Lisbon Hidden: Self-Drive Private Tour in E-Cars
Did you know that Lisbon has always been known for its bohemian side? Take a tour of Lisbon's alternative neighborhoods and discover the B side of the city
Check out the now chic areas once populated by prostitutes and sailors and drive through the narrow and steep streets of Chiado and Bairro Alto. All artists and bon vivants circulate here so you can have a look at this lifestyle!
See how Lisbon gets ready for the night, the parties, the bars, the Rua Cor-de-Rosa, the rhythms, the drinks, the terraces in the hidden gardens and the paths of temptation!
AUTONOMY - You can customize your tour route
PRIVACY - Just you and your group. No more people to disturb
SAFETY (Covid-19) - We comply with all the safety measures of Portuguese Gov and EU
TECHNOLOGY - Free Wi-Fi; GPS Audio-Guide; Live streaming & Tour recording
SUSTAINABILITY - Our cars are 100% electric and we've a green policy in all that concerns our activity
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What's included :
- Rental of a Renault Twizy (capacity: 2 people per car)
- GPS Audio Tour Guide with all the points of interest
- Free Parking in the city
- Free Wi-Fi
- Camera to Record and/or Stream Live the Whole Experience
- Civil Liability, Personal and Car Insurance
- Hotel/Apartment Pickup and Drop-off (extra 10€)
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Praca Martim Moniz, Rua de Senhora da Saude, Lisbon 1100-586 Portugal
This square, looking up to the castle, is the center of the city’s most multiethnic neighborhood. It’s something of a mini Chinatown, in addition to being a terminal of the famous tram 28.
Neglected for several years, it was revived in 2012 as a street food market, with several stalls with terraces now serving the flavors of the neighborhood’s various cultures (Chinese, Indian, African, among others).
On weekends it hosts the "Fusion Market," mixing a variety of products, from handicrafts to ethnic and organic foods, often accompanied by live music.
A giant dragon, created in 2012 (year of the dragon) using pieces of old cell phones and computers, is found in the middle of the square, as a tribute to the Chinese community.
The row of fountains that crosses the square is a reference to the city's old wall that climbed the hill from here.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal
This quaint medieval district (once the Moorish and Jewish quarter before it became a fishing community) is the oldest neighborhood in Europe after El Pópulo in Cadiz. It's like a small village, standing as a time capsule to the years before Lisbon was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, as it remained standing thanks to its rock-solid foundations.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
The square is dedicated to the restoration of the independence of Portugal in 1640, after 60 years of Spanish domination. The obelisk in the middle of the square, inaugurated in 1886, carries the names and dates of the battles fought during the Portuguese Restoration War, in 1640.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Chiado, Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon's most elegant and trendiest neighborhood is where everyone meets for coffee, shopping, or before dinner and a night out in neighboring Bairro Alto.
Most of the buildings are from the 1700s, although many were restored in the 1990s by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, after their destruction by a devastating fire in 1988. It's a neighborhood that flashes back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the "Belle Époque" when writers such as Fernando Pessoa and Eça de Queiroz used to write at the now historic cafés. It's also the neighborhood of theaters, of charming old bookshops and major international brands, giving it a lively cosmopolitan ambience at any time of the day.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-109 Portugal
Bairro Alto, a neighborhood laid out in 1513, is a place that truly changes from night to day. In daylight this bohemian district is a sleepy place, hungover from the previous night, with not much going on except for the shops down Rua do Norte. When the sun sets a new life begins, with restaurants opening their doors, and crowds showing up to spend their bar-hopping night.
The bars are small, forcing everyone to spill out onto the streets and creating a street party atmosphere. Rua da Atalaia, Rua do Diário de Noticias and Rua da Barroca become filled with caipirinha-sipping crowds, most under 40, but mixing different urban tribes, straight and gay.
It's a place inhabited by old ladies and young artsy hipsters, giving it a vibe that is simultaneously old-fashioned and avant-garde, a shabby-chic neighborhood that really needs no name. It's simply the "bairro," the neighborhood where everything happens -- at night.
Crossing the street (Calçada do Combro) you step into the small Bica neighborhood, known for its famous funicular. This is another picturesque neighborhood that goes down the hill, together with neighboring Santa Catarina which is known for its lookout terrace.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: São Pedro de Alcântara, SC, 88125-000, Brazil
All of Lisbon's lookout points are romantic, but none more than this one, looking over all of downtown towards the castle and the river. It's a landscaped terrace with busts of historical figures, a fountain, and kiosk cafes from where you may sit and admire the beauty of the city.
Going up and down the hill next to the terrace is the Gloria funicular, and across the street is the bar of the Port Wine Institute, where you may sample all types of Portugal's famous drink.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Santos, Lisbon Portugal
From here on the adventure becomes bumpy while crossing Santos Design District, with bars and clubs specialized in ingenious alcohol shots, area that is home to the famous house described in the novel The Maias by Eça de Queiroz and most recently, the house where Madonna lives.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: The Pink Street, R. Nova do Carvalho, 1200-372 Lisboa, Portugal
Rua Nova do Carvalho is a pedestrian street better known as “Pink Street,” after an urban renewal project in 2013, when the pavement between the terraces, bars and clubs was painted pink. It has become one of Lisbon’s most popular destinations at night, and is also an "open-air art gallery."
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: LX Factory, Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103, Lisbon 1300-501 Portugal
A factory complex from 1846 was reborn in 2008 as a "factory" of creativity and experiences. It kept the industrial spaces and invited companies related to the arts, which later brought shops, cafés and restaurants. Today there’s a little bit of everything, from fashion to books, to vintage furniture and contemporary design, next to dining options that include pizza, sushi and burgers, in addition to the more creative cuisine. The interiors maintain many of the old pieces, while most of the façades are covered in street art.
Duration: 45 minutes
Departure Point :R. Palmira 64B, 1170-133 Lisboa, Portugal
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- Maximum of 2 persons (including the driver) per car. The Renault Twizy is a two-seater car.
- At the beginning of the tour is required a guarantee deposit of 100€ (to be refunded at the end of the tour)
- ID/Passport and Valid driving license required for the driver
- Children under 4 years old are not allowed for safety reasons
- Youth (between 4 and 17) must be accompanied by an adult
- Final Price is per car
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- For your safety, and in accordance with Portuguese Gov and WHO standards, we have implemented extraordinary measures to protect you from the Covid-19 pandemic. We have adopted all published and approved standards so that you can enjoy your tour in a completely protected way.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.