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.
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.
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.
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!