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Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Tour

Lisbon is calling! The historic attractions, exploring the hills and along the coastline. What better way to see it all than booking a Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off bus tour? Hop on, settle down on the open-top bus and you’re guaranteed to see the best places on this city tour. Head for Castelo de S. Jorge and the Fado Museum, where you’ll also get discounts on admission. It's a winner! And the beauty of these sightseeing tours is that you control what you want to see. Prefer to stay on board, then that’s fine, as you can always head back to the places you see on the route later. Perhaps your time in Lisbon is brief? Well, this is the perfect quick city tour as you'll be able to see everything in one day. Want to head up to The Belem tower, hop on the bus and it’ll take you there. That’s the beauty of a Hop on Hop off Lisbon - Bus Tour, you’ll get to really explore the Portuguese capital.
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Our tips for Hop On Hop Off

  • Plan your itinerary. It is best to plan your trip in advance by checking the route map and planning the attractions that you want to visit during a hop-on hop-off Lisbon tour. Book in advance to avoid any last-minute rush.
  • Stay hydrated. The temperatures can soar during the summer months in Lisbon. Therefore, take frequent water breaks and wear sunscreen to protect yourself.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility. The Lisbon sightseeing open-top bus tours offer the flexibility to hop on and hop off at the attractions of your choice so that you can explore accordingly and save time.

Good to know

Lisbon's hilly topography has earned it the nickname "City of Seven Hills," offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the Tagus River. The iconic yellow trams, known as "elétricos," have been a beloved mode of transportation in Lisbon since the 19th century, enjoyed by both locals and tourists.

Lisbon is renowned for its vibrant and ornate ceramic tiles known as "azulejos," which adorn numerous buildings, churches, and monuments throughout the city. The Ponte 25 de Abril, a suspension bridge in Lisbon, is often likened to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco due to its striking resemblance in appearance and design.

Lisbon boasts the world's oldest continuously operating elevator, the Santa Justa Lift, constructed in 1902, offers panoramic views of the city from its summit.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is a hop-on hop-off bus tour and how does it work?

    Lisbon bus tour offers you the convenience and flexibility to get off at the nearest designated stop. No tour guide, you set your own itinerary. You’ll find all the stops are located strategically at all the major attractions, making your touring as hassle-free as possible. And then, when you’re ready to continue, return to a designated bus stop, show your pass, and hop back on the bus and onwards towards your next attraction. So, go ahead and make a whole loop of the route once you have your tour ticket, get familiar with the city and pick out your favorite places to visit and then return to them during your stay.

  • Q: What is the best time to book a Lisbon hop-on hop-off tour?

    Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate with peak tourist season from April to October. If you want to do sightseeing in comfortable temperatures along with fewer crowds, then April to May will be your best bet. For a more affordable trip, you can plan a visit during the shoulder season in the months of June to August.

  • Q: How many days are enough to explore Lisbon?

    The recommended duration to fully explore Lisbon depends on your interests, travel pace, and level of exploration desired. However, a general estimate would be to spend at least 3-4 days in Lisbon to experience the city's highlights, including its history, culture, and attractions. During this time, you can explore historic districts like Alfama, Baixa, and Chiado, visit landmarks such as Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, enjoy panoramic views from São Jorge Castle, take a ride on the iconic yellow trams, savor the local cuisine, and experience the vibrant nightlife. Additionally, you can also consider venturing beyond the city to explore nearby attractions such as Sintra, Cascais, and the beautiful beaches along the Lisbon coastline.

  • Q: Do Lisbon bus tours offer free Wi-Fi onboard?

    Most of the Lisbon bus tours include free Wi-Fi on board, but make sure to check with the individual operator.

  • Q: Do Lisbon bus tours run throughout the year?

    Yes, Lisbon bus tours run throughout the year but make sure to book in advance during the high season.

  • Q: What is the duration of the Lisbon bus tour?

    Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration of between 1hr and 2hrs. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.

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