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Lisbon: Alfama District Walking Tour

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Pass By: Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 1C, Lisbon 1100-053 Portugal

Meet your guide in central Lisbon in the early afternoon and begin your ascent up the narrow hills of the Alfama district.

Stop At: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal

Discover the Alfama District, one of the most charming and colorful neighborhoods in Portugal. It was one of only a few districts to survive a devastating earthquake in 1755 and much of its original architecture remains.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Castelo de S. Jorge, Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129 Portugal

See the imposing turreted complex of St George’s Castle, which stands on an Alfama hilltop overlooking the shimmering Tagus River. Venture into the heart of Alfama, following your guide through mazes of narrow streets so tight you can touch both sides with outstretched arms.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Largo do Monte, Lisbon 1170-361 Portugal

Climb up to Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, one of the highest and most fabulous viewpoints in the whole city. From here, the panoramic views stretch over all of Lisbon and you’ll be able to see the city's other hills, as well as the glistening Tagus River.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Lisbon Cathedral, Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal

A traditional working-class district, Alfama is still popular among fishermen and their families, and you might even get to see some people selling fresh fish from roadside stalls. Stop to admire the Lisbon Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century and pass by Lisbon’s National Pantheon, where important local figures including presidents, dignitaries and a famous Fado singers are buried.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Praça do Comércio, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
Departure Time
2:30 PM
2h 30m
Return Details
Lisbon Cathedral, Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Walking Tour
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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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 travelers 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 35 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pedro was an informative and entertaining guide. I would have liked o visit more specific sites and had less general info.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank katesV5458EU
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Super nice tours with a great and very patient guide! Would recommend doing both the free tour and the Alfama tour the same day!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ameliemelo91
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip with Jaime . He was sooo generous and interesting. He really gave it all. We definetely recomend the alfama walking tour and strongly encourage you to ask for Jaime. We also did the lisboa free walking tour with him. Both...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JessicaG2644
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a 3-hour walking tour at all the main historic places in the city centre of Lisbon. Our guide was Antonio, an enthusiastic young man who was delighted to speak about the city's history and culture! Overall, a well-balanced afternoon walking experience! Also, great...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank SophieP84214
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the free walking tour and our guide for the day was Bruno. Apart from being a authentic Portuguese he is also a philosopher :) The way he described the birth and journey of Portugal and Lisbon through time was mesmerizing. Sitting outside the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AishwaryaBanerjee
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17 February 2019|
Response from Rich F | Reviewed this property |
It was after lunch and the free city walk. Their web site says 2:30. Did you check their site? Look at sandemans site.
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