Guided tour

Lisbon: Old Town Sitway Tour

4.5 / 5

25 reviews

Lisbon: Old Town Sitway Tour

From US$ 28.29 per person

Explore the Old Town district of Alfama by personal transporter on a flexible 1.5-hour tour by Sitway. Glide up and down the hills of Lisbon with ease.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Lisbon's oldest district by eco-friendly personal transporter
  • Get panoramic views from the Miradouro Largo das Portas do Sol
  • Glide past historic 17th-century churches and discover Lisbon's biggest flea market
  • Benefit from an itinerary that can be customized to suit
Full description
Starting from the Cais do Sodré area and crossing the majestic Praça do Comercio in a Sitways (seated segways), you will visit the Old Town district of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter. This is spread over the southeastern slope of the hill and crowned by Castelo de São Jorge. The picturesque neighborhood 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. The name "Alfama" derives from the Arabic word Al-Hama which means "source of warm water, good water". The tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore. Alfama was one of the few areas of Lisbon which wasn't destroyed by the big 1775 earthquake. Lisbon's old quarter offers many things to see. 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, when some of the city's most authentic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine with plenty of bonhomie. The neighborhood is also home to traditional fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • 1 Sitway per person
  • Personal accident insurance
  • 1 Gijinha Liquor per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 4 ft 4 in (135 cm)
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Sitways are suitable for all ages and easy to operate. You can come alone, with your family or in a group of friends. The local operator can accommodate up to 50 people at the same time
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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it is super fun to do this with a very nice guide

I recommend this to everyone! you go with your group and with a super nice guide on the road and they tell you the important things of the city. you will also receive a helmet with which you can take nice photos during the tour and you will receive this by e-mail

May 25, 2019

We had fun & learned a lot about the city.

August 6, 2019

Super fun Tour to do together with the children. Nice piece of lisbon seen. The means of transport are easy to learn and to drive. Fun spending to do

July 30, 2019

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