Lisbon - Alfama the heart of the Ancient Lisbon

Alfama the heart of the Ancient Lisbon

(241 reviews)
Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
45 mins
Tip-Supported

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

Igor

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 45 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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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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

Laura D.

03 May 2021

Great tour by Igor of Lisbon. Wonderful views, through great areas of town that you would never normally see on any other tour. Showing us artwork by locals with all the stories behind the artwork, the buildings, the neighborhoods, the people, music, how life is now and in the past. Got a really good feel for the Alfama. Amazing knowledge of the area, historic buildings, areas, churches, tiles. You can tell he loves giving tours and makes the tour very informative and fun at the same time.

Coralee🌞📷🌎 M.

02 May 2021

Enjoyed seeing another part of Lisbon, a little music, a little art.

Tony d.

02 May 2021

very poor quality transmission and could have been better

Katherine N.

02 May 2021

Struggled with the connection quite a bit but really fascinating tour and Igor did his very best to refresh so we could see and hear better.

Kathy L.

02 May 2021

awesome!


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