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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!

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Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. 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 3 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 on board audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Rua do Comercio Stop 4 – Mercado da Ribeira Stop 5 – Museu dos Coches Stop 6 – Palacio da Ajuda Stop 7 – Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Stop 8 – Torre de Belém Stop 9 – Padrão dos Descobrimentos Stop 10 – MAAT Stop 11 – Docas Stop 12 – Estrela Stop 13 – Amoreiras Stop 14 – El Corte Inglés Stop 15 – Top of Park Eduard VII Stop 16 – Marquês of Pombal square Oriente Line (Blue Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 - Rua do Comercio Stop 4 - Casa dos Bicos Stop 5 - Cais Sul e Sueste Stop 6 - Terminal de Cruzeiros Stop 7 - Estação de Stª Apolonia Stop 8 - Museu do Azulejo Stop 9 - Oceanário Stop 10 - Casino Lisboa Stop 11 - C. C. Vasco da Gama Stop 12 - Torre Vasco da Gama Stop 13 - Gare do Oriente Stop 14 - Torre do Tombo Stop 15 - Zoo Stop 16 - Mesquita Stop 17 - El Corte Inglês Stop 18 - Alto do Parque Ed. VII Stop 19 - Marquês de Pombal Castle Line (Green Line): Stop 1 - Praça Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues Stop 3 - Miradouro S. Pedro De Alcântara Stop 4 - Cais do Sodré Stop 5 - Rua do Comércio Stop 6 – South and Southest Pier Stop 7 - Museu do Fado Stop 8 - Martim Moniz Stop 09 - Portas do Sol [Castelo S. Jorge] Stop 10 - Restauradores Stop 11 - Parque Euduarco VII

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

3. 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 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.

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Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

4. Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

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.

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Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

5. 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.

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Lisbon: Sitway Tour and Lisbon Oceanarium Ticket

6. Lisbon: Sitway Tour and Lisbon Oceanarium Ticket

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore East Lisbon on a sitway. See more of the city’s famous Parque das Nações district, enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide, and marvel at the incredible exhibitions at the Lisbon Oceanarium. Meet your guide, receive your helmet, and get an instructional session on how to use the sitway. You’ll ride on the wide sidewalks and open spaces, with the river, water fountains, lush greenery, and public art surrounding you as you make your way to the Oceanarium. Once there, skip the lines with your tickets and head into the magical underwater world aquarium, which hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions that you can enjoy on your visit. See the "One Planet, One Ocean" permanent exhibition that celebrates life on Earth with an impressive collection of living creatures. It invokes the complex diversity that inhabits the ocean and the vital role it plays in the balance of life on our planet.

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Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East

7. Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East

This guided visit will give you the full flavor of Lisbon throughout its history. You will be picked up at your hotel and head to Belém, where you will start our tour. Belém is a landmark of the Discoveries period and you will see several grand monuments of that era (Torre de Belem, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Capela de São Jerónimo) and others from more recent times but that celebrate that outstanding period (Padrao dos Descobrimentos). Other attractions can also be seen or visited here, namely the Planetarium, the Coach Museum, and the Navy Museum. This is also the place for a stop at the most famous 19th century house Casa dos Pastéis de Belem (Portuguese custard tarts), with walls beautifully decorated with traditional Portuguese tiles. Head to downtown passing first by Parque Edward 7th, where you will enjoy incredible views over downtown Lisbon, the Tagus River, and the southern landscapes beyond. From there cross the Marquês de Pombal roundabout, the city's geographic center, and head to Rossio and Praça do Comércio, exploring the Pombaline architecture, which was used to rebuild this part of the city after the 1755 earthquake and tsunami. Praça do Rossio, the main dowtwon square, is the city's social center since ancient times, and layers of all periods of history, including Roman, are scattered everywhere, making this a unique part of the city. Driving by the river and along the old Moorish district of Alfama, head to Parque das Nações, one of the best examples of modern urbanism in Portugal and where the last World Exhibition of the 20th century (EXPO 98) took place. Here, many attractions that remain from the Exhibition (e.g, oceanarium) can be explored through a stroll around the place. This will be last place of visit, and from here you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Lisbon: Segway Night Tour

8. Lisbon: Segway Night Tour

Segways are self-balancing, futuristic-looking vehicles and, despite looking quite difficult to control, they are surprisingly easy and fun to ride on. The local partner's guides will help you to perfect your technique before you depart. This night tour will give you a totally different perspective on the city of Lisbon. Turn the lights on and start exploring. You'll be able to choose which of the 3 listed areas that you would like to discover.  Alfama wakes up at night. Some of the city's most historic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine. The neighborhood known as the Old Town is also home to traditional Fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings. While you cross the labyrinthine streets, listen to Fado sounds coming from the restaurants and also from local houses. Belém is a district full of historic monuments and impressive museums. All of them light up at night, allowing you to focus on their unique details. Showing you all of this at night adds to the mysticism of the monuments from the Age of Discovery.  In Parque das Nações, you will find a calmer area with the river close at hand, but also a vibrant nightlife scene. Enjoy the serenity while watching the lights reflecting on the water. You'll also be able to check out the nightlife scene, with a number of popular clubs. During the summer, you'll be able to see the terraces full of people drinking and enjoying themselves.

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Lisbon: Nighttime E-Bike Tour

9. Lisbon: Nighttime E-Bike Tour

Discover the hilly city of Lisbon with ease on a brand-new e-bike. Experience all the fun of riding a bicycle, with the electric engine giving you a push on the hardest parts of the way. On-board your bike, explore Lisbon by night as the city gains a new perspective. All you have to do is choose which area you would like to discover. You could enjoy a tour of Alfama. Enjoy a ride through the city's most authentic cafés and restaurants, which are only beginning to open their doors. You will also cycle through the atmospheric Fado houses. As you cross the labyrinthic streets of the Old Town, listen to Fado sounds coming from the restaurants and local's houses. Alternatively, head to Belém and discover the area's vast array of historic monuments and impressive museums, all lit up by the night sky. It is in this area that you will find the famous Pastel de Belem pastries. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Age of Discoveries on this route. If you prefer a calmer cycle, head to the Parque das Nações, where you can enjoy the silence while you listen to the sounds of the water and see the lights on the river. This district is also a popular nightlife district. During the summer, see the terraces full of people who come here to listen to music, dance and sing.

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Lisbon Riverside by Sitway Tour

10. Lisbon Riverside by Sitway Tour

This is the perfect tour to discover the importance of the Tagus river in Portuguese history. It is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula, flowing 626 miles long (1,007 km) between Spain and the Atlantic at Lisbon. The biggest sailors started their adventures across unknown seas hear, such as Vasco da Gama, in the 15th century.  Start your tour at Cais do Sodré near Praça do Comércio (City Historical Center), an important bohemian neighborhood that connects everyone with the city. Always riding along the river, you'll pass trough Lisbon and explore it, feeling like a local. This tour is a balance between historic places and the new ones across the old Lisbon industry zone. Historically the most important points of this tour are Cais das Colunas and Terreiro do Paço. Cais das Colunas is an old shipping dock where people and spices entered Lisbon at the Era of Discoveries. In Terreiro do Paço it is possible to see where the last Portuguese king made his last steps before being assassinated. Before Parque das Nações (futuristic district) you will pass through the most industrial Lisbon area, which is developing into a cultural hub of the city today.  At last pass through Parque das Nações, which used to be an ugly industrial area until it was chosen as the site to host the last world fair of the 20th century, Expo 98'. It has since been reborn into a futuristic glass-and-steel district, home to some wonderful examples of modern architecture. Explore Lisbon on a Sitway, an electronic bike-like vehicle, which lets you discover the city effortlessly and in a relaxed way.

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What people are saying about Parque das Nações

It’s well utilized as I had Castle and Belem routes. The bus was well equipped and the staff were pleasant. Overall, it was a nice experience to roam around Lisbon while relaxing on the deck.

A great place to visit with kids. Amazing exhibits. Very family friendly. Don’t forget to catch a ride on the Skyline that starts right behind the aquarium.

Easy purchase online (did it on the hop on bus w/wifi). Didn't have to wait in line (the line was long). Beautiful aquarium.

Amazing experience and easy way to see all of the beautiful sites!

Nice place, lots of animals. An aquarium to visit without a doubt!