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“Tram 28 pickpocket experience ”
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Tram 28
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Lisbon 4-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour Including...
Ranked #23 of 497 things to do in Lisbon
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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 6 April 2018 via mobile

Tram 28 is so overrated in the guide books. My husband had his wallet stolen on it by what we think were two elderly people who had bumped into him on a crowded tram. We thought we were savvy careful travellers but clearly these people are skilled thieves. At the tourist police station there were 3 other gentlemen who were reporting exactly the same thing...wallets stolen in Lisbon.

I’m guessing the tourist police station must spend the majority of their time processing such incidences. Address for those who needs it is Praça dos Restauradores next to the museum.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The drivers/conductors can speak only one language, rude! They hate tourists. They aggressively shout instructions like “Out Out!” when they come to the end of the line (which is NOW apparently every three stops) When you tell them that one of your children is only 4, they still make you pay for him/her. As they are working on the route, you ride three stops and are then shouted at the get off. If you want to continue with the ride and you did not buy a 24 hour ticket at a Metro station, you must pay the 2.90€ per person (including all young children) again! At the one stop we waited 40 minutes for a tram even though they are supposed to be every 9 minutes. The driver then stopped. Shouted everyone out and made us wait another 15 minutes before letting anyone on.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Yes, it's very crowded, and the line is very long at some stops.
I remember visiting Lisbon many years ago and it's not that terrible riding trams in Lisbon.
This time, I took tram no.28 several times, using the Viagem card. Always check the route map and time table and any notices at the tram stop for any changes. At the time of my stay in Lisbon (Feb), for parts of the route, the tram was replaced by a small bus. If you are not sure which stop to get off, try following your way with Google Map. Sometimes, it's just too crowded to get off at a stop you want. Be flexible then. The tram is not that crowded once you are outside the more touristic areas.
The trams are very photogenic. It's not that easy to take photos while on board because of the crowd and the streets are often very narrow. But on the ground, it's always exciting to see one running past by.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Sooooo - we went, we rode, we missed our stop and we walked by foot to the castle :).

This is exactly what you’d expect. ANCIENT trolly going up tiny ancient streets - it’s quaint and it’s cute and it’s really small and short and there is no reason to REALLY do it.

So should you? Yes!
Can you miss it? Of course.

Cute.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took Tram 28 to get to Castelo de S. Jorge. At some points on the route there is very little space between the tram and the buildings along the street. As previously stated, the tram can get very crowded. It was a pretty cool experience but not amazing.

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