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Alfama

Largo do Chao da Feira, Lisbon, 1100-129

The Basics

The colorful Alfama neighborhood is a highlight of any Lisbon sightseeing tour, and the maze-like quarter is best explored on a walking tour. For an even more unforgettable experience, ride the famous Tram 28 up the hill, zip around on a Segway tour, take in the views from afar on a Tagus River cruise, or attend an evening fado show with dinner.

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Foodie Tour of Alfama and Old Town Lisbon on a Segway
Foodie Tour of Alfama and Old Town Lisbon on a Segway
star-4.5
$59.02 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent!
Everything: the segway, the places, the guide Luis, the food The segway is a very funny, faster and nice way to start knowing a city!!!!
Zorayda_H, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Lisbon

star-5
Super little tour with great guide
Richard_R, Aug 2021
Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour
Out tour guide Tony made the whole experience. Excellent way for a quick overview of the Alfama quarter. Segways were fun and easy.
star-5
Great 3 hours in Alfama
Stella, Jun 2021
Small-Group Alfama Walking Tour
The small group Alfama Walking Tour was very good and informative. I really enjoyed this 3 hour walk.
star-5
Interesting and enjoyable
Wesley_C, Aug 2021
Foodie Tour of Alfama and Old Town Lisbon on a Segway
The scenery was amazing but the tour guide Tony made the tour very interesting and enjoyable. Couldn't recommend enough.
star-5
Nice and funny tour
Gerhatd_K, Jun 2021
Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour
It was very interesting trip to Alfalma. The steep streets of Alfalma where not a problem. The tour gide Hugo was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of background information about Portugal's history. We enjoyed it very much
star-4
Not what we expected
Tiffany_A, Sep 2021
Old Lisbon Fado Experience with Alfama Walking Tour
My friend and I did several tours during our time in Portugal. While this was by no means a bad experience, it was not one of our favorites. I'll detail it out and you can decide if it sounds good for you! Pros: The guide was very friendly and picked us up from our Airbnb on time. We were taken to two landmarks and given the chance to take photos. We had a nice walk through Alfama and saw some really lively Fado shows and restaurants and beautiful buildings along the way. At this point I would have said this was a 5 star tour. Cons: The guide did not explain much about the landmarks we stopped at so I'm not sure what they were or their importance. My friend and I did not enjoy the Fado experience. In Alfama, we walked past several really lively and fun looking outdoor restaurants full of people and music and were getting so excited for dinner. However, our guide took us to an indoor restaurant that had no other guests. We had a limited menu to choose from and the show lasted for 2 hours. The restaurant was very formal and had two solo performers, who made eye contact the entire show. My friend and I didn't dare talk, look away, pull out our phones, nothing since no one else was there to participate. We found it to be overly stiff/formal and quiet and had instead been expecting a lively and fun night out. The guide did not join us at dinner- he dropped us off and left. He just came back to pick us up and take us to our Airbnb. We of course didn't know what the singers were saying (as expected) but the singers kept insisting we sing along and we were uncomfortable. While I liked the guide himself, I wanted to give this tour less stars because we did not enjoy the show at all! Maybe it's your style though- it just wasn't ours. Perhaps if you're looking for a romantic evening it would be good tour for you!
star-5
Goncalo our guide was great. Lisbon...
Robert, Apr 2014
Foodie Tour of Alfama and Old Town Lisbon on a Segway
Goncalo our guide was great. Lisbon has steep hills and many cobblestones. This was a great way to see all of the central area and save your feet! Tasted all the Portuguese classics and got to see beautiful vantage points. Traffic was a little crazy that day but Goncalo paid attention to safety and was never an issue. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour with amazing viewpoints
Siri, Feb 2020
Lisbon: Alfama District Walking Tour
Luis our tour guide did an amazing job! I would definetly choose the walking tour again and can only recommend it to others.
star-5
Our favourite part of the weekend
catlowe1, Feb 2020
Alfama Tour by Sitway in Lisbon
So much fun! Our tour guide was amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable. We all loved the sitways and learning about the area. I would definitely recommend.
star-5
My husband and I could not have...
Olivia C, Jun 2017
Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour
My husband and I could not have dreamed of a better tour guide! Beatriz was everything we were looking for and more! She really brought history to life, you could tell she was passionate about her city! If you book this tour, request Beatriz!!!!
star-5
Amazing tour with amazing guide
Klara_S, Sep 2021
Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour
We had never done this before, so we were excited to do a Segway tour and our expectations were exceeded! Not only was it super fun as an activity, but also, our guide Luis put a lot of effort into teaching us how to ride the segways and he was super patient. He also explained in detail about Lisbon’s history and took pictures of us whenever we wanted to. Luis really turned a fun trip into a unique experience. Alfama itself is stunning and we came back after the tour to explore properly. A side note, this didn’t bother us too much but we booked through viator and the ticket included a voucher for a beer / soft drink which was not provided by the organiser.
star-5
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. David...
Ediemac, Apr 2015
Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. David was very informative and also extremely safety conscious. Would never have found all the little back streets or walked the 6 kilometres in such a fun and interesting way! Highly recommended! Kindest regards Edra and Andy :-)
star-5
This is a great tour where you get...
sharon s, Nov 2013
Foodie Tour of Alfama and Old Town Lisbon on a Segway
This is a great tour where you get to go places you wouldn't walk to. Guide was friendly and very knowledgable. Safety is a primary concern for them and they are very careful on the streets, etc,. I highly recommend this tour and victor has always been a class operation

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as steep sidewalks and cobblestone lanes are the norm in the Alfama district.

  • Getting around Alfama can be tricky for wheelchair users, so it’s best to book a taxi or join a tour.

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How to Get There

The Alfama district is located around 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of downtown Lisbon, on the Tagus riverside. The easiest way to get there is to catch the No. 28 tram from Martim Moniz Square.

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When to Get There

Alfama is a lively place to visit at any time of the day or night, but the most atmospheric time to explore is around sunset, when the district’s many bars, cafés, and fado restaurants spring to life. It can be busy during the summer months, so get an early start to avoid the crowds.

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A Walking Tour of Alfama

Start your tour by riding Tram 28 up to the Miradouro da Graca, then walk down, stopping to admire the views from the Portas do Sol viewpoint, the Sao Jorge castle, and the National Pantheon. After browsing the stalls at the Feira da Ladra flea market, learn more about Portugal’s renowned folk music at the Fado Museum, and pay a visit to the Lisbon Cathedral, St. Anthony’s Church, and Sao Vicente de Fora church.

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