Lisbon Fado Walking Tour With Food Tastings

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Praça Luís de Camões, 1200-243 Lisboa, Portugal,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience Lisbons 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, enjoytraditional small dishes and 'petiscos' (local finger food) and listen to Fado live performances, songs about lost love and 'saudade,' a feeling of longing.

Highlights

Dinner included

Led by a local guide

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, and would sing thebeautiful 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 UNESCOs Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is more than just a genre, it is a way of feelingand 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 aspectsof 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 andwines and get to see real live performances from fadistas alongside the traditional sound of the Portuguese guitar.

Well start in Bairro Alto, one of the most traditional areas to enjoy Fado in Lisbon. Here youll have some food samples and aglampse on the Fado music gender. Afterwards, well walk towards downtown and go through the Mouraria, one of the mosttraditional 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 its narrow and full of charm streets. Here youll have a cultural insight about this musicgender and some more food and drink samplings. Well finish this tour with a beautiful walking around the castle hill towardsAlfama, where well finish the tour and have a diversified food sampling along with a Fado Show. Youll feel like a true Lisboeta.

Note: Starting from 1st March 2019 this activity will become a walking tour. It will not include a full-course dinner but a multiple sampling of traditional finger food and local delicacies like "Pataniscas". It also includes a live performance in two different Fado houses.

Inclusions

Professional but informal local guide

Multiple musical live performances (~10 minutes each)

Local delicacies tasting (+15 samplings of traditional food, i.e. 'pataniscas', cheese, chourio and others)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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, Italian, Russian and Romanian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).

A CONSIDERABLE amount of walking is involved.

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. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Note:

Starting from 1st March 2019 this activity will become a walking tour. It will not include a full-course dinner but a multiple sampling of traditional finger food and local delicacies like "Pataniscas". It also includes a live performance in two different Fado houses.

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