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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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2.5-hour walking tour with an English speaking guide
USD 16.14
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2.5-hour walking tour with a Spanish speaking guide
USD 16.14
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 4 days ago
Alfama walking tour

I did this tour on 8th August with Dias. He was an excellent guide with a wealth of anecdotes and he made it all very interesting and he involved the whole group of nine people in the experience. Bouses were the cherry liquor and the...More

Thank Smudge456
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great first day activity

We landed in Lisbon at 10 am after a 12 hour flight with the goal of staying up to force ourselves onto Lisbon time. We did not want to think, only keep moving. Fred our tour guide was AMAZING!!! He was energetic, knowledgeable, spoke English...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting, Informative and Highly Enjoyable

Jorge, our tour guide, made the tour interactive and interesting by throwing in quizzes and lighthearted competitions to tell us about some of the sights instead of just telling us about everything all the time. The tour was well-paced, just about the right length of...More

Thank SWDevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Alfama Walking Tour

We did the tour with Raquel. She was excellent, getting everyone to introduce themselves and what would be their dream career, mainly football players it appears. We had a small group so we could take things at a nice pace. We walked to arch entering...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very friendly and informative walk

Eddoardo was very professional friendly. He has given lots of information about the city and the country, he also made some great recommendations in terms of things to do in Lisbon. Very good experience and recommend the walk to discover the Alfama area of Lisbon...More

Thank Mehdi K
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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
24 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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