Lisbon Viewing points

Our most recommended Lisbon Viewing points

Lisbon: Belém Tower Entry Ticket

1. Lisbon: Belém Tower Entry Ticket

Reserve your entrance ticket to the iconic Belém Tower located on the shores of Lisbon. Discover more about the fascinating history of this defensive construction, and enjoy fantastic views of the Belém district. Upon arrival, access the tower which was built in 1515 at the mouth of the River Tagus. Climb the narrow stairs to the top floor to get a panoramic view of the historic Belém district and its monuments to the "Age of Discoveries." Learn more about the golden age of Portugal's travels in search of new worlds. Discover how the strategic monument served as a gateway to the city in the past.

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

2. Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals on a guided walking tour. Built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots, explore the city with a local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Begin the tour in the 5-centuries-old Bairro Alto, where you’ll learn about the evolution of the city. After the earthquake of 1755 this space attracted families from the Baixa and Bairro districts, who began the process of renewal. Pass by the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy views of Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the San Roque Church built by the Jesuits. Admire its austere façade, and the gilding, tiles, and paintings inside that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque styles. Head down the hill to the Carmo convent and church, fine examples of the city’s Gothic architecture. This is a site of historical importance as it was here that the Carnation Revolution began in 1974, putting an end to nearly 5 decades of dictatorship. A little further on, arrive at the Santa Justa elevator, an imposing monument built in the Gothic Revival style, that provides one of the best viewpoints in the city. See a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city. After a short break, take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol, see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Explore Alfama, one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. End the tour at Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1150, 3 years after the city was taken back from the Moors. Over time it has been subject to various architectural changes, becoming a mixture of different styles.

Lisbon: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

3. Lisbon: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

Take in Lisbon's key attractions on a guided tour aboard a fun tuk-tuk. Sit back and relax as the vehicle handles the hills for you. Learn about the highlights of the Portuguese capital and explore popular neighborhoods, including the Graça Historic District. Begin your tour with a convenient hotel pickup in Lisbon and jump aboard your tuk-tuk. Head downtown and navigate ancient streets lined with historical monuments. Marvel at the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral, Rossio Square, and the Santa Justa Elevator. Ascend to Portas do Sol and Senhora do Monte, vantage points that offer unprecedented views of the city. Up next, continue to Belem to marvel at the UNESCO-listed Belém Tower before riding up to the steep Chiado district. Conclude your tour with a visit to Time Out Market.

Lisbon: 4-Hour Private Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. Lisbon: 4-Hour Private Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

This is a sightseeing tour that includes everything you must see in Lisbon. It will give you a complete overview of the most important landmarks of the city. In this 4-hour ride, you will be able to experience the old districts, visit monuments full of history and see breathtaking views. Graça, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Chiado, and Belem are must-see neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital and can be explored in a relaxed and comfortable way on board of an electric tuk-tuk. And as flavors are also a great way to know a city - enjoy our offer of a traditional liquor at one of the stops. The tuk-tuk is a very versatile way to move around the hills of Lisbon, as it gets access to sites where touristic buses are not allowed, considering the geography of the city. You can also count on the live explanation of your professional storytellers. Be prepared for a fun adventure but also for lots of history and contemporary culture.

Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

5. Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

Learn about the rich history of Lisbon on a guided half-day tour by bus. You will visit Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, the Ajuda Palace, and cultural squares in the city. You'll receive an enlightening survey of gorgeous Lisbon. Making your way to the Belém quarter, you'll discover this jewel in Lisbon's crown. Located where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic, Belém is the launching point for Portugal's 15th- and 16th-century maritime explorations. Situated amongst modern exhibits and busy cafes are historical sites and monuments that defined an empire. Visit Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the Age of Discovery, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries. Next, you'll be awed by the masterful Manueline architecture of Jerónimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the extravagant Ajuda National Palace, one of the earliest neoclassical buildings in Lisbon, fronted by 23 marble statues (replaced by Coach Museum when closed) Continue along the river to the traditional district of Alfama. Passing by downtown Baixa, you can admire the most important squares of Lisbon: Trade, Rossio, and Restauradores. Then drive along the Avenida da Liberdade, the 'boulevard' of Lisbon, to finish at Pombal Square.

Lisbon: Alfama & Downtown Walking Tour with App Audio Guide

6. Lisbon: Alfama & Downtown Walking Tour with App Audio Guide

Discover Lisbon’s unbeatable mix of heritage, art, culture, and food on a walking tour through Alfama, Bairro Alto, Rua Augusta, downtown, and more. Use the included app to access 5 audio-guided walking routes to see more of Lisbon after your tour. Lisbon is such a multifaceted city that there's always something more to be explored. On this guided walking tour through lively Lisbon, delve into iconic neighborhoods and find the best places to get Lisbon's famous Portuguese custard tarts (not included). See some of Lisbon's most historic and famous sights while walking through the Alfama Quarter, then head downtown to visit some of the hippest spots in the city. After the tour, download the Vox City app (included in your tour) to discover more of Lisbon and its incredible history with curated audio-guided routes through the main quarters. Alfama and downtown walking tour: • Arco Rua Augusta • Praca do Comercio • Lisbon Cathedral • Casa dos Bicos • Alfama Tower • Sao Rafael Square • Church of Santa Engracia • Sao Vicente Monastery • Portas do Sol • Santa Luzia Church • Tram 28 • Sao Vicente Statue • Church of Saint Estevao • Bairro Alto • Bica Elevator • Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara • Gloria Elevator • Carmo Covent • Lisbon City Hall • Chiado • Rossio Square • National Theatre D. Maria II • Augusta Street App-based audio-guided routes: • Jeronimos Monastery • Belem Tower • Cacilheiro • Pink Street • Dom Luis Garden • Ribeira Market • Basilica de Estrela • Principe Real Garden • Luis de Camoes Square • Assembly of the Republic Palace• Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology

Lisbon: Private City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour for 2 People

7. Lisbon: Private City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour for 2 People

In this two-hour private tuk tuk with one of our guides, you will be driven in a small tuk through the old town of Lisbon. You will be told the history and origins of the sights. We will make stops so that you have time to take pictures. You can also tell us your wishes. After the old town we will drive with you through the neighborhoods of Baia and Bairro Alto. Also there the sights will be explained to you with stops. Have fun with us and get to know Lisbon in our nice way. Don't miss one of the great tours, so you will get to know the small streets and the guide will also give you insider tips on what to do and what not to do. Which restaurants you should try.

Lisbon: Street Art and Historical Walking Tour

8. Lisbon: Street Art and Historical Walking Tour

Get stunning views of Lisbon from the Miradouro da Graça, and then embark on a street art walking tour to see works by local and international urban artists, such as Vhils, Nomen, Odeith, and MAR. Proceed towards the east side of the city to discover where some of the best lookouts are located, such as the Miradouro Portas do Sol. Marvel at the impressive São Jorge Castle, and learn more about the cultural heritage of the city. Venture off the beaten path to discover the hidden treasures of districts such as Alfama and Mouraria. Learn more about life in the city and what to see and do from your licensed local guide.

Lisbon: Layover Tour with Airport Pickup and Drop-Off

9. Lisbon: Layover Tour with Airport Pickup and Drop-Off

The experience begins with pickup from the airport by your guide. Climb inside a comfortable Mercedes-Benz vehicle and depart towards the city center, passing Liberdade Avenue, Rossio, Restauradores and Comercio plazas.  Drive through the hilly streets, see the charming yellow trams, and admire the old town. Continue to Belem, where the famous Portuguese pastries have been made since 1837. Stop near the Explorers Monument, Belem Tower, and Jeronimos Monastery.  Capture the beauty of Lisbon from the the Santa Justa Elevator and other famous viewpoints. There will be plenty of photo stops along the way. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at the airport, in time for your connecting flight.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

10. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

Travel to Sintra, a World Heritage Site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces and chalets of different architectures coexist. See the park that brings together plants from different parts of the world, forming a huge and magical green forest. Next, head towards the Atlantic Ocean to discover Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Pass through Cascais and the neighborhood Estoril, both famous for offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere. See the world-renowned Estoril Casino and its beautiful gardens.Finally, return to Lisbon, driving along the Estoril coast and admiring the stunning views of the white sand beaches along the way. Once you reach Belem, learn how the Portuguese ships used to depart from here to discover the new world.

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What people are saying about Lisbon

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based on 8,421 reviews

Excellent brief explanation of the Lisbon story and in the meanwhile a walking through Lisbon old walls. The guide was very clear in the explanations of concepts and always available to give advises and guidelines of each type.

Great stories! Prepare to have an extended tour as there was too much to tell :)

Our driver was wonderful. He took us places I would not have known or explored

Rama was excellent. You must ask for him. The pictures he took of us….amazing

Rana was great! Good to see city highlights and also got some good pictures.