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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 2-Hour Sailing Tour with Champagne

2. 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: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

3. Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

Discover Lisbon from a boat as you set sail on the Tagus river. See the most famous landmarks of the city and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. Board your sailboat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina. Sail down the Tagus river and pass by the Monument of Discoveries underneath the 25 de Abril Bridge. Continue onto the river Tejo and admire Lisbon's many different architectural styles. On the journey back to the marina you’ll pass by the Christ the King statue on the south bank, as well as the Belem Tower monument. If you’ve selected the sunset option you’ll have the chance to witness the sunset over the Lisbon skyline – a romantic view perfect for couples. You can choose to help the crew sail the boat (no experience necessary), or simply relax on deck.

Lisbon: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Wine

4. Lisbon: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Wine

Admire Lisbon's iconic skyline while sipping on a glass of wine on this sunset sailboat trip. Sit back and relax as you cruise on the Tagus River and take in the sights as you go. The best way to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built facing the water is by boat. Glide along the Tagus river and prepare to feel amazed by Lisbon's splendid palaces, museums, monuments, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses, which all magnificently line the waterfront. This journey, by sailboat or motorboat, will bring the magic of Lisbon alive. Seeing Lisbon by sunset is truly a unique experience. See how city changes color and the smells become more aromatic. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you sail through the city.

Lisbon: Tagus River Sailboat Tour

5. Lisbon: Tagus River Sailboat Tour

Make your own way to Doca do Espanhol at Alcântara and meet the crew. With your fellow travellers, listen to a safety briefing. Sit back, relax, and soak up the incredible views as the sailing cruise makes its way along the Tagus River.  Enjoy views of the cityscape and see sights such as the Belém Tower, King Christ, Commerce Square, and the Discoveries Monument. Feel immersed in Portuguese culture as you experience Lisbon from another point of view. Watch as the sun sinks below the horizon with a glass of wine or beer in hand and return to the dock with incredible memories and photos of your unforgettable experience.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Sailboat Cruise

6. Lisbon: 2-Hour Sailboat Cruise

See Lisbon from the water and take in the city's unique sights as you sit back and relax on a boat cruise. See St. Jorge Castel, Belém, and other iconic buildings while sipping on a refreshing drink. Visit Lisbon in a different way, be amazed by its colors, the way they spread over the hills and touch the Tagus River. Sail from the Doca de Santo Amaro, underneath the main bridge of Lisbon to the Praça do Comércio, one of the most beautiful plazas in the world and the heart of Lisbon during the 15th century. From there, see the old neighborhoods of Lisbon, Chiado, Baixa, Castelo and Alfama. Then, cross to Cacilhas on the other side of the river to get the widest possible view of the city. Sail close to the Cristo Rei on the south bank, cross under the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge towards Belém to see its tower, which is part of the defensive fortifications of Lisbon. On the way back, see how the people of Lisbon love to walk, sit and chat by the side of the river; usually, the banks are full of people enjoying the sun, the river and boats passing by. During your tour, benefit from a complimentary drink accompanied by some traditional cheese and ham. If sailing on the evening tour, have the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable sunset. Take plenty of time to take amazing pictures of the city and of this incredible experience on the Tagus River.

Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

7. Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

Shortly after leaving the dock you’ll pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the shape of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, and also the Torre de Belém, an iconic monument of Lisbon. Back along the north bank, you’ll have views of historic Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço and the Cais do Sodré and also the recently renovated waterfront and see the Museum of Electricity. On the south bank see the forts and prisons that were used during the old regime. You’ll be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, and have views of the Cristo Rei. Marvel at views of Lisbon you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to its famous light. The cruise includes a welcome drink of wine, beer, champagne or juice.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sailing Trip by Catamaran

8. Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sailing Trip by Catamaran

Climb aboard a sailing catamaran and cruise the calm waters of the Tagus River. Experience Lisbon from a new perspective and see its historical monuments from the water. Get a welcome aboard the private boat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso marina. Avail of a service suitable for couples, families or small groups as you sail past some of the city's main monuments, such as Belém Tower, and discover hidden attractions along the way. Relax on board the catamaran as you pass sights such as the main square of Terreiro do Paço - also known as Praça do Comércio - remodeled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown after the 1755 Earthquake. Admire the 18th-century façades and mosaic cobbles. Hear more about the city from an enthusiastic skipper, who will also be happy to share their passion for sailing as you cruise back to the Doca do Bom Sucesso marina.

Lisbon: Private Tagus River Yacht Tour

9. Lisbon: Private Tagus River Yacht Tour

Your tour will begin as you make your way to the Doca do Espanhol in Alcântara, where you will be introduced to your crew. Along with your fellow travelers, you can listen to a brief safety briefing before beginning your tour. From there, sit back, relax, and soak up the incredible views as the sailing cruise makes its way along the Tagus River.  You can enjoy views of the cityscape and see sights such as the Belém Tower, King Christ, Commerce Square, and the Discoveries Monument. Feel immersed in Portuguese culture as you experience Lisbon from another point of view. Watch as the sun sinks below the horizon with a glass of wine or beer in hand, and a selection of Portuguese snacks.  At the conclusion of your tour, return to the dock with incredible memories and photos of your unforgettable experience.

Lisbon 2-Hour Private Tour by Power Catamaran 18 people

10. Lisbon 2-Hour Private Tour by Power Catamaran 18 people

Climb aboard a luxury power catamaran 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. Navigate from close to Belém Tower, one of the most beautiful attractions in the city center. Relax on-board the catamaran as you pass sights such as the large Terreiro do Paço, also known as the Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), remodeled 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.

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What people are saying about Tagus River

Super crew. Informative, fun, and great communication as to what we were seeing. Easy to book and very enjoyable from the start.

It was really very nice. Very nice skipper with great service. Can be recommended to everyone, young or old.

Too good, magnificent view of the Tagus. The guides were super nice and a beautiful sunset

Wonderful relaxed trip. With drinks and friendly staff! Recommended!

Brutal experience. Manuel and Bruno were very friendly. Thanks