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Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

1. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Lisbon: Sunset Sailing with Portuguese Wine and History

2. Lisbon: Sunset Sailing with Portuguese Wine and History

Welcome aboard! Embark on a tour of Lisbon from a completely different angle. Join your passionate guide on a sailboat at sunset, and capture the sights of the most beautiful places in the city. Board a boat and head straight to Praca do Comercio. From there, sail towards Belem and several historical and fashion monuments in Lisbon, such as the 25 de Abril Bridge, Cristo Rei, the Electricity Museum, the Belem Tower, the Discoveries Monument, and more. Take in views of Lisbon from a different perspective while you relax on a 12-meter sailboat with a crew that is delighted to share their knowledge with you. Feel completely at home in an environment, perfect for anybody curious about sailing. Enjoy the most special moment of the day with the best company and a glass of wine, the captain's offer.

Lisbon: Historical SpeedBoat Tour

3. Lisbon: Historical SpeedBoat Tour

Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

4. Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

Travel from the Lisbon Zoo, taking in views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. You will be provided with surf equipment and meet your instructor before beginning your surf experience.  After surfing take a break and visit a sunny fisherman village. Here, you will be given the opportunity to taste the fresh flavors of the Portuguese fish-based gastronomy. Marvel at the views of the spectacular protected landscapes and historical monuments in Arrábida Natural Park. After, enjoy a wine tasting in a historic cellar in one of the richest wine regions in Portugal, Setúbal.

Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Cruise

5. Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Cruise

Set sail on a sunset cruise to see the highlights of Lisbon, such as Terreiro do Paço, Cristo Rei, 25 April bridge, Belém tower, the MAAT Museum, the Electricity Museum, and the Champalimaud Foundation. Depart from Doca do Espanhol, gate 3. As you cruise down the Tagus River, see the entire city from a different perspective. Enjoy the unique red-roofed skyline of Lisbon like never before. As soon as the sun start to goes down, the red and orange colors envelop you in a magical way. Sip your welcome drink as you relax and see the sights. Afterwards, return to Doca do Espanhol for drop-off.

Lisbon 2-Hour Private Tour by Sailing Boat

6. Lisbon 2-Hour Private Tour by Sailing Boat

Climb aboard a sailing boat and sail the calm waters of the Tagus River to experience Lisbon from a new perspective. You will be welcomed aboard the private boat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso marina, with easy access from almost anywhere in the city. Suitable for couples, families or small groups, the tour sails along the River Tagus passing some of Lisbon's main monuments and hidden attractions. Set sail from close to Belém Tower, one of the most beautiful attractions in the city center. Relax on board the yacht as you pass sights such as the large Terreiro do Paço, also known as the Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), remodelled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown after the 1755 earthquake that destroyed much of the city. Enthusiastic and experienced skippers will be happy to share their knowledge of Lisbon, as well as their passion for sailing as you cruise from, and back to, Doca do Bom Sucesso.

Go Sailing - Lisbon Sailing Tour

7. Go Sailing - Lisbon Sailing Tour

This is a fun, calm and easy going experience that also allows you to learn about sailing, where you grab the helm, help on the maneuvers and/or just relax, meet people, learn history, curious facts and local tips about Lisboa, aboard of a 12 meters sailboat. The two-hour sailing experience have as main route untie from the marina, sailing head to Praça do Comércio (Comercial Square), then turn to Cristo-Rei (King Christ), then to Torre de Belém (Belem Tower) sailing under the 25 de April bridge, and return to the marina passing by Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries). We also offer several difference experiences for group (min 2 and max 11 people). Tailor made tours are also possible but should be arranged in advance (e.g. Beach, Cascais, Team Builing).

Lisbon: Small Group Scenic Sightseeing Tour by Minivan

8. Lisbon: Small Group Scenic Sightseeing Tour by Minivan

Get the full Lisbon experience on a comprehensive small group tour of its sights, sounds, and flavors. Visit famous sights, such as the Christ the King statue, and journey through typical neighborhoods. Your guide will take you back to the 16th-century “Age of Discoveries” in Belém. Learn about Portuguese navigators, stop in front of the 500-year-old Torre de Belém, and see the Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos), one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline architecture. Experience the exquisite taste of a Pasteis de Belém (custard tart), originally created by the monks. Return to the present day, and cross the bridge named for the date of the Portuguese Revolution (Ponte 25 de Abril), the day the Salazar dictatorship ended in 1974. Get some of the best views of Lisbon from the Christ the King statue (optional entrance for an additional fee). Next, learn about “The City of Seven Hills” (“A Cidade das Sete Colinas”) from some of the miradouros (“Golden Views”) observation points, and see for yourself why they have been rewarded such a poetic title. End your tour on Largo do Carmo in the Chiado district, and stand at the site of the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that brought the years of dictatorship to an end.

Azeitão, Setúbal, Arrábida & Palmela Full-Day Tour

9. Azeitão, Setúbal, Arrábida & Palmela Full-Day Tour

On this full-day tour, cross the Tagus River from Lisbon to its south bank over the 25 Abril bridge, the 27th largest suspension bridge in the world. See Cristo Rei, a giant statue that was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It was inaugurated on 1959 to express gratitude because the Portuguese were spared the effects of World War II. Its location boasts a fabulous view of Lisbon. Explore Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, a typical villa known for its wine and cheese production as well as regional sweets. Visit a wine cellar with the option of a wine tasting on the day and head to a handmade tile factory for a guided tour and get the opportunity to make your own tile. After this, it's time to explore Arrabida National Park. Driving in the highest mountain road in the park, there will be several stops at the most interesting viewpoints. Break for lunch in Setubal, the most important center of Portugal's fishing industry. Have a lunch of delicious seafood or grilled fish and take a tour through the town. Visit Palmela Castle with its views over the peninsula and Atlantic. Return to Lisbon by the Vasco da Gama bridge, the longest in Europe with a total length of 12.3 km.

Almada: Group Kitesurfing Lesson

10. Almada: Group Kitesurfing Lesson

South Adventures is one of the first kiteboarding schools in Portugal, teaching since 2004 with more than 30 thousand hours of teaching experience. Lisbon is an ideal location for your kite surfing holidays with beautiful white sandy beaches and two perfect shallow water lagoons near-by, suitable for all levels from beginners to experts and with a windy season from April till end of September but normally we have wind all year-round. Learn this amazing sport with fully passionate, experienced and certified instructors. The Lisbon area is a great kitesurf arena with all the natural ingredients to provide you a stunning experience no matter your level. Lessons for all levels. Everything you may need for your perfect kitesurf vacation is included such as the equipment and amazing conditions to improve and develop your skills.  These 3-hour based kitesurf lessons will take place in Costa da Caparica or at a Lagoon nearby, depending on the conditions, always looking for the best and safest conditions for you. This lessons are normally after 12h/13h as its when the wind starts to pickup.

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Superb experience! Pablo and Manuel are thoughtful with their clientele and take the time to explain Lisbon's history and chat. Pablo speaks French which can be an advantage for those who are not comfortable with English. It's a great activity to do to discover the city from another angle!

A fantastic experience! Super nice to see the city from the water. If you want you can stand behind the helm which is very cool! Valter told us a lot of interesting things about the city. It was a super fun and relaxed experience for us. Highly recommended if you are in Lisbon!

Guides were friendly and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. We were provided green wine, snacks and blankets along with a peaceful and beautiful sail down the river. Highly recommend!

It was an amazing experience. The crew - Pablo and Catarina - were really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. HIGHLY Recommend. Don’t miss it!

Very friendly crew and not too many passengers are possible on board. Wine and nibbles made the trip very enjoyable.