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Alfama Walking Tour

by Sandeman's New Europe
per traveler Price is $16
Duration: 2h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English, Spanish Offered in: English, Spanish

Highlights

  • Exploration of one of the oldest districts in the capital

  • Beautiful cobbled streets, stairways & Moorish architecture

  • Symbolism & origins of Portugal's sorrowful fado music

  • Impressive views over St Jorge Castle & the River Tagus

  • In-depth discussion of Alfama's history from an expert guide

Highlights

  • Exploration of one of the oldest districts in the capital

  • Beautiful cobbled streets, stairways & Moorish architecture

  • Symbolism & origins of Portugal's sorrowful fado music

  • Impressive views over St Jorge Castle & the River Tagus

  • In-depth discussion of Alfama's history from an expert guide

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2:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $15.19, taxes included

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2:30 PM, Tour in Spanish

Duration 2h 30m

Live Commentary in Spanish.

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Alfama Walking Tour

Activity Location

Lisbon

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Praça do Comércio

    Praça do Comércio

    Lisboa 1100-148


Description

Discover the charming Moorish district of Alfama—the hub of Lisbon's fado culture—as you meander through the district's cobblestone streets and take in views over the 7 Hills, the Tagus River, and the imposing St Jorge Castle in the city's historic center.

Begin your tour at bustling Praça do Comércio and follow your guide into the narrow staircases and atmospheric alleys of Alfama, the only part of the city to survive the Great Earthquake of 1775. Hear about the district's monuments as your guide shares moments of both glory and tragedy from Portugal's past.

Climb through maze-like streets as you seek out the home of the haunting and celebrated music of fado. Hear about the importance of this musical tradition in Lisbon's vibrant culture and storied past before heading to the Portas do Sol—Portuguese for “sun doors.” From here, you can admire breathtaking views over the colorful rooftops of the capital, the fortified walls of St. Jorge Castle, the broad River Tagus, and the Christ the King statue overlooking the city—the perfect, postcard-worthy conclusion to your tour.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Alfama

  • Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.


Know Before You Book

  • 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

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Alfama Walking Tour ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Feb 12, 2020

Great walk around Alfama with Rita, excellent tour guide! Really knows her way around the area and the trek up to the castle was pretty easy with her shortcuts, don’t be scared to do it! ;)

4/5 Feb 1, 2020

Der Rundgang mit Fred war hervorragend. Tolle Infos, schöne Ecken und interessante Leute gezeigt. Auf die Teilnehmer gut eingegangen.

5/5 Apr 6, 2019

Maybe more people in our group than ideal. Several had missed the Spanish group and required extra effort on the part of our guide.