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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 51 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.

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: Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Club Entry

4. Lisbon: Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Club Entry

Discover Lisbon's nightlife scene with the help of local guides, and get to know fellow travelers from around the world. Take part in Lisbon’s first and biggest pub crawl, visiting 3 bars and 1 club throughout the night. Start the night with an hour of unlimited free beer or sangria to get the party started. Then enjoy exclusive discounts on cocktails. Meet party-loving travelers from all over the world as you visit different bars with different types of music. Visit 3 bars in Bairro Alto, the most iconic nightlife district in Lisbon, and finish your night with free entry to a local club. You will be led by at least 2 local identified guides, who will provide you with a great introduction to the local nightlife.

Lisbon: Food and Wine small group Walking Tour

5. Lisbon: Food and Wine small group Walking Tour

Discover the essence of Portuguese cuisine in a variety of Lisbon's favorite local cafés and restaurants on a guided walking tour. Taste a variety of traditional foods and wine and get plenty of insider tips from your guide on what to see, eat, and do during your stay in the city. Learn about the historical center of the city which is full of excellent bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Visit some of Lisbon’s great cafés, such as the 18th-century café Nicola, where you will discover the importance of coffee in the everyday life of Lisbon's locals. Stroll through the heart of the city and discover a variety of exotic products on display at a historic gourmet shop, such as dried Bacalhau, sausages, hams, and cheeses. Taste the famous Portuguese codfish cake with a glass of refreshing green wine. Learn more about the history of Port, Portugal’s famous fortified wine. Enjoy a glass paired with the delicious São Jorge Cheese. Then, visit one of the most famous tascas (taverns) in Lisbon, where you´ll taste a typical Bifana (pork sandwich) washed down with a cold draft beer. Discover Ginjinha, the favorite liqueur of many Portuguese, and considered the typical drink of Lisbon. Try this aromatic cherry brandy at a historic bar that was the first to sell it commercially in 1840. Learn tricks to climb the many hills of Lisbon and enjoy one of the most fantastic views of the city, while your guide will explain what food to try and what restaurants to visit in each of the neighborhoods. Finish your tour in style, in a true local venue with some Chouriço, a typical Portuguese bread, and other local products served with a glass of delicious red wine.

Lisbon 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

6. 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: City Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Drinks

7. Lisbon: City Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Drinks

Experience the culinary delights of Lisbon's historic Baixa neighborhood on our Lisbon Food Tour. Unlike any other, this tour immerses you in a social and gastronomic adventure guided by a local expert. We'll explore the rich food culture of Baixa. Indulge in a symphony of flavors from both traditional and contemporary Portuguese cuisine, paired perfectly with four local alcoholic beverages. Alongside these delectable tastings, you'll discover the culinary history of Portugal and explore Baixa's highlights. Our journey takes us to cherished Portuguese restaurants, where you'll enjoy nine mouthwatering food tastings (vegetarian options available) and the chance to savor three out of the seven wonders of Portuguese cuisine. This is more than just a food tour; it's a social experience, a chance to mingle with travelers from across the globe while savoring the best of Lisbon's culinary traditions. Join us for an evening of unforgettable memories and the true essence of Portuguese cuisine in Baixa.

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

8. 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)

Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

9. Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

Get an in-depth look at the Portuguese capital of Lisbon on a walking tour with a local guide. Explore Rossio Square, Restauradores Square, Commerce Square, Lisbon Cathedral, the Chiado neighborhood, and more. Taste local snacks and wine. Start the tour in Rossio Square, the heart of both new and old Lisbon, keeping an eye out for the intricate neo-Manueline architecture at Rossio Central Station. In the middle of Restauradores Square, see the obelisk that commemorates the restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain. At Carmo Square, learn about the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that ended 48 years of dictatorship. Later, visit the elegant Chiado district and see old cafés, boutiques, theatres, and quaint bookstores. Admire the heart of the city, Baixa. This neighborhood was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of the 18th century, obeying new rules of urbanism and anti-systemic architecture. Try a typical Portuguese pastry, the famous pastel de nata (egg custard tart), then continue to the Moorish Alfama neighborhood and get an up-close encounter with the art of Fado, Lisbon’s unique musical genre. While tucked in between alleys and winding streets of the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, enjoying a local snack and glass of wine. End your tour of Lisbon at Praça do Comércio to see the former entrance hall of the city.

Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

10. Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon on 2 double-decker bus tours and a historical tram tour. Dive into Lisbon's main squares, avenues, and monuments with your audio guide. Get around easily with access to the city's public trams, funiculars, and entrance to the Santa Justa urban lift.  Tour the city's traditional neighborhoods such as Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa onboard a historic vintage tram. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on traditional transportation in Lisbon. Get to know some of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints and enjoy breathtaking views. Jerónimos Monastery, Belem tower and Padrão dos descobrimentos are some of the must-see sights. Hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish to at any of these stops. Belém Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off Bus 24h 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 24h 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 in the route) 1. Praça do Comércio 2. Praça do Comércio Points of interest that the Hills Tramcar Tour passes by but doesn’t stop: • Portas do Sol • Sé/Lisbon Cathedral • Rua da Conceição • Chiado • Camões • Estrela • Calçada do Combro • Chiado • Portas do Sol • Graça

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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!