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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
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Private Tour: Best of Lisbon by Sidecar

Discover the beauty of Lisbon in a unique and exciting way – on a sidecar motorbike! See all of Lisbon’s highlights, like the famous 16th-century Tower of Belem, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the charming districts of Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado, while you relax and have fun on your sidecar. Motorbikes allow one to two passengers, and are driven by a qualified guide, who will ensure you have a memorable experience. With a choice of morning, afternoon, evening and full-day private tours, select the best option for you and see the best of Lisbon!


  • Discover the best of Lisbon by sidecar
  • See historical Lisbon landmarks like the Tower of Belem and the Jerónimos Monastery
  • Visit the charming districts of Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado
  • Relax in the sidecar while an experienced guide drives you around Lisbon
  • Upgrade to a full-day tour and cross the River Tagus along the 15th of April Bridge
  • See Lisbon from Cristo Rei Sanctuary on the full-day tour

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Private Tour: Best of Lisbon by Sidecar

Private Tour: Best of Lisbon by Sidecar

See the best of Lisbon in an exciting an unforgettable way – in a sidecar! Relax as your private chauffeur takes you around Lisbon on a three-hour guided tour with stops along the way to take pictures and learn interesting facts from your chauffeur.

Start with a visit to the historic district of Belem, by the waterfront. Drive past the famous 16th-century Tower of Belem and the Jerónimos Monastery, two great examples of Manueline art. Stop at a local patisserie to sample the pastel de nata (custard tart), one of Portugal's most famous pastries (own expense; morning and afternoon tours only).

Continue with a visit to Alfama, a Moorish neighborhood and the oldest district in Lisbon, followed by a ride through Bairro Alto – Lisbon’s bohemian district – and the aristocratic Chiado neighborhood.

Finish your tour with a visit to Baixa and Rossio, in downtown Lisbon, a lively area where locals gather at night, and ride along the Avenida da Liberdade and Marques de Pombal toward Lisbon center. In the evening tour, stop here for a taste of the famous Ginjinha liqueur (own expense), before you finish your tour!

Upgrade to a full-day tour
Upgrade to a full-day sidecar tour to make the most of your time in Lisbon. With an extra three hours to spend in Lisbon, see all the highlights of the half-day tour then enjoy a delicious Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).

Next, relax on the sidecar as you cross the River Tagus along the 15th of April Bridge, a 1.5-mile (2.2-km) suspension bridge. Take in views of Lisbon from the municipality of Almada, and continue toward the Cristo Rei Sanctuary, which boasts great views of Lisbon from the distance.

Relax in the sidecar on the way back to Lisbon while your private guide explains interesting facts about the city, for your last stop at Parque das Nações Expo area, the newest part of the city where the 1998 Universal Exposition was held.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent way to see Lisbon. 100 recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was without a doubt one of our favorite tours of the whole cruise. Our driver Dan was waiting for us when we departed the ship and spent the better part of 4 hours even though it was suppose to be a 3 hour tour taking us to all the highlights of the city of Lisbon. He made the trip so interesting, and we learned so much about Lisbon and Portugal from him. His knowledge of the history of the city was incredible. He made our experience well worthwhile, and he was fun to be with!! We would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Lisbon. We had a PERFECT day. Thanks again Dan. Bonnie and Dick McAtee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Best way to see Lisbon! Daniel was very knowledgable, fun, and a safe driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We felt like rock stars as we drove through the streets of Lisbon. Very cool. Our guide was young, informative, and took us all over the city. We saw many aspects of the city, including sections that one would never see on a traditional tour. We were picked up at the port which was a great convenience. Viator needs to set this up in other cities.

100 Recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Daniel knew all the facts and figures. It was a very special feeling to ride the bike and have so many other tourist taking pictures of us as well. This is really an unique way to explore Lisbon. We combined several Viator tours and it turned out to have been a very good combination and mixture to get a feel and inside of Lisbon. Thank you Daniel. You are a good and careful driver and it was a great and cool experience!! We highly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to have a special way of touring a city! Lisa and Patty

Lorraine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing day made all the more enjoyable by our equally amazing guide and driver, Daniel. The best and most exciting way to see all the little laneways and nooks and crannies of Lisbon in 1 day. Very comfortable bike and side care and extremely safe. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our full day tour and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Thanks a lot Daniel and well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Just got back from a wonderful cruise and had an overnite stop in Lisbon. Took this tour and it was the icing on the cake. Daniel was the best guide ever, I learned more in 4 hours that night than if I had stayed for days on my own. My husband is 70 and I am 64 and we recommend this tour to everyone...Thanks Daniel
for a wonderful tour and end of our vacation.!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had an absolutely terrific afternoon tour. The city is beautiful, and the perspective from the fab bike and sidecar is so different- it totally made the day for us.
Daniel is without doubt the star of the tour- he really enthuses about the whole city, he relishes relaying all the history to his guests and seems to really enjoy his work - lucky chap!!
A really excellent tour- well worth the money and we would love to do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Amazing way to see Lisbon. Daniel was a brilliant guide and driver who accommodated our revised schedule due to change in ship's docking time. Would recommend this to anybody - we were not youngsters but had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was the best way to be introduced to any city anywhere. PLEASE do yourself a favour and take a bike ride around Lisbon. Our guide is an excellent host, very knowledgable, friendly and a very safe rider. Not only will you see amazing sights, learn heeps about Lisbon and Portugal, you'll feel a star as people wave to you and take pics of you on the bike. Its great and safe fun do it, you'll love the ride for sure.

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