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Lisbon Oceanarium Entrance Ticket

1. 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!

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Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

2. Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

Discover Lisbon from a boat as you set sail on the Tagus river. See the most famous landmarks of the city and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. Board your sailboat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina. Sail down the Tagus river and pass by the Monument of Discoveries underneath the 25 de Abril Bridge. Continue onto the river Tejo and admire Lisbon's many different architectural styles. On the journey back to the marina you’ll pass by the Christ the King statue on the south bank, as well as the Belem Tower monument. If you’ve selected the sunset option you’ll have the chance to witness the sunset over the Lisbon skyline – a romantic view perfect for couples. You can choose to help the crew sail the boat (no experience necessary), or simply relax on deck.

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Lisbon: Amphibious Sightseeing

3. Lisbon: Amphibious Sightseeing

Learn about the history and culture of Lisbon on a fun and thrilling amphibious adventure. Take a plunge into the Tagus River in your bus! Board your amphibious vehicle and spend 90 minutes exploring the heart of Portugal’s capital, by land and river, without leaving the comfort of your seat. Prepare to be entertained by lively guides, who will share myths, legends and curiosities during an entertaining show filled with positive energy and passenger interaction. It’s all about fun and laughter. Don’t expect a traditional sightseeing tour with a traditional guide, but rather a memorable experience! Your route will take through the historic center, giving you the chance to see some of the highlights of Lisbon, before plunging into the Tagus. From there you’ll take in amazing views of Lisbon and of many of the monuments in the Belém area that date back to the Age of the Discoveries. Tours operate daily, rain or shine, and are conducted in both Portuguese and English.

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Lisbon: Ferry Boat Sunset Cruise in the Tagus River

4. 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.

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Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus w/Optional Boat Tour

5. Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus w/Optional Boat Tour

History oozes from the romantic avenues, old Moorish quarters, Roman underpinnings, and Gothic monuments of Lisbon. This hop-on hop-off Belém Lisbon tour offers you the opportunity to view the area where most of Lisbon's monuments may be found. Offset by some of the boldest modern buildings by local and international architects, this cosmopolitan center will appeal to your senses and gourmet instincts, a palette of colors where the sun shines nearly all year round. The Belém Lisbon will take you to some of the most beautiful views in the city aboard an open-topped double-decker bus. Feel the breeze off the Tagus blowing through your hair as you travel along the leafy avenues from the old town center to historic Belem. As a bonus, when you book this tour you will gain free access to Carris Public Transport tramcars as well as discounts in select museums and monuments. Don’t miss the excellent museums, such as Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, the Tile Museum, and the Ancient Art Museum. You might choose to check out some of Lisbon’s marvelous shopping centers or listen to music in a trendy Bairro Alto bar. Experience Lisbon from the water by selecting river boat cruise option.

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Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

6. 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: Luz Stadium Tour and SL Benfica Museum Ticket

7. Lisbon: Luz Stadium Tour and SL Benfica Museum Ticket

Discover the Portuguese passion for football on a guided tour of Luz Stadium, home to the SL Benfica Football Club, one of the most popular football clubs in Lisbon and Portugal. Then, visit the accompanying museum, and retrace the footsteps of legendary players like Eusébio, Paulo Futre, and Mantorras. Start with a tour of the largest and most modern stadium in Portugal. Home to the 2014 final of the Champions League, Luz Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that opened in 2003. Walk through the field, visit the locker rooms and press room, and take a photo of yourself with the eagle mascot of Sport Lisboa and Benfica. Learn about soccer landmarks in the “History of Benfica” exhibition at the Museum Benfica Cosme Damião. Discover more about SL Benfica’s legendary player, Eusébio, and explore the modern, multimedia technology of the museum. Get an alternative history lesson of Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking world.

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Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

8. Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

Board a hop-on hop-off bus and head to the riverside to see the many boats and ships in the Port of Lisbon. Choose from 2 routes: 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. You can admire the newest area of the capital, the Nation's Park, built on the site of Expo ’98 complete with modern architecture, leisure areas, and restaurants. The route goes along the river, and you can visit Alfama and the Tile Museum on your journey. You can then visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the best aquariums in the world with more than 15,000 animals and over 450 different species of plants. The full route consists of Praça da Figueira, Restauradores, Mq. de Pombal, Picoas, Campo Pequeno, Oceanário, Pavilhão de Portugal, C.C. Vasco da Gama, Hotel Myriad, Museu do Azulejo, the Terminal de Cruzeiros, Campo das Cebolas and Rua do Comercio.

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

9. 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: Luxury Sailboat Cruise at Night

10. Lisbon: Luxury Sailboat Cruise at Night

See Lisbon light up at night while cruising down the river in a sailboat. This 2-hour tour departs from Doca do Bom Sucesso in Belém. Covering both banks of the Tagus River, you’ll pass by the main monuments and sights of Lisbon including Belém Tower, Monument of the Discoveries, Electricity Museum, MAAT, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and Sanctuary of Christ the King. Passing under the 25 de Abril Bridge, you can glimpse the hills of the city and its picturesque neighborhoods, such as Bairro Alto and Alfama, and the São Jorge Castle. Enjoy the scenery and free drinks while capturing breathtaking photos. At the end of the tour, you’ll return to the starting point. This is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience, whether you are solo, a couple, or with family or friends.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

A lovely and different expirience with a great guide, Diana and a smooth ride due to Hugo excellent driving and sailling skills. So, what are you waiting for? Go for it! It's fun, different and educative. All the best from us, the romanians

A great place to visit with kids. Amazing exhibits. Very family friendly. Don’t forget to catch a ride on the Skyline that starts right behind the aquarium.

It was super fun! It was my first time in a bus/boat, highly recommend :)

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

It was a nice and fun walk. My boyfriend and I enjoyed it.