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Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

1. Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

Starting in Chiado, get ready to feel the 19th century Lisbon and it's classic cafés. Try the original Bica, Lisbon's local espresso. After this, don't miss the opportunity to delight your tastebuds with a delicious Portuguese Pastel de Nata — a custard tart to die. Going towards the riverfront you'll get to know the biggest market in Lisbon, the Mercado da Ribeira. It's one of the trendiest spots in the city, with some of the best Portuguese restaurants. On the way, you'll see the great contrast between the traditional tascas and the posh modern restaurants of Lisbon. You will wander around downtown to see some of the most iconic buildings and locations, but don’t worry you will continue to stop often to eat. Of course, you can’t miss a Ginjinha (liqueur) but you have many other surprises in store for you on this unforgettable tour around the heart of Lisbon. Last but not least, you'll finish with a traditional Bifana (pork sandwich) or an alternative option.

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Lisbon: Old Town Sitway Tour

2. Lisbon: Old Town Sitway Tour

Starting from the Cais do Sodré area and crossing the majestic Praça do Comercio in a Sitways (seated segways), you will visit the Old Town district of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter. This is spread over the southeastern slope of the hill and crowned by Castelo de São Jorge. The picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps. Its Kasbah-like layout is deliberate — this is the city's ancient Arab district. The name "Alfama" derives from the Arabic word Al-Hama which means "source of warm water, good water". The tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore. Alfama was one of the few areas of Lisbon which wasn't destroyed by the big 1775 earthquake. Lisbon's old quarter offers many things to see. Besides the castle, there are several historic 17th-century churches in the vicinity, as well as the city's impressive cathedral.  Alfama also wakes up at night, when some of the city's most authentic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine with plenty of bonhomie. The neighborhood is also home to traditional fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings.

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Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

3. Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

Meet at Rua da Boavista, 168 (metro - Cais do Sodré, bus - 714 or tram - 25) bus stop Conde Barão. The adventure starts as you head to Alfama, the old town area, passing by the river side where you can see the huge commercial plaza. In Alfama you can see traces of the Arab occupation and the Roman presence in the architecture, the food, and the language as well. Watch traditional music fado, go to St George Castle and see some beautiful landscapes. The city center is also very interesting. It is super fun to drive Segways and easier than Alfama. See the oldest cafe in Lisbon and the shopping areas that are full of history. This area was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. You can also see the best restaurants to eat, the night life area, important churches ,and so on. Take amazing pictures on the Segway and all the monuments and landscapes as well. 

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Lisbon: Old Town Segway Tour

4. Lisbon: Old Town Segway Tour

Receive full instruction and training on riding the segway if it is your first time using the vehicle. Start in the Cais do Sodré area and cross the majestic Praça do Comercio, where you will visit the Old Town district of Alfama. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. Spread over the south-eastern slope of one of the hills of Lisbon, the picturesque neighbourhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps.  One of the few areas of Lisbon, which wasn't destroyed by the massive 1775 earthquake, Lisbon's old quarter offers many things to see. Explore tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces which are full of character and great fun to explore. See several historic 17th-century churches in the vicinity, the city's impressive cathedral, and São Jorge Castle.

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Lisbon: Tasty Tapas Tour by Segway

5. Lisbon: Tasty Tapas Tour by Segway

Roll around the Old Town of Lisbon on a futuristic Segway, tasting typical Portuguese delicacies along the way. Despite looking hard to control, Segways are actually surprisingly easy and fun to ride. Your guide will give you a short instructional session and then you’ll head off to Portugal’s oldest district, Alfama.   Your tour starts at Ribeira de Naus, where many old Portuguese ships were built. See the old shipping dock where people and goods entered and left Lisbon during the Age of Discovery. You’ll also explore this district’s most authentic cafés and restaurants, which serve traditional cuisine and plenty of hospitality. Here, taste some of the most famous Portuguese tapas, like a codfish pastry, a roasted Portuguese sausage (chorizo), and cheese and honey with bread and sardines. All of this will be accompanied by a local red or white wine.   To finish your experience, taste a famous pastel de nata (custard tart), and try Ginginha, a traditional sour cherry liquor. Continue to discover more of Alfama’s hidden corners and streets before returning to the meeting point.

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Lisbon: Alfama Culinary E-Bike Tour

6. Lisbon: Alfama Culinary E-Bike Tour

Your tour begins at Ribeira das Naus, where many of the old Portuguese ships were built. Near Praça do Comércio you will see Cais das Colunas, an old shipping dock where both people and goods entered Lisbon during the Age of Discovery. Next up, discover Alfama, where some of the city's most authentic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine and plenty of bonhomie. The ancient neighborhood is also home to traditional Fado houses, and this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in these rustic and romantic surroundings. Next up you will have the perfect opportunity to taste some of the most famous Portuguese tapas, stopping in one of Alfama's typical restaurants. There you will try codfish pastry, roasted Portuguese sausage (chorizo), cheese and honey with Portuguese bread and olives, and special canned sardines. All of this food will of course be accompanied by Portuguese red or white wine. To finish the experience, you will enjoy a famous pastel de nata (a custard tart) accompanied by Ginginha, a typical Portuguese sour-cherry liquor.

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What people are saying about Cais do Sodré

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

We chose the old town tour for 90 mins. It was fascinating from start to finish and our guide was excellent providing a running commentary along with many historical facts. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon.

Excellent, informative fun

Really enjoyed the experience, would highly recommend. Great way to learn about Lisbon with the kids. They really enjoyed it and found it very interesting. Our guide was great, friendly and very knowledgable

Tania was superb, as was the tour. Great insight into some of the history, culture as well as sampling the food and drink. 5 stars / highly recommended. Tour also lasted over 3 hours, but went very quickly.

It was a fantastic experience. The tour was extremely professional and brought us closer to Lisbon in a new, different way. We can only recommend it ;-)

Just being yourself and your camera. Awesome way to see the City.