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Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

1. Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Embark on a 6-hour electric bike tour with 4 different modes of assistance, making climbing the Sintra mountain a lot easier, even for those used to a sedentary lifestyle. The tour begins with a briefing on how the bikes work, at Martim Moniz Square in central Lisbon. You’ll then head to Rossio station to catch the train for Sintra. During the train trip you’ll have time to let your guide know if you’d like to visit some of the palaces along the way or if you just want to cycle. When you arrive in Sintra, you can visit the National Palace if you like. Most of your cycling tour takes place within the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. You’ll have the option of visiting Quinta da Regaleira, built between 1904 and 1910, and a place renowned for its symbolism, magic, and mystery. Shortly after you’ll pass by Seteais, a former 18th-century palace that is now a 5-star hotel.   Continue your trip along roads flanked by majestic groves until you reach the entrance of Monserrate Park and Palace, one of the most beautiful creations in the Portuguese Romanticism style. Arrive at Colares, a place that’s well known for its vineyards. Continue on to Penedo village, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the atrium of the church, before cycling on to Urgueira village. Take a break for lunch in Azóia village, where you’ll find a great variety of restaurants. With renewed energy, continue your tour through an ancient forest and make your way up to the Peninha Sanctuary, located at 488 meters above sea level. From here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the Espichel Cape and Arrábida, to the south, Carvoeiro Cape and Berlengas, to the north, and the entire Sintra mountain to the north-east. Returning to the centre of Sintra, you’ll cycle downhill and have one last look at Pena Palace, an important monument of the Portuguese Romanticism movement. You’ll be traveling with an informative and helpful guide, as passionate about beloved Sintra as about cycling.  Alternatively, go down to Guincho wild beach – with its never-ending dunes and typical winds that are so treasured by windsurf lovers – until you reach the bicycle path to Cascais. Return to Lisbon through the beautiful town of Cascais by train where you will have one of the most amazing views over the Portuguese coast.

Lisbon: Landmarks Tour in a Multimedia Bus

2. Lisbon: Landmarks Tour in a Multimedia Bus

Learn about the landmarks of Lisbon with an immersive multimedia experience on a custom-built minibus. Enjoy the air conditioning and amphitheater seating as you’re taken on a route that includes all the city’s main sites. As you pass Se Cathedral, Avenida da Liberdade, Bairro Alto, and Chiado, learn more about the history, facts, and highlights of each location from the minibus’s onboard videos (available in multiple languages). Be sure to look all around you, taking advantage of the multiple viewing angles that the unique minibus offers.

South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

3. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

Explore southern Lisbon on this electric bike tour. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstretched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Largo da Severa 7A for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange cacilheiro (ferry) across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Next, take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Christ the King, or cycle up the hill with no sweat on your electric bike! Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge. After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Bike back downhill towards the river, and explore the narrow streets of Almada. Visit the Medieval Museum to see relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then, cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.

Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

4. Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

Learn about the origins of fado music on a 3-hour walking tour of the Lisbon neighborhoods where it originated. As you explore, you will be accompanied by a live fado singer and guide. Experience the magic of Portuguese fado, a form of music listed by UNESCO as of “World Intangible Cultural Heritage.” An important part of everyday life in Lisbon, there is no better way to learn about Portuguese culture than through a close encounter with fado in the nation’s capital. You will go to some typical fado houses, where fadistas have earned their living for decades. Wander the alleys and squares around Praca Martim Moniz, a multicultural part of Lisbon that is off the usual tourist route. Discover local taverns instrumental in the history of fado culture in the Mouraria district. Then, stop for a delicious meal of caldo verde (a traditional Portuguese soup) and barbecued chouriço (spicy sausage), served with bread and wine in one of the authentic fado houses of Alfama.

Lisbon: Private Walking Tour of Alfama, Graça and Mouraria

5. Lisbon: Private Walking Tour of Alfama, Graça and Mouraria

Get an insider’s view of Lisbon’s most historic neighborhoods on a small-group walking tour in German of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Martim Moniz Square. Take in views of the city's stunning architecture as you briefly walk through the historic center of Baixa, now a trendy commercial neighborhood. Find yourself in the surroundings of the towering Castle of St. George, where you can marvel at its impressive structure and historic meaning from the outside. Make your way to Alfama after walking by the Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia viewpoints to walk through the neighborhood's winding streets and by its historic churches. Then, head to the colorful flea market of Feira da Ladra as you make your way to Graça, known as the old workers' district at the start of the industrialization era. Keep walking until you reach the iconic Nossa Senhora do Monte viewpoint for spectacular views over all of Lisbon, including the Tagus River, the 25th April Bridge, and the South Bay. Continue your tour to the Miradouro da Graça viewpoint for more stunning views of Lisbon on your way through Mouraria to finish where you started, at the Martim Moniz Square from where your guide will be happy to provide you with more tips to enjoy Lisbon.

Lisbon: Electric Car Discovery Tour & GPS Audio Guide

6. Lisbon: Electric Car Discovery Tour & GPS Audio Guide

Discover the top sites of Baixa and Belem and learn about the history of Portugal’s maritime adventures that brought new cultures and tastes to Europe. Get behind the wheel of a 2-seater Twizy, an eco-friendly electric car, and explore Lisbon from head to toe. Your Twizy will take you to all the hidden, unusual, and authentic corners of Baixa and Belem on this 6-hour GPS-guided tour. Each Twizy is equipped with an automatic gearbox for ease of use, and is completely silent as it drives. The GPS audio guide will help you find your way with ease, providing a fascinating context to the sites you will see en route. Hear anecdotes about the capital, go to the best spots for photos, and learn about great places for eating. Dare to be adventurous!  Your tour starts in the most multicultural area of the city, Martim Moniz. From there you drive down into the shopping disctrict Baixa with its many little cafés and restaurants. Continue to Praça Luis de Camões and enter the famous nightlife district Bairro Alto. Stop at the Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the city. Continue your journey and head to Belém, where you will see the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery and get a chance to try the Pasteis de Belém, the famous Portuguese custard tarts that have their origin in this area of Lisbon. Come back to the center by way of Praça do Comércio with its beautiful open space alongside the river. Enjoy the view and then head back to the shop!

Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

7. Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

Taste your way through the city, see historical highlights and interact with locals on this adventure-packed Lisbon tour. Meet your informative local guide at the historic neighborhood of Mouraria, a melting pot of cultures from far and wide, and one you won’t see on other Lisbon tours. Pass small churches, mosques, and shops selling goods from far-flung places. Stop at a small, hidden bakery where traditional pastries and espresso coffee will provide a tasty pick-me-up. After more sightseeing highlights, taste some authentic Portuguese cheese, locally-made marmalade, and port wine. Walk through Lisbon’s main square and learn how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755. Explore Bairro Alto and Chiado, stop at one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon, and end your adventure with a short ferry ride along the Tagus River, the subject of many Portuguese songs and poems. Journey to the picturesque Cacilhas, where Portuguese green wine and freshly caught seafood await.

Lisbon Private Full Day Tour - History, Local Life & Food

8. Lisbon Private Full Day Tour - History, Local Life & Food

Explore Lisbon's main attractions, traditional neighborhoods, and delicious fine foods, with an expert knowledgeable guide on a fun and insightful walking tour. See the elegant modern streets of the city as well as the oldest neighborhoods, which have survived the great earthquake of 1775. This tour combines gentle walks, rides on the famous trams, and climbs using delightful elevators. Visit the ruins of the Convent of Carmo, devastated by a terrible earthquake that struck over two centuries ago. Head to the majestic Plaça do Comercio, a harbor-facing square with incredible sea views. Take time to try the most delicious Portuguese Gastronomy. Try the famous Lisbon fish, seafood, or meat in a typical restaurant in the old district of Mouraria. Your local host will give you tips and advice to make the most of your days exploring the city.

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What people are saying about Praça do Martim Moniz

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 196 reviews

6-hour mostly walking tour!! Rodrigo was my tour guide and he was great…extremely knowledgeable about Lisbon and Portuguese history as well as overt and covert landmarks and things you shouldn’t miss seeing. He happily tweaked the tour for me to have time to sit down and enjoy the sites and sounds of Lisbon as well as taking an extended tram ride while he pointed things out along the way. I was able to try the delicious pastel de nata from a special bakery that has them warm right from the oven (delightful with a cup of cappuccino) and lunch was at a small Portuguese restaurant, a hidden gem, that had excellent salmon and rice. Also got to try the Lisbon liquor, Ginja as a digestive after lunch. This tour can be adapted to fit many more guests, I was simply the only one signed up so it became a “private tour.” Highly recommend…ask for Rodrigo if you want to know the true history of Lisbon and Portugal!

AMAZING tour!!! What a great experience riding electric bikes all the way to the highest point of Sintra (lovely views) and then crossing pretty towns until arriving in Cascais. I love the fact that we did this tour in April because the weather was just perfect. Daniel was our tour guide and he was very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this tour. I did it with my husband and our 15 year old son.

The tour is really scenic and culturally beautiful. The e-bikes were great. Ethan, our guide was the icing on the cake. A nice guy who called himself a "historical nerd". We had that impression too. His knowledge of Portuguese history was impressive.

Ricardo was wonderful. Great tour. Saw a lot. It ended up being closer to 8 hours vs. 6. You don't get close to the yellow castle, like in the picture, but you see lots of others and beautiful countryside. Highly recommend it.

Amazing to have one guide for just two of us! Such an adventure, would recommend this to everyone