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Old Town, Alfama with Sitways

culture walk

Old Town, Alfama with Sitways

29 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish
culture walk

Old Town, Alfama with Sitways

culture walk

Old Town, Alfama with Sitways

29 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish

What you'll do

Starting near Mercado da Ribeira to Cais do Sodré area and crossing the majestic Praça do Comercio, we will visit the Old Town district of Alfama. Spread over the south-eastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, the picturesque neighbourhood 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. One of the few areas of Lisbon that wasn't destroyed by the big 1755 earthquake, Lisbon's old quarter offers many things to see. The tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore. 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. Some of the city's most authentic restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine and plenty of bonhomie, with traditional Fado houses where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in romantic surroundings. If you have a short stay, I will show you all the main points that should be visited. If you have more time, I'll add the best tips for the rest of your trip. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Come prepared for lots of fun!

Your hosts

Hi! Im hosting tours since 2016! '' Alfacinha de Gema'' - Translation can sound something like: ''Little lettuce since birth'' (I will explain you what it means on the tour), I Love Lisbon. I left 10 years of Communication & Advertising Agencies and I decided to share my passion with you. Also obsessed for Gadgets I found a way to take you into an experience you can't find in another place in the world! In Lisbon, you can see the past seated on the future: ridding Sitways! An eco-friendly vehicle that is basically a segway, but seated. How cool is that? Bring your love, your friends, your kids or your grandma, this experience is for all fearless souls that are always looking for something different (& super easy!), Let's have some fun together shall we? Gonçalo and Raphaela share my love for Lisbon and sometimes they help me host you.
Joana
Joana
Gonçalo
Gonçalo
Raphaela
Raphaela

What's included

Equipment
1 Sitway (sit-segway) and helmet.

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Where you'll be

We will meet up near Mercado da Ribeira in Cais do Sodré, an important and bohemian neighborhood that connects everyone in the city. From there, we will be heading to Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), right in front of Lisbon's Downtown, and then to the traditional and mazed Alfama district . After wandering around this lovely neighbourhood and explain all that locals love to do there, we will make our way back to Cais do Sodré.

Availability

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

More tips

- Arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour time for safety training and briefing. - Pregnant women not allowed. - Age limit: 7 or older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. - Weight limit: 120kg

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Joana
Old Town, Alfama with Sitways
29 reviews
From £18/person
29 reviews
From £18/person