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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon

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Discover the wonders of Lisbon’s atmospheric Alfama neighborhood during a 2.5-hour walking tour. Walk around the tight cobbled lanes of this old hilly district, whose streets, squares and town houses have stood for centuries. See intricately tiled houses and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and walk past notable landmarks including St George’s Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge), Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) and the National Pantheon. Admire views from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte viewpoint, where vistas stretch out across Lisbon and the Tagus River, and learn about Fado music from your expert guide.
  • 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
  • Ride the elevators to different areas to save on steep walks
  • Gain insight into the area’s fado music as you explore
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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Departure Point
Pç. Comércio, 1100-148 Lisbon, Portugal
Departure Time
2:30 PM
2h 30m
Return Details
Lisbon Cathedral, Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
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 2 September 2019

I made a reservation for this trip for my parents and I had to change dates as soon as I booked. I clicked on modification of booking which led me to a page where the only option was to cancel - I tried several times...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

This dude is amazing. We had a great time. It was fun x informative and António was an amazing guide.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Dominique M
Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

Yuri was great tour thanks loved the Alfama area, especially the green wine at Antonio’s bar under the church on the hill

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Reviewed 20 July 2019

We enjoyed the tour, and we are pretty good walkers. However, this was too much up hill walking and it really was not necessary. The tour specifically states: "Ride the elevators to different areas to save on steep walks" We had assumed that meant we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank in0r
Reviewed 18 July 2019

I'm so glad I took this tour! Seen places i would not have found on my own. Rita our guide was really nice, knew a lot and told us a lot about the i=history and the people of Alfama district. I would not recomand for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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26 May 2019|
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Response from Willolot | Reviewed this property |
That should not be necessary. You’ll meet your guide and the group will be small enough. The same company seems to do the tour in different order for different groups, so you will not get confused.
4 March 2019|
Response from Gabi Z | Reviewed this property |
The tour started from Praça do Comércio which means Commerce Square. It is on the south of the old city behind the Augusta triumphal arch on the shore of Tagus river.
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18 June 2018|
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Response from Kelly B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry about the delay. I am not on the site all that much. It was an all day tour but never a dull moment. You get a lunch break and they suggest local restaurants. That was nice too.
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