Designed for couples, families, and even large groups to tour by private vehicle. Contact Hello@GoBe.com for available dates and pricing.
Tuk-Tuk Through Lisbon with Ginja Tasting
- Guided tuk-tuk tour: Be driven around town in the small, light auto rickshaw common in South Asia while you get acquainted with the historic churches, palaces, and homes of Lisbon's colorful neighborhoods and historic districts.
- Graca Viewpoint: Drink in a dreamlike perspective that includes sweeping views of red rooftops, sprawling skies, and the crimson 25th of April Bridge, Europe's longest suspension bridge.
- Ginja liqueur tasting: Try a traditional Portuguese drink made from berries (the "ginjas" floating in the bottle), salt, and sugar and served in a shot glass with a piece of fruit, often accompanied by chocolate or other sweets. Bottoms up!
About This Lisbon Tour
The tuk-tuk is a three-wheeled vehicle usually seen for hire in Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. It's certainly not native to Western Europe, which is part of what makes it so much fun to ride around the sightseeing stalwarts of one of the oldest cities on the continent. From the imposing Belem Tower, built to protect the city during the middle ages, to the stunning Gothic Jeronimos Monastery, you'll see much more of the capital city than you expected in just a few hours.
The comprehensive itinerary owes much to the nimble tuk-tuk. You'll cruise through the hilly, narrow streets with your guide at a pace still slow enough to absorb the history behind the landmarks. Thanks to its size, the tuk-tuk goes where passenger vehicles can't, including tight alleys, narrow side roads, and pedestrian plazas.
Unlike the tuk-tuk, Ginja is a native Lisbon creation. A fruity alcohol derived from the cherry family, this dessert drink has been served throughout Portugal for many centuries. It's ordered with or without fruit and paired with cheese, dark chocolate and other treats.
What it's not supposed to be paired with is driving – another advantage of taking a tuk-tuk.
While ginja (sometimes spelled ginjinha) may not be widely known throughout the world, in Portugal the drink is ubiquitous. In fact, it's so popular that a saying derived from its popularity has entered local lexicon: Sabe melhor que nem ginjas, which translates into "I think it tastes even better than ginja."
Arriving by cruise ship? Please proceed pier side to the tour loading area and look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
Bring small coins for the bathroom. Take a light jacket or rain coat for the weather. The tuk tuk vehicle is not completely sealed therefore participants will be exposed to weather conditions.
Although the amount of walking is limited, you will have to climb steps and stand for periods of time. Travelers with limited mobility made need a person to accompany them. The tuk tuk is not wheelchair accessible.
Adventure, Family Friendly, Scenic
1 Small Glass of Ginja Liquor
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers 10 years of age and older. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited to minors under 18 years old. (No ginja liquor tasting for them.)
Please notify us at email@example.com prior to your arrival if there are participants in your party that weigh over 250 lbs. so we can accommodate everyone comfortably in the Tuk Tuk.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have recently had surgery or an injury, have heart, neck, back, shoulder or knee problems, or you are pregnant, we do not recommend this tour due to the bumpy ride and jarring motions you may experience during your ride in the tuk tuk.
The maximum per Tuk Tuk is 6 travelers. All travelers need to be able to exit/enter the tuk tuk on their own and to sit up right in their seat.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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