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Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

Product ID: 600
Take a 3-hour guided tour of Lisbon’s monumental icons, such as Rossio Square and Lisbon Cathedral. Then get a closer look at the city's day-to-day life in the elegant Chiado and Moorish Alfama neighborhoods.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See central Lisbon's major sites on a 3-hour walking tour
  • Stroll through the city's unique neighborhoods, including Chiado and Alfama
  • Learn about Lisbon's revolutionary past in Restauradores Square
  • Get an expert commentary from a knowledgeable and friendly guide
Full description
Explore Lisbon on this 3-hour walking tour, getting in-depth knowledge about the Portuguese capital from an experienced local guide. Start the tour in Rossio Square, the heart of both new and old Lisbon, keeping an eye out for the intricate neo-Manueline architecture at Rossio Central Station.

In the middle of Restauradores Square, you will see the obelisk that commemorates the restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain. At Carmo Square, learn about the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that ended 48 years of dictatorship.

In addition to the city's greatest monuments, you will also get an intimate introduction to some of Lisbon's best neighborhoods. Visit the elegant Chiado district and see old cafés, boutiques, theatres, and quaint bookstores.

Try a typical Portuguese pastry (the famous Pastel de Nata).

Continue to the Moorish Alfama neighborhood and get an up-close encounter with the art of Fado, Lisbon’s unique musical genre.
A highlight of the excursion is a visit to Lisbon’s cathedral, built in 1147, and the city’s oldest church. End this fascinating tour of Lisbon’s best neighborhoods at Praça do Comércio, and see the former entrance hall of the city.
Includes
  • Pastel de Nata (custard tart)
  • One tapa & Wine Tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees and guiding at attractions and sites

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Rossio Square (close to the statue of D. Pedro IV) at 10:00

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 329 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The three hour walking tour led us to several neighborhoods in the historic district of Lisbon. Our guide, Helder, gave us a summary of Lisbon's history before we left Rossio Square, to give context for what we were about to see. Then as we walked along, he filled in specific details for each area we passed through. The stories were interesting and he answered all our questions with insight and occasional humor. Helder was an outstanding guide!

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December 8, 2019

Madelena was an excellent guide

We really enjoyed this activity our guide Madelena made this walk so interesting and enjoyable. She gave us so much information and we felt as though we knew all about Lisbon at the end. Her passion and enthusiasm for Lisbon and Portugal came across continually and she was an excellent ambassador. The two breaks for refreshment we also enjoyed which added to our overall experience.

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October 6, 2019

We were on time and told the guide that we were on a strict timescale as we were boarding a ship. She insisted on waiting for latecomers so we set off 20 minutes late. This put pressure on the whole tour and we had to dash off at the end instead of enjoying the tasting experience. She also told us she would escort us part of the way so we would know the way back, but she actually disappeared and left us to it.

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December 10, 2019

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Product ID: 600