Water activity

Lisbon 2-Hour River Cruise

4.8 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Lisbon Sail

Lisbon 2-Hour River Cruise

Activity provider: Lisbon Sail

From US$ 36.93 per person

Sail on the Tagus River with Lisbon and its iconic sights as the backdrop. Take a sightseeing tour were you can visit both banks of the river. Be amazed with Lisbon from a view you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to it’s famous light.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a tour where you can see monuments and some of the city's main attractions from a unique perspective
  • See Lisbon as never before going by Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Torre de Belém, Ponte 25 de Abril, Terreiro do Paço and Cristo Rei and more
  • Experience breathtaking views only possible from the water with the wind in your hair!
Full description

After arriving at the dock you will be shown to the sailing boat and briefed on the tour. Leaving the dock, you will pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos in the form of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, then the Torre de Belém, Lisbon’s ex-libris. You'll then head to the south bank and watch industries of old, forts and prisons used during the old regime, be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, once Oliveira Salazar Bridge and see the Cristo Rei. Back to the north bank you will see the Historical Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço, the Cais do Sodré and the recently renewed waterfront. Arriving at the dock you’ll see the Museum of Electricity and the newest emblematic structure, the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology. During the tour you will be served a welcome drink!

  • Welcome drink
  • 2-hour river cruise
  • Insurance
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

    Meet your skipper at Doca do Bom Sucesso - Gate 3 (next to Hotel Altis Belem), Lisbon Make your way to Belém by train, uber or táxi (5 min from city center) and near the Tower of Belem, next to Hotel Altis, you will find a dock that has a BP petrol Station. Get to gate 3 of the dock (the one closest to the Hotel) and there will be someone to meet you.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Please be at the dock 15 minutes before the indicated time
    • There is maximum tolerance of 15 min for late comers. After that the boat will set sail
    • You may not bring food and drinks aboard
    • Although large groups are accepted, the boats take up to 12 persons max. Groups of 13 or more will be divide into 2 or more boats. The boats will be sailing together
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 73 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    This river cruise was fantastic! We got to sit at the front of the sailboat with a great view. Our skipper, Isaac, was so funny and knowledgeable about the area. We really enjoyed our two hours with him! The description says that the ticket comes with a free welcome drink, but our group received free unlimited wines with a choice of white, red, or rose. It was a fantastic experience and so much fun!!

    Read more

    September 19, 2021

    A highlight of our Lisbon stay !

    Skipper Thomas and his friends were great hosts and the boat was beautiful. The emailed directions and location map were excellent. 6 of us had a 3pm afternoon sail after a long, hot day of walking so this was a great time to sail and relax with a different perspective of Lisbon. Drinks for sale on board would have been nice but the welcome drink was delicious. My friends had not sailed aboard a yacht before and were really impressed. Thank you !

    Read more

    September 12, 2019

    We took a 2 hour sail tour on the Tejo river which we booked on the same morning. We were expecting touristy attraction, but it turned out to be a very nice cruise. Weather was excellent and refreshing as it was +32c in the city. Both crew members were very hospitable constantly offering refreshments, which turned out to be included in the price. You got to see an alternative view of the city while stretching legs on the deck.

    Read more

    August 25, 2019

    Product ID: 84528