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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon

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
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2.5-hour walking tour with an English speaking guide
US$16.41
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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.
Reviews (146)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Tour Guide No Show

Yesterday we were scheduled for the Alfama Walking Tour at 2 pm. The tour guide didn’t show up at monument as directed by the instructions for the meet up. We found out a movie was being filmed at the Praça do Comercias so it was...More

Thank leitrips
Reviewed 3 days ago
A great view of Alfama

Our guide, Rita, was amazing. She provided us a very local perspective of Alfama, something we definitely would not have experienced if we toured on our own. I would highly recommend this tour. You won’t regret it.

Thank Iris P
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fred was great!

Great guide. Interesting information. Stopped for wine on the way. Nice neighborhood tour. Not too long.

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Chico was great.

Another great Sandeman's tour. Chico was great. He was knowledgeable, funny and engaging. He included everyone in his jokes and gave some great advice which we used for the rest of our trip in Lisbon. Thanks!

Thank DM000
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great experience

A great tour with an amazing guide: Fred (Frederico). We highly recommended it. The meeting point was easy to find and the tour started on time. Bring your most comfortable walking shoes. My husband and I have enjoyed not only a history lesson but Fred...More

Thank Gabi Z
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Elba B
18 June 2018|
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Response from Phyllis Q | Reviewed this property |
2.5-3 hours and worth every step ....do it don’t doubt it you will be pleased
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J0hnJ
24 May 2018|
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Response from SeanOden | Reviewed this property |
It’s probably better to go to the starting point, the group makes its way along various streets so would be easy to miss them.
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cando101
1 May 2018|
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Response from IriaMT |
The Alfama tour is not free. It's €14. As for the hours and other information, you can check their website by googling "Sandemans New Europe Lisbon." Sorry, they don't allow links in here.
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