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Tramcar Hills Tour of Lisbon

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the old-style charm of tram travel
  • Best way to climb up Lisbon’s hills
  • See historical Lisbon and the folk who live there
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Ticket validity: 24h after the validation

    Start time

    Trams run at the following time:
    01 Jun – 30 Sept: 09:30am to 7:00pm, departures every 25 minutes
    01 Oct – 31 May: 09:30am to 5:30pm, departures every 30 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Take an old-style tram and rattle around some of the most interesting parts of Lisbon with an informative audio-guide.

    See major landmarks such as the imposing Castle of São Jorge, once a Moorish royal residence, and Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa, Lisbon’s cathedral. Explore the city by city trams and funiculars for free (during the ticket validity).

    Marvel at the many faces of this richly diverse city. Contrast the old-fashioned village atmosphere of medieval Alfama with the sophistication of upmarket Chiada. Compare the tangled maze of streets and buildings of Mouraria with the grandeur and opulence of Laba.

    There are not many places in Europe where you can still ride a tramcar. Going by tram is not only a wonderful way to see Lisbon, it is also a lot of fun!


    Make your way to Praça do Comércio for the Lisbon Tramcar Hills Tour, where you will board your tramcar. Lisbon’s trams are famous and a great way to get around this beautiful hilly city. An audio- guide (available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Portuguese in Brasil, Russian, Spanish, Swedish) will inform you about places of interest on the way.

    Your tram will take approximately one-and-a half hours to travel through the historic districts of Lisbon. On the way you will pass the great Castle of São Jorge. Parts of the structure date back to the 6th century and it was a Moorish royal residence until the king of Portugal captured it in 1147.

    You will also pass Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa, the cathedral of Lisbon and the oldest church in the city. Construction began in 1147 and the building has undergone many changes over the years. It is now a mix of several architectural styles.

    As you rattle along, you can see the city’s inhabitants chatting in doorways or going about their daily business. You will enjoy the cozy village atmosphere of medieval Alfama with its maze of alleys, white-washed houses, lines of washing and balconies with potted plants.

    You will also pass through Mouraria, another ancient quarter of the city with the same labyrinthine street pattern as Alfama. The Moors withdrew into this district after Lisbon was conquered by the Portuguese.

    Experience the contrast, as you travel through sophisticated Chiado, an elegant and charming neighborhood with theaters, bookshops, cafes, and expensive shops. And your tram ride also includes wealthy Lapa, the diplomatic quarter, with its grand embassy buildings and splendid mansions.

    At the end of your fascinating tram ride you will be dropped back at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in an old-style tram
    • Audio guide in 12 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Portuguese in Brasil, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
    • Aerobus - Airport City Center Connection - free access to service during ticket validity (schedule mentioned in please note section)
    • Free access to Carris Lisbon Public Transports trams during ticket validity
    • Free access to National Monuments: Santa Just Lift and Lisbon Funiculars during ticket validity
    • Yellow Bus Discount Book (Discounts on tickets to monuments, museums and leisure activities)
    • 10% discount when purchasing other Yellow Bus ticket (every tour in every city)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fees to museums or monuments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please present your voucher at the departure point at Praça da Figueira, where it will be exchanged for your ticket.

    To download the Aerobus schedule, click here

    Ticket is valid for 24 hours after the validation.

    Hop ON Hop OFF: hop on and off on any stop along the route, while your ticket is valid

    Present your paper voucher at the sale point at Praça do Comércio (Yellow Bus kiosk - from 9am to 6pm) or directly to the bus driver at any stop along the tour to be exchanged for a ticket

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • tramcar hills lisbon

      very good tour...

      roger b pincombe
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      Red Tram Car is a Good Alternatif to the Hop On Hop Off Tour, you see the best of the city with an authentic bus also you are able to visit places that you cannot normally do...

      Hatice Pinar Gunenc
    • Unique way of seeing Lisbon!

      Superb way of seeing the historic parts of Lisbon, which you dont see on the other city trips. Well worth it....

      Stuart Macmillan
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