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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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Castelo de S. Jorge
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
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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.
  • 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago
No sightshing!

My tour guide was Pascal, a nice and eloquent young guy. However, after the first hour I called an Uber to get back to my hotel: 55 minutes of that hour of the tour was walking-stopping and Pascal's small talk. Again, the guy was nice,...More

Thank Rade P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic guide just too many people

Great guide (5 Stars for him) just way too many people allowed on the tour. Around 30 people even though they had spare guides ready. The tour itinerary is great though

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Alfama tour with Jorge

We walked alone in Alfama the day before this tour but really after going there we had a different feeling regarding the district. We enjoyed the tour and Jorge gave us a warm feeling about the city and the locals. I totally recommend talking this...More

Thank Safa'a N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Funny and knowledgeable !!!

Went on a tour led by Jaime today and we were super impressed!! He has a wealth of knowledge! Wish we had more days in Lisbon so we could go on more tours with him. Highly recommend! He also speaks great English.

Thank Cruiser764360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Walking tour in Alfama with Manu

We enjoyed a lot the tour with Manu because he has a deep knowledge on the history and on the area. We really recommend it

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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
23 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.
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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