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Historic And Trendy Lisbon Walk

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If you are ready to embrace your bohemian side and are looking for an experience that is a little more off-beat, then this is the perfect tour for you. Explore four unique Lisbon neighborhoods, each with their quirky charm and personality.

Your bohemian adventure begins in the picturesque Principe Real area; a purpose-built neighborhood developed to host the wealthy bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century. It is here where your expert local guide will be waiting. As we explore, let yourself be amazed by the eclectic architecture and colorful facades of the area's buildings, with restaurants, cafes, tiny antique shops, and relaxed squares tucked around every corner. You'll have the chance to visit unique concept stores, local taverns, and indulge in the pre-evening snack locals love in an art nouveau bakery.

From there, continue to the viewpoint of San Pedro de Alcantara and enjoy the fantastic view over Baixa Pombalina, Castelo de Sao Jorge, and the Tagus River. Make sure to have your camera ready! Next up is Bairro Alto, the heart of Lisbon's bohemian scene where you will learn how journalists, intellectuals, prostitutes, and sailors gathered in the dark streets in the 19th century for nights of fado and vice, creating the free-spirited vibe the area is still known for today. See where old seamlessly blends with new as we walk by traditional grocery stores, drugstores, butchers, and carpenters that now sit alongside new stores selling art, exotic furniture, hats, and vintage clothes, and where fado is still sung in fashionable bars.

From here, you will make your way to the Bica district and explore what is possibly the most photographed street in Lisbon, thanks in part to the iconic yellow funicular traversing the steep, narrow street. This area offers a beautiful view of the river, and maintains its colorful 17th- and 18th-century buildings, many of which have open doors, flower-filled balconies, and laundry hanging out to dry. You will then take a break amidst sightseeing to enjoy the habit that Lisbon locals love: soaking up the district's postcard-like views with a cold drink in hand.

Your last stop will be in an area that was formerly rundown but has now become a mandatory stop for enjoying some of Lisbon's best nightclubs. This is also where a custard tart (Lisbon's most beloved pastry) awaits.

Your tour ends at Cais do Sodre Here, your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation, or recommend other places to continue your bohemian journey on your own.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $42.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Walking, Scenic
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 8 or 12 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately 8 EUR or 10 EUR each way, depending on where you are docked) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Pre-evening snack, a cold beverage and a custard tart.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
Minimum age to participate on this tour is 6 years old. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.