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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 you to the best food stops to let you fill your stomach with some of the most delicious Portuguese food you've ever tasted.

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

2. 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.

Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

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.

Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

4. Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

Learn about the origins of fado music on a 3-hour walking tour of the Lisbon neighborhoods where it originated. As you explore, you will be accompanied by a live fado singer and guide. Experience the magic of Portuguese fado, a form of music listed by UNESCO as of “World Intangible Cultural Heritage.” An important part of everyday life in Lisbon, there is no better way to learn about Portuguese culture than through a close encounter with fado in the nation’s capital. You will go to some typical fado houses, where fadistas have earned their living for decades. Wander the alleys and squares around Praca Martim Moniz, a multicultural part of Lisbon that is off the usual tourist route. Discover local taverns instrumental in the history of fado culture in the Mouraria district. Then, stop for a delicious meal of caldo verde (a traditional Portuguese soup) and barbecued chouriço (spicy sausage), served with bread and wine in one of the authentic fado houses of Alfama.

Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

5. Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, and would sing this beautiful and yet melancholic music with a zest of "saudade", an emotion of longing or homesickness for their distant loved ones. Currently, Fado is considered part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is more than just a genre, it is a way of feeling and the sung expression of the Portuguese soul. You will pass by historical neighborhoods such as Bairro Alto, Alfama, and Mouraria, to learn more about the traditional aspects of life, so you can get a feel of the city like a true local, a ‘Lisboeta’. During the tour you will try a variety of food samples and wines and get to see real live performances from ‘fadistas’ alongside the traditional sound of the Portuguese guitar. You will start in Bairro Alto, one of the most traditional areas to enjoy Fado in Lisbon. Here you'll have some food samples and a glimpse of the Fado music genre. Afterwards, you walk towards downtown and go through Mouraria, one of the most traditional districts in Lisbon, where according to the traditions, the first lady who sang Fado for the first time was born: Severa. Discover the Mozarabian district and it's narrow streets, full of charm. Here you'll get a cultural insight into this music genre and some more food and drink samples. You finish this tour with a beautiful walk around the castle hill towards Alfama and you will have a diverse food tasting along with a Fado Show. You'll feel like a true Lisboeta.

Lisbon: City Highlights Private Tour with Pastry Snack

6. Lisbon: City Highlights Private Tour with Pastry Snack

Benefit from the pick-up service as you embark on your tour to learn more about the history of the city and its many changes, as you journey through neighborhoods such as Baixa and Bairro Alto. Stop to take in the views from 2 of the city's most enjoyable belvederes. Then, visit the early Jesuit church of the Igreja de São Roque, where some of Europe’s greatest treasures are kept. Descend the hills to visit the Chiado neighborhood, known for its old and modern commercial establishments. Continue to Jerónimos Monastery to take a closer look at the impressive details of one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline-style architecture in Lisbon. Savor a sweet pastéis de Belém (egg custard tart) before ending next to the historic Torre de Belém at the mouth of the River Tagus.

Lisbon Shore Excursion: Self-Drive Tour with GPS Audio Guide

7. Lisbon Shore Excursion: Self-Drive Tour with GPS Audio Guide

When your cruise ship pulls into the port of Lisbon, make the most out of your time by renting an electric vehicle to spin around town in. With 6 hours to make your way through town, you’ll have time to experience the city’s most charming and magical areas with ease. Each Renault Twizy can accommodate 1 driver and 1 passenger. Drive into Lisbon's old town and the narrow streets of Alfama, Mouraria, Bairro Alto, and Chiado. Drive along the river. Head up to a panoramic vistas to see the city from the top. Stop for a bite or 2 along the way. All the while, you’ll have a GPS and audio guide at your disposal, so you won’t need to waste time figuring out which sights to see.

Lisbon: West Hills Tuk Tuk Tour

8. Lisbon: West Hills Tuk Tuk Tour

With a local guide in the driving seat, this tour provides a fantastic introduction to Lisbon's west hills of Chiado, Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real. You will encounter history, culture, landmarks, amazing viewpoints and cultural areas, learning about your surroundings from your guide. This trendy part of the city was once the center of intellectual life, where famous writers would meet for their morning coffee and discuss important matters. It has now become a cool, vibrant, part of town, and the perfect place to do some shopping or just stroll around during your stay in Lisbon. These three neighborhoods offer you a little bit of everything, from fashion, glamour, fascinating historical sites such as Carmo Convent/Largo do Carmo, where the revolution that ended the fascist dictatorship in Portugal started. You will also later discover the beautiful São Roque church. These areas also boasts emblematic theaters, charming old bookshops, live music and great tapas restaurants. The nightlife is pretty good too, with numerous bars and clubs to choose from.

Lisbon: 1-Hour Private Romantic City Tour

9. Lisbon: 1-Hour Private Romantic City Tour

Get picked up in a classic Ford T model replica and meet your guide to start your romantic tour of Lisbon. First, see the central square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about the Baixa Pombalina re-urbanization efforts after the devastations of the 1755 earthquake. Be charmed by the square's busy hotels, cafes, and restaurants, and architectural quality of the buildings.  Leave the square and feel the pulse of the romantic city as you ride up to the bohemian neighborhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. Experience the fado atmosphere and witness the abundance of local establishments teeming with passion.  Enjoy the wonderful view from de São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and visit the fabulous Estrela Basilica, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Lisbon. Get to know the narrow streets of Bairro Alto, where the night is delightful and exciting with its countless bars and restaurants.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

10. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Start your Lisbon tour in the city's largest park and get panoramic views. Learn about the devastating earthquake of 1755. Journey to Rossio Square and Lisbon Cathedral, and then get a fantastic view of Gracia and Baixa, along with São Jorge Castle. Drive through the Bairro Alto on route to the Cristo Rei statue. Cross the Tagus River on the 25 de Abril Bridge, and get some time for lunch in Belem. Enjoy an authentic pastel de Belem (custard tart) and move on to the Jerónimos Monastery. Marvel at this symbol of Portugal's wealth and power in the "Age of Discoveries" and learn more about the period at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

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4.8 / 5

based on 661 reviews

We enjoyed the tour and Alexandra was a delight to spend time with. She was able to answer all our questions. We enjoyed the balance of food/drink stops and talk. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour and tour guide.

With Martin we had a great guide who was well prepared for all eventualities. His patience, his empathy but also his knowledge have contributed greatly to making the tour a great experience. Absolutely to recommend!

Food tour on a Segway, Peter our guide was excellent, very informative and gave us lot of recommendations. Segway training was thorough and we felt very safe even though the conditions were not ideal.

Had such a fun time on our Segway tour. It was a really nice way to see part of the city…especially Saldana. Andes was a great guide, and we really enjoyed it!

Tony was our guide and brilliant tour all up. Great way to get to know the city on day one and Tony had recommendations for everything.