Old Town Tour of Alfama on a Sitway - in Lisbon - LikeALocal Guide

Old Town Tour of Alfama on a Sitway

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25 EUR

Hi! I'm Joana and you may find me or my friend Gonçalo hosting this tour!
As locals, we have this enormous passion for Lisbon and the will to share it. Together we found a fun way to take you to a tour to the past seated on the future. Sitway - an eco-friendly vehicle like a Segway, but seated.

Duration: 1.3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Portuguese
We are a family of 4 and booked with SitGo weeks before arriving in Portugal; a decision we are so happy to have made. Ieda & John are wonderful guides; They kept us in their sights at all times of safety and connecting us every step of the way! Although the meeting was postponed to an unexpected road closure and they had to drive their van to us on a different route, we were able to keep each other posted via Wi-Fi, so you'd better have it on your phone. We had a lot of family and group fun with the guides. They are very knowledgeable with their history of places we stop at. Our only regret is that we no longer had time to walk in the Alfama / Fado district, especially the church. This is not the guides fault, but my just as instead of checking the interior of the church, I would have preferred to check out a pottery shop that we passed before arriving at the church :). . . We totally recommend this tour to everyone so it is very valuable for your time and money. We do not feel discomfort or pain throughout the next day either. . . a truly wonderful way to see parts of Lisbon and we want to repeat another SitGo experience in another city for sure! ! ! You go guys, you have a good product there! !
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Highlights

  • Ribeira das Naus - Praça do Comércio - Alfama Rua de S. Miguel - Sé de Lisboa - São Jorge Castle - Campo das Cebolas
  • Meet great locals who live in this remarkable place that is now young and trendy, but never loses its ancient charm.
  • Enjoy a delicous and traditional Portuguese liqueur.

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Description

Starting from the Cais do Sodré area and crossing the majestic Praça do Comercio in our Sitways, we will 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, the picturesque neighbourhood 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 that wasn't destroyed by the big 1775 earthquake, Lisbon's old quarter offers many things to see. The tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore. Besides the castle, there are several historic 17th-century churches in the vicinity, as well as the city's impressive cathedral.

Alfama also wakes up at night. Some of the city's most authentic restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine and plenty of bonhomie, with traditional Fado houses where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in romantic surroundings.

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What’s included & not included

  • Our traditional liqueur Ginja
  • Guide
  • Helmet
  • Sitway

Meeting point

In front of the "Gelataria Fiori" (Cais do Sodre, Lisboa, Portugal)

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

J
Far from walking! Wheels are here to stay .. a truly multi-sensory experience!
We are a family of 4 and booked with SitGo weeks before arriving in Portugal; a decision we are so happy to have made. Ieda & John are wonderful guides; They kept us in their sights at all times of safety and connecting us every step of the way! Although the meeting was postponed to an unexpected road closure and they had to drive their van to us on a different route, we were able to keep each other posted via Wi-Fi, so you'd better have it on your phone. We had a lot of family and group fun with the guides. They are very knowledgeable with their history of places we stop at. Our only regret is that we no longer had time to walk in the Alfama / Fado district, especially the church. This is not the guides fault, but my just as instead of checking the interior of the church, I would have preferred to check out a pottery shop that we passed before arriving at the church :). . . We totally recommend this tour to everyone so it is very valuable for your time and money. We do not feel discomfort or pain throughout the next day either. . . a truly wonderful way to see parts of Lisbon and we want to repeat another SitGo experience in another city for sure! ! ! You go guys, you have a good product there! !

This operator has 8 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

C
A unique and fun way to explore the old city
My family first tried this when they were in Lisbon last week and we really enjoyed it! It was very funny! We explored the streets of the old city with our guides who were very friendly and very informative. It was an experience we have never had before and I recommend it especially if you have teenagers with you. They will really enjoy this alternative tour.
K
Fantastic completely recommend it
We went on the night drive. As it was at the end of the season there is only my husband and I. The segways are really easy to operate and the guide was knowledgeable and fun.

We cross the conked streets of Alfana district to the Se Cathedral and back down. We stop for cherry - cherry liqueur in chocolate cups - which is not to like!

I am desperate to do this again.
I
The best part of this day in Lisbon
The Parque das Na turned out to be not only beautiful, but much more interesting after this tour. I was guided by hello Gon who knows many stories about the place and was really nice while driving us through them as we went together sat in the future, as they say. The sitway seemed a challenge to me, but it ended up very quickly in a fun and different way to visit the site. . . Amazing architecture, fair cost, great orientation. I highly recommend this activity.
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