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Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music

Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music

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Lisboa, Portugal
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience Lisbon’s unique culture like a local on this evening walking tour and discover where the musical genre Fado was born. As you walk through some of Lisbon's old districts, your guide will explain the history of Fado, which started here in the 1820s. Along several stops, enjoy traditional small dishes and 'petiscos' (local finger food) and listen to Fado live performances, songs about lost love and 'saudade,' a feeling of longing.
  • Learn about the beginning of Fado, a unique Portuguese musical genre, from your expert guide
  • Walk through Lisbon's Graça and Alfama districts
  • Enjoy typical Portuguese finger food and local delicacies like "Pataniscas".
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Live performance in two different Fado houses.

Additional Details

3.5 H walking tour including 3 stops with samplings tasting and live Fado performances. Along the way your guide will give explanations about this musical genre.
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Professional but informal local guide
Multiple musical live performances (~10 minutes each)
Dinner
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Pick-up & drop-off at hotel
Museu do Fado , Alfama, Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, 1100-139 Lisboa, Portugal

Departure Point: Tour starts next to the Museum of Fado, in Mouraria district. End point: Tour ends around 9.30 PM. Customers can choose whether they remain at the final stop/restaurant or the guide will walk them to a taxi stop or other mean of transportation.

7:00 PM
Tv. dos Fiéis de Deus 48 , Tv. dos Fiéis de Deus 48, 1200-190 Lisboa, Portugal

The tour ends at the restaurant where dinner and the fado live music will take place.

Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, and would sing the beautiful and melancholic music with a feeling of saudade, an emotion of longing or homesickness for their distant loved ones.

Currently, Fado is considered part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is more than just a genre, it is a way of feeling and the sung expression of the Portuguese soul.

You will pass by historical neighborhoods such as Bairro Alto, Alfama and Mouraria, to learn more about the traditional aspects of life, so you can get a feel of the city like a true local, a ‘Lisboeta’! Along the tour you will try a variety of food samples and wines and get to see real live performances from ‘fadistas’ alongside the traditional sound of the Portuguese guitar.

We’ll start in Bairro Alto, one of the most traditional areas to enjoy Fado in Lisbon. Here you’ll have some food samples and a glampse on the Fado music gender. Afterwards, we’ll walk towards downtown and go through the Mouraria, one of the most traditional districts in Lisbon, where according to the traditions, the first lady who sang the Fado for the first time was born: Severa. Feel the Mozarabian district and it’s narrow and full of charm streets. Here you’ll have a cultural insight about this music gender and some more food and drink samplings. We’ll finish this tour with a beautiful walking around the castle hill towards Alfama, where we’ll finish the tour and have a diversified food sampling along with a Fado Show. You’ll feel like a true Lisboeta.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
We will pass by historical neighbourhoods such as Bairro Alto, Alfama and Mouraria, to learn more about the traditional aspects of life, so you can get a feel of the city like a true local, a ‘Lisboeta’!
Pass By:  
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
This walking tour combines two things that define the city of Lisbon: traditional food and Fado music. It is more than just a genre, it is a way of feeling and the sung expression of the Portuguese soul.
Pass By:  
Bairro Alto
The restaurant is located in the iconic Bairro Alto, where restaurants, bars and hip stores are open to make this one of main spots to go out at night! Dinner and a fado musical performance are included.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).
  • English, Spanish and Portuguese are available all year round. French and Italian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).
  • A CONSIDERABLE amount of walking is involved. Not recommended for people with back problems, heart condition and mobility handicap.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour can be cancelled, without prior notice. Refund will be given in these cases.
  • It is not recommended to bring children below age 6 (during musical performances, it is required to be totally silent, including pausing from eating)
  • There's no special dress code, although it's recommended not to bring slippers or beachwear. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Cooltours (Lisbon)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lisbon Walking Tour with Dinner & Fado Music.

Traveler Tips


  • "Very good combination of music, artistic performance and good food :) Highly recommended for families, couples and friends" See review

Reviews

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star-5
The best tour in Portugal and the best tour guide
resurbongolan
, Feb 2020
Spent 11 days in Portugal and was on a tour every single day. Thisbis the best tour that we had for the reason that our tour guide Tania was the best!!! She really knows by heart Portugal and everything about Fado. Me and my husband had a blast! Tania even stayed with us until past midnight although she gets paid only until 10:30pm. After the tour Tania even answered ny questions about Portugal and other tour that we are interested in like the buklfighting schedule,where to purchase tickets and other stuff. Definitely more than a 5 stars dor Tania!!!
star-5
Tour and Show
wag521
, Oct 2018
We had a very enjoyable evening. We enjoyed meeting the other guests on the tour, only 7 including us. The dinner and music were very good. Excellent guide.
star-4
FADO
Oksana_jukalo
, Sep 2018
Very good combination of music, artistic performance and good food :) Highly recommended for families, couples and friends
star-1
This tour was advertised as a...
Tanja G
, May 2018
This tour was advertised as a small-group event that lasts about 5.5 hours with the tour being about 2 hours and the dinner show being about 3 hours. What I got was a 0.5 hour car tour and a dinner show all by myself the guide didnt accompany me and there were no other guests. I could have simply walked to one of many local Fado dinner show venues and enjoyed a full meal and drinks for much less than half of what I paid, if I just wanted to eat by myself. Unfortunately for me, the experience wasnt as advertised and was a disappointment. That being said, the Fado show was fantastic, the food was good and the tour guide was nice.
star-1
Nice and friendly guide or driver...
Meinhard G
, Apr 2018
Nice and friendly guide or driver, pick up / return from / to hotel and drive to view of city was nice. We were then dropped off at fado show / dinner. The show was good not great, not many songs and over at 11:00pm and dinner with glass of wine OK to good. So what is wrong? Well we could have made the reservation or worked into the restaurant on our own and payed half the price. 170 for two - I expected something great. The cost for a very good dinner for two with show would have been around 80 at the same place on our own. Also no special seating or attention - we were in the back but a small place and could not see the musicians. A touristy place one larger group and one couple on their own. NOT recommending - a 100 mark up, please you are ruining it!
star-5
We had a wonderful evening on this...
Nancy V
, Apr 2018
We had a wonderful evening on this tour. We were picked up at our hotel and enjoyed a driving tour around the city. It was interesting to see other parts of the city as we picked up our fellow passengers, before heading to a beautiful look-out over Lisbon. The fado restaurant was excellent - an intimate room, good food, and several fado singers. We would highly recommend this tour. Special thanks to our guide Vasco.
star-5
Manuel I think that was his name was...
Austin A
, Mar 2018
Manuel I think that was his name was very knowledgeable--he gave us much more useful information
star-5
A terrific evening starting with...
Calvin G
, Feb 2018
A terrific evening starting with some history of the cultural area of Lisbon as well as learning about the roots of Fado. Time to view the city from a night vantage point was spectacular! This was followed by an incredible Fado performance at a Chiado caffe, Sabor a Poesia. Added to the entertainment was a great time finding a way to converse with the Brazilian couple on my tour. A very special evening!
star-5
Fantastic show and the dinner was...
andrea.zimm
, Dec 2017
Fantastic show and the dinner was delicious. Highly recommend
star-4
We enjoyed the night tour and the...
claytonsusan65
, Dec 2017
We enjoyed the night tour and the explanation of Fado. The guide played the 2 main types of Fado as we drove. It was helpful once we heard it. The meal was average but the service was very good. The room was cozy.

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