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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: 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 River Sunset Sailing Cruise

    4. 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 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 Half-Day Private Tour

    6. Lisbon Half-Day Private Tour

    During your Lisbonhalf-day tour visit all the main sites and monuments of the Belém area, including Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and Discoveries Monument. Enjoy some free time to visit the famous pastry shop “Pastéis de Belém” and taste its delicious pastry. Explore the Lisbon Castle, Lisbon Cathedral and the surrounding traditional neighborhood of Alfama. Marvel at the biggest park of Lisbon, Edward the VII Park and see the most beautiful squares and avenues, like the Restauradores, Rossio and Avenida da Liberdade. Cross the 25th April Bridge, and visit the King Christ Statue on the opposite side of the Tejo River. Do all of this with a very knowledgeable, experienced, and fun driver, in a magnificent Mercedes vehicle

    We enjoyed our 4 hours tour with Diego on Christmas day 2019 . it was very short tour and a lot of places being closed for the day in Lisbon but Diego planned up a few interesting places to visit that was opened .He even took us to see the changing of guards that was close to the Belem Tower .He is very well spoken and kept us entertained with his knowledge of Lisbon .I do highly recommend asking for him on tours with "Get your guide"

  • Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

    7. Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

    After check-in and a safety briefing, you’ll fly from a heliport on a Robinson 44 over the Tagus River. This 12-minute helicopter flight over Lisbon is priced for up to 3 passengers. Enjoy the views of the Belém Quarter, where the Portuguese embarked on voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. They sailed to Africa, to the Persian Gulf and on to India, and from there to Southeast Asia to China and finally to Japan. You’ll see the 2 jewels of historic Portuguese architecture: the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. The flight continues to the 25th of April Bridge and on to encounter the Christ the King statue that was built to thank God for sparing Portugal from WWII.

  • Lisbon 2-Hour Tagus River Sailing Cruise

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

    9. 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.

  • Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

    10. Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

    Have a truly unforgettable experience on a sailing yacht and experience Lisbon in a new way. Float down the Tagus River and view some of the city's main monuments including Torre de Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Electricity Museum, Maat, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and Cristo Rei. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and glimpse the beautiful hills of Lisbon and the picturesque neighborhoods on top of them such as Bairro Alto e Alfama and Castelo de S. Jorge. Gaze at a magical sky on your charming return journey or go to Cascais Bay to dive and sunbathe.

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What people are saying about Belem Tower

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 383 reviews

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!