Guided tour

Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

4.2 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)
Guided tour

Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

From US$ 85.48 per person

A walk through the most emblematic neighborhoods of Lisbon, places where Fado was defined and ending with a very Portuguese dinner with a fado show as the soundtrack.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Learn about Fado, the Portuguese music genre (Limited to 12 pax)
  • Walk through Lisbon's Bairro Alto, Mouraria and Alfama districts
  • Feel the vibe of the city while strolling around historic center
  • Enjoy a typical Portuguese dinner with all included full menu
  • Live Fado performance in a typical Fado house
Full description
Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, an emotion of longing or homesickness for their distant loved ones. We want to take you on a walking tour through the historical neighborhoods of Lisbon where fado has its roots so you understand the traditional lifestyle of the city and to feel the vibe of the city. Walking through the most emblematic places for Fado and for “fadistas” , where this music genre became famous, first as the sole of Lisbon but today a whole Portuguese identity. We start at Bairro Alto, where Fado became famous among the high classes, heading next to Mouraria where, according to the traditions, the first famous fado singer was born: Severa. Next is Alfama where Fado can be heard in every corner and where you will have a delicious Portuguese meal and a live fado show. Silence fado will be sung.
  • Informal tour guide
  • Fado Show
  • Dinner
  • Walking Tour in the city (Bairro Alto, Mouraria, Alfama)
  • Small Group: Limited to 12 pax
  • Meeting Point: Front of the Statue (Luís de Camões) at Largo Camões
  • 19:00)
  • Drop-off: Live Fado Show Restaurant
  • Hotel Pick-up and Hotel Drop-off
  • Guide Tip
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

The meeting point for this tour will be at Largo do Camões (near the statue) – no pickup.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • English, Spanish and Portuguese available year round.
  • Remember that more than one language may be spoken (maximum two)
  • Infants and children occupy a seat, infant seats are available if advised at booking
  • Child rate applies when accompanied by paying adult
  • Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle
  • Please wear appropriate footwear, bring bottled water, sunscreen, a jacket in winter
  • Moderate walking included on this tour
  • Minimum of 2 people per tour. If a tour is cancelled because of low bookings you will be offered an alternative or refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour will not be canceled for adverse weather, unless there are warnings by official organizations
  • Tour partner is not responsible for traffic congestion resulting from cultural, sport, religious events, or demonstrations. They will offer alternatives to avoid these such as changing pickup or drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may happen without prior notice.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Unfortunately we didn't get what we booked. We were led through the city for 1 hour, the guide played a few songs from his cell phone, dropped us off at a restaurant with fado music where there was a menu. For the price paid of 85 euros, definitely not what we booked. I would not book again.

March 6, 2022

Great, 100% recommended

Very interesting tour, in addition, the guide, Tania, made it very enjoyable and was a great connoisseur of Fado and Lisbon. We had a fantastic evening and in very good company. An evening to always remember !!

June 27, 2019

Simply great.

Tania gave us great background information and showed the best places. The fado singers were great, the food was great and the hosts were very nice. An interesting and successful evening

May 27, 2019

Product ID: 195620