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Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy medieval attractions in Lisbon during this guided Segway tour. Swiftly traverse Lisbon’s hilly streets and narrow corridors aboard an intuitive Segway. See more than on foot as you zip through the famous district of Alfama and learn about its Moorish influenced history. Visit Lisbon’s oldest church, Sé de Lisboa, Castle of Sao Jorge and other popular landmarks. This tour includes a refreshing beer which you can enjoy in a pub’s medieval atmosphere.
  • Segway tour of the medieval sights of Lisbon
  • Glide through historic Lisbon neighborhoods like Mouraria and Alfama with your local guide
  • Cruise past the Castle of Sao Jorge and the Lisbon Cathedral, two of Lisbon’s major landmarks
  • Visit a medieval bar afterwards and toast your tour with a beer (included)
  • Suitable for all fitness levels – easier than a walking tour!
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One Segway, helmet and hairnet, per person
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.
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Boost Portugal - Urban Thrills, R. dos Douradores 16, 1100-206 Lisboa, Portugal

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide near the Praça do Comércio station in downtown Lisbon for your small-group medieval tour by Segway. Hop aboard the vehicle and listen to a safety and operational briefing on Segway use. Designed for any pedestrian walkway, you will be comfortable operating the Segway right away. Then, cruise back in time to discover Lisbon’s medieval-era districts, architecture, and top sights.

Follow your guide along smooth cobblestone passageways to the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon, Alfama. As you traverse Alfama, see medieval Sao Jorge Castle perched atop a commanding hilltop overlooking the Tagus River. Arrive at the oldest church in Lisbon, Sé de Lisboa. Built in 1147, learn how Sé de Lisboa survived many disasters including the devastating Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755. Note its architectural styles and modifications from rebuilding efforts completed over centuries.

Continue onto Alfama’s other renown churches including the 18th century Convento da Graça and the 17th century Romanesque Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, one of the most important mannerist buildings in the country. Then, climb to Portas do Sol and approach one of Lisbon’s top vantage points. Look down and admire the labyrinth-like alleyways and modest squares. Learn how, despite numerous renovations from earthquakes, Alfama has been able to maintain its rich medieval design.

Afterwards, drive back with your guide to drop-off the Segways. Alas, your tour isn’t over yet. Receive a voucher for two free drinks at one of the fun medieval-themed bars located 54 yards (50 meters) away from the Segway shop. Stroll over and sip a beer while you experience Lisbon’s medieval ambiance and decor (alternative beverages for children will be available). When your Segway tour is complete, continue exploring Lisbon on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Panteao Nacional
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Alfama
Your local guide will take you first to Lisbon’s oldest district, Alfama, which stretches south from medieval Sao Jorge Castle on top of the hill to the Tagus River.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Castelo de S. Jorge
Stop At:  
Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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.
  • It´s 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!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • This tours operate in the rain so please check the weather conditions and dress accordantly. The company provides ponchos.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • PRIVATE TOUR: request for an upgrade to a private tour after booking. From €50 for up to 6 people.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boost Portugal

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado 1.5 Hour Segway Tour.

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  • "It's a great way to see a lot of sites if you have limited ability to walk long distances." See review

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Peter the great!
slancas199
, 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!
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Really attractive
Brendan N
, Aug 2019
Peter was really attentive and his assistance was very much appreciated. He was so informative and really knew the history of Lisbon & Portugal. He seemed to also enjoy giving tours which added to the experience.
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Given the good weather, the guide...
Elizabeth T
, 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.
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Segway are a great way to see a...
Dan K
, 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.
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We were only a group of 2, and were...
Suer52
, 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!
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Just the two of us on the tour...
James G
, 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!
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This segue tour was perfect for my...
Alice Hoi Ling M
, 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!
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Paulo was our excellent host, there...
Lisa D
, 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.
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A fun approximately 2 hour trip of...
pizzapirate
, 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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The tour was absolutely brilliant...
Sou C
, Apr 2017
The tour was absolutely brilliant!! The guides put us at ease, they were very informative and friendly and the size of the group was spot on. An amazing way to see the beautiful city. Would highly recommend it!
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