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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$16.47
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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.
Reviews (140)
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Reviewed yesterday
Very personal interractive experience

Ricardo Dias was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and offered light hearted commentary. We enjoyed the stops along the tour to visit residents of neighborhood including two elderly folks who served wine liquor and a bar owner in a tavern under a church.

Thank bpastor
Reviewed 1 week ago
Alfama Walking Tour - October 2018

Good mix of history, walking, fun, and great view of the city. Much better than any sort of a bus tour.

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour on My First Day in Lisbon

The Alfama Walking Tour is a great way to dig into the deep history of Lisbon. Our knowledgeable tour guide, Jaime Ferreira, told us all about the devastating 1755 Lisbon earthquake, which did not destroy the Alfama. Today the area remains as a snapshot to...More

1  Thank aquaconnoisseur
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!

My husband and I did a walking tour on a Sunday afternoon. It was our first day in Lisbon and what a start to our holiday. Raqual, our guide was so much fun. She was so knowledgeable and she kept the tour light hearted and...More

Thank Chrizellev2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Alfama Walking Tour

Diaz was a terrific guide through the Alfama. Enthusiastic and very funny he is very passionate about Lisbon and Portugal. The tour was just fun and Alfama is quite beautiful and it’s history architecture and maze like layout were fascinating. The stops for cherry liquor...More

Thank Arleen S
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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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