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Lisbon Must See
The Lisbon Must-See
sites to visit  in Half a Day

The Lisbon Must-See Tour experience is a 3 hour private guided walking tour that covers the best things to do in Lisbon. From the cultural district of Chiado to the bohemian nightlife of Bairro Alto, from the cosmopolitan plazas of Downtown Lisbon to the picturesque streets of Alfama, we cover it all. This Lisbon Half Day Tour will show you Lisbon’s top attractions while giving you a local perspective and feeling to this incredible city. If what you’re looking for is to take in Lisbon’s atmosphere and grace in just half a day this is definitely the perfect choice for you. There's a ton of things to do in Lisbon so our Take Lisboa skilled guides selected the Lisbon Must-See sites to visit in Half a Day. We will begin our Lisbon Must-See Tour at the heart of the city, Chiado. Chiado is the inescapable neighborhood where century-old shops like the world's oldest bookstore, Bertrand, live next door to designer stores. In Chiado are historical cafés like A Brasileira, centenary theatres like São Carlos, or memories of big names in literature like Camões or Pessoa. The Chiado district is an elegant and bustling space that has always marked the history and politics of the capital, and to visit it is to visit what many call the Montmartre of Lisbon.  Bairro Alto is our next stop. If there is one neighborhood that is synonymous with nightlife in Lisbon, it is Bairro Alto. There are hundreds of restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs and nightclubs for all tastes and moods. With more than 500 years of history, Bairro Alto was once a neighborhood of pilots and cartographers, home of the Jesuits in Portugal, choice of the high nobility and headquarters of several newspapers. It is this history and so many stories of Lisbon that we will share along its narrow streets. Next to the church of São Roque, we will take the opportunity to admire the panoramic view from the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara. This site offers all: the irregular houses of the old districts, the perpendicularity of Baixa Pombalina, the walls of São Jorge Castle, the river Tejo. ​ We will then cross Downtown Lisbon after looking at the Carmo Convent and Church and visiting the top of the Elevator of Santa Justa and present some of Lisbon’s most important historical moments like the great earthquake of 1755 and the Carnation Revolution of 1974. Our journey continues through the streets of Alfama where every corner is a postcard. The uneven streets, the century-old houses, the tiled façades, the flower balconies, everything in Alfama is incredibly picturesque and traditional. Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in the country and to visit it is to know the most authentic and genuine Lisbon. We will conclude our visit in the Rua Augusta Arch, not before visiting Lisbon's Sé Cathedral. With the Tagus River as our companion we will end the tour on a high note.  The Lisbon Must-See tour is a rite of initiation to the center of Lisbon, its historical landmarks and sites, the black and white cobblestones, the hand painted ceramic tiles, its picturesque balconies and romantic viewpoints. The weather in Lisbon is perfect for an urban walking tour even during the Winter. A private walking tour, set at your preferred pace, is the best possible way to feel the city. Your expert guide will be with at all times sharing his passion for Lisbon and doing his best for you to enjoy Lisbon in a fun and informative way. We want you to have an amazing journey in Lisbon, a walk to remember. Nothing beats the advice and tips from a friend that lives in Lisbon.


  • A private 3 hour walking tour with some of the best things to do in Lisbon in half a day.

  • Stroll along the streets of Chiado, Bairro Alto and Downtown Lisbon.

  • Skip the lines at Elevador de Santa Justa and the Arch at Rua Augusta.

  • Admire Lisbon’s Cathedral and enjoy the scenic landscape after tasting an original pastel de nata.

  • Listen to great stories about History, Culture and Architecture with your private Lisbon guide and feel free to ask all kinds of questions.



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What's  included in your Lisbon Must See Tour?



  • English-speaking guide fully dedicated to your party, a friend that will make sure you have a great time in Lisbon. Like a genuine Lisboner should do.

  • 3 hour tour dedicated to the top attractions of Lisbon.

  • Tickets for top of the Elevador de Santa Justa, the Arch at Rua Augusta and the Cathedral of Lisbon. With the necessary adjustments, we may visit the Castle of São Jorge.

What's excluded of your Lisbon Must See Tour?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service.

  • Lunch break expenses.

  • Any other private expenses.

  • Gratuities (optional).

How long is the tour?

In what language is the tour spoken?

3 Hours (excluding lunch break).

The tour is exclusively in English.

Important Information

Please note that we can meet you at your hotel if you wish as long as it is centrally located. If you would like for your guide to meet you there, please make sure to tell us in the comments section when you book your tour online.

We kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking. During spring and summer please also take sunscreen protection.

Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.

The itinerary may be subject to changes without prior notice due to local circumstances or events.

Cancelation Rules

No cancellation fee if you cancel until 8 days prior to the activity date.

50% charges if the cancellation occurs between 7 and 4 days before the day of the tour.

Cancellations less than 3 days or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.

Why Take Lisboa is the right choice for your Lisbon Private Tours?


We are a small family-run local company focused on providing the best genuine experiences to our guest. We love Lisbon and we want to share our passion with everyone that comes visit our city.

We have been in TripAdvisor’s top 3 companies consistently and our many Certificates of Excellence are the evidence of our work.

Our business in registered in Portugal, which is something we are extremely proud of as contributors to the local economy. We believe in the “local is beautiful” motto and we are always concerned with a sustainable kind of tourism.


Our tour guides are our pride and joy and we have personally selected everyone one at our team. We have also given them the proper training and incentives so you may have some of the best tours guides in Lisbon at your disposal. Dedicated, cultured, vibrant, warm and most importantly good-hearted. Our tour guides are praised every day because they are more than guides; they are your best friends in Lisbon.

Our private tour guides are the perfect choice if you’re traveling with your family, a group of friends, or a corporate group. Everything will be customized to your needs. You want light-spirited stories, you’ll have it. You want a fast pace, you’ll have it. You want details, you’ll have it. We have just one thing in mind. For you to enjoy your private tour in Lisbon.


When we mean that your private tour guide will be your best friend in Lisbon, we need to prove it. During the tour ask the guide everything to help you plan your stay. You are vegetarian and you want to know where the best veggie places in Lisbon are. You love modern art and you want to know where the best contemporary museums are. You adore the beach and you want to know where the best beaches near Lisbon are. Whatever your needs, plans, ideas, the guide will be there for you giving you the best tips for your vacation.



It’s in our blood. We live and breathe this city daily and we know that local business and local neighborhoods is what makes Lisbon such a charismatic city. It is why you came to visit us in the first place. We truly feel it is important to generate income within our local community and most of the recommendations we provide will honor that very special principle.

Is the Tour accessible?

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


Meeting Point

Si prega di notare che possiamo incontrarvi al vostro hotel se lo desiderate, purché sia situato in posizione centrale. Se desideri che la tua guida ti incontri lì, assicurati di dircelo nella sezione commenti quando richiedi il tuo tour.

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