You‘ll start your private bohemian adventure in the colourful Principe Real area, a purpose-built neighbourhood developed to host the wealthy bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century, where your expert local guide will be waiting.
As we explore, let yourself be amazed by the eclectic architecture and colourful facades of the area’s buildings, with restaurants, cafes, tiny antique shops, and relaxed squares tucked around every corner. You’ll have the chance to visit unique concept stores, local taverns, and indulge in the pre-evening snack locals love in an art nouveau bakery.
From there, we’ll continue to the viewpoint of San Pedro de Alcantara and enjoy the fantastic view over Baixa Pombalina, Castelo de São Jorge, and the Tagus River. Have your cameras ready to fill your Instagram feeds!
Next up is Bairro Alto, the heart of Lisbon's bohemian scene where you’ll learn how journalists, intellectuals, prostitutes, and sailors gathered in the dark streets in the 19th century for nights of fado and vice, creating the free-spirited vibe the area is still known for today. See where old seamlessly blends with new as we walk by traditional grocery stores, drugstores, butchers, and carpenters that now sit alongside new stores selling art, exotic furniture, hats and vintage clothes, and where fado is still sung in fashionable bars.
From here, we’ll make our way to the Bica district and explore what is possibly the most photographed street in Lisbon, thanks in part to the iconic yellow funicular traversing the steep, narrow street.
This area offers a beautiful view of the river, and maintains its colourful 17th- and 18th-century buildings, many of which have open doors, flower-filled balconies, and laundry hanging out to dry. We’ll take a break amidst sightseeing to enjoy the habit that Lisbon locals love: soaking up the district’s postcard-like views with a cold drink in hand.
The last stop on your private tour will be in an area that was formerly rundown, but has now became a mandatory stop for enjoying some of Lisbon’s best nightclubs. This is also where a custard tart (Lisbon's most beloved pastry) awaits (since we assume you’re in need of a snack by now). Here, your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation, or recommend other places to continue your bohemian journey on your own.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, pre-evening snack, cold drink with a view and a custard tart.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to join this tour. For children above that age, please count them as an adult.