Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings (3.5 hours)
Your small-group Lisbon combo tour begins in the morning, one of the most beautiful times of day in Portugal’s capital. Meet your expert local guide at the iconic Restauradores Square in central Lisbon, beneath its central obelisk, placed there as a reminder of Portugal’s independence. Your history lesson and tour begins here, then move on to the lively Rossio Square.
Venture to the diverse district of Mouraria, where Portugal’s own singing genre, Fado, was born. Stroll its charming streets, admiring the ornate mosques, churches and local shops. Refuel with an espresso and baked good at a nearby cafe, then continue on your way, stopping every so often to sample other local specialties.
Next, cruise Lisbon’s trendy Chiada neighborhood, where leather shoes are still made by hand. When you make it up the hill to artsy Bairro Alto, kick back and refresh yourself with a cool drink. Then, see Lisbon from a new perspective when you board a ferry to sail the mighty Tagus River to the quaint town of Cacilhas. In Cacilhas, unwind with a glass of wine and fresh seafood before the first portion of your combo tour concludes in Cais do Sodré. Enjoy a bit of respite, then gear up for your next tour, which starts in the evening.
Evening Tour with Fado Performance (3.5 hours)
Your evening tour begins by reconvening with your guide and small group back at Restauradores. Square. Strap on your walking shoes and head back to Mouraria to admire the neighborhood at dusk. Appreciate the changes in the mood between morning and night, something many visitors don’t take the time to notice.
Hear the distinct melancholic hymns of the Fado music at a local bar while sipping traditional ginjinha, a Portuguese cherry liqueur. Then, enjoy a novel ride on an antique tram that whisks you up Lisbon’s iconic hills. After, go with your guide one of the local vistas, where locals and travelers alike come to admire the sun set or new night sky (sunset typically visible at this hour only during the summer months).
You won’t want to miss one of Lisbon’s oldest and most captivating neighborhoods, Alfama. Admire the Moorish influence as you stroll its narrow alleys. If you’re lucky, you might even hear another Fado song in the distance.
Satiate your appetite at an authentic Portuguese restaurant, as you chat over tapas and wine with your group. And there’s a bonus—a live Fado performance to entertain you as your tour slowly winds down to a close.