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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:Tickets valid for 48 hours from the time of first use

City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy the best comprehensive tour of Lisbon on this hop-on hop-off tour. This tour takes you to Lisbon’s stunning attractions and allows you to sightsee at your leisure. Enjoy a relaxing drive aboard a comfy coach, plus listen to an on-board commentator deliver interesting factoids about Portugal’s capital.


  • City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off tour of Lisbon
  • Sightseeing pass valid for 48 hours from time of first use
  • Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 7:00pm
  • Full commentary provided
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Lisbon at your own pace

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What You Can Expect

City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


Board your City Sightseeing tour at any stops along two of the optional routes. Don’t worry about missing sights on the alternate route, your ticket is valid for both. Then, enjoy an introduction to Lisbon’s historic landmarks and urban atmosphere.

Explore the capital city’s most admired sights including stops at Tower Vasco da Gama and Marques do Pombal Square. Then, delve into Portugal’s rich heritage of discovery in the district of Belem and visit Lisbon Oceanarium which was constructed for the World Exposition in 1998.

With frequent stops it’s easy to tailor your tour however you please. Hop off at a stop and rejoin the tour at any stops along either tour route. Enjoy as many stops as you would like knowing a City Sightseeing bus is always no more than 30 minutes away from your stop.

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Red Line Stops:

Marques do Pombal
Praca Duque de Saldanha
Campo Pequeno
Calouste Gulbenkian
El Corte Ingles
Parque Eduardo VII
Largo do Rato
Jardim da Estrela
Museu do Oriente
Museu da Electricidade
Padrao do Descobrimentos
Torre de Belem
Centro Cultural de Belem
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Palacio de Belem
Museu de Arte Antiga
Cais do Sodre
Praca do Municipio
Praca do Comercia
Praca da Figueira
Praca do Rossio
Avenida de Liberdade

Blue Line Stops:

Marques do Pombal
Jardim do Principe Real
Bairro Alto
Praca do Comercio
Campo das Cebolas
Se Catedral
Santa Apolonia
Museu da Agua
Poco do Bispo
Museu du Azuleju
Ocenario de Lisboa
C.C. Vasco da Gama
Torre Vasco da Gama
Gare do Oriente
Aeroporto da Portela
Entre Campos
Jardim Zoologico
Avenida Jose Malhoa
El Corte Ingles
Parque Eduardo VII
Avenida da Liberdade

Customer Reviews

Geaynor D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent way to see the whole city with the ease of jumping on and off buses.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


Barbara F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Good tour but only had time for half of it

Peter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour made even better by the fabulous weather.
Easy to use and really convenient.

Paul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Enjoyed the tour. Had the same problem with this tour as with EVERY tour with hop on hop off through Europe. It is not clear where to catch the bus. No maps that can be seen are printed on the internet and often if there is a location listed- it is so general as to not be able to be found. I would not buy tickets in advance for any of the tours. Look up the tours locally and buy the ticket on the bus. There are several companies and you should go with the first one you find, not do a scavenger hunt for a bus in a strange city.

Katy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent way to see the city.

Elaine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was amazing, taking in all aspects of Lisbon. The price was very reasonable too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The best way to visit a city. Wonderful experience!

Etta A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great way to see Lisbon without having to walk the hills. The city has some sites that can't be reached by walking, so this is the best way to see them. Validate the 48 hour pass early in the morning to get maximum use.

Derek K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Took the Hop-on/Hop-off tour bus for 2 days. The best time to use these buses is first thing in the morning, since it's not as busy and things are alittle less hectic. The afternoon brings in a lot more people and crowds, the buses are more packed. Your paper voucher is all that's needed for the driver. In Lisbon vs. Madrid for instance, the driver is the only employee on the bus no other attendant. So you give your voucher to the bus driver at any bus stop you decide to hop-on. The main thing on the voucher is the BR booking reference code that he inputs into his handheld ticket device that will authorize/confirm the BR code with HQ. You then get a paper ticket printout as your ticket for the 2 days. The driver does not call out the upcoming bus stops, so you need to pay attention to where you are and the map that they give you also listen to the audio tour which helps you to identify locations on the map and where you are, so you know when to hop-off. Pretty simple. The bus routes do overlap, mainly at the Marques de Pombal Square and the train station to Cascais etc among others. The bus does stop for awhile at these two main stops to pickup/dropoff passengers and wait for people too. The Red route is the more popular and frequent route with more people and stops. The Blue route is less frequent, but does take you up the coast to where the Lisbon World Fair was held years ago. Great area to visit, alittle more modern looking area. Lisbon is really charming European architecture, with funiculars and street cars. Pretty cool. The buses give you a great overview of the city and you can decide where to spend most of your time. Highly recommend, great service. Would use again.

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