Glide effortlessly through the colorful and narrow streets with zero carbon emissions. This is the most exciting way of showing you the thrilling and vibrant history of Lisbon’s most authentic neighborhood.
This tour will focus on the main historic districts of Lisbon. Neighborhoods that still preserve their authenticity against the expansion of modern days, fighting for survive in pure harmony with the advance of time.
Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon, one of the few areas that survived the earthquake in 1755 is the only place with a soundtrack in its streets, here you can find a Fado house in almost every corner, where the voices exceed the walls and the strings of the Portuguese guitar are “crying”.
Alfama is a place full of memories where you can see and feel the presence of its Moorish past. The heritage is easy to identify in the architecture, the meandering streets and steep flights of steps, arcades, cozy squares and whitewashed houses.
According to our experience, the stop elected as “the favorite” is at the National Pantheon, also known as St. Engratia Church. It’s a majestic baroque monument that took three centuries to build (from 1682 to 1966) and it is the resting place of the most important cultural and political figures in the country. Why is it so popular? Because the Pantheon is surrounded by colorful asymmetric houses that seem to belong to a picturesque movie set. It is perfect the perfect spot to rest, enjoy the sunlight and to take some really nice pictures.
Leaving the Pantheon behind we’ll arrive at the famous Flea Market location (which takes place only at Tuesdays and Saturdays), a big area where you can visit the Santa Clara Market (a building from 1877) and a welcoming garden called Botto Machado that has a beautiful view over the river.
Another must see included in this Segway adventure is Mouraria, Lisbon’s most multiethnic neighborhood. Here you may find all types of restaurants because about a fifth of the population is from Asia, mainly from China, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
Before the end of this tour we’ll take you to Lisbon Cathedral (Lisbon’s oldest building), it would be a sin if you missed it!
- What Is Included- Segway and helmet
- Professional instructor and guide
- Bottled water
- What Is Not Included- Tickets to monuments
- Know Before You Go- Minimum 1 participant and maximum 20 participants.
- Minimum weight 45kg and maximum weight 118kg, minimum height 1.35m.
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult who must sign a liability waiver.
- Use is not permitted for pregnant women.
- Not recommended for people with physical or mental disabilities or people with prosthetics.