TukTuks of Lisbon – A Splash of Colour

TukTuks appeared in the late 2000s. They are not public transportation but are privately owned, taking tourists around even on the narrowest and steepest streets. It brings colour to the streets of Libon.

This is a fun alternative to taxis but they are quite expensive. Some have a minimum charge of 10 euros while an Uber is usually just less than 5 euros in and around the city.

Drivers are typically young, English-speaking, and trained to offer tourist information.

Prices are always agreed upon before departure, and drivers point out attractions along the way. Which is like having a private tour guide with you.

Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

It can also be linked, because of its creativity, to Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge

28 Comments Add yours

  1. margaret21 says:

    These look a fun way to get about. But in being expensive, they’re the antithesis of the tuk-tuks in their Asian homelands. There they’re super-cheap as well as being cheerful!

    1. Teresa says:

      I think because in Portugal they serve as a tour as well as a tour guise and not a form of transportation.

      1. margaret21 says:

        Fair point!

  2. Oh my goodness, so many fun ways to travel around.

    1. Teresa says:

      Such interesting designs.

  3. restlessjo says:

    We never used them in Lisbon but there were a few times when I wished I had. So many hills! We even have them here in Tavira, and I don’t use those either…. cheaper to walk!

    1. Teresa says:

      If only I could walk miles just like you.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Everything has a lifespan, Teresa, including my knees.

  4. Debbie D. says:

    This is so cool! I would absolutely be willing to pay for a Tuk Tuk in Lisbon. Thanks for the info!

    1. Teresa says:

      Glad I was able to help. Enjoy the ride.

  5. Joanne says:

    Those look like such a fun way to get around.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes I agree with you. Thanks for the comment Joanne.

  6. nesfelicio says:

    Interesting and a good solution.

  7. Marsha says:

    Those are super cute. We were walking in Scottsdale, AZ in the evening with an older couple. Along came a kid on a bicycle with like a little carriage attached. We succumbed, and it was fun to relax and ride through the small Old Town area at a slow pace. He managed to pedal four of us! I thought that was amazing. It wasn’t cute like your Tuk Tuks are, though.

    1. Teresa says:

      Well if it does the job then that’s all that matters.

      1. Marsha says:

        For sure. Thanks for sharing yours! 🙂

  8. Susan says:

    How cute!

    I hope to go to Lisbon this summer. Maybe I’ll ride one.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yup Susan, even just to have a try, who knows, maybe you’ll enjoy it.

  9. These look amazing! We must give them a try next time up in Lisbon. Do you need to prebook?

    1. Teresa says:

      I don’t think so. The tuktuks are just parked there for anyone to grab.

  10. I never thought about using Tuks in Lisbon. Looks like fun!

    1. Teresa says:

      There are so many of them. Beats the steep hills too.

  11. Natalie says:

    Teresa, These tuk tuks look adorable and fun. You took great photos of them. Thank you for your PPAC contribution.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks glad that you had fun with them.

  12. Christie says:

    We’ve seen them on our recent trip in Madeira, but didn’t have a chance to use one. It seems they become more and more popular in some areas.

    1. Teresa says:

      I guess it has become an easier form of tour with a local.

  13. XingfuMama says:

    What fun!

    1. Teresa says:

      Cool and fun!

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