This was fantastic! Diogo accompanied us to the restaurant in a cab and we had an
excellent table, close to the performers. Dinner was delicious, and
between each course we were treated to a feast of spectacular singing
and playing. It was incredibly moving and very interesting to hear the
different styles of the singers. Diogo is very good company and most
informative... not only about the music, but also about the menu!!
It was unforgettable and I would strongly recommend it! Susan Bullock, UK
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We had a wonderful night out! The music, food and people were fantastic. It was an honour for all of us
to meet and hear Celeste sing. Please pass on my email so that we can remain in touch. Laura, Ireland
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Highlights were ...
our dinner and fado night out. Kathi & Bob, Canada
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No trip to Lisbon is complete without hearing Fado. We took Deb up on
the offer for Diogo to accompany the four of us for an
evening of Fado, which we would highly recommend. The first place we
visited was the more standard dinner and the show which was great. We
then went to a second place in the Alfama neighborhood, which we would
have never found on our own. Diogo was great company - passionate and
very knowledgeable about all aspects of the music- which he freely
shared, along with good tips on what to order for food and wine. I
think the four of us agreed that the fado night was the highlight of
the weekend. J. Burke, Geneva
Private Fado Tours - Lisbon, Portugal
"A shawl, a guitar, a voice and heartfelt emotion. These are the ingredients of Fado, the celebrated form of
world music that captures what it is to be Portuguese."
Experience fado as only a few privileged ever
do . . .
. . . via insider knowledge shared with your personal guide, Diogo, whose qualifications
include being a member of Portugal's most famous fado family:
Diogo grew up listening to his great-aunt, Amália Rodrigues, and
her sister Celeste, his grandmother, sing fado, the soul music of
When Amália, a national icon, died in 1999, the Portuguese
government declared three (3) days of mourning. Celeste,
now 85, still sings fado while Diogo manages her schedule, travelling
with her around the world and to some of Lisbon's most intimate fado
Now you can join Diogo and Lisbon's "extended family" of fadistas,
some legendary, others contemporary, for an evening of
rich savoring of things past.
Fun, informal... unforgettable.
Enjoy a leisurely meal and drinks at one, or more, of Lisbon's fado houses
while learning firsthand about the different fado styles, instruments,
emotions and performers.
Diogo is also an accomplished chef and
can provide insight into the foods, wines, history and culture which
gently color every visit to Lisbon.
In combination with
his friendly nature and lively sense of humor, this intimate tour
may well be the highlight of your trip.