Lisbon Free Tour
A wonderful time!
MARIA A, BERLIN, GERMANY
You have to do it!
JOE B, NEW YORK CITY, USA
Lisbon Free Tour
Immerse yourself in our history, traditions and a lot more, and discover the heart of the city of the Seven Hills from its humble origins to today.
Our Lisbon Free Tour is the perfect intro to Lisbon, the city of 7 hills. Lisbon is one of Europe’s oldest cities and there’s a story around every corner. We will cover three different districts that together form the heart of this amazing city: Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s bohemian center; Chiado, the city’s cultural center; and Baixa, the shopping district.
Lisbon is 3.000 years old, and during this free walking tour we will share some of the city’s most iconic episodes and characters. Do you know who was the father of the Portuguese language? Ever heard the story of the Portuguese Oscar Schindler, Aristides Sousa Mendes? Who was the man behind the rebuilding of Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755? What famous spy stayed in Lisbon during World War II?
We’ll also dive into out city’s mysteries. Is there a cursed church in Lisbon? What Portuguese historical figures stand at the top of Lisbon’s monumental arch? These and many other stories are waiting for you in Lisbon, where you’ll learn the meaning of the word Saudade.
Highlights of the Lisbon Free Tour
Learn all about bohemian Bairro Alto, where navigators lived 500 years ago
Listen to vivid descriptions of the 1755 earthquake that shook the city to its core
Discover Chiado and Lisbon’s most famous writer, Fernando Pessoa
Unearth Salazar’s dictatorship and the democratic revolution of the 25th of April
Get tons of tips and suggestions from your guide and enjoy the city like locals do
What we’ll see in the Lisbon Free Tour
Santa Justa elevator
Church and Convent of Carmo
Church of São Domingos
Praça do Comércio
Meeting Point: Praça dos Restauradores
Next to the Monument to the Restorers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Lisbon as much as we do.
In which language is the tour?
The Lisbon Free Tour runs in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
When does the tour run?
The Lisbon Free Tour runs every day, in English, at 11:00 and 15:30.
In Spanish it runs every day at 10:30, 11:00 and 16:00.
In French it runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30.
In Italian, it runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30.
How long is the tour?
The Lisbon Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Where does the tour end?
The Free Tour Girona is a circular tour. It finishes where it starts: in Plaça Independència.
Does the tour operate if it rains?
Yes! Raincoat, umbrella and off we go. Only in very extreme cases can the tour be canceled. If that happens, you will be notified via WhatsApp or email as far in advance as possible.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?
Yes! For the most part of it, the Free Tour Girona runs through flat places. The climb up to the Cathedral area is slow and not very steep. There is only one place where it is essential to go up and down stairs, although you can take a longer way and avoid them.
We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. We always ask that, if you are a group of more than 10 people, you contact us and we will see how we can solve it.
Interested in a Private Tour?
If you want more flexibility and a dedicated guide for you and your group, you can book this tour as a private tour totally in English, Spanish, French or Italian.
This way we can start at the day and time that suits you and have a much more personal experience. This is also a good option for groups of more than 10 people who cannot join our Free Tours together. Send us an email and we will answer you right away.
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