City trek: walking in Lisbon
    • Portugal - Mainland Portugal
    • 4 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • From January to December
    • 2 - 20 travellers
      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Trip code : K1101

About the City trek: walking in Lisbon trip

About the walking trip in Portugal

Lisbon is known as being one of the best places to visit in Portugal. The city’s history traces its steps all the way back to the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romains and Arabization which lasted for over 5 centuries.  The capital of Portugal boasts a great location, nestled between the hills and with a coastal access and the Tage estuary. The Mediterranean climate means that it is never too hot thanks to the Atlantic breeze, perfect weather for your Portugal walking holiday.
The historical centre counts 7 hills, with steep winding roads, some so steep in fact that is it impossible to access by car. But there are cable cars ferrying people to and fro and offer stunning views over the city.
These beautiful hills with their narrow streets, small squares, stone steps and belvederes with their black and white pave stones make Lisbon the ideal destination for a walking holiday

Highlights of the trip 

  • An intimate walking itinerary in the capital of Portugal
  • A day along the Tagus river to Bélem quarter
  • Great trip for foodies ! 
  • Possibility of a private guide for the day
  • Enjoy a portuguese traditionnal fado show
From the blog

City Trek, walking in Lisbon : Day by Day 

1 - Arrival in Lisbon

portugal tours from lisbon in street with azulejos

  • Arrive on your own in Lisbon city Centre. 
  • Free day in Lisbon. Suggestion : Depending on your arrival time, take the tram line No 28, the most spectacular in Lisbon (terminal Martm moniz square or Estrela). Visit the Azulejos or the Calouste Gulbekian Museum. Enjoy and evening of Fado music, one of the best things to do in Portugal     
  • Night in Lisbon

  • Market in Lisbon: Mercado da Ribeira, the mean market of Lisbon close to Cais do Sodré station. Open everyday, with a large choice to feed and some events regularly

  • We recommend
    . Have an extra night in Lisbon and enjoy to stroll in the streets of this beautiful town, by the river Tage ! 
  • Access:
    . Regular flights to Lisbon. Regular metro and bus to the center of Lisbon : info here
    . Optional private transfer from the aiport: From 30€ (1 to 4 people) / 45€ (5 to 8 people) - Contact us

2 - Walk in the historical quarters

portugal tours from lisbon

  • Walk - The Historical quarters of Lisbon
    3 hours /  8 km - 5 miles / Ascent: +500 - Descent: - 500m
  • The hills of Lisbon are dotted with alleyways, old steps, small squares and belevederes, a great playground for all walkers. Our itinerary will take you to the really interesting quarters such as "Baixa" with its classical 18th century architecture, the medieval quarter of "Mouraria", the "belvederes" of São Vicente and Santa Luzia with stunning views, and the famous "Alfama" home to some of the best Fado music venues the city has to offer.
  • Our suggestion : Visit São Jorge castle  (open from 9am to 6pm - price: 10€/pers), for one of the best views of the capital of Portugal.
  • Night in Lisbon
  • MEALS included: Breakfast

  • We recommend :
    . Possibility of a private guided-tour of Lisbon themed around the azulejos, botanical walks, architecture or the story of the earthquake of 1755 - contact us

3 - From Lisbon to Belem along the Tagus river

portugal walking trails to belem

  • Walk - Lisbon > Belem > Lisbon
  • 4 hours / 10 km - 6.2 miles / Ascent: +100 - Descent: - 100m
  • From the main Praça do Comercio, this walk follows the Tagus river towards the Ocean to Bélem. Bélem is a place of great symbolic importance as many of the city's monuments and tourist attractions are based here. Bélem also has a rich maritime history and boasts the Monastery of Jeronimos and the Bélem tower, two architectural masterpieces of the early XVI century. We recommend returning to Lisbon by tramway.
  • Our suggestion : Have lunch in the famous pasteleria de Bélem and sample a famous "pastel de Nata" 
  • Night in Lisbon
  • MEALS included: Breakfast 

4 - End of your trip in Lisbon

portugal hiking tour

  • End of the trip after breakfast in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. Bye bye Portugal! 
  • MEALS included : Breakfast 

  • We recommend
     .If you have time before the flight, you can go to Mercado da Ribeira, the huge indoor market of Lisbon close to Cais do Sodré station. Open everyday, with a large choice to feed and some events regularly

  • Return:
    . Regular metro and bus to the airport of Lisbon : info here
    . Optional private transfer to the aiport: From 30€ (1 to 4 people) / 45€ (5 to 8 people) - Contact us

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Trip info

The rates are per person 

  • on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis (shared room),
  • and are always subject to availability

Included 

  • 3 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 3 breakfasts
  • All transfers listed in the program
  • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps + 1 map of Lisbon
  • 24/7 phone assistance

Not included 

  • All meals
  • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks, items of personal nature
  • SINGLE supplement

Extra options (with supplement)

  • Private guided tour (themed walks available)
  • Possibility to rent a bike for the itinerary along the Tagus to Bélem

More Portugal walking tours 

    • Portugal - Mainland Portugal
    • 4 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • From January to December
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
  • Highlights of the trip 

    • An intimate walking itinerary in the capital of Portugal
    • A day along the Tagus river to Bélem quarter
    • Great trip for foodies ! 
    • Possibility of a private guide for the day
    • Enjoy a portuguese traditionnal fado show
    City trek: walking in Lisbon
        • Portugal - Mainland Portugal
        • 2 adults (2x175€)
        • 0 children (0x175€)
      • 4 days
      • Simple
    Total 350€
    Deposit 180€
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