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Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

1. Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

Enjoy a fantastic private sunset cruise along the Tagus (Tejo) River and discover Lisbon from a different perspective. Admire the spectacular sights and colors of Lisbon from its lovely waterfront. Depart from the marina of Belém, next to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) celebrating the 15th and 16th-century Portuguese "Age of Exploration." Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in the city's historic quarter. See the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela and the beautiful square of Praça do Comércio. Get a privileged view of the Castle of São Jorge, perched atop one of Lisbon's legendary 7 hills. From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge from a 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.

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Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

2. Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

Experience Lisbon from different perspectives on a comprehensive city tour to more than 20 attractions. Journey to amazing viewpoints, such as Eduardo VII Park, São Pedro de Alcântara and the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. Hear fascinating stories from the city's history, and embrace its medieval side at São Jorge Castle, where the commanding hilltop location rewards with breathtaking views of the historic center. Discover Lisbon's oldest church at Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), and explore the more esoteric side of downtown. Learn how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755 by going to the vast square of Praça do Comércio. Ascend to the rooftop of the Rua Augusta Arch, and imagine what it was like to watch the Portuguese ships returning from their voyages of discovery around the globe Visit the great monuments that honor that "Age of Discoveries" including the chance to look inside Jerónimos Monastery. Go to the top of Belém Tower, and contemplate Portugal's maritime history at the Monument to the Discoveries, sculpted in the form of a ship's prow. Try a delicious Pastel de Belém (an egg custard tart made with flaky pastry). Then, explore Lisbon's more contemporary side at the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações), where you can hop on the cable car and soar over the Tagus River and the site of the 1998 Expo.. 

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Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

3. 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.

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Lisbon: Sitway Tour and Lisbon Oceanarium Ticket

4. Lisbon: Sitway Tour and Lisbon Oceanarium Ticket

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore East Lisbon on a sitway. See more of the city’s famous Parque das Nações district, enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide, and marvel at the incredible exhibitions at the Lisbon Oceanarium. Meet your guide, receive your helmet, and get an instructional session on how to use the sitway. You’ll ride on the wide sidewalks and open spaces, with the river, water fountains, lush greenery, and public art surrounding you as you make your way to the Oceanarium. Once there, skip the lines with your tickets and head into the magical underwater world aquarium, which hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions that you can enjoy on your visit. See the "One Planet, One Ocean" permanent exhibition that celebrates life on Earth with an impressive collection of living creatures. It invokes the complex diversity that inhabits the ocean and the vital role it plays in the balance of life on our planet.

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Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruise

5. Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the true energy of Lisbon as you cruise towards the sea along the Tagus River in this 2.5-hour boat tour. Take in centuries of Portugal’s history from the water as you pass by beautiful architecture and monuments scattered along the riverside, as well as majestic castles on the city’s hills. Discover the city on a mini cruise and admire the beauty of Lisbon from a different perspective. Though a return trip to your hotel is not included, use the Hop-on Hop-off service to get back to the city center or explore more of the city. Admire this amazing city’s blend of new and old while relaxing on a comfortable boat, and see Portugal’s cultural and economic hub from a whole new perspective.

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Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

6. Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

Discover Lisbon's street art during a 2-hour photo tour. Wander through some of Lisbon's oldest and most popular neighborhoods and marvel at the spectacular street murals. After meeting your guide, set off on your exploration of Lisbon's famous street art, with new pieces appearing every day. Walk from the downtown area to the top of the castle hill, so be prepared to go up and down several hills; the art will be worth the effort, though. Take a journey into the world of street art with your guide and hear about its history in Lisbon. Enjoy time to take pictures of all the art and soak up the views of the Tagus River.

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Lisbon: Full-Day City Private Tour

7. Lisbon: Full-Day City Private Tour

Discover Lisbon through its distinctive neighborhoods. First, walk through Alfama’s narrow streets and alleyways. Then, visit the Castle with its expansive view of the city.  Visit the old cathedral and explore the city center - this entire area had to be reshaped after the earthquake of 1755 nearly destroyed the city. Next, arrive at Jeronimo’s Monastery. Sample the delicious Portuguese pastry created here by Catholic monks - pastel de nata - an egg tart. Admire the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belem Tower at the banks of the Tagus River. Then, end the day by exploring the modern part of the city at Parque das Nações - the site of the 1998 world exposition.

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Private Day Trip Visiting Lisbon from West to East

8. 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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Lisbon: Segway Night Tour

9. 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 is a district full of historic monuments and impressive museums. All of them light up at night, allowing you to focus on their unique details. Showing you all of this at night adds to the mysticism of the monuments from the Age of Discovery.  In Parque das Nações, you will find a calmer area with the river close at hand, but also a vibrant nightlife scene. Enjoy the serenity while watching the lights reflecting on the water. You'll also be able to check out the nightlife scene, with a number of popular clubs. During the summer, you'll be able to see the terraces full of people drinking and enjoying themselves.

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Best of Lisbon: Full-Day Private Guided City Tour

10. Best of Lisbon: Full-Day Private Guided City Tour

You have the option of beginning your private 8-hour tour with a hotel or cruise port pick-up. Otherwise, you’ll meet your guide at the Hard Rock Café Lisbon. In the morning you’ll visit the major sights of Lisbon, including the historic Belem neighborhood, where you’ll see the Belem Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Jeronimos Monastery, built after Vasco da Gama’s discovery of India in the late 15th century. Afterwards, you’ll make a quick stop at the most famous pastry shop in Portugal, Pasteis de Belem, founded in 1837. The tour then heads to central Lisbon, where you’ll admire Rossio Square and Commerce Square, and learn the history behind the Portuguese Inquisition of the 16th century. After lunch, the afternoon part of the tour starts at Restauradores Square, and continues to explore the downtown area. Experience the narrow streets of Alfama, visit the Lisbon Cathedral, originally built more than 1,000 years ago, enjoy views of Lisbon Castle, and pass through Chiado and Bairro Alto, stopping at some amazing viewpoints like Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia. The tour ends with a visit to Parque das Nacoes, the new and modern part of the city, near the Tejo River. This was the built for Expo'98, and to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the discovery of India by Vasco da Gama.

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What people are saying about Parque das Nações

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 55 reviews

We really enjoyed our sunset cruise. The two guides were extremely friendly and took great care of us - no matter if it was about infos about the tour or the boat, providing us with useful tools and letting us choose our own music on the boat or taking group pictures of us ;) I can honestly highly recommend it!

It was a fabulous experience. Bought it as a birthday gift and it was amazing. Our host were fantastic, told us a lot of stories about the city. They were very positive and made our experience very special. Thank you.

It has been a super complete guide, Luis is a true professional and his recommendations have been unbeatable.

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

Very nice trip with great explanations about Lisbon’s history. Perfect ! And cool staff