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Saudade: Lisbon’s Soul

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Tiago Neiva

What is this?

A guided journey, spanning 4-11 PM, with an expert in Lisbon's architecture and cultural history. This tour immerses you deep into the heart of Lisbon’s Baixa and Alfama neighborhoods, showcasing the city's rich tapestry of architecture, gastronomy, culture, music, and its people. Your journey includes a visit to your guide Tiago’s family home, offering a rare glimpse into authentic Lisbon living. Explore the Baixa area and visit an old former palace that later became a casino. Enjoy a genuine ginjinha drink in a local environment, surrounded by exquisite azulejo tiles depicting a cellar. Witness the grandeur of former convents and churches, such a monumental burned Dominican Church. Enjoy traditional Portuguese delicacies at an old tiled tavern, complemented by Vinho Verde. The tour culminates with a sunset tram ride to Alfama, followed by an enchanting Fado performance and dinner at “O Corrido,” (or similar Fado House), immersing you in the soulful rhythms of Lisbon's iconic music.

What makes this unique?

This tour offers an immersive experience into the heart of Lisbon, guided by Tiago's profound knowledge and personal connection to the city. It uniquely combines architectural wonders, historical insights, and cultural immersion, highlighted by an intimate visit to Tiago's family home and an exploration of Lisbon's Fado heritage. The tour is designed to be a soulful journey through time, reflecting the Saudade – a deep sense of longing and nostalgia that is central to Portuguese culture. The blend of historical sites, melancholic strains of Fado, and interaction with the city's non-touristic real soul makes this a deeply moving and unforgettable experience.

What is the profile of the host?

Tiago Miranda Neiva, an architect, art historian, and lifelong Lisbon resident, is your host. With his academic background and a deep-rooted passion for Lisbon's history, arts, culture and gastronomy, Tiago offers insightful and meaningful narratives and personal stories that bring the city's culture to life.

What to bring?

Comfortable walking shoes for exploring Lisbon's neighborhoods. Casual and comfortable attire for the evening. Camera to capture Lisbon’s picturesque scenes. Water bottle for hydration. An open heart to embrace the Saudade of Lisbon. [Photo Credits: Lojas com História. Reinaldo Rodrigues. Time Out. Tiago Miranda Neiva. Unsplash: Andrea Brucker, Paulo Evangelista. Vitor Oliveira, Wikimedia.]

How do we get there?

Lisbon is easily accessible from the airport, cruise terminal, and train stations, with the historic center reachable by walking or using public transport, taxis, or Uber.
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EUR 375
per person

Private experience

7 hours
This rare and expertly curated experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants to make the base costs and logistics work. What's included: Exclusive access to Tiago’s family home. Visits to significant cultural and historical sites in Baixa and Alfama. Authentic ginginha drink experience. Small Petisco and Wine. Traditional Portuguese dinner with Fado performance.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish

Private experience

7 hours
This rare and expertly curated experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants to make the base costs and logistics work. What's included: Exclusive access to Tiago’s family home. Visits to significant cultural and historical sites in Baixa and Alfama. Authentic ginginha drink experience. Small Petisco and Wine. Traditional Portuguese dinner with Fado performance.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish
calendar
EUR 375
per person

Private experience

7 hours
This rare and expertly curated experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants to make the base costs and logistics work. What's included: Exclusive access to Tiago’s family home. Visits to significant cultural and historical sites in Baixa and Alfama. Authentic ginginha drink experience. Small Petisco and Wine. Traditional Portuguese dinner with Fado performance.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish

Private experience

7 hours
This rare and expertly curated experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants to make the base costs and logistics work. What's included: Exclusive access to Tiago’s family home. Visits to significant cultural and historical sites in Baixa and Alfama. Authentic ginginha drink experience. Small Petisco and Wine. Traditional Portuguese dinner with Fado performance.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish