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Central Lisbon 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

1. Central Lisbon 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

This tour was designed to provide the best biking experience possible in central Lisbon so you can discover the Portuguese capital in a safe, fun, and eco-friendly way. Ride from the top of Eduardo VII Park, one of the best viewpoints of Lisbon. Cruise on your e-bike through Baixa-Chiado, Marquês de Pombal, and Avenida da Liberdade, the heart of the city and the main shopping and banking district, completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. Admire its elegant squares, pedestrianized streets, cafes, and shops. Venture to Príncipe Real, one of the most interesting spots in the city. See the romantic park near Bairro Alto, where you’ll find lots of boutiques, traditional antique shops, art galleries, and colorful historical buildings. Travel along the picturesque bike lane that overlooks the Tagus River, passing by Time Out Market. Your guide will provide historical information in a simple and relaxed way. Hear engaging stories and little-known facts about the capital city. Your questions are more than welcome.

Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

2. Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

Have a truly unforgettable experience on a sailing yacht and experience Lisbon in a new way. Float down the Tagus River and view some of the city's main monuments including Torre de Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Electricity Museum, Maat, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and Cristo Rei. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and glimpse the beautiful hills of Lisbon and the picturesque neighborhoods on top of them such as Bairro Alto e Alfama and Castelo de S. Jorge. Gaze at a magical sky on your charming return journey or go to Cascais Bay to dive and sunbathe.

Lisbon: Electric Car Discovery Tour & GPS Audio Guide

3. Lisbon: Electric Car Discovery Tour & GPS Audio Guide

Discover the top sites of Baixa and Belem and learn about the history of Portugal’s maritime adventures that brought new cultures and tastes to Europe. Get behind the wheel of a 2-seater Twizy, an eco-friendly electric car, and explore Lisbon from head to toe. Your Twizy will take you to all the hidden, unusual, and authentic corners of Baixa and Belem on this 6-hour GPS-guided tour. Each Twizy is equipped with an automatic gearbox for ease of use, and is completely silent as it drives. The GPS audio guide will help you find your way with ease, providing a fascinating context to the sites you will see en route. Hear anecdotes about the capital, go to the best spots for photos, and learn about great places for eating. Dare to be adventurous!  Your tour starts in the most multicultural area of the city, Martim Moniz. From there you drive down into the shopping disctrict Baixa with its many little cafés and restaurants. Continue to Praça Luis de Camões and enter the famous nightlife district Bairro Alto. Stop at the Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the city. Continue your journey and head to Belém, where you will see the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery and get a chance to try the Pasteis de Belém, the famous Portuguese custard tarts that have their origin in this area of Lisbon. Come back to the center by way of Praça do Comércio with its beautiful open space alongside the river. Enjoy the view and then head back to the shop!

Lisbon: Portuguese Petiscos Tasting Tour by E-Bike

4. Lisbon: Portuguese Petiscos Tasting Tour by E-Bike

Combine 2 activities in one tour on a food tasting tour of Lisbon by electric bike. Discover some of the Portuguese capital’s most enchanting areas, while exploring the food culture of the Portuguese “petiscos.” The petiscos are small portions of food that can make a full meal when served with rice or a salad. The list of petiscos is endless, but popular examples include salads of peppers, watercress, codfish, fish spawn, and pig ear; Bolhão Pato clams; Peixinhos da Horta (deep fried battered green beans); snails; shrimp stuffed patties; Pipis (chicken giblets stewed in a rich tomato, garlic and onion sauce); hot pork sandwiches; and the famous Pastéis de Bacalhau made with codfish. Meet your guide at a central location for a short briefing on how to use the bike. Then, glide off to taste ancient recipes that have been creatively adapted for more modern tastes. Go to the renovated Ribeira Market to find an abundance of traditional stalls selling fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers. A separate area features more than 30 restaurants where you can taste petiscos recommended by highly regarded chefs. You will also discover the pedestrianized Nova de Carvalho (also known as “Pink Street”), known for its pubs and clubs, and named by the New York Times as one of Europe’s best streets. Continue to the renovated Ribeira das Naus waterfront promenade, where many of Portugal’s ships were built during the 16th century “Age of Discoveries.” Enter the Pombaline Downtown, rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755, and explore wide streets full of restaurants and coffee shops, many of which have been there for centuries. Continue to the bohemian Chiado neighborhood for a 3rd petiscos tasting, before cycling through the historic Bairro Alto to experience 500 years of history and your 4th and last tasting experience.

From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

5. From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

This tour can be customized according to what you want to visit and explore. Some people might want to visit monuments, others like to explore the city center, others will want to check out the local food. It's up to you. Let the local partner know and the perfect tour can be designed.  To begin, you will be picked up at your hotel before heading to Sintra or nearby areas. During the trip, learn about the history and culture of Portugal from your guide. Decide if you want to visit just one or several monuments as you explore the center of Sintra. Have lunch or a snack in either Sintra or Cascais. In Cascais, look at the ocean from Hell's Mouth and stroll through the village center where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafés. From Cascais to Lisbon travel by a scenic road with the Atlantic Ocean always at your side.  In Lisbon, there are plenty of things to see and do. In the Belem neighborhood, there's the Monastery of Jerónimos (a masterpiece from the XVI century), the Standard of Discoveries, and the view to the river Tejo. I the city center, you can walk by Augusta street and Rossio Square or go to the top of the Triumph Arch in Commercium square. There are also the typical old neighborhoods of Bairro Alto or Alfama (with the Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church and the amazing viewpoint of Portas do Sol), where Fado music came from. Of course, we can also visit the Oceanarium in the new Lisbon.

Lisbon and Sintra Combo: Tuk Tuk and Van Private Tour

6. Lisbon and Sintra Combo: Tuk Tuk and Van Private Tour

Explore Lisbon's historical center and discover the best viewpoints on this private two-hour electric tuk-tuk tour, crossing Alfama, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Graça and Mouraria districts. Each tuk-tuk can take up to six people and are the perfect solution for touring the narrow and hilly streets of Lisbon. With an amusing guide, you will learn everything you need to know about the city, its history, culture and best spots to hang around and have fun. On the next day, take a day trip in a luxurious van to the beautiful and fairy-tale Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril. Feel like you are a part of the Portuguese royalty when you visit the romantic Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stunning views over Sintra, the Moors Castle, and the natural park. Take photos of breathtaking views of Cabo da Roca's cliffs, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Dazzle yourself with the wonderful Guincho Beach, a paradise for surfers. Follow the Atlantic coast, passing by the rock formation Boca do Inferno until you reach Cascais. Admire the glamour of the charming and trendy city of Cascais and take a stroll at the bay or along the city’s elegant cafes. On the way to Lisbon, pass by Estoril, where Ian Fleming was inspired to create the James Bond 007 character.

Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Bairro Alto

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Amazingly fun way to explore Lisbon!

This tour was the highlight of our time in Lisbon! Xavier was an exceptional tour guide, and it felt like we were hanging out with a long time friend! He took us to local spots with amazing food, including a two star Michelin chef restaurant! He gave us interesting facts about Lisbon and wonderful restaurant and attraction recommendations. We would recommend this tour to foodies looking to explore Lisbon on E-bikes!

Great tour around Lisbon. Our guide, Keira, made everything fun and informative and the bikes make the hills so easy to navigate. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this tour to others wanting to see Lisbon in a different way.

Brilliant tour. Katrina the guide was really good, very informative and took us to interesting places.Would definetly recommend and electric bikes are a must in Lisbon!!

Perfect tour of lisbon

riding an ebike in lisbon is a great way to discover the hilly City. We had a great guide called Hugo. We Discovered the City in a wonderful way! Many thanks Hugo!

Great experience so easy to drive .. and easy to park.