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Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

1. 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.

Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais: Private 2 Days Tour

2. Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais: Private 2 Days Tour

Start with a pickup from your hotel for a private tour to some of the most important sights of Lisbon. Begin the tour at Eduardo VII Park, one of Lisbon's best viewpoints. Continue to downtown Baixa passing by the Marquês de Pombal roundabout, Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio, and Praça do Comércio. End this part of the visit at the Portas do Sol viewpoint with the Tagus River at your feet. Head to the Belem district, where the Age of Discovery was set in motion. Be amazed by the Tower of Belém and the Jeronimos Monastery. Visit one of the oldest pastry shops in Portugal to taste a famous Pastel de Belém. Explore the Expo98 territory where modernity meets the city and invites you to have a glance at 21st-century architectural masterpieces. Journey to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais from your hotel. After a short trip from Lisbon to Sintra, you will get the full Pena Palace experience. This palace seats on top of the Sintra Mountain and offers magnificent views of all the surrounding territory. Stop at the historical center of Sintra and admire the Town Palace and the Moorish Castle. While visiting some of the narrow alleys, visit the Piriquita pastry shop to taste a delicious Travesseiro de Sintra. Cross the Mountain of Sintra, home to the Natural Park of Sintra Cascais. Reach Cabo da Roca and feel the fullness of nature as you stand on the most western point of Continental Europe facing the Atlantic Ocean on top of a 460 feet high cliff. Finally, stop in Cascais, a former fishing village with a special flair. Throughout the tour, your local guide will accompany you on a unique experience always willing to meet your needs and share Lisbon citizens' culture and lifestyle.

Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East

3. Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East

This guided visit will give you the full flavor of Lisbon throughout its history. You will be picked up at your hotel and head to Belém, where you will start our tour. Belém is a landmark of the Discoveries period and you will see several grand monuments of that era (Torre de Belem, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Capela de São Jerónimo) and others from more recent times but that celebrate that outstanding period (Padrao dos Descobrimentos). Other attractions can also be seen or visited here, namely the Planetarium, the Coach Museum, and the Navy Museum. This is also the place for a stop at the most famous 19th century house Casa dos Pastéis de Belem (Portuguese custard tarts), with walls beautifully decorated with traditional Portuguese tiles. Head to downtown passing first by Parque Edward 7th, where you will enjoy incredible views over downtown Lisbon, the Tagus River, and the southern landscapes beyond. From there cross the Marquês de Pombal roundabout, the city's geographic center, and head to Rossio and Praça do Comércio, exploring the Pombaline architecture, which was used to rebuild this part of the city after the 1755 earthquake and tsunami. Praça do Rossio, the main dowtwon square, is the city's social center since ancient times, and layers of all periods of history, including Roman, are scattered everywhere, making this a unique part of the city. Driving by the river and along the old Moorish district of Alfama, head to Parque das Nações, one of the best examples of modern urbanism in Portugal and where the last World Exhibition of the 20th century (EXPO 98) took place. Here, many attractions that remain from the Exhibition (e.g, oceanarium) can be explored through a stroll around the place. This will be last place of visit, and from here you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Parque das Nações

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Very interesting different bus lines. You can see a lot of the surrounding city of Lisbon. Unfortunately we only managed the Belem tour. You could spend a whole day with the lines.

De route is zo gemaakt dat je de meeste bezienswaardigheden een keertje aan de enen kant van de bus ziet en een keertje aan de andere kant.

We took the Belem route. Good audio information on the bus. Enjoyed the route

If you have a few days and you want to turn the crush this is the right way

The experience was very positive, everything was organized