Points of Interest
- Sintra, Cascais, & Estoril
- Between Lisbon & Porto
- Porto and the North
- Eastern Portugal
- Evora and The Alentejo
- Southern Portugal and the Algarve
Travel to Lisbon with Heritage Tours Private Travel
The iconic city of seven hills and immense blue skies is, like Portugal itself, not a place of the obvious.
Lisbon is a city shaped by the ambition of its urban designers (assisted by a massive earthquake in 1754) and by the enormous wealth of its empire, manifest in broad tree-lined avenues, regal squares and lavish palaces, golden baroque churches and the sprawling estates of its titled gentry.
Extensive restoration projects, wonderful new hotels, an emerging culinary scene and the vigor of a new generation have imbued Lisbon with a style and energy that is at once world-class and, at the same time, uniquely Portuguese.
Yet Lisbon is at its heart a city of human scale comprised of unique and colorful neighborhoods best understood under the tutelage of her residents.
Our unique walking tours offer you not only the famous sights, but also as the nooks and crannies that imbue each neighborhood with its own quirky character known only to the true insider.
Discover 19th century pharmacies still in use, hidden courtyards, sprawling bookstores, local fado bars, artisanal workshops, full-to-the-brim antique stores, elegant villas and local bakeries.
Stroll the arcaded passageways and refined plazas of Baixa. Check out the funky boutiques lining the cobblestone streets of Bairro Alto. Tour the royal haunts at Belem, from which the Portuguese explorers embarked in search of gold. Climb the sloping labyrinthine streets of the Moorish Alfama to emerge at the Crusader Castle of St. George. Your expert guide at your side and in your favorite walking shoes, discover the beauty, soul and intrinsic character of each of Lisbon’s distinctive neighborhoods, with ever-changing views of the River Tagus.
With Heritage Tours Private Travel, unravel the secrets of a city of neighborhoods flavored by immigrants from colonies in Brazil, Africa and Asia. A city where art nouveau cafés face sophisticated galleries. A city with some of the finest small museums in Europe.
Benefit from our unequalled network of connections and insider knowledge. Enjoy, for example, private dinner with the owner of one of Lisbon’s most beautiful palaces, entrée to its most prestigious private club or a romantic private cruise along the Tagus (great for amateur photographers).
For the Lisbon of Heritage Tours Private Travel, call 800 378 4555.