Lisbon Tours and Trips 2024/2025

Instantly recognizable by its classic blue-tiled buildings, iconic yellow tram, and winding cobblestone streets, Lisbon inspires a nostalgic melancholy, called saudade by local Portuguese. A trip to Lisbon lingers on long after returning home—every sip of wine, every morsel of seafood dinner, and the haunting fado music. Besides soaking in the sun at the Cascais beaches or shopping at the Feira da Ladra flea market, Lisbon also makes a great jumping-off point for a wider Portugal trip. Visitors can travel back centuries into Portuguese history with a glass of wine on a multi-day tour to Porto or take on a road trip to beachy Faro or romantic Sintra. Lisbon gives travelers all kinds of opportunities.

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Lisbon Tour Reviews

4.8 - Excellent
Based on 230 customer reviews
MEO.240609 - June 2024
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
My first Exodus trip and it will not be the last. In terms of route, hotels, distances covered, cycle paths etc the trip notes are completely accurate. We were an unexpectedly small group of 6 which gelled quickly and had huge fun, with everyone making a real effort. The whole trip was extremely well organised and well thought out. Wonderful coastal scenery and visits to some really lovely small towns and village. I liked the few hours of down time when we arrived at each new hotel.
What a wonderful time with lovely people in a beautiful country
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
I did this trip in early June. Our route took us through a variety of gorgeous landscapes – cliffs overlooking the ocean, small towns with roosters crowing, a medieval town encircled by fortified walls, beach towns painted bright colors, pine forests, sand dunes, and marshes. I believe there’s no better way to appreciate that kind of scenery than by traveling on a bike. We were a group of 16 guests – Americans, Britons, and Canadians – and three Portuguese guides. I traveled to Portugal alone and had a roommate assigned to me. She was lovely, and, really, all of us hit it off. I think this kind of trip attracts like-minded people, and the tour leader, Ruben, told us at our initial briefing in Porto that many of us would become friends. He was right. The first night, Ruben led us on a walking tour to a port tasting. Afterwards, the group split in half and went to two different restaurants Ruben had recommended. After that, most of us had our dinners together till the end of the bike tour. The food was always great, thanks to Ruben’s recommendations. He always sent us to places with excellent hospitality. All three of our guides were highly professional – well-prepared, helpful, supportive, friendly, accommodating, flexible, and organized. They kept us informed, entertained, hydrated, and roughly on-time. Every briefing was clear and succinct. We understood where we’d be riding the next day, what time we’d leave, and roughly what time we’d arrive at the next hotel. Ruben was a font of information about Portuguese history, culture, flora and fauna. He held forth on topics ranging from Portuguese royalty to the efforts of environmental activists following the devastating forest fires of 2017. Margarida was a strong cyclist and reliable sweeper, and clearly cared deeply that everyone had what they needed and enjoyed themselves. José drove the van with the bike trailer and reliably had our bags waiting for us in the lobby each time we arrived at a new destination. Every time we saw him he was smiling. They prepared healthy and delicious picnic lunches for us on a couple of occasions, and it was obvious they’d put a lot of thought into them. Anytime there was a problem, such as a mechanical issue, our guides were equipped to handle it. One day, during a coffee break in Nazaré – we had a coffee break most mornings, which I loved – I watched Ruben fix the electrical connection on another guest’s e-bike after they had taken a small spill. I have a bad knee, so I requested an e-bike from the start. A few others decided along the way to switch to one. When we started in Porto, there were four e-bikes out of 16. By the time we got to Óbidos, I think there were 10 e-bikes. Portugal A2Z, which is contracted by Exodus to run this tour, has its headquarters along the tour route, so I guess that made it easy enough for our guides to switch out the bikes overnight on request. Overall, this tour was everything I expected after reading the itinerary, trip notes, and reviews on the Exodus website. I found the price reasonable, the guides excellent, the scenery stunning, and the hotels clean and comfortable. I will always remember how much fun I had on this trip and the great people I met. I definitely plan to book with Exodus in the future.
Fantastic week in southern Portugal
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
A great overall experience. Fantastic scenery, most cycling on quiet roads , off the beaten track. Really got to have an authentic experience. Exceptional hotel choices.. charming and sometimes quirky. Ricardo (guide) and Vitor (driver) were incredible… very supportive and couldn’t do enough to help. All restaurant choices were excellent. The cycling was straight forward… and there is a significant amount of off road cycling which I hadn’t done before but found to be very enjoyable and it has inspired me to do more.

Lisbon — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

City skyline of Lisbon in Portugal with the colourful houses in view.
The city of Lisbon is older than most people assume. It is the second oldest capital in Europe, after Athens.

Lisbon Tour Highlights

  • Take a walk around the Praça do Comércio and bask in Lisbon’s rich history. The plaza was once the gateway to the New World, and you can still feel this powerful presence when standing in the square today. 
  • Indulge in seafood dishes that this coastal capital of Portugal is known for. And while you should try bacalhau à brás and polvo à lagareiro, it is the pasteis de nata, a Portuguese egg custard tart that you should not miss out on.
  • Ride on Lisbon’s iconic yellow tram. It is a classic experience and you’ll pass many of the city's key sites along the route.
  • Break away from the bustling streets of Lisbon to nearby cities on day tours. The charming towns of Sintra and Fatima each offer a unique history and are just a short drive away.
  • Listen up art lovers! Lisbon is home to a thriving arts scene, so you will have plenty to keep yourself busy; be sure to visit the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga and Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
  • Explore Portuguese wine—an essential part of the country's culture. A tour from Lisbon to Porto is the perfect way to learn about world-renowned port wine while enjoying Porto’s stunning architecture.
  • Although just walking up and down the hilly streets is a surefire way to get great views of Lisbon, if you want to see Lisbon at its best, hike up to St. George’s Castle for a picturesque sunset.
  • Stroll through the Alfama district, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, for a local experience of Lisbon.
  • Visit Jerónimos Monastery, an architectural masterpiece steeped in history. It’s worth it but be sure to grab tickets online in advance as the line can get long in peak season.
  • Enjoy Lisbon’s lively atmosphere that can continue late into the night with parties pouring out onto the streets. Our advice is to save some energy during the day to dance the night away in Barrio Alto. Don’t expect the party to start until midnight!

Lisbon Travel Tips

  • Be sure to pack comfortable shoes—Lisbon is best explored on foot and is quite hilly. Wearing comfortable footwear on a Lisbon walking tour will give you more energy to explore all the city has to offer.
  • Learn a bit of Portuguese. Even if the only word you remember ends up being obrigado (thank you), locals will appreciate it.
  • Some restaurants put olives and bread on the table at the start of your meal. If you want to eat it, go ahead, but don’t be surprised if they charge you for it later. Always check the bill before paying. If you don’t touch it, you don’t pay for it.
  • Take out some cash in Euros, the local currency. Some cafes and markets still won’t accept credit cards.
  • To avoid taxi scams, download ride-hailing apps like Uber and Bolt. If you do get into a taxi, make sure the driver puts the meter on before starting the ride.
  • Leave room in your schedule for spontaneity! There are lots of festivals and events going on in Portugal, and you’ll want to be able to enjoy the local life. In February, the streets come to life during Carnival parades. During the summer, music festivals pop up along beaches and in city centers.

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