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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 39 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• Museum Tesouro Real• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado• Royal Treasure Museum / Museu do Tesouro Real 

Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

2. Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon on 2 double-decker bus tours and a historical tram tour. Dive into Lisbon's main squares, avenues and monuments with your audio guide. Get around easily with access to the city's public transportation and entrance to the Santa Justa urban lift.  Tour the city's more traditional neighborhoods such as Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela and Lapa onboard a historic vintage tram. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on the oldest means of transportation in Lisbon. Get to know some of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints and enjoy breathtaking views. Jerónimos Monastery, Belem tower and Padrão dos descobrimentos are some of the must-see sights. Hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish to on any of these tours. Tram Car Route:• Praça do Comércio• Graça • Alfama• Portas do Sol • Sé• Chiado• Bairro Alto• Estrela• Lapa Belém Lisbon Bus Route:1 Praça da Figueira2 Restauradores3 Marquês de Pombal4 Av. José Malhoa Sul5 Jardim Zoológico / Zoo6 Praça de Espanha / Gulbenkian7 El Corte Inglês8 Parque Eduardo VII9 Amoreiras Shopping10 Basílica da Estrela11 Torre de Belém12 Padrão dos Descobrimentos13 MAAT14 Docas (Terminal Cruzeiros / Cruise Terminal)15 Cais do Sodré16 Rua do Comércio17 Praça da Figueira Modern Lisbon Bus Route1 Praça da Figueira2 Rua do Comércio3 Yellow Boat Terminal4 Lisbon Cruise Terminal (suspended)5 Santa Apolónia6 Museu do Azulejo7 Oceanário8 Pavilhão de Portugal9 Vasco Gama Shopping/FIL10 Torre Vasco da Gama/Hotel Myriad11 Campo Pequeno12 Restauradores13 Praça da Figueira

Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

3. Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

Discover all areas of Lisbon with a combined bus, boat and tram ticket, and get access to the public transport system along the way. Explore the city’s monuments and museums in myriad neighborhoods on 2 different double-decker, audio-guided bus tours, a Yellow Boat tour, and a tour by historical tram. Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. Travel back to the “Age of Discoveries” in Belém and Ajuda, and meander around the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. Take a ride on Lisbon’s oldest mode of transport and climb aboard a tram to the Castelo São Jorge. Travel through historic areas such as Mouraria and Graça. Pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge and on to Belém aboard the Yellow Boat. See monuments such as the Torre de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos from a different perspective. Head back to Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of Lisbon, and hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish.

Lisbon: Historic Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

4. Lisbon: Historic Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Visit the heart of Lisbon with a Tuk-Tuk or Buggy guided by a guide. Your tour guides are experienced and know how to make you feel like Lisbon is your Home and let you fall in love with Lisbon. This tour will give you the privilege of access to almost every sight of this city, hard to compare with any other city in the world. Discover the wonderful viewpoints, the rooftops, museums, and typical and unique neighborhoods like “Alfama”. The things we will cover during the tour: 1.Se de Lisboa, 2.Miradouro da Santa Luiza, 3.Miradouro da Portas do sol, 4.Sao Vicente de Fora, 5.National Pantheon 6.Alfama, 7.Praca do Comerico, 8.Feira da Ladra (Flea Market), and lots more.

Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

5. Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

Experience Lisbon from different perspectives on a comprehensive city tour to more than 20 attractions. Journey to amazing viewpoints, such as Eduardo VII Park, São Pedro de Alcântara and the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. Hear fascinating stories from the city's history, and embrace its medieval side at São Jorge Castle, where the commanding hilltop location rewards with breathtaking views of the historic center. Discover Lisbon's oldest church at Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), and explore the more esoteric side of downtown. Learn how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755 by going to the vast square of Praça do Comércio. Ascend to the rooftop of the Rua Augusta Arch, and imagine what it was like to watch the Portuguese ships returning from their voyages of discovery around the globe Visit the great monuments that honor that "Age of Discoveries" including the chance to look inside Jerónimos Monastery. Go to the top of Belém Tower, and contemplate Portugal's maritime history at the Monument to the Discoveries, sculpted in the form of a ship's prow. Try a delicious Pastel de Belém (an egg custard tart made with flaky pastry). Then, explore Lisbon's more contemporary side at the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações), where you can hop on the cable car and soar over the Tagus River and the site of the 1998 Expo.. 

Lisbon: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

6. Lisbon: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

The tour begins at Praça do Comércio and heads towards Alfama, walking through some of the city’s oldest and narrowest streets. Wander past local bars and restaurants, and feel the vibrant culture of Lisbon all around you as you stop at the Casa dos Bicos, Sé Cathedral, and Igreja de Santo Antonio. Continue to the Portas do Sol viewpoint and admire the stunning vista while soaking up the glorious Lisbon sunshine. Visit São Jorge Castle next and listen to your guide share stories, tales, and anecdotes about Lisbon. After the castle, walk down to the Baixa district to explore Augusta Street, Rossio Square, São Domingos Church, and the Jewish Memorial. Later, stop at Casa do Alentejo, the Restauradores Square, and Rossio Station, before heading onto Carmo Square to see the National Guard Museum and the stunning Carmo Church. Nearing the end of the tour, visit the Santa Justa Elevator and the São Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint to marvel at the breathtaking landscape below. The final leg of the tour takes you towards Bairro Alto and the Bohemian district, finishing up at Praça Camões.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

7. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

See the sights of Lisbon that interest you most on a full-day private tour with an itinerary that’s designed just for you! There’s no need to rush around on this special tour, as you’ll have time to take in the top artistic and historical attractions of the city. Marvel at historical landmarks such as São Jorge Castle and Lisbon´s Cathedral. Travel from the Phoenician civilization, up to the Roman city of Olissippo. Visit Alfama, the city’s oldest sector, and see Moorish influences everywhere. Take a stroll off the typical tourist route, through the city’s traditional neighborhoods and get a real feeling of what Alfacinhas (Lisbon natives) do and where they go in their lovely city. During the day you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some of Portugal's traditional pastries. Although the tour is meant to cover a full day the duration can be shorter to suit your schedule.

Lisbon: Rua Augusta Arch Admission Ticket

8. Lisbon: Rua Augusta Arch Admission Ticket

When you visit the Rua Augusta Arch you’ll have access to a vantage point with a 360-degree view of Lisbon and the surrounding area. The Terreiro do Paço, the Pombaline downtown area, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. Jorge, and the Tejo River Tejo are some of the iconic landmarks that you can see from the top of the building with your admission ticket. On the upper part of the Arch, you’ll see sculptures by Célestin Anatole Calmels, including Glory crowning Genius and Valor. Lower down are sculptures by Vítor Bastos, representing the historical figures of Viriatus, Vasco da Gama, the Marquis of Pombal, and Nuno Álvares Pereira.  Inside the Arch, in the Clock Room, you’ll learn about the history of this triumphal Arch, from the time when construction first started, after the 1755 earthquake, to its completion in 1875.

Lisbon: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

9. Lisbon: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Lisbon at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Praça do Comércio, Bairro Alto, Church of São Roque and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Lisbon: Downtown Walking Tour

10. Lisbon: Downtown Walking Tour

Among our intriguing stops are Bertrand Bookstore, namely the oldest bookstore in the world, and Cafe of the Brazilian Lady, one of the city's oldest and most highly reputed cafes. Giving our feet a break, we then board the 19th-century Bica and Gloria Elevators to reach the Bairro Alto neighbourhood. Here, we will find Lisbon's most esteemed cultural spaces, from the National Theatre to the Trinity Theatre. Of course, there are many more scenic vistas to see along our path. Lisbon is such a multifaceted city that there's always something more to be explored. So, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover delightful walking tours around more of Lisbon's neighbourhoods during the day and at night. Downtown walking tour includes: Bairro Alto Bica Elevator Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara Gloria Elevator Carmo Ruins City Hall Caido Rossio Square National theatre D. Maria II Augusta Street

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What people are saying about Rua Augusta Arch

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 6,772 reviews

It was easy to get the cards at the airport - at the information station. The cards are simple to use. Note at Belem Tower do not wait in the line to pay but the left line up (there wasn’t one) to validate your card. Great discounts at other places.

The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, I would highly recommend this activity for a view of Lisbon that you probably wouldn't see by any other method of transport. *****

Joao was amazing. He spent extra time with us and answers all the questions we had about Lisbon. He was extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic guide! I would highly recommend Joao!

Perfect solution for getting around the city on public Transport. Has some very good free entries and everywhere we showed it we got a discount of 10 to 50%.

Alberto was extremely informative and helpful. He catered the ride to our interests and took the time to share interesting facts along the way.