Meet your guide near the Praça do Comércio station in downtown Lisbon for your small-group medieval tour by Segway. Hop aboard the vehicle and listen to a safety and operational briefing on Segway use. Designed for any pedestrian walkway, you will be comfortable operating the Segway right away. Then, cruise back in time to discover Lisbon’s medieval-era districts, architecture, and top sights.
Follow your guide along smooth cobblestone passageways to the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon, Alfama. As you traverse Alfama, see medieval Sao Jorge Castle perched atop a commanding hilltop overlooking the Tagus River. Arrive at the oldest church in Lisbon, Sé de Lisboa. Built in 1147, learn how Sé de Lisboa survived many disasters including the devastating Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755. Note its architectural styles and modifications from rebuilding efforts completed over centuries.
Continue onto Alfama’s other renown churches including the 18th century Convento da Graça and the 17th century Romanesque Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, one of the most important mannerist buildings in the country. Then, climb to Portas do Sol and approach one of Lisbon’s top vantage points. Look down and admire the labyrinth-like alleyways and modest squares. Learn how, despite numerous renovations from earthquakes, Alfama has been able to maintain its rich medieval design.
After one-hour, drive back with your guide to drop-off the Segways. Alas, your tour isn’t over yet. Receive a voucher for two free drinks at one of the fun medieval-themed bars located 54 yards (50 meters) away from the Segway shop. Stroll over and sip a beer while you experience Lisbon’s medieval ambiance and decor (alternative beverages for children will be available). When your Segway tour is complete, continue exploring Lisbon on your own.