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Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers 3 separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop-on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of on board audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Rua do Comercio Stop 4 – Mercado da Ribeira Stop 5 – Museu dos Coches Stop 6 – Palacio da Ajuda Stop 7 – Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Stop 8 – Torre de Belém Stop 9 – Padrão dos Descobrimentos Stop 10 – MAAT Stop 11 – Docas Stop 12 – Estrela Stop 13 – Amoreiras Stop 14 – El Corte Inglés Stop 15 – Top of Park Eduard VII Stop 16 – Marquês of Pombal square Oriente Line (Blue Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 - Rua do Comercio Stop 4 - Casa dos Bicos Stop 5 - Cais Sul e Sueste Stop 6 - Terminal de Cruzeiros Stop 7 - Estação de Stª Apolonia Stop 8 - Museu do Azulejo Stop 9 - Oceanário Stop 10 - Casino Lisboa Stop 11 - C. C. Vasco da Gama Stop 12 - Torre Vasco da Gama Stop 13 - Gare do Oriente Stop 14 - Torre do Tombo Stop 15 - Zoo Stop 16 - Mesquita Stop 17 - El Corte Inglês Stop 18 - Alto do Parque Ed. VII Stop 19 - Marquês de Pombal Castle Line (Green Line): Stop 1 - Praça Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues Stop 3 - Miradouro S. Pedro De Alcântara Stop 4 - Cais do Sodré Stop 5 - Rua do Comércio Stop 6 – South and Southest Pier Stop 7 - Museu do Fado Stop 8 - Martim Moniz Stop 09 - Portas do Sol [Castelo S. Jorge] Stop 10 - Restauradores Stop 11 - Parque Euduarco VII

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Lisbon: 2-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Lisbon: 2-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of a hop-on and hop-off bus tour of Lisbon with a combined ticket that gives you access to 2 different routes! Jump on and off the open-top double decker bus at leisure, and see the sights that you want to see. Marvel at the main squares and monuments close to the Tagus River. Then, discover the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Lisbon. Belém Lisbon takes in many of Lisbon’s most famous sights, such as the magnificent Praça de D. Pedro IV (Rossio Square). Drive down the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to the Praça do Marquês de Pombal. Get a taste of the Belém area, site of the monuments to Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries.” Discover a more modern side to Lisbon on the Modern Lisbon. Here, you can jump off at the Oceanarium to see more than 16,000 birds, mammals and marine life (admission not included). Pass the grand Casa dos Bicos, with its façade of diamond-shaped stones. Learn all about Portugal’s famous tiles at the Azulejo Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo), or explore the history of fado at the Fado Museum.

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Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

3. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro • Miradouro de Santa Catarina • Elevador da Bica • Convento do Carmo • Estação do Rossio • Elevador de Santa Justa • Igreja de Santo António • Sé de Lisboa • Miradouro de Santa Luzia • Castelo de São Jorge • Teatro Romano • Miradouro Portas do Sol • Miradouro da Graça • Igreja da Graça • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte • Igreja de São Vicente de Fora • Feira da Ladra • Panteão Nacional • Alfama • Casa dos Bicos • Praça do Comércio 

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Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

4. Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour

Discover Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood on a half-day tour of Alfama, following the path of the city walls and Moorish castle of São Jorge. Meet at the historic Casa dos Bicos (“House of the Spikes”), built around 1523 and a rare survivor of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. See evidence of the old Roman salting tanks at the Cetária. Travel back to Roman times, when Lisbon was known as “Olisipo,” and learn how the Romans discovered the thermal waters of Alfama before the Muslims gave them the name “Al-Hamma.” Wander a labyrinth of alleys and interior patios to discover secret stairways and hidden squares that lead to what used to be Lisbon's Jewish Quarter. Learn about the birth of fado music, and experience one of the city's oldest customs as you pass through Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. Next, go to Lisbon Cathedral, built in the 12th century and modified in a mix of architectural styles. Enjoy panoramic views from the Portas do Sol belvedere. Along the way, learn about the origins of the city and experience the daily lives of its residents. Your guide will also advise you on the best places to visit for the rest of your stay.

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Lisbon: 3-Hour Walking Tour of the Medieval City Center

5. Lisbon: 3-Hour Walking Tour of the Medieval City Center

Discover medieval Lisbon on this guided walking tour with a visit to the beautiful cathedral. You will either be picked up at your hotel or met by your tour guide at Rossio Square. Together you will climb up the hill São Jorge and leave the modern part of the city behind you. See old churches, narrow streets, small squares, and probably the oldest house in the city, known as Beco da Achada. Enjoy the view from Castelo de São Jorge and the viewpoint of Santa Luzia. Explore Alfama, the oldest district of the city, as well as the Medina, a labyrinth of stairs, alleyways, and side streets. Discover the cathedral, which was built in 1147 and is the oldest church in Lisbon. Stroll down to the River Tagus, where you will have enough time to take photos of Casa dos Bicos.

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Lisbon Alfama 1.5-Hour Segway Tour: Birthplace of Fado

6. Lisbon Alfama 1.5-Hour Segway Tour: Birthplace of Fado

Explore the historic Alfama district of Lisbon in comfort on a light, 1.5-hour guided Segway tour, and discover the birthplace of fado music. The guided tour includes a knowledgeable guide to tell you stories about the places you will pass. Discover sights not seen on the usual tourist circuit, including local favorite cafés in one of the city’s oldest areas. The Alfama retains features from its medieval Moorish past, ready for you to discover on the narrow labyrinth of streets and arcades. Experience a vibrant community still in touch with Lisbon's old-way of life, following a path where poets loitered and fado songs filled the bars.

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Lisbon: Heritage & Historical Quarters Half-Day Private Tour

7. Lisbon: Heritage & Historical Quarters Half-Day Private Tour

The tour begins at 8:30 or 13:30, depending on your choice, 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 as it is never enough to visit all of the attractions, 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 stop will be at the Baixa (Downtown) area, Restauradores, and Rossio Squares and proceed to the Cathedral of Lisbon where a small stop for photos and, time permitting, a visit inside the church.  Next, visit the Castle, the inside of the Alfama Quarter and the bellevues of Portas do Sol and N. Sª do Monte, which offer some of the most beautiful views of the city. Go down to the Moorish quarter and proceed to the most important avenue of the city with it's Eduardo VII park at the top.  The 18th century Aqueduct is the next stop, before proceeding to the Chiado area where you can enjoy the opposite view of the castle before heading to the Belém area where the monuments of the discoveries are located. Jerónimos Monastery, the Tower of Belém, and the Discoveries Monument are the most emblematic monuments of the Portuguese discovery era. You'll have some free time to visit one or more of these monuments.  After Belém, return along the river to the Terreiro do Paço square, 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, before heading back to the hotel. Return to the hotel by 13:00 or 18:00, according to your choice of departure.

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Lisbon: Electric Car Moorish Tour with GPS Audio Guide

8. Lisbon: Electric Car Moorish Tour with GPS Audio Guide

Climb aboard a battery powered 2-seat Renault Twizy and explore the historic streets of Lisbon by GPS audio guide. This rental provides plenty of time to uncover the secrets of the Portuguese capital, exploring important neighborhoods, with stunning panoramic views along the way. Each Twizy is equipped with an automatic gearbox for ease of use, and is completely silent as it drives. The GPS audio guide will help you find your way with ease, providing a fascinating context to the sites you will see en route. Learn about the historic Igreja de Santo António in Castelo. Marvel at the ornate façade of the Cathedral Sé, and go to the Portas do Sol (Gates to the Sun) in the Alfama district for stunning city views. Continue to the Miradouro da Graça for more panoramic views. Then, pass the monastery of São Vicene da For and the 17th-century Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon) in the Church of Santa Engrácia. Cruise the historic streets of Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood, and discover the Viewpoint of Senhora do Monte. Go to Mouraria Neighborhood, and marvel at the Manueline façade of the Casa dos Bicos. Head into the elegant Lisbon Baixa and find tree-lined boulevards full of cafés and shops.

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Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Casa dos Bicos

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 1,757 reviews

It’s well utilized as I had Castle and Belem routes. The bus was well equipped and the staff were pleasant. Overall, it was a nice experience to roam around Lisbon while relaxing on the deck.

Very nice tour of the city of Lisbon with a very nice welcome. We took a 2 day tour. We stop when we want to visit and we take the bus. thank you for your welcome

Our guide was excellent. Very friendly and informative on the history and culture of the city. Highly recommended!

We saw all the sites we intended to see. With a nice and knowledgeable guide - Andrey

Amazing experience and easy way to see all of the beautiful sites!