FREE TOUR

FADO

 

Lisbon Fado Free Tour

Dom Pedro IV Square (Rossio)

2,5 Hours

Monday

4.30 pm

Look for the Blue Umbrellas

The True Sound of Lisbon

If you want to understand the Lisbon soul, our Fado Free Tour is the tour you were waiting for. This free tour is a plunge into the essence of Lisbon and its people and has received international awards for its originality. This Take Lisboa free walking tour is not simply a stroll around the Lisbon neighborhoods of Mouraria and Alfama. The guide is also a Fado singer and she will tell many stories about Fado but also sing to you in the narrow streets of Lisbon Old Town.

The Fado Free Tour begins in Rossio where the statue of King Pedro IV, first emperor of Brazil, stands tall looking at the river Tagus. It is a fortunate coincidence since one of the origins of Fado most disruptive thesis states that Fado was born in Brazil and descends from the song lundum. 
As we start climbing the hills of the Moorish district Mouraria, our guide will tell tales about the Portuguese sailors and how they mourned their homes in distant seas across the world. Did you know the word Fado comes from the ...

 
  • Fado Singer Guide

  • The Origin of Fado

  • Moorish, Maritime and Brazilian Influence

  • Severa and XIX Century Fado in Lisbon

  • The Portuguese Guitar and it's surprising ancestor

  • Fado and its symbolic codes

  • Fado's expansion in the early XX Century

  • Fado and the New State Dictatorship

  • Different types of Fado

  • Amália Rodrigues: Fado's Greatest Revolution

  • New Generation of Fadistas 

  • ...and much more!

HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR

 

POINT

MEETING

 

INFORMATION

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GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED. IN THIS CASE, WE REQUIRE A PREPAYMENT OF 10€ PER ADULT AND 5€ PER YOUNGSTER UNDER 18. CHILDREN UNDER 14 ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication we demand of our Take Lisboa local guides.

 

WHAT IS A FREE TOUR?

Free Tour is a relatively recent concept and advocates the democratization of access to this type of touristic experience. We want to enable everyone to get to know our city regardless of their budget.

Many people question how can a tour be free? The tour is free because there is no prearranged price, each participant will define the amount they consider appropriate according to their level of satisfaction and personal budget.
Our guides receive no salary of any kind other than what they receive from the guests who decide to join our Lisbon Free Tours. As they only work for gratuities the trend is that Free Tours are significantly better than conventional paid tours. The guide will put all his energy, commitment, and knowledge into each tour. 

Now that you know the theoretical explanation of the concept it's time to join one of our Lisbon Free Tours and prove in practice that this is one of the best and richest ways to get to (really!) know a city.

 

HOW LONG DOES THE FREE TOUR TAKE?

The Free Tour lasts around 2h30. 

IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR?

The tour is exclusively in English.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

The tour includes a local English-speaking and Fado singer guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Lisbon unforgettable.

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.

 

HOW DO I BOOK THE FREE TOUR?

You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:

hello@takefreetours.com | +351 914 059 080

IS BOOKING MANDATORY? WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?

Booking is mandatory and highly recommended since the Fado Free Tour only happens with a minimum of 4 adults. 

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities. 

 

HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?

Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.

You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.

 

IS THE FREE TOUR ACCESSIBLE?

No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.

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