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  • Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

    1. Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

    Board your sailboat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina. Sail down the Tagus river and pass by the Monument of Discoveries underneath the 25 de Abril Bridge. Continue onto the river Tejo and admire Lisbon's many different architectural styles. On the journey back to the marina you’ll pass by the Christ the King statue on the south bank, as well the Belem Tower monument. If you’ve selected the sunset option you’ll have the chance to witness the sunset over the Lisbon skyline – a romantic view perfect for couples. You can choose to help the crew sail the boat (no experience necessary), or simply relax on deck.

    Passeio excelente! A vista é belíssima e Lisboa fica ainda mais linda vista do rio. Eu e minha esposa adoramos.

  • Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

    2. Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

    Discover all areas of Lisbon with a combined bus, boat and tram ticket, and get access to the public transport system along the way. Explore the city’s monuments and museums in myriad neighborhoods on 3 different double-decker bus tours, a Yellow Boat tour, and a tour by historical tram. Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. Travel back to the “Age of Discoveries” in Belém and Ajuda, and meander around the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. Take a ride on Lisbon’s oldest mode of transport and climb aboard a tram to the Castelo São Jorge. Travel through historic areas such as Mouraria and Graça. Pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge and on to Belém aboard the Yellow Boat. See monuments such as the Torre de Belém and Padrão...

    The 72 hour all inclusive pass is the best value imo because you pretty much get a tour of most of the city. I unfortunately wasn't able to do the tram tour but I used my ticket to ride the city trams and that was good enough for me. my only critque is that it's hard to find the bus stops so they should try to add more specific directions on where they are.

  • Lisbon: Tagus River Yellow Boat Tour

    3. Lisbon: Tagus River Yellow Boat Tour

    On this Tagus River boat trip you’ll enjoy unique views of Lisbon and its hills. Starting in Terreiro do Paço, or downtown Lisbon, the boat passes under the 25 de Abril bridge, and on to Belém, one of the most interesting quarters of Lisbon.  Along the way, you’ll see some of the best known monuments in Belém, including the Torre de Belém and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Heading back to Terreiro do Paço, you’ll be able to admire the stunning views of the Lisbon landscape.

    I loved this cruise, it was so relaxing and very good value for money. It was long and very scenic, with excellent explanations of each area. The music was also divine.

  • Lisbon: Tagus River Cruise

    4. Lisbon: Tagus River Cruise

    Explore one of the most beautiful rivers in Portugal on a boat tour. Relax as you admire the attractions and scenery pass by. Climb aboard the ferry and choose your seat: under cover or under the open sky. Then, sit back and relax as the round trip begins. During the tour, learn about the sites via the screens or your phone through the onboard entertainment system. Buy some authentic snacks and drinks to enjoy onboard. First, take in Commerce Square with its equestrian statue representing King Dom José I, and just beyond it, the Arc de Triomphe. Next, pass under the spectacular 25 de Abril Bridge. Then, admire the architecture of the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology. Next, enjoy the unique view of the Monument to the Discoveries and Belem Tower from the water. Finally, take in the Sanctuary of Christ the King in Almada before heading back to dry land.

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

    5. 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: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

    6. Lisbon: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

    See the major monuments and romantic bridges of Lisbon from on board a stylish yacht, and get a unique perspective of the historic city from the River Tagus. Departing from the Belém district, the ancient landmarks start as soon as you set sail. Admire the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), commemorating Portugal’s great period of world exploration. Pass Belém Tower and the Ponte 25 de April suspension bridge, and catch a glimpse of Praça do Comércio through the Rua Augusta Arch, built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the devastating earthquake of 1755. The silhouette of the Moors Castle of São Jorge will provide a contrast to the contemporary architecture of the 1998 Lisbon Expo site. Cross the Tagus Estuary, and sail by the vast Vasco de Gama Bridge, a 6-lane highway that was completed in 1995 as the longest bridge in Europe.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Welcome Drink

    7. Lisbon: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Welcome Drink

    Cruise along the Tagus River for two hours from the Belém Marina, and get a unique view of Lisbon. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and admire its resemblance to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Discover Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that operated as a fortress, port, and ceremonial gateway to Lisbon during the time of Portuguese overseas exploration. See the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Monument of the Discoveries, which commemorates Portugal's Age of Discovery, too. Marvel at the Praça do Comercio, Commerce Square, from the comfort of your 12-metre-long sailboat. The boat is fully-equipped, and as the cruise takes place in the Tagus River where there are no waves, seasickness is unlikely to be a problem. Relax aboard for the duration of the trip with an included welcome drink, before returning to the original meeting point.

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What people are saying about Belem Tower

Massive thanks to Cristina & Jose for their welcoming ! The visit was great, the cheese and the wine was very good! The yatch is so beautiful! We had an amazing time ! It’s probably the best way to discover Lisboa! We’ll come back for sure!

I loved this cruise, it was so relaxing and very good value for money. It was long and very scenic, with excellent explanations of each area. The music was also divine.

Very good time, great skipper (Sébastien accompanied by Carlos) good people we will keep only good memories thank you

A great boat trip with nice crew including drinks and snacks

Nice guide and it was good way to overview the city