Day Trips to Castle of Sao Jorge

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  • Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Food Tour by Segway

    1. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Food Tour by Segway

    Take a guided Segway tour of Lisbon and sample the flavors of Portugal on a unique mode of self-balancing transportation. Your 2.5-hour Segway adventure through the city will take you to Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and through the charming streets of the Bairro Alto. Lisbon is the perfect city to explore from one of these super cool vehicles. You will go beyond the monuments to get a real sense of what makes the city so great, exploring the lovely River Tejo, the city's myriad food offerings, and its friendly residents. All the essentials will be supplied to keep you going, from complimentary water, some different tastings and exquisite pastries. You will be provided with all the necessary safety gear, such as helmets, and get a brief orientation on how to use a Segway. An expert guide will be on hand at all times to share their passion for the city in a fun way, taking ...

    Luis was a very friendly and knowledgeable host who showed us the highlights of the area on this interesting tour. If you have not done segway before it is a great way to cover a lot of ground in a short time, and is really good fun. Can very much recommend it, thanks for a great time!

  • Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

    2. Lisbon: Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour

    This was where it all started. Meet in the heart of the city nestled on the oldest hill in Lisbon. It is the hill of fado and of the typical taverns that preserve their genius and traditional roots. From the quarters of Graça and Alfama, through Mouraria up to the São Jorge Castle, you may be lucky enough to come across a sardine barbecue on the streets. Hop out into Alfama, take a walk through this music quarter and listen to its cries. You will be able to see Roman remains, medieval houses that survived the 1755 earthquake, the magnificent Lisbon Cathedral, squares livened up by outdoor cafés and nooks and alleys reminiscent of Arab cities – Lisbon’s multicultural history has also left its mark here. In addition, enjoy incredible views of the city from the many natural windows that it offers.

    Fantastic tour of the old town of Lisbon, Tiago was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what he did. He made us feel at home and was also very amusing. We saw some great sites and viewpoints. You will not regret doing this tour.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

    3. Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

    Discover Lisbon's street art during a 2-hour photo tour. Wander through some of Lisbon's oldest and most popular neighborhoods and marvel at the spectacular street murals. After meeting your guide, set off on your exploration of Lisbon's famous street art, with new pieces appearing every day. Walk from the downtown area to the top of the castle hill, so be prepared to go up and down several hills; the art will be worth the effort, though. Take a journey into the world of street art with your guide and hear about its history in Lisbon. Enjoy time to take pictures of all the art and soak up the views of the Tagus River.

  • Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

    4. 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. 

  • Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    5. Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

  • Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama District

    6. Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Private Segway Tour of Alfama District

    Take advantage of the comfort and easiness of riding a Segway to overcome the hills of Lisbon in this 1.5-hour private tour of the Alfama district. You can arrange with your guide what time you would like to start your tour.  Your tour will be preceeded by a familiarization and practice session. You will see that riding a Segway is the perfect way to climb the hills of Lisbon in the blink of an eye. Without tiring from the hills, you will climb the hill up to the São Jorge Castle and descending through the Mouraria neighborhood. In times past the place of battles and conquests, today it is the perfect path to set yourself on an adventure through history. See how the locals live on your exploration of the castle and Mouraria. This will also be a good opportunity to see some of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, including the Sé Cathedral and the National Pantheon.  You will have the o...

  • Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle 3-Hour Tour

    7. Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle 3-Hour Tour

    Discover Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood on a half-day tour of Alfama, following the path of the city walls and Moorish castle of São Jorge. Meet at the historic Casa dos Bicos (“House of the Spikes”), built around 1523 and a rare survivor of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. See evidence of the old Roman salting tanks at the Cetária. Travel back to Roman times, when Lisbon was known as “Olisipo,” and learn how the Romans discovered the thermal waters of Alfama before the Muslims gave them the name “Al-Hamma.” Wander a labyrinth of alleys and interior patios to discover secret stairways and hidden squares that lead to what used to be Lisbon's Jewish Quarter. Learn about the birth of fado music, and experience one of the city's oldest customs as you pass through Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. Next, go to Lisbon Cathedral, built in the 12th century and modified in a mix of architectural styles. Enj...

    Our guide Fatima was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the area and it's history.

  • Lisbon: Experience Alfama the Old Quarter Walking Tour

    8. Lisbon: Experience Alfama the Old Quarter Walking Tour

    Discover the historic heart of Lisbon, by taking a step back in time as you walk to see the brightly pained, albeit weathered houses, the pretty flowers bursting from balconies and the impressive tiling that decorates almost every inch of the district of Alfama. Learn why Alfama is also home to some spectacular and significant churches and cathedrals. Visit Romanesque Sao Jorge Cathedral with its twin castellated bell towers, the Igreja de Santa Engrácia-Panteão Nacional which is one of the most recognizable buildings in the Alfama skyline, and the Igreja de São Vicente de Fora, admired for its spectacular Baroque canopy over the altar.  Then, See the Jewish memorial and find about the Massacre in Lisbon with its consequences in the city. Explore the Roman theatre museum with an insight into the roots of Lisbon. Enjoy the views from Lisbon Castle and the Baixa district. Observe the ex...

  • Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour

    9. Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour

    Discover the history and culture of Lisbon on a day-long city walking tour alongside an expert local guide. Visit Lisbon's top sights, stroll along the Tejo River and enjoy panoramic views. Begin your tour with hotel pick-up in the morning and head to Cristo Rei. Cross the iconic 25th of April Bridge, and enjoy sweeping views over the city. Next, it's on to Bélem, where you can take postcard-worthy pictures for lifelong memories. Bite into the sweet Pastel de Belem, a traditional Portuguese treat, then head down narrow cobblestone streets and explore the oldest districts of the city, learning about its fascinating history along the way. Enjoy the architecture along the streets of Lisob's Baixa Pombalina, including ancient churches and local shops. Top it off with a taste of traditional ginginha liquor.

  • Lisbon: Old Town Sitway Night Riders Tour

    10. Lisbon: Old Town Sitway Night Riders Tour

    On this tour, discover Lisbon on a Sitway at night. At night, this part of the city has another spirit of living that you will not be able to find during the day. Alfama wakes up at night when some of the city's most authentic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine. When you cross the labyrinthine streets, hear Fado coming from the restaurants and also from the local houses.  The area is full of historic monuments, that all light up at night. Spread over the southeastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, the picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways and steep flights of steps. Besides the castle, you will find several historic 17th-century churches in the vicinity, as well as the city's impressive cathedral. In the night lights, all these monuments will look mystically bigger. Some of the ...

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What people are saying about Castle of Sao Jorge

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Had a great time, Miguel was very entertaining and looked after us with drinks and a blanket for the wife (take warm clothes as mentioned!!). Although engine overheated on the way back with seaweed blocking the coolant entry, we made sail and had a gentle cruise back to port with no worries. All in all a very enjoyable 2-3 hours.

Great boat ride!! Our boat was a lot less full than the other boats. Guides were very nice, took our pictures and told a lot about the city. Drinks were included. Sunset was beautiful. Can highly recommend!!

It was a very nice tour into the sunset. The crew tried very hard and explained a lot to us. There was also an answer for drinks.

We had an unforgettable evening. Thanks also to the attentive crew for spontaneously offering to take a few family photos.

Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!