 1755 earthquake. Once again we reach the old town surrounding the castle and wander through the labyrinthine Alfama district. .
Our tour will end at Praça do Comércio, near the Tagus River. Our meeting point in front of The Hard Rock Cafe. The Square marks the beginning or the end of the old town Lisbon. We will drive up the hill on one of three funiculars in the city. Gloria Elevator was built in 1885 and has been running on electricity since 1914. Our first glimpse over the city and the old town. Great views over the Castle Saint George and the downtown.
The district Bairro Alto dates back from the 15th century and is known for its cozy restaurants and bars and at the same time maintaining the character of a typical neighborhood.
The austere facade of the church hides probably one of the most beautiful and interesting churches of Lisbon. Built in the 16th Century and decorated in the following centuries is a masterpiece worth a visit. (Please be aware that the church closes on Monday mornings and during mass visits are not allowed)
A very quiet square nowadays and once the stage for the most important revolution in Portugal, the Revolution that ended the longest dictatorship in Europe so far. From the square we will see the ruins of Convent of Carmo destroyed by the Earthquake of 1755.
The Elevator was built in 1903 and serves the city as public transportation. We will be able to see the view on the first terrace, but the ride is not included.
The elegant district of Lisbon ever since the 19th century is still one of the most beloved districts to shop in Lisbon. We will walk by historical cafés and shops and see the oldest operating bookstore in the world, Bertrand.
The downtown of Lisbon (Baixa) is the result of a new layout of the city after the terrible earthquake that destroyed it on November 1st 1755. For a long time Baixa was the financial and business center of Lisbon, now we find several hotels, shops and restaurants.
Overlooking the Alfama district, the viewpoint is close to a section of the oldest city walls of Lisbon, dating back to the 8th century.
Known as the oldest district of Lisbon, Alfama still has the look of a moorish maze. Through the narrow streets we will have a glimpse of some of the most typical traditions of the city.
We end our tour nearby the river and surrounded by the former official buildings of the government at the Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), one of the most outstanding squares of Lisbon.