Fado music tour in minibus: Lose yourself in the charm of Fado, a traditional Portuguese folk music especially popular in certain parts of Lisbon. On this tour you will learn all about the history and the countless interesting facts that lie behind the passion-filled tunes of Fado. Join this tour, enrich your knowledge of world music and let the moving melodies elate your soul.
Fado first appeared in Lisbon back in the 18th century. Widely considered to be an essential part of the Lusitanian soul, it is nowadays listened to and known in all four corners of the world. In 2011 it was even elevated to World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Discover Fado through the streets of Lisbon, the city that cradled and nurtured it. This tour takes you to many iconic locations of this musical genre. You will be able to visit some of the most interesting historical neighbourhoods in town, all of them located around the marvellous city centre. In these quaint bohemian streets it is still very easy to come across “fadistas” – as Fado singers are known in Portuguese – and other performers, all accompanied by the sound of the hauntingly beautiful Portuguese guitar.
As the day goes by and you immerse yourself more and more in some of the quaintest and most hidden alleys of central Lisbon, you will not be able to help feeling like a true “Lisboeta”; especially when you are surrounded by the unparalleled sound of the city’s street musicians.
Meeting/pick-up point: Outside Hotel's Reception, except for clients staying in hotels in Parque das Nações who will need to go to the following meeting point: Hotel Sana Evolution in Saldanha.
Drop-off location: In Rossio or Marques de Pombal.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: At 8pm.
End/closing time: At 12am.
Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish .
Others: Pick-up time to be informed 24/48 hours before the tour. Fado show included. The tour might vary depending on weather conditions or events that could take place on certain dates.