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São Jorge Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. 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 four 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 onboard audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Principe Real Stop 4 – São Pedro Alcântara Belveder Stop 5 – Ribeira Market (Time Out Market) Stop 6 – Ancient Art Museum Stop 7 – Pilar 7 Stop 8 – Coach Museum Stop 9 – National Ajuda Palace Stop 10 – Jeronimos Monastery Stop 11 – Belem Tower Avenue Stop 12 – Belem Tower Stop 13 – Monument to Discoveries Stop 14 – Maat Stop 15 – Doclands Stop 16 – Estrela Stop 17 - Amoreiras Stop 18 - El Corte Inglès Stop 19 - Eduard VII Park - Northside Stop 20 - Marquês of Pombal Square Oriente Line (Blue Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Duque Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Campo Pequeno Stop 4 - Oceanarium Stop 5 - Lisbon Casino Stop 6 - Vasco da Gama Shopping Center Stop 7 - Vasco da Gama Tower Stop 8 - Oriente Station Stop 9 - Tile Museum Stop 10 - Cruise Terminal Stop 11 - Santa Apolónia Station Stop 12 - Martim Moniz Stop 13 - Restauradores Stop 14 - Marquês de Pombal Square Castle Line (Green Line): Stop 1 - Praça Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Duque de Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Martim Moniz (Mundial Hotel) Stop 4 - St.George Castle Stop 5 - Portas do Sol Stop 6 – Graça Belveder Stop 7 - São Vicente de Fora Stop 8 - Campo Santa Clara/Pateão Stop 09 - Martim Moniz (Firehouse) Stop 10 - Restauradores Stop 11 - Marquês de Pombal Square Cascais Line (Orange: Lisboa - Cascais): 1 - Marquês de Pombal2 - Jerónimos3 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)4 - Estoril (Posto de Turismo)5 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)6 - Guincho (Parque de Campismo Orbitur) *7 - Guincho (Rest. Porto Sta. Maria) *8 - Guincho (Forte dos Oitavos) *9 - Cascais (Boca do Inferno)10 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego) Cascais Line (Yellow: Cascais - Lisboa): 1 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego)2 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)3 - Estoril4 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)5 - Jerónimos6 - Marquês de Pombal

Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

2. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River with a live commentary from the crew. Discover the city’s beautiful waterfront scenery on a sailboat while admiring numerous historical monuments and iconic landmarks along the way.  Be greeted by your skipper, who will help you settle comfortably into the sailing boat at the loading pier. Toast with a welcome drink and set off to discover Lisbon's waterways, first passing the triumphant Monument to the Discoveries. Glide under the grandiose 25 of April Bridge and look up to catch a glimpse of the Cristo-Rei Statue looking out onto the waters. As you take in the stunning sights of buildings, bridges, and ships, listen to the crew tell you some curiosities and fun facts about the places you are passing by.  Continue aboard your Lisbon boat tour to the historical city center, where you will get incredible views of Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, and the emblematic Castle of Sao Jorge, sitting atop Lisbon's highest peak.  To round off your Lisbon cruise, catch an up-close glimpse of the unique serpentine-like architecture of the MAAT Museum and the iconic Belém Tower. If you have chosen the relevant option, you will also experience the city lit up at golden hour, followed by a beautiful sunset.

Lisbon: São Jorge Castle E-Ticket and Optional Audio Guide

3. Lisbon: São Jorge Castle E-Ticket and Optional Audio Guide

Experience St. George Castle at your own pace with an e-ticket and fascinating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone. Choose your preferred option, upgrade your experience, and discover Lisbon at your own pace with a combo skip-the-line e-ticket for the top attractions of Belem Tower, St. George Castle, and a captivating self-guided walking audio tour of the city on your smartphone. Receive your instructions by email, download the app, the entrance tickets, and the audio tour on your phone before your visit ( if you choose the opinion with the St. George audio guide ), and travel back in time to experience the glory of one of Lisbon’s main attractions, the magnificent St. George Castle. Put on your headphones and discover the breathtaking Arco do Castelo, the Castle’s entrance, and the Castlestunninging monuments and treasures through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes for this spectacular attraction of Lisbon. The tour’s content results from in-depth research squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly, anytime, before or after your visit. Waltz in Lisbon with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks of Lisbon. Start your tour from the Nation’s Pantheon and continue to meet the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, get acquainted with Casa dos Bicos, and be fascinated by Praça do Comércio. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into one of Lisbonleadingain's most well-known attractions, the Castle of St. George and the Belem Tower, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

4. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Hills Tour by Electric Bike

According to legend, Lisbon was said to be cradled among hills. With our Small Group Electric Bike Tour (limited to a maximum of 8 participants per tour guide), you have the opportunity to ascend these slopes and unveil the city's most enchanting landmarks and picturesque panoramas. There's no doubt that this is the finest way to fully immerse yourself in Lisbon's abundant history, dynamic culture, and the genuine hospitality of its residents. Visit the beautiful Alfama, Chiado and Baixa districts, and cycle pass Lisbon landmarks like Sé de Lisboa Cathedral and others. Ride up to the highest spots in the city, such as the National Pantheon and the São Vicente Monastery, and enjoy magnificent 360 - degree views over Lisbon’s beautiful landscapes. We offer an array of e-bikes designed to suit various heights and levels of experience. All our bikes are specifically crafted for the city, ensuring a effortless ride. Our guides are more than just tour guides—they are local storytellers with a passion for sharing the historical and cultural significance of our city as well as the current vibrant life. We are waiting for you!

Lisbon: Sao Jorge Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket with Escort

5. Lisbon: Sao Jorge Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket with Escort

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or morning at Sao Jorge Castle with these convenient skip-the-line tickets. Learn about the history of Lisbon's most popular monument that stretches back into the 10th century. Meet your GetYourGuide representative directly in front of the castle for a 15-minute introduction to the monument before picking up your tickets. These allow you access to the castle's interior and will give you plenty of time to explore. Enjoy the visit at your own pace - admire the ancient architecture, and discover the castle's permanent exhibition, showcasing the many 11th century objects found in the Moorish quarter's archaeological site, and take in a 360-degree view of the city and the Tagus River from one of the highest hills in Lisbon.

Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

6. Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon on 2 double-decker bus tours and a historical tram tour. Dive into Lisbon's main squares, avenues, and monuments with your audio guide. Get around easily with access to the city's public trams, funiculars, and entrance to the Santa Justa urban lift.  Tour the city's traditional neighborhoods such as Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa onboard a historic vintage tram. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on traditional transportation in Lisbon. Get to know some of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints and enjoy breathtaking views. Jerónimos Monastery, Belem tower and Padrão dos descobrimentos are some of the must-see sights. Hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish to at any of these stops. Belém Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off Bus 24h Stops 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Marquês de Pombal 4. El Corte Inglés Shopping Center 5. Parque Eduardo VII (Eduardo VII Park) 6. Amoreiras Shopping 7. Basílica da Estrela 8. Pilar 7 9. Belém/ Museu dos Coches (Coach Museum) 10. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jeronimos Monastery) 11. Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) 12. Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) 13. MAAT (Museum of Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) 14. Docas Cruise Terminal 15. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 16. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Modern Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off Bus 24h Stops 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 4. Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5. Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum) 6. Oceanário (Oceanarium, Lisbon Aquarium) 7. Vasco da Gama Shopping 8. FIL (Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Center) 9. Torre Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Tower)/Hotel Myriad 10. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Hills Tramcar Tour (no stops in the route) 1. Praça do Comércio 2. Praça do Comércio Points of interest that the Hills Tramcar Tour passes by but doesn’t stop: • Portas do Sol • Sé/Lisbon Cathedral • Rua da Conceição • Chiado • Camões • Estrela • Calçada do Combro • Chiado • Portas do Sol • Graça

Lisbon: Hills Red Tram Tour by Tram 28 Route 24-Hour Ticket

7. Lisbon: Hills Red Tram Tour by Tram 28 Route 24-Hour Ticket

Book your ticket for the Hills Tram Tour and ride a vintage tram through the most traditional quarters of Lisbon. You’ll travel through the neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Lapa. Get to know some of city's most unforgettable landmarks such as Castelo São Jorge, Sé Catedral, and the Basílica da Estrela. Visit the old quarter, famous for its museums, such as MUDE, Museu do Chiado, and Museu de Arte Antiga. Take in stunning views from Miradouro da Graça, Miradouro Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol, and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. An on-board audio guide is available in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Lisbon: Sunset Cruise

8. Lisbon: Sunset Cruise

Board a luxury sailboat and enjoy a serene sunset cruise along the River Tagus in Lisbon. Sip on a soft drink as you take in sights like the Belém Tower and Monument to the Discoveries, and pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge Depart from Doca do Bom Sucesso in Belém and see the main monuments of the city of Lisbon located on the banks of the river. Also, enjoy some complimentary soft drinks during your cruise. See Torre de Belém, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Electricity Museum, Maat, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and the Cristo Rei statue. Pass under the majestic 25 de Abril Bridge and admire the views of the hills of Lisbon and its picturesque neighborhoods including Bairro Alto and Alfama. Spot the Castelo de San Jorge at the top of one of the hills. On the return leg of the journey, admire the amazing sunset on the horizon. Watch as the sky turns to vibrant shades of orange, yellow, and pink, and enjoy the perfect end to your day in Lisbon.

Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

9. Lisbon: 2 or 3-Hour Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

Lisbon: Tagus River Express Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

10. Lisbon: Tagus River Express Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

Enjoy a guided boat trip in the historical heart of Lisbon, along the River Tagus. Discover Portugal's 18th century history as your guide and sailor shares informative commentary as your cruise down the beautiful river.  The 45 minute cruise begins from the Terreiro do Paço River Station. You will see from the river the wonderful landscape of the historical city center, passing by Commerce Square, Sao Jorge Castle, Alfama, National Pantheon and Santa Apolonia Station. On the return, sail through the middle of the river to observe the enchanting hills of Lisbon and from a distance, the grandeur of the 25 de Abril Bridge and Christ the King. The tour is in a traditional and unique 1947 sailing cargo boat with capacity for 50 people. The boat is decorated in warm tones and numerous hand-painted flowers, that give a touch of charm and authenticity. In the late 1960s with the introduction of road bridges, these vessels entered into disuse and of the thousands of boats that existed only about 75 survived, duly registered in the Marinha do Tejo, living part of Portuguese Navy Museum. Experience a river cruise on this truly unique piece of history.

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The sailing tour with the two Pedros was an absolute highlight in Lisbon. Due to the fact that the weather was very changeable, it was unclear for a while whether the tour could take place, but we were updated throughout and luckily we were able to go out. The skippers had the boat completely under control and as soon as the glass was empty, the drink was refilled. In addition to many sights that can be seen from the water, a lot was told about the history of Lisbon. A fantastic end to a visit to Lisbon and absolutely recommended.

Despite the wet weather, it was a wonderful experience and a must do for a Lisbon City tour. The guide was really accommodating and flexible to meet our needs.

Oriona was a great guide, explained things very clearly. Weather was terrible at times but despite being drenched we still had a good time!

We loved everything about this ride! Highly recommend this company to everyone visiting Lisbon.

Great option to skip the queues to buy tickets on the day.