Tagus River

Discover Lisbon’s beautiful waterfront scenery by boat for stunning views of its many monuments and landmarks.

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Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

1. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River with a live commentary from the crew. Discover the city’s beautiful waterfront scenery on a sailboat while admiring numerous historical monuments and iconic landmarks along the way.  Be greeted by your skipper, who will help you settle comfortably into the sailing boat at the loading pier. Toast with a welcome drink and set off to discover Lisbon's waterways, first passing the triumphant Monument to the Discoveries. Glide under the grandiose 25 of April Bridge and look up to catch a glimpse of the Cristo-Rei Statue looking out onto the waters. As you take in the stunning sights of buildings, bridges, and ships, listen to the crew tell you some curiosities and fun facts about the places you are passing by.  Continue aboard your Lisbon boat tour to the historical city center, where you will get incredible views of Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, and the emblematic Castle of Sao Jorge, sitting atop Lisbon's highest peak.  To round off your Lisbon cruise, catch an up-close glimpse of the unique serpentine-like architecture of the MAAT Museum and the iconic Belém Tower. If you have chosen the relevant option, you will also experience the city lit up at golden hour, followed by a beautiful sunset.

Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

2. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 39 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• Museum Tesouro Real• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado

Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Cruise with Wine & Snacks

3. Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Cruise with Wine & Snacks

Embark on an unforgettable evening boat cruise along the Tagus river and experience the best views of Lisbon's sights in the Portuguese evening sun. Climb aboard a pleasurable sunset cruise and enjoy time on the water. Taste the delicious set of snacks and sip on some refreshing wine during the sunset tour. Enjoy a peaceful evening along the beautiful shoreline accompanied by pleasant music. Experience the barrier-free panorama vessel where you can sit under the open sky or cover up if you prefer. If required, the roof will be closed, or we will set up the on-demand sun awning so that you can still enjoy the nice breeze. Enjoy the magical views of the city as the modern vessel has a 360-degree window view. Experience the impressive panorama overview from every seat on the boat. Feel the soothing breeze and take in the stunning architecture of the floodlit city at sunset.

Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Tour with Snacks and Drinks

4. Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Embark on sunset cruise aboard the Príncipe da Beira in Lisbon. Admire the city highlights as you sail along the Tagus river. Sip on red or white wine, beer, water or soft drinks. Try corn bread, butter, jams, olives, dried fruit, and Portuguese fruit cake.  Meet at the tour supplier's office and board the boat. Set-off along the banks of the Tagus river. See the colorful historic buildings in the Mouraria quarter. Capture pictures of the 16th-century Tower of Belém fortification.  View the '25th of April' red suspension bridge that connects the city with Almada. Relax on a comfortable ship while watching the reflection of the sunset on the water. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

Lisbon: Tagus River Express Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

5. Lisbon: Tagus River Express Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

Enjoy a guided boat trip in the historical heart of Lisbon, along the River Tagus. Discover Portugal's 18th century history as your guide and sailor shares informative commentary as your cruise down the beautiful river.  The 45 minute cruise begins from the Terreiro do Paço River Station. You will see from the river the wonderful landscape of the historical city center, passing by Commerce Square, Sao Jorge Castle, Alfama, National Pantheon and Santa Apolonia Station. On the return, sail through the middle of the river to observe the enchanting hills of Lisbon and from a distance, the grandeur of the 25 de Abril Bridge and Christ the King. The tour is in a traditional and unique 1947 sailing cargo boat with capacity for 50 people. The boat is decorated in warm tones and numerous hand-painted flowers, that give a touch of charm and authenticity. In the late 1960s with the introduction of road bridges, these vessels entered into disuse and of the thousands of boats that existed only about 75 survived, duly registered in the Marinha do Tejo, living part of Portuguese Navy Museum. Experience a river cruise on this truly unique piece of history.

Lisbon 2-Hour Sailing Tour with Champagne

6. Lisbon 2-Hour Sailing Tour with Champagne

See Lisbon from a different perspective, from the comfort of a 15-meter full-equipped sailing yacht. Sip on Champagne and enjoy light snacks as you listen to your captain tell you interesting facts about the city and its famous landmarks. Meet at the marina where you’ll board the yacht Mara for your 2-hour sail, cruising up the river to take in spectacular views of the city. Once underway, Champagne will be served and your captain will tell you a bit of the history of Lisbon and its monuments. Beer and soft drinks are also available. If you like, you can try your hand at steering the yacht or sit back and relax on deck if you prefer. You’ll sail past many of Lisbon’s most famous sights, including the suspension bridge, the statue of Christ, and many others. With a maximum of 12 guests you’re guaranteed a very personalized tour. The Champagne will keep flowing throughout, and sweet and savoury hot snacks will be served during the cruise.

Lisbon: 2-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

7. Lisbon: 2-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience Lisbon on a hop-on and hop-off bus tour with a combined ticket offering two distinct routes, public transport access, and funiculars. Feel the sunshine on the upper deck and take in the sights, including the Torre de Belém. Jump on and off the open-top double-decker bus at leisure, and see the sites you want to see. Marvel at the main squares and monuments close to the Tagus River. Then, discover the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Lisbon. Belém Lisbon takes in Lisbon’s most famous sites, such as the magnificent Praça de D. Pedro IV (Rossio Square). Drive down the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to the Praça do Marquês de Pombal and marvel at this historical monument. Get a taste of the Belém area, the site of the monuments to Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries.” Discover a more modern side to Lisbon on the Modern Lisbon. You can jump off at the Oceanarium to see more than 16,000 birds, mammals and marine life (admission not included). Pass the grand Casa dos Bicos, with its façade of diamond-shaped stones. Stop here to learn about Portugal’s famous tiles at the Azulejo Museum. Explore the history of fado at the Fado Museum. If you would rather jump off here, the choice is yours. Belém Lisbon Bus Tour STOPS: 01 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 02 Restauradores 03 Marquês de Pombal 04 Av. José Malhoa Sul 05 Jardim Zoológico / Zoo 06 Praça de Espanha / Gulbenkian 07 El Corte Inglês 08 Parque Eduardo VII 09 Amoreiras Shopping 10 Basílica da Estrela 11 Torre de Belém 12 Padrão dos Descobrimentos 13 MAAT 14 Docas (Terminal Cruzeiros / Cruise Terminal) 15 Cais do Sodré 16 Rua do Comércio 17 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square Modern Lisbon Bus Tour STOPS: 1 - Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 2 - Rua do Comércio 3 - Terreiro do Paço Boat Station 4 - Porto Lisboa/Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5 - Santa Apolónia 6 - Museu do Azulejo 7 - Oceanário 8 - Pavilhão de Portugal 9 - Vasco Gama Shopping/FIL 10 - Torre Vasco da Gama/Hotel Myriad 11 - Campo Pequeno 12 - Restauradores 13 - Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square

Lisbon: 1 or 2-Hour Cruise along the Tagus River

8. Lisbon: 1 or 2-Hour Cruise along the Tagus River

Climb aboard a luxurious yacht for a 1 or 2-hour sailing tour of the coast of Lisbon, departing from the Doca do Bom Sucesso near the historic Belém Tower. Cruise along the tranquil waters of the Tagus River, passing the atmospheric neighborhoods of the city for an appreciation of its maritime and fishing traditions, along with its strategic importance in the defense of Portugal against attack in less peaceful times. Your enthusiastic and experienced skipper will share their knowledge of sailing the Atlantic and Tagus Estuary, as well as provide stories of Lisbon and its surrounding coastline. Your safety is a top priority at all times. Relax on board the stylish boats, which are between 7 and 18 meters long, and feature onboard toilet facilities, a kitchenette, and a CD/MP3/radio audio system to provide the soundtrack to your experience. Choose from a 1-hour morning cruise, a 2-hour day cruise, or a romantic 2-hour sunset cruise.

Lisbon: Tagus River Cruise with Traditional Muscatel Wine

9. Lisbon: Tagus River Cruise with Traditional Muscatel Wine

Embark on 2-hour cruise aboard the Príncipe da Beira in Lisbon. Take in the city highlights as you sail along the Tagus river while savoring a Muscatel wine that was produced from Muscat grapes in the region of Setúbal.  Meet at the tour supplier's office and board the boat. Set-off along the banks of the Tagus river. See the colorful historic buildings in the Mouraria quarter. Capture pictures of the 16th-century Tower of Belém fortification.  View the '25th of April' red suspension bridge that connects the city with Almada. Relax on a comfortable ship while drinking wine. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

Lisbon Bike Tour: Downtown Lisbon to Belém

10. Lisbon Bike Tour: Downtown Lisbon to Belém

The Lisbon Bike Tour covers an approachable route, without any climb. The terrain is always descending and flat. You'll start at the top of Parque Eduardo VII and descend through downtown Lisbon all the way to Belém. The tour will last about 4 hours. Usually, your guide makes a short stop downtown. Here, you are offered a Portugese specialty and a typical drink. You will also make another stop in an old café halfway through the ride. This time you have the option of a Portugese pastry. This stop is also a chance for guests to use the restroom or have another drink. Drinks at this café are not included. Taking 4 hours to ride about 10 kilometers means that you can enjoy a slow pace with panoramic views. Your guide will stop at the interesting points in town and tell you about what’s around. This is the best way to get to know Lisbon. The tour concludes in Belém, another historical district in Lisbon. In Belém, you will be on your own and can get return to downtown easily by public transportation – bus, tram and train – or by cab. Your guide will suggest a couple of nice restaurants for lunch, as well as fine monuments to visit in the area in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Tagus River

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4.6 / 5

based on 14,861 reviews

staff was very friendly and helpful during check in. during the trip they were very informative of the area and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask

Really amazing. Best service, tour and staff you can expect, taking really good care of everything and really trying to make all possible wishes possible.

Outstanding trip. Nigel the skipper was very accommodating it was a fantastic team building experience with outstanding views of Lisbon.

Antonio took time to get to know each guest. He was interesting and fun. My 16-year old son loved the tour.

Great experience! Our guides were very kind and the views were amazing. Highly recommend.