Read about our fantastic gourmet tour of Lisbon with a private guide on a Segway
Sampling the flavours of Portugal on a unique mode of self-balancing transport something everyone should try. Our 2.5-hour Segway adventure through the city took us to Alfama, the oldest neighbourhood in Lisbon and through the charming streets of the Bairro Alto.
Lisbon is the perfect city to explore from one of these super cool vehicles and we got a real sense of what makes the city so great using this trendy mode of transport, exploring the lovely River Tejo, the city’s myriad food offerings, and its friendly residents at a pace that was perfect for taking it all in.
All the essentials were supplied to keep us going, from complimentary water to tastings and exquisite pastries. We were also provided with all the necessary safety gear, such as helmets, and got a brief orientation on how to use the Segway safely which is actually quite easy when you get the hang of it.
Our expert guide was on hand at all times to share their passion for the city in a fun way, taking us to the best food stops to let us fill our stomachs with some of the most delicious Portuguese food you’ve ever tasted.
The Unbelievable Town of Sintra
As part of our tour we organised 4 luxury private chauffeur driven 4x4s each with a personal guide who picked us up from our hotel at 9am .
They took us on some amazing off-road paths with amazing views of nature, mountains, oceans and some absolutely stunning beaches.
From here we then visited the incredible Pena Palace of Quinta da Regaleira, the National Palace of Sintra and the Moorish Castle·
We discovered Sintra’s historic centre and made some time for shopping and for trying the local pastries which were really delicious.
It was then back to Lisbon for lunch at it’s oldest restaurant Martin da Arcada e Lisboa where we tried the most fantastic fresh grilled sardines !
…then finally back to our hotel the Ritz Four Seasons.
In the evening we went to the SkyBar on top of the Hotel Tivoli, right in the centre of Lisbon, a modern and very chic rooftop bar.
The terrace offers panoramic views of the city, from downtown all the way out to the river, and a cool layout, set over different levels and with different options of seating, like comfy lounge sofas or bar stools right at the edge.
From the bar you can choose from an impressive set of well-made crafted cocktails, beer on draught, champagne and sparkling wine by the glass or in bottle, and food which is perfect to share.
You can enjoy live acts & DJs with a relaxed ambience in a sophisticated ,trendy lounge, but still relaxed.
Historic Lisbon & Its Street Art
finally we explored the street art of one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Lisbon learning about the city’s historical street artworks, colourful murals in the streets of the Bairro Alto.
Our private guide provided us with a fascinating live commentary about Lisbon’s very impressive art scene
Taking in Lisbon on a Segway was an experience our clients really enjoyed and one all of them would highly recommend! If you would like to find out more about this particular tour please get in touch.