Top Experiences in Lisbon

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
If you're planning a trip to Lisbon, Europe's second-oldest city, have a look below at some fun experiences to make your stay memorable. You can delve into the city's neighborhoods on an excursion similar to this guided walk, visiting landmarks such as Chiado Square and the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral, accompanied by tastings of the cherished Portuguese liqueur Ginjinha. If you'd like an active adventure, consider something similar to this 6-mile historic hike, where you'll navigate the dense forest and visit historic sites such as the Moorish Castle and the Pena Palace. For a fun local dining experience, enjoy an evening similar to this homemade dinner in a local home, where you'll enjoy a delicious three-course meal and get a closer look at life in Portugal.
Lisbon
Lisbon's Historic Odyssey Walk
4.9
(40)
3 hours
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Private
"Embark on an exclusive exploration of Lisbon's historic center with a private walking tour that begins at your hotel, where your dedicated guide awaits. This personalized journey through the city's rich heritage is crafted to adapt seamlessly to your pace, preferences, and individual...
Statue at Praca do Comercio in Alfama
Explore Lisbon with a Guided Walk
4.9
(40)
3 hours
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Private
Explore Lisbon on foot, led by an expert local guide, who will show you the highlights and history of Europe's second-oldest city. Set out with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to sites that may include the upscale shopping area around Chiado Square, the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral, and...
Learn about Lisbon from a local guide (Photo courtesy of Taste of Lisboa)
Guided Historic Walk to Culinary Hidden Gems
4.9
(27)
3.5 hours
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Small group
Get a taste of Lisbon on this gastronomic excursion through two of the city's historic neighborhoods: Mouraria and downtown. A guide will take you through these areas on foot, where you'll learn more about the city's history — like the birth of Fado music — and get the chance to visit favorite...
Sintra's hilltop setting near Lisbon
Private Day Excursion: Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
4.8
(50)
8 hours
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Private
Embark on a full-day excursion to the picturesque towns of Sintra and Cascais with a knowledgeable local guide.Begin your full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais by meeting your knowledgeable, friendly driver-guide at your hotel. From there, you'll embark on a scenic drive to the picturesque town of...
Meet Portuguese locals and other likeminded guests
Savor a Homemade Dinner with a Local
5.0
(9)
3 hours
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Small group
Live like a local in Lisbon with this homemade dinner in a private home, where you'll get to taste authentic Portuguese flavors and learn more about life in this country. You'll head to your host's house in the city center and be treated to an informal and relaxed three-course meal of traditional...
Hike to the Gems of Sintra
4.8
(15)
8.5 hours
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Private
Hike around the hills of Sintra with an expert guide on this excursion that will bring you into close contact with one of Portugal's most iconic locations. This 6-mile (10-km) journey will take you through the dense forest of this green landscape, and will include stops at the 8th-century Moorish...
Guided Tuk-Tuk Excursion of Highlights & Viewpoints
4.6
(23)
2 hours
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Private
Explore the "City of Seven Hills" in a new way with this guided electric tuk-tuk excursion. Your knowledgeable guide will take you through Lisbon's historic districts, from the neoclassical avenues of Baixa to the cobblestone alleyways of Bairro Alto. Along the way, you'll learn the rich history...
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
4.5
(15)
7 hours
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Private
Immerse yourself in the picturesque countryside and coastline outside Lisbon with this private day trip led by an expert local tour guide. Start by visiting the royal summer residence of Cascais and the luxurious seaside resort of Estoril. Next, marvel at the stunning views from Cabo de Roca,...
The Santa Justa elevator, built in 1899
Guided Architectural and Historical Walk
4.5
(4)
3 hours
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Private
Discover the history of Lisbon through the structures that make it up on this guided architectural walk that will take you from the past to the present to the future in the city's buildings. After meeting your guide at a designated point, you'll walk through different neighborhoods, ranging from...
Find out about the traditional uniforms students wear at the university
Private Guided Visit of Coimbra's Highlights
4.3
(6)
3 hours
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Private
Discover the medieval city of Coimbra with the help of an insightful guide, who will lead you through the cobblestone streets and historic monuments of Portugal's former capital. Your primary focus will be the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in the world, whose Baroque library seems to...
Discover the Alentejo with a Visit to a Cork Forest & Olive Oil Estate
4.3
(6)
8 hours
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Private
Discover the sights and customs of the Alentejo countryside, a region known for its production of cork, lush olive groves, and traditional way of life. Led by a local guide, you'll spend the day immersing yourself in Alentejo, beginning with a Jeep ride through a cork and oak forest, where you'll...
Bring your best camera for the views of Pena Palace
Visit the Palaces of Sintra + Historic Town of Cascais
5.0
(1)
9 hours
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Group tour
Discover Portugal's royal history on this excursion to the former summer residences and vacation spots of the monarchy and aristocracy. You'll depart from Lisbon to Sintra, where you'll take a guided visit to the Pena Palace, the castle in the clouds whose red and yellow facade seems to come...
Azulejo Tile Workshop
5.0
(1)
Small group
Azulejos are the decorative tiles adorning many of the exteriors and interiors of Lisbon's most beautiful buildings, helping to give the city its distinctive architectural style. Today, you'll get to create your very own azulejo as you discover everything about this iconic city decoration.Learn...
A monument to the victims of the Pessah massacre
Guided Walk of Lisbon's Jewish History
5.0
(1)
3 hours
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Private
Discover Lisbon's Jewish history on this guided walk that will take you across the centuries as you learn about the significant presence and contributions of this community. You'll learn about the thousands-year-old history of Jews in Portugal and be taken through the centuries, as you find out...
Surf in one of the world's best locations
Surf Lesson in the Algarve
4.3
(8)
Small group
Take a surf lesson in the Algarve, whose rugged coastline and rolling waves have given it the reputation of being the best place in Portugal to surf. You'll discover why firsthand with this lesson that's offered to people of all levels, whether you're a beginner testing the waters for the first...
Select fresh fish with the help of your cooking teacher (Photo courtesy of Taste of Lisboa)
Visit a Fresh Produce Market & Take a Cooking Class
4.3
(3)
5 hours
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Small group
Learn how to cook like a Portuguese professional in this cooking class led by a knowledgeable local chef. Before learning the ins and outs of making traditional Portuguese dishes, you'll head out to source your ingredients. Your cooking teacher will take you to one of Lisbon's food markets,...
The bright colors of the wooden ships (Photo courtesy of Nosso Tejo)
Sunset Cruise on a Traditional Wooden Ship
3.2
(5)
2 hours
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Small group
Slow down with a sunset cruise down the Tagus River on a traditional wooden boat. Board the vessel at Estação Sul e Sueste next to Commerce Square and relax with a glass of wine and the sounds of Fado music as you travel down the Tagus and pass by historic landmarks. Along the way, you'll see...
Making pastéis de nata
Pastéis de Nata Baking Class in Lisbon
2 hours
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Private
With this experience, you have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine as you learn how to make Lisbon's iconic sweet pastry dessert, pastéis de nata ((Portuguese custard tarts). This sweet treat was first concocted by monks in Lisbon's Unesco-listed Jerónimos Monastery...
Portuguese wines lined up for a tasting - image by sopotniccy
Portuguese Wine Tasting at a Sommelier's Home in Lisbon
2 hours
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Private
Gain an in-depth overview of Portuguese wine without even leaving Lisbon as you get welcomed into the house of a highly regarded sommelier for a wine tasting of some of the finest wines the country produces.The sommelier will first introduce you to Portugal's wine regions and native grape...
Explore Lisbon's Markets and Fairs
0.5 days
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Self guided
The markets and fairs of Lisbon embody the soul of the city: they are excellent places to meet locals and buy authentic local food and souvenirs. They all have completely different atmospheres, too, and visiting several of them will give you some compelling insights into the city and its...
Fado Live Performance
Mouraria Neighborhood Tour & Fado Experience in Lisbon
2 hours
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Private
Discover Mouraria, one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods in Lisbon. This is where the world-famous fado music style, the national music of Portugal, has its origins. On a walking tour to explore Mouraria's small streets and alleyways, you will get to visit the taverns where locals...
Sailing Adventure to Sagres
Guided Walks Through Sintra & Cascais + Sailing Trip
7 hours
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Small group
Experience different eras of Portugal's history on this excursion that takes you to the favorite destinations of the Portuguese royal family. You'll be taken from Lisbon to Sintra, whose romanticist palaces and lush gardens have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A guide will take you through...
Try some of Portugal's tasty beverages (Photo courtesy of Treasures of Lisboa)
Gourmet Food Tasting in Alfama
3.5 hours
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Small group
Immerse yourself in Lisbon's gastronomical delights and histories on this gourmet food excursion in Alfama, the city's oldest neighborhood. A local guide will take you on eighteen different tastings across various locations, where you'll try cuisine from the land and sea. These authentic spots...
The streets of Lisbon
Guided Walk in Lisbon with Historic & Gastronomic Stops
8 hours
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Private
Discover Lisbon's history with this guided walk around the city that ends in its historic center. A private guide will take you through different areas of Europe's second-oldest city and reveal the legends and stories tied to these locations. You'll spend the day walking around Lisbon, learning...
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