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Owner description: Vintage trams take passengers on a scenic trip from the city center at sea level up through the narrow maze of streets towards St. George Castle.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

A fun way to get around Lisbon, but don't lean out - the gaps on the narrow streets are tiny. Also fun to watch the tram drivers deal with the tourists who park in the wrong places.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

For 2,85 euro per ride you have a great trip through the streets of Lisboa.

Try to sit next to the window, at the back or in the front. Be early otherwise you will be waiting in a line of at least 30 minutes.

Have fun!

Thank Willem-Bas H
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Hop on the tram and let it ride you through the city. If you like an area hop off and then hop on a next one to continue your trip. Great to do on a first day

Thank Yvonne0909
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Fabulous quirky bumpy noisy and at time a tad frightening as it trundles up and down the very narrow streets!!! Fab value if you buy a green card 50 cent and top it up (like an Oyster card) 10 euro last 5 days AND included a trip on train to the beach!

Thank AngandOli
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We took tram 28 around 10plus in the morning and listened to earlier advise on Tripadvisor to board from the first stop at Martim Moniz (nearest metro is Martim Moniz). The tram 28 stop is next to hotel Mundial at Martim Moniz. We sat for a full loop of the tram 28 and alighted at the last stop. It was like taking a tour of Lisbon city as the tram passed by famous landmarks & churches, various neighbourhoods of Lisbon like Baixa, Chiado, Alfama and went through narrow streets, going uphill one moment and downhill the next. As you look out the window, you will see many unique and interesting buildings along the way. It gave us a quick tour of the city, like riding on a tour bus. Windows are open so there is no air-conditioning in the tram. Though we sat Tram 28 in the middle of summer in mid July, it wasn't hot or stuffy as wind from the opened windows would flow through as the tram moved along. It would be sunny if you sat by the window on a hot sunny day.

The full journey took around 45 minutes. We alighted at the last stop where all passengers will be asked by the driver to alight. Most people including us alighted and walked to the tram stop to board the next tram back. This time, we took the tram back in the direction of Martim Moniz and alighted halfway at the tram stop near to Portas do Sol (with the viewpoint) to head to St George's castle (about 5-10 minutes walk uphill).

Tips :
-Try to board the tram 28 at the first stop (Martim Moniz) or the last stop as it can get really crowded & you may not be able to board at later tram stops.
-Best to wait for an empty or less crowded tram so that you can get window seats. No point standing as it can get crowded & you will need to bend down to look out of the window (the windows are low). We waited for the next tram which came in around 5-10 minutes and was rewarded with being the 2nd in line to board & got good window seats.
-Don't sit at the front (2nd or 3rd row is ok & better) as it will get crowded when people board at the front.
-Watch your personal belongings & be careful of pickpockets. They are notorious for riding on Tram 28, especially when the tram is very crowded.
-Take the tram earlier or later in the day as it will be less crowded
-Buy the day pass. It is more economical. We bought the day pass for the tram ride (6 euros per person). It covers all the tram rides, metro, buses, funnicular within Lisbon city and including the Santa Justa lift for 24 hour period starting from the time you validate the pass (till 24 hours later the next day). Tram 28 single ticket costs 2.85 euros.
Enjoy your ride!

8  Thank Wienprater
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