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Old Town Sitway Tour

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    What to Expect
    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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    Departure Point
    Av. 24 de Julho 4B, 1200-161 Lisboa, Portugal
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Helmet
    • 1 Sitway
    • Locker
    • Insurances
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Fantastic concept, better than walking as you. An see places faster. The only issue is that in August Lisbon is crowded and not always easy to slalom around the walkers. Good fun with friends, just riding was exciting ! No pictures as riding this thing...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Pierre V
    SITGO_Portugal, Public Relations Manager at Sitgo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Pierre, Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you back to Lisbon enjoying the sitways in one of our other tour locations. Thank you, Gonçalo Martins

    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    A great fun way to get around the old city. A slight pain in the pelvic region for some time after the ride, but it was totally worth it 🤣 Hope that it will be possible to buy a sitgo - it would be great...More

    Thank 104grethes
    SITGO_Portugal, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Sitgo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

    Hello 104grethes, Thank you for your reviews. We're happy that not only you've enjoyed the ride, but also want to buy a sitway for yourself 😅. Be careful with the speed...safety first 😉 hope we can see you back in Lisbon again someday! Sitgo regards,

    Reviewed 14 April 2019

    On my recent visit to Lisbon with our football team (16 adults) i organised a Sitgo tour of the Old town Alfama district. 11 of us presented for this excursion on a lovely Sunday morning at the end of March. I had booked on line...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Seanie_13
    SITGO_Portugal, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Sitgo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

    Hello Seanie_13, We have no words to thank you for the amazing review! I can tell that Peppe and Gonçalo had a great time as well, as they were talking about the tour you did for some days. We hope to see you and the...More

    Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

    My teenage daughter and I took the Old Town Tour. Although we had already walked around it, it was really informative and interesting to learn more about the history and buildings in the area. The sitgos were so much fun. We were a little apprehensive...More

    Thank katerT7392MC
    SITGO_Portugal, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Sitgo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

    Hello katerT7392MC, I remember seeing your photos with your daughter after the tour. They were so nice! We would like to thank you for your honest review and we are also happy you both had a great time, even for a second round at Alfama....More

    Reviewed 26 October 2018

    I did an old town tour with the guide Pedro. Happy and patient. Thank you for showing the link between Portugal and India, and showing the places where the Bollywood movie was recorded. I highly recommend the tour, very fun. Thank you Pedro, thank you...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    Response from Pierre V | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there! I don’t have the answer to that but would suspect that it’s not possible. Note that if you do the tour with this Segway you do end up on a few major roads. Dodging around the tourists is also tricky as they walk... More
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    Response from SITGO_Portugal | Property representative |
    Hello there! Hope you are doing great :) Regarding your inquiry about 10-year-old-kids, they can do the tour accompanied by their parents or an 18+ responsible. Plus we offer a free test to help all the clients to get used... More
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