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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon

  • 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
Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon
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Tour in English
2.5-hour walking tour with an English speaking guide
Tour in Spanish
2.5-hour walking tour with a Spanish speaking guide
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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fred is the best!

We booked this tour before we left the US. Frederico was an absolutely amazing guide! You can tell how much love he has for his city. He introduced us to locals along the tour. He dubbed it as more of a people tour than history...More

Thank denbo8888
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the best walks I have taken on a group tour with Dias in Lisbon and Alfama

Our guide, Dias, was superb on his knowledge which he delivered with fantastic humor. He was so good we bought a tour in the afternoon for the Alfama area of old Lisbon. Walking tours are the only way to know a city and meet the...More

1  Thank robert h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent tour of alfama

Did the Alfama tour with Ian a few Days ago. Had a great time, this guy knows his stuff and makes it fun and easy to listen too. Has a knack for storytelling! For any parents of young children, Alfama is full of hills and...More

1  Thank slavver01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Alfama's tour wit Jaime Ferreira

Very good tour. Informative and charismatic. Thanks Jaime for all that history. The tour was scheduled well and timeline met. The places visited were relevant to Lisbon's history development. We definitely recommend Jaime for this tour.

1  Thank Angelica K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Alfama and Sintra with Jaime

Two excellent tours with the highly knowledgeable Jaime. Jaime, a Lisbon local and history major, made the tour with his enthusiasm and story-telling. Alfama was a beautiful tour of the oldest part of the City and in my eyes the most interesting and beautiful. Sintra...More

Thank Chris M
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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
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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