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Vasco da Gama Bridge Tours

Crouched over the River Tagus like a stick insect, the elegant spines of the Vasco da Gama Bridge unite Lisbon’s modernistic Parque das Nações with Samouco as it curves across 17.2 km (10.7 miles) east of the city center. This road bridge was constructed to ease commuter congestion when the 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) was no longer able to cope with traffic volume. Costing nearly US $1 billion, it was designed by a consortium of architects and more than 3,000 workers were involved in its construction, which took 18 months. The bridge was completed in 1998 in the nick of time for Portugal’s Expo98.

When constructed, this was Europe’s longest cable-stayed bridge, named after Portugal’s fabled explorer Vasco da Gama, who ventured across uncharted seas to discover India in 1498. Its elegant side spans soar 203 meters (666 feet) into the air and as Lisbon is located in a zone of seismic activity, the foundations of the bridge are buried more than 95 meters (312 feet) into the bedrock and is designed to withstand an earthquake more than four times more powerful than the one in 1755 that virtually destroyed the city. The bridge has six lanes of traffic and services around 50,000 vehicles daily; it was designed to be extended whenever necessary in the future.

Practical Info

Take the Metro to Oriente for great views of the bridge.

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Lisbon Full-Day City Tour, Lisbon, null
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Lisbon Full-Day City Tour

Enjoy the best tour of Lisbon on this tour. This tour takes you to Lisbon’s stunning attractions and monuments and allows you to sightsee at your leisure. ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.14
Christ the King and Arrábida Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon, Lisbon, City Tours
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Christ the King and Arrábida Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon

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Savor the sights and flavors around Lisbon on this full-day small-group Christ the King and Arrábida Tour with wine tasting, from Lisbon. Your fee ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.08
Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East, Lisbon, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East

Come in this private tour from the Discoveries district of Belém, featured by monuments, gardens and museums, to the modern district of Parque das ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.80
City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 406 Reviews

Explore the beautiful capital of Portugal aboard the iconic City Sightseeing bus tour! With a 24-hour ticket, passengers can hop-on and hop-off at any of the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $23.56
Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram, Lisbon, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram

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Discover more on this Lisbon combo tour, which includes four hop-on hop-off tours for the most comprehensive Lisbon sightseeing experience! See Portugal's ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $31.81
Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings, Lisbon, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 118 Reviews

Take this day trip from Lisbon to see the beautiful World Heritage Site of Évora. Leave Lisbon via the Vasco da Gama Bridge across the Tagus River, and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.83
Sailing Boat Tour in Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Sailing Boat Tour in Lisbon

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Sailing boat tours in Lisbon. Enjoy spectacular views of all the famous riverside monuments of this great city, take the wheel and steer the yacht or laze on ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.13
Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket, Lisbon, Sailing Trips
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

Get a comprehensive look at Lisbon’s top attractions with a 48-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off tour! See Portugal's capital from three different routes: the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $26.51
Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cascais Line, Lisbon, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cascais Line

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Explore Lisbon’s limitless compelling sights with the freedom of a hop-on hop-off bus tour, with an optional line to Cascais. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $17.67
Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park Private Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park Private Day Trip from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Come on this small-group and full-day tour to admire the breathtaking scenery of the Atlantic coast of the Tagus River south bank. Visit two medieval castles – ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.33

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