- Small-group guided walking tour of Lisbon (limited to 20 people)
- Visit Sé de Lisboa cathedral, the Eden Theatre, Foz Palace and Rossio Central Station
- Walk around Lisbon's oldest district, Alfama, and the elegant Chiado neighborhood
- Enjoy a short trip aboard one of the oldest trams in Lisbon
- Learn about Fado (a type of music) and the city's history and culture
Recent Photos of This Tour
dom pedro squarePhoto by: C S
Netherlands, 03 2012
Local street art in AlfamaPhoto by: Christopher G
TRANVÍAPhoto by: MARIA BEGOÑA M
Rossio SquarePhoto by: Sara T
Charming back alleysPhoto by: Kay
Longest Operating Bookshop is ...Photo by: Kay
streetcarPhoto by: C S
Netherlands, 03 2012
What You Can Expect
From here, admire Liberdade Avenue, the Eden Theatre (one of the best examples of Portuguese Art Deco), and the 18th-century Foz Palace. Marvel at the intricate Neo-Manueline architecture of Rossio Central Station, which connects the city to Sintra through a 1.61-mile-long (2.6 km) tunnel and is considered to be one of the most important engineering works of Portugal from the 19th century.
Next, learn about the Carnation Revolution as you visit beautiful Carmo Square, the very place where Portugal’s old dictatorial regime fell in 1974 after 48 years and where the Carmelite's Carmo Convent is located. Then walk through the elegant Chiado neighborhood, with its old cafés, boutiques, theaters and bookstores. Spend some time in this aristocratic quarter, one of the most interesting pedestrian areas in Lisbon, before enjoying a short trip on one of Lisbon’s vintage trams (fare included).
When you get off the tram, wander through the small squares, twisting streets and blind alleys where the roofs almost touch each other of Alfama, a Moorish neighborhood and the oldest district in Lisbon. This is the birthplace of Fado, Portugal's own musical genre. Learn about this type of music as you pass the Fado Museum and some hidden Fado restaurants.
Then admire the beauty of Sé de Lisboa cathedral, the city’s oldest church. End your tour in Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), one of Europe’s largest squares that was for centuries a reception hall for visitors arriving by sea.
Deborah is a new guide and has only given this tour twice yet she was fantastic! This was our favorite day spent in Lisbon, in large part because Deborah was such a great guide. She is bright and knows a lot about the history and art of Lisbon. We learned so much with her. She is a true gem and you are lucky to have her among your staff.
It was easy to find the meeting point and our group was small. Our guide, Margarita (don't recall the exact Portuguese spelling) led us on a well paced tour with great commentary on major Lisbon history and sights. Very pleasant and informative.