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True Fado Evening

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 242 reviews.Lisbon, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Rodrigo

4.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French

What you'll do

Get the inside scoop on Portugal's iconic folk music with a famous Fado musician.

You’ll stroll through the streets of the Alfama district and get a first-hand account of this birthplace of Fado—and see amazing landmarks and breathtaking viewpoints along the way. About halfway through we'll stop for some delicious Portuguese wine.

Later, we'll drop in on an intimate Fado performance in a traditional, relaxed place. You'll get to mingle with musicians and taste Portuguese food and wine that will make this a musical night to remember.

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What's included

  • Food
    I’ll provide a typical dinner and dessert. Advance notice of dietary requir...
  • Drinks
    You’ll have a choice of Portuguese wine or beer. Non-alcoholic drinks are a...
From €75
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Rodrigo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 242 Reviews
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I'm a professional Fado singer with over 20 years of experience. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of this unique musical genre. I've performed on hundreds of stages and produced dozens of concerts, festivals, and workshops. I'm also an activist involved in projects to help preserve Fado in its purest and most genuine state.
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Where you'll be

This experience will take place in Lisbon's Alfama neighborhood—the capital of Fado music and its most emblematic district. You'll see amazing views and narrow streets of this historic area.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 242 reviews.

Rachel
February 2020
This was such a fantastic and memorable experience! It was a bit out of my comfort zone - I'm not a huge music expert and I tend to shy away from guided tours. But, I am so glad I decided to do this. Rodrigo took my husband and I on a personal tour through Alfama - we learned a ton about the neighborhood, Lisbon history, and of course Fado music. He brought us to a great wine bar and a really special restaurant for dinner that we would have definitely walked right past if we were on our own. He helped us avoid the tourist traps and have an incredibly authentic Fado experience. Rodrigo, himself, is a talented Fado singer and even performed at the restaurant as an extra special surprise. Highly recommend!
This was such a fantastic and memorable experience! It was a bit out of my comfort zone - I'm not a huge music expert and I tend to shy away from guided tours. But, I am so glad I…
Jessica
January 2020
Do yourself a favor and book this experience as soon as you land in Lisbon. To say this was the highlight of my trip would be an understatement. Not only was Rodrigo a gem- warm, fun, an expert- but he spared no expense to give us a really great night out. We had the most beautiful meal and listened to some of the best fado in the city. Also Rodrigo is the Fado boss- literally knows everyone and everything on the topic. Plus the neighborhood you get to visit at night is a place you will want to go time and time again. Book this ASAP!
Do yourself a favor and book this experience as soon as you land in Lisbon. To say this was the highlight of my trip would be an understatement. Not only was Rodrigo a gem- warm, f…
Andreea
January 2020
The experience has been a great one. Rodrigo is a gem and is passionate about Fado and managed to convey the feeling to us in a warm, friendly and easy to understand way. I am quite pleased that we attended this event, particularly that it was a birthday present. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who wants to understand Fado a bit better from a professional.
The experience has been a great one. Rodrigo is a gem and is passionate about Fado and managed to convey the feeling to us in a warm, friendly and easy to understand way. I am quit…
Ben
January 2020
There's fado, and then there's fado with Rodrigo, an important member in the global fado scene. I enjoyed a transcendental evening filled with reflection and music and delicious homemade foods. Book now for the most enchanting night you can spend in Lisboa.
There's fado, and then there's fado with Rodrigo, an important member in the global fado scene. I enjoyed a transcendental evening filled with reflection and music and delicious ho…
Jason
January 2020
This is the way to dive into Fado. Rodrigo has expert insight into the music, and clearly has the passion for it. You get to learn about the history of the genre, eat and drink great food and wine, and of course listen to beautifully done Fado in a perfect setting. Don’t miss this.
This is the way to dive into Fado. Rodrigo has expert insight into the music, and clearly has the passion for it. You get to learn about the history of the genre, eat and drink gre…
Leslie
January 2020
If you come to Lisbon, you have to hear Fado; to learn Fado, this is the only experience you need to sign up! Simply amazing - Rodrigo is the best host - he genuinely wants to give his guests the once in a lifetime experience with Fado, the music that will touch your soul! Everything perfect, from the walk, the jazz bar, the restaurant and the bar after ... can’t tell more so to keep some suspense, but this is definitely one experience you can’t miss!
If you come to Lisbon, you have to hear Fado; to learn Fado, this is the only experience you need to sign up! Simply amazing - Rodrigo is the best host - he genuinely wants to giv…

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 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes.

What to bring

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