Lisbon, Portugal

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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Discover grandiose landmarks and romantic promenades during this 4-hour private guided shore excursion and city tour in Lisbon. Explore the hilly capital’s abundance of historic Baroque churches, famous squares and its pristine seaside by minivan. Learn the history behind the lively atmospheres of the Chiado, Baixa and Belém districts from your guide. Finish your day sampling traditional Portuguese cuisine, including a sweet pastry, cod cake and Port (fortified wine). This worry-free Ports of Call tour is perfect for seeing the city's best sights before returning to your cruise.
  • A 4-hour private shore excursion through Lisbon via minivan
  • Head to the highest neighborhood in the city for incredible views
  • Visit the Belém neighborhood, the starting point for many explorers’ journeys across the sea
  • Conclude the tour with a taste of Portuguese wine, some port and a savory cod cake
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Meet your guide at the Lisbon port and hop into an air-conditioned minivan for your 4-hour private guided shore excursion. Begin your adventure by experiencing the intriguing history of Lisbon. Visit Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), the oldest church in the city. Hear how the cathedral survived devastating earthquakes, including the Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755, and observe its architectural renovations in both Romanesque and Baroque styles.

Next, drive up to the hilltop neighborhood of Graça and admire panoramic views of Lisbon. Continue to the old quarter of Alfama, known for its Moorish heritage and the establishment of fado music. Then, head down to the Belém district and enjoy the serene coast of the Tagus River. Visit the Monument to the Discoveries and learn about the famous navigators like Vasco da Gama, the explorer first to reach India by sea. After stopping at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, taste a delicious pastel de Belem (pastel de nata). Learn how this egg tart pastry was created before the 18th century by catholic monks at the Jeronimos Monastery.

Drive onward to the Chiado district passing the Basilica of Estrela. Then, walk through the lively Baixa district and see its elegant squares including Restauradores, Rossio, and Figueira. After a stroll, perk up your taste buds with a fresh glass of vinho verde or “green wine.” Savor this young wine with traditional flavors of cod cake. Then, try a pour of Port paired with local cheese. After a fun four hours head back to the port where your tour ends.

Please note: Your cruise must dock in port in good time for this excursion. Click on 'Important Info' and check the Departure Time details before you book.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:
Don’t fret, this tour ensures you will get on your ship! In the unlikely event that your ship has departed, we will prepare transportation to the next port-of call. Plus, you can book worry free. If by chance your ship is delayed to arrive and you cannot attend the tour, we will refund your money. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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P
, Sep 2017

Another excellent tour around Lisbon viewing our favourite sights and sampling the wonderful food and drink. Had 2 tour guides....both named John to prevent any confusion who were very friendly and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend this Company and their staff

A
, Sep 2017

Fantastic tour, our guide John was very knowledgeable about his city and provided great assistance, very helpful as I am a disabled traveller.

J
, Jul 2017

Vlad was great. He has a great knowledge of Portugal and is a lot of fun to be with. We enjoyed our time with him and wish we could have spent a full day instead of only 5 hours. It was like spending the day with an old friend. We would love to go back and join him again. We highly recommend Vlad and his tour.

D
, Jun 2017

Private tour was great. Great tour guide John, very knowledgeable, showed us all of the highlights if Lisbon. Opted out of the wine tasting, so John dropped us off in town for some shopping.

P
, May 2017

This private tour was very interesting and our tour guide, Vlad was excellent.

L
, Mar 2017

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, professional, courteous and honest. Excellent way to see Lisbon on a private shore excursion. Money well spent.

R
, Dec 2016

The four of us had a wonderful half day tour of Lisbon with our local guide, Harald. He knows the city inside out and gave us a nice balance of history with the local vibe of the city. The food and wine tastings were a worthwhile addition. I asked that he show us a nice place for lunch to end the tour and he did not disappoint, even getting us past the lineup due tot his friendship with the owner. Bloked with locals and a wonderful meal. Great tour!

S
, Nov 2016

Excellent tour and well worth paying that bit extra for a private tour.

G
, Oct 2016

This tour was one of the best we have taken on this cruise. Our tour guide was wonderful and explained everything....The stops that we made were very nice. I would recommend this to anyone.

w
, Sep 2016

The Lisbon tour was very good. Excellent guide.


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