Tours and Actitivies in Lisbon

The Portuguese capital city offers so many opportunities to have fun, relax, learn, and taste some yummy food! Here come our tips on what to do in Lisbon
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Whomever visits Lisbon says it: the city is just beautiful. The Portuguese capital city is not just about romantic atmospheres from the past; it is a modern and culturally stimulating city offering so many things to do.

Make the most out of your holiday to Lisbon by joining one of the many available activities in the city; for example, you could learn more about the complex history of the city and about the way it managed to overcome some glorious and dramatic events on a walking tour around the city center, or how about joining a customised private tour?

After visiting the city – by bus, by boat, driving a segway or an electric car or even walking – relax and enjoy an evening show and a romantic dinner at a traditional restaurant.

And why not combining also a day trip to discover the area around Lisbon, visit some wine cellars or attending a photographic workshop?

We have selected some of the most interesting tours and activities available in Lisbon for you.

Guided visits

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful European capital cities and it deserves a proper visit. Learn more about its history, its charming traditions, its curiosities and its secrets with a local expert guide by joining a guided visit of the city.

You can choose among group or private tours that offer different times, length, and itinerary. Group tours are cheaper, however they do have fixed times and itinerary. Private tours are more expensive but they can be customized.

Walking tours

The classic tour of the city is a two or four hours walking itinerary to visit the historical district and the main attractions of the city. You can join a private or group tour.

In Lisbon you can choose among tours that focus on the best areas of the city or tours focusing only on one single neighborhood. Some tours focus on a specific historical time or artistic style, and of course there are also some more peculiar tours like: street art tours, movie tours, shopping tours, design tours… you name it!

Sightseeing bus

Also in Lisbon you can find the famous hop on/ off buses that stops by the main tourist attractions of the city.

You can drop on and off a bus every time you want during the validity time of your ticket, allowing yourself to have total flexibility when it comes to plan visits to monuments and museums; buses are pretty frequent – there is one every 15-30 minutes according to the company. Along with the price of the ticket you will receive a multilingual audio guide providing information about the area you are visiting.

These sightseeing buses are the best solution for those who love comforts, for families traveling with kids, for people suffering from mobility issues or for whomever wants to enjoy the view of Lisbon from the top of a bus.

Food and wine tours

Portuguese cuisine, which is probably internationally less prestigious compared to other cuisines, is extremely interesting, varied, and tasty. Try it to believe it!

Discover Lisbon’s food and wine scene with an expert guide; join one of the many food and wine tours around the city where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best traditional delicacies. If you prefer having a quick bite, then choose a tapas tour.

Wine lovers can’t miss a visit to the many wine cellars located in northern area of Lisbon; wine tours usually last a day and include: a visit to the historical sites of the region and vineyards, an explanation on how the production process of the main Portuguese wines works and a final wine tasting.

Younger travellers may choose to go on a pub crawl, that is to say joining a tour to discover the best pubs and bars of Lisbon; drinks are included in the tour price. Along with a fun and exciting guide you will have the chance to experience the best of Lisbon’s lively nightlife.

Pub tours

Young people can opt for a pub crawl, an itinerary to discover the best places in Lisbon, with drinks included in the price of the ticket: in the company of a fun and enthusiastic guide, you can experience the lively nightlife of the Portuguese capital.


Fado shows

Whether you stop in Lisbon for two days or a week, you can’t miss a fado show and listen to the moving, traditional Portuguese music that has become famous all over the world.

In order to experience an unforgettable night, why not combining a fado concert with a traditional dinner, maybe at a traditional tavern in the Alfama district?

River cruises

In order to see Lisbon from a different perspective go on a Tagus cruise and sail the longest river of the Iberian peninsula.

Only on a river cruise you will have the opportunity to admire the historical 25 de Abril Bridge or the Vasco da Gama Bridge from such an incredible point of view. You will be sailing by some of the most famous attractions of the city like: Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower, King Christ.

Tagus river cruise prices vary according to the duration (from one to three hours) and the services included like dinner, happy hour, or live music.

Other activities

Don’t forget about your interests while you are on holiday! Lisbon offers the opportunity to practice all kinds of hobby and try something new!

It is a great destination for photography lovers thanks to its many historical monuments, graffitis, panoramic views, and azulejos that will keep you and your camera busy. If you want to take your photography skills to a next level join one of the many photographic tours available in town; an expert photographer will take you around ready to click away.

If you are into adrenaline, then you should take some surfing class at one of the many suggestive beaches that can be easily reached from the city center.

Real foodies should not miss the opportunity to join a Portuguese cooking class to learn how to bring the taste of Lisbon back home.

Day trips from Lisbon

Lisbon is strategically located in the center of Portugal, which means that one can reach other popular destinations in very short time. By joining a day tour you will have the possibility to see some of the most charming villages, castles, ruins, cliffs, and beaches near Lisbon.

The most popular tour is the one day tour from Lisbon that covers the Sintra-Cabo da Roca-Cascais area, offering the opportunity to visit the following attractions: the fairy city surrounded by the Serra da Sintra with its elegant and eccentric palaces, the westernmost point of Europe, and a city town characterized by a decadent charm.

Those who love Middle Age and want to experience a less touristic side of Portugal should join a tour around Central Portugal to see inland castles and villages. These itineraries usually include a stop at Obidos and Evora, the best preserved medieval town of Portugal. Some other tours add the visit of other destinations like Fatima – famous for the apparition of the Holy Mary – or Nazaré, where waves can reach up to 30 meters!


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How to save on transport and entrance fees

City Card allow you to save on public transport and / or on the entrances to the main tourist attractions.

Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass
Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass
Enjoy free admission to top attractions and discounts at various landmarks. Available for 24, 48, or 72 hours, the Lisbon Card provides unlimited free access to the public transport system.
From 27,00 €