A Different Type of Lisbon Fado Tour

Join me, Rhyara in a tour of Lisbon’s oldest musical heritage: fado! Naturally, culture takes on a whole new level of interesting when you can experience it with a dash of alcohol and so, in between fado houses, we will be visiting some of my favourite shot bars to get the conversation and musical passion flowing! Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm

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Join me, Rhyara in a tour of Lisbon’s oldest musical heritage: fado!

Naturally, culture takes on a whole new level of interesting when you can experience it with a dash of alcohol and so, in between fado houses, we will be visiting some of my favourite shot bars to get the conversation and musical passion flowing!

Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm

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Description

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About your guide

Hey guys, my name is Rhrya Ema Silva (your tour guide), and I’m a singer songwriter born and raised in Lisbon. 

It will be a pleasure to show you my own unique interpretation of Fado music in what I believe is my own special flavour of shots and fado music.

What we’ll do

I started this alternative tour because I felt so many of the other Fado tours took themselves a little too seriously…
We’ll visit my favourite bars and fado houses, where the owners and singers will tell you their tales of this incredible musical tradition, and as a singer and songwriter myself, I’ll share my own story and first-hand experience of performing in this beautiful city too. Naturally, culture takes on a whole new level of interesting when you can experience it with a dash of alcohol and so, in between fado houses, we will be visiting some of my favourite shot bars to get the conversation and musical passion flowing! I’ve chosen spots that balance price and experience, allowing me to offer an evening I’m praying to the high heavens you will never forget. The fado houses we’ll be visiting serve typical Portuguese food and tapas, if you feel like indulging your senses even further…
Join with me in visiting the following:
-Sentido Proibido
-Petisqueira dos Sentidos
-Adega do Ribatejo
-Duplex
-Magote Bar
-Wasp Bar

What else you should know

Come with an intrigued soul and an open mind.

What to bring

€30 for food, shots and drinks!
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22 reviews for A Different Type of Lisbon Fado Tour

  1. Alden Braunstein

    Fado

  2. Foster Kemplin

    Wir hatten einen schönen Abend in einer netten Runde von Leuten. Die Stimmung war gut und der Fado ist eine wunderbare Tradition, die man in Lissabon erlebt haben muss.

  3. Francene Gorley

    We loved our experience with Rhayra who hosted the tour. It’s a fado and different bar’s tour! This keeps the expenses low because the fado places can be pricey, so for us it was a perfect balance. We loved that our host thought of this. There were also some friends/family that came along because it’s nice to go with a group, so it’s not a intense one on one 4 hour. Explained was that the drinking arrangements was pay for your own and we did not feel obligated to pay for the group. It was nice to have clear explanation on that. And it quickly felt like hanging out with friends. It was a lot of fun to discuss music and get a top 5 fado must listen list! We loved the explanations off the meaning of the fado songs, background and the way our host could sing along with the fado singers. It’s nice to go with a person who has a good heart, is fought full and knows the place and people. Sure you can go to places on your own but it’s nice to be guided to the right places with great singers and company! We wish Rhayra all the best and highly recommend her as a host for this experience.

  4. Francisco Posner

    I had a great time on this tour. We got to go to different bars and enjoy Fado. The host was great and very personable. I well be looking for similar experiences when I travel from now on.

  5. Gary Cid

    Our host Rhayra really made us feel comfortable. She conveyed her personality very well, was very funny and we had a great night all together.

  6. Georgianne Ryan

    We went to a bar and got to know each other a bit – we were 7 all together. After that we went to listen to the fado – two different singers – we had so much fun, that we decided to stay together until late (4.00) at night. Our guide knew everybody – and in the end she sang herself .’- (because she was a singer herself) . My adult childern, my husband and I had an extraordinary night.

  7. Geraldine Aune

    We had a great time! Rhayra was our guide and she was very knowledgeable being a musician herself. She gave us an insiders perspective of the fado music as well as many cool bars! We were also fortunate enough that the other people in the tour were amazing. Definitely 10/10!

  8. Gertie Hilgendorf

    Rhayra was an amazing guide and friend! We enjoyed a unique experience of fado performances in a small, intimate group. Being a musician herself, she showed a passion for the music and engaged with the performers. In the 4+ hours we spent together, we stopped by one bar and two fado restaurants. She gave us complete control and flexibility over how long we wanted to stay at each place, and even stayed with us way beyond the duration of the experience. Needless to say, we are going to miss hanging out with her and look forward to seeing her again next time we’re in town.

  9. Guy Rezac

    We had an amazing time. Rhayra was an exceptional host. She told us about fado music and made sure that we all connected with each other and with the music. The best part about this tour was being able to make friends while experiencing a piece of Portuguese culture. I met people in the tour that I will remain friends with. Remember to bring money to buy drinks and food. Rhayra even showed us some cool bars after and hung out with us! An exceptional experience

  10. Ha Kincade

    初めてのファドを手軽に楽しめた良い体験でした。ホストのRhayraは、とても感じが良く、ファドに関する知識もあり理解を深めることが出来ました。他の参加者とも色々な話しが出来、あっという間の4時間でした。 It was great experience for me to know Fad. Rhayra is such a nice person. We really enjoined because of her. A group from California and Canadian actress are so fun. I really enjoyed this activities.

  11. Herma Mooney

    This tour made our Lisbon trip extra special. We saw and experienced so much that we would not have been able to experience on our own. I have a whole new appreciation for Fado and for the Bairro Alto neighborhood.

  12. Jessi Abney

    Rhayra is very accommodating and personable, and the restaurant we went to with Fado performance was amazing. We got to hang out together afterwards and it was lots of fun. If you like to have some choices over what you do during the tour, this is for you!

  13. Jonas Defenbaugh

    I would give this experience a five except that there were some inaccuracies in what happened vs the description. First we never met “Oska” but our guide, Rhayra, was enthusiastic and very kind always checking that we were OK with what was going on. Then, second, we only went to two Fado clubs one one bar. I thought we would go t a few more places based on the write up. But the two places we went to had amazing singers, especially the women. And the food and wine were good. I was a bit concerned about how much we were spending but, when it was all said and done, we clocked in at €35 per person in our seven party group hitch matched what the description stated. Overall it was a memorable night with some truly stunning singing in the company of good people guided by a charming hostess. Couldn’t ask for more for €6 per person!

  14. Karan Ting

    I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know more about a night life of Lisbon and also wants to know more about fado, it’s history and the singers.

  15. Kenyatta Moir

    Rhyara was welcoming and easy to be with, and seemed to have a solid base of knowledge about Fado. It turned out that I was the only one on the tour. I felt like I was coming down with a cold, so I elected to skip the shots and just go to a restaurant, have a small bite and a glass of wine, and listen to a couple sets. My sense is that this is an accessible way to hear the music live without having to pay ridiculous amounts at other restaurants. A music created by the working folk of the land shouldn’t be reserved for those with money, and this is an affordable way to experience it.

  16. Kum Pinder

    This was a really relaxed and intimate way of experiencing Fado music. It was a really cool way to visit some local places and get immersed in this cultural phenomenon. It felt laid-back and casual mixing it with bars so we could all relax and get to know each other, and it’s true that Fado is even more touching after a few drinks! Our guide was amazing, a genuine and sweet girl who could really share her unique local insight.

  17. Kymberly Hembree

    What can I say?! Incredible experience from start to finish – These guys know the city inside and out and introduced us to people and places we would never have found on our own. So much fun and SO much love ❤️ Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting the area!

  18. Lakenya Knowles

    Great experience

  19. Leo Haugland

    Great experience, very fine and sweet guide, lovely people and beautiful songs of the heart.

  20. Leslie Kittelson

    These women have the knowledge and connections to bring people to excellent small, traditional fado venues!

  21. Libby Kolb

    初めてのファドを手軽に楽しめた良い体験でした。ホストのRhayraは、とても感じが良く、ファドに関する知識もあり理解を深めることが出来ました。他の参加者とも色々な話しが出来、あっという間の4時間でした。 It was great experience for me to know Fad. Rhayra is such a nice person. We really enjoined because of her. A group from California and Canadian actress are so fun. I really enjoyed this activities.

  22. Linette Kowal

    Our host Rhayra really made us feel comfortable. She conveyed her personality very well, was very funny and we had a great night all together.

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