Lisbon, Portugal
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clock-o4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

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
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.

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W
, 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.

O
, Sep 2018

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

T
, 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.

M
, 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!

N
, 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.

A
, Mar 2018

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

C
, 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!

a
, Dec 2017

Fantastic show and the dinner was delicious. Highly recommend

c
, 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.

C
, 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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