Old center (Rossio & Alfama) multifaced history

Art & Culture

Slava

4.50(2) reviews
Lisbon
English, Portuguese (Native), Russian (Native), Spanish, Ukrainian (Native)
2.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

We will dig into two sides of Lisbon's past, angle of official history telling what everyone supposedly knows, and the darker side of what monarchy was doing and how was used by other players. Discover what is history behind Alfama neighborhood , who was M.Pombal and how it all started from lusitan tribes invaded by Roman empire. In short - this tour is deisgned to give you a brief knowledge of timeline of Portuguese history

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Meeting Point

Rossio square (praça do Rossio), near central monument (column with d.Pedto IV)

12:00 PM

Rossio square

Theater, Inquision, Flower shops, Dom Pedro I of Brazil - these are all parts of this square where we start our journey

12:30 PM

Commerce square

One of the biggest squares (and only one in Europe) overlooking the bay of a river - Tagus (Tejo), continuing into the Atlantic ! It's beauty, and beauty can be treacherous - if get deeper into history of character of Marques de Pombal

01:00 PM

Eurostar hotel ( campo das cebolas )

Once there was a city wall, then a dock! Now a 5* hotel with ... Roman home with mosaic floor inside!

01:30 PM

Saint Luzia viewpoint

Continuing the route of the wall we will go up to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Lisbon, miradouro da Santa Luzia

02:00 PM

Saint Vincent de Fora

Short stop to have an ideia of how is/was the "Vatican of Portuguese Empire"

02:30 PM

Graça square

Optional final stop is to enjoy the view from the opposite site of the hill that we have been exploring !

Ending Point

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Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Mark B.

Jun 18, 2022

Great guide!

Slava is very smart, personable and attentive. He most interested in the quality of his tour customer’s experience! I would recommend his tour services! Mark B.

Slava

Thank you very much Mark! Enjoy Porto! Pleasure for other guides to have a guest like Mark 8)

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Philip W.

Apr 8, 2022

Personalized Tour

Slava did a great job preparing a tour customized to meet our needs, constantly adjusting the presentation to our desires. He offered historical information about downtown Lisbon, suggested less “touristy” sites and also assisted us with the logistics of navigating Lisbon on our own. The amount of time he spent with us and the information he provided far exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend a walking tour of Lisbon with Slava to anyone.

Slava

It was a real pleasure to do a tour for Philip and Angie! I hope Lisbon visit brought to you many interesting surprises, and hope you enjoy other corners of Portugal, discovering regional names for 'abatanado' coffee :)

$40/ per group

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