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Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Romantic Tagus River Cruise

1. Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Romantic Tagus River Cruise

Experience the best way to relax and get to know Lisbon from a different perspective from the river Tagus for wonderful coastline views. Imagine you and your better half sailing on an exclusive sailing yacht cruise under a magnificent blue sky for 2-hours. The wind will be blowing gently on your face as the yacht slides smoothly on the water, while you admire Lisbon's fascinating coastline. The discrete skipper will open a bottle of sparkling wine while keeping his eyes on the boat and the surroundings to guarantee maximum security on-board. Celebrate on-board special occasions such as being in love, being in Lisbon, marriage proposals, special dates or weddings.

Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

2. Lisbon: Private 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise during the golden hours of the day on this tour that’s priced for up to 2 persons. 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. Head to the south bank and 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. 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. As you arrive back at the dock, you’ll see the Museum of Electricity. 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

3. 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 Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

4. Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

Enjoy a fantastic private sunset cruise along the Tagus (Tejo) River and discover Lisbon from a different perspective. Admire the spectacular sights and colors of Lisbon from its lovely waterfront. Depart from the marina of Belém, next to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) celebrating the 15th and 16th-century Portuguese "Age of Exploration." Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in the city's historic quarter. See the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela and the beautiful square of Praça do Comércio. Get a privileged view of the Castle of São Jorge, perched atop one of Lisbon's legendary 7 hills. From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge from a distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

Lisbon: Private Tagus River Yacht Tour

5. 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

6. 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.

Lisbon: 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

7. Lisbon: 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

Benefit from hotel pick-up or start your tuk tuk tour of Lisbon at the central Praça da Figueira, part of the Baixa Pombalina re-urbanized after the devastations of the earthquake in 1755. Venture into downtown Lisbon, passing the monuments of Praça de D. Pedro IV (Rossio Square) and the Santa Justa Lift. Marvel at the imposing façade of Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), see the 18th-century Santo António Church and discover many other highlights along the way. Stop at the flea market of Feira da Ladra, where an eclectic mix of items are sold every Tuesday and Saturday. Then, ascend to the popular neighborhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto to experience the cosmopolitan pulse of some of the city's commercial old quarters. Journey along the banks of the River Tagus in Belém, where landmark attractions include the extravagant Jerónimos Monastery and the imposing Torre de Belém. Discover the birthplace of the mournful but beguiling musical expression of fado and get in contact with the locals en route.

Lisbon City Tour: Full-Day

8. Lisbon City Tour: Full-Day

One of the most beautiful capitals in Europe, Lisbon is awash with old, pastel painted houses and brilliant azulejos tiles. During this full-day small group tour, with a maximum 8 participants, you will see up to 25 different attractions. Start with a hotel pickup at 8:30 AM and visit the Belém district to taste the world-famous Pastel de Belém, also known as Pastel de Nata. After this sweet treat, continue to the Manueline Jeronimos Monastery. One of the most prominent buildings of the city, the monastery bears testament to Portugal’s great days of discovery and exploration, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Visit the tomb of the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama and the poet Luis de Camões. Continue to Belém Tower and Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries). Belém Tower was strategically built on the north bank of the Tagus River between 1514 and 1520, in order to protect Lisbon from attack. One of the jewels of architecture from the reign of King Manuel I, it was also inscribed by UNESCO in 1983. The Monument of Discoveries was originally erected in 1941 for the Portuguese World Exhibition, and celebrates the main players from Portugal’s Age of Discoveries and the days of world exploration. Cross the extensive 25 de Abril Bridge to reach the Statue of Christ, one of the symbols of Lisbon. Constructed in 1934, it was inspired by a visit the Cardinal Cerejeira, Patriarch of Lisbon, made to the Christ Of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. Admire Lisbon and its rolling hills from the viewpoints of St. Lucia, and Senhora do Monte. Continue to Eduardo VII Park, the largest park in central Lisbon. It was baptized in 1903 in honor of Great Britain’s King Edward VII, who had visited Lisbon to reaffirm the bonds of friendship between the 2 countries. Your city tour of Lisbon complete, your driver will take you back to your hotel or other Lisbon address of choice.

Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

9. Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

After check-in and a safety briefing, you’ll fly from a heliport on a Robinson 44 over the Tagus River. This 12-minute helicopter flight over Lisbon is priced for up to 3 passengers. Enjoy the views of the Belém Quarter, where the Portuguese embarked on voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. They sailed to Africa, to the Persian Gulf and on to India, and from there to Southeast Asia to China and finally to Japan. You’ll see the 2 jewels of historic Portuguese architecture: the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. The flight continues to the 25th of April Bridge and on to encounter the Christ the King statue that was built to thank God for sparing Portugal from WWII.

Lisbon: Tagus River Private 2-Hour Cruise

10. Lisbon: Tagus River Private 2-Hour Cruise

Admire Lisbon’s historic attractions from a unique perspective aboard a 2-hour cruise sailing down the Tagus River, which features your own personal skipper and free drinks. Start from Belém and glide past famous landmarks like the Tower of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery, São Jorge Castle, and the 25 de Abril Bridge. Enjoy a relaxing alternative to sightsee in Lisbon- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion.  Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling river breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities.

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What people are saying about Tagus River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 243 reviews

My friends and I had booked a private sunset cruise on the Tagus river. We were slightly late but that was not a problem, we were met and taken to our boat by Luis. On the boat were Michael and Bruno. We enjoyed the cruise immensely and we created a party atmosphere as it was a birthday celebration. All 3 crew members were very accomodating and joined in the fun which was why we really enjoyed this trip. The actual cruise was an enjoyable ride with a little history lesson too and it was spectacular to see the sunset, weather was amazing too. Cannot recommend the lovely staff and this cruise trip enough. This activity made our trip.

Mario & Beatrice were incredible! My husband and I celebrated our 35th Anniversary on the boat and had the best time. They were a great team, showing us sites around the city and kept great conversation. We were able to stop the engine and sail, which is an experience we’ll never forget. I highly recommend this tour if you’re in Lisbon.

We had a really nice time on this helicopter trip! It was our first time in a helicopter and it didn't disappoint! It was a great way to see the city.

I loved: the punctuality, the relaxation, the way of clarifying, the organization. Nothing negative to point out. Thank you Paula.

Beautiful views and the crew was fantastic. Definitely recommend!