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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon
- Breaks will be shortended - Guests are encouraged to bring own masks - Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone) - Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance - Tour group picture will no longer be taken
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pç. Comércio
    1100-148 Lisbon, Portugal
    Your Alfama Walking Tour starts by the monument at Praça do Comércio. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
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  • Pass by
    Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
  • 1
    Alfama
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 2
    Castelo de S. Jorge
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 4
    Lisbon Cathedral
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Lisbon Cathedral
    Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal
    Your Alfama Walking Tour usually finishes by Lisbon Cathedral.
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Highlights
  • 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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Pç. Comércio, 1100-148 Lisbon, Portugal
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Lisbon Cathedral, Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jeannie wrote a review Mar 2020
Reading, United Kingdom9 contributions
Brilliant guided walk. Really interesting guide - knew so much about the area. Also, although it was very hilly, stopped lots - my 72 year old Mum could keep up!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Pppeta wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore130 contributions111 helpful votes
I know I was in the minority in our group but this tour was not as advertised and was seriously underwhelming. Fred was friendly and charming but we didn’t go to the castle or learn about Jose de Saramonga (?) . A 10 minute toilet break became a 25 minute wine break, and then
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Date of experience: October 2019
Lll wrote a review Sep 2019
Paris, France1 contribution1 helpful vote
I made a reservation for this trip for my parents and I had to change dates as soon as I booked. I clicked on modification of booking which led me to a page where the only option was to cancel - I tried several times and it was the same. I clicked cancel hoping it would lead me
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Date of experience: September 2019
Dominique M wrote a review Aug 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
This dude is amazing. We had a great time. It was fun x informative and António was an amazing guide.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Hanks29 wrote a review Aug 2019
Madrid, Spain1 contribution
Yuri was great tour thanks loved the Alfama area, especially the green wine at Antonio’s bar under the church on the hill
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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