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  • Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

    1. Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

    Shortly after leaving the dock you’ll pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the shape of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, and also the Torre de Belém, an iconic monument of Lisbon. Back along the north bank, you’ll have views of historic Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço and the Cais do Sodré and also the recently renovated waterfront and see the Museum of Electricity. On the south bank see the forts and prisons that were used during the old regime. You’ll be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, and have views of the Cristo Rei. Marvel at views of Lisbon you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to its famous light. The cruise includes a welcome drink of wine, beer, champagne or juice.

    Amazing trip with very lovely people on board and a great tour guide!! Definitely worth every cent. :)

  • Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    2. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    The tour begins with pickup from your Lisbon hotel in an eco-friendly tuk tuk that fits up to 6 people. Hop onboard and head off into this charming and colorful city for an epic four hour sightseeing adventure. Tuk tuks are the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city’s narrow streets, allowing you to access places you might have otherwise missed. Ride through some of Lisbon’s most emblematic districts, from Alfama to Mouraria, the Old Town to Chiado, the charming Belem, and the bohemian Bairro Alto. Along the way, soak up the differences between each of the districts and get a sense of local life and culture. Highlights of the tour include the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. There’s also time to enjoy a traditional Pasteis de Belém, the famous custard tart of which only the monks know the recipe. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding a...

  • Lisbon: Highlights Tour of Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais

    3. Lisbon: Highlights Tour of Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais

    Discover the best of Lisbon and drive along beautiful coast roads to explore Sintra and Cascais on a guided full-day tour. Choose from a small-group tour or a private tour.  Visit the most famous Lisbon monuments such as the Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower, and the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Next, drive over the beautiful mountain roads to the most extravagant village of Sintra. Here you can stroll through charming streets in the historic center.  Continue to the most western point of continental Europe Cape Roca, a place of a superb view of the Atlantic Ocean. After a visit to Guincho Beach, arrive in Cascais, a sophisticated and charming village with a lovely bay.  Return to Lisbon passing the Casino Estoril, the largest in Europe. You will always be accompanied by an enthusiastic and dedicated guide, who will share curiosities about the places visited.

  • Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    4. Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Upon arrival to Belém, the group will be welcomed by the statues of sailors who greet locals and tourists from the Monument to the Discoveries. Walk along the bank of the Tagus and learn about the events that have marked the history of the city, such as the maritime spice routes to India, devised by John II of Portugal. Continue to the Empire Square where you will discover the Jeronimos Monastery. Built to commemorate the return of Vasco de Gama from India, the monastery stands like a palace in the center of Belém.  Return to the Tagus to visit one of the most representative symbols of Lisbon: the Belém Tower. Built for military purposes, this tower is one of the best examples of Manueline architecture. Take a quick photo stop for postcard-worthy pictures.  Of course, a tour through Belém would not be complete without sampling the traditional pastéis de Belém (cream cupcakes)...

  • Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

    5. Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

    Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, start your panoramic tour through Marques de Pombal, Main Avenue of Lisbon, Restauradores, Rossio and Baixa Pombalina. Stopping in Belem to taste famous, Pastel de Belem, also known as Pastel de nata, a pastry with cinnamon. Afterwards you'll stop at the main monuments in Belém. Such as the, Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower. Around 20:30 have dinner and watch a Fado show. In one of the most typical restaurants of Lisbon in Alfama neighborhood. Here, you will taste the real Portuguese gastronomy. Fado, is a Portuguese variety of urban romance. This is a story, or just a feeling, expresses a state of mind. Fado is one of the most characteristic elements of the Portuguese and first of all, Lisbon culture. Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage lists. After the show before heading to your hotel visit best viewpoint...

  • 4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

    6. 4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

    Discover the sights and sounds of Portugal on a 4-day package tour from Madrid, crossing the scenic region of Extremedura en route to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Learn about the Spanish conqusitadors at Trujillo, and the Portuguese Age of Discoveries in Belem. See old trams on the streets of Alfama, and learn about the apperance of the Virgin Mary in Fatima. Accommodation will be at a 4-star hotel in central Lisbon, with optional evening activities and day tours for your pleasure. Day 1: Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon Depart Madrid at 08:00 and drive through the scenic Extremadura region of Spain, stopping in historic Trujillo to discover a city enriched by the Spanish conquistadors. You will have time to wander the city center to see stunning medieval and Renaissance buildings, such as the main Plaza Mayor, where an equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro stands guar...

  • Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

    7. Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

    Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

    Me and my sister we absolutely loved the speed boat trip. Staff was beyond attentive, kind, friendly and carrying. If you like to see the Lisbon from different side and you like a bit of adrenaline, for sure book this boat. Sceneries are just amazing. We would definitely do it again. Thank you.

  • Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    8. Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    Discover the beautiful city of Lisbon on the small-group tour that will show off the city's century-old history along with its thriving youthful vibe. With your guide, first head to the the Belém District, where the Portuguese navigators set sail in search of the New World. There, visit Saint Jerome’s Monastery and the Tower of Belém, which are both classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and stop at the Monument of the Discoveries where you can see the World Map of the Discoveries. Next visit Sintra, which leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. With its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle, and city center, you'll feel like you're in a page from a fairytale. Afterward, visit the National Pena Palace, a marvelous palace from the 19th century that is also one of the most important examples of Portuguese architecture from the Romantic period. After lunch, d...

  • Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    9. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This 3-hour private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem, one of the most popular districts in the city, making it the perfect way to get the most out of the city when you don’t have much time.   Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   Then, follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages. Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the mos...

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    10. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    Start your Lisbon tour in the city's largest park and get panoramic views. Learn about the devastating earthquake of 1755. Journey to Rossio Square and Lisbon Cathedral, and then get a fantastic view of Gracia and Baixa, along with São Jorge Castle. Drive through the Bairro Alto on route to the Cristo Rei statue. Cross the Tagus River on the 25 de Abril Bridge, and get some time for lunch in Belem. Enjoy an authentic pastel de Belem (custard tart) and move on to the Jerónimos Monastery. Marvel at this symbol of Portugal's wealth and power in the "Age of Discoveries" and learn more about the period at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

    We had a great day! Alexander showed us all the sights and explained the specifics very well. He also told us valuable historic details. And he is very friendly. I can totally recommend him!

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based on 318 reviews

Me and my sister we absolutely loved the speed boat trip. Staff was beyond attentive, kind, friendly and carrying. If you like to see the Lisbon from different side and you like a bit of adrenaline, for sure book this boat. Sceneries are just amazing. We would definitely do it again. Thank you.

Everything Well organized. Nice drinks, friendly guides. They know a lot about the Lisbon history and were fluent English speakers. We had a great time. And it was fun to be able to lay down on the boat. They had blankets for after the sunset when it gets colder on the boat. Obrigado!

I can highly recommend Rui and his tours. He knows his stuff, the organisation is without flaws and he is one of the friendliest and polite guys I ever met.

Excellent guide, joining knowledge and close treatment!! Incredible unforgettable!!

Nice guide and it was good way to overview the city