Guided tour

Lisbon: Alfama Tour and Live Fado with Traditional Dinner

Activity provider: Lisbon Destination Tours
Guided tour

Lisbon: Alfama Tour and Live Fado with Traditional Dinner

Activity provider: Lisbon Destination Tours

From US$ 48.40 per person

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, Spanish


  • 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.

  • Typical dinner
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Food tasting
  • Fado concert
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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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 435 reviews

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    The guide was very nice, a lot of useful information about how Fado appeared, who created it and how it persisted during the years. The Fado dinner was great as well, I strongly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to learn more about Portugeese culture.

    March 27, 2023

    Our tour was excellent, it was informative and our tour guide Rodrigo was very engaging. Even though the weather was rainy and quite cold Rodrigo moved us along nicely and kept us entertained. The dinner and Fado music was even better than we were expecting. We sat enthralled the whole night and made new friends with the people on our tour. We cannot recommend this tour enough, everything was great!

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    March 27, 2023

    We were delighted with this tour, our guide Rodrigo is one of a kind, a great connoisseur of Lisbon history and culture, it was a shame I only was in Lisbon for one night, but for sure I’ll come back, the Fado experiences is something new we learn and enjoyed a lot having a magnificent dinner and get to know the music genre.

    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 66651