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  1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. 25 de Abril Bridge

Lisbon: Express Cruise on "Barco Evora"

Product ID: 189171
On this historic, beautiful ship, discover beautiful views of the Tagus, arguably the best view of Lisbon, while enjoying a drink; wine, beer, coffee, juice, or water.
About this activity
Duration: 45 minutes
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a drink of your choice, beer, coffee, juice, or water
  • Go on a 50-minute sightseeing river cruise in a historical and charming boat
  • Learn about your surroundings from a local guide
Full description
Begin your tour at Cais do Sodré, where you will set sail on the historical Barco Evora to the 25 de Abril Bridge. Here, you will see, by far, the most beautiful monuments dedicated to the triumphal period of the Discoveries: Jeronimos Monastery, Monument of the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belém. Take the best photos of downtown Lisbon on a 45-minute cruise between Cais do Sodré - Cristo-Rei (south bank) - Terreiro do Paço - Cais do Sodré

Barco Evora is an historic ship built in 1931 with recycled tank plates from World War I. It was the first diesel-powered ship in Portugal and for more than 50 years served the Portuguese by connecting the river between Lisbon and the south bank. Between 2014 and 2017 it has been totally refurbished to become the charming ship it is today. 

On the way back, you will also have the opportunity to take the most beautiful photographs of Cristo Rei until you reach one of the most beautiful squares in the world: Praça do Comércio, also known as Terreiro do Paço, the site of the palace of the kings of Portugal for about two centuries.

From the Terreiro do Paço, you can see the whole of Lisbon's old quarter, with the São Jorge Castle, the Lisbon Cathedral built in 1147, the historical districts such as Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça, as well as the Church of Santa Engrácia that was converted in the 19th century into the National Pantheon, where Portuguese figures such as Amália Rodrigues, João de Deus, and Eusebio are buried.
  • 1 drink of your choice - beer, coffee, juice, or water
  • 50-minute sightseeing river cruise in a historical and charming boat
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Ribeira das Naus Tourist Pier Pier next to a large riverside esplanade (Ribeira das Naus Kiosk) and 100 meters from the Cais do Sodré ferry station, in the direction of Terreiro do Paço.

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Important information
Know before you go
• There are guide booklets in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and English.
• Live guides speak Portuguese and English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Hello, it was a very pleasant walk with my family. An experience to repeat we went after lunch, despite the sky being a little overcast, we chose to stay on the top of the boat, we had a drink, with the wonderful view of Lisbon as a background. Very beautiful, I advise. 5 stars, very friendly and attentive staff, kisses and good luck

March 1, 2020

We were very happy with this tour. This allowed us to have a little more information about Lisbon and its surroundings. The majority of people were sitting in the back of the boat while we were in front. That said, although the guide did not have time to visit us to provide us with more information, she did give us a map with places to visit and recommendations for restaurants. Very professional! I recommend!

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September 9, 2019

A great experience, a different view of the town and a good guide.

September 20, 2019

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Product ID: 189171