Mercado da Ribeira

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Mercado da Ribeira: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

1. Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer on this private 2 hour electric tuk-tuk tour. Tuk-tuks are the perfect solution for touring the narrow streets of Lisbon and can accommodate up to 6 people. Discover the romance of the city as you visit the neighborhoods of Alfama, Graca and Mouraria.  Additionally, unveil the contemporary sides of the city with a visit to Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Estrela. Let your guide share local history and stories of Lisbon throughout the tour. Lisbon is a city of seven hills, so you will break next to the best panoramas to capture the most gorgeous views. On this tour you will taste the famed local aperitif: ginginhai, a cherry liquor, while in the neighborhood of Alfama, an opportunity not be missed. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops and restaurants. Visit the Portuguese Parlament and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

2. Lisbon: 1.5-Hour Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

Lisbon is one of the oldest capitals in Europe, full of history and culture. Its location next to the Tejo river, seduces anyone and makes it a very romantic city.  On this tour you'll have the opportunity to feel the true soul of Lisbon, and visit neighborhoods like, Alfama, Graça and Mouraria.  Tuk-Tuks are the perfect solution for touring the narrow streets of Lisbon, and are also fun and eco-friendly. Lisbon is called the city of 7 hills, so you'll have the opportunity to take a break along the best viewpoints, to contemplate the best views of the city. In the midst of all this, there will still be time to drink the famous liqueur "ginginha" in the neighborhood of Alfama. During the whole tour you will be accompanied by your experienced guides who will explain everything about the city. An unforgettable experience!

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

3. 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: 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: Tuk Tuk Food and Wine Tour

5. Lisbon: Tuk Tuk Food and Wine Tour

Explore the culinary secrets of Lisbon on a private tour by electric tuk-tuk. Travel through historic neighborhoods to savor the traditional flavors of Portugal and learn the history of the city along the way. Travel the narrow streets with ease and stop to sample delicious food and drinks, served by the locals in typical shops, markets, taverns and viewpoints. Venture into the pretty neighborhoods of Alfama and Baixa and hear how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755.

Lisbon: Belém and City Highlights Full Day Tour with Guide

6. Lisbon: Belém and City Highlights Full Day Tour with Guide

Explore the vibrant city of Lisbon and the colorful district of Belém on this full day tour that will leave you with an everlasting love for this beautiful location. Start the tour passing through Belém to discover some of the area’s most famous landmarks such as the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, Padrão dos Descobrimentos and of course, the factory of one of the most famous pastries in the country, the Pastel de Belém. In the second part of the tour, head towards the oldest part of the city, passing through Cais do Sodré, to visit the new Mercado da Ribeira. Then drive through the district of Chiado, Bairro Alto and continue towards the largest viewpoint of the city, in Parque Eduardo VII, with a breathtaking view over the city. This is the perfect place to take a photo for your holiday album. The tour continues with a visit to the oldest districts of the city, Alfama and Graça, to marvel at the viewpoints that overlook the beautiful Tagus River and the city of Lisbon. Throughout your journey there are guaranteed stops along the drive to enjoy the sights as well as take photos and gaze at the views.

Lisbon: City Sights Bike Tour with a Local Sweet & Liqueur

7. Lisbon: City Sights Bike Tour with a Local Sweet & Liqueur

Enjoy the highlights in Lisbon on a private bike tour. Travel through Belém to see the Tower of Belém and stop at a unique urban art laboratory. Eat a traditional sweet and sip on a ginja liqueur. Meet at the bike shop and get fitted with a helmet and bike. Peddle to the elegant main square of Praça do Comércio. See the place where kings used to be received from the Tagus river at the 'Cais das Colunas' columns. Travel along the river to vibrant the neighborhood of Belem. Pass Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the modern Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology. Admire how its smooth curved lines simulates the waves of the sea. Go into the UNESCO World Heritage site Jerónimos Monastery. Marvel at the water fortification at the Tower of Belém, which is built in the ‘Manuelino’ style. Taste a 'pastel de nata' (custard egg tart), from the oldest cafeteria in Belém, and discover the secret history of this recipe. Peruse the art at an old newspaper factory which was converted into an art and design laboratory. Finish at the Mercado da Ribeira market where you can try a glass of Ginja, a traditional Portuguese liqueur.

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What people are saying about Mercado da Ribeira

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 341 reviews

The guide, Anders, was really knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was fabulous and visited all the great viewpoints round Lisbon. We booked the whole Tuk Tuk for the two of us and it was great being able to do our own thing.

Miguel was an amazing guide, giving us a wonderful introduction to this incredible city. He was hugely knowledgeable, courteous and interesting - and seeing the city by Tuk-Tuk was fun, convenient and enjoyable.

SO AMAZING elena was so nice and gave amazing recommendations for places to eat and things to do after the tour. I wish her the best and my family loves her

Really enjoyed the tour, the food we tasted was delicious and Alexandra was a great tour and very knowledgeable

It was a wonderful tour with an excellent guide, André. We can absolutrly recommend it.