Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado Segway Tour

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Alfama: the Birthplace of Fado Segway Tour
from USD $36.77
On a fun-filled Segway tour, discover the sights and landmarks of medieval Lisbon. You’ll move easily along the city’s narrow streets and cover more ground than you would on foot! A local guide will take you through the medieval-era parts of the city – such as its oldest district, Alfama – and fill you in on historic events that took place here. See top attractions like the Sé de Lisboa (Lisbon's oldest cathedral), and then visit a medieval bar to enjoy a beer (included).
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In Brief

Lisboa, Portugal
1 hour 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 1C, Lisbon 1100-053 Portugal


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Panteao Nacional Campo de Santa Clara, Lisbon 1100-471 Portugal


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal

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

Stop At: Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-237 Portugal


Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Castelo de S. Jorge, Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129 Portugal

Pass by

Stop At: Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), Calcada da Graca Sao Vicente, Lisbon 1100-265 Portugal


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ), Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585 Portugal


Duration: 5 minutes


  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Panteao Nacional
  • Entry/Admission - Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

Departure Point

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Peter was really attentive and his assistance was very much appreciated. He was so informative and really knew the history of Lisbon and Portugal. He seemed to also enjoy giving tours which added to the experience.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
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!
• Submitted 13 Aug 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!
• Submitted 21 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!
• Submitted 10 Jul 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!
• Submitted 28 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.
• Submitted 28 Apr 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 02 Feb 2017
Totally professional, yet friendly and fun. Tour was interesting and guide was kind.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2016
Great way to see the hilly city of Lisbon. Mariana and Miriam were very friendly and also kind.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
What a fantastic tour to do. Having never been on a segway before, Paulo was great at ensuring everyone was comfortable with their segway during the tuition part before embarking on an exciting trip around Lisbon. Taking to the roads with cars,tuk tuks and trams we were soon zooming around like little pro's. The scenery was brilliant and Paulo was very knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon. We were not rushed and my husband, sister and brother in law had a fab time also. One tip: remember to put your sun lotion on before you set off - it's pretty difficult once you are on your way.... enjoy
• Submitted 25 Aug 2016
Very fun, nice guide and perfect if you have children from 12 years oldwith you
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
Andre, our guide, was brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone
• Submitted 22 Mar 2016
It was fun!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2015
Highly recommend doing this tour as soon as possible on your visit to Lisbon. We really enjoyed it and they make you feel safe and give you plenty of time to learn how to do it without taking it from your tour time. Both of our tour guides were great....
• Submitted 05 Oct 2015
Fantastic tour of the Alfama and surrounding areas of Lisbon. The tour was relaxed, informative and at a slow pace. There was no urgency to finish in the allocated hour. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2015
Guides (2) with our group of 6 were excellent knowledgable patient flexiblesnd had a great obvious pride in Lisbon. They took all the time needed to assure each participant was comfortable on their Segway. I oldest (74) took a fall flat on my face encounterng a curb carelessly and they cleaned etc
• Submitted 08 Jun 2015
Fantastic way to see Lisbon! Our group was kept to our family of 3 which was perfect. David was our guide and was very attentive and ensured we remained safe as well as informed at all times. Nothing too much trouble and no rushing to get to the end. Something my sons and I will never forget, Thank you :0
• Submitted 28 May 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. David was very informative and also extremely safety conscious. Would never have found all the little back streets or walked the 6 kilometres in such a fun and interesting way! Highly recommended! Kindest regards Edra and Andy :-)
• Submitted 15 Apr 2015
Great fun especially for first timers. Would have helped if the address to meet at is more prominent on the voucher.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2015
We toured as a family of four and had two guides. One guide leading us and one in the back and both offered lots of help. We were offered complementary water and ponchos prior to the start of the tour. The guides were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. This was our first tour in Lisbon and a great way to see the city as there are lots of hills.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2015
Fantastic tour. Thelma and Noonoo where great guides. Thelma was full of knowledge about the area and with this being my first time on a Segway both guides looked after the group extremely well. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2014
Really good ! Be prepared for some adventure downtown (and do not be so concerned about timing). Worty every Dollar/Euro!
• Submitted 27 Jul 2014
A great tour. It is challenging but the guide was great and especially looked after my dad who as an older participant was a bit more challenged by this activity. I would recommend this tour particularly to those using a segway for the first time! A really good oversight of the more difficult to reach parts of Lisbon!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2012

In Brief

Lisboa, Portugal
1 hour 30 minutes