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Lisbon: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Wine

1. 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 Coast Guided Kayak Tour

2. Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

Experience the beautiful coast of Lisbon and see its historic coastal castles by kayak. Learn the basics of paddling and other techniques to make your experience as fun as possible. Paddle from Oeiras Harbor in the western part of the metropolitan area and see some of the most famous beaches, such as Praia de Carcavelos. Marvel at Saint Julian's Fort and the castles of Santo Amora and São João das Maias from the water. Discover the sheltered beach of Praia das Fontainhas along the way. Cool down with a dive in the crystal clear waters. Choose the length of your tour to suit your schedule, subject to the weather conditions, and benefit from the services of experienced guides, certified by the Portuguese Canoe and Kayak Federation.  

Lisbon Sail at Night

3. Lisbon Sail at Night

With departure from Belem Lisbon, you will begin one of the most memorable boat adventures, cruising through Lisbon at night. Sailing up the river is spectacular, and as you sail into the city center the lights become brighter and more captivating. You will be able to view the historic city center, which when lit up is always beautiful. You will venture down the southern margin in darkness, here you can really enjoy the view of Lisbon from a distance before returning to Belem. Throughout the cruise you will also have snacks and fine local wine to celebrate. This is a unique experience to get out of Lisbon and experience it from a completely different perspective, and sailing on the Tagus River at night time is a truly unique experience, even for the locals.

Oeiras Coast: Stand Up Paddleboarding near Lisbon

4. Oeiras Coast: Stand Up Paddleboarding near Lisbon

Experience the latest craze in water sports activities and discover what it feels like to stand on water! Take advantage of the Mediterranean climate of the Estoril Coast and get a full workout during an amazing standup paddleboarding session in Oeiras. Bring the family or your friends for a day of fun on the water. Oeiras Marina is the perfect location to learn the basics of standup paddleboarding or develop your endurance for longer paddles with the help of experienced guides. Master fundamental skills such as how to balance on your board, paddle across the sea and steer in the water. Learn how to respond when you fall, and the best recovery techniques!

From Lisbon: Full-Day Wellington Private Tour

5. From Lisbon: Full-Day Wellington Private Tour

Strategically similar to the Maginot Line (20th Century), the Torres Vedras Lines (19th Century) are the work of the military genie of both Sir Arthur Wellington (later Duque of Wellington and Marquis of Torres Vedras) and the Portuguese engineer, Brigadier Neves Costa. An enormous set of fortifications distributed in three lines from the Atlantic Ocean to the river Tagus with an innovating communications system, assuring the defense of the city of Lisbon.  Visit the evocative exhibition (Torres Vedras Museum) of the Peninsular Wars (1807/1814). Then, make your way to the battle of Vimeiro interpretation center (where the fading of the Napoleon army in the hands of the joint Portuguese/ English army began). Before returning to the hotel, visit and taste wine at the Adega Mãe.

Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

6. Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

Head to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River flows into the sea. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are listed as a Protected Landscape. Book this 5-hour program and treat your body and mind to a special day on the Portuguese coast. Your day begins with a one-hour yoga workshop with a certified instructor who will guide in order to experience deep relaxation through simple movements and repetitions. After stretching and relaxing the body and mind, receive a two-hour surf lesson with all the equipment provided along with video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed. This active tour offers the perfect opportunity to see a beautiful part of Portugal while learning or practicing two healthy and fun activities.

Explore Cape Espichel & Meco Beach, South Lisbon

7. Explore Cape Espichel & Meco Beach, South Lisbon

Start your day by being picked-up in your accommodation in Lisbon. You will spend a full day exploring the region located to the south of Lisbon. You will start by crossing the impressive bridge with stunning views of the Tagus River and of Lisbon. You will then visit the monument of Christ-the-king, where you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the city of Lisbon, the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. After this visit, you will continue further south, until you reach Espichel Cape, where you will enjoy a view over the Atlantic Ocean and the coastline of the area. In Cape Espichel lies a beacon, the Lighthouse of Cape Espichel. You can also see and visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Cape Espichel, also known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Mua Stone. There will also be the opportunity to see dinossaur footprints in Cape Espichel – they are visible on the rocks, and your guide will you locate them. Then it will be time to head to the beautiful Meco Beach to have lunch by the sea. This will be a great opportunity to try the local cuisine and wines. Please note that the lunch is not included in the tour price. After lunch, you can enjoy Meco beach. At the end of your day you will be returned back to your accommodation in Lisbon.

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Something different, get to see the city from the river. Really good guys who take time to engage with everyone on board. Things you need to know: The wine keeps coming! They have blankets as it can be cool Use Uber or have number for taxi for return

Really excellent. The guys knew everything there is to know about Lisbon, and were very kind. The boat was perfect and the ride was smooth. Our wine glasses could not stay empty and they also gave us some snacks. Overall awesome!!

Great sailing experience at sunset - the crew was very knowledgeable and gave us great travel tips for my birthday in Portugal. We really enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

Our Raquel was top notch. All in all a great experience both from a sea kayak learning experience and information about the coastline, buildings and general environment.

Friendly staff, beautiful surroundings, tasteful wine. Perfect trip..