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Top Places to See and Things to Do in 1 DAY

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Top Places to See and Things to Do in 1 DAY

We are going to be in Lisbon for 8 hours (On a Cruise) what are the top things to see & do while there for a very short time ??? Should we get a private Tour guide or do it ourselves via Public transportation ?

Any Port Wine Tours that are recommended ?

Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: Top Places to See and Things to Do in 1 DAY

Make sure you have a good pair of shoes - Lisbon is very hilly.

Some friends and I took advantage of one of the vintage tram tours to see the older part of the city. A bit pricey (we paid €17) but saves the feet. It takes around 2 hours including a stop. You can get more details at www.carris.pt; they also operate bus tours. These all go from the Praca do Comercio in the city centre; your cruise will dock maybe 1 mile away at Alcantarilha I think.

If it's a nice clear day, try to make it up to the castle - a bit of a climb (there is a bus) but rewarded by excellent views of the city.

Finally the elevador Sta Luzia - long lines at times but this vertical elevator again gives some good views of the city, but slightly scary with open lattice work floors when you get to the top!

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3. Re: Top Places to See and Things to Do in 1 DAY

Your cruise will either dock at Alcantara or Sta Apolónia. If its the second, I would recomend walking through the small streets of Alfama up to the Miradouro de Sta Luzia and then up to the castle. On your way down you can take the tram number 28 that passes in front of the cathedral and takes you downtown. It's a good idea to visit the elevador de Sta Justa (not Luzia). The Jeronimos monastery is excelent, but you will see this when coming in and out of the river (even if from a distance). If you dock at Alcantara I recomend the same, but take the tram 15 (modern tram) to the centre.

If you want to taste Port wine, go to the Solar do Vinho do Porto. It's right on top of the elevador da Glória, which you can take at Restauradores downtown.

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4. Re: Top Places to See and Things to Do in 1 DAY

Just to add: while in Jeronimos Monastery area, which is called Belem, stop to eat the famous and delicious "Pastéis de Belém". Not to be missed!

Lis

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