Guided tour

Lisbon: Discoveries Sitway Tour

4.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Sitgo

Lisbon: Discoveries Sitway Tour

Activity provider: Sitgo

From US$ 38.19 per person

Dive into the world of Vasco da Gama and ride through the historic district of Belém. Witness Lisbon’s most iconic monuments such as the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour through the historic district
  • Have fun discovering Belem by Sitway (sit-segway)
  • Taste Lisbon's famous custard tarts at Belem's Old Pastry
  • Learn why Belem is the museum hot spot of Lisbon
Full description
A perfect area to enjoy the river and the best the city has to offer combining it with history. Belém is known as the historic district of the Age of Discovery. It was from its waterfront that Vasco da Gama and other explorers departed for their voyages, events celebrated today by grand monuments and museums in the neighborhood. The sensational architecture of the Tower of Belem and Jerónimos Monastery (both World Heritage sites) was the result of the discovery of the sea route to India, the opening of trade with Japan and the colonization of Brazil and parts of Africa and Asia.  These monuments are adorned and embellished with motifs of exotic lands elaborately carved in stone, as are the heroes of the age on the colossal Discoveries Monument. This is also Lisbon's museum district, with the one of a kind Coaches Museum filled with royal fairytale vehicles and the Berardo Museum showcasing a world-class collection of international contemporary and modern art. Despite all these attractions, it's a pastry shop that receives the most visitors. At Antiga Confeitaria de Belém (simply known as Pastéis de Belém or Belém pastries) you may devour one or several of Lisbon's famous custard tarts that originated at this site and that are still unlike any others found around the country, made here from a secret recipe. This is not your conventional Segway tour.  This is the only sitway tour in town (Sit-Segway), and you can choose whatever suits you better, rent a sitway to roll through town at your own pace or ask for one of the guided tours to visit the most wanted ex libris in town such as the Old Town (Alfama, the St Jorge Castle), Belem or Parque das Nações. You can also start at one station and deliver into another. You can basically do whatever you want, its your vacations. Sitway is suitable for everyone, from children to adults. In 1 minute, you will be an expert. Come alone, with your family or group of friends, the local tour operator can roll up to 50 people at the same time. On this unique experience, you will be able to observe Lisbon monuments, see the amazing city lights, the Tagus River and its sunsets, viewpoints, parks, food and people as you roll seated and comfortable. 
Includes
  • Professional guide Helmey
  • 1 Sitway/Sit Segway
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Liability insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 4 ft 4 in (135 cm)
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Avenue Brasilia (Next to Padrão dos Descobrimentos).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Each tour is accompanied by a storyteller who is a trained and experienced driver/guide and will offer descriptions of monuments and history along the way
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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My son and I had a fabulous experience. The sitways were easy to use. Unique way to explore the city. There were plenty of stops to rest. Our English speaking guide, Tibo, was excellent and very informative regarding Portuguese history. Not sure if you can request guides but if so choose Tibo.

October 1, 2022

Interesting especially in sitway

Although the visit was not carried out in the presence of a French guide as planned, the guide is very nice and he tries to give all the explanations

July 20, 2018

Fijne gids. Thibault weet het goed en geanimeerd te vertellen. Mooi en leuke tocht

October 4, 2022

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