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Lisbon Old Town (Alfama) - Sitway Tour

by Sitgo Duration 1h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is £22

Starting from the Cais do Sodré area and crossing the majestic Praça do Comercio in our Sitways (seated segways), we will visit the Old Town district of Alfama.

Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. Spread over the southeastern 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. Alfama derives from the Arabic word Al-Hama that 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 and plenty of bonhomie. The neighbourhood is also home to traditional fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings.

Starting from the Cais do Sodré area and crossing the majestic Praça do Comercio in our Sitways (seated segways), we will visit the Old Town district of Alfama.

Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. Spread over the southeastern 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. Alfama derives from the Arabic word Al-Hama that 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 and plenty of bonhomie. The neighbourhood is also home to traditional fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings.

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Lisbon Old Town (Alfama) - Sitway Tour

Activity Location

Alfama, Lisbon

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cais do Sodré

    Avenida Ribeira das Naus

    Lisboa


Highlights

  • Fascinating & informative way to explore streets of Lisbon

  • Smooth ride on a comfortable, high-tech & easy-to-use Sitway

  • Unique Experience in the world

  • Guide teaches you capital city trivia as you cruise

  • For all ages


Inclusions

  • Sitway tour of Lisbon ( Sit-Segway)

  • Helmet included

  • Brief orientation

  • Guided Tour available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

  • Personal Accident Insurances


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

  • Food


Know Before You Book

  • Children must be 7 or older in order to participate.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • You do not need previous Sitway experience.


Lisbon Old Town (Alfama) - Sitway Tour ratings based on 2 verified reviews

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