Private Tours of Lisbon

With a private tour, you're the boss!


If you are looking for "the most charismatic and entertaining guides in the business" according to Cosmopolitan Magazine, UK, or you are looking for a genuinely informative trip around the city, SANDEMANs has the guides you're looking for!

Whether you are a school group, incentive travel company, a solo traveller or even a family looking for a more child-friendly tour, we are proud to be your best choice!

We make setting up your trip easier for you! For your convenience, our most popular Private Tours and times are now available to be booked online up to one week in advance!

Are the times and days offered online not suiting your agenda? Would you have another route in mind? Our specialized team is happy to help personalise your Private Tour. Contact us using the form below!

We guarantee a memorable tour that is out of the ordinary: all at a reasonable price!

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Our most popular Private Tour routes and times now available to be booked online.

We know how time consuming and stressful it is to organize a trip sometimes. To make things a little simpler for you, we have summarized our most popular routes and starting times which are now a click away from being booked with at least one week notice!  

Due to a high demand of Private Tours, certain dates and times may be fully booked. We highly recommend you to secure your guide by booking with several weeks notice.

Is your prefered starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Check below our Personalised Private City Tours!
 
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Personalised Private City Tours

Check below our most popular Private City Tours!


Booking a bespoke private SANDEMANs Tour gives you the freedom to tailor an experience to your needs and interests. You get to decide the route, where the tour starts and finishes, how long it lasts and even what language it is given in!

Our tours are designed to show you the best of Lisbon by foot, but like we said, you're in charge! We can arrange private cars, buses and boats and almost all of our tours can be done by bike.
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During this condensed two hour route, you will travel through Lisbon's 3,000 years of proud history. From the rise and fall of a global empire, to the clutches and release of a reclusive dictatorship, from a city destroyed by earthquake, to a rebuilt cultural destination, keep your cameras at the ready as we take you on a journey of this stunning city and its fascinating history.

This tour covers:

  • Chiado
  • Baixa Pombalina
  • Carnation Revolution
  • Rossio Square
  • Portuguese Inquisition
  • Carmo Convent
  • Salazar dictatorship
  • Santa Justa Elevator
  • Tour ends at Praça do Comércio


Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city or those with limited time!

What do you want to do after the tour? If you still have some energy maybe later in the day or the following day, you might like to discover Sintra or Belém this can be done either on your own or with one of our freelance guides by booking the three-hour Belém Tour or Sintra Half Day Tour (routes below).

This three-hour tour is a more in-depth version of our Appetiser City Tour. During this wonderful three hour route, you will travel through Lisbon's 3,000 years of proud history. Lisbon has always been on the edge, where land meets sea and Europe meets Africa, making this a city built on exploration, conquest and adventure. From the rise and fall of a global empire, to the clutches and release of a reclusive dictatorship, from a city destroyed by earthquake, to a rebuilt cultural destination, keep your cameras at the ready as we take you on a journey of this stunning city and its fascinating history.

We have include a short break for your to take a quick refreshment during your tour or if you prefer we can organise with no break. As we said before… on a Private Tour, you are the boss!


This tour covers:
  • Bairro Alto
  • The Great Earthquake of 1755
  • Chiado
  • Baixa Pombalina
  • Carnation Revolution
  • Rossio Square
  • Portuguese Inquisition
  • Carmo Convent
  • The Age of Discovery
  • Salazar dictatorship
  • Santa Justa Elevator
  • The Jewish Memorial
  • Praça do Comércio

Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city!

What do you want to do after the tour? Should you be one of those lucky travellers that have more than one day in the city, we would highly recommend you to enjoy some local food after this wonderful route with your guide. Or if you still have some energy maybe later in the day you might like to discover the District of Alfama this can be done either on your own or with one of our freelance guides by booking the two hours Alfama Tour (route below).

During this 2.5-hour tour, you and your Private Tour guide will explore the oldest and most atmospheric area in Lisbon. The only part of the city to survive the Great Earthquake of 1755, we descend the hills through Alfamas ancient narrow streets and staircases, which create a uniquely charming district throwing back to the Lisbon of old.  Weave your way past the monastery, the cathedral, the castle and more, all of which have been silent witness to past glory and tragedy which have given way to the birth of the nation of Portugal.

This tour covers:
  • St. George’s Castle
  • Lisbon Cathedral
  • Campo das Cebolas
  • José Saramago Foundation
  • St Anthony’s Church
  • History of Fado
  • Moorish walls
  • Portas do Sol
  • Santa Luzia viewpoint
  • Legend of the Seven Hills

Our recommendation: Remember to bring comfortable shoes the Alfama District is very hilly with lots of narrow and cobbled streets!

What do you want to do after the tour? The tour ends very close to the Fado Museum but should you prefer to experience it, you will find lot of Fado restaurants where you can enjoy the local music and cuisine. Should your agenda allow you book this tour on a Tuesday or Saturday, you will also have the opportunity to explore the local flea market.

Don't miss this chance to see one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, if not Europe. During this tour you will experience a stunning medieval town surrounded by palaces and mountains, straight out of a fairytale and all in a half-day trip from Lisbon.

A former playground for the royal family, exquisite 19th Century architecture makes the entire town of Sintra a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Private Tour guide will take you through the historic center and even take you to taste delicious local baked treats, travesseiros and queijadas.

Bring your camera and enjoy a spectacular day out with us!


This tour covers:  
  • Sintra Town
  • Municipal park
  • Moorish Fountain
  • Sintra National Palace
  • Regaleira Park
  • São Martinho Church
  • Sintra traditional pastries

Our recommendation: This is the perfect visit for those lucky travellers with more than one day to discover Lisbon and it’s beautiful countryside!

From a former fishing village to the home of Portuguese nobility, Belém has seen the rise and fall of the world's first global empire. This beautiful and ancient settlement sits on the banks of the River Tagus, and tells the story of the beginning of globalization, and of history's greatest explorers.

Enjoy this two and a half or three hour stunning stroll along the riverbanks, taking in iconic views like the Discoveries Monument and UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Belém Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery. On this tour, you will discover how a country which lost its last colony in 1999 once had territories covering 60 modern sovereign states.

This tour covers:  
  • The Age of Discoveries
  • Afonso de Albuquerque square
  • 25th of April Bridge
  • Discoveries Monument
  • Slavery
  • Wind Rose, the marble map
  • Tagus River
  • Belém Tower Garden
  • Belém Tower (UNESCO site)
  • The first rhino in Europe
  • Bom Sucesso Fortress
  • Empire Square Gardens
  • Jeronimos Monastery (UNESCO site)

Our recommendation: This tour is the perfect accompaniment to do after either the Appertiser or General City Tour.

At night, the historical, quiet streets of Bairro Alto fill with a bustling throng of people from all over the world wanting to have fun. The atmosphere is electric as the tiny alleys transform and the magic of the city's nightlife awakens. Come and discover it with us!

We have chosen the best places for you to enjoy along with our guides, who will turn you into a big group of old friends by the end of the night. And gentlemen, some simple rules to make sure your night is a hit: do not wear sandals, shorts, sporty clothes or sleeveless shirts.

This private tour experience includes:  
  • 3 bars and 1 different club
  • 90 minutes open tab to beer & sangría
  • 3 free shots
  • Special promotions on cocktails, beer, sangria and shots
  • Free entry & queue jump at the club

Our recommendation: A night out is even better when going out with a group of friends! If you are travelling alone or in a very small group, we would highly recommend you to join our regular Pub Crawl. This is a great opportunity to meet other travellers while enjoying a fun night out!

Should you be travelling with 15 or more people and prefer a Pub Crawl just for your group, we would be delighted to organise a Private Pub Crawl just for you!

Please note all participants must be 18+ years old, with valid photo ID to join this night out. Please bring valid Photo I.D. SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages.

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