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Lisbon´s Private Walking Sightseeing Tour
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Lisbon´s Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

By TakingUThere
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Duration: 5h
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  • Private tour with Professional guide. Participants will be you and your guide;
  • Guide will accompany you inside the monuments/locations to explain its history;
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines (fast-pass) to the Saint Jorge Castle (ticket not included);
  • Experience will be adjusted to your own personal interests, talk to your guide;
  • Guide will help you giving tips for the rest of your stay in Lisbon, just ask;
  • Tour is focused in Lisbon´s historic old town, not Belém neighbourhood.
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets to any monuments or parks;
  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.


Start:
  • Arco da Rua Augusta, R. Augusta 2, 1100-053 Lisboa, Portugal
    We will be waiting for you under the Rua Augusta Arch with a sign having your name on it (or another description that you would like) and our logo (TakingUThere).
End:
  • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, R. de São Pedro de Alcântara, 1200-470 Lisboa, Portugal

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11392P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera
  • Entrance fees vary according to the tourism season;
  • This tour does not include entrance fees so that participants can decide what sites to visit.
  • National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice;
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to customer’s will or due to weather conditions.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11392P11

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  • TakingUThere
    464
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Joined in July 2014
  • tiinastjerna
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour
    Excellent tour in interesting locations! We had a great guide (John) with a lot of knowledge on the topic. Highly recommended! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Written June 17, 2024
  • Shcfjc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lisbon wine tour and lunch
    The tour was excellent. Joao was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. The wine tasting was perfect and lunch of fresh fish was the best we ever had. Thank you Joao for making our Lisbon tour the best!!!!
    Written June 15, 2024
  • HobeSoundFun
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wife’s 60th Birthday
    A memorable packed day with an informative fun guide. Ideal for our adult group , our adult sons and their fiancés. Everything went exactly to plan , great locations , wine and very relaxing . A great day away from bustle of Lisbon . Great value for money .
    Written May 12, 2024
  • GrimsbyResident
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and Personalized Experience
    We had the pleasure of Ricardo as our guide. He created a personal and unique experience for us that included wine tastings geared to our tastes and lunch of a fabulous meal in a small, authentic Portuguese family owned restaurant. This was by far the best tour experience we had in Portugal.
    Written May 9, 2024
  • daniellej986
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun wine tour!
    Joaon was our guide and he was fantastic. He felt very comfortable with him. We did the three wine stops and tastings. He heard that we like tiles so he made a stop off the tour at a tile manufacturer which we really liked. A definite pro of a private tour and a flexible guide. Would highly recommend.
    Written April 24, 2024
  • Global772084
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great winery experience
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Our guide was wonderful and gave us great tips for things to do and places to eat in Lisbon as well.
    Written April 13, 2024
  • nigels529
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magical Experience
    An amazing and enjoyable day being taken to 3 wineries and a local restaurant. Our guide Paulo soon discovered we were visiting from Scotland and enjoying Portugal for the first time focused the whole day ensuring that we experienced not only wonderful wine, but also introducing us to authentic local cuisine at its best. Not only did Paulo provide historical and cultural commentary, but, offered great insights in to the various wines we tasted. Paulo was a true gentleman who made sure the day was really enjoyable.
    Written March 18, 2024
  • Chuck W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s up to you.
    This was one of our favorite activities during our stay in Lisbon. It is a private tour, so we had flexibility with what we did without having to consider what a group would have wanted to do. The tour is designed to visit 3 wineries, but we were given the option to visit only 2 and replace the 3rd with a traditional Portuguese lunch in a neighboring village. My advice, take that option. The lunch ended up being one of our favorite meals of our entire vacation. This was a small, family-owned restaurant where everything was FRESH and Mama did the cooking! Our guide Vasco was great! The wine was great! The meal was spectacular! Spend the money and take this tour - you won’t regret it!
    Written March 10, 2024
  • C2728GNmaryanns
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tasting in Setubal
    Our guide Rodrigo really went above and beyond to provide exceptional service. He picked us up at our hotel (Memmo Alfama is a fantastic hotel in Lisbon if you’re looking for a place to stay) and drove us to Setubal, where we visited a couple of wineries for tours and tastings. Highly recommend Rodrigo! We learned a lot and had heaps of fun.
    Written March 9, 2024
  • 426reneea
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great into to Portuguese wine
    First we have to acknowledge Ricardo, he was so sweet, knowledgeable and pleasure to be around. We visited two wineries and opted for lunch versus a third winery. We are so glad we did! Lunch was delicious, fresh and just amazing. Ricardo curated our tasting at the second winery/wine shop and everything was pleasing to our palate. We appreciate him accommodating our preferences (red vs white). I highly recommend this tour. There is definitely a sense of family/friendship between the tour operators, as we merged with other groups at the various stops. Everyone was so friendly and engaging. It’s our first full day in Lisbon and definitely a great start to our holiday.
    Written February 16, 2024
  • 313merlinb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing wine tour!!
    This private wine tasting was nothing but amazing. We had Rodrigo as our tour guide and he was a pleasure to speak to and was very knowledgeable about the wines we tasted. Also they were able to accommodate us with vegetarian options. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written January 6, 2024
  • 952ellac
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wines Lisbon
    Our guide Vasco was adorable and gave us explanations during our whole tour. Explanations for the wines were given from A to E!
    Written November 9, 2023
  • TrippperNewYork
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect guide for the Lisbon area.
    We did a driving tour with Our guide Paulo Levy. He was such a pleasure to spend the day with. It was like having a relative here that showed us around for the day. If you are interested in the Jewish history of Portugal he is very interesting and knowledgeable for this as well. We really felt submerged into the local culture and went beyond just being standard tourists.
    Written October 30, 2023
  • antoine2573
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most amazing wine experience with most amazing guide in the world
    Wow. If you want to experience real Portuguese hospitality then book this tour. Our guide, Ricard was not just a good guide, but a wonderful person. We enjoyed every minute spent with Ricard. I have no words to describe our experience. Ricard, if you reading this, remember that you got a friend in New York. I am for real. Thank you, Obrigado. Antoine and Julia
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Lanm0320
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun day of day drinking with Ricardo!
    Fun day of experiencing Portugal wines with Ricardo. We particularly enjoyed the tour of Jose Maria Da Fonseca winery which we considered the highlight of the tour. Ricardo made us feel very special as he was extremely attentive to us throughout. We found Ricardo chock full of interesting facts and antidotes which added to the experience. Ricardo never rushed us which made for a fun and relaxing day. I should mention that we are not wine connoisseurs just wine drinkers. Would highly recommend for a fun, interesting and relaxing day. Ask for Ricardo!
    Written October 20, 2023
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Sc0ttW_Atlanta
Atlanta, GA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Had a great walking/sightseeing tour of Lisbon with Joao . His knowledge of the historical sites was deep and he kept us interested with engaging info and stories! Really enjoyed the experience!
Written June 23, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review of our Private Lisbon Walking Tour. We walked a bit, but it´s the only way to see Lisbon. Being a private tour makes it also easier to "custom build" the tour we did together. Warmest Regards and hope to have you back soon for some more walking.... Joao Dickmann
Written June 25, 2022
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Judy B
Georgetown, TX11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was our second time to book in three years and we were NOT disappointed. We requested Paulo as our tour guide because we had him 3 years ago. We had friends with us and we knew he would give us an excellent tour. The great thing is you get a private tour and can make requests. Paulo is so passionate about his home city. He knows the best places to visit and to eat. Places we would have never found. We asked Jaio for a good place for Fado and it was magnificent! Casa de Lehares, I think I spelled that correctly. It was a short walk from our cruise ship. TakingUThere is excellent!!!
Written October 10, 2019
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Hello again Judy, Thank you very much for your review of our "second date" ;-) Hope to see you for our 3rd in the near future! We are happy that you enjoyed our Fado restaurant suggestion, as it is always very "tricky" to make these type of suggestions (it can be your licking or not at all). Loved to have you back! Warmest Regards and all the best for you and your friends, Joao Dickmann
Written October 24, 2019
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Stannie60
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
By far, the guides we had, Joao & Rodrigo. we the best we found in Portugal. Prompt pick up and always at our sides to explain and answer any question. Both had a through knowledge of the history and culture of Portugal. 100% recommendation.
Written June 10, 2018
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Dear Stan, my "block-friend"... :-) Thank you very much for writing a review for us, it´s always very important. Short and sweet review. :-) Warmest Regards and hope to meet you again here in Portugal, João Dickmann
Written June 12, 2018
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SueJQ
Bayville, NJ12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
We were part of a small group, 9 total. Joao was our tour guide for a day of walking around Lisbon and he is extremely easy to listen to and and very knowledgeable of course. Joao is a very interesting man and had many great stories to tell. We then another day went to Sintra and the Pena Palace along with Rodrigo as well. What a stunning place, despite the mist! Both men are a pleasure to visit Portugal with and highly recommended.
Written June 10, 2018
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Hello again Sue (JQ). Thank you for taking your time to writing a review about the days we spend together here in Lisbon. SIntra is always the same thing: we get the 4 season of the year in one day. You got fall... :-) Even now (mid June), we are still one of the coldest city's of Europe. Next time bring some sun with you...! Warmest Regards, João Dickmann
Written June 12, 2018
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Yuriko S
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
I am sure that this is the correct company that I am writing this review for. The tour guide we had is featured in the photos.

We arrived in Lisbon, Portugal after 15 days in another country in which we had 6 different official guides, all in various cities, all arranged for us by Firebird tours.

We expected the same level of care in Portugal for the next part of our trip.

Firebird arrange for Taking U There to be our local private guide company for 4 days in Lisbon and the surrounding areas. Our guide Paulo is a nice person who tries his best, but he is simply NOT AN OFFICIAL GUIDE. His answer to many of our seemingly basic questions was “I don’t know”.

We learned that it is imperative to have OFFICIAL GUIDES because they maximize your most important commodity while on vacation- time. They get you into the best attractions without wasting time standing in line and share valuable historical insights with you.

He treated our visit too much from his own perspective rather than what a tourist is looking for. We started our city walking tour by walking uphill from our hotel up to the Moorish Castle in Lisbon, but he wanted us to only view it from the outside saying it was just a bunch of walls and we could get a good view from the outside, and we should not waste our euros. He did not understand that we paid thousands of euros for this trip, and it was absolutely ridiculous to not go inside. Because we insisted, we did go inside on our own at first. He did eventually join us for a brief time, but did not offer any insights into the historical monument beyond when it was erected. Later he himself described the Moorish Castle as one of the most important historical sites in Lisbon.

He kept telling us things like, you can come back later, and you do not have enough time to see everything. We had 3 full days scheduled with him. If we did not see things with our “guide”, when were we supposed to see things?

Next we drove around. Their van is very old. Dusty inside, and the back windows don’t go down, so he invites you to slide open the door if you would like to take a photo. This is unsafe and unacceptable.

It was an uncomfortable 3 days with this guide who was constantly telling us what a good job he does, checking to see if we were enjoying ourselves, and reminding us that his livelihood was dependent upon the tips he received.

Our final (4th) day was supposed to be a tour of 3 locations with his boss. His boss got some other German tourists however, so they arranged for a driver with a print out (again NOT AN OFFICIAL GUIDE) to take us. He was very nice and patient, but I would never recommend this company to anyone visiting Lisbon.
Written May 22, 2018
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Our team has received your review with great sadness. We worked for 4 years with only 5 and 4 stars in all the review platforms. This is the first negative review that we have, after hundreds of reviews and happy customers from all over the world. Paulo has several of those amazing reviews, so it is naturally a big surprise. But there is a first for everything… :-) ! Personally, I think negative reviews show you the way to improve, and gives you a “wake-up call” when you get to comfortable... We will continue working to keep our standards as high as possible. The biggest challenge for a company that offers only private tours, is to adjust to what different travellers are looking for. If you didn’t like the tour, it means that we were not able to do that and we have to be better. I would like to clarify a few things that seams, Paulo was not able to explain clearly, and because of it, some misunderstandings happened. By law, all our guides are legal guides, as they are not able to guide if they were not. They always have their full documentation whit them in case it is needed to present to the proper authorities. We always do, as you mention, maximise our travellers time as best as possible, as this is, what travellers have less of. As an example, when you mention that Paulo said that the Saint Jorge Castle has “just a bunch of walls” and that you could get a view from the outside and save time and money, that is true. We do that in several sites (Belem Tower, Geronimos Moanstery, etc.) not just in Lisbon. But them we suggest the Ajuda Palace, Mafra Palace, Queluz Palace & Gardens , all not the touristy places, that you would not go to (and by the way, are amazing… ;-) ). When we say certain comments, we don´t mean that we should not go into the sites. We say this, to advise what sites are best done in specific times and seasons. Also to give real expectations. If you read our other reviews, you can see that we adapt the tours to each traveller. So we express our opinion and knowledge and don´t go everywhere, because it´s written in a tourism guide. Our guides know all the non-written places, and that is what makes us different from the rest. Not traditional guides. So when Paulo said that you could later, on the day see it by yourselves, it´s because you could go to other places that you would not find. But as the time whit us, and for holidays is sadly limited, we are not able to do all. We are sorry that Paulo was not able to explain it to you in a clearer way what he meant. Sadly you are right in another matter; we are not able to have a “fast-pass” in all monuments, because the monuments don´t have that facility. This is one thing that Lisbon´s sites, still have to adjust, in order to be compliant with other traditional tourist cities. But all is a learning curve… Regarding the vans, the back windows in no van slide down. Cars do vans do not. We are not able to change that. When we open the sliding door, it is for you to take pictures in the best possible way (no glass reflection), but safely. We don´t drive while the door is open… :-) “Checking to see if our travellers are enjoying themselves”, yes, we do that. Always, and constantly. This makes us able to understand the interests of our travellers, the care they need (if they are tired, want a coffee-break, etc.), or if they want to change something “on the go”. We did not expect this to be perceived as bad thing. Again, sorry if it was not explained properly by our guide. Regarding the last day, we had one of our guides to take you to the places as agreed upon. The printout, was just so you could identify each other. Nothing more than that. Thank you for your review, and we will be more careful with our future travellers. We will explain better, what we mean, when we say and do certain things that might seem “non-standard” for a "normal" tour guide. Sorry for this long answer… :-) Warmest Regards, and hope to see you again soon, so we can show you other places and experiences in our small (but big) Portugal, João Dickmann
Written June 12, 2018
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Steven M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Four of us just finished a comprehensive 3 full days of touring Lisboa and the surrounding area. Our guide, Paulo Levy, just could not have been better. He was enthusiastic , knowledgeable, and very considerate of our needs. We got a very good education on Portuguese culture in a relatively short period of time. He showed a high degree of flexibility in changing the itinerary when asked. We are so pleased with this Company and it's staff.
Written May 14, 2018
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We are glad that you liked the days you spent with Paulo. He loves Portugal and knows very well all the secrets and details. Thank you very much for your lovely review and maybe we will see each other again! Warmest Regards, João Dickmann
Written May 19, 2018
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PiperC965
Kelowna, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed our day very much. Rod shared a lot of information with us. He was able to answer all our questions. We would recommend this trip to anyone who wants an overview of beautiful Lisbon. Rod also was able to help us organize train tickets. We appreciated the personalized service. Thank you Rod and TakinguThere for a great day. Carol
Written May 5, 2018
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Thank you very much dear Carol for your nice review of the day you spend with Rod! We always try to help our travellers, as they are not just "one more", but we enjoy showing all in a relaxed manner, as being with friends. Hopefully, future friends... :-) Warmest Regards and see you soon, João Dickmann
Written May 5, 2018
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