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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 39 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Enjoy free access to the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belem Tower, the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• Museum Tesouro Real• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado• Royal Treasure Museum / Museu do Tesouro Real  The Libson Card also provides discounts on the following attractions:• Dom Fernando II e Glória ship – 20% discount• Biester Palace (Sintra) – 10% discount• Video mapping (Immersivus Lisboa – O Cubo) – 15% discount• SEOTours – 15% discount• Setubal Alive – 10% discount• MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology – 15% discount

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers four separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of onboard audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Príncipe Real Stop 4 – São Pedro Alcântara Belveder Stop 5 – Corpo Santo Stop 6 - Cais Sodré Stop 7 – Ancient Art Museum Stop 8 – Pilar 7 Stop 9 – Coach Museum Stop 10 – National Ajuda Palace Stop 11 – Jeronimos Monastery/CCB Stop 12 – Palácio do Governador Stop 13 – Belem Tower Stop 14 – Monument to Discoveries Stop 15 – Maat Stop 16 – Doclands Stop 17 – Basílica of Estrela Stop 18 - Amoreiras Stop 19 - El Corte Inglès Stop 20 - Eduard VII Park - Northside Stop 21 - Marquês of Pombal Square Oriente Line (Blue Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Square Stop 2 - Duque Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Saldanha/ José Fontana Stop 4 - Campo Pequeno Stop 5 - Oceanarium Stop 6 - Lisbon Casino Stop 7 - Vasco da Gama Shopping Center Stop 8 - Vasco da Gama Tower Stop 9 - Oriente Station Stop 10 - Tile Museum Stop 11 - Cruise Terminal Stop 12 - Santa Apolónia Station Stop 13 - Martim Moniz Stop 14 - Restauradores Stop 15 - Marquês de Pombal Square Castle Line (Green Line): Stop 1 - Praça Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Duque de Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Martim Moniz (Mundial Hotel) Stop 4 - St. George Castle Stop 5 - Graça Belveder Stop 6 – National Pantheon Stop 7 - Martim Moniz/Praça da Figueira Stop 8 - Restauradores Stop 9 - Marquês de Pombal Square Cascais Line (Orange: Lisboa - Cascais): 1 - Marquês de Pombal 2 - Jerónimos 3 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué) 4 - Estoril (Tourism Office) 5 - Cascais (Hotel Baía) 6 - Guincho (Parque de Campismo Orbitur) *7 - Guincho (Rest. Porto Sta. Maria) *8 - Guincho (Forte dos Oitavos) *9 - Cascais (Boca do Inferno) 10 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego) Cascais Line (Yellow: Cascais - Lisboa): 1 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego) 2 - Cascais (Hotel Baía) 3 - Estoril (Tourism Office) 4 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué) 5 -Monument to Discoveries 6 - Marquês de Pombal

Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

3. Lisbon: History, Stories and Lifestyle Walking Tour

Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals on a guided walking tour. Built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots, explore the city with a local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Begin the tour in the 5-centuries-old Bairro Alto, where you’ll learn about the evolution of the city. After the earthquake of 1755 this space attracted families from the Baixa and Bairro districts, who began the process of renewal. Pass by the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy views of Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the San Roque Church built by the Jesuits. Admire its austere façade, and the gilding, tiles, and paintings inside that make it a wonderful museum of Mannerist and Baroque styles. Head down the hill to the Carmo convent and church, fine examples of the city’s Gothic architecture. This is a site of historical importance as it was here that the Carnation Revolution began in 1974, putting an end to nearly 5 decades of dictatorship. A little further on, arrive at the Santa Justa elevator, an imposing monument built in the Gothic Revival style, that provides one of the best viewpoints in the city. See a number of attractions in Baixa, in the heart of the city. After a short break, take a ride on the tram, going up from the castle to the Portas do Sol. At the Portas do Sol, see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, and the Alfama district that spans several narrow streets to the River Tagus. Explore Alfama, one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, known for its fado houses, and the popular festivals of saints, particularly St. Anthony. End the tour at Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1150, 3 years after the city was taken back from the Moors. Over time it has been subject to various architectural changes, becoming a mixture of different styles.

Lisbon: 1-or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. Lisbon: 1-or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience Lisbon and its various attractions on one or two hop-on hop-off bus tours combined with public transport access, and funiculars. Feel the sunshine on the upper deck and take in the sights, including the Torre de Belém. Jump on and off the open-top double-decker bus at leisure, and see the sites you want to see. Marvel at the main squares and monuments close to the Tagus River. Then, discover the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Lisbon. Belém Lisbon includes Lisbon’s most famous sites such as the magnificent Rossio Square. Drive down the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to the Praça do Marquês de Pombal and marvel at this historical monument. Get a taste of the Belém area, the site of the monuments to Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries.” Discover a more modern side to Lisbon on the Modern Lisbon. You can jump off at the Oceanarium to see more than 16,000 birds, mammals, and marine life (admission not included). Pass the grand Casa dos Bicos, with its façade of diamond-shaped stones. Stop here to learn about Portugal’s famous tiles at the Azulejo Museum. Explore the history of fado at the Fado Museum. You can choose what attractions catch your attention – either on Belém Lisbon or Modern Lisbon tour ─ or, if you have the time, get it all in one ticket. Belém Lisbon Hop-on Hop-ff Bus STOPS 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Marquês de Pombal 4. El Corte Inglés Shopping Center 5. Parque Eduardo VII (Eduardo VII Park) 6. Amoreiras Shopping 7. Basílica da Estrela 8. Pilar 7 9. Belém/ Museu dos Coches (Coach Museum) 10. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jeronimos Monastery) 11. Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) 12. Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) 13. MAAT (Museum of Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) 14. Docas Cruise Terminal 15. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 16. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Modern Lisbon Hop-on Hop-ff Bus STOPS 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 4. Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5. Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum) 6. Oceanário (Oceanarium, Lisbon Aquarium) 7. Vasco da Gama Shopping 8. FIL (Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Center) 9. Torre Vasco da Gama ( Vasco da Gama Tower)/ Hotel Myriad 10. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square)

Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Tour with Snacks and Drink

5. Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Tour with Snacks and Drink

Embark on a sunset cruise aboard the Príncipe da Beira in Lisbon. Admire the city highlights as you sail along the Tagus river. Sip on red or white wine, beer, water, or soft drinks. Try pastel de nata, butter, jams, olives, and dried fruit. Meet at the activity provider's office and board the boat. Set off along the banks of the Tagus river. See the colorful historic buildings in the Alfama quarter. Capture pictures of the 16th-century Tower of Belém fortification.  View the 25th of April red suspension bridge that connects the city with Almada. Relax on a comfortable ship while watching the reflection of the sunset on the water. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

Lisbon: Sunset Boat Tour with Music and Drinks

6. Lisbon: Sunset Boat Tour with Music and Drinks

Elevate the conclusion of your day by embarking on a boat journey along the enchanting river in Lisbon. Unwind from a day of exploration while sipping a refreshing drink and dancing with friends or family. Marvel at some of the city's iconic landmarks and be captivated by the breathtaking sunset over the Tagus River. Embark on a voyage aboard a historically significant boat, meticulously crafted in Germany with planks repurposed from World War I tanks. Explore the pioneering vessel that boasts stainless steel propellers, marking a global first, and stands as Portugal's inaugural diesel-powered ship. Release your cares and relish in the awe-inspiring sunset vistas during your sail. Whether you prefer to unwind in the indoor area with a glass of wine or beer or feel the rhythm and dance to lively music, this experience promises a perfect end to your day.

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

7. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

According to legend, Lisbon was said to be cradled among hills. With our Small Group Electric Bike Tour (limited to a maximum of 8 participants per tour guide), you have the opportunity to ascend these slopes and unveil the city's most enchanting landmarks and picturesque panoramas. There's no doubt that this is the finest way to fully immerse yourself in Lisbon's abundant history, dynamic culture, and the genuine hospitality of its residents. Visit the beautiful Alfama, Chiado and Baixa districts, and cycle pass Lisbon landmarks like Sé de Lisboa Cathedral and others. Ride up to the highest spots in the city, such as the National Pantheon and the São Vicente Monastery, and enjoy magnificent 360 - degree views over Lisbon’s beautiful landscapes. We offer an array of e-bikes designed to suit various heights and levels of experience. All our bikes are specifically crafted for the city, ensuring a effortless ride. Our guides are more than just tour guides—they are local storytellers with a passion for sharing the historical and cultural significance of our city as well as the current vibrant life. We are waiting for you!

Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

8. Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

Experience the sights and sounds of Lisbon on a unique 3-hour guided tuk tuk tour that’s priced for a group of up to 6 persons. Feel the pulse of the cosmopolitan city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts to take in the traditional atmosphere of the old quarters.  From a tuk tuk you’ll have the opportunity to get up close for an insight into local life. Highlights of the tour: • Downtown Lisbon • Rossio Square • Santa Justa elevator • Lisbon Cathedral • Saint Anthony Church • Portas do Sol viewpoint • Graça neighborhood • Castle neighborhood • Senhora do Monte viewpoint • Mouraria • Saint Vincent Monastery • Flea market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) • National Pantheon • Alfama neighborhood 

Lisbon: 72/96-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Boat Ticket

9. Lisbon: 72/96-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Boat Ticket

Discover all areas of Lisbon with a combined bus, boat and tram ticket, and get access to the public transport system along the way. Explore the city’s monuments and museums in myriad neighborhoods on 2 different double-decker, audio-guided bus tours, a Yellow Boat tour, and a tour by historical tram. Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. Travel back to the “Age of Discoveries” in Belém and Ajuda, and meander around the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. Take a ride on Lisbon’s oldest mode of transport and climb aboard a tram to the Castelo São Jorge. Travel through historic areas such as Mouraria and Graça. Pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge and on to Belém aboard the Yellow Boat. See monuments such as the Torre de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos from a different perspective. Head back to Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of Lisbon, and hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish. Belém Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops Stops 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Marquês de Pombal 4. El Corte Inglés Shopping Center 5. Parque Eduardo VII (Eduardo VII Park) 6. Amoreiras Shopping 7. Basílica da Estrela 8. Pilar 7 9. Belém/ Museu dos Coches (Coach Museum) 10. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jeronimos Monastery) 11. Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) 12. Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) 13. MAAT (Museum of Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) 14. Docas Cruise Terminal 15. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 16. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Modern Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 4. Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5. Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum) 6. Oceanário (Oceanarium, Lisbon Aquarium) 7. Vasco da Gama Shopping 8. FIL (Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Center) 9. Torre Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Tower)/ Hotel Myriad 10. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Hills Tramcar Tour (no stops on the route) 1. Praça do Comércio 2. Praça do Comércio Points of interest that the Hills Tramcar Tour passes by but doesn’t stop at: • Portas do Sol • Sé/Lisbon Cathedral • Rua da Conceição • Chiado • Camões • Estrela • Calçada do Combro • Chiado • Portas do Sol • Graça Hop-on Hop-off Yellow Boat Tour Stops 1. Terreiro do Paço Estação Sul e Sueste (Terreiro do Paço Boat Station) 2. Belém MAAT (Belém Boat Station) 3. Terreiro do Paço Estação Sul e Sueste (Terreiro do Paço Boat Station)

Lisbon: Sunset Cruise with Live DJ and Drinks

10. Lisbon: Sunset Cruise with Live DJ and Drinks

Climb aboard a sunset cruise in Lisbon to wrap up your day. Set off from Cais da Ribeira das Naus and marvel at the city's stunning skyline. Capture the magical views of the iconic monuments and buildings. See Lisbon's most famous landmarks including Praça do Comércio, Alfama, Cacilhas, the Cristo Rei Sanctuary, and the 25th April Bridge. Experience a superb atmosphere with a professional DJ onboard. Enjoy a refreshing evening on the cruise while sipping your first complimentary drink and admiring panoramic views of the city.

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Such a great way to see the city vs. walking all the hills. Diogo was an amazing tour guide, he was so informative of Lisbon and all the different neighborhoods. He catered the itinerary to what we wanted to see which was very nice. He was so kind and an excellent group to book through!

Picked up at apartment for perfect introduction to the city, informative host with fun commentary enjoyed by whole group (2 adults and 2 children, 14 and 9) and all the best stops for main sights.

Our guide João was fantastic! Smart, knowledgeable and full of passion for Lisbon. Great way to kick off our trip!

That was so nice and amazing. It was the most awesome experience I’ve ever had in Lisbon

This was a really fun outing for our big family. Our guid (Maya) was awesome!