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  • Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

    1. Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

    Discover Fatima, also known as the Altar of the World, on this private tour with a guide. Explore the places where the apparitions of the Angel of Peace took place and see other sacred locations in the town, too. After leaving Lisbon with your guide, head over to Loca do Cabeço where the first and third Apparitions of the Angel of Peace occurred. Then, drop by the Arneiro well, the location of the second apparition in 1916. Proceed to the house of San Francisco and Saint Jacinta and the house of Sister Lucia, both open for pilgrim visits. 1 kilometer from Aljustrel and 2 kilometers from the Sanctuary, you will find the Parish Church of Fatima, where the seers were baptized and integrated into the Christian community. Continue on to Cova de Iria, where the sanctuary's place of prayers and monuments are located. Then, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the exact location of the appari...

  • Evora and Monsaraz: Wine and Gastronomy Tour

    2. Evora and Monsaraz: Wine and Gastronomy Tour

    The city of Évora counts back thousands of years of history. You will be taken you to see the city highlights and hear its 1,001 stories. You will definitely appreciate the beauty of this magical city. The historical center will come as a complete surprise. Inhabited since immemorial times, it is still possible to appreciate Roman remains, surrounded by medieval buildings. After visiting the historical center, the cathedral and the Bones Chapel, you will head to Alentejo to a beautiful local winery for a wine tasting. Sample regional products such as fresh bread, cheese, cooked meats, and jam. After lunch, head to the village of Monsaraz village, a fortified settlement established in the Copper Age. Admire the influence of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in the architecture and traditions of this ancient village that has been inhabited by members of these three religions.

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

    3. 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 37 museums and historic buildings. 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...

    the life was much easier with Lisbon card, just buy it and every door will open in front of you ... :) you do not have to think about public transport, just get on anything moving and go ... or visit for free or get discount visiting different interesting places during your stay ...

  • Lisbon Oceanarium Entrance Ticket

    4. Lisbon Oceanarium Entrance Ticket

    Join the 17 million visitors from 140 countries that have visited Lisbon Oceanarium since it opened in 1998. Located on the grounds of the Expo 98 site, it is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Your entrance ticket allows you access to all permanent exhibitions. Celebrate life on earth through stunning displays of more than 8,000 creatures from 500 species, and learn about the complexity of the world’s oceans. Divided into 4 separate bodies of water - representing the North Atlantic, Antarctic, Temperate Pacific, and Tropical Indian Ocean - large acrylic panels cleverly divide each from a central aquarium to create the impression that all living creatures roam in one single mass of salt water!

    Very nice place, well devided to separate sections. Buy tickets online in advance, and you will avoid the Long queue

  • Sintra: Pena Palace and Park Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entrance

    5. Sintra: Pena Palace and Park Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entrance

    The palace is situated in the eastern part of the Park of Pena, which one has to pass through to reach the steep ramp built by the Baron of Eschwege that provides access to the castle-like building. The palace itself is composed of two wings: the former Manueline monastery of the Order of St. Jerome and the wing built in the 19th century by King Ferdinand II. These wings are ringed by a third architectural structure that is a fantastical version of an imaginary castle, whose walls one can walk around and which comprises battlements, watchtowers, an entrance tunnel and even a drawbridge. In 1838, King Ferdinand II acquired the former Hieronymite monastery of Our Lady of Pena, which was built by King Manuel I in 1511 on the top of the hill above Sintra and had been left unoccupied since 1834 when the religious orders were suppressed in Portugal. The monastery consisted of the cloister and...

    A very wonderful place that can get very busy for good reason. Buying the ticket beforehand allowed us to avoid the queue for tickets, which was quite long.

  • Lisbon: Jerónimos Monastery Entrance Ticket

    6. Lisbon: Jerónimos Monastery Entrance Ticket

    With this access, learn more about how King Manuel I commissioned the monastery in 1496 to honor the Infante for his devotion to Our Lady and faith in St. Jerome. Discover how the monastery of St. Mary of Belém was donated to the monks of the Order of St. Jerome. For this reason, it is commonly known as the Jerónimos Monastery. This national monument was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is located near the city of Lisbon, next to the Tagu River. In 1833, when the order was dissolved, the monastery was used as a school and orphanage until 1940. In the 19th century, the church became the monument for local heroes and poets such as Luís de Camões and Vasco da Gama. Come and discover what is not simply a notable work of architecture, but also an important part of Portuguese identity and culture.

    I thought I was paying for more areas of the monestary and tours. It was too expensive just for the small area of the monestary that was basically a court yard and some rooms. The church was free to everyone. I would suggest skip the small monestay next to the church and just go to the free church are.

  • Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    7. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais.

    Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Enjoy the freedom of choice on whether you want an included entry ticket and tour of the colorful Pena Palace, or whether you prefer to gain some extra free time instead.

    Arriving early at Sintra means greater chances of avoiding long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-...

    Excellent tour - Joao was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. We had such great weather to explore Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Highly recommend.

  • Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    8. 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...

    As of July 2021 there are 2 lines being operated, the (green) castle line, which takes you through the tight historic city center towards the castle of Sao Jorge in a smaller bus (around 40min to complete the round trip), and the open'top double decker (red) Belem line which takes you outward from Lisbon proper, to the municipality of Belem, showcasing the famous coastal defense tower and a momument to the age of discoveries (around and hour and 10 min to complete). In Belem, you can also visit St. Jeronimo's monastery, the tomb of Vasco da Gama and the Maritime Museum. The audio guide is very informative and easy to understand, with pleasant intermissions featuring the local Fado music. For an additional charge of 12 EUR per person we booked the boat tour between Lisbon center and Belem as well. When we took the tour, it was quite empty, sometimes we were the only people on the bus, no doubt because of the Covid measures in Portugal scaring off foreign tourists, which is a shame!

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

    9. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

    On this full-day tour you’ll discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the villa that’s surrounded by an amazing natural park, a castle, beautiful palaces and chalets. Take a walk along the medieval streets of Sintra an drive through the national park and see the rare fauna, the unique trees, the Moorish castle, Monserrate Palace and the chalets. Visit Pena Palace, one of the most impressive expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in architecture in the world and one of Portugal’s seven wonders. Say goodbye to Sintra with an optional visit to mystical Quinta da Regaleira, a palace surrounded by luxuriant gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions that hide obscure alchemist meanings, evoked by Freesmasons, Knights Templar and Rosicrucians. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Roca Cape. Travel along the coast and embrace the Atlantic, and s...

    Awesome trip to Sintra, with a lovely group, Sofia is amazing tour guide, highly recommended, don’t missed.

  • Lisbon: Ferry Boat Sunset Cruise in the Tagus River

    10. Lisbon: Ferry Boat Sunset Cruise in the Tagus River

    Embark on an unforgettable evening boat cruise along the Tagus river and experience the best views of Lisbon's sights in the Portuguese evening sun. Climb aboard a 2-hour pleasurable sunset cruise and enjoy your time on the water. Taste the delicious set of snacks and sip on some refreshing wine during the sunset tour. Enjoy a peaceful evening along the beautiful shoreline accompanied by pleasant music. Experience the barrier-free panorama vessel where you can sit under the open sky or cover up if you prefer. If required, the roof will be closed, or we will set up the on-demand sun awning so that you can still enjoy the nice breeze. Enjoy the magical views of the city as the modern vessel has a 360-degree window view. Experience the impressive panorama overview from every seat on the boat. Feel the soothing breeze and take in the stunning architecture of the floodlit city at sunset.

    Very enjoyable cruise, great views of the city at sunset and at night. Never got to Belem by land, so it was a great opportunity to see the Tower from the water. The complimentary wine and snacks were a nice touch. Perhaps the cruise could start a little earlier to be in a better spot for the sunset itself.

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What people are saying about Lisbon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18,406 reviews

The guide was very knowledgeable. He was giving us a lot of history and information. The Fado was amazing, both singers had such great voice and the music was also very good. The food was ok but you do not go there for the food rather the Fado experience. The only warning is check the address of the meeting point, it might not be accurate.

This is the first time I booked a group tour and I’m very much satisfied of how it turned out. We were a group of 8 and our tour guide named André was very informative. He never let us get bored during the tour and always got our atention. Highly recommended for future travelers.

The tour was great with great tourguide Mario who knows history and surroundings very well - actually no question w/o answers... places are amazing and scenic...

The palaces and countryside around Sintra are a must see if you are in Lisbon and this small group tour with guide is excellent.

Great experience, magical place. People are amazing and so helpful