Guided tour

Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

Activity provider: Lisbon Destination Tours

Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

Activity provider: Lisbon Destination Tours
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Hear traditional Fado music on a walking tour of Lisbon's Alfama district where the genre was born. Experience the charm of the capital's oldest neighborhood after dinner. Then, go to a Fado house and get lost in the mournful mood of the music.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Listen to traditional Fado music at an atmospheric Fado house
  • Enjoy a Portuguese dinner
  • Explore Lisbon's oldest neighborhood on a walking tour of Alfama
Full description

Explore Lisbon's Alfama district, local cuisine, and the UNESCO-listed musical genre of Fado on this guided walking tour. Savor a traditional Portuguese dinner in the Alfama area, walk through the winding cobblestone streets of Mouraria, then head to a Fado house to attend a concert.

Start your Fado tour of Lisbon with a typical dinner in the Alfama district. Find out about the local habits and cuisine in the city's oldest district, where fado was born in the early 19th century. Then, wander down the alleys of the old part of town on a walking tour through Mouraria and Alfama (1 hour approximately).

End at a traditional Fado house and listen to the mournful melodies of Fado, a quintessentially Portuguese genre produced by a Portuguese guitar and characterized by heartfelt lyrics.

Lose yourself in the atmosphere and mood of the music. Fado was inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2011.

Includes
  • Typical dinner
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Food tasting
  • Fado concert
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the reception of Lisbon Destination Hostel, Rossio Train Station. Inside the station, go to the 2nd floor. The hostel is in front of the train ticket office.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • There is a considerable amount of walking is involved on this tour and it is not recommended for those with reduced mobility
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 311 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.4/5

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    A really nice evening! Great tour in Alfama with some History shared by our tour guide along the way. I was there in June so we saw all the grilled food around on the streets as part of the ‘Month Celebration of Sardines’. Restaurant was very nice and traditional, and it was great to hear several different Fado singers perform.

    July 23, 2022

    We started later than expected due to some complicated tourists without the ticket. Also some streets were closed due to filming industry but our gide was very friendly and full of spirit and he handled it all with the smile. Restaurnt was hidden in small Alfama street wih tasty food and friendly hosts. Fado music was magical, we listened four different singers, all excellent. All in all it vas very plesent and learning expiriance.

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    July 14, 2022

    The tour was well organized, and our guide (Rodrigo) was both funny and gave us a good insight into fado and its history. To meet other people in a group like this was a good experience, and we got time as we walked and during dinner to talk. The restaurant was nice, and the fado singers were great. I will warmly recommend this experience!

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    July 13, 2022

    Product ID: 66651