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    What to Expect
    First time family visitors to Lisbon? Then this is the perfect walking tour for you. You'll be introduced to the most important sights of the city center and invite you and your family to discover some hidden treasures. Did you know that Portugal had a revolution named after a flower? How long since we are not ruled by kings and queens? What architectural reminders have the Romans and the Moors left us?

    In a fun way, you and your kids will get to know the neighborhoods of Baixa, Bica, Bairro Alto and Chiado while walking through the various districts. Hear some of the fascinating stories that are being told about Lisbon and its inhabitants, the ‘alfacinhas’ (little lettuce heads, as they are called). Learn about the most important symbols of the city and biggest events in Lisbon’s history: the conquest of the city, the Discoveries, the big earthquake, 'Carnation Revolution', and the ones that have contributed to build the city which exists today. Your guide will also talk about the typical cobbled stone pavement and the ceramic tiles in a fun and engaging way.

    In this tour, you'll be on-foot traveling through the city center, climbing and descending hills and taking a ride on a traditional elevator (Bica elevator).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central meeting point, downtown.
    Return Details
    Rossio (Praça D. Pedro IV)
    Nearest subway station: Rossio (green line)
    • Family and kids activities, including child-friendly explanation and information
    • Private family walking tour
    • Local guide
    • Tram tour
    • Entry/Admission - Elevador da Bica
    • Hotel pickup ad drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • A minimum of 3 people (2 adults + 1 child or 1 adult + 2 child) per booking is required
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Although it is very interesting, the city pavement can become very irregular. Also, because the city has many sloped streets (Lisbon is known as the city of 7 hills), it might become a bit difficult for baby strollers and pushchairs. If you need to bring one, make sure it is a light, thin one. Baby carriers, back carriers or woven wraps & slings are a good option for babies and toddlers
    • Make sure you and the kids wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A coat or a sweater might be useful even in summer time, because it gets cold after sunset. In summertime, don't forget to bring a hat and sunglasses for all (Lisbon is known by its fantastic bright sunlight) and make sure you apply sunscreen before starting the tour. In winter or rainy weather, don't forget to bring a raincoat
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 18 August 2019

    We had a very enjoyable 3 hour walk with Mariana. She kept our 6 year old engaged the whole time with little games and tasks while also passing on many interesting facts, history and stories of Lisbon. Highly recommended for families with kids.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank Tin Hsien T
    Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

    We booked the Essential Lisbon 3 hour walking tour with our two children, aged 7 and 9. We arranged this for the first morning of our visit in Lisbon and we all enjoyed it. Mariana provides such insight into all areas of Lisbon life, its...More

    1  Thank hola1012
    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    We did two tours with Mariana, Essential Lisbon and a tour of Pena Palace in Sintra. Our children are 5 and 8 and Mariana did an amazing job engaging with them and keeping their attention throughout the tours. They both loved the scavenger hunts and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank JessicaMacNeil
    Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

    After our tour, we firmly believe a kid friendly tour is a must to get the most out of your vacation! Our tour guide Leticia led us through this fabulous city and taught the whole family a lot about Portuguese and Lisbon history. The kids...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Caroline L
    Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

    We had a great tour with our guide Mariana. It was very interactive. We have a 10 and 13 year old. I was worried it might be a bit young but Mariana pitched it really well. Def recommend. Excellent value for money.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank marycampbellsend
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