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Lisbon: 2-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Lisbon: 2-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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 Alfama 1.5-Hour Segway Tour: Birthplace of Fado

2. Lisbon Alfama 1.5-Hour Segway Tour: Birthplace of Fado

Explore the historic Alfama district of Lisbon in comfort on a light, 1.5-hour guided Segway tour, and discover the birthplace of fado music. The guided tour includes a knowledgeable guide to tell you stories about the places you will pass. Discover sights not seen on the usual tourist circuit, including local favorite cafés in one of the city’s oldest areas. The Alfama retains features from its medieval Moorish past, ready for you to discover on the narrow labyrinth of streets and arcades. Experience a vibrant community still in touch with Lisbon's old-way of life, following a path where poets loitered and fado songs filled the bars.

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

3. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro • Miradouro de Santa Catarina • Elevador da Bica • Convento do Carmo • Estação do Rossio • Elevador de Santa Justa • Igreja de Santo António • Sé de Lisboa • Miradouro de Santa Luzia • Castelo de São Jorge • Teatro Romano • Miradouro Portas do Sol • Miradouro da Graça • Igreja da Graça • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte • Igreja de São Vicente de Fora • Feira da Ladra • Panteão Nacional • Alfama • Casa dos Bicos • Praça do Comércio 

Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

4. Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

Discover Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood on a half-day tour of Alfama, following the path of the city walls and Moorish castle of São Jorge. Meet at the historic Casa dos Bicos (“House of the Spikes”), built around 1523 and a rare survivor of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. See evidence of the old Roman salting tanks at the Cetária. Travel back to Roman times, when Lisbon was known as “Olisipo,” and learn how the Romans discovered the thermal waters of Alfama before the Muslims gave them the name “Al-Hamma.” Wander a labyrinth of alleys and interior patios to discover secret stairways and hidden squares that lead to what used to be Lisbon's Jewish Quarter. Learn about the birth of fado music, and experience one of the city's oldest customs as you pass through Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. Next, go to Lisbon Cathedral, built in the 12th century and modified in a mix of architectural styles. Enjoy panoramic views from the Portas do Sol belvedere. Along the way, learn about the origins of the city and experience the daily lives of its residents. Your guide will also advise you on the best places to visit for the rest of your stay.

Lisbon: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

5. Lisbon: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

The tour begins at Praça do Comércio and heads towards Alfama, walking through some of the city’s oldest and narrowest streets. Wander past local bars and restaurants, and feel the vibrant culture of Lisbon all around you as you stop at the Casa dos Bicos, Sé Cathedral, and Igreja de Santo Antonio. Continue to the Portas do Sol viewpoint and admire the stunning vista while soaking up the glorious Lisbon sunshine. Visit São Jorge Castle next and listen to your guide share stories, tales, and anecdotes about Lisbon. After the castle, walk down to the Baixa district to explore Augusta Street, Rossio Square, São Domingos Church, and the Jewish Memorial. Later, stop at Casa do Alentejo, the Restauradores Square, and Rossio Station, before heading onto Carmo Square to see the National Guard Museum and the stunning Carmo Church. Nearing the end of the tour, visit the Santa Justa Elevator and the São Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint to marvel at the breathtaking landscape below. The final leg of the tour takes you towards Bairro Alto and the Bohemian district, finishing up at Praça Camões.

Roman Lisbon Tour

6. Roman Lisbon Tour

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Europe.  Legend has it that it was founded by Odysseus himself. Occupied by Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, Lisbon was one of the most important trading place of the Roman era. Come and discover the traces of these ancient civilizations inside the Lisbon streets and buildings! The tour begins with one of the best views of Lisbon (Portas do Sol view point), to introduce the development of Lisbon during the Roman era, before heading to the Roman theater. After Rome, it's the only theater that exists within the walls of a European capital. Visit the eye-opening cloister of Lisbon Cathedral, where you'll find parts of the Roman streets of Lisbon, and then the tour passes through the Roman bath and Temple of Cibele. For extra archaeological insight, visit the "Casa dos Bicos" and see part of the Roman Wall and Roman factories. Finally the tour will lead you into the underground of Lisbon, where we will be able to discover archaeological structures, including upper classes houses, streets, "garum" factories, swimming pools and other artifacts.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Walking Tour of the Medieval City Center

7. Lisbon: 3-Hour Walking Tour of the Medieval City Center

Discover medieval Lisbon on this guided walking tour. Together with a guide, climb up the hill São Jorge and leave the modern part of the city behind you. Enjoy pickup directly at your hotel or meet your guide at Rossio Square. See old churches, narrow streets, small squares, and probably the oldest house in the city, known as Beco da Achada. Enjoy the view from Castelo de São Jorge and the viewpoint of Santa Luzia. Explore Alfama, the oldest district of the city, as well as the Medina, a labyrinth of stairs, alleyways, and side streets. Discover the cathedral, which was built in 1147 and is the oldest church in Lisbon. Stroll down to the River Tagus, where you will have enough time to take photos of Casa dos Bicos.

Lisbon: City Sightseeing Private Tour with Guide

8. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Private Tour with Guide

The tour starts at Praça do Comércio and heads towards Alfama along some of the city’s oldest and narrowest streets. Wander past local bars and restaurants, and feel the vibrant culture of Lisbon all around you as you stop by the Casa dos Bicos, Sé Cathedral, and Igreja de Santo Antonio. Next, walk towards the Portas do Sol viewpoint and admire the stunning views while you soak up the glorious Lisbon sunshine. Visit São Jorge Castle next and learn about the rich history of the city as you listen to your guide share stories, tales and anecdotes about the region. After the castle, walk down to the Baixa area to visit Augusta street, Rossio Square, São Domingos Church and the Jewish Memorial. Time to visit the Casa do Alentejo, the Restauradores Square, and Rossio Station next, before heading onto Carmo Square to see the National Guard Museum and the stunning Carmo Church. Nearing the end of the tour, visit the Santa Justa Elevator and the São Pedro de Alcantara view point to marvel at the breathtaking landscapes that surround you and enjoy some time to take some photos. The final leg of the tour takes you towards Bairro Alto and the Bohemian neighbourhood before finishing up at Praça Camões.

Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

9. Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

The tour begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel, apartment, or ship. This ensures enough time to enjoy the program with no rush.  This private tour focuses on the national monuments in Lisbon, and the program allows some time to visit the inside of some of the monuments. Nevertheless it can be altered and other routes can be arranged in order to best reflect your interests as the experience is there for the sole purpose of your enjoyment. The first locations to visit always depend on the initial location but in most cases, start at the most important avenue of the city with Eduardo VII Park at the top, and then proceed to Baixa, the Downtown area, Restauradores, and Rossio Squares and proceed to the Cathedral of Lisbon with a small stop for photos and, time permitting, a visit inside the church.  Next, proceed to the bellevues of Sta. Luzia and N. Sª do Monte which offer some of the most beautiful views of the city. The 18th-century Aqueduct is the next stop, before proceeding to the Chiado area where you can enjoy the opposite view of the castle. See the Jerónimos Monastery, the Tower of Belém, and the Discoveries Monument are the most emblematic monuments of the Portuguese discovery era. After Belém, you will proceed back along the river to Terreiro do Paço square, and the central square of Lisbon. Proceed to the eastern part of the city, the Casa dos Bicos, Fado Museum, the Train Station of Santa Apolónia and the national Pantheon. Finally, go to the Expo 98 area, a totally new area of the city with museums, gardens, and the River Tagus, and return to your hotel at 5:30 PM.

Lisbon: Old Town Walking Tour

10. Lisbon: Old Town Walking Tour

Take a guided walk through Lisbon and learn the city's multicultural origins. Admire historical sites like the Jewish quarter, churches and chapels, and the view of the sun gates. Stroll through the narrow alleys and along the riverfront and find the small village in the middle of a big city. Meet your guide in Praca do Comercio and begin your walk to Casa dos Bicos. Explore the Jewish quarter and the many historical fountains and sites there. Find the best vantage point through the sun gates, and witness panoramic views. Discover more than 2500 years of history in the city as you walk the riverfront and maze-like alleys. Enter into a small town in the city, where locals have maintained a sense of community and a unique lifestyle. Find out more about recent waves of migration to the area and its impact on local culture. Uncover the hidden and forgotten African presence, and hear the tales of both the enslaved and the free.

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What people are saying about Casa dos Bicos

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 2,179 reviews

Very enjoyable way to get quick overview of mainly Old Lisbon so that we could we see where we wanted to further explore in our remaining two days. Mateo was knowledgeable and engaging, patient with our photo requests too! ;).

Really enjoyed this tour of Lisbon. Preferred the old town tour one .. but both were at a good pace, the buses ran frequently so you never had to wait too long for the next.

2 different tours and a great way to see the city of Lisbon. The Belem tour was, in our opinion far better.

Very successful tour of the Alfama. Sophie is a very knowledgeable guide. Many Thanks.

The buses on time, very friendly staff according to price quality