LISBON
FREE TOUR

 

Lisbon Free Tour
The Unmissable Lisbon

If you want to see the best of Lisbon in one day, our Lisbon Free Tour is definitely the right choice for you. This free tour is a great introduction to the city and you’ll get to see Lisbon’s center most important sites in one single tour. Take Lisboa’s free walking tour will take you through 3.000 years of history showing you the unmissable Lisbon and offering you dozens of local tips and plenty of things to do in Lisbon.

We’ll start our Lisbon Free Tour just in front of the Tourism Office at Palácio Foz. We’ll venture into the Carmo Convent and admire it’s haunting gothic ruins and see the breathtaking views from the Elevator of Santa Justa up to the beautiful São Jorge Castle and it’s imposing walls. You will learn about the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake that shook the city and late modern philosophy and the peaceful Carnation Revolution of the 25th of April of 1974 that which overthrew the authoritarian Estado Novo regime created by the dictator Salazar.

We will then present you the district of Chiado, the cosmopolitan face of the city center. At Luís Vaz de Camões Square you’ll hear all about the inventor of the Portuguese language. Your guide will take you through the old streets of Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s bohemian district and one of the best places to listen to Fado. Back in the XVI century Portugal was the world’s first global village and these districts were the liveliest in the western world. Did you know that Bairro Alto was born with the Age of Discoveries?

Descending to Rossio Square there will be plenty of incredible stories to tell from the Portuguese messianic myth Sebastianism to the Capital of Espionage during World War II. One of these episodes will be unforgettable as we pass by the Jewish Memorial and the São Domingos Church and tell you all about the Lisbon massacre of 1506. We will go by one of Lisbon’s most iconic establishments and the most adventurous will taste the punchy Ginjinha before heading to the last stop of our journey, the Praça do Comércio, where you will hear all about the triumphal Rua Augusta Arch. 

This is arguably the city’s best walking tour and as you can see we go by many of the must see places to visit in Lisbon. You will also be rewarded by our guide’s top things to do in Lisbon. Take our Centre Free Tour so you make take many beautiful memories of Lisbon back home.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Legends of Lisbon

  • Chiado the Cultural Centre and its urban poet António Ribeiro

  • Luís Vaz de Camões, father of the Portuguese language

  • Bairro Alto, the Bohemian Centre and its many tales

  • Church and Convent of Carmo,   a place for revolutions

  • Great Eathquake of 1755: the fall of Lisbon and the rise of the Marquis

  • King Sebastian and Sebastianism

  • Rossio Square and World War II

  • Church of São Domingos and the Jewish Massacre 

  • Baixa, the modern liberal Lisbon of the XIX century

  • Elevator of Santa Justa

  • The Carnation Revolution

  • Commerce Plaza and its mythical Arch

  • ...and much more!

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Other Information

 

Group Policiy

 

 

 

Minimum number of participants.

Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed. In this case, we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 - 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.

 

Please note that this Free Tour only takes place with a minimum of 4 adult participants.

How long does the Free Tour take?

In what language is the Free Tour?

The Free Tour lasts around 2h30. 

 

​The tour is exclusively in English.​

What's included in the tour?

What's not included in the tour?

The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Lisbon unforgettable.

 

The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.

How do I book the Free Tour?

You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:

hello@takefreetours.com | +351 914 059 080

Is booking mandatory?

​Booking is usually not mandatory you can just show up at our meeting point and join the Free Tour. Although it is recommended especially during public holidays and festivities, at such dates you should book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

How do I get my ticket?

​Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.

You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.

Is the Free Tour accessible?

No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.

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