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Private Tour: Best of Lisbon by Sidecar

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Lisbon, Portugal
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From $242.20 per group (up to 2)

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Lisbon’s hidden treasures in style — on a motorbike’s sidecar, during this 3-hour private tour. Zoom through Portugal’s charismatic capital while learning about its history from an expert local guide. Visit the city’s famous monuments like the Jerónimos Monastery and the iconic 16th-century Tower of Belem. Discover historical neighborhoods like Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado from the comfort of your sidecar, which can fit up to two passengers. Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening tour, or upgrade to a full-day tour.
  • Discover the best of Lisbon by sidecar
  • See historical Lisbon landmarks like the Tower of Belem and the Jerónimos Monastery
  • Visit the charming districts of Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado
  • Relax in the sidecar while an experienced guide drives you around Lisbon
  • Upgrade to a full-day tour and cross the River Tagus along the 15th of April Bridge
  • See Lisbon from Cristo Rei Sanctuary on the full-day tour
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Driver/guide
Helmet(s), rain-gear and gloves
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Lunch
Pastel de nata
Ginjinha liqueur

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup in centrally located hotels in lisbon or at the cruise ship terminal in lisbon

Ports

  • lisbon cruiseship terminal


Your unforgettable 3-hour or full-day private motorbike sidecar tour through Lisbon begins by meeting your local guide and driver in central Lisbon. Get acquainted and then strap into your stylish sidebar. Kick back as you take off for Lisbon’s top sights, with the salty Atlantic breeze flowing through your hair. 

As you zip across town, admire Lisbon’s famed architecture and romantic streets en route to your first stop, the historic neighborhood of Belem. See the iconic 16th-century Tower of Belem, which represents Manueline art. Continue your drive to the Jerónimos Monastery. Then, make a pit stop at a local Portuguese patisserie, where you can indulge in Lisbon’s renowned custard tart, the pastel de nata (morning and afternoon tours only; own expense).

Continue to Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood, Alfama. As your ride through its melancholic streets, admire the Moorish architecture and listen to periodic historical anecdotes from your guide. Next, ride through the hip districts of Bairro Alto and Chiado.

Your tour wraps up at Baixa and Rossio, a lively area in downtown Lisbon where locals from many generations convene once the sun sets. Cruise the Avenida da Liberdade and Marques de Pombal, taking in the last bits of fresh air from your sidebar. If you selected the evening tour, you can make a stop to try Lisbon’s famous liqueur, ginjinha (own expense), at the end of your tour. 

Upgrade to a full-day tourTo make the most of your private Lisbon sidebar experience, upgrade to a full-day tour. Enjoy three additional hours, see more landmarks and monuments, and take advantage of more time to taste authentic local cuisine (own expense).

Next, relax on the sidecar as you cross the River Tagus along the 15th of April Bridge, a 1.5-mile (2.2-km) suspension bridge. Take in views of Lisbon from the municipality of Almada, and continue toward the Cristo Rei Sanctuary, which boasts great views of Lisbon from the distance.

Enjoy an additional stop at Parque das Nações Expo area, where the 1998 Universal Exposition was held.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Alfama
Alfama is a delightful maze of narrow cobbled streets and ancient houses, which lead up the steep hill from the Tejo Estuary to the Castelo de São Jorge. Contained within this diverse and charismatic district are many of Lisbon’s most important historic buildings, including the Se Cathedral, the Castelo de São Jorge, the Panteão Nacional and the Igreja de Santo António.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiado
It is a traditional shopping area that mixes old and modern commercial establishments, mostly located at the Carmo and Garrett streets. The Chiado is also an important cultural area, with several museums and theatres.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parque Eduardo VII
point of view
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bairro Alto
point of view
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
monument
Pass By:  
Torre de Belem
monument
Pass By:  
LX Factory
LXFactory is a trendy shopping and dining area situated in a redeveloped 19th century industrial site. Former textile warehouses and printing factories have been transformed into design offices, artists' studios and hipster stores with colorful street art plastered on the walls.
Pass By:  
Moorish Quarter
Mouraria is where the Moors were allowed to live after the Christian reconquest of Lisbon in 1147, before being expelled together with the Jews in 1497. Little survives from that period except for traces of the medieval wall, but this curiously remains the most multiethnic neighborhood in the city
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Sidecar allows two passengers, one in the sidecar and another on the in motorbike behind the driver
  • Prices are per sidecar
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • max total weigh 190kg (2 passengers)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Bike my Side

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Best of Lisbon by Sidecar?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

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Five stars unique experience
Olivia_H
, Feb 2020
We had the most amazing time touring in Lisbon with Daniel, he is super friendly and knowledgeable, he took time to take some pictures of us and took us to some of the nicest viewing points in the city. He gave us some addresses of nice places to go! Definitely a must do in Lisbon, a bit off beaten tracks!!! Thank again Daniel!
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Best day ever!
Bambi T
, Oct 2019
What a fun day! Highly recommend you do this early in your visit to Lisbon. You see the whole city in just a few hours. Daniel was amazing!
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I m happy you had a good time! Keep my contact for future bookings or to pass to friends bikemyside@gmail.com Wattsapp me +351962554610 Cheers Daniel
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Informative and Novel
Comostone
, Oct 2019
Great day. We were treated to an overview of the main sights and history of Lisbon. What an amazing way to be introduced to this beautiful city. Travelling by side car we became part of the city attractions as other tourists take pictures and children wave as you go by. Absolutely give this a try, you will enjoy it !
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
I m happy you had a good time! Keep my contact for future bookings or to pass to friends bikemyside@gmail.com Wattsapp me +351962554610 Cheers Daniel
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Fantastic way to start your stay in Lisbon
tmnichol
, Sep 2019
This was an amazingly thorough tour of Lisbon. Although not overly informative, it was very personal and super fun. We could feel the genuine pride our driver / guide had for his home town of Lisbon. It was being shown around Lisbon by your friendly Uncle in his awesome motorbike and sidecar. Great way to get the lay of land and get a feel for Lisbon.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
I m happy you had a good time! Keep my contact for future bookings or to pass to friends bikemyside@gmail.com Wattsapp me +351962554610 Cheers Daniel
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Great way to see Lisbon
Nomad10517662083
, Aug 2019
Throughly recommend this as a great to see Lisbon. Our guide Daniel had a great knowledge of the rich history of Lisbon. Saw so much and learnt so much and a very cool way to travel.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
I m happy you had a good time! Keep my contact for future bookings or to pass to friends bikemyside@gmail.com Wattsapp me +351962554610 Cheers Daniel
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Fun way to see Lisbon
lolper
, Jul 2018
Our sidecar tour was great. we were able to see the city in a different and fun way. Luis, Luis and John were great. Luis gave us great information about the city, it history its landmarks and its culture. The bikes were great and comfortable. The entire family had a lot of fun. we recommend thus tour to anyone going to Lisbon. we suggest doing it in the first day of your visit so you can then go back to the sites you liked the best.
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We had a wonderful time with David...
Vernon D. W
, Dec 2017
We had a wonderful time with David. He is extremely knowledgeable of the history of Lisbon. He was able to take us where the normal bus tours couldn't go. This, along with his awesome color commentary, made this tour the best we've ever been on.
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What a cool tour! Lisbon is just too...
Henry E
, Nov 2017
What a cool tour! Lisbon is just too good a place not to see in every way possible. On this occasion as the sidecar was out of commission we were able to be taken around in an even cooler retro Jeep. A hell of a good substitute. The tour lasts for four hours and really gives you an understanding of the geography, history, events and people that formed what is now modern day Lisbon. This beautiful town is really stunning, especially on a sunny day like the one we had, and our knowledgeable guide was able to take us through Barrio Alto, Chiado, Alfama, Belem and many other areas whose names escape me now. Just a great, informative, cruisey and comfortable experience. I thoroughly recommend it!
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Interesting tour in an open jeep...
louis e
, Sep 2017
Interesting tour in an open jeep. The side car was broken so Daniel offered us an open jeep tour instead and it worked very well. It is nice to have an open view and not be restricted to windows to see out when you are touring. It is however bumpier than a car so be ready to be jostled. Our guide Daniel was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a good understanding of Lisbon's origin as well as its layout as a city. Thank you Daniel for a good time, Michelle and Phil
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My daughter and I had a wonderful...
Tina B
, Aug 2017
My daughter and I had a wonderful time with George who provided a comprehensive tour meaningful tips about other noteworthy items restaurants, nightlife and made the adventure safe, but also a tad exciting driving around the steep roads. This tour made our trip to Lisbon unforgettable!
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