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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

Discover Lisbon's highlights by day or night, rain or shine, in total thermal and visual comfort, 365 days a year. Enjoy air-conditioning and amphitheater seating as you go along a route that includes everything you must see in the city. Passing through the Castelo neighborhood, Sé Catedral, Terreiro do Paço, Bairro Alto, Chiado, Avenida da Liberdade and Rossio, learn about the history, facts and highlights of each place through mini videos on board the minibus (available in several languages). Visit the city and its history in a unique minibus in the world (registered trademark) that is both a viewpoint and a mobile cinema. Discover the sightseeing of the future!

Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Total Lisbon Experience Walking Tour

5. 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: 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!

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

7. 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.

Lisbon: Private City Tour in a Multimedia Minibus Museum

8. Lisbon: Private City Tour in a Multimedia Minibus Museum

Discover Lisbon's highlights by day or night, rain or shine, on this innovative multimedia minibus tour. Enjoy air-conditioning and theater seating as you visit Lisbon's top neighborhoods and learn their history through mini-videos. Board the bus at your meeting point and begin your multimedia journey. As you drive through the city, learn about each neighborhood's history, fascinating facts, and top sights from mini-videos available in several languages. Drive through the Castelo neighborhood, Sé Catedral, Terreiro do Paço, Bairro Alto, Chiado, Avenida da Liberdade, and Rossio in comfort and get a feel for this friendly and historic city.

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What people are saying about Praça do Martim Moniz

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 238 reviews

We are a family of four, with children ages 10 and 12, and we had an excellent time. Jaime was our guide and was great, he also gave us a great restaurant recommendation of Estrela D’ouro to enjoy on our last night in Lisbon. Wonderful! The entire excursion from when we arrived at the meeting point until we finished back at the meeting point, was about 8 hours. We did not stop for lunch, though I’m sure we could have if we insisted. We did stop a couple of times for treats. We agree with other reviewers that this is not a good trip for sedentary travelers. We are active and exercise regularly, and were challenged by it. Our smallest child is 4.5 feet (1.3m) tall. They have a bike that could be adjusted for him, but anyone smaller would need to ride on the back of another bike (they had one of those bikes) or get a baby seat if a very small child. Our youngest child took a turn too fast and got a bit scraped up, Jaime was quick with the first aid. Overall great trip, we recommend!

We had booked the tour in German, but were asked if English was ok too. Wasn't a problem for us. The tour was super super super nice! If you want to experience something really great away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place for you. Our guide Daniell was very friendly and tried to show and tell us a lot. Were due to 2 cancellations (due to being absolutely late, which I find really rude to everyone else) only 4 participants. take a windbreaker with you. Oh, and you should be able to ride a bike, preferably an e-bike. Otherwise it's no fun for anyone. For us it was perfect and we can only recommend it! Should be experienced and, above all, seen!

I highly recommend this experience! You see so much more from a bike and these E-bikes make it easy. Our guide, Jaime, made the tour personal to us and was so knowledgeable about the history of Portugal and some out of the way places we would not see on a van tour. The tour has some steep climbs, made fairly easy by the bikes, and some exhilarating downhill runs that may not be for the faint of heart but, if your game, so fun! It’s a long day on a bike so be prepared for that but it is worth it.

A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing time! Our guide , Sophia, was excellent. The tour took place from 10:30 am and over the lunch hour, and the coffee and tart, beer, and seafood rice with wine was the perfect amount.

Great tour! We enjoyed the comfty, small, airconditioned bus, the digital guide Maria, the sights they showed us during the 50 min tour. Totally recommended!