Free tour

Fado with Locals - Free Tour with Tastings - History and Music

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on November 19, 2018

Live History is a 100% Portuguese registered trademark and a licensed company by the tourism bureau of Portugal. Learn the history and legends of the old town most representative neighborhoods, told by real local guides (sometimes impersonating Portuguese historical figures), getting a truly personal and insightful view on Lisbon, walking through the city's narrow alleys up and downhill, lost in time on a genuine "back to the past" entertaining and informal guided tour where history, stories, and fun facts combine together. :) For the best tours in Lisbon, look for our white umbrellas at Praça Dom Pedro IV, also known as Rossio. ;) Live History - Live Lisbon

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Fado is the traditional way of singing and playing in Lisbon. Considered world heritage, it was born in the old neighborhoods of the city. Enter Mouraria, the old neighborhood of the Moors, birthplace of Fado, where the true multicultural colors of Lisbon show up, and on this tour, you will have a true experience of Fado.

You will be taken on a journey, through Lisbon's musical tradition and history, by a local professional singer who has learned the way it has been done for generations - from the old generation to the new - and who will sing essential themes of Portuguese culture just for you in a very exclusive performance.

This very unique singing guide will share with you the history of this art and particular details about local performers who have contributed to the development of this most amazing kind of music. Then, in the small typical squares of the neighborhood, we will all listen to her Fado performances finishing up with some tastings at Mouraria's School of Fado, in a sublime experience that stimulates all your senses, from the ears to the tastebuds.

The tour includes the tasting of Portuguese traditional chouriço and Ginjinha (cherry liqueur).

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  • Meeting point:
    Martim Moniz 1150052 Lisboa Portugal
    Martim Moniz 1150052 Lisboa Portugal
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    By the medieval wall artwork monument, at Praça Martim Moniz. You can easily identify our team with a Live History Free Tours white umbrella

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Katherine 27 Jan 2020

One word: amazing! Totally recommend it .
Paul 18 Jan 2020

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Travelled in group - Jan 2020
Great tour about Fado and it's interesting history! Plus, you get to taste some typical Portuguese food & beverage while hearing Fado sung by the very talented guide!
Halyna 22 Oct 2019

Great tour! Love it!
Reem 15 Oct 2019

The tour guide is a gentle soul, great voice and talented story teller. Must do tour in Lisbon
Jill 11 Oct 2019

A lovely tour! Jaya has amazing energy, a charming personality and of course a talented voice! She captivated us and made us laugh while she explained the history of Fado and she mesmerized us when she sang and danced. This was a special experience and I would highly recommend ❤️
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.