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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. In the evening, you will discover Lisbon’s rich heritage as you cruise through the districts of Alfama, Belém and Graça. 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.

Highlights

  • Evening 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
  • Explore Lisbon's Graça, Belém, Chiado, Bairro Alto and Alfama districts
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower
  • Enjoy a typical Portuguese dinner and a live Fado show
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Lisbon Sightseeing Tour with Fado Show and Dinner

Small-Group Lisbon Sightseeing Tour with Fado Show and Dinner

Meet your guide at your Lisbon hotel and hop into a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle for your small-group sightseeing tour and Fado show. Begin with a drive to Lisbon’s top neighborhoods and learn how the city’s heritage and cultural influences shaped Fado, Portugal’s own musical genre.
First, head to the Belém neighborhood and visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. Learn about the architecture of these manueline-style buildings. Then, continue past the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) on your way towards Baixa in downtown Lisbon. Here, explore the Bairro Alto and Chiado districts 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 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. Alongside your guide, wander through narrow alleys, up stairways and through corridors all while soaking in the areas Moorish influence. Learn how the Moors developed the neighborhood to play an integral role in the city’s defense system. Capture plenty of breathtaking 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 a beautiful 3-hour live Fado performance. 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

Santacruzcat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great experience. Tour was nice, guide informative, food excellent, and Fado show great. A real neighborhood gem.

Santacruzcat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great experience. Tour was nice, guide informative, food excellent, and Fado show great. A real neighborhood gem.

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had a wonderful time at the Fado show and the food was delicious. Being of Portuguese American descent many memories of my grandparents came to light during the show. Leander was a most delightful tour host. I would highly recommend this tour.

Debra U USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time and the Fado show was wonderful and very entertaining. Nice to engage in other cultures and here the background history.

UBI USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Transport was on time at the Hotel to pick up us at the right time, our city tour was very informative and the food and FADO music at the restaurant was incredible good.

Ly USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great for a quick tour of the city and a fado night!

Luis R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a wonderful experience, starting with our guide Mihaela, she is friendly, and knows her city very well. She picked us up at the hotel, took us around the city to see Lisbon at night quite fascinating!. Then it was time for the main event - an evening of Fado. I found the show revealed the soul of the portuguese people, heartwarming. The meal was typical, local fare and delicious! To that you add abundant local wines and beer, the result was an evening of unforgettable splendor. Obrigado!

Tony F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good experience. The place was nice and the performers were good. The food was just OK but the tour was mostly about the city and the FADO.The guide was very nice, attentive to the group needs and also trying to please everybody. She knew very interesting things about the city and took us, as the time allowed, to main points of Lisbon.

kimberly v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Maria was a great guide, the dinner and fado show were memorable.

ROY T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent attention by guide,great food and music

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