Lisbon Like a Local Private Tour - Avoid the Tourist Route

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Do you want to know the true essence of life in Lisbon? Feel like a local on this private tour, ideal for visiting the most local and authentic neighborhoods. Enjoy as if you were a Portuguese citizen, while discovering its streets, squares, viewpoints, flea markets, churches and convents covered with the typical Portuguese tiles.

Weave your way through the streets, together with your private local guide, through the beautiful neighborhood of Alfama, the only survivor of the earthquake of 1775. Walk through the old Arab quarter of Mouraria, with its cobblestone streets full of history, graffiti, yellow trams and local residents.

Try the Ginja, the traditional cherry liquor, in a small traditional bar. Discover the best views of Lisbon from its famous ‘miradouros’, accompanied by a good portuguese coffee.

Don't miss the charming Praça do Comercio, where kings and rulers used to be received during the golden age of Portugal's reign.

What to expect in this tour

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Enjoy the magic of deep and authentic Lisbon in this unique private tour, accompanied by a local guide. Discover the B-side of this incredible city and walk through the most unknown corners of the capital, while you get into its old neighborhoods.

Before starting the tour, your local guide will make you taste the typical ginja liquor, in one of the most traditional bars in the center of Lisbon.

Feel like a local visiting the interesting old quarter of Mouraria, undoubtedly one of the less touristy ones. This old Arabian quarter was the birthplace of the nostalgic Fado. Learn about the origin of this particular musical style, and its close relationship with the Arab world.

As you wander through the picturesque streets of the neighborhood, visit different viewpoints (‘miradouros’), which offer fantastic views of the city. A steaming cafe awaits you at one of Lisbon's best viewpoints: the Miradouro de Graça, where the locals sit in the sun. Churches, convents and flea markets flood these neighborhoods with their lively local life.

Time to visit the most beautiful neighborhood in Lisbon, the only survivor of the earthquake of 1775: Alfama. Lose yourself in its narrow, colorful streets full of local life, as you walk up and down its gentle slopes.

A visit to Praça do Comércio, facing the sea, is a must. There you can relax and enjoy the view of the Tagus River and the 'Cais das colunas', the old footbridge for kings and presidents.

Enjoy this original route and get to know the most authentic Lisbon in this out-of-the-ordinary tour. Fall in love quickly with the Portuguese capital and get all the necessary tips to get the most out of this wonderful city!

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  • Lisboa
  • 3 hours
  • City Tours
  • Walking Tour
  • Kids friendly

What's included in this private tour?

  • 2 1/2 hs. Private tour with a local guide
  • A cup of Ginja included
  • A coffee per person


  • Feel like a local visit the most local districts of Lisbon
  • Enjoy a coffee in a beautiful viewpoint
  • Drink a ginja in a traditional bar
  • Get to know the B-side of Lisbon
  • Get all the insights you need to enjoy Lisbon
  • Fully customizable according to your preferences
  • Private guide in your language
  • Kids friendly

Meeting Point

At the entrance of the historic bar 'A Ginja'

Largo São Domingos, Lisboa, Portugal

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Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.
More info? Check out our cancellation policy here.

Book your experience and select your stating date and time.

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This is the plan


Bar A Ginja
Visit the tiny and picturesque bar A Ginjinha, where you will taste the typical cherry liquor: the ginja.
Church of Sao Domingos
Listen to the stories of the damned church of Lisbon and the square where tragic events occurred for the city
Mouraria neighborhood
Visit one of the most beautiful districts of Lisbon, and yet, one of the least touristic. Cradle of the nostalgic Fado, learn the stories of its origin and its relationship with the Arab world.
Caracol de Graça
Discover this incredible corner lost in the heart of Mouraria: a fascinating staircase full of graffiti, which snakes through the interior of the neighborhood. Make the descent by this staircase totally dedicated to street art in the historic neighborhood.
Church and Convent of Graça
Enter and admire the architectural complex formed by the church and convent of Our Lady of Graça, one of the oldest convents in Lisbon. Founded during the thirteenth century on the top of a hill, it has an incredible viewpoint.
Coffee break on miradouro of Graça
Time for a coffee break in one of the best miradouros in Lisbon. Contemplate from above the imposing views of the city.
Church of Sao Vicente de Fora
Visit this beautiful church and monastery, dedicated to San Vicente, proclaimed patron saint of the city in 1173. Don't miss its incredible 18th century tiles. Tuesdays and Saturdays go to Feira da Ladra, one of the most local flea market of Lisbon
Alfama neighborhood
Admire the old Arabic/Medieval quarter, one of the most authentic and oldest quarters of Lisbon.
Miradouro Santo Estevão
Enjoy one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city. You can have a rest, admiring the city.
Casa dos Bicos
Discover the amazing palace belonged to the first governor of the Indies. Now it has hosted the foundation dedicated to the only Portuguese writer Nobel Prize, Josè Saramago.
Church of Nossa Senhora de Conceição Velha
Visit the curious church that survived the earthquake, with its beautiful facade in the "Manuelino" style (Portuguese baroque). Discover its fascinating history related to women.
Praça do Comércio
Behold the majestic entrance to the city, with its Masonic symbolism, the view of the Tejo River, and the ‘Cais das Colunas,’ the old footbridge for kings and presidents.

Of course, during this tour your private guide will tell you all you need to know about the local life, and will share with you all the tips about the things you can do in Lisboa, to make the most of your visit to the city of lights!


What other travelers think about the tour

Miguel N
Great tour
Our guide was excellent. She seemed to love what she does. She made us enjoyed this activity a lot. We had a very good time.
Jessica B
Amazing city
Absolutely loved our tour with Miguel!! He was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and a great guide through the city!
Sheila M
Wonderful Walking Tour
I would highly recommend this walking tour. I did an evening tour with tour guide Elsbeth who was very knowledgeable and gave lots of interesting information. Really got the holiday off to a great start.

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