- 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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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.
Reviewed by Kelly, April 2013
First of all we absolutely LOVED Lisbon. It is a fantastic city full of kind and friendly people. Our tour guide was Carla from the company Inside Lisbon. She was wonderful. We walked through all different parts of the city and she was extremely knowledgeable about the history and the different sites. It was great that it was just my husband, son, and I and one other woman from Spain on the tour. We received individual attention which was great. We even got a complimentary dessert at the end. This was a great way to get used to the city. We highly recommend it on the day after arrival.
Reviewed by Sara T, April 2013
Joanna, our tour guide, was wonderfully engaging. We met her on a Sunday March morning, and we were the only ones on the tour. She led us through lovely intermittent sun and rain for more than three hours. Our tour was unhurried, and Joanna was knowledgeable but flexible, willing to show us and discuss whatever we wanted. Her good humor and personality were a pleasure. This was our first tour and first full day in Lisbon, and Joanna made us feel comfortable in the city and excited to explore on our own. She set the stage for our beautiful week-long stay in Lisbon.