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Discover Lisbon On Foot

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Visit the heart of both the old and new Lisbon and from the Rossio Square learn how the city was destroyed in the 18th century and then rebuilt to become the modern Lisbon of today. Stop in at an old wine bar for wine tasting and a delicious tapa.

Discover Lisbon on Foot

This short, but concise 3-hour tour is overflowing with all things Lisbon and will have you experiencing historic sites as well tasting your way through the city. Visit the districts of Baixa, Chiado and Alfama and discover a unique way to see all the major sites of central Lisbon. Alongside your local and knowledgeable guide, be provided great insight into Lisbon's lifestyle, history and culture.

Your friendly, English-speaking guide will first take you to the famous Restauradores Square, which is known for its obelisk that commemorates the country's independence from Spanish rule in 1640. View the Rossio train station from Rossios Square and marvel at the intricate Neo-Manueline architecture of this old station, this area is the heart of old and new Lisbon.

The Great Earthquake of 1755 (followed by a tidal wave and fire) destroyed most of the city's larger buildings. Twenty years of frantic reconstruction led to many impressive new palaces and churches as well as the street grid pattern spanning the seven hills of Lisbon. Several buildings from Portugal's golden age survived the earthquake, notably the Torre de Belem, the Castelo de Sao Jorge and the Monastery of Jeronimos at Belem. Next, learn about the Carnation Revolution of 1974 as you visit the Carmo Square, the very place where Portugal's old dictatorial regime fell after 48 years.

Walk through the elegant neighborhood of Chiado, with its old cafes, boutiques, theatres and bookstores. Stop and snack on a typical Portuguese pastry, the famous Pastel de Nata. The city has a sweet tooth and its most iconic pastry is the palm-size egg tart. A creamy custard tart that seems to be available in pastelarias across the city.

Wander through the old maze of small squares and narrow alleyways of the Moorish neighborhood of Alfama, where time seems to have stopped a thousand years ago. Learn about Fado, Portugal's own musical genre, as you go past the Fado Museum and some of Alfama's hidden, intimate Fado restaurants.

As you will no doubt have begun to work up an appetite, stop next and visit an old wine bar for a delicious wine tasting and an authentic and delectable tapa, a chourico and cheese sampling.

Visit Lisbon's Se Cathedral, the city's oldest church. Built in 1147, occupying the site of the principal mosque of Moorish Lishbuna. like so many of the country's cathedrals, it is Romanesque and extraordinarily restrained in both size and decoration.

Finish up in the Comercio Square, formerly the entrance hall of the city, one of Europe's largest and most beautiful squares. At the waterfront end of the Baixa, the Praca do Comercio is now pedestrianized and buzzing with some of Lisbon's best restaurants and cafes.

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
3 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Rossio Square, D. Pedro IV statue. A taxi (not included in the tour price) will be required and will take approximately 10 minutes and cost approximately $6 EURO.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks, Beverage (Custard tart (Portuguese pastel de nata), a sample of tapas with cheese and chorizo, glass of red wine.)
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual and weather appropriate clothing and shoes. We also suggest a raincoat and or umbrella depending on the weather as well as a hat and sunglasses.
 
Restrictions
As this is a walking tour, guests should have good mobility and a moderate level of physical fitness. Guests will walk for approximately 3-4km over cobblestone surfaces. Guests must be of legal drinking age in order to consume alcohol. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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