Let the games begin: local Lisbon for kids


Let the games begin: local Lisbon for kids

Take a family-friendly leap into Lisbon’s lesser-known lore, as local guides enlist games, stories and scavenger hunts to put the fun firmly back in the facts.

A history-heavy walking tour with kids in tow may sound like it’s tempting tears, but this interactive jaunt through Lisbon’s oldest quarters will get the whole family on board. Ticking off a mix of must-see sights and lesser-known spots, you’ll explore the city’s storied streets through a series of games and competitions, with your local guides regaling you with entertaining tales from Portugal’s past along the way. You’ll emerge a family of fully fledged Alfacinhas, and have a fair bit of fun in the process.

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From €155 for 2 people

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History buffs

There’s no shortage of guides in Lisbon, but the prospect of having bored kids in tow can make a history tour seem less than appealing. Thankfully, the city has Maria and Mariana, both of whom are parents, experienced guides and all-round antiquity enthusiasts. Passionate about sharing the city that they love, they’ve put together a team who know how to engage and fire kids’ imaginations, creating a string of educational tours that are fun and informative.

See Lisbon’s insider sights through stories and scavenger hunts the whole family can get stuck into

3 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 09:30 and 15:00
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Where you'll go
Your guides will lead you on an interactive expedition through Mouraria and Alfama, taking in both the historic hotspots and local-secret sights of two of Lisbon’s oldest areas. You’ll set out at the Rossio, getting clued up on Portugal’s kings, before making your way through Mouraria, where you’ll discover the district’s Moorish past through stops including an ancient castle and an azulejo-tiled terrace. From there, a scavenger hunt will send you scampering through Alfama, taking in notable stops including Lisbon Cathedral. You’ll finish up at Campo das Cebolas, where a lawn and playground await weary wanderers.
What you'll learn
Armed with an array of games and stories, your guides will unlock Lisbon’s oldest quarters for kids both big and small. You’ll learn about Portugal’s royal past and get hands on with the history of Mouraria and Alfama, from fado music to Moorish design – and try a traditional Lisboeta pastry in the process. Along the way, your guides will share insider insights the most astute Alfacinha might miss, keeping the kids keen all the while.
Experience location
You’ll be meeting at a square in the Baixa district; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.