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Elegantly draped over seven undulating hills, straddling the sea and the River Tagus, Lisbon demands your undivided attention from the word go. Such a storybook scene is no accident – Portugal’s capital has been carefully crafted over centuries. Its story started in the Stone Age, was embellished by the Romans, expanded in the Middle Ages, and new chapters are constantly being added. The result is a city of ancient ruins, winding cobblestone alleys, white-domed cathedrals, and lavishly Baroque churches, with a wave of contemporary additions – glitzy restaurants, chic boutiques, and trendy lounges – only expanding the ever-growing list of things to do. Quaint old trams, a local institution, rattle through neighborhoods decorated with perfectly placed colorful tiles to landmarks like the stately Lisbon Cathedral. As the sun sets, hilltop terraces with sweeping views of glowing terracotta rooftops and beaches are just the place to wind down with a fruity sangria while planning a day trip to a nearby resort town.
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Whether you have a full day, half a day, or just three hours, it’s more than enough time to explore ancient ruins, white-domed cathedrals, and lavishly Baroque churches on our city tours of Lisbon. Led by a local guide who’s already uncovered every inch of their city, our private tours in Lisbon are the perfect way to discover hidden haunts and lesser-known landmarks. A private tour of Lisbon opens the city up for exploration far beyond its top tourist sights. From amazing architecture to dishes that date back hundreds of years, the city is brimming with ancient attractions – but our personalized city tours of Lisbon also let you see the Portuguese capital through a local lens. The city is in many ways a living museum, but some of the best things to do in Lisbon are the modern pastimes of the people who call it home. With a local leading a walking tour of Lisbon’s cobbled streets, you’ll uncover elegant cafés in secret plazas, upmarket boutiques away from the bustle, and rooftop bars where locals sip sangria. A private tour with City Unscripted won’t get you caught in a tourist trap – simply tell us what a dream local tour of Lisbon looks like to you, and we’ll make it happen!