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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: Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral Guided Walking Tour

    2. Lisbon: Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and listen to an introduction about the history of the city. Then start your tour by passing by the famous Rossio train station, the Sao Domingos Church, the Lisbon Jewish Memorial, and the Queen Maria II National Theater. Continue along the pedestrianized avenue Rua Augusta to arrive at the Santa Justa Elevator. Learn about the construction of this famous landmark. You’ll then arrive at the first viewpoint, the Elevador Castelo, from where you can admire an impressive view of the Tagus River and the downtown area. Next, head to the famous Sao Jorge Castle to enjoy some free time and take pictures. Continue to the Portas do Sol viewpoint. Marvel at the superb views of the river, the terracotta roofs of the city, and the historical Tram 28. Pass by the Santa Luzia lookout before arriving at the Lisbon Cathedral. Your guide will take you on a tour through the monument, w...

    This was yet another wonderful experience. Since we requested an English speaking tour we ended up having our own private guide with Sofia who was just so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the Alfama zone and Lisbon. The stops along the way to taste Ginginha and Beirao along with their Pastel de Nata was delightful. Beautiful to see the architecture and landmarks still in existence. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 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. 

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

    4. 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: Experience Alfama the Old Quarter Walking Tour

    5. 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

    6. 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: 24/48/72 Hour Walking Tour Pass

    7. Lisbon: 24/48/72 Hour Walking Tour Pass

    With your ticket, discover Lisbon with unlimited access to flexible walking tours. Join and leave the circuits as you please, escorted by local experts who are on hand to meet you throughout the day.

    Using the app, simply track your nearest guide and begin to discover countless visitor hotspots, including Praça do Comércio, Castelo de S. Jorge, Belém Tower, and Lisbon Cathedral. Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your guide as you explore the countless treasures Lisbon has to offer. Admire colorful streets and hill-top views, a city center steeped in colonial history, and an impressive selection of ornate architecture. Hop off your guided tour and navigate yourself whenever you wish, enjoying audio commentary, suggested walking itineraries, pinpointing your favorite sights, and discovering photo hotspots, all offline, day or night. When you're ready, hop back on a gu...

  • Lisbon: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

    8. Lisbon: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

    Explore Lisbon’s main historical sites and landmarks in just 4 hours with a private sightseeing experience. The tour is completely customizable, so you can choose how long to spend at each location, and adapt the stops to suit your interests. Start your half-day trip with hotel pickup by your English-speaking guide. Wander through the Alfama district, see the magnificent Belem Tower, take panoramic photos from the Castle of Sao Jorge, and visit Commerce Square. Listen as your guide shares historical facts and helps you to discover the city’s hidden gems. Get dropped off at your hotel at the end of this fantastic experience.

  • Lisbon: Old Town Sitway Night Riders Tour

    9. 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 ...

  • Old Town E-Bike Tour by Sitgo (Cais do Sodré)

    10. Old Town E-Bike Tour by Sitgo (Cais do Sodré)

    Ride on brand-new e-bikes, a tailor-made mode of transportation for the hilly city of Lisbon. Enjoy riding a bicycle with an electric engine to give you a push on the hardest parts of the route. The guides will show you how to ride the e-bikes and get you ready to go. Start from the Cais do Sodré area and cross the majestic Praça do Comercio, as you cycle on to visit the Old Town district of Alfama. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. Spread over the south-eastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, this 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. Alfama derives from the Arabic word Al-Hama that means "source of good water". One of the few areas of Lisbon, which wasn't destroyed by the big 1775 earthquake, Lisbon's old quart...

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This was yet another wonderful experience. Since we requested an English speaking tour we ended up having our own private guide with Sofia who was just so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the Alfama zone and Lisbon. The stops along the way to taste Ginginha and Beirao along with their Pastel de Nata was delightful. Beautiful to see the architecture and landmarks still in existence. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. I highly recommend this tour.

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!

We did this tour in the afternoon on the day we arrived in Lisbon. It was a great tour with a wonderful guide named Isabel. She was very knowledgeable and really tailored the tour to our interests. One member of our party had mobility issues and she was very kind in assisting him.

This was a fantastic tour! Simon was an awesome guide, riding the Segways was simply a blast, and the tastes we had along the way were delicious. Highly recommend.

Great visit with Marine! She made us visit nice little streets and always has the word to make people laugh! I recommend this tour!