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Lisbon Sunset Fado & Tapas, Lisbon tour

Lisbon Sunset Fado & Tapas

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Get ready for a night of tapas, tipples, and tunes on this Lisbon tour. Lisbon's music-making, liquor-creating, and tapas-serving skills are legendary so you're in for a treat!

Highlights:
  • Enjoy the enchanting Fado districts of Mouraria and Alfama in Lisbon
  • Take a fun ride on historic Tram 28
  • Admire the elaborate architecture of churches and monasteries
  • Wander through atmospheric Alfama at dusk
  • Enjoy a rousing Fado performance in an old palace, and learn all about the history of this music
  • Tantalise your taste buds with Portuguese tapas
  • Experience the sweet taste of Lisbon’s favourite liqueur

Tour style:Local Life & Culture, Local Food, Walking & Orientation
Inclusions:

Local English speaking guide, typical tapas dinner with drinks included (red or white wine, or soft drinks). There is a vegetarian option. Live Fado music show,  Ginjinha liquor (for adults, not compulsory), ride on tram 


Exclusions:

Lunch, guided visit inside monuments, tips / gratuities for your guide


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours
  • Meeting point:

    The Obelisk monument at the middle of Restauradores Square

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  • Starting time: 7.00 PM
  • Ending point:

    Alfama district


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

  • Confirmation of booking:

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. 


    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

  • Child policy:

    Children below 12 are not allowed on this tour.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

Start your Lisbon walking tour by joining a local guide in one of the city's most imposing squares, the Praça dos Restauradores. This famous landmark commemorates the restoration of Portugal’s independence back in 1640 and is an apt starting point for this tour through Lisbon’s musical and culinary heritage.

To kick this Lisbon evening tour off with even more of a bang, you'll have the chance to try a sip of Ginjinha, Lisbon’s trademark liqueur, made from sour cherries and sold as medicine since 1840. For this we'll be in the old district of Mouraria, listening to Fado music in a local tavern. Next, step back in time and enjoy a short ride on the vintage Tram 28 – a local transport legend. Take in sweeping views and stop for a break to admire the sunset over this intoxicating city from the viewpoints of the Castle Hills, some of the city’s best-kept secrets.

Next, travel deep into the soul of Lisbon while exploring the Alfama neighborhood. This is the oldest quarter in the city, dating back to the Moorish occupation of Lisbon. Explore Alfama’s small squares, rustic buildings and dark alleyways as you wander along the winding, cobblestone streets. Stop to breathe in the exciting atmosphere as the local taverns and music venues come to life for another evening of melodic tunes and gastronomic delights.

Stop to reflect on the beauty of the River Tagus then continue on to finish this Lisbon walking tour in an old Palace that serves up daily doses of delicious food and Fado music to enthusiastic audiences.

Sample traditional Portuguese tapas and wine while appreciating a performance of Fado from one of the most famous houses, a quintessential Lisbon experience that you won’t get on other Lisbon tours! What a fitting finale to this indulgent Lisbon walking tour extravaganza.


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Traveller Feedback:

Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback. 

Lisbon Sunset Fado & Tapas has an average customer care rating of 4.73 (out of a possible 5). The scores for each parameter are:
  • Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.67
  • Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.93
  • The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
    with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.73
  • The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
    Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.53
  • Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.80

Ms. Jenni H.
USA ~ 05 Oct 2014
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Definitely loved this tour! It was a taste of Lisbon that I hadn't seen on my own. The guide was very knowledgable about all the history and cultural tidbits so relevant to the overall city. The Fado experience was memorable! One of the highlights of my Lisbon experience.

 

Mr. Mark S.
USA ~ 08 Sep 2014
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Good tour except some of the walking from meeting point to some of the sites seemed aimless.

 

Ms. Laura L.
USA ~ 02 Jul 2014
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Great tour - probably my highlight of this trip, and a perfect way to navigate a very confusing and unfamiliar terrain.

 

Mrs. Patricia S.
United Kingdom ~ 04 Nov 2012
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We saw parts of Lisbon we would never have found on our own. Excellent.

 

Mr. Holly W.
USA ~ 18 Jul 2012
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My seventeen year old daughter and I took two different Urban Adventures tours on our visit to Lisbon. The first was the Experience Walk with Carlos. The tour was amazing. We visited many districts of the city and experienced the most amazing views. The tastings were all wonderful. Carlos has an excellent knowledge of the history of the city and the pride he showed for his city was apparent. We enjoyed the ferry ride and the seafood and green wine. We were very tired and very happy at the end of the tour.
We also took the Sunset Fado Tour. It was equally amazing. Our guide Augusto was really funny and nice and worked hard to ensure we all had a good time. The beer at sunset was very relaxing, the views were terrific. The Fado was excellent and included red wine and some nice snacks. We especially enjoyed the walk throught the Alfama district to get to the Fado location.
We would definitely do both tours again.

 

Mr. mauro m.
Italy ~ 18 Apr 2012
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excellent guide

 

Mr. Shannon H.
Australia ~ 30 Aug 2011
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Our tour guide was very fun and down to earth. It made it a very intimate and fun experience. I did not feel weird about asking questions or want to know more. She was very knowledgable and laid back with us. Made us feel more like we were touring with a friend as opposed to someone who was up tight and robotic.

 

Mr. Jean-Pierre E.
France ~ 27 Jul 2011
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J'aurais préféré connaître l'heure et le lieu de rendez-vous lors de la réservation plutôt que de téléphoner la veille (problème de la langue). A part ce problème d'organisation de la réservation, l'accueil et la prestation étaient très très bien.

 
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Your trip:

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

  • Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.


Meet our team….

Olá bem-vindos,

The Lisbon Urban Adventure team are passionate about their hometown and thrilled to share their delight with travellers. From the tree lined streets and gothic cathedrals to amazing history and all those little hidden gems on the back alleys that few tourists get to see.

Join us for an adventure as we introduce you to the fantastic city of Lisbon.

 

 

 


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