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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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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 (176)
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Cannot Miss!!

Smart, funny, passionate, entertaining. What more could you ask for from a tour guide? This is exactly what you from a tour with Rita plus so much more. While spending a weekend in Lisbon, my travel companions and I decided to try a free tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mykelang33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great walking tour

Rita was both informative and engaging in the 2 1/2 hour tour of Lisbon. He stories made it a delight to learn more of her city. So much better than the bus commentary.

Thank juliebL295VP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour with extras!

Ricardo Diaz took us on a great tour through Alfama. We would never have discovered and learned so much when we had done this just by ourselves. We had a great time!

Thank 108trudyv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Must do in Lisbon!

Big shout out to Alfama District walking tour and our guide Jaime Ferreira. The walk is the real treat for any history buffs and not only. Packed 2.5 hours in probably the most famous place in Portugal with the guide who knows it all, who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eugenef630
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful walking tour of Alfama

Francisco Cruz was our guide - with heaps of knowledge on the city of Lisbon, he walked us through the narrow dwindling streets of the beautiful neighborhood of Alfama. His suggestions for local food/beer were priceless. We even stopped at the local cherry wine brewery...More

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Elba B
June 18, 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
May 23, 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
April 30, 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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