HOP ON HOP OFF 4 LINES
Another name for the Belém Line could be the “Discoveries Line”. Comprising 18 stops, this line takes you to some of the most memorable spots in a city famed for its light and exalted by writers and fado singers.
The high point of the route is Belém, where the various monuments relating to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries tell tales of bygone kings and queens. Explorer Vasco da Gama’s ships set sail from the riverside beaches here on their voyage to discover the sea route to India, and the splendour of Portugal’s once great empire can be felt in the very air you breathe. The Monastery of Jerónimos, Torre de Belém (Belém Tower), Padrão dos Descobrimentos (the Monument to the Discoveries) and the National Coach Museum are absolutely not to be missed.
And for those with a sweet tooth, we suggest you sample some of the famous Pastéis de Belem, a typical sweet Lisbon pastry.
Major Sights/ Stops:
- Marquês de Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio Square, Comércio Square, Cais do Sodré, Coach National Museum, Archaeology National Museum, Naval Museum, Berardo Museum, Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Alcântara/Docks, Ancient Art National Museum, Oriente Museum, Basílica da Estrela, City Museum, Electricity Museum, St. Anthony Church, Fernando Pessoa House, Saldanha, Campo Pequeno, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, El Corte Inglés, Parque Eduardo VII,Design & Fashion Museum, Puppet Museum.
Complementing the Belém Line, and ideal for fun-seekers, the Oriente Line comprises 19 stops including one next to Lisbon Zoo, at Sete Rios, and another for the Oceanarium, at Parque das Naçoes. The line starts at Marquês de Pombal Square in the very heart of the city and takes you as far as Parque das Nações, or Park of Nations, where the 1998 World Fair (Expo 98) was held. The fair truly put Lisbon, and this particular part of it, in the spotlight and today the area is considered to be the newest and most modern in the city.
The Expo 98 site houses the Lisbon Oceanarium. Designed by architect Peter Chermayeff, it is the second largest facility of its kind in the world and is a must-see for all visitors.
Our route takes us past the 7 hills of Lisbon, with the famous Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Chiado neighbourhoods, museums, fashion boutiques, art, antique shops, cafés, restaurants and viewpoints.
The architecture in this part of the city is very modern and many leisure areas can be seen next to the River Tagus.
Major Sights / Stops:
- Marquês de Pombal, El Corte Inglés, Twin Towers, Lisbon Zoo / Sete Rios, Oceanarium, Lisbon Casino, Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre, Vasco da Gama Tower, Gare do Oriente, Poço do Bispo, Tile Museum/ Madre de Deus Convent, Estação de Santa Apolónia, Museu do Fado, Casa dos Bicos, Rua do Comércio, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Príncipe Real, Botanical Garden, Water Museum, Military Museum, St. Roque Church/Museum , National Pantheon.
Although shorter, the Castle Line packs a huge amount into just 8 stops.
The main attraction is the famous Castelo de S. Jorge (Castle of St. George), a “Lisbonite” icon that takes us on a journey back through the centuries to the time when Lisbon was ruled by the Moors. The city was recaptured from them by the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, on the 25th of October 1147. Steeped in tradition, the typical neighbourhoods are the perfect place to truly get the feel of Lisbon: fado music, the low-rise buildings and the narrow streets.
Be sure to stop at the Portas do Sol viewpoint for a unique and breathtaking view of the city.
Join us on this tour and relive the Lisbon of bygone days.
- Marquês de Pombal, Parque Eduardo VII, Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio, Comércio Square, Casa dos Bicos, Fado Museum, Portas do Sol, Lisbon Cathedral, Alfama, St. Jorge Castle, St. Vincent Church, St. Anthony Church/Museum, Design & Fashion Museum.
Discover with us the beautiful city of Lisbon and the magnificent scenery of the Costa del Sol Enjoy the extensive sandy beaches, ideal for relaxation or play sports, enjoy the beauty of places like the town of Cascais and Estoril and discover the history of them.
Finish this tour admiring the contrast between the white sand dunes of Guincho beach and the foothills of the Serra de Sintra.
Major Sights/ Stops:
- Marquês de Pombal, Carcavelos, Estoril Casino, Cascais Bay, Guincho (Oitavos Fort*), Guincho (Porto de Santa Maria Restaurant**), Guincho (Orbitur Campism Site**), Cascais (Boca do Inferno), Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (Cascais), Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, Berardo Museum, Naval Museum, ArchaeologyNational Museum.
- Only during the weenkends from 1st July to 31st July, during the entire August month.
- Except weekends from 1st July to 31st July, during the entire August month and also when adverse weather conditions.
SINTRA HALF DAY TOUR
We invite you to discover this charming region and site of the royal family summer residence. We will visit the National Sintra Palace* and spend some free time whether discovering the handicraft stores or the famous sweets of Sintra. We then head onto Cabo da Roca (the most westerly point of Europe) before continuing along the coast, passing by the famous Guincho beach until arriving at Cascais. Highlights of the town include the Boca do Inferno wave feature and the magnificent panorama over Cascais Bay and the adjoining coastline. On the way back to Lisbon, we pass by Estoril, home to the famous Casino and its lovely gardens.