Lisbon - Alfama, the ideal place to get lost

Alfama, the ideal place to get lost

(145 reviews)
Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
30 mins

About the tour

What if you choose to get in a maze of streets, knowing you would easily be able to find your way out of it? Let’s explore one of the oldest districts in the city of Lisbon: Alfama. This delightful district of Lisbon is located on a hill, between the Castle of St. George district and the Tagus river estuary. Having kept most of its urban layout since the Moorish occupation back in the 8th to 12th centuries, through conquests, an earthquake and the touristic boom, it is now awaiting us to walk on its narrow cobbled streets. We will learn about its inhabitants along the centuries, traditions such as the feast of St. Anthony and about “bairrismo”, the proud feeling of belonging to a specific neighborhood.

Meet your local guide


Inês has been a licensed guide in Portugal since 2008. Her mother was a French and Portuguese teacher who fell in love with a Peruvian musician and craftsman in Paris. She considers herself a storyteller with a wide range of interests, from history to gastronomy, growing food in her small garden, hiking in the company of her wonderful dog and dancing. She is currently taking a massage course and learning how to sew! All in all, this means that Inês loves to explore different layers and perspectives of Lisbon, its culture and to share it with others!

Inês has been guiding since Aug 2008

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

Toma from Ottawa, CANADA D.

14 February 2021

Superb guide.... enjoyed all her virtual tours.

Valerie M.

11 February 2021

Ines was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide for the Alfama district of Lisbon. It was great having a virtual walk around this old district. Thanks Ines

April Leen D.

08 February 2021

👍 five star!

Carole J.

07 February 2021

Absolutely fascinating. Ines obviously has a very good understanding of the area. I visited there a few years ago and she showed us places we completely missed and put everything into historical perspective. Well done Ines!

Roza A.

07 February 2021

Thank you

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