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Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Boat Tours 2024 

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon has rich historical, economic and cultural significance. The hilly city is known for exciting sights like the Alfama district, São Jorge Castle, and the nearby beaches. A mixture of the ancient and the modern, Lisbon is always filled with exciting things to do.

Although the city has a public transport network, it can be quite confusing for a new visitor. Thus,  Lisbon Hop On Hop Off tours by both bus and boat are a really convenient mode of transport. You can stop off at all the city’s major tourist spots with just one ticket.

Read on to find out why opting for Lisbon's Hop On Hop Off experience means that you'll get to soak in Lisbon's top highlights at your comfort.

Why Choose Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours?

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With tickets to hop-on hop-off tours in Lisbon, you are free to explore the city at your leisure. 

  • Tram, Bus & Boat Tours: Hop aboard comfortable buses, boats, or trams that pass by the city’s top landmarks.
  • Visit the Top Landmarks: The tour stops near all the top attractions in Lisbon and you can get off at those stops you wish, or just enjoy the sights from the comfort of the boat. 
  • Easy and Convenient: Hop-on hop-off tickets offer great value since you do not have to worry about following a fixed itinerary or about finding transport.
  • Save Money: You can stop at all of the city’s major attractions, and you can save money on transportation when compared to visiting each separately. 
  • Audio Commentary: There are audio guides available on board with running commentary of the attractions you will visit.

Your Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Options Explained

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Yellow Bus, Boat & Tram Tours

  • Choose between 48 or 72-hour tickets to see Lisbon in an open-topped double-decker bus.
  • Visit all the city's major attractions with the HOHO bus tour’s 2 routes (Belém Lisbon, Monumental Belém, and Modern Lisbon)
  • Popular stops include Belém, Baixa, Eduardo VII Park, and the Parque das Nações area, and more.
  • You can also enjoy 24-hour boat tours of the Tagus River with Yellow Boat with stops at Saint Jorge Castle, the Sé Cathedral, the April 25th Bridge, Belem Tower, and more.
  • Or, hop aboard a comfortable tram and travel through the rolling hills of Lisbon with 3 stops at top attractions.
  • Enjoy a multilingual audio guide available in 12 languages.

Cancelation Policy: These tickets can't be canceled or rescheduled.

Discounted Tickets: Children aged 0-3 yrs go free, and ages 4-11 yrs enjoy reduced prices.

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GrayLine Lisbon Sightseeing

  • Choose between 48 or 72-hour passes to see Lisbon from an open-topped double-decker bus.
  • Visit all the city's major attractions from the 5 routes available.
  • The Belém & Castle Lines will take you by the Belém Tower and Castelo de São Jorge. The Oriente Line travels along the Tagus River, and the and the two Cascais Lines travel along the Costa do Sol to Cascais.
  • Certain tickets include a 24-hour HOHO boat pass to travel on the Tagus River.
  • Popular stops include St. George Castle, Oceanário, Praça Marquês de Pombal, and more.
  • Listen to the multilingual audioguide available onboard in 12 languages.

Flexible Cancelation Policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Bus & Boat Tour Timetable

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Yellow Bus

HOHO Bus Tour:

  • Timings: 9:30 AM - 7 PM
  • Frequency: Every 30-60 mins
  • Duration: 1h 40m

Tram Tour:

  • Timings: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Duration: 1h 15m

Yellow Boat Tour:

  • Timings: 11 AM - 7 PM
  • Duration: 1h 30m

GrayLine Lisbon Sightseeing

  • Timings: 8:30 AM - 7 PM (may be slightly different for each route)
  • Frequency: Every 45-60 mins

Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Routes

Hop On Hop Off Lisbon Bus Tour Highlights

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Saint George's Castle

This historic castle in Lisbon has fortifications that date from the 1st century BC, having been occupied by the Romans. The present castle was built in the 12th century by the Moors and houses the Torre do Tombo National Archive.

Belem tower

Belém Tower

Officially the Tower of Saint Vincent this 16th-century fortification once served as part of a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon for Portuguese explorers. It sits on a small island in the Tagus river near the shore.

Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral

Officially the Cathedral of Saint Mary Major, this is the oldest church in the city, dating all the way back to 1147. However, it has been modified and renovated many times over the years due to damage from earthquakes.

Jerónimos Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery

The Jerónimos Monastery is located near the Tagus river. Built in the early 1500s, it served as a necropolis of the  Portuguese royal dynasty of Aviz. Later,  the remains of explorer Vasco da Gama's and  poet Luís de Camões were also re-interred here.

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Santa Justa Lift

Also called the Carmo Lift, this elevator sits in Lisbon’s parish of Santa Justa.  Established in 1902, it stands at a height of 45m and connects the lower streets to the higher Largo do Carmo.

Oceanario Lisboa

Oceanario Lisboa

One of the largest oceanariums in Europe, the Lisbon Oceanarium is home to over 8,000 animals representing about 450 unique species. Don’t miss the 23-foot-deep 11,000 sq. ft. tank that represents the various levels of depth in the ocean.

Parque Eduardo VII

Parque Eduardo VII

The Eduardo VII Park is located in Lisbon's city center. Spread across 26 hectares, it is  is named for King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, who visited Portugal in 1903. However, it was redesigned by Modernist architect Francisco Keil do Amaral in 1945.

Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology


The Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology is a cultural project meant to encourage creative thinking. Located in the Tejo Power Station, it hosts exhibitions and activities about art, architecture, and technology.

Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon Zoo was founded in 1884, and originally located in the park of São Sebastião da Pedreira. It was moved in 1905 and houses 2,000 animals of more than 300 species. These include wild animals like Sumatran tigers, gorillas, giraffes, elephants, and dolphins.

25 de Abril Bridge

25 de Abril Bridge

The 25 de Abril Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects Lisbon to the neighboring municipality of Almada that sits across the Tagus River. It is named after the date of the Carnation Revolution, and has a lower deck used as a railway track.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

The National Museum of Ancient Art was founded in 1884 and is housed in the Palácio Alvor-Pombal. Today, it has over 40,000 items spanning a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, goldware, furniture, textiles, ceramics, and prints spamming over a millennium.

Praça Dom Pedro IV

Praça Dom Pedro IV

Popularly called “the Rossio”, the King Pedro IV Square is one of the main squares in Lisbon. It has seen everything from popular revolts and celebrations, to bullfights and executions since the Middle Ages, and at the centre is the Column of Pedro IV.

Hop On Hop Off Visitor Tips and Guidelines

  • Know the route: Find out the route that your hop-on hop-off tours will take, so you can decide which stops you would like to get off at and the attractions you want to visit time beforehand. 
  • Best time to visit: The best time to visit Lisbon is during June and July, as the city is buzzing with concerts, festivals, and things to do. While the weather can be quite warm, cool sea breezes mean that it is never unbearable. 
  • Get tickets online: Purchase the hop-on hop-off tickets in advance online, so you can get on the tour without any delays.
  • Buy attraction tickets: Some attractions in Lisbon are free, but other sights require entry tickets. Be sure to purchase these in advance to avoid long wait times outside the attractions. 
  • Set out early: It is best to start the day early and get enough time to explore the city in all its glory. 
  • Comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes as you might be on your feet for hours exploring the sights. Also ensure to carry a jacket, raincoat, or umbrella in case of rain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lisbon Hop On Hop Off

Q. Does Lisbon have a hop-on hop-off bus tour?

A. Yes, Lisbon has a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Q. Where can I buy Lisbon hop-on hop-off tickets?

A. You can get Lisbon hop-on hop-off tickets online.

Q. Are Lisbon hop-on hop-off tickets available online?

A. Yes, Lisbon hop-on hop-off tickets are available online.

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A. Yes, Kuala Lumpur hop-on hop-off tickets are available online.

Q. How much do the hop on hop off bus and boat tours cost in Lisbon?

A. The Lisbon hop-on hop-off bus tour tickets start from €20.

Q. How do hop on hop off buses or boats work in Lisbon?

A. HHop-on hop-off tours are tourist buses that allow you to board and leave whenever you like and sightsee at your own convenience

Q. How often are the hop-on hop-off boats and buses in Lisbon?

A. Hop-on and hop-off buses in Lisbon run at a frequency of 15 to 60 minutes.

Q. Are there audio guides on the Lisbon hop-on hop-off tours?

A. Yes, there are audio guides available in up to 12 languages on the Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off tour.

Q. Are Lisbon’s hop-on hop-off bus tours accessibility-friendly?

A. Yes, most of the Lisbon hop-on hop-off bus and boat tours are disabled-friendly with access for wheelchairs.