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Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

1. Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

Discover Lisbon's nightlife scene with the help of local guides, and get to know fellow travelers from around the world. Take part in Lisbon’s 1st and biggest pub crawl, visiting 3 clubs and bars throughout the night. Start the night with 2 welcome shots to get the party started. Then, enjoy 1 hour of unlimited beer or sangria or two long drinks, along with exclusive drink discounts in every bar. Meet party-loving travelers from all over the world as you visit different bars with different types of music. Visit 3 bars in Bairro Alto, the most iconic nightlife district in Lisbon and finish your night with VIP entry to a local club. You will be led by at least 2 local identified guides, who will provide you with a great introduction to the local nightlife.

Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

2. Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

This tour will take you to a Fado house in Alfama or Bairro alto, depending of the day. You will be accompanied by a local expert guide that will explain to you the origins and chronology of Fado in a small stop before the entrance to the Fado house. This tour is a true must see! Fado is a story about Portuguese history, in song. It expresses "saudades", which is an untranslatable term which looks something like 'longing', a nostalgia and sadness of being away. It is considered World Intangible Cultural Heritage. Wander back in time to the discoveries, and enjoy a 2-hour show in the birthplace of Fado. Your expert guide will tell you everything you need to know about this music. Clear your agenda for tonight and come on a spiritual journey!

Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

3. Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

Learn about the origins of fado music on a 3-hour walking tour of the Lisbon neighborhoods where it originated. As you explore, you will be accompanied by a live fado singer and guide. Experience the magic of Portuguese fado, a form of music listed by UNESCO as of “World Intangible Cultural Heritage.” An important part of everyday life in Lisbon, there is no better way to learn about Portuguese culture than through a close encounter with fado in the nation’s capital. You will go to some typical fado houses, where fadistas have earned their living for decades. Wander the alleys and squares around Praca Martim Moniz, a multicultural part of Lisbon that is off the usual tourist route. Discover local taverns instrumental in the history of fado culture in the Mouraria district. Then, stop for a delicious meal of caldo verde (a traditional Portuguese soup) and barbecued chouriço (spicy sausage), served with bread and wine in one of the authentic fado houses of Alfama.

Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

4. Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, and would sing this beautiful and yet melancholic music with a zest 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’. During 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. You will start in Bairro Alto, one of the most traditional areas to enjoy Fado in Lisbon. Here you'll have some food samples and a glimpse of the Fado music genre. Afterwards, you walk towards downtown and go through Mouraria, one of the most traditional districts in Lisbon, where according to the traditions, the first lady who sang Fado for the first time was born: Severa. Discover the Mozarabian district and it's narrow streets, full of charm. Here you'll get a cultural insight into this music genre and some more food and drink samples. You finish this tour with a beautiful walk around the castle hill towards Alfama and you will have a diverse food tasting along with a Fado Show. You'll feel like a true Lisboeta.

Lisbon: Fado and Dinner Walk

5. Lisbon: Fado and Dinner Walk

Start your Lisbon walking tour of this whimsical city by joining a local guide in one of the city's most imposing squares, the Praça do Martim Moniz. This famous landmark honors a nobleman that sacrificed his own life to help the Christian conquerors of Lisbon in 1147. At the starting point to this tour through Lisbon's musical and culinary heritage, the home of a fusion market that celebrates the multiculturalism of the neighborhood of Mouraria. Take in sweeping views of this intoxicating city from the viewpoint of the Castle Hills, some of the city’s best-kept secrets. Explore Alfama’s small squares, rustic buildings and dark alleyways as you wander along the winding, cobblestone streets. Stop to breathe in the exciting atmosphere as the local taverns and music venues come to life for another evening of melodic tunes and gastronomic delights. Stop to reflect on the beauty of the River Tagus then continue on to finish this Lisbon walking tour in a small restaurant that serves up daily doses of delicious food and Fado music to enthusiastic audiences. Sample a traditional Portuguese dinner and wine while appreciating a performance of Fado Vadio (amateur Fado), a quintessential Lisbon experience that you won't get on other Lisbon tours! Visit the heart of Fado's heritage from the old district of Mouraria. Try a sip of ginjinha, Lisbon's trademark liqueur, while listening to Fado at a local tavern. What a fitting finale to this indulgent Lisbon walking tour extravaganza!

Lisbon Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

6. Lisbon Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

This 3.5-hour pub crawl is an easy and secure way of enjoying yourself without worrying about what comes next. The meeting point for the tour is Lisbon’s Sunset Destination Hostel. Begin the pub crawl at the rooftop Zebra Bar. Besides the great view over the river, this part of the tour is an icebreaker, as you’ll team up to play some drinking games. No matter who the winner is, everyone will have an enjoyable time and have some drinks!  Next, head out to the bars on the bustling streets of Bairro Alto, and spend 30-40 minutes at each bar. Each one has a different vibe, with live music, Latin rhythms, and international sounds.  At around 02:00 AM you’ll move on to the famous Pink Street, where you’ll have priority admission to a club. The route may change depending on the group and the events that are happening, but you’ll always visit the bars and Pink Street. The final club visit changes, however, and could be Urban Beach, Main, Musicbox, or others. 

Lisbon: Night Tour with Dinner & Fado Show in a Small Group

7. Lisbon: Night Tour with Dinner & Fado Show in a Small Group

Experience the folk music culture of Portugal as part of a sightseeing tour of Lisbon after dark. Benefit from pickup at a location of your choice, and then explore the narrow streets of the historical neighborhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto. Get breathtaking views of iconic monuments such as the National Pantheon and Lisbon Cathedral. See the monumental Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery illuminated for the night. Then, watch a traditional fado show at one of the city's atmospheric fado houses. Sung by a solo performer accompanied by 2 guitarists, the intensely melancholic songs are usually about love, woes, pain, or a longing for things that were lost or never accomplished.  

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What people are saying about Bairro Alto

Our guides were 2 girls, and it was their first day, and still they were WONDERFUL. Friendly yet efficient getting everyone from bar to bar. Informative on instructions for getting into the club. Sangria to start the night and a shot at each bar was fun, then you have to pay for your own drinks but at a discounted price. Even the price of the drinks at the club at the end weren't too expensive! We made a lot of new friends and had a really good time. Would highly recommend for solo travelers, couples and even groups!

The top level even if I only speak French for the most part it speaks the English language I can tell you that there is no need to know how to speak Multi language to have fun and laugh great I took it 2 × 2 next it was so good

I went by myself and it was a really good experience. I meet people from all around the world and the tour was safe and the club at the end was amazing. My two guides were two girls and both of them were amazing !!

Serata divertente in compagnia di almeno 50 persone. Locali e club molto affollati. Prima ora con free drink di sangria e birra.

Very nice and cozy way to discover the nightlife of Lisbon with like-minded people from all over the world!