Come with us on this free walking tour of Lisbon, taking a journey through the most emblematic spots in the Portuguese capital, and immerse yourself in the past and the present of the city of Fado. What's more, it's FREE!
Free Walking Tour of Lisbon
The tour starts at the Lisbon Tourist Office in the Praça dos Restauradores square. Wandering through this, Lisbon's most bohemian neighbourhood, we will visit the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, one with spectacular views of the São Jorge Castle, the Lisbon Cathedral and the old town.
As we pass through Chado, your guide will narrate its streets with the city's exciting history, travelling back to the 16th Century to relive the imperial conquests which made Portugal one of the major global powers. Thanks to its strategic position between America, Africa and Europe, Lisbon has been the birthplace of discoveries and explorers who have left their footprints on the streets of the city. And on the banks of the Tajo you can find an enormous marble map, striking in its size and complexity, and highly representative of this historical period.
Lisbon was also the scene of events which shook the whole country, such as the 1755 earthquake, or the Carnation Revolution which put an end to the reign of the 'New State' and its dictator Salazar. The tour passes through the remains left by these historic episodes and will continue all the way to the famous Rossio Square, to take a look at the famous Santa Justa Elevator and the Jewish Memorial.
The tour will end around Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio).
Groups of over 9 people will not be able to participate in this activity. If you are a large group, we recommend you reserve a private tour.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English and Spanish speaking expert guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is it possible to borrow a wheelchair?
A - No.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Lisbon Tourist Office.