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The Heartbeat of Ancient Lisbon

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 407 reviews.Lisboa, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Elena

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian

What you'll do

Board onto a time-traveling machine with us and let's travel through centuries to understand why the Lisbon looks the way it does and what it means to live for a day in the shoes of a Portuguese.

We will go on and off the beaten path to discover the city's contrasts, its mysteries, and legends.

Our Lisbon walking tour will immerse you in four of the most iconic neighborhoods:

Baixa, the whole area, rebuilt after the catastrophic earthquake of 1755, and done so in a very distinct architectural style.

Mouraria, the most atypical-typical Portuguese neighborhood and the birthplace of Fado music.

Bairro Castelo, where St George Castle proudly stands, to guard over the city.

Alfama district, to be touched by an incredible community spirit among some of the city's oldest residents.

From the hidden alleys to some of the most stunning panoramic views ("miradouros", for the Portuguese language lovers), we will admire incredible pieces of street art and learn not to live like a local, but to understand like a local.

We will familiarize ourselves with the country's symbols.
Uncover the mystery of this 'fish' that is not fished in Portugal, but it is eaten more than any other local fish altogether. And we will find out what is the 'Granny's Cure' for all matters of illnesses.

Bring your good vibes and be ready to be amazed!

This is a family-friendly tour!
Board onto a time-traveling machine with us and let's travel through centuries to understand why the Lisbon looks the way it does and what it means to live for a day in the shoes of a Portuguese.

We will go on and off the beaten path to discover the city's contrasts, its mysteries, and legends.

Our Lisbon walking tour will immerse you in four of the most iconic neighborhoods:

Baixa, the whole area, rebuilt after…

Elena's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Sun, Nov 1
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$24 per person
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Sun, Nov 1
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$24 per person
$24 per person
Mon, Nov 2
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$24 per person
$24 per person

Meet your host, Elena

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 407 Reviews
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Dear traveler,

When we are not in Lisbon, showing people around the city that we are blessed to call home, we are out exploring the world, just like you.

As travelers, we know what it is like to be in a new city and how overwhelming it can be when everything looks incredible, and you are afraid of missing out.

We designed this experience so you could have a better understanding of the city. So that you can plan the rest of your trip knowing where to eat like a local and how to move around.
We make sure to take you to those places that you honestly can't miss.

What brought us together was a great passion for Lisbon and a burning desire to share our love for Portugal with everyone that comes to visit us.

Let us reveal all the bits and pieces of our love letter to Portugal!

We look forward to welcoming you,
Katrina,Anca,Elena
Dear traveler,

When we are not in Lisbon, showing people around the city that we are blessed to call home, we are out exploring the world, just like you.

As travelers, we know what it is like to be in a new city and how overwhelming it can be when everything looks incredible, and you are afraid of missing out.

We designed this experience so you could have a better understanding of the city. So that you can plan the rest of your trip knowing where to eat like a…
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Where you'll be

We will explore Saint Jorge's hill, with its hidden, maze like paths, getting lost, but knowing exactly where we go, we will take pictures in gorgeous overlooks, we will appreciate street art murals and understand why we have so much street art in Lisbon. We will have the chance to meet some of the oldest residents of the city and encounter an incredible community spirit in the city's oldest neighborhood: Alfama.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 407 reviews.

Sophie
October 2020
Very enjoyable tour walking around the streets of Lisbon. Katrina was a great host and had a great deal of knowledge around the history of Lisbon. Would highly recommend this tour as a way to get to know this amazing city.
Christian
October 2020
Fantastic experience. My tour guide was Katarina, and in these pandemic times, what was meant to be a group tour, albeit a group of two, was reduced to a private one. What made the tour special is that Katarina managed to strike a great balance between conveying the history of the city, and how that maps onto the different neighbourhoods, while also revealing its more contemporary sides, by showing various hidden spots, such as churches, bars and restaurants. The key to this was obviously Katarina's vast local knowledge, which includes such delightful observations as to the custom of octogenarians leaning out of windows for gossiping, as well as stopping by some unassuming doorsteps, where you'll get to taste some unique flavours of Lisbon! My recommendation is to do this tour early in your journey to Lisbon, as you'll end up with a lot places you'll want to explore next!
Fantastic experience. My tour guide was Katarina, and in these pandemic times, what was meant to be a group tour, albeit a group of two, was reduced to a private one. What made the…
Jonathan
September 2020
Katrina our guide for the tour did a fantastic job describing the history of Lisbon and Portugal. Would highly recommend anyone visiting to give this tour a go.
Karina
August 2020
We had a great experience with Elena! So many beautiful places, had a great talk and some life advice :) Elena took many great pics of me and my boyfriend, was very accommodating . Wish you all the best, Elena!
Dylan
July 2020
I have done many walking tours and guided hikes on all my travels as I feel its the best way to truly understand a city, this walking tour with Elena was genuinely the best one I have ever been on. Elena was so welcoming I could see her smile beeming behind her mask (this tour was during the Covid pandemic). Elena was friendly, intelligent, interesting, attentive and caring. The walking tour was filled with the most authentic Portuguese experiences. I always try a guided walking tour to experience something I could never do on my own whilst in a foreign country. Elena has somehow managed to provide the perfect blend of 'typical tourist' sightings with the most authentic experiences. I felt myself getting lost in quintessentially Portuguese experiences - an unforgettable day. I will hold Lisbon in the highest regard and this is largely attributed to Elena.
I have done many walking tours and guided hikes on all my travels as I feel its the best way to truly understand a city, this walking tour with Elena was genuinely the best one I h…
Alexander
July 2020
I was lucky enough to get a private tour due to the lack of tourists during corona time. Given this, the tour was very personal and I really got to see the city through the eyes of Elena. The fact that she was not born and raised in Lisbon is a plus, because Elena decided to live here because of what she loves about the city and I could feel that. Thank you for the great experience, all the best for the future!
I was lucky enough to get a private tour due to the lack of tourists during corona time. Given this, the tour was very personal and I really got to see the city through the eyes of…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Please rest assured that each tour is led in only one language at the time, even though I can speak multiple language! The tours are mainly in English, but feel free to reach out if you would prefer your tour to be in Spanish, Portuguese or Romanian!

What to bring

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