Tours & activities in Lisbon

3-hour Lisbon Private City Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Lisbon's fascinating history and must-see sites with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 3-hour Lisbon Private City Tour

This 3-hour private tour will introduce you to Lisbon's top attractions and walk you through the history of Portugal's capital city. Your expert local tour guide will take you to must-see sights such as Baixa Pombalina, Rossio Square, the Santa Justa Elevator and the Praça do Comércio.


Join us on a tour of Lisbon’s greatest treasures

The port city of Lisbon has been a major Atlantic hub since medieval times. A strong naval and maritime tradition, coupled with the country’s strategic position on the western shores of continental Europe, saw her colonial possessions expand to include parts of Southern Africa, Macao, East Timor and modern-day Brazil. While Portugal’s colonial days are long behind her, the country’s capital has been going through a revival in recent years, and some would say its influence on the world stage is greater than ever.

Together with an expert local guide, you’ll explore all the nooks and crannies of this fascinating city. You’ll marvel at Gothic masterpieces like the Baixa Pombalina and Rossio Square, while hearing about the Portuguese Inquisition, the Carnation Revolution and the tiny kingdom’s Age of Discovery. The 3-hour private tour also has time to take in Barrio Alto; the world-famous haunt of bohemian writers and artists.

Booking an extended private tour affords visitors total flexibility, meaning guests can move through sights and attractions at a pace that suits them personally. By reaching out to us in advance, it is also possible to tailor your itinerary to include a starting time, date or place that is not available online, or to focus on specific topics or areas that are of interest to you. If this is relevant to you, please feel welcome to get in contact here.

Explore Lisbon at your own pace

This 3-hour private tour covers the main must-see sights of Lisbon at a leisurely pace. You also have the option of stopping off for a coffee or a snack partway through.

More time with your expert local guide means that you’ll get great inside scoops about museums, theatres, clubs or about the best local food and wines that will make the rest of your trip to Lisbon a memorable one. 

Only have time to see the top attractions in Lisbon? Choose our 2-hour Highlights Private Tour instead!

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Your 3-hour Lisbon Private City Tour starts by the Camões Monument in Praça Luís de Camões

  • 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


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  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
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With a private tour, you're the boss!


Whether you’re travelling with a group, or simply want your own private guide, SANDEMANs private tours offer you the flexibility to name your time, meeting point and what you specifically want covered, all at some of the best prices in Lisbon.

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Lisbon's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

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Tailor your experience with a SANDEMANs private tour

  • Expert guides
  • Regular and bespoke options available
  • Pick-up service from your hotel or hostel available
  • Variety of languages available
  • Excellent customer service support


Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


I am travelling alone; can I book a Private Tour?

Yes, absolutely!

Is there a maximum capacity per group?

Yes, for us to guaranty the quality of the tour, each tour guide can take a maximum of 30 people.

Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations.

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