Shore excursion or sightseeing hop on hop off bus in Lisbon?

Know more about what to do near Lisbon Cruise Dock and what are the best options to visit the city. Hop on Hop off or other smaller sightseeing shore excursion?

If you are in Lisbon on a cruise you will probably be wondering if you should choose a local tour or opt for a shore excursion at the ship. We would love to make a suggestion of a Lisbon tour that combines history and sightseeing available right at cruise dock.

A cruise day in Lisbon is normally a very hectic day, especially between May and October. When you arrive at the dock you will probably see many queues and a lot of double-decker sightseeing buses waiting for passengers.

What we have witnessed in the city is that most passengers get quite confused with the number of lines that you have to choose from and the fact that you need to buy 2 lines and hop on between them for a trip that includes Belem.

Moreover, there are so many passengers, especially during the mornings that if you decide to get off the bus and use the hop on, hop-off service sometimes it takes time to get back into the bus after a stop, easily adding the 30-minute gap between buses to one hour.

Also, there are 3 companies offering the hop-on. Hop-off service and guests tend to be frustrated to understand which one did I buy the ticket for and was it the right one? When more buses appear from one than the other…

Caravel on Wheels the perfect shore excursion to visit Lisbon.

Aiming at offering a stress-free tour where you could book your seat and make sure you see Lisbon without queues we developed Caravel on Wheels Lisbon tour a 2-hour tour from Lisbon cruise port that shows you the best of Lisbon going from the old city and oldest neighbourhoods until Belém.

On a smaller bus, we head into Lisbon downtown and follow Lisbon trams on narrow streets seeing Mouraria and Alfama. We cross Baixa and head into Chiado and Bairro Alto. Rato and Estrela are in our route as we head into the lovely area of Belém, protected by Unesco and where you can see the Belém Tower and stop for a few minutes near the Monastery of Jeronimos.

But what really surprises our guests about our tour is the fact that we have a caravel shaped bus with tablets on every seat and we show Lisbon history in small videos as we move along the city.

Enjoy Lisbon on a unique tour guide in 6 languages where history and culture are a part of sightseeing, on a tour with a special permit by Lisbon City Hall to go into the old city and passionately done by locals.

So if you are visiting Lisbon on a cruise make sure to book your tour to Caravel on Wheels!


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