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Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

1. Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

Explore the romantic avenues, old Moorish quarters, and Gothic monuments of Lisbon on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing bus tour. Have the freedom to stop at iconic locations like the Torre de Belém fortress or the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT). View tourist hotspots where most of Lisbon's monuments may be found by hopping aboard an open-topped, double-decker bus. Feel the breeze off the Tagus blowing through your hair as you travel along the leafy avenues from the old town center to historic Belem. Take in unobstructed views of museums, such as the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, the Tile Museum, and the Ancient Art Museum. Have the freedom to disembark and visit sights at your leisure. Gain free access to Carris Public Transport tramcars as well as discounts in select museums and monuments. Choose to check out some of Lisbon’s marvelous shopping centers or listen to music in a trendy Bairro Alto bar. Stops are located throughout the city as follows: 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 Comércio17 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square

Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

2. Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and 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.

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

3. 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, Restauradores, Mq. de Pombal, Picoas, Campo Pequeno, Oceanário, Pavilhão de Portugal, C.C. Vasco da Gama, Hotel Myriad, Museu do Azulejo, the Terminal de Cruzeiros, Campo das Cebolas and Rua do Comercio.

Lisbon: Nations Park Gondola Lift Cable Car Ticket

4. Lisbon: Nations Park Gondola Lift Cable Car Ticket

Step onto the Nations Park Gondola Lift, sail to brilliant heights, and absorb the magnificent. The course develops on the estuary of the Tagus River, a few meters from the riverfront, with the tower's massifs seated on the riverbed. You'll see the Oceanarium, the Portugal Pavilion, the towers of St. Gabriel and St. Raphael, the Atlantic Pavilion (Meo Arena), the Vasco da Gama Tower (My Riad hotel), and the Vasco da Gama Bridge. The Nations Park Gondola Lift was inaugurated in March of 1998 for the International Exposition of Lisbon (EXPO’98), nowadays, it is one of the mandatory touristic attractions of this leisure area in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

5. Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

Experience Lisbon from different perspectives on a comprehensive city tour to more than 20 attractions. Journey to amazing viewpoints, such as Eduardo VII Park, São Pedro de Alcântara and the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. Hear fascinating stories from the city's history, and embrace its medieval side at São Jorge Castle, where the commanding hilltop location rewards with breathtaking views of the historic center. Discover Lisbon's oldest church at Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), and explore the more esoteric side of downtown. Learn how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755 by going to the vast square of Praça do Comércio. Ascend to the rooftop of the Rua Augusta Arch, and imagine what it was like to watch the Portuguese ships returning from their voyages of discovery around the globe Visit the great monuments that honor that "Age of Discoveries" including the chance to look inside Jerónimos Monastery. Go to the top of Belém Tower, and contemplate Portugal's maritime history at the Monument to the Discoveries, sculpted in the form of a ship's prow. Try a delicious Pastel de Belém (an egg custard tart made with flaky pastry). Then, explore Lisbon's more contemporary side at the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações), where you can hop on the cable car and soar over the Tagus River and the site of the 1998 Expo.. 

Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

6. Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

Discover the stunning city of Lisbon from the beautiful waters of the Tejo River. Leave the marina of Belém and follow the governance of the wind and sea to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), a monument celebrating the Portuguese Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries. Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in Lisbon's stunning historic quarter. Admire the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela, the beautiful Praça do Comércio square, and the Castle of São Jorge built on top of Lisbon's "seven hills." From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge in the distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

7. Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

Enjoy a fantastic private sunset cruise along the Tagus (Tejo) River and discover Lisbon from a different perspective. Admire the spectacular sights and colors of Lisbon from its lovely waterfront. Depart from the marina of Belém, next to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) celebrating the 15th and 16th-century Portuguese "Age of Exploration." Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in the city's historic quarter. See the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela and the beautiful square of Praça do Comércio. Get a privileged view of the Castle of São Jorge, perched atop one of Lisbon's legendary 7 hills. From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge from a distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

8. Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

Discover Lisbon's street art during a 2-hour photo tour. Wander through some of Lisbon's oldest and most popular neighborhoods and marvel at the spectacular street murals. After meeting your guide, set off on your exploration of Lisbon's famous street art, with new pieces appearing every day. Walk from the downtown area to the top of the castle hill, so be prepared to go up and down several hills; the art will be worth the effort, though. Take a journey into the world of street art with your guide and hear about its history in Lisbon. Enjoy time to take pictures of all the art and soak up the views of the Tagus River.

Lisbon Half-Day or Full-Day Small-Group Guided Tour

9. Lisbon Half-Day or Full-Day Small-Group Guided Tour

In the morning you’ll take in the major sights of Lisbon on a city tour. Both half-day and full-day small-group options are available. Visit the Belem neighborhood and see the Belem Tower, the Discovery Monument, and the Jeronimos Monastery, the resting place of the explorer Vasco de Gama. Next you’ll stop at Portugal’s most famous pastry shop, founded in 1837, before heading to central Lisbon. Admire the city’s major squares, including Rossio Square and Commerce Square, and learn the history behind the Portuguese Inquisition during the 16th century. If you choose the full-day tour, you’ll continue at Restauradores Square after lunch, and take in more of downtown Lisbon. See the narrow streets of Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in the city, and visit the Lisbon Cathedral. Admire the views of St. George’s Castle, passing by Chiado, and stopping at some amazing viewpoints. The tour ends with a visit to Parque das Nacoes, the more modern part of Lisbon, near the Tejo River. The site of Expo '98 was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of India's discovery by Vasco da Gama.

Lisbon: Full-Day City Private Tour

10. Lisbon: Full-Day City Private Tour

Discover Lisbon through its distinctive neighborhoods. First, walk through Alfama’s narrow streets and alleyways. Then, visit the Castle with its expansive view of the city.  Visit the old cathedral and explore the city center - this entire area had to be reshaped after the earthquake of 1755 nearly destroyed the city. Next, arrive at Jeronimo’s Monastery. Sample the delicious Portuguese pastry created here by Catholic monks - pastel de nata - an egg tart. Admire the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belem Tower at the banks of the Tagus River. Then, end the day by exploring the modern part of the city at Parque das Nações - the site of the 1998 world exposition.

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What people are saying about Parque das Nações

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 5,330 reviews

It was gorgeous and the guides were great. Honestly we wanted to have just a relaxing boat ride to get to know the city -- and it was better than expected. Also I opted to do the private tour as the open boats seemed crowded.

Great evening out on the Tagus River! Our crew were excellent hosts and went out of their way to make sure my family had a good time. Would highly recommend booking with them if you pass through Lisbon.

Great experience, very easy to find your way around the city. Very versatile with bus, tram and boat.

Cool way to get around town. Getting on and off was easy enough and the oceanarium was awesome

You can see everything that is there to see in Lisabon with bus