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Family Tour: Essential Lisbon

  • 4-hour Lisbon sightseeing tour for families
  • Stroll through several neighborhoods in the city center
  • Ride the tram and traditional elevator
Family Tour: Essential Lisbon
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This family-oriented walking tour of Lisbon introduces the historical sights and essential attractions of the city center. You’ll stroll through multiple ‘bairros,’ or neighborhoods, and take a traditional tram ride with an entertaining guide during this 4-hour tour. Hear child-friendly commentary on kings, queens and castles as you listen to city legends and discover its peculiarities — perfect for first-time visitors!
What to Expect
First time family visitors to Lisbon? Then this is the perfect walking tour for you. You'll be introduced to the most important sights of the city center and invite you and your family to discover some hidden treasures. Did you know that Portugal had a revolution named after a flower? How long since we are not ruled by kings and queens? What architectural reminders have the Romans and the Moors left us?

In a fun way, you and your kids will get to know the neighborhoods of Baixa, Bica, Bairro Alto and Chiado while walking through the various districts. Hear some of the fascinating stories that are being told about Lisbon and its inhabitants, the ‘alfacinhas’ (little lettuce heads, as they are called). Learn about the most important symbols of the city and biggest events in Lisbon’s history: the conquest of the city, the Discoveries, the big earthquake, 'Carnation Revolution', and the ones that have contributed to build the city which exists today. Your guide will also talk about the typical cobbled stone pavement and the ceramic tiles in a fun and engaging way.

In this tour, you'll be on-foot traveling through the city center, climbing and descending hills and taking a ride on a traditional elevator (Bica elevator).
Reviews (14)
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Reviewed September 5, 2018
Great introduction to the city for a family

We had the tour with our two lively boys (10 and 8 years) on the first morning of our stay in Lisbon. That gave us the perfect way to get our bearings for the rest of the trip. Our guide was very engaging and struck...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mariana S, Manager at Little Lisbon - Lisbon for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you! We are glad it was a good family experience in Lisbon and we hope to see you again soon! Regards, Mariana & Team

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Very good tour guide; tour was fun

We had a family tour with Mariana and she was just excellent. She interacted well with our kids, 14,11, and 4. It was interesting to walk around the city, ride the tram, and do the scavenger hunts.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mariana S, Manager at Little Lisbon - Lisbon for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you! It was a pleasure to have met your family. We would love to see you back in Lisbon some day soon!

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Fun & interesting tours

Our family of four (mom, dad, 2 boys ages 8 & 10) did the Essential Lisbon and Ancient Water Cycle tours with Mariana and we highly recommend them! The Essential Lisbon tour was a great introduction to the city on our first morning in town....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stefanie T
Mariana S, Manager at Little Lisbon - Lisbon for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! I had a fabulous time with your family! We look forward to seeing you again in Lisbon. Mariana & team.

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Exceptional guide, great experience for the kids and the parents

We are a family of 4, with two girls age 7 and 15. Our tour guide was Rita (sorry, don't remember her last name). Rita is a very talented guide who has a way with children. Keeping a 7 year old and a teenager interested...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Mariana S, Manager at Little Lisbon - Lisbon for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you! Rita really had a great time with you and she praised your two girls for their enthusiastic participation. We hope to see you back in Lisbon some day soon. Regards, Mariana & team.

Reviewed April 14, 2018
The highlight of our trip to Lisbon with kids

Our kids (ages 7 and 10) loved the tour with Mariana. They wanted to give it 10 out of 5 stars. We often do walking tours in Europe when we travel with them and this one was by far the best one. Mariana kept their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Helen R
Mariana S, Manager at Little Lisbon - Lisbon for Kids, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you, it was a pleasure to be with your family. Thank you for giving Little Lisbon the opportunity to make this introduction to the city of Lisbon. I hope to meet you here again some day! Regards, Mariana & team.

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