Private Tour of Lisbon's Secret Gardens - in Lisbon - LikeALocal Guide

Private Tour of Lisbon's Secret Gardens

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30 EUR

To know Lisbon you’ll have to know its gardens. Many of them are hidden gems tucked away in street corners, with winding paths, statues, peacocks and – it couldn't be without them – tiles. From forgotten green dreams to grand private gardens, get ready to immerse yourself in one unforgettable day.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Portuguese
We went to Lisbon on the 1st of december. We had been there several times and wanted to discovery a different city so we booked with city guru. I must Tell you it beat all our expectations. First of all we told them we had two pets traveling with us and they say no problem and recommend us the garden tour. We arrived to the meeting point at 10 to 10 and then We had another fantastic surprise, her name Marisa, a spanish girl, with her explanations we visited many interesting places. We really recommend it!!
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Highlights

  • Magnificent tile gardens, hidden inside old palaces.
  • Unexpected viewpoints, away from the touristic routes.
  • Walking tour through the city's hidden gardens.

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Description

Dive into Lisbon's greener side on this private walking tour through the city's hidden gardens and stunning parks. Snap photos of ivy-covered statues, look for burbling fountains, and learn about the history and heritage of each spot you visit, from its architectural style to its cultural influence.

Join your guide at the tour office in the city center, where you can chat about the day's itinerary and plan out a route through the parks that interest you most. While stops vary based on the season, you might swing through the University of Lisbon's botanical gardens, take in sweeping views of the city's terracotta roofs from Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, or uncover hidden and private gardens few tourists ever get to see.

Chat about the architectural influences on different garden features, representing styles that range from Gothic and Renaissance to Rococo and Manueline. Learn how the initiation rights of the Knights Templar and Freemasons might have inspired green-thumbed gardeners to alter their designs, and don't forget to ask for tips on other verdant gems to scope out during your stay before you part ways with your guide.

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What’s included & not included

  • Gardens
  • Tiles
  • Secrets
  • Art
  • history
  • Public transportation (if required)

Meeting point

Interpress Building (Rua Luz Soriano, 67 - 1Esq. Lisboa)

Reviews from travellers (2)

3.5/5

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What a wonderful time in magic Lisbon
We went to Lisbon on the 1st of december. We had been there several times and wanted to discovery a different city so we booked with city guru. I must Tell you it beat all our expectations. First of all we told them we had two pets traveling with us and they say no problem and recommend us the garden tour. We arrived to the meeting point at 10 to 10 and then We had another fantastic surprise, her name Marisa, a spanish girl, with her explanations we visited many interesting places. We really recommend it!!
Secret lisbon gardens
My feed back:
Our tour was on a Saturday, when yr office is closed apparently. It was hard to find yr location and we had trouble with phone communication so were VERY happy when we arrived and found our tour guide.
We loved walking around and the historical info our guide gave us, and really appreciated the cup of coffee and water!
We had a different expectation of " tour of secret Lisbon gardens ", and so were disappointed. I think you have to call yr tour : A walk through public parks.
Having worked as a garden designer/landscape architect in the US and the Netherlands for the last 30 yrs, I expected more knowledge about the various trees and shrubs and growing conditions, more about what is going on in the landscape architecture world of Portugal, in short more about gardens and gardening.

This operator has 7 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Original and perfect way to visit an awesome city
Audric was very knowledgable both on street art and on the city history.
Very patient as well.
I would highly recommend this tour.
R
Awesome Tour - Would 1000% Recommend
A really great study of street art in Lisbon. If you want to travel around Lisbon and take Instagram pictures in front of the biggest/most iconic street art in Lisbon, this isn't your tour. But if you want something that helps you understand the cultures of Lisbon's various neighborhoods and street art as an art form better, this is definitely the tour for you. The tour felt thoughtful and deliberate, with themes from the beginning growing and intertwining as the tour progressed. The diversity of styles and artists was great. So too was getting a sense of the various neighborhoods we visited.

This tour felt personal. We had a lot of back and forth conversation with our guide that you just wouldn't get on most other tours. It really made for a wonderful few hours and a nice close to our time in Lisbon.
Enjoyed this your
Wonderful personal tour. Great pace and all my questions answered.

Thanks very much.
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