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Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus w/Optional Boat Tour

1. Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus w/Optional Boat Tour

History oozes from the romantic avenues, old Moorish quarters, Roman underpinnings, and Gothic monuments of Lisbon. This hop-on hop-off Belém Lisbon tour offers you the opportunity to view the area where most of Lisbon's monuments may be found. Offset by some of the boldest modern buildings by local and international architects, this cosmopolitan center will appeal to your senses and gourmet instincts, a palette of colors where the sun shines nearly all year round. The Belém Lisbon will take you to some of the most beautiful views in the city 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. As a bonus, when you book this tour you will gain free access to Carris Public Transport tramcars as well as discounts in select museums and monuments. Don’t miss the excellent museums, such as Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, the Tile Museum, and the Ancient Art Museum. You might choose to check out some of Lisbon’s marvelous shopping centers or listen to music in a trendy Bairro Alto bar. Experience Lisbon from the water by selecting river boat cruise option.

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Lisbon: Tram 28 Private Tour by Tukxi

2. Lisbon: Tram 28 Private Tour by Tukxi

Explore Lisbon by following the path of the 28 Tram from monument to monument with your own private tour guide. Follow its route in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter, so that you can stop and explore or take pictures wherever you like. This is the perfect way to see the sights of the city without the crowds and in an eco-friendly way.   The 28 takes a journey through time, winding its way through narrow streets and passing some of the city’s most famous historical neighborhoods, including Alfama, Graça, Chiado, and all the way over to Estrela. Along the way, you’ll stop at 2 of the highest viewing points in the city, Nossa Senhora do Monte and São Pedro de Alcântara, to take in breathtaking views of the old Lisbon.

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Lisbon: Barrio Alto and Chiado Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Lisbon: Barrio Alto and Chiado Tuk Tuk Tour

Take a stroll through the commercial and political center of 18th and 19th century Lisbon. It was in this direction that the city expanded from the hill of the Castle. Get to know the downtown area Baixa Pombalina accurately rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake, which had its epicenter in the Arch of Rua Augusta and kept Carmo on its feet, despite the catastrophe. Have a close look at the wonders of the Portuguese baroque in the Church of São Roque and move up into the 19th century in Chiado. As distinguished and bourgeois as its cafés, theatres, bookshops and art deco façades that stretch through Príncipe Real, the city’s trendiest quarter, and the amazing S. Pedro de Alcântara Garden. Just across the street, take a look at the popular Bairro Alto, which completely changes at night. We stop for a few minutes at the picturesque Rua da Bica and then at the Adamastor viewpoint to feel the Tejo estuary in all its splendor and we go down towards the National Parliament. For a grandiose close, wind up at the Estrela Basilica and Park, to rest under the sun.

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Lisbon: Local Neighborhoods Private Walking Tour with Snack

4. Lisbon: Local Neighborhoods Private Walking Tour with Snack

Experience everyday life in Lisbon on a guided walking tour and venture beyond the usual tourist sites with a local guide. Go to neighborhoods where only the locals go and chat about life in the city over a cup of Portuguese coffee.    Visit the first church in the world dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a stop at the Basilica de Estrela. Continue to the old Campo de Ourique area and discover the former home of the writer, Fernando Pessoa.  Discover upscale areas and hipster neighborhoods of small streets, boutiques and cafes. End at the LX Factory and feel the creative energy of the art scene.   

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Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Fátima

5. Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Fátima

Get all the highlights of beautiful Lisbon on this shore excursion. This 6-hour cruise will take you first to Fátima to visit the sanctuary. This is one of the most important Christian sites in the world and has 5 million visitors per year. Explore the Sanctuary and make sure you see the Apparitions Chapel, the Basilica, the Holy Trinidad Church, Candles Wall, and Holy Water. There will be enough time to attend a Mass if you choose, and visit several of the souvenir shops. The tour returns to Lisbon where you can begin your exploration of the city. Starting at the Avenue of Liberdade, and the Baixa district, we will stop at Sé Cathedral and go to the lookout of Graca for the wonderful views. Continuing on, we will stop by the Monastery of Saint Vincente, the National Pantheon, and the Chiado and Estrela main streets. Our in-depth exploration of Lisbon takes you past all its most beautiful and historic spots and you’ll have many opportunities to take beautiful pictures. The last stop on the tour is the Bélem district. We will stop by several important monuments, the Monastery of Jeronimos, the Bélem Tower and the Discovery Monument. A wonderful chance to get to see multiple sites and views of the city, this tour takes over both land and water for a distinctly Portuguese experience.

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What people are saying about Estrela Gardens

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 185 reviews

This shore excursion left later than usual due to our ship's late arrival. Much fuss had occurred between the broker "Get Your Guide" and the vendor "Inside Lisbon" about geting our full tour starting at 10:30AM. The two guide-drivers of our two vans of eight ( Joao and Joao) took responsibility to give us a full day despite warnngs from their dispatchers about being out later than expected in Lisbon. Our day started with Fatima with stop at a tourist store ( pre arranged "rest stop" ) .Luckily we arrived for the noon Mass in the Apparition chapel. Some of us received communion at Fatima! WE had an hour of free time which all 16 found adeqaute. This is a very large campus. Some made an effort to see all three chapels/basilicas. Some enjoyed the religious goods store behind the apparitions chapel for their shopping, leaving their money at the shrine and not the tourist store. The afternoon in Lisbon was fantastic, many treats and wonderful stops. No room in short review.

Penelope made the tour not only enjoyable and informative, but also warm and personal. It felt like reconnecting with a dear friend. You can see she is a born ti be a guide! We loved our tuksi trip. She made journeying through Lisbon busy traffic and narrow cobble stoned streets seem easy. It's not but she is very, very good at it. We highly recommend her.

We had a wonderful experience! Lisbon is a Beautiful City. We saw all that we needed to see. My headphones worked fine, and I heard everything in English. It was a nice Birthday treat.

Very interesting tour with lots of places and details that we would not otherwise have discovered. The guide was nice and accommodating.

If you want to see the city quickly, it is an excellent choice. Punctual at all stops.