- Cultural, historical and culinary walking tour of Lisbon
- See local life in the districts of Mouraria, Chiado and Barrio Alto
- Taste traditional pastries, cheese, seafood, wine and coffee (included)
- Take a short ferry trip to the south bank of the River Tagus
- Learn about the history, culture and lifestyle of Lisbon and Portugal
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience
Recent Photos of this Tour
Port with marmalade and ...Photo by: Janet D
Fantastic Tour!!!Photo by: Hannah F
Salted CodPhoto by: Donna L
Australia, 05 2013
Mouraria neighborhoodPhoto by: William M
Panorama view Lisbon PortugalPhoto by: C S
Netherlands, 03 2012
StairsPhoto by: C S
Netherlands, 03 2012
What You Can Expect
Get on the move by exploring the magnetic neighborhood of Mouraria, a melting pot of cultures and one of the city’s most modern areas, where tourists don't often venture. Pass small churches, mosques and shops selling goods from far-away places. Learn about Fado, Portugal's own music genre that was declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, as you walk past the birthplace of the legendary Maria Severa (Fado’s first superstar).
Next, visit a small, hidden bakery where traditional pastries and coffee will provide you with a tasty treat and another insight into local life in Lisbon. Then, walk past the beautiful Gothic-style Rossio train station, visit Rossio Square (Lisbon’s main square) and find out how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755 that destroyed 85 percent of the city.
Continue visiting historical landmarks, churches and other attractions before stopping again for a taste of Portuguese cheese and locally made marmalade. Then see the picturesque Carmo Square with its beautiful Carmo Convent, and walk up to the top of the famous Santa Justa funicular to enjoy wonderful views.
Walk through the trendy old district of Chiado, an aristocratic quarter home to small shopping centers, boutiques, historical cafes and old bookstores. Compare it with Barrio Alto, Lisbon’s bohemian district and the center for nightlife. Then take a short ferry ride on the River Tagus toward the picturesque Cacilhas, where Portuguese green wine and freshly caught seafood awaits. Enjoy magnificent views from the south bank before returning to central Lisbon.
This was a brilliant tour with the very wonderful Paulo who was great, he showed me and my hubby a part of Lisbon we may never have experienced. From the marmalade cheese crackers and port to the fantastic social centre for locals. We cannot thank him enough, he also directed us to a wonderful fado night at a local dining restaurant. So all in all we would highly recommend this tour, wear comfortable shoes and enjoy....
Can't wait to return
Regards Rita and Steve
It was the highlight of the holiday and gave us a brilliant insight to city life and it's inhabitants . Paolo is highly reccomended !