Best of Lisbon Walking Tour with Wine Tasting, Portugal
This tour is a unique way to see all the major sites of central Lisbon. Local guides give you a great insight into Lisbon's lifestyle, history and culture as well as useful tips. Districts we visit: Baixa - Chiado - Alfama.
Visit the Rossio Square, the heart of both, old and new Lisbon. Learn how the old city of Lisbon was destroyed in the 18th century and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today. Learn about the favorite liquor of many Portuguese and a typical drink in Lisbon - Ginjinha. Take a look at the Obelisk in the Restauradores Square, commemorating the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640, after sixty years of Spanish rule. Marvel at the intricate Neo-Manueline architecture of the Rossio Central Station.
Have a look at the beautiful Carmo Square, the place where Portugal’s old dictatorial regime fell after 48 years. Walk through the elegant Chiado neighborhood, with its old cafés, theaters and bookstores. Try a typical Portuguese pastry (the famous Pastel de Nata).
Wander through the old maze of small squares and narrow alleyways of the Moorish Alfama neighborhood, 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. Stop for a glass of wine and a chouriço and cheese tasting at a wine bar. Visit Lisbon’s Cathedral, the city’s oldest church, built in 1147.
End your tour in Praça do Comércio, formerly the entrance hall of the city, one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful squares.
Highlights: Lisbon Town, Baixa Chiado Alfama, Rossio Square, Obelisk on the Restauradores Square, Rossio Central Station, Carmo Square, Praça do Comércio
Includes: a guide, Pastel de Nata (custard tart pastry), tapas & wine tasting. Not Included: lunch, guided visit inside the monuments, hotel pick-up and drop-off (starting from meeting point). Minimum 2 people.