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Ribeira das Naus

Ribeira das Naus: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon: Sunset Tour with Music and a Drink

1. Lisbon: Sunset Tour with Music and a Drink

Embark on a sunset experience along Lisbon's Tagus River. Spot iconic sights such as Christ the King and the 25th of April Bridge, as well as the elegant Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Enjoy a drink included in the price of the ticket and unwind with onboard music. Relax on the catamaran's 2 nets or dance on the onboard dance floor. Snap pictures of the unique architecture of the Electricity Museum and enjoy the colors of the sunset reflected on the water. At the end of the tour, return to Ribeira das Naus Quay.

Lisbon: Guided Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

2. Lisbon: Guided Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

Cycle the banks of the Tagus River, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Belém on an electric bike tour of Lisbon. Meet your guide at a central meeting point for a short briefing on how the bikes work. Then, glide off towards the renovated Ribeira Market, where you will find an abundance of traditional stalls selling fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers.  A separate area features more than 30 restaurants where you can taste food recommended by highly regarded chefs.  Next, bike down the former red light district of the Rua Nova de Carvalho (also known as “Pink Street”), famous for its animated nightlife, and recently named by the New York Times as one of the best streets in Europe. Pass the Cais do Sodré area, a hub of maritime activities since the 15th century and now the ferry terminal for the cacilheiros boats that connect Lisbon and Cacilhas.  Cycle alongside the River Tagus to the Torre Belém, and feast your eyes on the 25th of April Bridge, a symbol of the 25th of April Revolution that put an end to 41 years of dictatorship. Continue past the former thermoelectric plant that is now home to the Electricity Museum, and admire one of the best examples of Industrial architecture in Lisbon. Next, go to the Monument of the Discoveries built in 1940 for the Exhibition of the Portuguese World. Admire the depictions of Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries,” before looking at the 16th-century fortifications of the Torre Belém, part of a defensive system that protected Lisbon from pirates. Enjoy a quiet coffee break away from the tourist traps, before cycling to the 16th-century Monastery of Saint Jerome, one of the finest examples of Manueline-style architecture in the city. There will be the chance to taste one of the famous Belém custard tartlets in the magnificent gardens before it’s time to cycle back to the meeting point.

South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

3. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

Explore southern Lisbon on this electric bike tour. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstretched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Largo da Severa 7A for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange cacilheiro (ferry) across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Next, take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Christ the King, or cycle up the hill with no sweat on your electric bike! Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge. After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Bike back downhill towards the river, and explore the narrow streets of Almada. Visit the Medieval Museum to see relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then, cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour 48-Hour Pass

4. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour 48-Hour Pass

Make the most of your time in Lisbon with this 48-hour hop-on hop-off boat pass. Board the vessel from either Ribeira das Naus, Belém River Station, or Princesa Pier (next to Torre de Belém), then set sail on a sightseeing tour of the city. From your unique vantage point on the water, admire Lisbon’s stunning skyline while looking out for iconic monuments and buildings. Highlights of the tour include Belém, where you can hop-off the boat to explore on foot and try a traditional 'pastel de Belém'. The tour also sails by Terreiro do Paço, an impressive 18th century building, as well as the strikingly modern MAAT building. Onboard enjoy free Wi-Fi so you can upload your snaps right away, and listen to fascinating information about the city and the landmarks you can see.

Lisbon: Portuguese Petiscos Tasting Tour by E-Bike

5. Lisbon: Portuguese Petiscos Tasting Tour by E-Bike

Combine 2 activities in one tour on a food tasting tour of Lisbon by electric bike. Discover some of the Portuguese capital’s most enchanting areas, while exploring the food culture of the Portuguese “petiscos.” The petiscos are small portions of food that can make a full meal when served with rice or a salad. The list of petiscos is endless, but popular examples include salads of peppers, watercress, codfish, fish spawn, and pig ear; Bolhão Pato clams; Peixinhos da Horta (deep fried battered green beans); snails; shrimp stuffed patties; Pipis (chicken giblets stewed in a rich tomato, garlic and onion sauce); hot pork sandwiches; and the famous Pastéis de Bacalhau made with codfish. Meet your guide at a central location for a short briefing on how to use the bike. Then, glide off to taste ancient recipes that have been creatively adapted for more modern tastes. Go to the renovated Ribeira Market to find an abundance of traditional stalls selling fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers. A separate area features more than 30 restaurants where you can taste petiscos recommended by highly regarded chefs. You will also discover the pedestrianized Nova de Carvalho (also known as “Pink Street”), known for its pubs and clubs, and named by the New York Times as one of Europe’s best streets. Continue to the renovated Ribeira das Naus waterfront promenade, where many of Portugal’s ships were built during the 16th century “Age of Discoveries.” Enter the Pombaline Downtown, rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755, and explore wide streets full of restaurants and coffee shops, many of which have been there for centuries. Continue to the bohemian Chiado neighborhood for a 3rd petiscos tasting, before cycling through the historic Bairro Alto to experience 500 years of history and your 4th and last tasting experience.

Lisbon: Guided Riverside Segway Tour

6. Lisbon: Guided Riverside Segway Tour

Learn how to use a Segway from your experienced guide. Glide along the streets and squares of Lisbon, including the plaza at Terreiro do Comércio. Whizz along to Cais do Sodré and admire the vintage cafés and lively bars. Snap memorable photos under the famous Red Bridge across the Tagus River. Meet your guide and strap on your helmet. Benefit from some quick practice so you can ride safely. Learn about Lisbon's maritime heritage at Terreiro do Paço, where most ships left during the time of the discoveries. Continue to Cais do Sodré, which was transformed into a trendy area. Enjoy your day at this spot, famous for bars and cafés. Arrive at the luxury marina of Lisbon halfway through your adventure. Relax underneath the iconic 25 de Abril Bridge, which crosses the Tagus River, as you take some scenic photos. Pass by the National Museum of Ancient Art and the City Hall Square as you appreciate the city's architecture while your guide takes you back.

Lisbon: City Exploration Scooter Rental for 1-7 Days

7. Lisbon: City Exploration Scooter Rental for 1-7 Days

Are you looking for a cool way to discover the city? Scooter rentals are the perfect means of transportation for those that enjoy zooming through urban traffic while exploring the many secrets of LIsbon. If you’re looking to discover Lisbon, Estoril, Cascais or even Almada or Arrábida Park then we have got the perfect solution. For the scooter rental, we require a deposit of 800€ per vehicle (via credit card). It is possible to buy a CDW insurance of 10€, which reduces the deposit to 400€. All drivers must be: 25 years old or over with a valid driver’s License B; OR 18 years old or over with driver’s License A1 or A. For passengers not driving, the minimum age is 18 years old. It is imperative to present a valid original Driver’s License in Portugal (in Latin alphabet) and a valid Identification Document. Copies of documents or learners/provisional licenses will not be admissible. We provide you with all the necessary equipment you will need to enjoy your scooter as well as some good advice on where to go in Lisbon. HONDA PCX 125CC - Specifications: Engine Displacement (cm3): 125 Engine Type: SOHC 4-stroke Starter: Electric Fuel Capacity (Litres): 8.0 litres Fuel Consumption: 2,1l/100km Clutch: Automatic

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What people are saying about Ribeira das Naus

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 310 reviews

Wow we had a great time. Saw so many amazing sites and monuments we would have missed without participating in this activity. Bike ride was fun and made even more so riding along the water. Our guide Daniel was a real pleasure to deal with and took real good care of us. His knowledge and passion for the history of this beautiful country was evident. Thanks so much we certainly look forward to our next stay in Lisbon.

Very very good. Good music and good atmosphere. Possibility of going indoors or completely outdoors, sitting as we would like in a kind of very large "hard net". The drink included could be beer, white wine or port wine. And apart there were gin and tonics for 5 euros. We would repeat without a doubt.

Easy flat ride through a lot of neighborhoods. The egg tart alone was worth it. Felt I learned a lot more about Lisbon and Portugal both historically and current events. My husband (who never wants to do anything with a guide) and I both had a wonderful time.

Wow, this is a must! It was amazing. It was raining so badly and 15minutes after we were on the boat the rain stopped, and a rainbow came out! And then the clouds disappeared and the most beautiful sunset came with the big red bridge!

Nina was great, answered every question personally and had the best knowledge due to her studies. We can only highly recommend you and had a great tour!