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

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

Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon on 2 double-decker bus tours and a historical tram tour. Dive into Lisbon's main squares, avenues and monuments with your audio guide. Get around easily with access to the city's public transportation and entrance to the Santa Justa urban lift.  Tour the city's more traditional neighborhoods such as Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela and Lapa onboard a historic vintage tram. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on the oldest means of transportation in Lisbon. Get to know some of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints and enjoy breathtaking views. Jerónimos Monastery, Belem tower and Padrão dos descobrimentos are some of the must-see sights. Hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish to on any of these tours.

Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour with River Boat Cruise

2. Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour with River Boat Cruise

Travel back in time on a guided tour of the historic Belém district in Lisbon and learn why it is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and delicious custard tarts. Take a short cruise along the Tagus River to reach the district, and admire the views on the shore. First, hop on board the boat and travel to Belém on a short cruise on the Tagus River before exploring Belém on foot. Upon departure, follow the banks of the river to see the oldest parts of Lisbon, and hear how it survived a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 1755. Learn how Belém was at the center of humanity’s great drive for exploration as you delve into the rich history of Portugal's "Age of Discoveries." Marvel at the Monument of Discoveries that stands on the banks where the great voyages began. See the 25th of April suspension bridge and hear about the important date it commemorates. Look at the Wind Rose marble map that shows the most famous routes of the great explorers. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Belém Tower and the gardens that surround it. Visit Empire Square Gardens built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940. See the impressive Jeronimos Monastery which is the final resting place for some of the great Portuguese explorers

Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

3. 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.

Full-Day Private Tour - Knights Templar and Tomar

4. Full-Day Private Tour - Knights Templar and Tomar

Your private day tour will begin with pickup from your Lisbon hotel or cruise port at approximately 8:30 AM. Discover the national monuments in Tomar, part of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As this is a private tour, you will have the freedom to rearrange your tour how you see fit. Below is the standard itinerary: After the pickup head directly towards Tomar, an approximate 1.5-hour drive. Upon arrival you will visit the castle area which includes the famous convent of Christ where one of the most beautiful works of the Manueline style can be seen. Afterwards, enjoy a small stroll in the center of the city where you can taste some of the local sweets and/or lunch after which you will head to the Almourol Castle, a small castle in the middle of an island in the river Tagus, which was also used by the Templar Knights.  Before heading back to Lisbon you can have some time to visit Constância, a small but beautiful village by the river that was also the refuge of Camões, one of Portugal's most important poets. If time and weather allows, visit the beautiful artificial lakes created by a nearby dam, for some beautiful landscape views. Return to the hotel by 5:30 PM. Note that all the itineraries and schedules that are described on this page are the standard ones for this tour. As this is a private tour and no one else will join your group, the tour is fully customizable according to your preferences or schedule needs if you come on a cruise ship, for example. To change anything just inform us at the time of booking or talk to the driver on the day of the tour.

From Lisbon: Tomar Templar Full-Day Private Tour

5. From Lisbon: Tomar Templar Full-Day Private Tour

You will be met at your hotel to begin your day trip. Head north to visit the largest tourist caves in Portugal. Then turn East to head for your next point - discover Tomar, a 12th-century Templar town featuring a castle and the Convent of Christ – the latter was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and served as the Portuguese headquarters of the Knights Templar. Visit the historic center of Tomar, including the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, which served as a 12th-century funerary pantheon of the Knights Templar, and the 16th-century Church of São João Baptista. Afterwards it is time for lunch, based on your preference, but it is recommended that you lunch in Medieval Tavern. This is the best way to taste Portuguese gastronomy and feel like real Knight of Templar. After lunch it is time to visit one more castle, that was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar - Castle of Almourol. The castle is situated in the middle of Tagus River, so the best way to reach the castle is by taking a boat. Finally, enjoy relaxing landscapes and rolling hills on the drive back to Lisbon.

Lisbon for Beginners: Private Tour

6. Lisbon for Beginners: Private Tour

Discover Lisbon on this city tour with an entertaining tour guide. Explore the most beautiful sights of the city and learn interesting facts about the history and culture from your tour guide. You can also decide for yourself what you would like to see. You can experience a scenic drive through Lisbon's picturesque districts to the lower town of Baixa. Pass by the famous Rossio Square towards Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), or along the route of the famous 28 tram line through the narrow streets of the Alfama district, the oldest district in Lisbon. Head to the Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the beautiful cloister with views of the green inner courtyard. You can then visit the Belem Tower, the landmark of the city on the Tagus River. Here you can see a model of the aircraft that completed the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic in 1922. Here you will have enough time to take some photos of the beautiful city before continuing on to the Monument to the Discoveries. Admire the 30 oversized statues in honor of Portuguese sailors as well as a world map and the marble Compass Rose.

From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

7. From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

This tour can be customized according to what you want to visit and explore. Some people might want to visit monuments, others like to explore the city center, others will want to check out the local food. It's up to you. Let the local partner know and the perfect tour can be designed.  To begin, you will be picked up at your hotel before heading to Sintra or nearby areas. During the trip, learn about the history and culture of Portugal from your guide. Decide if you want to visit just one or several monuments as you explore the center of Sintra. Have lunch or a snack in either Sintra or Cascais. In Cascais, look at the ocean from Hell's Mouth and stroll through the village center where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafés. From Cascais to Lisbon travel by a scenic road with the Atlantic Ocean always at your side.  In Lisbon, there are plenty of things to see and do. In the Belem neighborhood, there's the Monastery of Jerónimos (a masterpiece from the XVI century), the Standard of Discoveries, and the view to the river Tejo. I the city center, you can walk by Augusta street and Rossio Square or go to the top of the Triumph Arch in Commercium square. There are also the typical old neighborhoods of Bairro Alto or Alfama (with the Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church and the amazing viewpoint of Portas do Sol), where Fado music came from. Of course, we can also visit the Oceanarium in the new Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Tagus River

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4.7 / 5

based on 70 reviews

Our tour guide Rita was an amazing tour guide, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about history and telling the story of Portugal during the Age of Discovery. The river cruise was not what we expected. Well worth the walking tour if you want to learn about Portugal.

great guide who showed us many places, told us very motivated about Lisbon's history and gave many onsider tips

The best way to discover Lisbon in an uncomplicated and comprehensive way. Lots of holding options and good timing!

A safe way to see the main attractions of the city. Especially the tram was very interesting.

Great buses, very good explanations, very nice routes