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Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

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Activity provider: A Guide in Lisbon

Lisbon: Tour of the Cable Railways in the Old Town

Activity provider: A Guide in Lisbon

From US$ 166.81 per group up to 12

Explore the peculiarities of Lisbon and follow the traces of bygone times on this 3-hour tour. Experience the special atmosphere of Lisbon as you explore the city on the street trams and historical cable railways from the 19th century.

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  • Visit Igreja de São Roque, the magnificent church with the chapel of São João Baptista
  • Enjoy a ride on the historical Elevador de Santa Justa, the only vertical funicular in Lisbon
  • Admire the breathtaking views of the city
  • Experience the special charm of Lisbon with a mixture of tradition, history, and a cosmopolitan and trendy scene
Full description
Discover a unique feature of Lisbon and a special mode of inner-city transport: the funiculars that connect different parts of the city on various levels. You will get the chance to ride on the interesting cable railways, as well as the trams from the 19th century. Start with a ride on the “Elevador da Bica” from 1892, which connects Mercado da Ribeiro with Bairro Alto, which is now the center of the nightlife in the city. Afterwards you will cross Praça Camões with its beautiful cobbled streets and ride the “Elevador de Santa Justa”, the only vertical elevator in Lisbon that also offers a fantastic panoramic view over the city. You will then visit the magnificent Jesuit church, Igreja de São Roque, with the holy chapel of São João Baptista. Behind the church you will find the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alantara, where you will have the opportunity to capture excellent photos. You will then descend on the “Elevador da Gloria” to Praça dos Restauradores in the heart of the city.
  • City tour with guide
  • Visit to the Jesuit church Igreja de São Roque
  • Day ticket for public transport (EUR 6 per person)

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100 % zu empfehlen !!! Rute hat mir ihre Stadt sehr , sehr nahe gebracht ! Ihr Wissen ist sehr umfangreich und vielschichtig . Egal ob Architektur , Geschichte , Natur , Menschen sehr einfühlsam ging sie auf mich und meine Fragen und wünsche ein . Tausend für den großartigen “ Spaziergang “

September 16, 2019


Sehr interessante Führung mit Ruth einer super Tourguide !

May 4, 2022


Alles tip top geklappt, hilfsbereit, länger als bestellt, gute Sprachkenntnisse

April 18, 2022


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