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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
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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 (155)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Alfama tour with Rita

Took the Alfama tour with Rita on the afternoon of the 13th Nov. Rita made the tour interesting and had a great deal of knowledge which she was always ready to impart. Even setting brainteasers for the group such as why do some houses have...More

Thank 635mitchm
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun times with Fred in the Alfama!

We so enjoyed our entertaining tour guide who took us on a well paced winding tour of the Alfama. his command of English was excellent and he engaged everyone in the activities arranged to interact with local bar owners and shop keepers. He gave lots...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun and informative

Great history and views - so glad we signed up for this tour!!! Our guide was really informative and funny, and answered everyones questions as if it was the first time he heard them.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Alfama walking tour with Jorge

Really enjoyed this walking tour with Jorge, very interesting if you want to experience a genuine lisbon experience local stories and fascinating history .would definitely recommend

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Yuri, for showing us around the cultural melt-pot called Lisbon!

My first afternoon in Lisbon, I missed my walking tour. Next day, I booked through Viva's Tour a morning tour of the centre. I was blessed to have missed my tour the day before because I met Yuri, a passionate and honest man who took...More

Thank Isha V
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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
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J0hnJ
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.
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cando101
1 May 2018|
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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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