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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 39 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• Museum Tesouro Real• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado

Lisbon: 1-Hour Beer or Sangria Bike Sightseeing Tour

2. Lisbon: 1-Hour Beer or Sangria Bike Sightseeing Tour

Board your colorful yellow beer bike then set out on an exciting sightseeing venture around the streets of Lisbon. Pedal to some of the city’s most famous sights and attractions including the Tejo River, Torre de Belem, Monument of the Discoveries, 25 de Abril Bridge, and more. As you ride around the city, make unforgettable memories with your friends and enjoy a selection of drinks from the onboard bar including craft beers, tasty sangria, soft-drinks, and water. Enhance the experience and bring your own music along too which can be connected to the bar’s speakers, or listen to the tour’s preselected playlist with accompanying lights. The tour lasts approximately 1-hour, with a toilet break every 15-minutes. The bike is suitable for up to 18 passengers, with 10 people pedaling, plus your friendly guide who ensures your fun and safety throughout.

Lisbon: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Welcome Drink

3. Lisbon: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Welcome Drink

Set sail and see the riverside highlights of Lisbon on this sunset cruise. Savor a delicious welcome drink and watch the sun go down over Terreiro do Paço square, the Electricity Museum, and the Champalimaud Foundation. Board a boat and set off down the Tagus river. Enjoy the orange glow of the sunset on the water and the buildings. Feel the charm of the red-roofed skyline. View the city as the lights come on for the evening. Pass by the bright buildings in Terreiro do Paço, the monument of Cristo Rei, the red suspension bridge 25 April, and the 16th-century fortification, Belém tower. Admire the views of the MAAT Museum, the Electricity Museum, and the Champalimaud Foundation.

Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

4. Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

Shortly after leaving the dock you’ll pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the shape of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, and also the Torre de Belém, an iconic monument of Lisbon. Back along the north bank, you’ll have views of historic Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço and the Cais do Sodré and also the recently renovated waterfront and see the Museum of Electricity. On the south bank see the forts and prisons that were used during the old regime. You’ll be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, and have views of the Cristo Rei. Marvel at views of Lisbon you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to its famous light. The cruise includes a welcome drink of wine, beer, champagne or juice.

Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

5. Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise during the golden hours of the day on this tour that’s priced for up to 2 persons. Shortly after leaving the dock you’ll pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the shape of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, and also the Torre de Belém, an iconic monument of Lisbon. Head to the south bank and see the forts and prisons that were used during the old regime. You’ll be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, and have views of the Cristo Rei. Back along the north bank, you’ll have views of historic Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço and the Cais do Sodré and also the recently renovated waterfront. As you arrive back at the dock, you’ll see the Museum of Electricity. Marvel at views of Lisbon you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to its famous light. The cruise includes a welcome drink of wine, beer, champagne or juice.

Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

6. Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

Have a truly unforgettable experience on a sailing yacht and experience Lisbon in a new way. Float down the Tagus River and view some of the city's main monuments including Torre de Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Electricity Museum, Maat, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and Cristo Rei. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and glimpse the beautiful hills of Lisbon and the picturesque neighborhoods on top of them such as Bairro Alto e Alfama and Castelo de S. Jorge. Gaze at a magical sky on your charming return journey or go to Cascais Bay to dive and sunbathe.

Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

7. Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

Lisbon: Beer Bike Tour by the River

8. Lisbon: Beer Bike Tour by the River

Start the 1-hour beer bike tour by passing by the only monument in tribute to Amália Rodrigues, the most famous fado singer in the history of Portugal. As you peddle and enjoy a selection of drinks, pass by the MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) and the magnificent Electricity Museum. Keep the energy up until you reach the Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) where you can enjoy a moment to relax and take some pictures. On the way back to Fátima, you’ll pass a small monument that is in tribute to the pilgrims before the tour ends back at the starting point.

Lisbon Guided Tuk Tuk Tour: The City by the River

9. Lisbon Guided Tuk Tuk Tour: The City by the River

Discover Lisbon and its relationship to the Tagus River and Atlantic Ocean on a riverside tour by tuk tuk. See some of the best-known monuments in the city center, staying close to the Tejo (Tagus River) at all times. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the banks of the river, and explore the city’s most historic areas. Drivers who can converse in different languages, and have an in-depth knowledge of Lisbon’s history, culture, art, and architecture, operate the 100% electric vehicles. Marvel at the architecture of the Praça do Comércio, built after the great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. Pass the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (National Museum of Ancient Art) on the “Street of the Green Windows.” Enjoy panoramic views of the river from the Miradouro Rocha Conde d'Óbidos. Along the way, pass the white façade of the Fundação Oriente Museu, home to important Portuguese and Asian art; the imposing industrial façade of the Museu da Electricidade (Museum of Electricity); and the home of an extraordinary collection of royal coaches at the Museu dos Coches. Learn about Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries” at the Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument and Torre de Belém. Pass the impressive 16th-century Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, and more.

Lisbon: City Sights Bike Tour with a Local Sweet & Liqueur

10. Lisbon: City Sights Bike Tour with a Local Sweet & Liqueur

Enjoy the highlights in Lisbon on a private bike tour. Travel through Belém to see the Tower of Belém and stop at a unique urban art laboratory. Eat a traditional sweet and sip on a ginja liqueur. Meet at the bike shop and get fitted with a helmet and bike. Peddle to the elegant main square of Praça do Comércio. See the place where kings used to be received from the Tagus river at the 'Cais das Colunas' columns. Travel along the river to vibrant the neighborhood of Belem. Pass Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the modern Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology. Admire how its smooth curved lines simulates the waves of the sea. Go into the UNESCO World Heritage site Jerónimos Monastery. Marvel at the water fortification at the Tower of Belém, which is built in the ‘Manuelino’ style. Taste a 'pastel de nata' (custard egg tart), from the oldest cafeteria in Belém, and discover the secret history of this recipe. Peruse the art at an old newspaper factory which was converted into an art and design laboratory. Finish at the Mercado da Ribeira market where you can try a glass of Ginja, a traditional Portuguese liqueur.

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What people are saying about Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

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Interesting and profitable card from the beginning to the end of the trip. Very simple to recover, fast, works very well. I was satisfied and seduced by this purchase!!

Collected at the exit of the airport Easy to use and allowing direct access and without counting the metro, tram and bus!

Lisbon pass is great help when you are traveling within Lisbon and Sintra. Also parking is very hard to find.

Very friendly and encyclopedic guides, Paulo and Isaac. Full of stories and welcoming.

Enjoyed all of the benefits of the card, especially free access to the Metro.