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 Paulo 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

K
Fun way to see some of the city
My teenage daughter and I took the Old Town Tour. Although we had already walked around, it was really informative and interesting to learn more about the history and buildings in the area.
The sitgos were a lot of fun. We were a little apprehensive at first but they were easy to get off the slope of, although my background was a little sunken af ​​the end!
A very fun hour and a half. I would definitely recommend - the reactions of other tourists as we passed also made us laugh!
S
90 minutes of fun
On my recent visit to Lisbon with our football team (16 adults), I organized a Sitgo tour of Alfama's old town. 11 of us presented for this excursion on a lovely Sunday morning in late March. I had booked on line and the Sitgo guys were very comfortable as I could not give exact numbers. We were given a 10 minute training slot and by 1130 we were accompanied by our guide Pepe and our cameraman Goncalo. It was the best fun trip I had experienced for some time while we wondered about the old town. Pepe was excellent with all his knowledge of Lisbon and we had time for a quick Chocolate and Liquor stop on our way. The fun was great and we even sang some song verses as we enjoyed our sitways. Basically just to explain a bit about the sitway these are a form of Sedgeways but here you are in a sitting position. They are easy to get used too and you will be up and running in no time. The highest speed is about 16 miles per hour and the hills of the old town were easily negotiated as we made our way to the gates of the street. George's castle. Finally, I don't think this would work without the excellent input from our Sitgo, Pepe and Gonçalo guides, who kept the whole 90 minutes relaxed and enjoyable and for € 25 of money well spent. Thank you guys The highest speed is about 16 miles per hour and the hills of the old town were easily negotiated as we made our way to the gates of the street. George's castle. Finally, I don't think this would work without the excellent input from our Sitgo, Pepe and Gonçalo guides, who kept the whole 90 minutes relaxed and enjoyable and for € 25 of money well spent. Thank you guys The highest speed is about 16 miles per hour and the hills of the old town were easily negotiated as we made our way to the gates of the street. George's castle. Finally, I don't think this would work without the excellent input from our Sitgo, Pepe and Gonçalo guides, who kept the whole 90 minutes relaxed and enjoyable and for € 25 of money well spent. Thank you guys
M
Really fun and interesting tour
We had a great time with Raphaela, she was very nice and friendly and told us about Lisbon's Old Town and its history. She was a great tour guide and we enjoyed it so much that we even booked another tour with Sitgo and she gave us a voucher for that. Segways are great, easy to use, and much better than climbing steep hills. I really recommend Sitgo and Raphaela to anyone who wants to see the old part of Lisbon and have a great time doing so.
A
It was very funny!
We had a few days in Lisbon and wanted to make the most of everything. We took a very fun and guided city tour for about an hour and a half and felt like locals. The guide gave us good explanations and took us to great places! The staff was also very attentive when passing safety guidelines. It was very worth it!
S
Very fun and unlike anything.
I had the opportunity to make a Night Riders. It was amazing, we went through very typical places of the Alfama neighborhood and still had a Ginjinha. The guide knew a lot about the sights. I highly recommend it.
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