City Sightseeing in Lisbon

My offer of “City Sightseeing in Lisbon” (Private Guided Tours) is aimed at people who want to get to know Lisbon with fully personalized support from the first contact to the completion of the tour. When you get in touch for the first time, you will not contact an intermediary salesperson or a company’s front office, but the exact person who will accompany you on the tour. All details, such as the time and duration of the tour, the pick-up location (for example your hotel in the center of Lisbon or the cruise ship terminal) can be fine tuned in order to provide you with the best possible experience.

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My offer includes 4 tours in Lisbon and Belem (BestofLisbon, Lisbon&StreetArt, Lisbon&Belem and Boots&Wheels).

These tours are strictly private, preferably, in small groups. Like others, include historical details and context but the difference are the small nuances, the details, the fun facts and the hidden gems.

Tour 1 – Walking Tour “Best of Lisbon”

Tour 1 is recommended for those who want to have a global view of the center of Lisbon. Want to do a sightseeing in Lisbon? Want to get a first impression of the city? Do you want to know where the main neighborhoods are and how to “navigate” between them?

The areas covered are the historic neighborhoods of Lisbon: Alfama, Baixa and Chiado. In Alfama, where Lisbon was born, it is possible to find traces of 30 centuries of human occupation. Baixa is the flat neighborhood of Lisbon, destroyed in the earthquake and tsunami of 1755 and subsequently rebuilt. Chiado is sophisticated Lisbon, shaped during the Roaring Twenties.

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Alfama seen from Santa Luzia

Duration: 3h

Meeting Point : Viewpoint Portas do Sol, by Saint Vincent’s statue or your Hotel in Central Lisbon

Ending Point : tba

Degree of dificulty : average (slightly downhill route, with some stairs)

Is the Walking Tour “Best of Lisbon” what you are looking for?

Tell me your thoughts and I´ll answer with availability and conditions.

Typical time to answer: less then 24 hours. For last minute reservations contact here.

Tour 2 – Walking Tour “Lisbon & StreetArt”

Tour 2 has everything that Tour 1 has, plus the tour in Graça. Walking in Graça we will find an exceptional agglomeration of street art works, notably artists Vhils, Shepard Fairey, Add Fuel, Mário Belém, Oze Arv, Sphiza, among others. Walking is the ideal way to explore the Graça neighbourhood, in the alleys where tram 28 and buses cannot enter.

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shared work Fairey/Vhils in Graça

Duration: 5h

Meeting Point : Viewpoint Graça, by the front door of Graça church.

Ending Point : tba

Degree of dificulty : average (slightly downhill route, with some stairs)

Is the Walking Tour “Lisbon & StreetArt” what you are looking for?

Tell me your thoughts and I´ll answer with availability and conditions.

Typical time to answer: less then 24 hours. For last minute reservations contact here.

Tour 3 – Walking Tour “Lisbon & Belem”

Tour 3 has everything that Tour 1 has, plus the tour in Belém. In Belém we visit the UNESCO monuments (Tower and Monastery) and we will also taste the famous pastries of Belém. This tour aims for those who are going to be in Lisbon for a short period of time or for those who want to have an overview of the city on the first day, and then explore the city at their own pace.

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end of day in Belem Tower

Duration: 3h (Central Lisbon) + 2h (Belem)

(transport to/from Belem included)

Meeting Point : Viewpoint Portas do Sol, by Saint Vincent’s statue or your Hotel in Central Lisbon

Ending Point : Any place of your convenience in Belem or central Lisbon

Degree of dificulty : average (slightly downhill route, with some stairs)

Is the Walking Tour “Lisbon & Belem” what you are looking for?

Tell me your thoughts and I´ll answer with availability and conditions.

Typical time to answer: less then 24 hours. For last minute reservations contact here.

Tour 4 – Private Guided Tour “Boots & Wheels

Tour 4 is the same as Tour 3, but after the 3-hour walking tour in Lisbon, the Belém part is done by tuk tuk. If you have children (>6 years old) they will love this option.

The “boots&wheels” option allows you to combine the best of both worlds, the walking tour in the neighborhoods of Alfama, Baixa and Chiado and the tuk tuk tour allows you to travel to Belem to visit the Belem area and the UNESCO sites Tower and Monastery.

The tuk tuk will not be driven by me, but by a driver from the Tugatours team.

strolling around Belém

Duration: 3h walking (Lisbon)+ 2h tuk tuk (Belem)

Meeting Point : Viewpoint Portas do Sol, by Saint Vincent’s statue or your Hotel in Central Lisbon

Ending Point : Any place of your convenience in Belem or central Lisbon

Degree of dificulty : average (slightly downhill route, with some stairs)

Is the Private Tour “Boots & Wheels” what you are looking for?

Tell me your thoughts and I´ll answer with availability and conditions.

Typical time to answer: less then 24 hours. For last minute reservations contact here.

Tailor Made Tours

Do you want a tour “à la carte”?

As long as it involves private guided tours with boots and/or wheels, I’m sure I can provide!

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The world behind “O Tuk do Joao”

Christmas 2020

I’m a former engineer with a 9 to 5 desk job. During some 30 years, when I had occasionaly family and friends in town I pick up my private car and showed them the city for their amusement. They always said they loved but family and friends are not the most unbiased of audiences (I guess they would never hurt my feelings). During this period I acquired a 2nd degree (in psychology) and a very sound experience about Lisbon’s neighborhoods and history. When I finally had the opportunity to retire, I thought in converting those private moments with family and friends into a business. Then I drove tuk tuks during 5 years and loved every moment of it. I was very shy at first but the customers’ return was overwhelming (even with the due discount to their kindness) and that was a massive support and encouragement. Finally I felt the need to take the next step and walking tours was the obvious choice.

FAQ

Maximum persons per tour?

Walking tours are limited to 6.

Tuk tuks’s capacity is 3, 4 or 6 passengers (different tuk tuk models),  

Are these tours environmentally friendly?

Yes, walking tours are by definition environmentally friendly and all tuk tuks in the Tugatours’ fleet are electric.

Are these tours private?

Yes. Private tours are not free but have the advantage of privacy. Unlike free tours, on private tours there is a great possibility of customization (start, end, route and stops locations).

Tolerance for late arrivals

The first 10 minutes are spent by the meeting point. After that is likely that the group has moved.

Is there a minimum age to do a tour?

There’s no minimum age to join the walking tours. The minimum age to ride a tuk tuk is 6 years old.

Disabilities?

Walking tours are dimensioned to walk 1.5 miles in 2 hours, in a relaxed pace. People with heart problems or spinal diseases should avoid tuk tuks, due to the vibration caused by the pavements in the city of Lisbon, particularly the historic area.

Cancellation policy?

Cancellation anytime. A cancellation note would be appreciated.

Want to make a review?

Leaving ratings and reviews is a valuable practice that goes beyond simply expressing personal opinions; it becomes a valuable guide for other users looking for reliable information.

Furthermore, I am always looking for constructive feedback, which helps me understand what my guests rate best and the aspects in which I can improve.

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What to do in Lisbon?

Is Lisbon on your radar? Do you have plans to come to Lisbon but your availability does not allow you to research what to do or how to make the best use of your time?

With you in mind, a What do do section was created, about monuments, attractions, street art, museums, tradition, in short, about what you shouldn’t miss during the days you’re with us.

https://www.otukdojoao.com/guided-tours-in-lisbon/what-to-do-in-lisbon/

For those who have already had the opportunity to visit Lisbon, I hope that this section brings back good memories and the desire to return soon!

Are you tempted by my offer but at the same time scared by the hills of Lisbon and the idea of going so many ups and downs? If you consider taking a tuk tuk ride, let me know and I’ll find you the right driver to guide you and your family around central Lisbon and Belem.

“Até já !!”


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One response to “City Sightseeing in Lisbon”

  1. Adele Karp Avatar
    Adele Karp

    João is an excellent, knowledgeable guide. He tailored the tour to our needs, giving us the perfect amount of information, and recommendations, to make our stay in Lisbon so meaningful, welcoming and fun! We left feeling we were well-oriented to Lisbon, saw areas and streets we would not have gotten to otherwise, and ready to venture on a great time on our own, with direction!