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  • Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

    1. Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

    Cycle the banks of the Tagus River, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Belém on a 3-hour electric bike tour of Lisbon. Meet your guide at a central meeting point for a short briefing on how the bikes work. Then, glide off towards the renovated Ribeira Market, where you will find an abundance of traditional stalls selling fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers. A separate area features more than 30 restaurants where you can taste food recommended by highly regarded chefs. Next, bike down the former red light district of the Rua Nova de Carvalho (also known as “Pink Street”), famous for its animated nightlife, and recently named by the New York Times as one of the best streets in Europe. Pass the Cais do Sodré area, a hub of maritime activities since the 15th century and now the ferry terminal for the cacilheiros boats that connect Lisbon and Cacilhas. Cycle along...

    What a fantastic way to experience Lisbon and in particular the area around Belem. We learnt about the history, about the food and the people of Lisbon through the centuries. Can’t recommend it more highly!

  • 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 ...

    Tania was superb, as was the tour. Great insight into some of the history, culture as well as sampling the food and drink. 5 stars / highly recommended. Tour also lasted over 3 hours, but went very quickly.

  • Lisbon: Old Town Segway Tour

    3. Lisbon: Old Town Segway Tour

    Receive full instruction and training on riding the segway if it is your first time using the vehicle. Start in the Cais do Sodré area and cross the majestic Praça do Comercio, where you will visit the Old Town district of Alfama. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. Spread over the south-eastern slope of one of the hills of Lisbon, the picturesque neighbourhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps.  One of the few areas of Lisbon, which wasn't destroyed by the massive 1775 earthquake, Lisbon's old quarter offers many things to see. Explore tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces which are full of character and great fun to explore. See several historic 17th-century churches in the vicinity, the city's impressive cathedral, and São Jorge Castle.

    We chose the old town tour for 90 mins. It was fascinating from start to finish and our guide was excellent providing a running commentary along with many historical facts. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon.

  • Lisbon: Craft Beer Tour

    4. Lisbon: Craft Beer Tour

    Discover Lisbon's coolest craft beer bars on an original and unique tasting tour. Learn the fascinating History and Culture of Lisbon and the Portuguese relationship with beer. The tour starts in the heart of the vibrant Bairro Alto and takes a stroll down the hill, through historic Lisbon to Baixa at a relaxed pace. There's an exclusive opportunity to see the brewing process first hand in Lisbon's original brew-pub, and the chance to drink the freshest beer in town - straight out of the barrell. Sample up to 10 unique, local and international craft ales, with a wide range of flavours and sample delicious Portuguese tapas chosen to accentuate their flavours. This tour is a great beginning for your night in Lisbon, this tour is for the beer-curious, beer-nerds, aficionados and curious travellers wishing to see one of Europe's coolest cities in a different light.

  • Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

    5. Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

    Taste your way through the city, see historical highlights and interact with locals on this adventure-packed Lisbon tour. Meet your informative local guide at the historic neighborhood of Mouraria, a melting pot of cultures from far and wide, and one you won’t see on other Lisbon tours. Pass small churches, mosques, and shops selling goods from far-flung places. Stop at a small, hidden bakery where traditional pastries and espresso coffee will provide a tasty pick-me-up. After more sightseeing highlights, taste some authentic Portuguese cheese, locally-made marmalade, and port wine. Walk through Lisbon’s main square and learn how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755. Explore Bairro Alto and Chiado, stop at one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon, and end your adventure with a short ferry ride along the Tagus River, the subject of many Portuguese son...

  • Lisbon: Tasty Tapas Tour by Segway

    6. Lisbon: Tasty Tapas Tour by Segway

    Roll around the Old Town of Lisbon on a futuristic Segway, tasting typical Portuguese delicacies along the way. Despite looking hard to control, Segways are actually surprisingly easy and fun to ride. Your guide will give you a short instructional session and then you’ll head off to Portugal’s oldest district, Alfama.   Your tour starts at Ribeira de Naus, where many old Portuguese ships were built. See the old shipping dock where people and goods entered and left Lisbon during the Age of Discovery. You’ll also explore this district’s most authentic cafés and restaurants, which serve traditional cuisine and plenty of hospitality. Here, taste some of the most famous Portuguese tapas, like a codfish pastry, a roasted Portuguese sausage (chorizo), and cheese and honey with bread and sardines. All of this will be accompanied by a local red or white wine.   To finish your experienc...

  • Lisbon: Alfama Culinary E-Bike Tour

    7. Lisbon: Alfama Culinary E-Bike Tour

    Your tour begins at Ribeira das Naus, where many of the old Portuguese ships were built. Near Praça do Comércio you will see Cais das Colunas, an old shipping dock where both people and goods entered Lisbon during the Age of Discovery. Next up, discover Alfama, where some of the city's most authentic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine and plenty of bonhomie. The ancient neighborhood is also home to traditional Fado houses, and this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in these rustic and romantic surroundings. Next up you will have the perfect opportunity to taste some of the most famous Portuguese tapas, stopping in one of Alfama's typical restaurants. There you will try codfish pastry, roasted Portuguese sausage (chorizo), cheese and honey with Portuguese bread and olives, and special canned sardines. All of this food will...

  • Lisbon: Go Tejo 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    8. Lisbon: Go Tejo 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    Explore Lisbon on a unique 3-hour tour with an electric bike. The city may seem small at first glance, but you'll soon realize that using a bike will maximize your time and the ground you cover. Ride along the waterfront, seeing many of the sites the city has to offer. Your guide will lead the way, pointing out places of importance and explaining their cultural and historical significance. Visit some of the main city squares, including Praça do Comércio and Praça do Império. At the latter, stop off to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of late-Gothic Jerónimos Monastery and the nearby Belém Tower, designed in the Portuguese Manueline style. You'll also learn about the exploration of the Portuguese when you visit the imposing Monument to the Discoveries. Find out about the artistic tradition in Lisbon when you pass by the Belém Cultural Center. Then see Cais do Sodré, a train statio...

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What people are saying about Cais do Sodré

We chose the old town tour for 90 mins. It was fascinating from start to finish and our guide was excellent providing a running commentary along with many historical facts. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon.

What a fantastic way to experience Lisbon and in particular the area around Belem. We learnt about the history, about the food and the people of Lisbon through the centuries. Can’t recommend it more highly!

Tour through the best craft breweries in Lisbon. Very good for those who enjoy beer and history. To discover new styles of beer and enjoy delicious appetizers.

It was a fantastic experience. The tour was extremely professional and brought us closer to Lisbon in a new, different way. We can only recommend it ;-)

Xzavior was excellent. Very very knowledgable and made us feel so comfortable as my wife is not really riding on the streets.