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Lisbon Fado Walking Tour with Food Tastings

Lisboa, Portugal
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4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


Experience Lisbon’s unique culture like a local on this evening walking tour and discover where the musical genre Fado was born. As you walk through some of Lisbon's old districts, your guide will explain the history of Fado, which started here in the 1820s. Along several stops, enjoy traditional small dishes and 'petiscos' (local finger food) and listen to Fado live performances, songs about lost love and 'saudade,' a feeling of longing.
  • Learn about the beginning of Fado, a unique Portuguese musical genre, from your expert guide
  • Walk through Lisbon's Graça and Alfama districts
  • Enjoy typical Portuguese finger food and local delicacies like "Pataniscas".
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Live performance in two different Fado houses.
Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, and would sing the beautiful and melancholic music with a feeling of saudade, an emotion of longing or homesickness for their distant loved ones.
Currently, Fado is considered part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is more than just a genre, it is a way of feeling and the sung expression of the Portuguese soul.
You will pass by historical neighborhoods such as Bairro Alto, Alfama and Mouraria, to learn more about the traditional aspects of life, so you can get a feel of the city like a true local, a ‘Lisboeta’! Along the tour you will try a variety of food samples and wines and get to see real live performances from ‘fadistas’ alongside the traditional sound of the Portuguese guitar.
We’ll start in Bairro Alto, one of the most traditional areas to enjoy Fado in Lisbon. Here you’ll have some food samples and a glampse on the Fado music gender. Afterwards, we’ll walk towards downtown and go through the Mouraria, one of the most traditional districts in Lisbon, where according to the traditions, the first lady who sang the Fado for the first time was born: Severa. Feel the Mozarabian district and it’s narrow and full of charm streets. Here you’ll have a cultural insight about this music gender and some more food and drink samplings. We’ll finish this tour with a beautiful walking around the castle hill towards Alfama, where we’ll finish the tour and have a diversified food sampling along with a Fado Show. You’ll feel like a true Lisboeta.

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William G
, Oct 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening. We enjoyed meeting the other guests on the tour, only 7 including us. The dinner and music were very good. Excellent guide.

, Sep 2018

Very good combination of music, artistic performance and good food :) Highly recommended for families, couples and friends

Tanja G
, May 2018

This tour was advertised as a small-group event that lasts about 5.5 hours with the tour being about 2 hours and the dinner show being about 3 hours. What I got was a 0.5 hour car tour and a dinner show all by myself the guide didnt accompany me and there were no other guests. I could have simply walked to one of many local Fado dinner show venues and enjoyed a full meal and drinks for much less than half of what I paid, if I just wanted to eat by myself. Unfortunately for me, the experience wasnt as advertised and was a disappointment. That being said, the Fado show was fantastic, the food was good and the tour guide was nice.

Meinhard G
, Apr 2018

Nice and friendly guide or driver, pick up / return from / to hotel and drive to view of city was nice. We were then dropped off at fado show / dinner. The show was good not great, not many songs and over at 11:00pm and dinner with glass of wine OK to good. So what is wrong? Well we could have made the reservation or worked into the restaurant on our own and payed half the price. 170 for two - I expected something great. The cost for a very good dinner for two with show would have been around 80 at the same place on our own. Also no special seating or attention - we were in the back but a small place and could not see the musicians. A touristy place one larger group and one couple on their own. NOT recommending - a 100 mark up, please you are ruining it!

Nancy V
, Apr 2018

We had a wonderful evening on this tour. We were picked up at our hotel and enjoyed a driving tour around the city. It was interesting to see other parts of the city as we picked up our fellow passengers, before heading to a beautiful look-out over Lisbon. The fado restaurant was excellent - an intimate room, good food, and several fado singers. We would highly recommend this tour. Special thanks to our guide Vasco.

Austin A
, Mar 2018

Manuel I think that was his name was very knowledgeable--he gave us much more useful information

Calvin G
, Feb 2018

A terrific evening starting with some history of the cultural area of Lisbon as well as learning about the roots of Fado. Time to view the city from a night vantage point was spectacular! This was followed by an incredible Fado performance at a Chiado caffe, Sabor a Poesia. Added to the entertainment was a great time finding a way to converse with the Brazilian couple on my tour. A very special evening!

, Dec 2017

Fantastic show and the dinner was delicious. Highly recommend

, Dec 2017

We enjoyed the night tour and the explanation of Fado. The guide played the 2 main types of Fado as we drove. It was helpful once we heard it. The meal was average but the service was very good. The room was cozy.

, Nov 2017

Very interesting, Tiago was very informative, the fado show was amazing, though a shadow of new approach, dinner also was good.

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