Make your way to Restauradores Square, where you’ll meet a guide at 10:30am to kick off your walking tour through the heart of the city. This is the perfect place to learn the story of Portugal’s Restoration years—you’ll see traces of this tumultuous time throughout your walk.
The next stop is the diverse neighborhood of Mouraria, overflowing with small churches, mosques, and shops, then head to the birthplace of Maria Severa to find out how fado became a cultural icon in Portugal, listed by UNESCO as part of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Pause in a hidden bakery for traditional sweets and coffee before walking to the Gothic-style Rossio train station and Rossio Square. Stop for another tasting of Portuguese cheese and locally-made marmalade, then see the beautiful Carmo Convent that dominates Carmo Square.
Walk to the top of the Santa Justa Funicular to earn sweeping views of the city, and explore the elegant district of Chiado, an ideal spot for browsing boutiques, bookstores, and historic cafes. Hop a ferry across the Tagus River to Cacilhas, where you’ll pause for a glass of Portuguese vinho verde wine and a tasting of freshly-caught seafood, then return to central Lisbon, where this tour concludes.