Ask for my Driving Tours with driver and guide, the best way of maximizing your time on a half or full day tour (up to four persons). Driving tours with a knowledgeable driver are another option (up to six persons - four regular and two extra seats ). Other transportation services can be arranged upon request.
I have several standard tours that according to my experience can fit most of the points of interest for a first time Lisbon’s visitor. Standard tours normally use public transportation and prices are per tour up to 10 persons. They exclude any cost not expressly mentioned as included, such as transportation tickets, entrances and meals.
If you already have your own idea of a tour, I can recommend which of standard tour or tours best fit your needs. Once the tour starts you are free to adjust the itinerary or to choose your own pace, provided it is possible to fit within the tour agreed. Get a quotation.
The idea is to explore several popular quarters of Lisbon, finding in each one its own character such as the labyrinthic Alfama, the commercial Baixa, the aristocratic Chiado and the lively Bairro Alto. As many of these quarters are in the old hills of Lisbon (they used to be seven, like Rome) we count on a large number of belvederes and a considerable walking up and down (don’t forget comfortable flat shoes…). This tour requires a four hours half-day.
A full-day extension with extra points of interest such as the Tile Museum can be arranged for this tour. Get a quotation.
This tour is devoted to the most western quarter of Lisbon, Belem. It was the place from where the Portuguese navigators sailed away towards Africa, orient and Americas. Here we will visit Geronimos church (cloister optional on full day tour) (16th century, Manueline style), the Maritime Museum (where life-size ancient boats can be appreciated), Belem tower exterior (an exquisite fortress initially built in the middle of the river), the monument to the Portuguese discoveries exterior (where a giant floor world map illustrates the Portuguese discoveries) and the Coach Museum (an unique display of Royal coaches from the 16th to the 19th century). This tour requires a four hours half-day.
A full-day extension with extra points of interest such as Geronimos cloister and Gulbenkian Museum can be arranged for this tour. Get a quotation.
Surroundings of Lisbon. Palaces and Villas
Sintra is a small town accessible by a 40 min train ride from Lisbon. It was the leisure village of the Royalty and Portuguese nobility until the dawn of the 20th century. Therefore it has very much to offer: Royal palaces and romantic style villas surrounded by luxurious vegetation. In a four hours half-day tour it is possible to visit its two most important palaces (Palacio da Vila e Palacio da Pena) and still get a taste of town’s atmosphere
A full-day extension with extra points of interest such as Queluz can be arranged for this tour. Queluz is often called the Portuguese Versailles, there you can immerge in an 18th century ambience and appreciate the fine furniture, decoration and gardens. Get a quotation.
If you sign up for a standard tour, you can of course also use part of your time to get tips and recommendations for further exploration of the city.
However, if you want to discover the city by your own or if you would like to plan in advance your idea of a tour, my tour planning services might be just right for you.
With this service you can get a custom made itinerary so you maximize your time in Lisbon. Besides the itinerary you get valuable information such as on hotels, restaurants, museums, activities or transportation and additional tips.
The minimum service package concerns a half day tour planning according to the client’s specifications. You can have hotel advice within the package.
If you use both the tour planning services and the local guiding services you get a price reduction. Get a quotation.