Lisbon Nature & adventure

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Lisbon: Oceanarium Entrance Ticket

1. Lisbon: Oceanarium Entrance Ticket

Join the 17 million visitors from 140 countries that have visited Lisbon Oceanarium since it opened in 1998. Located on the grounds of the Expo 98 site, it is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Your entrance ticket allows you access to all permanent exhibitions. Celebrate life on earth through stunning displays of more than 8,000 creatures from 500 species, and learn about the complexity of the world’s oceans. Divided into 4 separate bodies of water - representing the North Atlantic, Antarctic, Temperate Pacific, and Tropical Indian Ocean - large acrylic panels cleverly divide each from a central aquarium to create the impression that all living creatures roam in one single mass of salt water!

Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

2. Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer on this private 2-hour electric tuk-tuk tour. Tuk-tuks are the perfect solution for touring the narrow streets of Lisbon and can accommodate up to 6 people. Discover the romance of the city as you visit the neighborhoods of Alfama, Graca, and Mouraria. Additionally, unveil the contemporary sides of the city with a visit to Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real, and Estrela. Let your guide share local history and stories of Lisbon throughout the tour. Lisbon is a city of seven hills, so you will break next to the best panoramas to capture the most gorgeous views. On this tour you will taste the famed local aperitif: ginginhai, a cherry liquor, while in the neighborhood of Alfama, an opportunity not be missed. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops, and restaurants. Visit the Portuguese Parlament and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

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

Explore some of the 7 hills of Lisbon by electric bike, and see more than you would on a conventional sightseeing tour. The easy-to-drive electric bikes are eco-friendly and boast a stylish vintage design that will turn heads as you explore the hidden sights of Alfama, Mouraria and Graça, some of the most historic neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital. Cruise up to panoramic observation points, passing antique shops and enchanting restaurants along the way, and get a unique perspective of the city and its people.

Sesimbra: Coasteering Adventure in Arrábida Natural Park

4. Sesimbra: Coasteering Adventure in Arrábida Natural Park

Explore the coast of Portugal’s picturesque Sesimbra on a unique coasteering activity, and experience the latest adventure sport craze to hit Portugal and Arrábida. Coasteering is a mix of rock climbing, rappelling, swimming and walking, and Sesimbra is one of the best spots for the sport. Thanks to its combination of a natural protected area with the blue green translucent waters of the sea, coasteering in Sesimbra is a special adventure guaranteed to be a thrill whatever time of year. Meet your guide at the Porto de Abrigo to collect your coasteering equipment. As you’d expect, this activity requires several security measures, and you will be assisted and monitored by experienced professionals all the time. You’ll be provided with a helmet, buoyancy aid wet suit, and trainers. Some routes require rappelling and the use of a harness. Ropes and rescue kits are available in case of an emergency, but typically the activity is a cool and calm experience. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes as you swim, walk, climb, and jump. Clamber over magnificent rocky escarpments that plunge over bays and coves.

Lisbon: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

5. Lisbon: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Depart from Lisbon's city center on a fast rigid inflatable boat. Before leaving the Tagus River, pass under the 25th of April Bridge. See the beautiful monuments in the district of Belém, such as the Monument of the Discoveries, the Jerónimos, and the Tower of Belém. Head towards the Lighthouse of Bugio and get a view of the Portuguese coastline. Once arriving at the ocean, get to know the wildlife more closely and learn about the species of dolphins and seabirds with a specialist marine biologist onboard. Spend up to three hours venturing in the ocean to watch for dolphins and find other marine species like sea fish, sharks, jellyfish, or even sea-turtles.

Lisbon: Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure

6. Lisbon: Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure

Maximize your time in Lisbon by experiencing a memorable adventure in the Arrabida Natural Park, and have fun with friends and family kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring caves. Glide along the crystal clear waters of Arrabida in your kayak and enjoy several breaks to explore caves and take an optional opportunity to jump from a cliff. Snorkel next to the iconic Anicha Rock, one of the most recognizable features in the park, and look out for bountiful sea life around you. Relax as you enjoy several breaks to enjoy coffee and snacks, and soak in the fantastic views as you cross the Portuguese answer to the Golden Gate Bridge to and from the park.

From Lisboa: Mafra, Ericeira & Queluz Full-Day Tour

7. From Lisboa: Mafra, Ericeira & Queluz Full-Day Tour

This tour will take you to Mafra, where a world heritage famous convent-palace takes place. The National Palace of Mafra, a complex consisting of a Royal Palace, a Basilica and a Convent, was completed in 1735, by the will of King D. João V by virtue of a promise he had made on behalf of the descendants he would obtain from the queen. It was the residence of the royal family for a few years, until the king's death, but never ceased to be one of the court's favorite places. Mafra's greatest treasure is the library. Here are kept books that are unique and rare examples of knowledge produced between the 15th and 19th centuries. After visiting the palace, head to the coast and arrive at Ericeira, a pretty fishing village. Its connection to the sea is undeniable, which you can enjoy exploring its narrow streets located in the Historic Center that take us back to other times. The cliffs along the shores of Ericeira beach also give it a unique beauty, as do the fishermen's boats that bring the best and freshest fish to land that can be tasted in many of the village's restaurants. Onwards, you will travel towards the interior, to discover Queluz National Palace, not infrequently called the Portuguese Versailles. It is an 18th century palace and was built as a summer retreat. Among the various rooms and other divisions of the palace such as the throne room, music room, ambassador's room, D. Quixote's room, among others, it is here where you will find the most interesting and important historical gardens in Portugal, present the most significant set of statues by the British sculptor John Cheere, outside English territory, which gives it great importance in the international art scene.

Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

8. Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

Board a hop-on hop-off bus and head to the riverside to see the many boats and ships in the Port of Lisbon. Choose from 2 routes: 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. You can admire the newest area of the capital, the Nation's Park, built on the site of Expo ’98 complete with modern architecture, leisure areas, and restaurants. The route goes along the river, and you can visit Alfama and the Tile Museum on your journey. You can then visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the best aquariums in the world with more than 15,000 animals and over 450 different species of plants. The full route consists of Praça da Figueira, Rua do Comercio, Campo das Cebolas, Cruises Terminal, Museu do Azulejo, Oceanário, Pavilhão de Portugal, C.C. Vasco da Gama, Hotel Myriad, Campo Pequeno, Picoas, Mq. Pombal, Restauradores and Praça Figueira

From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Full-Day Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Full-Day Tour

Leave Lisbon and discover some of the area's highlights with a visit to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Pena Palace and Sintra's Historic Center. Travel to Cape Roca to take in the stunning views of the coast and enjoy a local lunch in the fishing village of Cascais. Depart from Lisbon and travel to Sintra, and stop at the Palace of Pena to admire the beautiful architecture and feel the romanticism of the palace as you explore one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Move on to the historic center of Sintra, and explore a charming and picturesque town where you can walk and wander the streets and try typical pastries. Absorb amazing views from the Cape of Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, gaze out at the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean, and breathe in the fresh air. Travel to Cascais, a local fishing village, and see its historic buildings while wandering the streets. Take two hours of free time to walk around and visit the beautiful beaches. Choose one of the local restaurants and take some time to try the typical local food offered.

From Lisbon: Berlenga Grande Sightseeing Tour

10. From Lisbon: Berlenga Grande Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the natural reserve that includes the island of Berlenga Grande that has been protected by the Portuguese government since 1465 and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. See the sea caves and fortifications jutting out into the sea at the Fort of S. João Baptista. Start with being picked up by your friendly guide from your hotel in Lisbon. Travel to Berlenga Grande on a comfortable boat to explore some trails with an expert guide before heading to some dramatic sea caves by boat. Next, go to the Fort of S. João Baptista, which defended the seafarers of this archipelago for centuries. Be dazzled by the crystalline and wild waters and by the natural beauty of this remote place on the Portuguese coast before heading back to Lisbon.

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4.7 / 5

based on 10,368 reviews

We had a WONDERFUL time on this trip with our tour guide, Goncalo. He is a lovely lovely young man, very friendly, responsive, considerate, and interactive. Most of all, he is very knowledgeable about Portugal’s royal history and eager to tell us throughout the entire trip. Ericeira is a small fishman town. The chasing waves of the ocean were very impressive. Mafra Palace and Queluz Palaces seem to be less known to tourists, but thanks to Goncalo, we have learned a lot of Portugal’s history when visiting these 2 Palaces. we really appreciate Goncalo’s proactive interaction with us. He contacted us to introduce himself and to confirm the pick up time/location so that we could have a peace of mind before our trips. We highly recommend this trip, especially with Goncalo as a tour guide.

Amazing Experience!!! The guides were very helpful. We had members who couldn’t swim and the guides were there to support and give confidence. We also had a member who had a minor injury and the care/response was second to none. Would definitely recommend and do it again!!

Ana took great care of us and our booking and was very efficient. Our guide Mario D was amazing and very accommodating. An exciting way to see such an interesting city. The Tuk Tuk saved our legs from all the steep hills! We had a fab time. Mark from Hampshire

Absolutely incredible!!! A definite MUST when in Lisbon. We had so much fun and perfect weather the whole time. A perfect way to see some of the beautiful nature in Portugal.

Thank you Mario for a super tour. Very informative. We all enjoyed it