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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 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 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: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

3. Lisbon: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

See the major monuments and romantic bridges of Lisbon from on board a stylish yacht, and get a unique perspective of the historic city from the River Tagus. Departing from the Belém district, the ancient landmarks start as soon as you set sail. Admire the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), commemorating Portugal’s great period of world exploration. Pass Belém Tower and the Ponte 25 de April suspension bridge, and catch a glimpse of Praça do Comércio through the Rua Augusta Arch, built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the devastating earthquake of 1755. The silhouette of the Moors Castle of São Jorge will provide a contrast to the contemporary architecture of the 1998 Lisbon Expo site. Cross the Tagus Estuary, and sail by the vast Vasco de Gama Bridge, a 6-lane highway that was completed in 1995 as the longest bridge in Europe.

Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

4. Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon to the max on 2 double-decker bus tours and a historical tram tour! You’ll discover Lisbon's main squares, avenues and monuments on the Belem Tour, and the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Tour. The Belem Tour will introduce you to Belem monumental quarter in more detail. This is Lisbon's most important landmark, known for its monuments, museums and other attractions. The Hills Tramcar Tour will acquaint you with the city's more traditional neighborhoods, such as Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on the oldest means of transportation in Lisbon. Visit Lisbon’s traditional quarters on the hill of St. George’s Castle, on board a historic vintage tram, and get to know some of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints. Enjoy breathtaking views in the city’s unique sunlight and it's one-of-a-kind architecture.  Learn about the history of fishing at the new museum of the East, once a salt cod store for fish from the North Sea. Belem is a place that tells history through its museums and monuments, so you will need some time to see everything. Jerónimos Monastery, Belem tower and Padrão dos descobrimentos are some of the must-see sights. In any of theses tours you can hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish to!

Lisbon: Rua Augusta Arch Admission Ticket

5. Lisbon: Rua Augusta Arch Admission Ticket

When you visit the Rua Augusta Arch you’ll have access to a vantage point with a 360-degree view of Lisbon and the surrounding area. The Terreiro do Paço, the Pombaline downtown area, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. Jorge, and the Tejo River Tejo are some of the iconic landmarks that you can see from the top of the building with your admission ticket. On the upper part of the Arch, you’ll see sculptures by Célestin Anatole Calmels, including Glory crowning Genius and Valor. Lower down are sculptures by Vítor Bastos, representing the historical figures of Viriatus, Vasco da Gama, the Marquis of Pombal, and Nuno Álvares Pereira.  Inside the Arch, in the Clock Room, you’ll learn about the history of this triumphal Arch, from the time when construction first started, after the 1755 earthquake, to its completion in 1875.

Lisbon: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

6. Lisbon: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Lisbon at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Praça do Comércio, Bairro Alto, Church of São Roque and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

7. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument to the Discoveries. Visit areas of Lisbon less known among tourists such as the Estrela quarter with its Basilica, or the cemetery Prazeres. Lunchtime is also planned at one of Lisbon's local markets, away from tourist crowds.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

8. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

See the sights of Lisbon that interest you most on a full-day private tour with an itinerary that’s designed just for you! There’s no need to rush around on this special tour, as you’ll have time to take in the top artistic and historical attractions of the city. Marvel at historical landmarks such as São Jorge Castle and Lisbon´s Cathedral. Travel from the Phoenician civilization, up to the Roman city of Olissippo. Visit Alfama, the city’s oldest sector, and see Moorish influences everywhere. Take a stroll off the typical tourist route, through the city’s traditional neighborhoods and get a real feeling of what Alfacinhas (Lisbon natives) do and where they go in their lovely city. During the day you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some of Portugal's traditional pastries. Although the tour is meant to cover a full day the duration can be shorter to suit your schedule.

Lisbon: Historical Replica Vintage Car Tour

9. Lisbon: Historical Replica Vintage Car Tour

You'll begin with hotel pickup before going on to see Lisbon's highlights in a fun and novel way. This unique experience will see you cruising around the city in an electric replica of the legendary Ford Model T. As you travel, your guide will know where the best views, photo opportunities, and most interesting places are, as you cruise between them effortlessly. Stops include the Lisbon Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church, the castle neighborhood, the Saint Vincent Monastery, the Senhora do Monte viewpoint, Alfama ,and many more. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, there is also the chance to visit the local flea market.

Lisbon: Night Tour with Fado Show

10. Lisbon: Night Tour with Fado Show

Experience a new side of Lisbon in this 4-hour evening walking tour through the city’s most exciting areas and landmarks. After picking you up from your Hotel we will get started at the Praça Marquês de Pombal, one of the city’s largest and most important roundabouts, and always bustling with activity. From there we will walk along the 285-foot-wide (90 meters) Avenida Da Liberdade towards the heart of the city center, admiring impressive buildings and exclusive shops along the way. At the foot of the Avenida da Liberdade we will arrive at the Commerce Square along the Tagus River. Once the home of the Royal Palace, much of the square was destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, and rebuilt in the following decades. The square is home to beautiful Rua Augusta Arch, as well as other pieces of impressive architecture. From there we will continue along the water to the Monument to the Discoveries, a commemoration of the Golden Age of Portuguese exploration. Our next stop will be the Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before taking in views of the Lisbon Bridge and the hilltop statue of Christ, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. View of the Lisbon bridge and the monument of Cristo-Rei. Our tour will end with a meal at a typical local restaurant, as well as a live performance of Fado and other Portuguese folk music.

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What people are saying about Rua Augusta Arch

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,406 reviews

This trip was definitely value for money very informative. Would definitely recommend if you are on a short stay in Lisbon book this trip as you will see so much of Lisbon and get to experience 3 different modes of transport.

Such a nice way to start to get to know Lisbon! And Nuno was a fantastic guide: both a local and an experienced guide, and interested in tailoring the time to what I wanted to know.

Awesome, great way to see the sights, audio gave great information. Took all routes except the boat, no time but will use Get your Guide always!

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

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