Lisbon Alfama and Sao Jorge Tour

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Experience Highlights

Explore the historic neighbourhoods of Alfama and São Jorge Castle on a 3-hour walking tour of Lisbon. On this tour discover the oldest Portuguese streets with a professional guide while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Tagus River.

Visit the Lisbon Cathedral, learn about the origin of the traditional Portuguese music "fado" and discover Lisbon's secret Jewish quarter.

  • Walking tour of about 3 hours through the old quarter of Alfama and the castle of São Jorge in Lisbon .
  • In small groups of about 15 people walk through a labyrinth of alleys and discover the old Jewish quarter of Lisbon.
  • With a professional guide enjoy a guided tour of the Lisbon Cathedral.
  • Get to know the history of Lisbon and learn about the birth of Fado music.

What’s included

  • Walking tour of Alfama and St. George's
  • Local guide
  • Entrance and visit to Lisbon Cathedral

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Get to know the history of Lisbon's old town on this 3-hour tour through the Alfama and St. George's Castle neighbourhoods . Let yourself be guided by a professional guide through the oldest streets of Lisbon and discover all its nooks and crannies. Not only the most popular ones, but also the most unknown and unique ones. Walk through the history of Portugal and its capital in small groups of 15 people .

You will discover the Alfama neighbourhood, the most traditional and picturesque of Lisbon. You will walk through its streets full of staircases, narrow alleys and inner courtyards that will lead you to secret places with lots of charm. You will explore Lisbon' s Jewish quarter and the Moorish castle of St. George, built on one of the highest hills in Lisbon. And with an excellent panoramic view of the capital and the Tagus River!

Located next to the castle you will discover the Castle Church of St. George, one of the most historically significant churches in Lisbon.

You will continue this walking tour with a guided visit to the Lisbon Cathedral, also known as the Sé de Lisboa. Built in the 12th century, today it is considered the oldest and most important church in the city. Despite the alterations made over the years and modified with different architectural styles, it still retains its 12th century Romanesque style.

Take an impromptu break at the Portas do Sol viewpoint and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the traditional houses of Alfama, its red roofs and the city's churches.

On your trip to Lisbon's historic centre, you will also learn about the origins of the birth of the traditional Portuguese music "Fado" and experience the daily life of its residents by visiting Lisbon's Baixa district. This lively district with its busy shopping streets, neoclassical buildings and wide selection of restaurants is very popular with tourists. Here, your guide will advise you on the best places to visit for the rest of your stay.

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4.5
· 3182 Reviews
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    Adrián
    5
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    Completely different and much better than all previous visits to the city. It was perfect
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    Nerio
    4
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    We had a very nice evening, definitely recommended
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    Edna
    5
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    I recommend wearing comfortable shoes so that you can enjoy the tour without worrying since the tour is on foot.
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    Bruna
    5
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    Great walk through Alfama with lots of interesting background information about the city and its people.
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