This Lisbon tour combines a fantastic windowless amphibious vehicle (the first of its kind in Portugal) with an energetic guide who will steer your group around the most beautiful and interesting parts of Lisbon. Once aboard your yellow bus-boat, sitting high up with a clear view advantage you’ll be ready for your land and river tour to begin. You’ll be relieved to hear they don’t try to fly as well…
Starting off at the doco de Santo Amaro, a gorgeous port with riverside bars, restaurants and views, you’ll set off towards the Praca do Comercio, a huge square flanked by an ornate building and massive statue of King Jose 1 in its centre. Next stop on your Hippotrip is the Marques de Ponmbal, another beautiful monument set in landscaped green gardens with a spectacular view down the slope to the river Tagus and surrounding areas. Following on is the unforgettable sight of the jardim de estrela, one of the most popular parks in Lisbon with exotic trees and flowers, ponds and fountains.
You’ll pass along the river side with your Lisbon guide giving you all the information you need, past the Electricity museum, an exciting cultural events centre, and then onto your final land stop at the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a massive Monastery with a neighbourhood of lush green gardens. After taking in all these great sights and more on land, it’ll be time to take a dip!
We had a blast on the boat-bus! Our guide was hilarious and driving into the river is loads of fun. Thanks Claire for the recommendation.’ Catherine Steadman, Nottingham hen, August 2016.