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Lisbon Oceanarium

From penguins to sea snails, see all things marine in the aquarium that was the star of Expo ‘98.

Lisbon Oceanarium: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Line Bus Tours

1. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Line Bus Tours

Experience Lisbon on a hop-on and hop-off bus tour with a combined ticket offering two distinct routes, 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 takes in Lisbon’s most famous sites, such as the magnificent Praça de D. Pedro IV (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. If you would rather jump off here, the choice is yours. Belém Lisbon Bus Tour STOPS: 01 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 02 Restauradores 03 Marquês de Pombal 04 Av. José Malhoa Sul 05 Jardim Zoológico / Zoo 06 Praça de Espanha / Gulbenkian 07 El Corte Inglês 08 Parque Eduardo VII 09 Amoreiras Shopping 10 Basílica da Estrela 11 Torre de Belém 12 Padrão dos Descobrimentos 13 MAAT 14 Docas (Terminal Cruzeiros / Cruise Terminal) 15 Cais do Sodré 16 Rua do Comércio 17 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square Modern Lisbon Bus Tour STOPS: 1 - Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 2 - Rua do Comércio 3 - Terreiro do Paço Boat Station 4 - Porto Lisboa/Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5 - Santa Apolónia 6 - Museu do Azulejo 7 - Oceanário 8 - Pavilhão de Portugal 9 - Vasco Gama Shopping/FIL 10 - Torre Vasco da Gama/Hotel Myriad 11 - Campo Pequeno 12 - Restauradores 13 - Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square

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

2. 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

Lisbon: Walking Tour and Oceanarium Entry Ticket

3. Lisbon: Walking Tour and Oceanarium Entry Ticket

Discover Lisbon's history and colourful architecture as you stroll past some of its greatest landmarks in the Alfama and Downtown districts. Listen as your guide tells you fascinating tales about the history and culture of the Portuguese capital, including tourist hotspots such as Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon Cathedral and Castelo de S. Jorge. Use the Vox City mobile app to track your tour guide in real-time. You can further use the app to enjoy complimentary self-guided walking tours and audio commentary. Take a break from exploring the city and step inside the fascinating Lisbon Oceanarium! With your entry ticket, begin to discover over 8,000 sea creatures from 500 species. It’s the largest aquarium in Europe and celebrates life on earth through hundreds of breath-taking exhibits. Keep an eye out for sharks, sea otters, jellyfish, penguins, clownfish and so many other fascinating water animals, as you stroll through this fantastic family-friendly attraction. Your visit to the Oceanarium is independent and your tour guide will NOT accompany you. The walking tour and Oceanarium visit are separate experiences.

Lisbon: Parque das Nações Guided Walking Tour

4. Lisbon: Parque das Nações Guided Walking Tour

The most oriental neighborhood in Lisbon was until 1993 forgotten, abandoned and decadent. Containers, refineries, slaughterhouses, abandoned spaces and dirt, it was what we could find here. After 5 years of planning, cleaning, and building this new district became a weekend destination for lots of families, where international companies have their headquarters therefore an added value to Lisbon. This tour begins in front of the Oriente station, passing by the most iconic buildings, and street art, enjoying the green areas with plenty exotic and native trees. The subjects covered on this tour are: Botany, History, Architecture, Street Art and Economy.

From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

5. From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

This tour can be customized according to what you want to visit and explore. Some people might want to visit monuments, others like to explore the city center, others will want to check out the local food. It's up to you. Let the local partner know and the perfect tour can be designed.  To begin, you will be picked up at your hotel before heading to Sintra or nearby areas. During the trip, learn about the history and culture of Portugal from your guide. Decide if you want to visit just one or several monuments as you explore the center of Sintra. Have lunch or a snack in either Sintra or Cascais. In Cascais, look at the ocean from Hell's Mouth and stroll through the village center where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafés. From Cascais to Lisbon travel by a scenic road with the Atlantic Ocean always at your side.  In Lisbon, there are plenty of things to see and do. In the Belem neighborhood, there's the Monastery of Jerónimos (a masterpiece from the XVI century), the Standard of Discoveries, and the view to the river Tejo. I the city center, you can walk by Augusta street and Rossio Square or go to the top of the Triumph Arch in Commercium square. There are also the typical old neighborhoods of Bairro Alto or Alfama (with the Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church and the amazing viewpoint of Portas do Sol), where Fado music came from. Of course, we can also visit the Oceanarium in the new Lisbon.

Lisbon: Private Full-Day Chauffeur Driven Tour

6. Lisbon: Private Full-Day Chauffeur Driven Tour

Enjoy a chauffeur driven tour of Lisbon, traveling by luxury car on a full-day tour tailored to your schedule. Following a hotel pick-up, a good place to start is the historical area of Belém, where Lisbon’s most symbolic monuments are located. Visit the Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower, renowned examples of Lisbon’s architectural beauty. Nearby, you'll want to try some sweet Pastéis de Belém, a kind of custard tart made to a well kept secret recipe. Next, explore Downtown Lisbon to learn how it was completely rebuilt in a classical style after the terrible earthquake of 1755 that destroyed the city. Right in front of the river is the famous Praça do Comércio, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. After some free time for lunch at one of the many fine restaurants in the city (your driver will give recommendations), go to Alfama, the oldest quarter of Lisbon. Visit St. George’s Castle for panoramic views across the city. By contrast, the modern quarter of Lisbon at Parque das Nações is a lesson in urban regeneration. The former industrial neighborhood underwent a major transformation when it was chosen as the location for the Expo 98 (World Exposition). Today, it is a privileged zone of the city, with beautiful river views, green spaces, and a wide variety of facilities, including a casino, shopping mall, marina, cable car, and the stunning Lisbon Oceanarium, the largest in Europe.

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4.2 / 5

based on 4,502 reviews

This is a great deal Where you get three activities in one deal. Two kinds of yellow bus tours. Both to Old and New Lisbon City plus the Entry to the Oceanarium (Aquarium). You should do this activity in the first 2 days of arrival in Lisbon as it will provide you with an overview of the city. The audio guide commentary is very useful. Simply go to the Yellow Bus Tour Start point mentioned clearly in the instructions or get on the bus at any stop on the route. One complete bus loop will take around 60 minutes and I recommend at least 2-3 hours for the Oceanarium to soak up the experience and enjoy the trip without rushing it. Overall a great activity recommended for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families with kids of all ages.

Tour is recommended from the price-performance ratio. We were traveling with two small children and a stroller and despite this we were able to take part in the tour very well. Getting in and out was never a problem. Highly recommended, especially in combination with admission to the Ocenarium. We were very excited. We traveled with 7 adults and two small children and definitely found the Belem Tour (more historical) better. The second tour was only interesting for us for the visit to the Ocenarium. Can you save otherwise?

Easy to follow and find the meeting point. We got there early so had a chance to have some sangria and walk around the market. We stopped at the aquarium which took a little time to find but it was nice and we explored the local area too. The drivers were friendly and super helpful. Great way to explore Lisbon.

pass for 2 days, visit lisbon Belém and modern very well. Being able to take all trams with unlimited access is very valuable. I recommend for a first time in Lisbon.

I recommend it, due to the punctuality, friendliness of the drivers and the fact that it already includes access to the funiculars and elevator of Santa Justa.