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Intimate Fado tour

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 158 reviews.Lisboa, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Rita

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

Private concert with a Fado singer

There is no better way to know Fado than to feel it...!
We'll start with a short walk through the narrow streets of Alfama, so that you can get to know and understand the place where Fado was born.
Then, we`ll sit in a small traditional tavern , where you will certainly experience a genuine and close relationship with the local community. I`ll share with you my personal experience, tell you about the history of Fado and explain you how this music represents Portuguese culture, both past and present. Meanwhile i will sing for you in a spontaneous performance in which usually locals also step in!
Come as a host and leave as a friend!

What's included

  • Food
    Tapas
  • Drinks
    A glass of wine or other drinks
From £42
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Rita

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 158 Reviews
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Hi! My name is Rita and i am a professional singer for the last 20 years .
I`ve studied classical music and jazz and i`ve dedicated my life to teaching and practicing music to children and erderly.
Considering music a universal language and my voice an extension of my soul, singing is for me one of the most authentic ways to relate and connect with people.
Fado is a passion that runs through my veins !
In the last years i`ve dedicated myself to this deeply emotional music genre, working closely with the local community of Alfama, one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Lisbon.
Hi! My name is Rita and i am a professional singer for the last 20 years .
I`ve studied classical music and jazz and i`ve dedicated my life to teaching and practicing music to children and erderly.
Considering music a universal language and my voice an extension of my soul, singing is for me one of the most authentic ways to relate and connect with people.
Fado is a passion that runs through my veins !
In the last years i`ve dedicated myself to this deeply emotional music…
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Where you'll be

We´ll meet at the front door of Museu do Fado, a museum dedicated to the history of Fado. We'll be in Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and the birthplace of Fado. We'll stroll the narrow streets and finish in a cozy tavern.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 158 reviews.

Ariane
February 2020
What an inspiring evening with Rita in Alfama. She told us about the history of Fado and also shared many personal stories with us. Rita is a very passionate storyteller and great singer. Over the course of the evening more and more locals joined into the singing and we had a great time with everyone in the bar. All in all a very beautiful experience! Highly recommend it!
What an inspiring evening with Rita in Alfama. She told us about the history of Fado and also shared many personal stories with us. Rita is a very passionate storyteller and great…
Lynda
February 2020
Our evening with Rita was simply amazing. It was a once in a lifetime experience learning about fado and the Alfama. We would recommend this to anyone coming to Lisbon with an interest in fado. This was the best evening we spent in Lisbon!
Our evening with Rita was simply amazing. It was a once in a lifetime experience learning about fado and the Alfama. We would recommend this to anyone coming to Lisbon with an in…
Nick
January 2020
This is a rare chance to be accepted and immersed into a culture that is sadly dying out in Lisbon -- the culture of fado vadio. Anyone can pay to go to a casa de fado for dinner and a concert, but this is a very different experience, and one that it would be very difficult for tourists to discover on their own. I've lived in Lisbon for three years and adore fado, and even I had never been to the hidden tavern that Rita took me to for this experience. While we were there, she gave me a private fado concert, and in between songs told me about the history of fado and her own story of how she became a fadista. As the night went on, the locals in the bar joined us, and by the end we were all singing together. It was magical!
This is a rare chance to be accepted and immersed into a culture that is sadly dying out in Lisbon -- the culture of fado vadio. Anyone can pay to go to a casa de fado for dinner a…
Daniel
December 2019
We had a wonderful and very personal introduction not just to the history of Fado, but to the soul of it via Rita‘s live interpretation and via the locals of Alfama joining in into a one of a life-time experience. If you want to understand the soul of Fado, this is a must in Lisbon.
We had a wonderful and very personal introduction not just to the history of Fado, but to the soul of it via Rita‘s live interpretation and via the locals of Alfama joining in into…
Justin
December 2019
This was the best airbnb experience I have ever had. Rita is amazing, and has such great skill when it comes to story telling and Fado. After a short walk around Alfama, we settled into a little hole in the wall bar, full of locals and we enjoyed wine while she serenade us and taught us the history of Fado. The experience all just felt so real. From the location, to being surrounded by locals, to the wine. I didn't feel like I was on a tour, I felt like I was being able to get a glimpse into the every day lives of Lisbon natives, while also learning so much. At one point, an older lady came in who knew Rita who happened to be a Fado singer as well. She was elderly, but vibrant and she joined Rita in an amazing duet. The night ended with several local patrons joining in to finish up a song. All harmonizing, singing, even a little dancing. I walked away feeling like I had just witnessed a part of Lisbon few will ever know. Sure you can go to nicer places to hear Fado, but with this tour, you get a change to experience Fado the way it originate. In a small bar, in an alley in Alfama. Thank you so much Rita. You made my trip to Lisbon magical.
This was the best airbnb experience I have ever had. Rita is amazing, and has such great skill when it comes to story telling and Fado. After a short walk around Alfama, we settled…
Farah
December 2019
This is an absolute must-do. Book now, do NOT hesitate. This is a unique, special experience that you cannot replicate on your own. Rita's expertise and immersion in a tiny local corner of the Alfama fado community is something no tourist will ever be able to gain entree into. I cannot really fully express how special this experience was, the only way to know is to do it yourself. Thank you Rita, for one of the most amazing highlights of our trip!!!
This is an absolute must-do. Book now, do NOT hesitate. This is a unique, special experience that you cannot replicate on your own. Rita's expertise and immersion in a tiny loca…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

You should bring an open heart and tissues (if you are a sensitive person) !