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Experience the compelling spectrum of Lisbon’s best sites during a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour, with tickets valid for 48-hours. See Lisbon’s many attractions from three distinct routes. Aboard a typical hop-on hop-off double decker bus, venture along the Olisipo and Tagus routes to famous squares like Rossio Square and Square of the Fig Tree located in the charming Baixa neighborhood. The third route will take you to see the main sights of Belém. Plus, the tour includes entrance to the Santa Justa lift, discount books full of great deals and free select public buses and the city’s funicular rides.


  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Lisbon with three routes
  • Explore Lisbon at your own pace and hop off the buses at any stop you wish
  • Visit Lisbon's top attractions including Rossio Square, Santa Justa Lift and Belém Tower
  • Make use of a ticket that’s valid for 48 hours from time of first use
  • Enjoy access to Santa Justa Lift, the Lisbon funiculars and select public buses

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What You Can Expect

Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-hour Ticket

See Lisbon's main sights like the S� de Lisboa Cathedral

After selecting a convenient starting location, begin packing in the sights with your ticket to Lisbon’s hop-on hop-off bus ride, valid for 48-hours. Then, enjoy the first of three different tour loops aboard a double decker bus or Lisbon’s vintage tram. With ample time, visit this hilly capital’s elegant squares, see its romanesque and Moorish influenced architecture, and explore the alleyways of its old neighborhoods. Easily get around with additional free rides on Lisbon’s funiculars and select public buses. Cap off your 48-hour tour with a free ticket aboard Carmo lift where you can capture stellar panoramic views of Lisbon.

Tagus Tour:
As you cruise along the Tagus River, the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula, stop at Lisbon’s best squares. First head to Square of the Fig Tree (Praça da Figueira) and see the famous monument to King Peter the IV. Then visit Marquess of Pombal Square (Praça do Marquês de Pombal) and Restauradores Square (Praça dos Restauradores) surrounded with buildings boasting beautiful art deco façades. Continue on to the Belém area where many Portuguese explorers embarked on their journeys of discovery.

Olisipo Tour:
Hop-on your double-decker bus and head to Lisbon’s fascinating museums. First, hop-off at the Oceanarium, the largest indoor aquarium in Europe with 16,000 individuals and 450 species (admission not included). Next, stop at Casa dos Bicos, one of few buildings to survive the disastrous 1755 Lisbon earthquake that destroyed most of the city. Move on to the Azulejo Museum and see a collection of decorative ceramic tiles and learn the history of their use in Lisbon from the 15th century to modern day.

Belém Tour
Get on a minibus to admire the must-see monuments and cultural icons in Belém are cultural icons. Because of the unique combination of historical and cultural monuments located here, such as the Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Cultural Centre, Tower of Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Palace of Ajuda and the Carriage Museum, and their sheer number, the best way to visit all of them is on the Belém Tour!


Stops on the Tagus Tour by open-top bus:
  • Praça da Figueira
  • Rossio (currently suspended until further notice)
  • Restauradores
  • Avenida da Liberdade
  • Marquês de Pombal
  • Avenida José Malhoa Sul
  • Avenida José Malhoa Norte
  • Praça de Espanha
  • El Corte Inglés
  • Parque Eduardo VII
  • Amoreiras
  • Basílica da Estrela
  • Museu dos Coches
  • Jerónimos
  • Torre de Belém
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Museu do Oriente
  • Docas
  • Museu de Arte Antiga
  • Cais do Sodré
  • Rua do Comércio
  • Praça da Figueira
Stops on the Olisipo Tour by open-top bus:
  • Praça da Figueira
  • Rua do Comércio
  • Casa dos Bicos
  • Estação de Santa Apolónia
  • Museu do Azulejo
  • Oceanário
  • Pavilhão de Portugal
  • C.C. Vasco da Gama *
  • FIL - International Fair of Lisbon
  • Gare do Oriente
  • Igreja de S. J. de Brito
  • Museu da Cidade / Esádio de Alvalade XXI
  • Cidade Universitária*
  • Entrecampos
  • Campo Pequeno
  • Saldanha *
  • Marquês de Pombal
  • Rato *
  • Casa - Museu Amália Rodrigues
  • Assembleia da República *
  • Cais do Sodré
  • Praça da Figueira
*point of interest only

Stops on the Belém Tour by panoramic minibus:
  • Jerónimos
  • Museu da Marinha
  • Torre de Belém
  • Padrão dos descobrimentos
  • Museu da eletricidade
  • Museu da etnologia
  • Jardim Botânico da Ajuda
  • Palácio da Ajuda
  • Jardim Botânico da Ajuda
  • Museu dos Coches

Customer Reviews

Maria E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I love Lisbon! The Hop-On Hop-Off bus allowed us to visit the top tourist attractions in Lisbon. We did not need to walk to the tourist attractions since the bus dropped us off at the venues. Lisbon is a very interesting city with both modern and old parts of the city.

Greer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent way to get around in limited time.

Vicki R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent value, super convenient, easy to find locations, used it a lot!

I.Samy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Öne ımportant suggestıon: ıt ıs not clear where to exchange the vouchers for the Real tıckets. Otherwıse an excellent value.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great way to see the service and the price is great for what you get.

Sascha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Super Touren mit dem yellow-Bus... Und viele Extras inklusive


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

DId all 3 tours - and additional yellow trams and buses using the pass. Excellent value for money.

Robert M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

very central location at plaza figuera. also handy for the tram up to the castle which you can get at the other side of the square. didn't have to wait any length of time for the buses. great way to see the majority of the city.

silvia g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This is the best way to see hilly, spread-out Lisbon! Having the 48-hour ticket also allowed us to take the famous Tram 28 from the beautiful (a la Buenos Aires) cemetery, which was a highlight. It was definitely a plus to have tickets beforehand so we could just hop on once we found the nearest stop with the help of our hotel concierge.

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