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Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

By Yellow Bus Tours
About
Escape the crowds on land during a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise that allows you to discover Lisbon at your own pace. A 24-hour ticket grants you easy access to all of Lisbon’s riverside sights—which include Christ the King (Cristo Rei) monument and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belém Tower—and means that you avoid getting stuck in traffic.
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Ages 4-99
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
Audio guide: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • See Lisbon your way on a hop-on hop-off cruise
  • Audio commentary offers historical and cultural context
  • Hop off the boat whenever an attraction captures your attention
  • Get a new perspective of the city from the water

  • Ticket Validity: 24 hours
  • Lisbon map
  • Access to National Monuments: Santa Justa Lift and Funiculars
  • Benefits & Discounts in Leisure & Culture, Eat & Drink, Fado.
  • Restroom on board
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Start:
    Pickup details
    • Location Name: Yellow Boat Tour starts at Terreiro do Paço Location Address: You may board the boat at any of the stops available at Terreiro do Paço or Belém. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5391BOAT

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Please note: Voucher must be redeemed on board the boat
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
      How much is Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
      Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour price starts from ₱1,470.32. Discover and book Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Tripadvisor
      What is the Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour cancellation policy?
      Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
      Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is hosted by Yellow Bus Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Yellow Bus Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5391BOAT

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      • Yellow Bus Tours
        3,216
        Lisbon, Portugal
        Joined in April 2011
      • eatsout456
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        BIG Disappointment
        Big Disappointment. Traveling with family 7 people (total 2 are 78 yrs old. ) As recommended by travel agent we went on Monday. We started at 9 am and were off on last bus run. Most Museums were closed which we found out when we disembarked. When asking drivers for information all 3buses we used were very abrupt. We were told came every 30 minutes it was more 45 to 1 hour no shade or benches available to wait…,,5 bussed were shown on the live route app. App says 3 minutes away and never shows. When got the buses they are over crowded had to sit lower level no ac or open windows for air circulation. Tried taking yellow boat which is extra and due to lack of busses missed the delay and had 2 1/2 h wait. Then missed bus’s for next stop had hour wait Very uncomfortable especially for older adults after standing in sun for 45 min to hour. Never got to use modern Lisbon route as bus never came. After 1hour wait we took last Belem bus so we could at least get nearer to our hotel. Wasted most of day waiting for the bus. Not a true hop on off ride. Better pay little more and have tour where you can get off and on
        Written April 15, 2024
      • sanam896
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Don't expect too much, especially for it to be on time.
        Staff is really nice and friendly. Had to go ask for maps and earphones, so remember to ask for them, they do not give it when we buy the tickets. Changed 3 buses on the first day. Two of them didn't have the information audio device working. That's okay we thought.. happens. On one of ths stops that we weren't going to get on the bus, we saw it leaving about ten minutes early. Raised eyebrows, but okay. The final bus that we were supposed to take didn't show up at all at the stop.. I guess it just much earlier like the previous one (We had reached there 8 minutes before time). It's a standard mediocre quality bus tour. Don't expect it to be on time or for things to work, and you'll be okay.
        Written April 13, 2024
      • alexcX2110ZE
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hop on hop off Lisbon
        Excellent experience Easy to use, informative and very comfortable. The girl, who help us to choose the tour direction, explain all details was very helpful, Raquel Spencer. Thank you.
        Written April 12, 2024
      • dominid740
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great overview of Lisbon, Great Value, Very Nice Drivers!
        Great pass for the money — 48 total hours allowed us to take both routes at our leisure. My family member needed a wheelchair to help get around, and every bus driver who picked us up was SUPER kind and helpful, lowered the ramp, and patiently helped my family member board and disembark from the bus. We are very grateful to the drivers, and they are a credit to your company. The routes themselves cover a huge area and (as a Lisbon local myself), I think they are an excellent collection of sights that help visitors get a good overview interesting museums, landmarks, and neighborhoods. We took the "Modern" Route on April 4, and the "Belém" Route on April 5.
        Written April 11, 2024
      • P5898FUjont
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An absolute must, if you do nothing else do this!
        It was an excellent tour and the commentary very informative. The driver was super friendly and was happy to answer any questions, even if they were rated to things other than the tram tour!
        Written April 10, 2024
      • 314jayneb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great site seeing
        The yellow bus is well worth it. We paid 2 x people €28 per person, with this includes using the tram and the Santa Just a lift. We purchased the tickets from the shop where the buses start from. The bus drivers were very friendly and pleasant.There are different combination tour tickets to purchase. Some wonderful places to take photos.
        Written April 1, 2024
      • N1224NHgailb
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Crap Hop-on Hop-off company
        This is the worst hop-on, hop-off company I ever travelled with. We had a 3-day pass code on my phone, plus a printed copy. The initial bus driver scanned the code on my phone and issued us one flimsy receipt. At no point did he say it was the ONLY way you are then able to travel for the duration. If you lose or damage your flimsy paper receipt, where the QR code won't scan, there is absolutely no contingency plan and the driver will not accept your 3 day phone/printed pass. Basically, we spent over 80 euros to take one trip on a yellow bus, got our ticket soaking wet in the TORRENTS that happened that first morning (27th March 2024) and that was the end of our free trams, river cruise, elevator ticket, and discounts to various places. It was a complete rip-off, with NO after sales service or flexibility. NEVER use this company - there are plenty of others in Lisbon!
        Written March 31, 2024
      • charlescZ9814MD
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good but not perfect
        We did two bus tours in one day and a river cruise tour the next. The tour routes were all very good; but the Belem tour, which was our first one, really disappointed us because the audio narration quit working about a third of the way through and didn’t restart until shortly before the tour ended. And this was the more historical tour, which made it more important to me! Yellow Bus really should know how to make it work by now! Everything else went smoothly and we enjoyed the experience; however, they should really provide better instructions for the embarkation point for the boat tour. The dock is part of a pretty big complex and no directions, instructions or map of where to go were provided. In a foreign country where not everyone is proficient in English, this was unduly stressful. Signage at the dock was nonexistent. I think the Yellow Bus management should imagine sending their own grandparents to accomplish the task. Many of us seniors take these tours in order to reduce the stress of travel. Getting to the starting point should not be a challenge
        Written March 17, 2024
      • RogHeachlad
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lisbon Trip March 2024
        We purchased our voucher before our holiday as we weren't sure of the days we would use it. Redeeming it was very simple and the lady at the kiosk was most helpful and informative. Using the voucher for the elevator and funicular was an added bonus.
        Written March 14, 2024
      • VeganFoodPenguin
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Too much music not enough information
        The audio kept cutting out and we missed vital parts of the commentary. It was difficult to find the first bus stop without a map. Once we were able to pick one up on the bus it was better. Great way to cover a lot of the city!
        Written March 7, 2024
      • 253charlesm
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun Time in the Capitol
        Fun, bustling city with great resources & transport. Public services are excellent with lots to do - boat tour, museums, historic sites, etc. We would go back.
        Written March 6, 2024
      • HPTR55
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good website,great price.
        We used The Yellow Bus Tours website to buy our tickets for The Benfica Stadium and Museum Tour. Very good website and the price was discounted so we saved money versus using the Benfica FC website. Smooth easy entry to the tour and we got a free scarf as part of our ticket price.
        Written March 6, 2024
      • madameo929
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to discover a city
        We took a ticket for 48h and we liked both tours : the Belem and the modern one. We really enjoyed the tram tour and it was great to follow the 28 tram route with much less people. I recommend the hop on hop off buses because it's a brilliant way to discover the city.
        Written March 2, 2024
      • X6767HAkevinm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enhance your Lisbon visit
        I am a 72-year-old retired man. I love traveling, and this was my very first trip to Portugal. I traveled by myself, and wanted to learn a great deal about Lisbon and other areas in a practical way. The yellow bus tourist were fantastic. There are several roots, and I took them all, and the river cruise. The price is amazing! You get to go all over the city and the river. I was very impressed at how polite the drivers were. They slowed to let pedestrians in, let other traffic in, and never did they seem to be upset about much of anything. The narration provided with the headsets taught me a lot about this wonderful city. In my estimation, the yellow bus tours are an absolute bargain, and a must do!
        Written March 1, 2024
      • Amanda G
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        We preferred the tuk tuks
        The hop on hop off bus was lovely and we were able to see a lot of the sites. The tram was plagued with issues from Cara blocking the rails to trees down. The boat trip was also difficult and the people who worked inside the boat station gave us wrong information and tried to send us away stating the weather was poor, it wasn't until we saw the boat approaching and we asked the woman letting passengers off, that we learned that the man inside had no idea what he was talking about. Luckily we waited around, we saw several other families leave because of that man. Based on the price, if I could go back, I would have just used my money for a tuk tuk tour and saved some money. Our tuk tuk tour guide was more engaging than the headphones on the bus, and the kids had more fun in the tuk tuk.
        Written February 16, 2024
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      3.5 of 5 bubbles61 reviews
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      ThePirateWitch
      Ickenham, UK432 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t bother booking the buses or the boat! Purchased a two day ticket, told the guy selling the tickets that we’d take the boat trip the following day, he did not tell us that there are no Thursday boat trips! Waste of money! The woman at the boat terminal (yellow bus rep) was just rude. The Belem bus was ok, you could do the journey by normal bus but the Modern Lisbon bus was awful, who on earth thought derelict dockyards and then apartment buildings was a tourist tour.
      Today, we had dreadful weather, the rep only started selling tickets when the bus arrived, despite standing in the bus shelter with the customers, we stood in torrential rain as she fumbled about with wet tickets, then driver wouldn’t open the doors! Do something else but this.
      Written November 3, 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
      Written November 7, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      CornishPasty2007
      Cornwall17 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Family
      The boat trip from Lisbon to Belem on Saturday was nice enough but the reason we picked a hop on, hop off was so we could spend time in Belem and come back to Lisbon later. When we disembarked at Belem nobody bothered to tell us that the next - and last of the day - boat had been cancelled. So, when we were ready to return we stood around for ages wondering why it was late, only to find out from someone who didn’t even work for the company that they’d cancelled it, We then had to pay for a taxi to bring us back to Lisbon. As there we’re 3 of us I paid €66 for what was basically a one-way boat ride to Belem, and had the expense of a taxi home afterwards. I’ve emailed the company to ask for a partial refund and had zero response so far. Pretty shocking customer service. If you’re thinking of doing this trip, make sure you double check that the boat you want to return on is actually running.
      Written October 16, 2023
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      Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
      Written October 24, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      TraceyYorkNC
      Mooresville, NC46 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolute garbage which is why they are paying hotel concierges to recommend. Less than a third of the buses at double the cost. We bought a two day ticket so that the second day we could go to the Oceanarium. We were told the first bus would t be there for 2 hours since only one bus was on the purple line! Insane. Doc red buses passed in the first hour. Don’t get ripped off, this is a total scam.
      Written January 23, 2020
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      Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
      Written January 27, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      yorgomad
      Madrid, Spain10 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      We bought a combi ticket for boat, tram and airport bus. During the boat tour we lost the tickets and informed immediately the staff. The guy told us not to worry and that they would give us a solution when we would arrive back. Their offer was to buy new tickets with 25% discount which is ridiculous. Company’s policy they said...absolutely worst service!
      Written September 4, 2020
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
      Written September 10, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      sargentspain
      United States4 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022
      Do not buy anything from this company. i bought the cruise ticket in the morning for afternoon on same day. Came find out there is no afternoon tour from the local boat operator. Tried to ask for refund since 5 of us didnt take the cruise. it has been 4 days, numerous emails and hassle, nothing about apologizing or refund. DO not buy anything from them.
      Written November 2, 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
      Written November 7, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      254renatel
      Baden, Austria4 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was quite a disappointment that the boat didn’t stop at the other side of the river, in Cacilhas, as this was in the description we had received when booking. So we had to change the program of the day. We were told that the boat did have a stop there but only during the pandemic and now not anymore. Other than that it was a nice ride to Belém.
      Written August 14, 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
      Written August 24, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Alan M
      5 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      We went to the wrong bus stop (red buses) and had quite a hike to get to a yellow bus stop, but that was on us. The hop-on/hop-off is what you would expect. You get a crappy but functional set of headphones to listen to highlights of what you are driving by. For Lisbon it was mostly background music, with only descriptions of the major attractions.
      Written January 25, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your evaluation, which deserved our best attention. We apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused you and, if you wish, we are available to analyze the situation together with you, just send us an email to yellowbus@carris.pt. You should add to the process all the data that may be useful to expedite the investigation. Thank you for your attention, we extend our best regards, Yellow Bus Customer Support Team
      Written February 3, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Bernie J
      Castlebar, Ireland26 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2018 • Family
      My advice to unsuspecting tourists is DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY on this service. We paid 20 Euro each (3 of us) and were only able to travel one way on this rip-off boat. We took the boat from Terreiro do Paço and wanted to get off at Cacilhas to see the Christ The King monument, but it did not go there. It advertises that it does. We went to Belem and got off to spend a few hours there. When we went back to take the return journey on the boat, we found it came to our stop but just turned around and did not pick anyone up. We were mystified as to why it did not allow us to board so we found a rep and asked why. He told us that there was no pick-up at Belem for another 2 hours because it was the week before Eurovision and there were changes to the schedule. These changes were not shown anywhere and the person we bought our tickets from did not inform us. We asked if we could take the bus instead but he said we would have to pay another 16 euro each to get on the bus! We didn't want to sight-see, we just wanted to get back to our starting point because we dinner reservations. The Yellow Boat/Bus staff were totally inflexible and would not help us out in any way. They made no apology for the misinformation provided and they clearly did not give two hoots. Their staff just don't really care, period. I will never use the Yellow Bus service again in ANY city, EVER.
      Written June 23, 2018
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      Reds20hereWeGo
      Leigh, UK35 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2018
      Read reviews about these boats not leaving at scheduled times and the pick up points being inconvenient. No issues as far as we were concerned. Turned up for a 10am (first) departure from Praco Commercial to Belem and we were on board and departed for 10.10am. Dropped off at Belem after a leisurely cruise up the river and returned to pick up the 4pm return trip. This again left just after 4 so no complaints.

      Boat was clean and there was commentary that you could choose to listen to if you wanted. Sailed across the river so we could get a decent view of the Christ Statue and take pics.

      We selected this as part of a 48 hour ticket which then allowed to use the trams and funiculars. Good value
      Written April 16, 2018
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      kennethjeffreyw
      Gordon, Australia55 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2018
      2 days of fabulous sight seeing
      Must make 2 rounds of the city to collect all the photos that you miss first time arround
      Written October 30, 2018
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