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Overview
If you’re pressed for time in Lisbon but want an in-depth look at its Alfama quarter, this short-but-comprehensive tour delivers and saves you from getting lost or missing sights. Plus, you skip some of the district’s steep streets by using its hillside elevators. Your walk passes St. George’s Castle and Lisbon Cathedral; covers Alfama’s history and fado music; and includes time at one of Lisbon’s highest viewpoints.
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Pç. Comércio
1100-148 Lisbon, PortugalYour Alfama Walking Tour starts by the monument at Praça do Comércio. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
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    Alfama
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    Castelo de S. Jorge
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
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    Lisbon Cathedral
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Lisbon Cathedral
Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, PortugalYour Alfama Walking Tour usually finishes by Lisbon Cathedral.
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Highlights
  • Tour Lisbon’s Alfama quarter in depth in less than half a day
  • See the highlights and navigate the narrow lanes without getting lost
  • Explore with a guide to learn about Alfama’s history and architecture
  • Ride the elevators to different areas to save on steep walks
  • Gain insight into the area’s fado music as you explore
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Lisbon and head into hilly Alfama. This history-steeped neighborhood is one of the Portuguese capital’s most colorful, and is rare for having survived the city’s 1755 earthquake intact. Ride an elevator up toward hilltop St. George’s Castle and admire its turrets from the outside. Then, venture deeper into Alfama, following your guide through streets so narrow you can touch both sides with outstretched arms. Hear about this original working-class district, still popular with fishing families, and perhaps see some roadside stalls hawking fish. Admire the 12th-century cathedral and pass the National Pantheon, where historical figures including presidents and famous fado singers are buried. Visit one of Lisbon’s highest viewpoints, the Senhora do Monte Miradouro, to admire the bird’s-eye views, and descend through the lanes, listening for fado music from the taverns, and learning about its roots. Your tour concludes at Lisbon Cathedral.
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Departure Point
Pç. Comércio, 1100-148 Lisbon, Portugal
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Lisbon Cathedral, Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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