History of Lisbon Accessible Guided Tour

history-of-lisbon-accessible-guided-tour002On this History of Lisbon Accessible Guided Tour, you’ll experience the very best of the Portuguese capital! See the famous Rossio Square, Comercio Square, Saint George Castle and many more fascinating sights,while exploring the city center’s beautiful architecture and history!

Start your accessible guided tour of Lisbon by meeting your guide at Rossio Square where the stroll begins! Your knowledgeable guide has a unique perspective on the city and your tour is sure to be full of interesting information and anecdotes.On this private guided tour, you will have plenty of time to snap pictures, admire the sights and stop for a coffee or a glass of wine (cost not included).

The Rossio Square is the main central square of Lisbon and the true heart of the city. The Portuguese people take pride in their great square!  With its nauseating stone paving, grand fountains, statue of Dom Pedro IV and its beautiful neoclassical Donna Maria II Theatre, this is a must visit!

Escorted by your tour guide, you’ll pass the famous Santa Justa Lift, a beautifully crafted elevator that transports passengers from the Baxia district up to the ruins of the Igreja do Carmo church. Next, you’ll walk through Rua Augusta with its hidden ruins and amazing triumphal arch opening up to the famous Comercio Square, Lisbon’s monumental riverside square. This waterfront square is where the royal palace stood until an earthquake destroyed it. As part of the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake, they planned the creation of a new large square, meant to rival Europe’s grandest squares. On one side, the square opens onto the Tagus River while stately government buildings border the other sides.

During your accessible walk/stroll through Lisbon,you’ll also see the Saint George Castle,the Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic center of Lisbon. It’s absolutely breathtaking!

Your accessible Lisbon tour continues to the Lisbon City Hall,one of the most elegant buildings in Lisbon, situated at the Municipal Square.You’ll also see Figueira Square and The Saint Domingos Church, a macabre church that is either blessed or cursed, having survived fires and earthquakes. Listen carefully as your guide shares fascinating stories with you along the way!

As you make your way back to Rossio Square, you’ll stroll through Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, a lively pedestrian-only street known for its delicious seafood restaurants. Even if you are not a fan of seafood, look out for the eye-catching tanks filled with gigantic lobsters by the windows. It is also the location of the classical Coliseu dos Recreios, the Lisbon Coliseum.

As your accessible Lisbon tour is coming to an end, your professional tour guide will escort you back to the central meeting point, Rossio square.

The Highlights of Lisbon Accessible Guided Tour features:

  • Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (step and curb free and severable accessible toilets along the route).
  • Accessible walking/rolling tour of Lisbon city center.
  • Experience the beauty of Lisbon and its history narrated by your experienced local Lisbon guide.

Tour Highlights

  • Rossio Square
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Comercio Square
  • Saint George Castle
  • Lisbon City Hall
  • Figueira Square
  • The Saint Domingos Church
  • Rua das Portas de Santo Antão
  • Lisbon Coliseum
  • Drink at accessible café (cost not included).

Accessibility Description

The Highlights of Lisbon Accessible Guided Tour has received a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the tour is mostly step-free and flat. During your stroll downtown Lisbon, you will encounter a few uneven curbs at street crossings and also some mild cobblestones.

Most squares, roads, sidewalks and street crossings used on this tour are flat and paved.

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You will experience some mild cobblestones and two street crossing where you will experience some uneven curb transitions.

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Tour Details

Tour duration: 3 hours

Cost: 1-2 people €270, 3-4 people €300, 5-6 people €335 5-9 people

Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week

Meet-up time: Anytime of the day

Meet-up place: Rossio square.

Dress code: Weather suitable clothing advised

Entrance tickets: Not necessary

Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.

Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.

 

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