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

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

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. Organize your trip as you wish, you can Hop off at the many stops on the routes and enjoy a stroll along the promenades available in the area. The Belém Line, also known as the “Portuguese Discoveries Line”, takes you to unforgettable places in our city. Culture, architecture and history: discover the secrets kept by Lisbon’s most beautiful monuments. The Orient Line will take you to Parque das Nações, a modern area where the World Fair was hosted in 1998 and where you can visit the beautiful Lisbon Oceanarium or shop at the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre. Will also pass by an area that has a wealth of museums, fashion, art and antique shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as viewpoints - the traditional neighbourhood of Alfama. The Castle Line, along this route you’ll get the chance to visit Lisbon’s traditional neighbourhoods and to enjoy our city’s traditions: Fado music, the low houses and narrow streets. The Cascais Line will show you the beautiful city of Lisbon and the magnificent scenery of the Costa do Sol. Enjoy the extensive sandy beaches, ideal for relaxation or to play sports, enjoy the beauty of places like the town of Cascais and Estoril, and discover their history.

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

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 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

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: Food and Wine Small Group Walking Tour

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.

Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

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: Private Guided Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

Join a private guided tour of Lisbon and explore the city's top sights from the comfort of an electric tuk tuk. Visit the Portas do Sol viewpoint, drive through the mazelike streets of the historic Graça neighborhood, see Praça Luís de Camões, and much more. Meet your guide and hop aboard your eco-friendly tuk tuk to begin exploring Portugal's capital city. Share any special interests or requests you may have at the start of the tour and your guide will do their best to accommodate your preferences. As you travel, pass by the city's most popular attractions, including the Monastery of São Vincente de Fora, the historic Casa dos Bicos, the recently renovated Ribeira das Naus boatyard, and more. Listen to interesting facts and hear entertaining stories about the city as you travel, making stops along the way to capture the perfect photos of your experience. End your tour with a deeper appreciation for this vibrant city, its fascinating history, and the eclectic blend of old and new that makes Lisbon so unique.

Lisbon: Helicopter Ride, Boat Trip, & Old Town Walking Tour

Lisbon: Helicopter Ride, Boat Trip, & Old Town Walking Tour

Explore Lisbon on a guided walking tour through areas like Downtown Lisbon and the Alfama District. Ride a yellow tram to Bairro Alto for stunning city views. Take to the skies and experience the city from above on a helicopter ride. Meet your guide in Rossio Square and immerse yourself in Lisbon's history on a guided walking tour. Stroll to Restauradores Square to climb aboard the Elevador da Glória, a famous yellow tram that will take you to Bairro Alto where you can admire city views at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Walk to the oldest Jesuit church in the city, Church of St. Roque. See ruins of the Carmo Convent which was destroyed during the earthquake of 1755. Make your way to Downtown Lisbon, the historic and commercial center of the city. Head to the Alfama District and get lost in the architecture and history of the Cathedral of Lisbon. Follow your guide to Praça do Comércio square which opens to the south to the immense estuary of the Tagus River where Kings and Heads of State used to disembark on state visits. Continue the tour aboard a boat along the Tagus River that will take you to Belém, the neighborhood of Lisbon. View the modern architecture of the MAAT Museum and the Padrão dos descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to the most important Portuguese navigators.  See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belem Tower, which defended the city from maritime attacks in the 16th century. Board a helicopter for a bird's-eye-view of the city. Soar over sights like the iconic April 25th bridge and the Manueline-style Jerónimos Monastery. Return to city center in an airconditioned van.

Lisbon: History, Culture, & Current Affairs Walking Tour

Lisbon: History, Culture, & Current Affairs Walking Tour

Join your guide on a journey through the neighborhoods of Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and the winding alleys of Alfama. Discover 3 of Lisbon's 8 hills on an insightful walking tour and choose between a group or private option. Learn about Portuguese history and culture as you stroll around. Meet at Rossio Square and begin your walk through the lower town, better known as Baixa. See the famous Elevador de Santa Justa, walk up the first hill to the impressive downtown ruins of the Carmo Monastery, and come across some of the most beautiful tiles in Lisbon. Up next, discover the former poets' quarter of Chiado, then walk through the residential and nightlife district of Bairro Alto. Take a short break to catch your breath before making your way to the romantic Alfama neighborhood. Marvel at one of the most beautiful viewpoints overlooking the Tagus. End your journey at Lisbon's Arco de Rua Augusta in Praça do Comércio, right on the banks of the Tagus. The maximum number of participants for our group experience is 12. Alternatively, you can book a private tour for you and your travel campanions.

Lisbon: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

Lisbon: City Highlights Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

Take in Lisbon's key attractions on a guided tour aboard a fun tuk-tuk. Sit back and relax as the vehicle handles the hills for you. Learn about the highlights of the Portuguese capital and explore popular neighborhoods, including the Graça Historic District. Begin your tour with a convenient hotel pickup in Lisbon and jump aboard your tuk-tuk. Head downtown and navigate ancient streets lined with historical monuments. Marvel at the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral, Rossio Square, and the Santa Justa Elevator. Ascend to Portas do Sol and Senhora do Monte, vantage points that offer unprecedented views of the city. Up next, continue to the steep Chiado district. Conclude your tour with a visit to Time Out Market.

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Great way to get an overview of Lisbon. Hop on and off as you please. Perfect view from the double-decker bus.

A very interesting visit, a very warm guide, always with a smile. A pleasant time spent with family.

our guide-driver was perfect! polite, described everything and willing to answer every question

Brilliant in every aspect. Pedro was wonderful, very knowledgeable and superb.

Eugenio was knowledgeable, friendly and awesome guide we had a blast!