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Lisbon: 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

1. Lisbon: 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

Benefit from hotel pick-up or start your tuk tuk tour of Lisbon at the central Praça da Figueira, part of the Baixa Pombalina re-urbanized after the devastations of the earthquake in 1755. Venture into downtown Lisbon, passing the monuments of Praça de D. Pedro IV (Rossio Square) and the Santa Justa Lift. Marvel at the imposing façade of Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), see the 18th-century Santo António Church and discover many other highlights along the way. Stop at the flea market of Feira da Ladra, where an eclectic mix of items are sold every Tuesday and Saturday. Then, ascend to the popular neighborhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto to experience the cosmopolitan pulse of some of the city's commercial old quarters. Journey along the banks of the River Tagus in Belém, where landmark attractions include the extravagant Jerónimos Monastery and the imposing Torre de Belém. Discover the birthplace of the mournful but beguiling musical expression of fado and get in contact with the locals en route.

Lisbon by Tuk Tuk Guided Tour: City of Neighborhoods

2. Lisbon by Tuk Tuk Guided Tour: City of Neighborhoods

Discover Lisbon and its most enchanting neighborhoods on a 1-hour tuk tuk tour. See some of the best-known monuments in the city center, and discover the “City of 7 Hills.” Following a pick-up from your hotel, explore the city’s most historic areas. Drivers who can converse in different languages, and have an in-depth knowledge of Lisbon’s history, culture, art, and architecture, operate the 100% electric and eco-friendly vehicles. Drive to some of the most stunning lookout points, such as the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Miradouro Portas do Sol, and Miradouro Nossa Senhora do Monte, and enjoy panoramic views of the city’s oldest and most typical sites. Along the way, marvel at ornate squares, such as the Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree) and Praça do Comércio, built after the devastating 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. Admire the typical black and white paving stones of Praca Dom Pedro IV, more commonly known as Rossio. See the façades of significant cathedrals and churches, such as the Igreja de Santo António and Sé de Lisboa (Lisbon Cathedral). Marvel at the Moorish fortifications of the Castelo de S. Jorge. Experience the hustle and bustle of the Feira da Ladra flea market, see the former 17th-century Church of Santa Engracia Panteão, now known as the Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon), and travel the narrow streets of Alfama, the heart of Lisbon’s traditional Fado bars and restaurants.

Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

3. Lisbon: Segway Super Tour

Meet at Rua da Boavista, 168 (metro - Cais do Sodré, bus - 714 or tram - 25) bus stop Conde Barão. The adventure starts as you head to Alfama, the old town area, passing by the river side where you can see the huge commercial plaza. In Alfama you can see traces of the Arab occupation and the Roman presence in the architecture, the food, and the language as well. Watch traditional music fado, go to St George Castle and see some beautiful landscapes. The city center is also very interesting. It is super fun to drive Segways and easier than Alfama. See the oldest cafe in Lisbon and the shopping areas that are full of history. This area was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. You can also see the best restaurants to eat, the night life area, important churches ,and so on. Take amazing pictures on the Segway and all the monuments and landscapes as well. 

South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

4. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

Explore southern Lisbon on this electric bike tour. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstretched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Largo da Severa 7A for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange cacilheiro (ferry) across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Next, take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Christ the King, or cycle up the hill with no sweat on your electric bike! Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge. After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Bike back downhill towards the river, and explore the narrow streets of Almada. Visit the Medieval Museum to see relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then, cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Walking Tour Shore Excursion

5. Lisbon: 2-Hour Walking Tour Shore Excursion

Enjoy a tour of Lisbon as soon as you arrive on your cruise ship. Your tour guide will meet you at the cruise port of Santa Apolónia and will take you through the old district of Alfama, located near the port. Along the way you will learn interesting information about Lisbon and experience the lifestyle and special atmosphere of the district. From the lookout point Portas do Sol you can enjoy the fantastic views of the monastery of the patron saint of Lisbon, known as São Vicente de Fora, as well as the National Pantheon and your own cruise ship. Descending the hill, you will first reach Lisbon Cathedral, the oldest and most important cathedral in the city. Continue on to the main squares in Lisbon that during the age of exploration were an important trading center on the riverside (Praça do Comércio), the old market square (Praça da Figueira), and the grandiose town square (Rossio Square). The walking tour ends at this point. You can easily return to your cruise ship at the port on the city metro or continue exploring the city on your own.

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What people are saying about Praca da Figueira

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 264 reviews

Miguel is a patient, pleasant and dedicated guide to his group. He makes every effort to ensure that the course is friendly and interesting. The Segway is intuitive and presents no difficulty. We can sneak in everywhere. It is really easy to handle. I discovered Lisbon from another angle because I arrived several days ago and it was really very pleasant. So I really recommend it to everyone.

What a recommendation. Did this trip with brothers and sisters. Seen a lot of Lisbon and what a nice guide we had. He really took his time with us and was enthusiastic about telling us. We have been on the road longer than the 3 hours we paid for, but this was no problem either. The hills were easy to do because of the e-bikes. All in all, especially do it!

very pleasant activity! very interesting course and comments. On the other hand, difficult to admire the facades of houses and monuments because the top of the tuktuk - the hood is not transparent and frankly it is annoying, because poor visibility. We are forced to stoop.

Nuno was very nice with us and gave us great explanations during the visit. In addition he was English and French speaker.

Just being yourself and your camera. Awesome way to see the City.