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Spanning seven hills, Lisbon has been compared to cities like San Francisco with its eclectic art scene, innovative dining options, and buzzing nightlife. However the minute you hear fado being sung quietly on the side streets of Alfama, you realize Lisbon is its own distinct place. Take discovery into your own hands on a pasteis de nata (pastry-making) class, bike tours to Belem Tower, sailing activities, and more things to do in Lisbon on Airbnb Experiences.

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Lisbon Sailboat tour on Tagus River
Welcome on board to my sailboat, sit and relax with your fellow travellers. Please make yourselves comfortable while i take you through our safety briefing. Take this time to enjoy the incredible views and refreshing breeze as we make our way along the Tagus River. Departing from Doca do Espanhol, Alcântara we will begin our tour, on the way we will see sights such as:: -25th of april bridge -Christ the King -MAAT -Electricity Museum -The Monument to the Discoveries -Tower of Belém -Commerce Square ("Praça do Comercio") -Alfama district Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture as you experience Lisbon from the sailboat while you enjoy a refreshing beverage; I offer a welcome drink (wine, beer or soft drinck) to those on board. You will return to shore with incredible photos and memories of the experience. I hope that touring with me teaches you about Lisbon, do not miss this oportunity, you will enjoy it for sure! People of all ages are welcome! (For your comfort, under some weather conditions the use of engine could be necessary) Other things to note Bring your best smile and feel confortable to ask me any question about the journey or hours availability. Bring a jacket at the Sunset Tour.
Lisbon Sunset Sensations sailing with wine and snacks
I will meet my guests at the Marina, and present my self and my sailing boat, providing a short security briefing about the tour and the measures that we have adopt because of Corona Virus. I have the Clean & Safe certification from Turismo de Portugal. We will then head down the Tagus River to begin your romantic tour, departing from Lisbon’s Alcântara neighborhood and heading towards Belém. You will after this be taken up river seeing a panoramic view of the city as you go under the bridge “Ponte 25 de Abril” and observe Cristo Rei in all its majesty overlooking Lisbon. Finish your tour sailing towards the sunset enjoying a glass of wine while returning to the marina in Alcântara. During this tour, great conversation is always a “must have” and you can learn a bit about the nautical history of Lisbon and get suggestions on what to see and where to eat. I believe a friendly environment breeds true friends and that’s what i aim for every time I meet new people and share with them this great passion of mine.
Lisbon Kayak Tour & picnic
Welcome aboard and choose your favorite music, in a few moments we will be preparing our kayaks to reach the paradise of Arrábida Natural Park. We will now kayak along the protected Natural Sea park, here we will find unique and rare species of fauna and flora which exist only in this part of the world. Reaching the beach we will enjoy beach games, volley boll, rackets and incredible areas to snorkeling are waiting for our conscious visit. After our picnic full of fruits and natural juice at the beach we will invite your for a little hike to see the wonderful paradise from the top! And now is time to collect garbage from the trail, the most important parts of our visit to this incredible place, the place we call home. The wind is now favorable to come back, is time to discover more of this paradise before arriving the end kayaking. But our day is not over, is not time to come back, more surprises are waiting for us, before arriving Lisboa. Lay down is time to cross the 25th of April bridge, enjoy the view is maybe one our favorite pictures os Lisboa...
Kayak Tour in Arrábida Park
Join our small group Kayak tour (5 kayaks) from Time Out Market (Mercado da Ribeira) to the coastline of Sesimbra where we will provide you with a home made pic nic during our stop at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Arrabida Natural Park called Ribeiro do Cavalo. This is an all inclusive tour so we will have a transfer from Lisbon to the village of Sesimbra where our kayak equipment will be waiting for us which includes DOUBLE (tandem) sit-on-top kayaks, life vests, water resistant bags for any belongings you choose to take with you on the tour and inside a big beach towel and water bottles, and off course the paddles and very comfortable kayak seats. We will paddle from the harbour of Sesimbra after you receive a briefing on the tour and paddling technics and in general it takes us 1h:30m to get to the beach where we will have our 1h break for lunch and for you to enjoy the scenery. Along the way you will paddle through the rock passages and small caves only found in this region making it extra special. The way back to the start point takes about another hour of paddling and in most days with the help of some wind pushing us. By default we provide a chicken salad (avocado, lettuce, mushrooms, tomato and chicken) so if you prefer a veggie option just let us know. Total duration is about 7h so you can always pack a few snacks with you for the day of adventure.
Pastel de Nata Workshop in Lisbon
Welcome to my Pastry Shop "Casa dos Ovos Moles"! You´ll learn to cook the most famous portuguese pastry, the Pastel de nata (portuguese custard tart). You´ll taste if not the best, the freshest one. It´s on your hands! In a very homy way you discover how to make the pastel de nata from the scratch, including the puff pastry. It´s all handmade. First we cook it an the end we taste the delight with a Porto wine or a Ginja liquor, tchim tchim. You know that the pastel de nata recipe was created inside a monestary? I tell you the History! It can be schedule Monday to Saturday - 11.30H, 15H or 17H (1.30H duration).

Set sail with Lisbon's pros

Daylight or Sunset by Vintage Sailboat
Welcome aboard of our Vintage sailboats! If you don't find availability in this experience, don't worry! We are 3 friends and have 2 vintage sailboats, so you can also check here: https://www.airbnb.ie/experiences/567343 We will sail under the fascinating and romantic atmosphere of Lisbon, with good music, drinks and relax! Enjoy with us the spectacular panoramic views of Lisbon stretching out before you, while appreciating a plateful of portuguese "petiscos" accompanied by a ultimate fresh wine. We will be happy to share with you our passion for the city and its river and answer any questions you may be curious about. Other things to note If you want memories of this experience, we can share pictures of the best angles ;)
Views of Lisbon relaxing on a Sailboat
Welcome aboard! We will sail on the calm waters of the Tagus, the river that bathes Lisbon and almost looks like sea. During the boat tour the unique light of the city, the seven hills and their monuments in the riverside area will accompany us. From the dock of Santo Amaro the sailing tour takes us to the Trade Place (Praça do Comércio), a square that opens on the river and is admired in all its splendor from the water. From here, we are able to look at some of Lisbon's oldest districts, such as the Baixa, Saint George Castle, or Alfama that comes down the hill, with its typical old houses. The boat tour will cross then the Tagus river until the south bank, you get a unique view of the city - the perfect postcard. Later, in the area of ​​Belém we will sail in front of the Belem Tower or the Monument to the Discoveries. If you choose the sunset tour you will have the possibility to sail along the Tagus and enjoy an unforgettable sunset tour. At the same time, we ask you to let yourself go, relax, have a drink and enjoy our national cheeses and ham while you during an amazing boat tour along Lisbon. Yes, Lisbon it is also this - a snack, two fingers of conversation and a good wine.Embark, the rest is up to us. Other things to note Please arrive 10 min. before the start of the experience. The boat meets all security measures required by law. For us, safety comes always first.
Go Sailing - Lisbon Sailing Tour
Go Sailing Lisboa offers you the chance to appreciate the wonderful Lisbon sights from a different perspective. This is a fun, calm and easy going experience that also allows you to learn about sailing, where you grab the helm, help on the maneuvers and/or just relax, meet people, learn history, curious facts and local tips about Lisboa, aboard of a 12 meters sailboat. The two-hour sailing experience have as main route untie from the marina, sailing head to Praça do Comércio (Comercial Square), then turn to Cristo-Rei (King Christ), then to Torre de Belém (Belem Tower) sailing under the 25 de April bridge, and return to the marina passing by Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries). We also offer several difference experiences for group (min 2 and max 11 people). Tailor made tours are also possible but should be arranged in advance (e.g. Beach, Cascais, Team Builing). IMPORTANT NOTES: 1) Once it's a group experience, and in order to comply with all the security measures, it's mandatory to arrive 30 minutes the experience start 2) In order to be in line with WHO recomendations we kindly ask you to use mask inside the boat but not on the deck. Bring your coat, hat and camera. Journeys according weather and sea tide conditions
Sail & eat with a Portuguese Chef
This is about sailing, food and culture in a fun and informative way! We will be sailing, eating, discovering a new Lisbon, and connecting with amazing locals: Miguel the Chef and skipper, Natacha Chef/fisherwoman/skipper, and a food cultural host! Our boat will cast off from Doca de Alcantara, a privileged area to explore some of the most famous and busy historical monuments, from the quietness of the river (Belem Tower, etc.). It's an opportunity to learn about some historical facts, curiosities but also to relax and see Lisbon from a unique perspective. Once our skipper changes our direction, you will be amazed by the diversity of the landscape. On the opposite margin, you will now see the old stores where Porto wine and dried codfish were kept, lots of street art, secret restaurants, and Almada city. We will then search for a quiet place to anchor, to refresh our feet on the water, and to gather ourselves around the table, tasting a unique tasting created by Chef Miguel/Chef Natacha, exclusively to this trip with a fresh, unique, and rare Portuguese wine, chosen by Silvia! Relax and enjoy the view while we approach our final destination. Depending on the hour booked, this is also the moment to enjoy the sunset! *This experience also occurs when it rain* *Boat insured by Joaquim Reino, Victoria Insurance, PR2020333986*
Sunset in Lisbon by Boat
Enjoy unique views of Lisbon and stay with unforgettable memories and photos to make envy to your friends. Departing from Doca de Belém we will see Lisbon on a way you cannot from land. Discover the city from a different perspective, seeing unique sights while listening to stories about its monuments , sailing on the calm waters of the Tagus River for about two hours. We will see the unique perspetive of the Monument of Discoveries, Tower of Belém, Museum of Eletricity, MAAT, Cais do Sodré Square, Time Out Market, Praça do Comércio, the Catedral Sé, the Castle, hills of Alfama and the Christ. We are going to pass twice underneath the bridge 25 of April. I will be there to receive you most of the times. When i will not be able to be there, you will be received by one of my friends: António or Ana, all of them very experienced and they will provide you a very good experience. Bring a jacket because it can get could. However we can provide blankets if needed. The tour will be taken on a sailing boat, using engine and sail, in order to do the complete tour on 2 hours. If you want only a sailing tour, please book private option. We will do our best to welcome you and pass our love for our city. If there is no availability do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to open na availability for you! Welcome aboard!

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This is SINTRA - a Day to Remember !
--- GROUP, PRIVATE TOURS & FAMILIES --- ** BEST PICK-UP FROM LISBON DOWNTOWN ! ** Olá ! We´re super excited to welcome you to Portugal again and give you our Best Lisbon Tips too! :D Believe it or not, we have survived to the past 2 years and feeling more ready than ever to provide you the Best Memories ! The secret ingredients are the Epic vibes, Funky Music & the Outstanding Beauty of Sintra that will make you feel part of a Fairy Tale! IF you like to be TOURISTS but also LOVE TO "DIVE" in the small and UNTOURISTY PLACES (not missing Touristy ones !) & FEEL LIKE A LOCAL... this is for YOU! Famous for Culture and Unique Landscapes, SINTRA is too EPIC to be missed when in Lisbon! From Palaces to a stunning COAST, ending in the WOODS that will remind you of "LORD OF THE RINGS", Sintra is more than you expect... And it´s our duty to show you that! OUR ROUTE: - Regaleira Palace - our EXPERTISE ( Epic Guided Tour inside the Palace INCLUDED and we pass the lines!) - Small Villages and its Secrets - Yummie Traditional LOCAL Lunch near the coast (Aprox. 15€ a Full Legit Meal!) - Wandering in a Wild Beach - Cabo da Roca (Most WESTERN Point in Europe) - Enchanted Misty Forest - where Elfs are born! - Dope Views for your Insta Stories : D - Last SWEET surprise - We love to be Sugar Daddies ! **WE DON'T GO TO PENA PALACE** We cant wait to ride w/ you on roads we call home!
Lisbon's best flavors
Do like Brian Chesky the Founder & CEO of Airbnb and join me on a tour! With 18 TASTINGS, we will touch the Portuguese soul by discovering together the REAL Portuguese gastronomy in family-owned places. With unique access and exclusive tastings we will show you how generous and diverse our food scene is. We'll taste Portuguese wines & liquor, charcuterie, codfish & sardines recipes, typical pastries along with regional dishes from the land and sea. Please note: we CANNOT cater for: - No fish diet (if you eat no fish at all) - Vegan diet (meaning nothing from animals) - Strictly Vegetarian diet (meaning no meat AND no fish) We will also discover the most authentic district of Lisbon called Alfama. Filled with thousands of years of history, we’ll learn about its genuine people and its typical architecture. OUR COMMITMENT IS ALSO SOCIAL: - No plastic tour: we’re the 1st ones in Lisbon to have banished all kind of plastic from our experience. - We respect local people: no more than 12 persons on our tour! We’re integrated in the local community: the grannies of Alfama love us ;-) We’re proud to be the first Portuguese gastronomic tour of Alfama but we’re more than just a food tour, come and see by yourself. Other things to note *I offer the experience Mon-Sat, sometimes at 10.30am, 3pm or 4.30pm. Contact me if your date isn't available!
Sintra with a Local (Pick up Lisbon)
Hi everyone!! The idea of this experience is to provide the best possible full day in our hometown. Knowing Sintra like the back of our hands and all the magic it has to offer, we came up with what we believe to be the most amazing and complete way of experiencing its wonders in one full day! - Start the day in Lisbon in front of Dona Maria II Theater - Our first stop will be at the historic center of Sintra to discover its beautiful labyrinth like streets. We will talk about what makes Sintra so special while discovering its secrets and taste its unique pastry. - We will then discover the Palace of Quinta da Regaleira and get lost in its 4 hectares of mysticism and romantic arquitecture and gardens. - From here we will leave the tourists behind and go through the very picturesque and hidden towns of Colares, Penedo, Almoçageme etc. to reach the open atlantic coastline. - On the coastline we will go for a waterfront lunch before exploring its brethtaking cliff views and Cabo da Roca - The end of the World! -We will then have the best postcard like views of the Pena Palace and finish the tour with a visit to this unique romantic Palace. :) Other things to note Pick up and drop off in front of Dona Maria II Theater (15 walk from most areas on the city) Google location: https://g.page/TNDMII?share Meals and Monuments fees are not included.
Lisbon City Center to Belem BikeTour
Explore Jerónimos Monastery, a 16th century masterpiece, considered the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s wealth during the Age of Discovery. Stand in front of the Belém Tower, a great monument that typifies the Manueline style of architecture, a symbol of Portugal’s great era of expansion. Visit the singular Discovery Monument along with his expansive views of Tagus River. Discover the trendiest spots in town to shop and eat – Lx Factory, Time Out Market and Pink Street. Get amazed by M.A.A.T. the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, the ultimate architectural top attractions in Lisbon. Taste the best “Pastel de Nata” in town and drink a Ginginha at the end of the tour. I will take you across many other treasures in this city like Belém Gardens, Cais do Sodré, Belem Palace and more. I will point out the best photo stops and vista points, while sharing entertaining and educational information with you. Designed for all skill levels, this cycle tours are an easy and fun way to get closer to Lisbon and Portuguese culture. At the end of the tour, if you enjoyed and feel appropriate our guides do accept tips. 4 Hours Tour Other things to note Tour designed for all skill levels Recommend for families, friends group, couples or individual cyclers. We just accept Small groups for a better experience The tours starts and ends at the same point
Lisbon Walking Tour
If you want to have an introduction of Lisbon and learn a bit more about its history, culture and curiosities, this is the perfect tour for you. We'll visit the downtown are of Lisbon, the neighborhoods called Baixa and Chiado, which have been the meeting point of famous artists, poets and politicians since the XVIII century and are still considered to be the beating heart of Lisbon with its imposing buildings, shops, restaurants and historical monuments. You'll learn a bit more about the modern and contemporary history of Portugal, the Great Earthquake in 1755, the end of Portuguese monarchy, the change of the capital to a foreign country, the Jewish massacre, the longest dictatorship in Europe and the revolution that ended it, the tradition of the "bacalhau" and many aspects of the Portuguese culture. Wear comfortable shoes, bring some water and join us on a fantastic tour around Lisbon! PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT-CONCEPT Our tour is on a pay what you want concept so everyone is able to join. There is only a small online booking fee. EVERYONE'S WELCOME Be prepared to meet all different kinds of people, that's the way pay-what-you-want tours are known for. MEETING POINT Look out for the guides with orange umbrellas at Praça do Comércio, close to the big arch.

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Things to do near Bairro Alto

606 locals recommend

Lisbon Sailboat tour on Tagus River
Welcome on board to my sailboat, sit and relax with your fellow travellers. Please make yourselves comfortable while i take you through our safety briefing. Take this time to enjoy the incredible views and refreshing breeze as we make our way along the Tagus River. Departing from Doca do Espanhol, Alcântara we will begin our tour, on the way we will see sights such as:: -25th of april bridge -Christ the King -MAAT -Electricity Museum -The Monument to the Discoveries -Tower of Belém -Commerce Square ("Praça do Comercio") -Alfama district Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture as you experience Lisbon from the sailboat while you enjoy a refreshing beverage; I offer a welcome drink (wine, beer or soft drinck) to those on board. You will return to shore with incredible photos and memories of the experience. I hope that touring with me teaches you about Lisbon, do not miss this oportunity, you will enjoy it for sure! People of all ages are welcome! (For your comfort, under some weather conditions the use of engine could be necessary) Other things to note Bring your best smile and feel confortable to ask me any question about the journey or hours availability. Bring a jacket at the Sunset Tour.
Lisbon Sunset Sensations sailing with wine and snacks
I will meet my guests at the Marina, and present my self and my sailing boat, providing a short security briefing about the tour and the measures that we have adopt because of Corona Virus. I have the Clean & Safe certification from Turismo de Portugal. We will then head down the Tagus River to begin your romantic tour, departing from Lisbon’s Alcântara neighborhood and heading towards Belém. You will after this be taken up river seeing a panoramic view of the city as you go under the bridge “Ponte 25 de Abril” and observe Cristo Rei in all its majesty overlooking Lisbon. Finish your tour sailing towards the sunset enjoying a glass of wine while returning to the marina in Alcântara. During this tour, great conversation is always a “must have” and you can learn a bit about the nautical history of Lisbon and get suggestions on what to see and where to eat. I believe a friendly environment breeds true friends and that’s what i aim for every time I meet new people and share with them this great passion of mine.
Tiles Workshop - Creative Souveniers
Here, You'll be experiencing painting traditional Portuguese tiles from the 19th century. First, you'll be given a small explanation about the history and the techniques of ceramics in Portugal. The activity starts with the opening of a stencil, of a typical tile pattern of the traditional Lisbon facades, using a totally manual process, hand-drawn, and hand-cut. You'll keep your stencil. Next, You will paint 6 tiles (7,5cmx7,5cm), already glazed. You can paint all with your own stamp, or use others opened by us on the atelier. If you need some extra tiles we can also provide them for a small fee. After painting, your tiles will be cooked. You'll put them in the gazete, which looks like a small shelf, that will go inside our kiln. NOTE: The cooking process lasts 3-4 days. The tiles can be picked up at our atelier when they're done. Shipping service is available for an extra fee and it may take up to a month to be delivered. This is our Compact version, feel free to search on this same platform our Extended version ''Tiles Workshop at the heart of town'' We'll be waiting for you!
Arrábida - Lisbon Wildest Secret
Hi Guys! We´re super excited to welcome you to Portugal again and to give you our Best Lisbon Tips too! :D So this is our favorite EXPERIENCE for the COOLEST Vibes with an early start so we´ve EXCLUSIVITY on the wilderness spots we go! This Daytrip attracts the most AWESOME PEOPLE, so think twice if you can KEEP UP! Cause maybe this will be your most EPIC DAY around Lisbon... ARRÁBIDA is a gorgeous Natural Park on the other side of our "golden gate" bridge. The COAST is unbelievably sunny, virgin and full of LITTLE SECRETS! OUR ROUTE IS: - Secret Beach - A real Gem to swim, do snorkeling, play games or just chill in our famous rainbow UNICORN! - Cave of Santa Margarida - Unexpected cavity with unbelievable beauty w/ some jumps to the water! - Fish & Fruits Market - where you´ll be happy to wear the mask! #fishybutbeautiful - Lunch - When all your wishes come true... and where the fried cuttlefish is King! (Aprox. 15€) - Parashooting Viewpoint - with photos that will make your Instagram fans drool! - Abandoned Fort - one of our fav. spots w/ old canons, bunkers & insane panoramic views! #makelovenotwar - 3 Wines Taste in Local Vineyard - Always the main reason why we get good reviews possibly :P - Local Pastry full of diabetes - a sweet & fun treasure hunt at the end... Are you Ready?! **This is perfect for FAMILIES, so just contact us and let´s go! :)
Lisbon Kayak Tour & picnic
Welcome aboard and choose your favorite music, in a few moments we will be preparing our kayaks to reach the paradise of Arrábida Natural Park. We will now kayak along the protected Natural Sea park, here we will find unique and rare species of fauna and flora which exist only in this part of the world. Reaching the beach we will enjoy beach games, volley boll, rackets and incredible areas to snorkeling are waiting for our conscious visit. After our picnic full of fruits and natural juice at the beach we will invite your for a little hike to see the wonderful paradise from the top! And now is time to collect garbage from the trail, the most important parts of our visit to this incredible place, the place we call home. The wind is now favorable to come back, is time to discover more of this paradise before arriving the end kayaking. But our day is not over, is not time to come back, more surprises are waiting for us, before arriving Lisboa. Lay down is time to cross the 25th of April bridge, enjoy the view is maybe one our favorite pictures os Lisboa...

Things to do near Chiado

25 locals recommend

Lisbon Walking Tour
If you want to have an introduction of Lisbon and learn a bit more about its history, culture and curiosities, this is the perfect tour for you. We'll visit the downtown are of Lisbon, the neighborhoods called Baixa and Chiado, which have been the meeting point of famous artists, poets and politicians since the XVIII century and are still considered to be the beating heart of Lisbon with its imposing buildings, shops, restaurants and historical monuments. You'll learn a bit more about the modern and contemporary history of Portugal, the Great Earthquake in 1755, the end of Portuguese monarchy, the change of the capital to a foreign country, the Jewish massacre, the longest dictatorship in Europe and the revolution that ended it, the tradition of the "bacalhau" and many aspects of the Portuguese culture. Wear comfortable shoes, bring some water and join us on a fantastic tour around Lisbon! PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT-CONCEPT Our tour is on a pay what you want concept so everyone is able to join. There is only a small online booking fee. EVERYONE'S WELCOME Be prepared to meet all different kinds of people, that's the way pay-what-you-want tours are known for. MEETING POINT Look out for the guides with orange umbrellas at Praça do Comércio, close to the big arch.
Pastel de Nata Workshop in Lisbon
Welcome to my Pastry Shop "Casa dos Ovos Moles"! You´ll learn to cook the most famous portuguese pastry, the Pastel de nata (portuguese custard tart). You´ll taste if not the best, the freshest one. It´s on your hands! In a very homy way you discover how to make the pastel de nata from the scratch, including the puff pastry. It´s all handmade. First we cook it an the end we taste the delight with a Porto wine or a Ginja liquor, tchim tchim. You know that the pastel de nata recipe was created inside a monestary? I tell you the History! It can be schedule Monday to Saturday - 11.30H, 15H or 17H (1.30H duration).
Kayak Tour in Arrábida Park
Join our small group Kayak tour (5 kayaks) from Time Out Market (Mercado da Ribeira) to the coastline of Sesimbra where we will provide you with a home made pic nic during our stop at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Arrabida Natural Park called Ribeiro do Cavalo. This is an all inclusive tour so we will have a transfer from Lisbon to the village of Sesimbra where our kayak equipment will be waiting for us which includes DOUBLE (tandem) sit-on-top kayaks, life vests, water resistant bags for any belongings you choose to take with you on the tour and inside a big beach towel and water bottles, and off course the paddles and very comfortable kayak seats. We will paddle from the harbour of Sesimbra after you receive a briefing on the tour and paddling technics and in general it takes us 1h:30m to get to the beach where we will have our 1h break for lunch and for you to enjoy the scenery. Along the way you will paddle through the rock passages and small caves only found in this region making it extra special. The way back to the start point takes about another hour of paddling and in most days with the help of some wind pushing us. By default we provide a chicken salad (avocado, lettuce, mushrooms, tomato and chicken) so if you prefer a veggie option just let us know. Total duration is about 7h so you can always pack a few snacks with you for the day of adventure.
Sailing in Lisbon, a different way to know the city
Passe um bom momento no barco a relaxar, a mergulhar, a saborear a sua bebida e a ver um pôr do sol como nunca viu antes. Tire fotografias de sonho. Desfrute de um pôr do sol incrível. Venha conhecer Lisboa de um ponto de vista diferente.
Portuguese Tile Painting
Tile is an extraordinary heritage from Portuguese art and culture. You can find it on the front of buildings, inside houses and in the heart of what it means to be Portuguese. In this workshop that will take maximum 2 hours you will learn how to paint a traditional portuguese tile. You will learn how to transfer a drawing to a 15 cm x 15 cm tile, to learn how the colors work and how to apply them. The tiles will be ready (after firing in the Kiln) in 4 days. You can pick it up, or we can send it to your address by transport (fees apply). You'll have a unique memory which you'll keep forever : the light and colors of Lisbon painted in a tile. This experience is following the sanitary recommendations from the Portuguese Ministry of Tourism. Check our Instagram a_casadoazulejo Direct link for Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_casadoazulejo/ 37€ / person

Things to do near Parque das Nações

120 locals recommend

O Instrutor de Surf
* We received the "CLEAN&SAFE" distinction from the Portuguese Tourism Institute, for the prevention of COVID19.* I will pick you up from Lisbon city center and show you the beach with the best conditions for your level. You will get a wetsuit and a surfboard, and we will get suited up for the activity. From beginners to advanced, one day or intensive surf courses. I will help you all the way, showing and explaining everything you need to know. Learn surf techniques, beach analysis, safety procedures, and enjoy a clean energy activity, immersed in the ocean. We will start with the warm up, and then go straight to theory on the sand, but it won't be long until you hit the water. I will not give a speech on the sand, just short and quick tips If you are experienced in surfing, please let me know what type of board do you prefer, and what is your level, or else I will consider you a beginner. We will surf around 2h, depending on the conditions and your stamina. I remind you that this is a physical activity, and you must follow safety procedures Afterwards we will drive back to the city, and finish where we started so you can have a well deserved rest. Other things to note The meeting point in Lisbon is always the same, next to Cais do Sodre train station
Lisbon Sunset Sail
We’ll cruise along the Lisbon coastline aboard SY Clu Race, my fancy but yet fast sailboat (Hanse 470e), the best spot to watch the sunset. Take advantage of the opportunity to chill out with friends and loved ones, feel the breeze in your hair and admire the natural beauty of the region. You can choose to relax and simply enjoy the ride or to actively participate in the experience by taking the rudder wheel and hoisting and trimming the sails. I'm happy to give you some hands-on instructions. Returning to the marina is time to chill, chat and share some stories as well as have a drink and eat some appetizers. Portuguese wine and portuguese cheese and smoked pork meat will be available! Other things to note On board you'll have free Wi-Fi and find a 4k GoPro camera, a waterproof drone with a 4k camera on the gimbal, warm blankets and a Bluetooth speaker (use of this electronic equipment depends, among several other factors, on the weather and water conditions and it's always a skipper's decision). Check my other experiences: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/86566 https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1629127
Exploring Cascais coast & Sintra
This is the typical tour that for a long time the families living in Lisbon used to make in their weekends. I used to make it also since I was a boy. Now as a guide, I'm making it since 5 years ago with my guests in the same way, mixing a relaxed exploring of the nature with historic tales, fairy architecture and food. We take the way by the Tagus coast along the beaches until Cascais, an old village and former summer residence of the King. From Cascais to Sintra we'll go along the Guincho scenic coast. If the weather permits, we'll cross the nature through the hill lavish vegetation. In the heights we'll visit a peak with stunning views over the ocean. Here we'll find a legendary shrine upon huge rocks whose story we'll learn. Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Europe mainland is in sight from this peak. At lunch a tasty specialty will be suggested - roasted chicken, homemade french fries and tomato salad seasoned with oregano. In the afternoon we'll visit Sintra walking up in its alleyways, admiring the palaces and the charming green landscape. In a local pastry we'll taste the Sintra's typical cake "Queijada". Other things to note: This experience does not include or provide visits to monuments. Lunch is not included. Contact me if you wish to book this experience on a date not available in the calendar. For a group larger than 3 people, I do a better price per person. Contact me!
Sailing Atlantic Ocean with Dolphins
Day 1 We meet at the modern side of Lisbon, Parque das Nacoes. The skipper will show you the boat, we all decide how the space will be divided and shared and you can accommodate your belongings. A safety briefing will be given and everyone should know where the safety and emergency equipment (first aid kits, life-vests, harnesses, life rafts, beacon, etc) are located and how to deploy and handle them. Every one should know how to turn on and off and operate the boat engine. When everyone is ready, we'll hoist the sails on the Tagus (Tejo) river and head up to the Atlantic Ocean. In between you can enjoy all the 7 hills of Lisbon from the river side, the downtown, Praça do Comercio (Terreiro do Paço), Cais do Sodre, Alcantara, Almada, The King Christ (Cristo Rei), Belem Tower (Torre de Belem), Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Bugio lighthouse (Forte de Sao Lourenço or Farol do Bugio Farol do Bugio), Forte de Sao Juliao da Barra, Seixa Palace (Palacio de Seixas) and many other POIs and neighborhoods which will be on our sight. Once on the Atlantic Ocean we'll head up to our first open sea waters bay where we'll set anchor and have a meal on board. After you can enjoy the sun and the clear waters (dive and swim or lay down on the sun pad cushions and relax). Note: this leg starting time is dependent on river tidal flush Day 2 We'll have a breakfast on board, prepare the boat for the next journey, bring the anchor up and set sails back to open waters again. On the second leg of this adventure we'll be sailing through a place which is well known by the dolphin's paradise, so the chance to watch these lovely creatures on their natural habitat is pretty high. Guests will be invited to participate on sailing maneuvers and I'll be happy to share my knowledge about sailing, knots, navigation, boat electronics and living on the water. On the way, we'll set a fishing rod and try to fish our lunch :-) By the lunch time we should be arriving to another Atlantic Ocean bay. We'll choose a place close to the beach and drop anchor. Have our lunch and spend the rest of the day chilling around enjoying the sun, the water and the views from an unique place. By the evening we should prepare the meals for the next day which will be sandwich and fruits based as we will be sailing for 10 or more hours. Other things to note The space on a boat is limited therefore you should bring only the essentials. We'll be exposed to the elements so weather and sea conditions will play a big role on this adventure. We should know how to wear based on layers and bring one foul weather jacket. I'll provide you with a packing howto. Day 3 On the 3rd day we'll wake up very early. After a quick morning coffee, we'll prepare the boat for the longest journey. We'll be 8 to 12 hours sailing. We'll see the sun rising and, luckily, the dolphins dancing again around Clu Race, our sailing yacht. Sometimes we also watch small wales. Sea birds like common seagulls will be a constant the whole time. On this last leg we'll have time to learn more details about sailing a cruising yacht and you'll have the opportunity to try it by yourself as much as you want. Hoist and trim the sails is something everyone should know by the end of this adventure. Some knots and how to handle the boat electronics, like the radar, chart-plotter, AIS, VHF radio or the EPIRB it's something every sailor should know how to handle. We'll discuss about the particularities of living and share a small space and the skipper will give feedback and tips on each one behavior on board, always on a pedagogic perspective. The lunch will be on board and sandwich based. Once getting into Tagus water, we'll have the opportunity to enjoy the other margin of the river. At the marina is time to pack and clean the boat as taking care of the boat is also an important part of sailing journeys. Still time to share personal feelings and feedback about this adventure. Check also my other experiences: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/16475 https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/86566
Parkour & Freerunnig Outdoor Workshop
During our experience I promise you will exceed your expectations! Everything we will practice is safe and you need no prior experience. I will guide you and find the right challenges for your comfort. We will see iconic Parkour locations in the Parque das Nações (Oriente metro station) which was built for the Expo 1998 and is well-known for it's unique architecture and a popular photo location. After meeting at Orient Station we will have a short briefing. I will tell you about the day ahead and to get to know you, before we move on to a 15 minute Parkour related warmup. Starting slow we will test and improve your balance skills with some easy tricks. When your balance is on point it's time to learn some Parkour vaults (techniques to overcome obstacles like rails and small walls). After you feel that you're a master in vaults we will move to another spot where you learn to jump from obstacle to obstacle in a safe way and how to climb walls taller than you! To finish things up we will have a relaxed cooldown session with a Q&A, if you want to learn more. Overall you will feel like a beginner super hero with new powers to unlock! I want to show you what your body and mind can do when working together. See you there, as fast as you can! Other things to note Languages: Portuguese / Spanish / English

Your guide to Lisbon

What do locals do in Lisbon?

Go sailing

Lisbon has a long maritime history, dating back to 1497 when Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama successfully sailed to India and back in one year. Today, locals love taking their sailboats out on the Tagus River, and many of them offer boat tours and sailing excursions.

Relax over fado music

Fado is a musical tradition that is still very alive on a walk along city streets. Revelers dip into small clubs and bars, or sometimes stop on the street, to enjoy this emotive music that is best characterized by powerful vocals often accompanied by a string quartet. Join local hosts (sometimes fado singers themselves) who can show you the very best of the genre on pub crawls and in venues such as ​​Coliseu Lisbon.

Enjoy wine tastings

Portugal is known for its viticulture, especially Douro Valley, some 240 miles from Lisbon. Closer to home, locals enjoy a day of wine tastings in the Arrábida region, where beaches, a national park, and villages offer a relaxing escape from city life. Skip the hassle of driving and book a private or small-group tour to enjoy this region with a local expert.


What do locals eat and drink in Lisbon?

Portuguese gastronomy is as delicious as its history is rich. When in Lisbon, the diverse menu goes beyond Portuguese with Italian, Japanese, and other global fare, but no visit is complete until you’ve encountered what this country invented (and/or perfected) over the centuries.

Tinned Fish

Ask any Michelin-rated chef, or food connoisseur, and you know that tinned fish is having a moment in the culinary world. But that’s nothing the Portuguese haven’t known for centuries. What was once fast food is now an art form — decorative tins packed with everything from anchovies to caviar are in high demand in places such as the Time Out Market Lisboa.

Bacalhau

Portuguese cod is a treasured dish, one that even has its own saying: “There are more than 365 ways to cook bacalhau, one for every day of the year.” Experience the customs and history of this dish, among others, on food tours that focus on the local community and sustainable practices.

Pasteis de nata

Picture this: a group of 17th-century monks making egg custards. The result? The quintessential Portuguese pastry known as pasteis de nata, invented in Lisbon’s Belém District. Try your hand at making this delectable treat in baking classes with local chefs.

Ginjinha (Ginja)

Portugal is best known as the birthplace of port wine, but Lisbon has celebrated this as its own special drink for centuries. Stop at one of many small ginjinha bars around the city to taste this cherry liqueur.

Petiscos

This is the Portuguese answer to tapas, where plates overflow with cheeses, meats, olives, and fruits from local markets. Wash it all down with a crisp glass of vinho verde.


What are the best day trips from Lisbon?

Sintra

Just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, nestled in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains, lies a town that looks like it came straight from a storybook. Leafy streets shade cafe tables and quaint shops on your way to the colorful Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace). Here you can explore on your own, or with guided tours, to see where Portuguese kings and queens called home for hundreds of years.

Lagos

Situated in the Algarve region, and about 2.5 hours south of Lisbon by car, Lagos is an ultimate beach getaway where you can kayak, go paragliding, and take relaxing boat cruises where you might even see dolphins. In the old town, enjoy historic architecture, wine tastings, and small bites.

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