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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: Daytime/Sunset City Cruise by Sailboat with Drinks

    2. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset City Cruise by Sailboat with Drinks

    Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River. Discover the city’s beautiful waterfront scenery on a sailboat while admiring numerous historical monuments and iconic landmarks along the way.  Be greeted by your skipper, who will help you settle comfortably into the sailing boat at the loading pier. Toast with a welcome drink and set off to discover Lisbon's waterways, first passing the triumphant Monument to the Discoveries. Glide under the grandiose 25 of April Bridge and look up to catch a glimpse of the Cristo-Rei Statue looking out onto the waters. As you take in the stunning sights of buildings, bridges, and ships, listen to the crew tell you some curiosities and fun facts about the places you are passing by.  Continue aboard your Lisbon boat tour to the historical city center, where you will get incredible views of Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, ...

    The trip with PalmaYachts was wonderful. Our skippers Fernando and Mario where the best and created good vibes during the whole tour. All in all an amazing experience on the water, with wonderful views while the sun went down. Definitely worth the money, we‘d recommend it 100% especially when there is good weather.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Guided Sailing Tour at Sunset

    3. Lisbon: 2-Hour Guided Sailing Tour at Sunset

    Travel back in time through 500 years of history and see all the major monuments of Lisbon from the River Tagus. Climb aboard a handsome yacht for a 2-hour sailing tour of the city’s iconic landmarks at sundown. Board the boat by the Monument to the Age of Discoveries, and sail past the Torre Belém (Belém Tower). Continue towards the vast span of the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge, and gaze up at the outstretched arms of the Christ the King statue. Marvel at beautiful squares, such as Terreiro do Paço (also known as the “Praça do Comércio”), part of the Pombaline Downtown rebirth after the 1755 Earthquake. Admire some of Lisbon’s oldest areas, such as the Alfama and Castle of Sao Jorge. Pass Lisbon Cathedral and the National Pantheon, before turning around for the return journey. Watch the sunset fall over Lisbon as you relax with a glass of sparking wine.

    Really nice tour. We enjoyed few glasses of wine, some snacks, the beautiful sunset, even seen the dolphins. And also a lot of fun facts from the guides. Recommendation for everyone visiting Lisbon.

  • Lisbon: 1 or 2-Hour Cruise along the Tagus River

    4. Lisbon: 1 or 2-Hour Cruise along the Tagus River

    Climb aboard a luxurious yacht for a 1 or 2-hour sailing tour of the coast of Lisbon, departing from the Doca do Bom Sucesso near the historic Belém Tower. Cruise along the tranquil waters of the Tagus River, passing the atmospheric neighborhoods of the city for an appreciation of its maritime and fishing traditions, along with its strategic importance in the defense of Portugal against attack in less peaceful times. Your enthusiastic and experienced skipper will share their knowledge of sailing the Atlantic and Tagus Estuary, as well as provide stories of Lisbon and its surrounding coastline. Your safety is a top priority at all times. Relax on board the stylish boats, which are between 7 and 18 meters long, and feature onboard toilet facilities, a kitchenette, and a CD/MP3/radio audio system to provide the soundtrack to your experience. Choose from a 1-hour morning cruise, a 2-hour da...

    A wonderful day of sailing!! Highly recommend this and a great price as well. We had an amazing afternoon sailing in Lisbon harbor. Thanks so much!!

  • Lisbon: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

    5. Lisbon: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

    Experience the history of Lisbon via a modern mode of transport. Using a self-balancing Segway, you can explore at your own pace and see more than you would on foot or a sightseeing bus. The Segway moves by responding to simple body movements and quickly feels like a natural extension of yourself. This experience to remember will get you up close to historic landmarks without breaking out in a sweat! You can take the tour alone, with friends, or with family. On arrival, you will be asked to choose from one of the following itineraries on your day of travel: Lisbon by the River; Alfama Tour; or Baixa Chiado. Explore the city cycle path near the River Tagus, where you can get up to full speed. Look out for historic attractions, such as the Santo Amaro Docks, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, and more. 

    Peter is a great tour guide! We took the more historical route instead of the one touring Belem and we found it immensely enjoyable. Peter was very knowledgeable and gave in-depth descriptions when encountering important monuments. Highly recommended taking the Segway tour with him! An absolute must-do in Lisbon!

  • Lisbon 2-Hour Tagus River Sailing Cruise

    6. Lisbon 2-Hour Tagus River Sailing Cruise

    Board your sailing yacht in the marina at Doca do Bom Sucesso, near the Belém Tower, one of the most-visited sites in Lisbon. You’ll soon be off, sailing the calm waters of the Tagus River on a 2-hour cruise, on board a comfortable and up-to-date sailing yacht. Sail with an enthusiastic and experienced skipper, who will be happy to tell you all about Lisbon. Yachts range in length from 7-18 meters, and each is equipped with a WC, fridge, and kitchenette. See the sights of Lisbon from the Belém Tower to Alfama. You’ll sail by the Cristo Rei, enjoying views of the city from a unique point of view, while hearing about Portuguese nautical history and the main monuments you pass by.

    Perfect trip! really enjoyed! Very nice boat, 7 people, very professional captain and his assistant.

  • Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

    7. Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

    Enjoy a 2-hour cruise during the golden hours of the day on this tour that’s priced for up to 2 persons. 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. Head to the south bank and 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. 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. As you arrive back at the dock, you’ll see the Museum of Electricity. 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.

    It was such a nice experience. The staff was very friendly. It was much better than I expected. I highly recommended.

  • Lisbon: Segway Night Tour

    8. Lisbon: Segway Night Tour

    Segways are self-balancing, futuristic-looking vehicles and, despite looking quite difficult to control, they are surprisingly easy and fun to ride on. The local partner's guides will help you to perfect your technique before you depart. This night tour will give you a totally different perspective on the city of Lisbon. Turn the lights on and start exploring. You'll be able to choose which of the 3 listed areas that you would like to discover.  Alfama wakes up at night. Some of the city's most historic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine. The neighborhood known as the Old Town is also home to traditional Fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings. While you cross the labyrinthine streets, listen to Fado sounds coming from the restaurants and also from local houses. Belém ...

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

    9. 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.

  • Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

    10. Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

    Discover the stunning city of Lisbon from the beautiful waters of the Tejo River. Leave the marina of Belém and follow the governance of the wind and sea to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), a monument celebrating the Portuguese Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries. Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in Lisbon's stunning historic quarter. Admire the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela, the beautiful Praça do Comércio square, and the Castle of São Jorge built on top of Lisbon's "seven hills." From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge in the distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

    Fantastic tour! The crew was amazing; very engaged, skilled and fun. We can definitely recommend this tour.

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What people are saying about Belem Tower

Had a great time, Miguel was very entertaining and looked after us with drinks and a blanket for the wife (take warm clothes as mentioned!!). Although engine overheated on the way back with seaweed blocking the coolant entry, we made sail and had a gentle cruise back to port with no worries. All in all a very enjoyable 2-3 hours.

Great boat ride!! Our boat was a lot less full than the other boats. Guides were very nice, took our pictures and told a lot about the city. Drinks were included. Sunset was beautiful. Can highly recommend!!

It was a very nice tour into the sunset. The crew tried very hard and explained a lot to us. There was also an answer for drinks.

We had an unforgettable evening. Thanks also to the attentive crew for spontaneously offering to take a few family photos.

Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!