Explore Lisbon in a New Way With These Unique Experiences

Take in the sights of tramcars on the streets of Lisbon
Take in the sights of tramcars on the streets of Lisbon | © Jon Lovette / Alamy Stock Photo
Lisbon has some sights that you won’t find anywhere else – and a visit to the city isn’t complete without taking in at least a few of them. Culture Trip’s curated list of tours and experiences take you to the very heart of the city.

With its winding, hilly streets, lively atmosphere and stunning waterfront, Portugal’s capital has so much to discover. Whether you’re keen to learn how to surf or just looking for the secret to the perfect traditional pastel de nata, these experiences will give you a unique look at this beautiful city.

ActivitiesLisbon Surf Experience
From €41 per person
4 hours
5 (3)
Lisbon affords white sand beaches and several surf spots for beginners or advanced surfers at about 10-30 minutes’ drive from the city center. Get to know and surf some of the coolest and hidden spots around Lisbon with a local surfer. Surf in one spot, based on sea conditions and surfing ability. Have a ride with a local guide and enjoy the most hidden and fantastic places.
Tours90min Amphibious Sightseeing Tour in Lisbon
From €29 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
4.4 (10)
Fun, laughter and adventure… all wrapped up in the most unique sightseeing experience in Lisbon! Aboard our amphibious vehicle and with a lively animated guide, explore the many sides of Portugal’s capital during our 90-minute tour, by land and water, without leaving the comfort of your own seat. Hippotrip… Lisbon with a splash!
ActivitiesRace in the center of Lisbon
From €39 per person
1 hour
4 (1)
Turn exercise into an urban exploration during this 1-hour city run through Lisbon. Jog through the city with a local runner and pass by many of Lisbon’s most popular landmarks along the way. Run through the Tagus River estuary to the stunning Parque das Nações and admire the architectural feats of Vasco da Gama Tower, São Gabriel and the twin towers of São Rafael. The route includes paved and trail terrain as well as a wooden promenade.

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ActivitiesPortuguese Cooking Experience in Lisbon
From €70 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4.5 (12)
Relief your senses on this hands on cooking class. You will explore during this 3h30m delicious food in Lisbon. Working with a Portuguese chef, you’ll prepare a 3-course menu of fish, meat, and dessert, and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Learn basic cooking techniques as well as how to prepare ingredients, and taste wine and olive oil as you go along. Enjoy feasting on a meal you’ve made yourself and mingle with your classmates as you discuss your newfound cooking skills.
ToursLisbon Hills Electric Bike Guided Tour
From €31 per person
2 hours 30 minutes
4.3 (10)
PRIVATE TOUR OPTION: request for an upgrade to a private tour after booking. From just 50€ for up to 6 guests. |

According to legend, Lisbon was built upon hills, and with this electric bike tour, you’ll be able to scale them with the help of our electric bikes, to discover the city’s best highlights and scenic views. It's without a doubt the best way to experience the history, culture, and people of Lisbon.

Visit the beautiful Alfama, Chiado and Bairro Alto districts, and cycle pass Lisbon landmarks like Sé de Lisboa Cathedral and others. Ride up to the highest spots in the city, such as the National Pantheon and the São Vicente Monastery, and enjoy magnificent 360- degree views over Lisbon’s beautiful landscapes.

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ActivitiesPastel de Nata Workshop at Lisbon Bakery
From €62 per person
2 hours
0 (5)
This is the only cooking class in Lisbon where you’ll get to learn about pastry making at a real award-winning Portuguese bakery! We’ll go inside the kitchen of João’s very own “pastelaria” in downtown Lisbon, that won 3rd Best Pastel de Nata in Lisbon in 2018. This is where you will learn how to bake the irresistible Portuguese Custard Tarts (aka Pastel de Nata) everybody is raving about these days.This class is open to all levels, even if you don’t have previous baking experience.