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
Rossio square (praça do Rossio), near central monument (column with d.Pedto IV)
Theater, Inquision, Flower shops, Dom Pedro I of Brazil - these are all parts of this square where we start our journey
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
Once there was a city wall, then a dock! Now a 5* hotel with ... Roman home with mosaic floor inside!
Continuing the route of the wall we will go up to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Lisbon, miradouro da Santa Luzia
Short stop to have an ideia of how is/was the "Vatican of Portuguese Empire"
Optional final stop is to enjoy the view from the opposite site of the hill that we have been exploring !
The tours are flexible so it is possible to adapt them to your needs or interests. Please use the Send a Message button to contact the 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.
Thank you very much Mark! Enjoy Porto! Pleasure for other guides to have a guest like Mark 8)
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.
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 :)