Essential Lisbon by Car


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Visit the iconic monuments of the city in a 4 hour private tour

Are you a first time visitor and you want to start with what's more important? Did you stop for a few hours and you don't want to miss the essential? Then, this is the right tour for you!

On this Classic tour, I will provide you with the information that a first time visitor needs to have about this vibrant city! We will visit its most important monuments, as I give you all the practical information that you will need to dive into the local life!


We start wherever it suits you better - whether in the hotel where you're staying, the cruise ship terminal etc.

In this tour, we'll drive through the city, passing by its most beautiful sites: Liberty Avenue, Rossio, Commerce square, the Parliament and Basílica of Estrela. When wanted (and whenever parking restrictions don't forbid us), we stop for pictures.
We'll then stop in the Belém district, to visit its most iconic monuments: Jeronimos Monastery (visit of the church and, by paying an entrance fee, also the cloister. We'll skip the lines because I'm an official guide) the monument of the Discoveries and Belém tower (exterior views). During the tour, enjoy a coffee stop, tasting one of the city's delicacies in a typical local pastry: the famous custard tart!

The tour can be customized. Please note that on Mondays, the Monastery is closed for visits. We can only see it from the outside. If you want, we can visit Ajuda Palace instead - the last royal residence in Lisbon.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours


On this tour, we'll use a comfortable and clean 7-seater minivan (Volkswagen Sharan), with A/C. If you are 7 or 8 people, upon request, I can arrange a van for some additional cost. Please message me then to get Customized Tour link and appropriate price.

What’s Included

Other: - My service as an official licensed driver-guide during the whole tour;
- Transportation as mentioned in the program.
- Skipping the lines!
- A "Nata", Lisbon's typical custard tart!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euros - 10 euros- Jeronimos Cloister entrance fee- (it's half the price, if you're over 65 or under 18, by showing any ID).
5 Euros for personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fee to Jerónimos cloister (optional);
Food, drinks or any personal expenses that you might want to have.


I have no restrictions. As a licensed national tour guide, I can guide you anywhere in Portugal.

A Recent Review of this tour

We have used private guides several times, but this tour of Lisbon was by far the best. Filipe was knowledgeable about local flora and fauna, Portugal's history, politics, and economics, local roads and sights. He customized a tour that fit us perfectly. Plus he's a very nice guy! I would recommend this company to others, and will definitely check for their presence in any future port of call.
Pam Barey

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