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Bairro Alto Tours

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Bairro Alto
Since the 1500s, Bairro Alto has been a central meeting point in Lisbon and home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and cafés. By day, the area is bustling with locals heading to work and tourists visiting popular attractions. Come sunset, the party begins with edgy bars, top-notch eateries, and sounds of Lisbon’s fado music.

The Basics
No trip to Lisbon is complete without a visit to Bairro Alto. Walking tours of the district typically begin in Rossio Square and explain Lisbon’s long and rich history. Discover Lisbon’s oldest areas and buildings, such as the Carmo Convent and the St. Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint, and get a taste for what the city was like a hundred years ago. If you have more time, explore the city by bike, or on a pub crawl or food tour to sample some delicious Portuguese treats and drinks.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Bairro Alto is a must-visit for shopaholics, foodies, and all first-time visitors to Lisbon.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk the area’s steep hills and cobblestoned streets.
  • Don’t worry about getting a spot inside a bar, as most of the fun spills out into the streets on most evenings.
  • Uneven sidewalks and small establishments make Bairro Alto quite difficult to navigate in a wheelchair or with a stroller.

How to Get There
The Baixa-Chiado metro station and tram 28 land you right in the heart of Bairro Alto. You can also take the Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa) or Gloria Elevator (Elevador da Glória) up to the district. It is also a short walk from Praça de Comércio and Alfama, if you’re up for a bit of exercise.

When to Get There
The shoulder months of April, May, September, and October are considered to be the best times to explore Lisbon (and Portugal), when temperatures are cooler and crowds are thinner than during peak season (June through August). During summer (June to September), arrive early to Bairro Alto attractions to avoid long lines.

A Mix of Old and New
Bairro Alto, one of Lisbon’s oldest districts, has gotten numerous facelifts throughout the years. The area’s buildings have been rebuilt many times after earthquakes and fires, making Bairro Alto a great place to see a variety of architectural styles. In this bohemian neighborhood, popular among young people and seniors, classic apartment buildings stand beside hipster coffee shops in an interesting display of old and new.
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Enjoy the best comprehensive tour of Lisbon on this hop-on hop-off tour. This tour takes you to Lisbon’s stunning attractions and allows you to sightsee at your leisure. Enjoy a relaxing drive aboard a comfy coach, plus listen to an on-board commentator deliver interesting factoids about Portugal’s capital.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$26.56
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$26.56
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

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Exploring Lisbon with a local is the best way to gain an insider’s perspective of Portugal’s cosmopolitan capital: on this private walking tour, see highlights and hidden corners with a knowledgeable guide. Over only one day, receive personalized attention, visit Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, taste Portuguese delicacies and more. Food and liquor samples are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$56.75
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Pub Crawl Lisbon

Pub Crawl Lisbon

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Filled with quirky bars and hip clubs, Lisbon’s trendy Bairro Alto neighborhood is popular among tourists and local alike. Join a lively group tour and hit three typical Portuguese establishments. Included in the price of the tour is one drink at each location. Your guide also shares local tips and advice on where to get the cheapest cocktails in town.
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  • 3 hours
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$19.32
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$19.32
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Private Lisbon Walking Tour with Premium Port Wine and Tapas Tasting

Private Lisbon Walking Tour with Premium Port Wine and Tapas Tasting

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Uncover the best of Lisbon’s scenery and flavors on this private tour of Portugal’s capital. Stroll Lisbon’s charismatic streets while listening to your expert local guide illuminate the stories behind some of the cities sites. Then, get a taste of Lisbon’s renowned culinary scene with local ingredients to fully experience Portuguese flavors. This comprehensive city tour is a great way for first-time visitors to get an overview of the city’s highlights.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$131.01
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$131.01

Lisbon 2 Hour Historical Private Guide Tuk Tuk Tour

Lisbon 2 Hour Historical Private Guide Tuk Tuk Tour

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The historic center of Lisbon is the city’s most atmospheric district, but its narrow lanes and steep hills can be tiring to navigate on foot. On this tour, save time and travel further in the comfort of an electric tuk tuk. As well as being a fun way to explore the city, it’s a convenient and eco-friendly way to take in neighborhoods such as Alfama, Graça, and Mouraria, stopping along the way to admire the views and see the sights.
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  • 2 hours
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$72.45
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Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon Including Meal

Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon Including Meal

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Enjoy a night of great food and lively energy during this 2- or 3-course dinner at Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon. This dining experience in Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly coastal capital, will get your blood pumping and ready for a night out in the hip Bairro Alto district. Plus, you will be in the heart of the city near cultural landmarks like the stately São Jorge Castle and numerous historical squares and landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
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$24.11
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Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise

Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise

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Spend three days exploring the best of Lisbon with tickets for a hop-on hop-off bus tour and a boat tour of the Tagus River. In addition to the river cruise and unlimited access to multiple open-top bus circuits, this Lisbon access pass gets you free airport transport, public tram rides, and entrance to the Santa Just Lift and Lisbon funiculars, as well as discounts to monuments, museums, and activities.
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  • 2 hours
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$48.90
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$48.90
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Lisbon Historic Center Private Tuk Tuk Tour 3h

Lisbon Historic Center Private Tuk Tuk Tour 3h

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This private tuk-tuk city tour of Lisbon is a great way to travel in style, and see many of the city’s highlights. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as a hotel pick-up and drop-off is included. As you drive around Lisbon and reach places that tour buses couldn’t get to, your experience will be enhanced with live onboard commentary. Highlights include Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Principe Real.
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  • 3 hours
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$102.64
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 Lisbon Essential Walking Tour: History, Stories and Lifestyle

Lisbon Essential Walking Tour: History, Stories and Lifestyle

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Immerse yourself in Lisbon history and culture on this sightseeing tour through some of the city’s most interesting and popular neighborhoods. With an informative guide, check out Chiado and Bairro Alto, enjoy views from Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara, and visit the Alfama district. You’ll also enjoy a ride on the Eleléctrico tram for a must-do Lisbon experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$30.19
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Lisbon 2-Hour Private Segway Cultural Tour with Local Guide

Lisbon 2-Hour Private Segway Cultural Tour with Local Guide

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Zip through Lisbon's hilly streets on a private Segway tour of the city that lets you explore from street level without breaking a sweat. You'll get a great orientation to the city by gliding from place to place with a local guide, passing top landmarks and colorful neighborhoods, from the traditional atmosphere of Baixa to trendy Avenida de Liberdade. Take advantage of your time with a local to chat about Lisbon culture, picking up tips on where to eat, drink, and explore in the city.
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  • 2 hours
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$86.02
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$86.02
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3-Hour Guided Street Art Walking Tour of Lisbon

3-Hour Guided Street Art Walking Tour of Lisbon

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Delve into the colorful world of street art in Lisbon on this private tour. It'll help you discover hidden artwork down alleyways and narrow streets that you wouldn’t find alone.  As you tour the city, your guide will enhance your experience by telling you about the meaning behind the artwork, and the different techniques used. As it’s a private tour, you can customize your experience based on your interests, making it the perfect tour, just for you.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.19
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Sunset Tour with Locals

Sunset Tour with Locals

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Take a sailing tour around Lisbon just as the sun dips below the horizon. Being the tour at the Belem Dock and cruise along the Tagus for an hour and a half. See famous Lisbon landmarks such as the Belem Tower, St. George’s Castle, the National Pantheon, Praca do Comercio, and much more. Enjoy a welcome drink and some pretzels as you admire the skyline during the golden hour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$33.81
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Lisbon City Tour - Full day Tour

Lisbon City Tour - Full day Tour

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Lisbon. Learn about the city’s history and visit over 25 places in a day. There’s no need to navigate to a meeting spot as Lisbon hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle between dispersed sites with guide commentary along the way. Highlights include the Tower of Belem, Jeronimos Monastery, the National Sanctuary of Christ the King, the Castle of St. George, and Eduardo VII Park.
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  • 8 hours
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$82.11
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Best Of Lisbon Semi-Private Tour

Best Of Lisbon Semi-Private Tour

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Visiting a capital city for the first time can often feel overwhelming. Get a comprehensive overview of Lisbon, even in limited time, during a full-day tour that’s ideal for first-time visitors. You’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people and rely on the local knowledge of your guide to navigate the city without hassle in an air-conditioned coach. Pluss, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included so you won’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
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  • 7 hours
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$78.49
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True 4Hour/Half day TukTuk Tour of Lisbon. A Remarkable Overview. Leave town as a Local

True 4Hour/Half day TukTuk Tour of Lisbon. A Remarkable Overview. Leave town as a Local

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If you’d like to get to know the best parts of the city, we have the best solution for you! All on board these amazing ecofriendly tuktuks! In this Lisbon's overview, we will take you to the all the points of interest in the historical center as well as Belém! In a very complete tour that will make you feel like you're an expert about Lisbon and you'll be sure to come back to show it to all your friends with your new-found knowledge and admiration for this amazing city! Please see our itinerary and verify for yourself that this is the most comprehensive and engaging Lisbon half-day tuktuk tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$144.90
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Lisbon City Tour An Amazing Experience

Lisbon City Tour An Amazing Experience

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Take a tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals during this full-day excursion. Discover historical landmarks such as Saint George’s Castle, the Lisbon Cathedral, the Alfama neighborhood, Jeronimos Monastery, and much more. Learn about the history from your informative guide and discover cultural aspects such as the famed pastel de nata and their sour cherry liqueur, ginjinha.
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  • 6 hours
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$72.45
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$72.45
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Best of Lisbon Small-Group Tour

Best of Lisbon Small-Group Tour

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Cover Lisbon’s best sights on this full-day small-group sightseeing tour. With an informative and friendly guide leading the way, you’ll hit Lisbon’s must-see landmarks and neighborhoods in a single day. Explore downtown, Belem, Parque das Nacoes and many more places while seeing the city through the eyes of a local. Stop for fantastic photo opportunities in front of of Lisbon’s monuments and sweeping vistas.
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  • 8 hours
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$83.12
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$83.12
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Vibrant Private Lisbon by Night with a Local

Vibrant Private Lisbon by Night with a Local

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Discover Lisbon’s nightlife as you explore the city’s bars and kiosks during this 2-hour tour. See where locals wind down after a long week and sip on Portuguese wine and beer. Start off at kiosks that offer some of the city’s best views, visit some of the more authentic bars in Bairro Alto and Chiado, and end the night at a brothel-turned-bar on Lisbon’s famous Pink Street.
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  • 2 hours
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$53.13
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$53.13
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Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Lisbon with official tour guide

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Lisbon with official tour guide

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This private walking tour of Lisbon offers an incredible value. Get the personalized attention of a private guide—without forking over the extra expense—and enjoy city sightseeing your way. Make your way through the Baixa district, to viewpoints of the Tagus River, and to historical landmarks, all while learning about the city from your guide as you go.
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  • 4 hours
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$144.90
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$144.90
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Classic Old Town Lisbon

Classic Old Town Lisbon

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This is a private and exclusive tour. It means that it will just be you or your group on the tour. We will take a ride with the Funicular Glória to the viewpoint S. Pedro de Alcântara where will enjoy the lovely view of the downtown Lisbon and the Castle. Through the trendy Bairro Alto we will have a glimpse of one of the traditional nightlife spots in the city. Walk down to the Carmo square, passing the elevator Santa Justa. Through the elegant district of Chiado we will discover interesting shops, historical cafes and old bookstores. Down to Rossio square and through Praça da Figueira and Baixa (Downtown) we will learn how much city was transformed by the earthquake of 1755. Through the old part of the town we will enjoy the scenic view of Largo Portas do Sol and walk down through the labyrinth-like Alfama. We will end our tour in Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) and enjoy the view of Tagus river.
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  • 3 hours
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$165.41
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Segway Vip Tour

Segway Vip Tour

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With a private Segway tour of Lisbon, you can sightsee on your own schedule. Choose what time works best for you and your group, and then cruise to top sights around the city center like Belem Tower, Fatima, and the Lisbon Cathedral—all with the benefit of commentary from your guide. Plus, because your itinerary is customizable, you can opt for specialized tours like a food or shopping tour instead.
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  • 3 hours
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$102.64
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Lisbon Private Half Day Tour

Lisbon Private Half Day Tour

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This is a private half-day tour of Lisbon's highlights where you can explore the best and most iconic parts of the city. A well-balanced combination of driving and walking offers you a comprehensive view of the city and its history. Stop at main monuments. Starting in the typical neighborhood of Alfama you will see the main Cathedral of Lisbon. Then contemplate a magnificent viewpoint overlooking Lisbon, São Jorge Castle, River Tagus, and much more… Heading to Belém, you will be able to visit the impressive Monastery of Jerónimos, the fabulous Tower of Belém and the magnificent Monument to the Discoveries. It’s impossible to leave Belém without tasting the one-of-a-kind Custard Pie (Pastel de Belém). Returnig to the heart of Lisbon center, this panoramic tour will take you to the old neighborhoods of Chiado, Bairro Alto and will pass on the trendy Liberdade Avenue, Rossio Square and Pombaline Downtown - where you'll get to know the Lisbon Great Earthquake 1755 details.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.26
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$99.26
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Romantic Lisbon Tuk Tuk Tour

Romantic Lisbon Tuk Tuk Tour

Enjoy a romantic tuk-tuk ride through the historic neighborhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto. Take in the beautiful views of the city and listen to the nostalgic music of Fado fill the streets during this 1-hour ride. Zoom through the small, winding streets and see sights such as Estrela Basilica and the views from São Pedro de Alcântara before ending at a popular area for bars and restaurants.
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  • 1 hour
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$86.84
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$86.84
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Lisbon Pub Crawl

Lisbon Pub Crawl

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Spend a few hours experiencing Lisbon’s nightlife on this guided excursion. After meeting up with a fun, knowledgeable guide, get an inside view of the city’s bar and pub scene and check out a few spots in central Lisbon and Bairro Alto. Enjoy skip-the-line access, an open bar with beer and sangria, three complimentary shots, and other special promotions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.62
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