Alfama: The Birthplace Of Fado Segway Tour 1.5Hour - Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am, 12am and 3pm.
  • Departure Details :
    Boost - Urban Thrills, R. dos Douradores 16, 1100-206 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On a fun-filled Segway tour, discover the sights and landmarks of medieval Lisbon. Youll move easily along the citys narrow streets and cover more ground than you would on foot! A local guide will take you through the medieval-era parts of the city such as its oldest district, Alfama and fill you in on historic events that took place here. See top attractions like the S de Lisboa (Lisbon's oldest cathedral), and then visit a medieval bar to enjoy abeer (included). Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your friendly guide.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

A small-group Segway tour is a fabulous and fun way to get to know the medieval sights of Lisbon! As you travel on a personal transportation vehicle designed to operate in any pedestrian environment, you can zoom through the city, stopping at attractions you may not see otherwise.

After a brief introduction to the Segway from your local guide, youll be ready to conquer Lisbon in style. Ride through the streets and along the narrow lanes of Lisbons oldest districts to uncover some of the citys most historical sights. The cobblestone streets and medieval-era buildings that you see will transport you back to the Lisbon of the Middle Ages.

Your local guide will take you first to Lisbons oldest district, Alfama, which stretches south from medieval Sao Jorge Castle on top of the hill to the Tagus River. Pass by the city's oldest cathedral, S de Lisboa, which dates back to 1147, and admire the different architectural styles the magnificent building has acquired over time. Because of the earthquakes it was exposed to in the past -- especially the Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755 -- the cathedral has been rebuilt and modified several times.

Youll also see the other churches Alfama is famous for like Convento da Graa, from the 18th century and the mannerist Monastery of So Vicente de Fora (early 17th century). Drive up to Portas do sol a great viewpoint from where you can see that although Alfama has been renovated after quakes throughout the years it remained a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares for you to enjoy.

At the end of your one-hour Segway tour you will return the segways. Your guide will give you a voucher for two drinks to redeem at one of Lisbons medieval-themed bars, located 54 yards (50 meters) away from the shop, where you will be treated onebeer (alternative beverages for children will be available). Lean back and enjoy atmosphere with medieval decorations and folksy furniture.

Inclusions

One Segway per person

Helmet and hairnet.

Bootle of water per person

Voucher for one beer (alternative beverage for children)to be used during or after the tour.

Company Liability Insurance and Personal Injury Insurance.

General briefing is given before the activity.

Each Tour is accompanied by one of our Storytellers, he/she is a trained and experience driver/guide who will be providing some descriptions of the monuments and history along the way.

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers. Bookings up until 15 people maximum (15 Segways).

All participants must have between 45Kg and 118Kg (99.20 pounds and 260.14 pounds); and minimum of 1.5meters (4.9 feet).

Minimum age 7 years old in order to qualify to participate in this activity. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult who must sigh a Statement of Responsability for children up to 17years old upon arrival.

Its forbidden for pregnant women and intoxicated people, not recommended to mentally or physically incapacitated people or to people with prosthesis.

Use the Segway in a responsible way and follow the rules of the road.The use of safety helmet is mandatory.

All customers with reservation must check in 15min prior to the tour start.

Legal drinking age is 18 years.

HAPPY HOUR: Book one of our afternoon tours and get a 5 discount!

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Sep-2019

    Peter was just great! We had SO much fun on this tour. We have been on several segway tours and his knowledge and professionalism was outstanding. If you haven't tried a segway tour I highly suggest you start with this one. It's a great way to see a lot of sites if you have limited ability to walk long distances.
    Be sure to wear flat shoes ladies. I am 68 years old and if I can do this, you can!

  • 19-Aug-2019

    Peter was really attentive and his assistance was very much appreciated. He was so informative and really knew the history of Lisbon and Portugal.
    He seemed to also enjoy giving tours which added to the experience.

  • 11-Apr-2018

    Given the good weather, the guide was still concerned with safety - ok But we covered very little of the medieval Lisbon despite the fact that there were only two persons in the group.

  • 31-Dec-2017

    It was fine.

  • 11-Oct-2017

    Segway are a great way to see a city, particularly one with the hills of Lisbon. Ruben and Maria were excellent guides. I could have done with going on the longer tour rather than the one of the old town as there were a limited number of sights.

  • 13-Aug-2017

    We were only a group of 2, and were delighted with our guide, Manuel, I think. He was friendly, very knowledgeable, and a great Segway instructor. The Segway was a brilliant way to see inside the mediaeval Alfama area, where many streets were too narrow for cars and buses.

    We were also given lots of insight into local customs and taken to a store to buy specific items we were looking for. Because we were held up behind a garbage collection bus, our guide extended our tour and didn't rush us at all. We can highly recommend this tour!

  • 21-Jul-2017

    Just the two of us on the tour... excellent tour! Said an hour, actually about 2 with practice time and all that. Easy to locate. Guide was excellent! Great morning visiting the sites. Would recommend!

  • 10-Jul-2017

    This segue tour was perfect for my mom, brother, and I to sample the Alfama hills in Lisbon on our last day. Peter was such a super attentive guide who assisted my mom all the way and well knowledgable, and Jorge was also very helpful. I would certainly recommend to add to the trip!

  • 13-May-2017

    Paulo was our excellent host, there were just the two of us from the US and a nice couple from the UK. All of us had prior segway experience so we got to skip a lot of the tutorial stuff. The tour was great, but way too short. They need to add an hour to this. Alfama was wonderful, Segway was a great way to navigate the hills. Highly recommend Paulo, and the tour would be 5 stars if it was at least an hour longer.

  • 28-Apr-2017

    A fun approximately 2 hour trip of the old city of Lisbon shooting up and down the stone streets. Our guide Joao was great and really new the medieval city.Very helpful in stopping for photo opportunities. We would recommend the tour for people who want a bit of fun on a Segway with the added benefit of not having to walk up all the hills while seeing more in less time. Much better than a bus by a lot shot.

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