- 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
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.
We only had a few days in Lisbon and felt that a short walking tour would help us to get familiar with the city. Paolo was a great guide and was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the weather was uncooperative but it did not stop us from us seeing the sights and learning about Lisbon in a casual manner. I highly recommend this short tour if you only have a few days ! Thanks Paolo !!
Excellent way to learn about all the different areas of the city. A very good introduction. Joanna was an excellent guide with an excellent command of English.