Considering a tuk tuk tour in Lisbon? The whole family is welcome in this fun and safe activity.
The world behind “O Tuk do Joao”
“O Tuk do Joao” is offering private tuk tuk tours in Lisbon from March 2019. Since I retired from my desk job I keep sharing my passion about Lisbon with many hundreds of guests from all parts of the world. The immense kindness received in the form of feedback is the fuel that keeps the tuk tuk up and running.
The main purpose of our tuk tuk tours consists in giving guests the best possible usage of their time, in a fun and relaxed way. The tours are not only about what we are seeing from the tuk tuk but also about many other things you may see and explore in the next days.
Scrolling down you may find my offer in Lisbon and Belem areas. If the offer of standardized tours does not fit what you have in mind, don’t worry, tell me what is your idea and I’ll present you a tailored made offer.
Tuk Tuk Tours in Lisbon and Belem
Important: To find out about the latest promotions (there are always promotions) or if you have specific requests, contact me.
Even + Important: If you book a tour and then change your mind or an impediment arises, there’s no problem, just “un-book”
Tour 1 – Old Lisbon
The tour performs the magic of changing visitors into locals (hopefully not too much) in just 75 minutes. You just have to sit down, listen to me saying the hocus-pocus words and when you leave the tuk tuk you’re completely versed about Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors and Crusaders who shaped Alis-Ubbo in the last 30 centuries, the main influences of each one and the must-see attractions in old town.
The tour includes many picturesque details of Alfama, Mouraria and Graça districts.
Total Duration : 1h15m
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Tour 2 – Belem
Belem district is a must see for any visitor of Lisbon. In opposition to the hills of central Lisbon, Belem is the flat area by the river where the UNESCO world heritage sites can be found. This tour is designed to blend sensations, the old and the new, the formal and the picturesque, the weight of history and the lightness of street art .
Total Duration: 1h45m
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Tour 3 – Chiado/Bairro Alto
On this tour you will immerse yourself in 19th century Lisbon by visiting Chiado. Next to it is Bairro Alto, the former working class district and today the bohemian area par excellence. In Largo do Carmo, the ruins of the church remind us of the 1755 earthquake. Not to be missed are the S. Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and the Bica Elevator.
Total Duration: 1h
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Tell me what is your favorite Combo?
Do you think one of the tours above is too short and all 3 is too long? Pick up your favorite combo.
Tour 1 + Tour 2 (Old Lisbon + Belem)
Are you based in Chiado or Bairro Alto during your stay in Lisbon? Do you plan to rely on “O Tuk do Joao” to explore the Old Town and Belem? This combo is made for you!
Total Duration: 3h
Tour 1 + Tour 3 (Old Lisbon + Chiado/Bairro Alto)
This combo covers all central Lisbon. What remains outside is Belem. This is ideal if you plan to spend one full day in Belem and explore Old Town and Chiado/Bairro Alto by tuk tuk.
Total Duration: 2h15m
Tour 2 + Tour 3 (Belem + Chiado/Bairro Alto)
Are you based in Alfama, Mouraria or Graça? Why don’t you rely on “O Tuk do Joao” to explore Chiado, Bairro Alto and Belem?
Total Duration: 2h45m
Whichever is your favorite combo, tell me and I’ll reserve our tour in my agenda !!!
Tour “street art”
This tour was made with the street art lovers in mind. It covers a lot of ground, mostly Graça, Campo de Santa Clara, Lx Factory and Belem. The main street artists are Vhils, Shepard Fairy and Bordalo II. This tour includes quick stops near the street art installations for photos and appreciation, but doesn’t include major stops in the viewpoints or in the Unesco Sites or monuments.
Total Duration: 2h
If you are you a street art lover, e-mail me !!!
Flagship Half-day Tour (all above included)
This tour gives a perfect idea of the geography of town with it’s several districts and “must see” attractions and therefore is ideal to 2 kinds of visitors: those with a short stay in town or alternatively those who want to do the tour shortly after arrival in order to extract the best from explorations of their own in the days to follow.
Hilly central Lisbon is where the original settlement of Lisbon (Alfama) is located. Belem district is a flat area by the river where the jewels of the Manuelino architectural style (Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower) are located. The tour ends in bohemian Bairro Alto and elegant Chiado.
Some guests prefer to do the half-day tour in a row, while others prefer to break in 2. Some popular variants are 2 hours in the morning + 2 hours end of afternoon or even in consecutive days. Whatever is your decision, book early and I’ll try to accommodate your needs.
Total Duration: 4 hours
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What to do in Lisbon?
Is Lisbon on your radar? Do you have plans to come to Lisbon but your availability does not allow you to research what to do or how to make the best use of your time?
With you in mind, a Blog was created, about monuments, attractions, street art, museums, tradition, in short, about what you shouldn’t miss during the days you’re with us.
Whether or not you are planning to become a guest aboard “O Tuk do Joao“, I hope you find usefulness in the set of information that is waiting for you.
For those who have already had the opportunity to visit Lisbon, I hope that the Blog brings back good memories and the desire to return soon!