• Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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See Lisbon’s lively neighborhoods and relish in a classic Fado show with dinner during this small-group guided sightseeing tour under the stars. This tour is also a great introduction for those who wish to learn about the musical genre Fado and its significance shaping Portuguese culture. Experience a classic Fado performance listening to melancholic songs of loss and love all while savoring a traditional meal. Numbers are limited to eight people so you can enjoy a more intimate experience.


  • Lisbon sightseeing tour including dinner and a traditional Fado performance
  • Learn about the beginning of Fado, a unique Portuguese musical genre, from your expert guide
  • Drive by Lisbon's Graça and Alfama districts
  • Enjoy a typical Portuguese dinner and a live Fado show
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Lisbon Fado Show and Dinner

Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner with a Fado show

Meet your guide at your Lisbon hotel and hop into a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for your 1-hour small-group sightseeing tour followed by Fado show. Begin with a drive to Lisbon’s downtown and learn how the city’s heritage and cultural influences shaped Fado, Portugal’s own musical genre.

First, see Estrela, Parliament and Chiado in downtown Lisbon. From here, check out the Lisbon Cathedral and the Pantheon and listen as your guide tells tales of Fado. 

As you head to the Graça district from the historic center, hear about how this musical genre that was established in the 1820s. Learn about the sea merchants, sailors, and fishermen who sang somber songs about homesickness and the longing to see loved ones.

Arrive in Graça and admire unparalleled views of the capital city. Then, drive onward to Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest and most culturally significant district. Here, you will discover where Fado’s roots took hold and see the area which helped earn Fado a spot on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Take in scenic views before you head to your final stop a Fado performance.

In the latter half of the evening, step into a classic Fado restaurant and begin with a traditional Portuguese meal. As the lights dim, set your fork down and listen to the beautiful live Fado performances throughout the 2.5-3 hour evening. Let your emotions roll with the music until the melancholic noted come to end. As the clock strikes midnight, hop back in your vehicle and return to your hotel where you tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Nancy V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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

Calvin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Fantastic show and the dinner was delicious. Highly recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Ones was our guide and gave us a lovely tour of Lisboa. We stopped at a few sights to see the views of the city. Her explanation of the history of Fado was helpful. She played us different types of Fado on her phone first . The performance had 4 singers, not to be missed. The food was great also.

Zilvinas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great. Nice and cozy.

Teresa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our driver picked us up at our hotel and gave us a brief description of the sights along the way to the Fado! He stopped on the hilltop to view the city and described different areas that we could see from the top of the hill.

This was our first Fado- the music is delightful, chilling, amusing and totally entertaining. The performers were so professional with beautiful voices! The entire experience is a must!

Tony United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great show! Super tasty dinner. Nice authentic and very cozy and warm family owned and operated restaurant. not to mention that dinner includes a bottle of Portugal special wine too! Don't miss out!

Aimee P V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

WE got picked up on time by Daniel, he was extremely pleasant and made the ride very interesting, the Fado Show was excellent as well as dinner. He took us around Lisbon at night which is beautiful. This is an excellent tour highly recommend it.

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