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Tramcar Hills Tour, Lisbon

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy exploring Portugal’s capital Lisbon riding on old-style tramcars
  • Travel across the city effortlessly with the trams while learning about all the major attractions through the audio-guides
  • Visit famous attractions like the Castle of São Jorge, Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa, and more!
  • Spend some time admiring the simple lives of the natives while you travel across the city
  • 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


    Discover the beauty of Lisbon while travelling in the good old tram and rattle around some of the most interesting parts of the city with an informative audio-guide.

    See the major landmarks such as the imposing Castle of São Jorge, once a Moorish royal residence, and Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa, Lisbon’s cathedral. Travel across the city using trams and funiculars for free!

    Lisbon promises to leave you spellbound with its many faces of rich diversity. Marvel the contrast between the old-fashioned village atmospheres 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!


    Kick start your tour from the Praça do Comércioyou’re your Lisbon Tramcar Hills Tour. Lisbon’s trams are famous and a great way to get around this beautiful hilly city. Listen to the on board audio-guide available in 12 languages that will inform you about all the 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 your way, you’ll be passing the great Castle of São Jorge. This is a Moorish royal residence until the king of Portugal captured it in 1147. Some parts of the structure date back to the 6th century! 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.

    Take your time and observe life taking shape while you travel across the city. Watch 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, yet another ancient quarter of the city with more beautiful street pattern. It is said that the Moors withdrew into this district after the Portuguese conquered Lisbon.

    Experience the contrast, as you travel through sophisticated Chiado, an elegant and charming neighborhood with theaters, bookshops, cafes, and expensive shops. Your city 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

    Hop on and off on any stop along the route, while your ticket is valid

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    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, United Kingdom, 30/Sep/2015
    • 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, United Kingdom, 31/May/2014
    • Great tour of the hills in Lisbon

      We had a great time on the Tram tour. We found where to catch the tour easily. Short walk from Rossio Station as we came by train from Sintra. Loved the hills and the tour....

      Kay Olsen, New Zealand, 16/Jul/2017
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