“My husband and I went on both the Around Alfama and Hidden Lisbon Tour and they were excellent. The guide, was very knowledgeable and really brought the history of the locations to life. He was also very helpful with some great tips on eating and shopping. ...Karla J., United States – See more reviews
What To Expect
Discover the secrets of Castle Saint George from the Phoenicians and Romans to modern times. Beyond the fortified walls, explore Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon, a narrow labyrinth rich with stories of disasters, religious zealots, poets musicians and artists. Plus, take in rewarding views of the city from spectacular terraces (Miradouros) along the way.
The downhill walk through Lisbon's Alfama reveals major sights which include the birthplace of S. Anotnio, tombs of kings who ruled the world's first global trade network, with a combined land and sea passages that created the largest empire in history. The name Alfama comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning springs or baths, due to the natural springs found in the area. During the Moorish invasion, Alfama was the center of Lisbon's daily activities, and over the centuries it became a slum for poor fishermen. Today, this quaint quarter embraces its new affluent settlers along with the old, where you will find stylish restaurants aside rustic cafes where live Fado (a local music) can be heard radiating into the streets.
Our excellent English-speaking staff is composed of personable and engaging guides with strong, clear voices who possess backgrounds in art history, archeology, architecture and the classics with a passion for uncovering Lisbon. At the end of your tour, our guides will be happy to assist with finding other sights to explore and excellent restaurants that meet your interests and budget while avoiding the area tourist traps.
Castle of São Jorge, a history of Visigoths, Romans, Moors, Crusaders and Kings
Alfama quarter and many quaint traditional streets
Santa Luzia Miradouro, one of the most scenic overlooks in Lisbon
Fado Taverns, the birthplace of Lisbon's rich musical heritage
Casa dos Bicos, a Renaissance palace known as the "House of Facets"
Sé, the Cathedral of Lisbon
Santo Antonio á Sé, the birthplace of St. Anthony of Padua
English speaking guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children 12 years and under can take the tour for free. Entry fees may apply depending on the sights visited.
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1.5 hours on buggy + 48h Hop On Hop Off
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