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  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour takes you to the major sites of central Lisbon. As you follow your local guide, you will get great insight into the city's history and culture. Experience old Lisbon by walking around the Moorish Alfama neighborhood (the city’s oldest quarter) and taking a trip on one of Lisbon's vintage trams. Admire the Eden Theatre, Sé de Lisboa cathedral and the cafes and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighborhood. Numbers are limited to 20 people on this guided walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

Your first stop on your guided walking tour of Lisbon is Rossio Square, the heart of the old and new Lisbon. The square was built in the 19th century and is paved with typical Portuguese cobblestones in the shape of waves. Next, visit Restauradores Square, where an obelisk stands tall, commemorating Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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.

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