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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
From US$16.60
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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.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Misguided from the get go

I pre-booked this walking tour and upon arrival presented my electronic ticket indicating that it was in fact the Alfama tour. I was pointed in the direction of a girl named Rita who would be my tour guide. A group of us boarded the train...More

3  Thank TanaLeah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great walking tour with João

I went on both the free walking tour and the Alfama tour on the same day, hosted by João. He was a great guide, very well informed about his city and he showed us some great spots in the two areas that were shown the...More

2  Thank sterredejong
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
It was disappointing

After doing the 3 hour walking tour in the morning and hearing lots of sneak peaks about Alfama, we were really excited about this tour. Unfortunately it was really boring. Fred (our tour guide) was more interested in flirting with the girls and one of...More

2  Thank Monika W
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile
Rita is a gem tour Lisbon and alfama

What a treat this was ... did the general walking tour with Rita and wow fluent English , energetic and informative leader of our group. So impressed decided to do the Alfama walking tour with her .... not disappointed absolutely must do with guide to...More

2  Thank Phyllis Q
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Awesome tour with Fred!

Based on Dias' (our guide on the free tour) recommendation, we had taken this tour yesterday (May 2018). Fred was our guide - and did a great job! The tour goes through narrow streets of Alfama where you get to meet the locals and learn...More

1  Thank Ondra J
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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
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.
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cando101
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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