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Lisbon Private Tours and Lisbon Small Group Tours

Lisbon Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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Lisbon, which has proven to be remarkably resilient, is emerging as one of the cultural capitals of Europe.
Arguably the oldest city in Western Europe, Lisbon was settled by Phoenician traders as far back as the 2nd century BC and was ruled by the Moors in the 10th and 11th centuries—conquerors whose influence can still be traced through architecture and design there today. More recently, Lisbon has weathered both physical and political upheaval, including a major earthquake in 1755 that razed much of the city and Salazar's totalitarian regime, which stifled Portugal for much of the 20th century. But the city keeps bouncing back, and its celebrated culinary traditions, Fado music and culture, and magnificent tiled art facades speak to its capacity for endless renewal. Discover the allure of Lisbon with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Lisbon Private Tours and Lisbon Small Group Tours

First-time visitors will want to take a look at our Lisbon City Tour, which explores the neighborhoods of Baixa, Bairro Alto, and Chiado with a trained historian, providing a thorough 2.5-hour introduction to charming and historic quarters like Praça do Comércio and São Roque Church, as well as some lesser-frequented spots. This is the best way for visitors to get their bearings in the city, as well as develop the kind of fundamental understanding of the history and built environment that will enrich the remainder of their trip. Or, additionally, we suggest our Lisbon Old Town Walking Tour, a stroll through the Alfama neighborhood with a local architect, journalist, or other expert, taking in one of the few sections of the city not leveled by the earthquake of 1755—and including smashing views over the city. Don’t know what to do in Lisbon? We highly recommend our Belém Tour, which focuses on Portugal’s role in the Age of Discovery and visits the Jerónimos Monastery, Tower of Belém, and, naturally, the Pastéis de Belém bakery for Lisbon's signature treat. Also very popular is our Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon, a half-day excursion to this mesmerizingly beautiful and historic town that Lord Byron once referred to as “glorious Eden.” This tour explores palaces, villas, and the many mysteries that reside in this historic enclave. Anxious about your trip? Book our Welcome to Lisbon Tour and we’ll meet you in Lisbon when you arrive for a 2-hour orientation chat and mini-tour.
What Context Lisbon Travelers Say
543 Reviews (4.86)

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Tiago was the perfect person for an introduction to Lisbon tour. He was a fountain of knowledge, and helped us understand the history of using tiles, and visiting a hidden gem of a church with a tile mural. (It was stunning!) We talked about politics, history, and architecture. He was super engaging with the teenagers. Simply fantastic.
Tiago was terrific! He was knowledgeable about Geronimo's monastery, high energy, funny, and philosophical. He was especially engaging with the teenagers. We learned a lot and we enjoyed his company.
Loved Estela and all her knowledge about Sintra. I would say that I didn't fully understand from the description on the website that Cascais and Cabo da Roca were going to be almost like drive-by sight-seeing. We enjoyed taking pictures and seeing the waters, and also in Cascais seeing a group of teenagers getting ready for a sailing regatta. It worked out perfectly given we were all jet-lagged, and sitting in the car was the right speed, but not sure I would have booked that if I had understood. The restaurant in Sintra was good quality food, but the service was terrible and slow. This is not the fault of Context, of course, but maybe pick a different restaurant next time.