Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle) Tours

Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle)
The ocher-colored, imposing St George’s Castle is an iconic landmark standing high in Alfama with views over Lisbon and the Tagus waterfront from its turreted, fortified walls. With only a few Moorish wall fragments dating from the sixth century still remaining, the castle we see now was redeveloped over the centuries following King Afonso Henriques’ re-conquest of Lisbon in 1147.

There’s enough to see at the castle to keep everyone happy for several hours. Walks around the ramparts provide far-reaching views of the city below. As much of the medieval castle was given over to housing troops and resisting siege, the fortified ramparts were dotted with defense towers. Now only 11 of the original 18 are still standing and most interesting among these is the Torre de Ulísses (Tower of Ulysses) as it contains a gigantic periscope offering visitors a 360° view of Lisbon. 

The castle complex also harbors the partly excavated site of the original Moorish hilltop settlement and the gently crumbling, photogenic remains of the Royal Palace of the Alcácova – it was here that the royal family sought refuge in time of war. Today the Alcácova contains a small museum of archaeological artifacts found during the excavations as well as family-friendly café and the Casa do Leão, one of Lisbon’s top restaurants. The forested gardens surrounding the castle are planted with pine, cork, olive and oak trees, providing a serene respite from the clamor of the city below.

Practical Info

Tram 28 passes close to the castle and bus No 737 from Praça Figueira stops at the gate. Open Nov 1-Feb 28 9am-6pm; Mar 1-Oct 31 9am-9pm. The Periscope and Tower of Ulysses are sometimes closed due to weather conditions. Admission €7.50, students and over 65 €4, family €16; free with the Lisbon Card.
Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Hours: Nov-Feb 9am-6pm; Mar-Oct 9am-9pm
Admission: Adult €7.50, Student/Senior €4, Family €16
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Ticket to Castelo de São Jorge - Skip the Line Access

Save yourself hours of waiting in line with a skip-the-line admission ticket to Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George’s Castle), one of Lisbon’s must-see historic attractions. Booking your admission ticket in advance means that you’ll avoid waiting to purchase your entrance pass and enjoy panoramic views of Lisbon from the castle’s hilltop position without wasting time.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Segway with Food Tastings

Embark on a thrilling Segway tour featuring Lisbon’s main points of interests and delicious Portuguese food. With the assistance of your local guide, glide through Lisbon’s scenic streets as you take in sights such as the iconic Sé de Lisboa Cathedral, the St Anthony of Padua Church in the charming Alfama neighborhood and the medieval Castelo de São Jorge. This tour goes beyond just sightseeing, as you’ll have the opportunity to taste authentic cuisine like Portuguese pastries and ice cream, and visit shops run by locals. This is a small-group tour limited to eight people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon

Experience Portugal’s most beautiful attractions on this half-day guided tour of Sintra, Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) and Cascais from Lisbon. Near Sintra you must experience one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders, the spectacular Pena Palace standing atop a hillside. With a guide discover fascinating stories about this palace and Portuguese history in general. You will also visit the lovely beach town of Cascais and admire picturesque views in Cabo da Roca, the westernmost extent of continental Europe.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group Medieval Lisbon Tour by Segway

Enjoy medieval attractions in Lisbon during a 1-hour small-group guided Segway tour. Swiftly traverse Lisbon’s hilly streets and narrow corridors aboard an intuitive Segway. See more than on foot as you zip through the famous district of Alfama and learn about its Moorish influenced history. Visit Lisbon’s oldest church, Sé de Lisboa, Castle of Sao Jorge and other popular landmarks. This tour includes a refreshing beer which you can enjoy in a pub’s medieval atmosphere. This tour is limited to 15 people to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Lisbon Secret Food Tour - Portuguese Tapas and Port Wine

Prepare to pleasure your palate with Portugal’s finest food on this 3-hour tapas and wine tour of Lisbon. Alongside a gastronome guide, you’ll stop at six carefully selected eateries to sample local specialties such as cured meat, sardines, ‘pastel de nata’ (Portuguese custard tart), and wine from Porto. Explore the colorful Mouraria district, a medieval neighborhood famed for its cosmopolitan culture, and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 food lovers.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

See Portugal's natural and architectural wonders on a small-group, guided tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. On this journey, experience the rich vegetation of Sintra Natural Park, the hidden trails and caves at Pena Park and the bluffs of Roca Cape. Tour the immaculate Pena National Palace and then drive along the Atlantic Coast to Cascais for a leisurely walk through town to its scenic beaches.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

Discover the wonders outside of Lisbon on this full-day guided small-group tour of Sintra and Cascais. Spend the day explore central Portugal’s magnificent coast and charming village. First, explore the quaint streets of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and known for the captivating Pena Palace. Head to the coast with your guide, where you can soak up the sun with locals in the famous beach town of Cascais. If you’re looking for an excuse to escape the city, this is it.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Lisbon Hills Electric Bike Tour

Discover the myth of Lisbon’s hills during this electric bike tour leaving from central Lisbon. Bike tours in Portugal’s hilly capital can be exhausting, but aboard an electric bike you will have no problem cycling to Lisbon’s best vantage points and monuments. Experience the culture and history of the charming Chiado, Alfama and Bairro Alto districts. Enjoy popular landmarks like Sé de Lisboa Cathedral. You will easily scale hills for panoramic views from the National Pantheon, São Vicente Monastery and historic St George Castle. With an electric bike the hills are not the limit!
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and River Cruise

Explore Lisbon at your own pace with a two-day pass for a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, and a hop-on, hop-off Tagus River cruise that links up some of the city’s top destinations. Visit the Parque das Nações, the historic Bélem area, and the landmarks along the Tagus River. With access to three bus loops, use of the city’s trams and funicular, and included tickets for the Aerobus to the Lisbon Airport, all your Lisbon transport is taken care of, so you can focus on discovering the city.
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Lisbon Full Day Small-Group Tour: The Most Complete Lisbon City Tour

Get a comprehensive over view of Lisbon's important landmarks during this 8-hour sightseeing tour. Go back in time to medieval Lisbon with visits to St. George's Castle and Cathedral with your local guide. Continue to the age of discovery, stopping at the Monument of the Discoveries, Jerónimo's Monastery and the Belém Tower. Get spectacular views over the city from several lookout points. End your tour by getting to know Lisbon's modern face. All activities and round-trip transportation from Lisbon accommodations are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: Lisbon Sunset Walking Tour with Fado Show and Dinner

Romance and culture run deep during this private guided sunset walking tour with Fado show and dinner in Lisbon. As the golden sun begins to dwindle, wind along old cobblestone streets of Alfama and relish the multicultural ambiance of the Mouraria district. This private tour is highlighted by a vintage tram ride, a taste of classic sour cherry ‘ginjinha’ liqueur, and will enlighten you to the roots of Fado in Alfama. Plus, capture stunning sunset views from two different vantage points. Then, cap off a perfect evening at a classic Fado restaurant where your will savor a 3-course Portuguese feast and watch a rousing performance of melancholic Fado.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram

See Lisbon’s top attractions on a hop-on hop-off combo tour, including four routes. Admire 360-degree views on a double decker bus ride to Rossio Square and the Square of the Fig Tree along the Olisipo and Tagus routes. On the Belem route (ticket valid between May and October), see the UNESCO-listed Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Travel along the Hills Tramcar (ticket valid between November and April) including stops in old Alfama district, Bairro Alto and Chiado neighborhoods and Estrela Park.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Excellent Small-Group Tour to Sintra, Pena Palace, Queluz Palace and Cascais

This comprehensive 8-hour tour from Lisbon gives you the chance to visit one of Europe’s most beautiful romantic palaces. Avoid the stress of making your own way to the evenly dispersed highlights of Sintra and Cascais by travelling around the province with ease. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace; visit Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point; and discover the charming fishing village of Cascais. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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3 Days Private Tour In Lisbon

Three Days Private Tour in Lisbon is perfect for you who want to visit the city and it surroundings without concerns, from your arrival into Lisbon to the departure.in this private tour you have the possibility to chose what to visit on the third day, Fatima or Evora, the choice is yours...
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Catamaran Sunset Sailing

Cruise along Lisbon’s Tagus River on board a luxurious Catamaran, at sunset while admiring the city sights! The 2-hour cruise includes sights of top Lisbon attractions and historical landmarks such as the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, all bathed in a soft sunset glow. Simply sit back and relax as the crew takes you to see the best views in town. Small-group tour with a maximum of 23 people ensures a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Tour to Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca, Regaleira and Cascais

We will see Monuments, Nature and Sea Small group tour with a maximum of 8 people and a tour guide who will show and explain everything about the tour. We will discover some of the most beautiful roads in Sintra where you can see Quinta da Regaleira.Let's visit Cascais, Sintra, Guincho Cabo da Roca and Pena Palace. Let's enjoy a different day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Lisbon Yellow Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Swap Lisbon’s streets for the cooling waters of the Tagus River and take the heat out of sightseeing on this hop-on hop-off cruise. With your 24-hour ticket, you can travel quickly and easily around the Portuguese capital, hopping on and off at must-see sights like UNESCO World Heritage–listed Belém Tower and Christ the King (Cristo Rei) monument. Alternatively, stay onboard for the full, 1-hour loop and listen to the audio commentary to learn more about the city.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Lisbon Private Tour

Explore all that Lisbon has to offer with a full-day comprehensive tour of the city. Learn about the history of the city from your own private guide and customize the itinerary to your interests. Visit key landmarks such as Lisbon Cathedral, the historic neighborhoods of Alfama and Baixa, the beautiful Belem area, and even sample of the city’s famous egg tarts.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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VAN PRIVATE TOUR Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Get more out of your time in Portugal by swapping Lisbon for a day trip to the beautiful sites of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. You’ll save hours researching highlights and planning transport, by having a full itinerary organized for you, and round-trip transportation included. Travel between dispersed sites in a private van with commentary along the way. Highlights including Pena Palace, Roca Cape cliffs, and walking along the picturesque bay in Cascais.
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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Private Tour: Lisbon by Heart

See the heart of old Lisbon during a three-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Explore the Alfama and Graça neighborhoods, learning about the history of the city as you pass important sites like São Jorge Castle and the National Pantheon, which is located in the 17th-century Church of Santa Engrácia. You’ll also check out Santa Luzia Church and take in sweeping views of the Tagus River from the Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour that suits your schedule.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Lisbon Walking Tour with Tram 28

Receive undivided attention on this private 4-hour walking and tram tour of Lisbon, an ideal way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Starting at Commerce Square (Praca da Commercio), you’ll tick off Lisbon highlights such as São Jorge Castle (St George’s Castle) and Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa). Plus, you’ll ride the legendary Tram 28, which trundles through the neighborhoods of Bairro Alto, Alfama, and Baixa.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cascais Line

Discover the best of Portugal’s capital on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Lisbon. Choose from four different routes, all offering opportunities to see the city’s monuments and explore its charming neighborhoods. An option line to Cascais allows you to explore the magic of that town as well. Tickets can be purchased for 24- or 48- hours.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Tour: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Day Trip from Lisbon

Discover Portugal’s unspoiled Atlantic coastline on this private day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. See hilltop Pena National Palace, Guincho Beach and Sintra’s medieval village; snap photos from Cabo da Roca cliffs and outside opulent palaces; and explore Cascais, a pretty fishing village come resort town.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Discover the beauty of Sintra and Cascais on this comprehensive private day tour. You’ll avoid the crowds on public transport by having round-trip private transport from Lisbon included. Make the most of your time in Portugal by traveling quickly and easily between dispersed sites in a private vehicle. Highlights of the day include Boca do Inferno, Guincho beach, Cabo da Roca, Pena Palace, and National Palace of Queluz.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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