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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon

From US$17,50
Highlights
  • Tour Lisbon’s Alfama quarter in depth in less than half a day
  • See the highlights and navigate the narrow lanes without getting lost
  • Explore with a guide to learn about Alfama’s history and architecture
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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon
From US$17,50
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2.5-hour walking tour with an English speaking guide
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2.5-hour walking tour with a Spanish speaking guide
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Overview
If you’re pressed for time in Lisbon but want an in-depth look at its Alfama quarter, this short-but-comprehensive tour delivers and saves you from getting lost or missing sights. Plus, you skip some of the district’s steep streets by using its hillside elevators. Your walk passes St. George’s Castle and Lisbon Cathedral; covers Alfama’s history and fado music; and includes time at one of Lisbon’s highest viewpoints.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Lisbon and head into hilly Alfama. This history-steeped neighborhood is one of the Portuguese capital’s most colorful, and is rare for having survived the city’s 1755 earthquake intact.

Ride an elevator up toward hilltop St. George’s Castle and admire its turrets from the outside. Then, venture deeper into Alfama, following your guide through streets so narrow you can touch both sides with outstretched arms.

Hear about this original working-class district, still popular with fishing families, and perhaps see some roadside stalls hawking fish.

Admire the 12th-century cathedral and pass the National Pantheon, where historical figures including presidents and famous fado singers are buried.

Visit one of Lisbon’s highest viewpoints, the Senhora do Monte Miradouro, to admire the bird’s-eye views, and descend through the lanes, listening for fado music from the taverns, and learning about its roots.

Your tour concludes at Lisbon Cathedral.
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Reviewed today
Great guide and great tour!

The guide was great and it was a fantastic tour. We really feel like we saw the whole old Lisboa. Our guide was not only knowledgeable but he was funny and had great personal and historical stories. If you can request Ricardo Diaz, do it!

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed yesterday
Great tour of Alfama!

This was by far the best tour I've ever been on and I've done Sandeman tours in various cities. Alfama is unique--at first glance it is unassuming but it's everything beneath the surface that makes it magical! Our guide Fred was beyond amazing (he quite...More

1  Thank Julie-Irene N
Reviewed yesterday
A very interesting and entertaining overview of the old quarter

This tour was much more interesting than we had expected. Our guide Sophia was extremely knowledgeable and had a great outgoing attitude making things even more enjoyable. The old quarter was amazing and it was a pleasure to get such a thorough first look in...More

Thank JonfromLA
Reviewed yesterday
Yes!

Great tour...highly recommend.....nice mix of history and contemporary life in Lisbon/Portugal. Eduardo very informed and affable...couldn’t ask for more.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed yesterday
Great introduction to Lisbon's Old City

We met our guide Fred (short for Frederico) at the equestrian statue in the middle of Praca do Comercio at 2.30. First stop was Se Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Portugal - it was built on the site of a mosque after the...More

Thank kst01231
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