Alfama the heart of the Ancient Lisbon

(175 reviews)
Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
30 mins

About the tour

Welcome to Igor's neighborhood. Join him on this tour as he shares with you the place where he has lived in Lisbon for more than 9 years. This tour takes you right to the heart of old Lisbon 700 hundred years ago, exploring the narrow streets that form a most wonderful maze that you can get lost in very easily! He will share with you some of the ruins of the old city wall created by the Moorish more than 900 hundred years ago. He will also take you to the Historical Fado Houses and Taverns owned by the same family for more than 50 years, some of whom Igor knows very well. Learn about the old town's Jewish and Arabic roots, the old fishermans' lifestyle of Alfama the secret breathtaking views and a lot more... It's a neighborhood that looks more a Village, with kids still playing on the streets, old ladies hanging clothes on the window, often seen gossiping on street corners. In this live-streamed adventure, anything can happen so be prepared to have a lot of fun!

Meet your local guide


Imagine bumping into a tour guide who's a Reiki therapist, a meditation lover, a great didjeridu player, and a unicycle rider! That's Igor for you. Igor is a Lisbon local who loves to meet people from across the world. Since childhood, he has been passionate about history, art, drawing, painting, and for the last 7 years, street art. Over the years, he has enjoyed taking people around the cultural and historical sites. Igor enjoys guiding his guests off the beaten track, exploring everything this amazing city has to offer. He has even has partnered with National Geographic in their student expeditions program doing tours for their students in Lisbon. Joining a tour with Igor will allow you to see Lisbon through his eyes, and explore the culture and history in an authentic, funny, and relaxed way. Be sure to join one of his tours - you won't regret it!

Igor has been guiding since Aug 2014

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lisbon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lisbon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Dianne C.

02 March 2021

Igor is excellent as a tour guide. He loves his city and uit show in his talking. It was fascinating to see and hear him talk about all those murals with the history of the city in that archway! Dianne C. from Toronto

Diane D.

01 March 2021

Igor is an amazing tour guide. I love every tour I take with him and look forward the day I can go on one of his in person tours. Thank you so much

Lily B.

01 March 2021

Igor is a great tour guide. He making love the place he is showing, giving a lot of interesting informations:historical, cultural, ethnic. Big thanks to him

Christina (NYC) 🍎🏙 M.

28 February 2021

Wonderful tour. I will definitely watch again

Shirley S.

28 February 2021

Love Igor's enthusiasm for his home! He shared lots of information and history. Great trip!

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