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Alfama Tours

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Alfama
Sprawling down the southern slopes of Lisbon, Alfama is the capital’s oldest and most picturesque district with steep cobblestone lanes and a sea of terracotta roofs. Head there in the day to take in the sights, browse the flea market, and ride the historic tram, then come back after dark to soak up the atmosphere at the many fado bars.  

The Basics
The colorful Alfama neighborhood is a highlight of any Lisbon sightseeing tour, and the maze-like quarter is best explored on a walking tour. For an even more unforgettable experience, ride the famous Tram 28 up the hill, zip around on a Segway tour, take in the views from afar on a Tagus River cruise, or attend an evening fado show with dinner. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as steep sidewalks and cobblestone lanes are the norm in the Alfama district.
  • Getting around Alfama can be tricky for wheelchair users, so it’s best to book a taxi or join a tour.
 
How to Get There
The Alfama district is located around 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of downtown Lisbon, on the Tagus riverside. The easiest way to get there is to catch the No. 28 tram from Martim Moniz Square. 

When to Get There
Alfama is a lively place to visit at any time of the day or night, but the most atmospheric time to explore is around sunset, when the district’s many bars, cafés, and fado restaurants spring to life. It can be busy during the summer months, so get an early start to avoid the crowds.

A Walking Tour of Alfama
Start your tour by riding Tram 28 up to the Miradouro da Graca, then walk down, stopping to admire the views from the Portas do Sol viewpoint, the Sao Jorge castle, and the National Pantheon. After browsing the stalls at the Feira da Ladra flea market, learn more about Portugal’s renowned folk music at the Fado Museum, and pay a visit to the Lisbon Cathedral, St. Anthony’s Church, and Sao Vicente de Fora church.
Address: Largo do Chao da Feira, Lisbon, Central Portugal 1100-129, Portugal
Admission: Free
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Lisbon Night Group Tour and Fado Dinner Show

Lisbon Night Group Tour and Fado Dinner Show

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Escape the midday heat and explore Lisbon in the atmospheric evening light on this 4-hour sightseeing tour, including dinner and fado show. Tick off historic highlights such as the Marquis of Pombal Square, Rossio Square, and Belem, home to the UNESCO-listed Belem Tower (Torre de Belem). Sample a delectable ‘pasteis de Belem’ (custard tart), dine on traditional Portuguese dishes, and experience a fado performance in a candle-lit tavern.
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Old Lisbon Fado Experience with Alfama Walking Tour

Old Lisbon Fado Experience with Alfama Walking Tour

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Experience a night of great food and music on this Old Lisbon Fado experience. You’ll have a stress-free evening with hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour ensures you don’t waste a moment, as your car trip will take you past Lisbon highlights. You’ll then enjoy a walking tour of Alfama. The evening ends with Fado performances by different bands, and dinner is included too.
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  • 5 hours
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Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

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Stroll Lisbon’s historic cobblestone streets filled with intrigue and culture during this Lisbon guided walking tour. Walk the city’s oldest quarter, Moorish Alfama and art deco-style Chiado districts. This Lisbon walking tour is exceptional for first-time visitors who want to experience rich culture and see landmarks like the Sé Cathedral and Commerce Square. Plus, stroll to the city’s best cafes and boutiques with your expert guide showing you local ‘Lisboa.’
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Lisbon Half Day Private Tour

Lisbon Half Day Private Tour

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Make the most of your time in Lisbon with a 4-hour, private tour that takes in the very best of the city. Enjoy the convenience of hotel or port transfers, work with your personal knowledgeable driver to create the perfect itinerary for your interests and experience Portuguese history and culture firsthand. Walk the narrow streets of the picturesque Alfama district and take in sweeping views from a hilltop castle. See the scenic coast of Belém and a UNESCO-recognized monastery, or find the best places to sample Portugal’s iconic egg tarts.
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Treasures of Lisboa Food Tours

Treasures of Lisboa Food Tours

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Take part in the only plastic-free Food Tour to support family-restaurants in Alfama. With unique products, in limited series, handmade, homemade, or even dishes that have won culinary competitions! *** Hi I’m Ruthy! If you book my tour you may meet me or my friends Francisco, Rita & Marianne! :-) I’m 29 and I’m a real foodie. I live in Lisbon & I'm in love with the city, its culture & its gastronomy. That’s why I’ve founded my very own 18-tastings food experience company here, called Treasures of Lisboa. I want to take you off the beaten paths, in Lisbon’s most narrow streets, to taste the best Portuguese dishes & drinks in authentic places. Join the fun! Come with me and taste the best of Lisbon! Wine, charcuterie, typical pastries and many other gastronomic pearls will ensure you take in authentic and picturesque Portugal. Get lost in a labyrinth of winding alleys, full of hidden treasures. Let yourself be transported by the soft light of Alfama and stroll through aromas and flavors that will touch all your senses. Here, gastronomy is, in its richness and authenticity, a hymn to the spirit of Lisbon. OUR COMMITMENT IS ALSO SOCIAL: - No plastic tour: we’re the 1st ones in Lisbon to have banished all kind of plastic from our experience. - We respect local people: no more than 12 persons on our tour! We’re integrated in the local community: the grannies of Alfama love us ;-) - We’re currently establishing a partnership with Re-food a community that works to eliminate food waste and hunger in each neighborhood of Lisbon. More info coming soon! We’re proud to be the first Portuguese gastronomic tour of Alfama but we’re more than just a food tour, come and see by yourself.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Lisbon Hills Electric Bike Guided Tour

Lisbon Hills Electric Bike Guided Tour

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Discover Lisbon’s hills the easy way during this electric bike tour. Bike tours in Portugal’s hilly capital can be exhausting, but aboard an electric bike, you have no problem cycling to Lisbon’s best vantage points and monuments. Experience the culture and history of the charming Chiado, Alfama, and Bairro Alto districts. Enjoy popular landmarks like Sé de Lisboa Cathedral. Easily scale hills for panoramic views from the National Pantheon, São Vicente Monastery, and historic St George Castle.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Withlocals 10 Tastings: Covid-19 Regulated Private Food Tour

Withlocals 10 Tastings: Covid-19 Regulated Private Food Tour

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This private half-day food tour of Lisbon ensures you feast on the best food that Portugal’s capital has to offer. Your gastronome guide handpicks eateries in which to sample Portuguese specialties and traditional drinks: pleasure your palate with delicacies such as grilled sardines, locally made cheese, Alheira sausage, and ‘pastel de nata’ (custard tart). During the journey between eateries, enjoy panoramic city vistas and explore Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Your private tour can be tailored to suit dietary requirements and preferences.    
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  • 3 hours
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True 4Hour/Half day TukTuk Tour of Lisbon. A Remarkable Overview. Leave town as a Local

True 4Hour/Half day TukTuk Tour of Lisbon. A Remarkable Overview. Leave town as a Local

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If you’d like to get to know the best parts of the city, we have the best solution for you! All on board these amazing ecofriendly tuktuks! In this Lisbon's overview, we will take you to the all the points of interest in the historical center as well as Belém! In a very complete tour that will make you feel like you're an expert about Lisbon and you'll be sure to come back to show it to all your friends with your new-found knowledge and admiration for this amazing city! Please see our itinerary and verify for yourself that this is the most comprehensive and engaging Lisbon half-day tuktuk tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Lisbon and Sintra Sightseeing Tour on a Classic Convertible VW Beetle

Private Lisbon and Sintra Sightseeing Tour on a Classic Convertible VW Beetle

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Pop the top of your refurbished VW Beetle convertible and discover Lisbon on this privately guided tour. Pile in with friends and explore Lisbon’s top attractions such as the Jeronimos Monastery and Senhora do Monte Viewpoint and sample Ginja liquor and traditional Portuguese pastry. Voyage to Alfama, Baixa, and Belem and marvel at the cultural highlights and monuments in each district. Upgrade your tour to include the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra and make your trip a full-day exploration.
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Private City Tour: Highlights of Lisbon

Private City Tour: Highlights of Lisbon

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In Lisbon, monuments and museums abound. On this private tour, see the best that Portugal’s capital has to offer and listen to history-rich commentary from a personal guide. Travel between landmarks with ease in an air-conditioned vehicle and explore historic neighborhoods such as Chiado, Alfama, Baixa, and Belem on foot. Choose from morning or afternoon departure and enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off at your Lisbon hotel, cruise terminal, or airport.
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  • 4 hours
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Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Lisbon Sightseeing Tour

Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Lisbon Sightseeing Tour

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Leave your cruise ship behind and set off to explore beautiful Lisbon on this private, half- or full-day shore excursion. Explore the city’s must-see areas and attractions, from the timeworn Belém district — where you’ll find the Monastery of St Jerome and Belém Tower — to Bairo Alto, a vibrant neighborhood whose narrow alleys are thronged with bars, eateries and quirky stores. The itinerary for this private tour is entirely customizable, so you can choose to spend longer at the sights that interest you the most.
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Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise

Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise

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Spend three days exploring the best of Lisbon with tickets for a hop-on hop-off bus tour and a boat tour of the Tagus River. In addition to the river cruise and unlimited access to multiple open-top bus circuits, this Lisbon access pass gets you free airport transport, public tram rides, and entrance to the Santa Just Lift and Lisbon funiculars, as well as discounts to monuments, museums, and activities.
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  • 2 hours
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Lisbon Small Group Tour

Lisbon Small Group Tour

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Go straight to Lisbon’s highlights on this small-group tour by minivan. A local insider whisks you to the city’s best landmarks, so you only see the best Portugal’s capital has to offer. Discover its charming neighborhoods, like Baixa and Alfama, cross the iconic 25th of April Bridge, and snap photos from the best vantage points in the city, looking out over red terracotta roofs and down to the Tagus River. Top it off with a tasty local pastry.
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Lisbon 2 Hour Historical Private Guide Tuk Tuk Tour

Lisbon 2 Hour Historical Private Guide Tuk Tuk Tour

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The historic center of Lisbon is the city’s most atmospheric district, but its narrow lanes and steep hills can be tiring to navigate on foot. On this tour, save time and travel further in the comfort of an electric tuk tuk. As well as being a fun way to explore the city, it’s a convenient and eco-friendly way to take in neighborhoods such as Alfama, Graça, and Mouraria, stopping along the way to admire the views and see the sights.
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  • 2 hours
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Lisbon: 1-Hour City Tour on a Private Tuk

Lisbon: 1-Hour City Tour on a Private Tuk

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Zip through the streets of Lisbon in a 100% electric tuk tuk on a 1-hour, private tour of the city led by a local guide. Explore iconic sites on a route that goes from Restauradores Square to the Praça do Comércio, with stops to explore Lisbon’s religion, history, music, cuisine and culture. Get unforgettable photos of Lisbon’s most scenic places while learning about life in the city. Enjoy the fun, personal experience of a private tour in an open-air vehicle, and opt for a tour that’s both eco-friendly and unique.
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  • 1 hour
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Lisbon Go 7 Hills Electric Bike Tour

Lisbon Go 7 Hills Electric Bike Tour

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Lisbon’s steep hills deter many travelers from exploring the city by bike, however, this electric bike tour of Lisbon allows you to ascend to incredible viewpoints without getting tired. Motorized bicycles mean you exert little energy when ascending to high points such as the Castelo de Sao Jorge and the Miradouro Senhora de Monte. Explore the historic districts of Alfama, Graça, and, if you’ve opted to take an evening tour, watch a magical sunset from an elevated vantage point. Small-group tour limited to 15 cyclists.
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  • 3 hours
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Portuguese Cuisine: 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour

Portuguese Cuisine: 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour

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One of the World TOP food tour. Since 2017 on Airbnb. *5 stops, all in restaurants and shops run by local families *+16 tastings! *explore the 3 oldest districts, namely the one where I was born! Locals will love you! (Alfama,Baixa,Mouraria) *EXTRA! During September: sunset food tour! Some days (thurs/frid/sat) can include a FADO music night after this experience (optional)! Portuguese gastronomy has so much to offer: famous for its wine, meat and seafood, its 'conventual' desserts and much more; from Mediterranean influences and the legacy of Portugal's colonial history, namely in the wide variety of spices used. I will present you a selection of tastes, flavours, cultural influences and cooking techniques through small plates and the right beverage (wines, liqueurs, juice), while wandering through historic neighbourhoods and some of the hidden corners of the city. With stories from the present and from the past, you will have a full cultural immersion in this old city.
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Best HIGHLIGHTS of Lisbon Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Best HIGHLIGHTS of Lisbon Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

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Discover the best of Lisbon and its surroundings on a full-day private tour. See key historical landmarks such as Saint George’s Castle, the Jeronimos Monastery, the enchanting Pena Palace, and the quaint seaside village of Cascais. Learn about Lisbon’s rich history from your informative guide and take in the beautiful views from many vistas throughout the day.
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  • 7 hours
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

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Experience the compelling spectrum of Lisbon’s best sites during a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour, with tickets valid for 48 hours. See Lisbon’s many attractions from three distinct routes. Aboard a typical hop-on hop-off double-decker bus, venture along the routes to famous squares like Rossio Square and Fig Tree Square located in the charming Baixa neighborhood. The third route takes you to see the main sights of Belém. Plus, the tour includes entrance to the Santa Justa Lift, discount books full of great deals and free select public buses and the city’s funicular rides.
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Lisbon Super Saver: Lisbon Sightseeing Tour and Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Coast Day Trip

Lisbon Super Saver: Lisbon Sightseeing Tour and Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Coast Day Trip

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On this full-day guided tour from Lisbon, you’ll discover the Estoril Coast, enjoy the beaches of Cascais and admire the mountains of Sintra. Alongside your guide, you’ll start by visiting famous Lisbon monuments such as the Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower and the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Then, experience the beauty of National Palace of Sintra and the village of Colares before you spend the afternoon cruising along Estoril Coast to Cascais. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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  • 10 hours
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Lisbon in One Day Historic Small-Group Tour

Lisbon in One Day Historic Small-Group Tour

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Discover Lisbon’s historical sights on a 7-hour tour by minivan that takes in old neighborhoods like Alfama and Castelo. Visit places for the best city views, enjoy a tasting of a custard tart (a local specialty) and see landmarks like Lisbon Cathedral, Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. This small-group tour is limited to eight people to provide a more intimate experience.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour: Lisbon Sunset Walking Tour with Fado Show and Dinner

Private Tour: Lisbon Sunset Walking Tour with Fado Show and Dinner

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Romance and culture run deep during this private guided sunset walking tour with Fado show and dinner in Lisbon. As the golden sun begins to dwindle, wind along old cobblestone streets of Alfama and relish the multicultural ambiance of the Mouraria district. This private tour is highlighted by a taste of classic sour cherry ‘ginjinha’ liqueur, and your guide enlightens you to the roots of Fado in Alfama. Plus, capture stunning sunset views from a panoramic viewpoint. Then, cap off a perfect evening at a traditional restaurant where you savor a 3-course Portuguese feast and watch a rousing performance of melancholic Fado.
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  • 4 hours
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