On this private tour of Lisbon you’ll get a full introduction to the Portuguese capital’s historic. It´s monuments, palaces, churches, and typical historical neighbourhoods. Visit sites that are of interest to you, on a full day of discovery. Also you can customize it to your requirements.
Your guide will give you a taste of local life, and also make stops for some delicious local pastries if you so wish it.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Under the Arch of Rua Augusta
We will be waiting for you under the Rua Augusta Arch with a sign having your name on it (or another description that you would like) and our logo (TakingUThere).
The downtown of Lisbon, called “Baixa Pombalina” area is the heart of Lisbon and was completely rebuilt after the devastating 1755 earthquake. Covering an area of about 255 hectares, it contains magnificent squares, which are interconnected by straight avenues filled with grand 18th century architecture.
Explore the Roman Theatre that was built in the first century, in the time of the Roman emperor Augustus. It was rebuilt in Emperor Nero´s time, and during the reign of Constantine it was partially dismantled.
Abandoned in the fourth century, it was only discovered 1798, after the 1755 earthquake, while Lisbon was being rebuild.
View the S. Jorge Castle, located in the old medieval citadel, that was inhabited by the Moors who fortified it for their defence. When D. Afonso Henriques (Portugal´s founding King), took the castle in 1147, after besieging it for 3 months, expelled the Muslims and opened the castle doors to Christianity.
Take in the amazing Saint Luzia Viewpoint. It has one of the most beautiful views over Alfama and the Tagus River, having on its south wall two tile panels, one from the Commerce Square before the earthquake and one with Christians conquering the São Jorge Castle.
Walk up (and down) Alfama, the oldest and one of the most typical neighborhoods of Lisbon. Its name derives from the Moorish Al-Hamma, meaning baths or fountains.
The oldest church of Lisbon began its construction in the second half of the twelfth century, after the conquest of the city from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques. Then construction of the cathedral was apparently done in the place of the old mosque of Lisbon.
"Climb" to this part of the city to get an idea of what you are able to do in Lisbon for the rest of your stay.
From the top of this neo-Gothic structure (built 1902) you can have another view over Lisbon and the Rossio Square.
The engineer Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard was responsible for the design, contrary to the popular belief that there is a connection to Gustave Eiffel.
It is well known that Ponsard applied to this lift some of the techniques and materials already used in France.
Discover the "darker" part of this square in Lisbon´s history...
From here, you have one of the nicest views over Lisbon and specially to the S. Jorge Castle.
Here is also the point where the tour ends.
Under the Arch of Rua Augusta
Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations;
Adjust the tour to your interest;
Don’t miss the opportunity to taste some of Lisbon’s traditional pastries;
Fast-pass to the Saint Jorge Castle.
Entrance fees to monuments or parks; (The adult admission fee to the Castelo de São Jorge is €10.00, children under 10 are free and students are €5.)
Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.
Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera;
Entrance fees vary according to the tourism season;
This tour does not include entrance fees. For the reason that participants can decide if they would like to visit some of the sites or not;
National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice;
The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to customer’s will or due to weather conditions.