The Capital of an Empire


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



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

Full Day Private Tour of Lisbon

Let me take you to see Lisbon for the first time introducing you to the scenic narrow streets of some of the oldest neighborhoods such as Graça, Alfama and others. From there we'll walk in the downtown, visit the Cathedral and stroll in the shopping area. We can taste the traditional cherry liquor and fell the ambience mingling with the locals.
Next is time to head Belém known as the most monumental quarter in town where we'll visit iconic buildings such as the 16th c. Belém Tower and the Monastery of Saint Jerome and the 20th c. Monument of the Discoveries.
Time permitting we'll drive to the new districts of eastern Lisbon where the Expo 98 took place. It's the new residential area of Lisbon but also a business center and a leisure water front neighborhood. If it fits your interests a visit to the 4th biggest aquarium in the world (Oceanário) is possible or maybe one of the main museums in town (Navy, Coaches, Ancient Art, Gulbenkian or the Tiles Museum).
You fall in love with this magnificent city!


Our day starts from your hotel or pier and we'll cover the Downtown squares such as Rossio, Restaurandores and the Liberty Avenue. We'll procced towards Eduard VII Garden view point for a picture and some introduction to the city and then drive by Graça and Alfama districts. Time permitting we'll have a small walking tour in Alfama to better understand the core neighborhood of Lisbon.
After a Lunch break continue to Monastery of Saint Jerome, the Tower of Belem and Monument to the Discoveries.
Continue to Expo 98 District today called Park of Nations for a glimpse of Modern Lisbon and its contemporary architecture!
Drive back to your hotel/accommodation or cruise pier.

**The Monastery of Saint Jerome closes on Mondays.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours


Modern confortable car with AC (Opel Insignia SW)

What’s Included

Other: - Pick up from and drop off at your hotel in town, your cruiseline pier, at the airport or any address where you might be accomodated.

- Transportation with a modern confortable Opel Insignia stationwagon

- 8 hour tour with my personal assistance, explanations of sites and monuments.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - Saint Jeromes Monastery - 10€
*If you're over 65 years old a discount will be done (Proof of entitlement required).
We'll have time for coffee, snacks and definetly a lunch break. Food and drinks are relatively unexpensive for European patterns:
Average price of an expresso in Lisbon is 1€. A bottle of water 1.50€.
Please make sure you have some cash with you since not all places accept Credit Card. AMEX is not very big in Portugal, yet VISA and Mastercard are accepted almoust everywhere.

What’s Extra

Other: - Monument fees, meals or any other personal expenses.


No restrictions. As a State Licensed Guide I can tour anywhere in Portugal including driving and touring at the same time.

A Recent Review of this tour

Absolutely BRILLIANT!! I give this tour and tour guide (Matilde) my highest rating. In fact, in all the traveling I've done in the last 20 years, Matilde is the finest guide I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Her knowledge of Lisbon and Portugal's history, her passion for her heritage and culture and her willingness to adjust the itinerary to meet our specific interests was truly exceptional. She was also a very friendly and engaging person. Matilde is a credit to ToursByLocals.
Charles E. Meadows, Jr.

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