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Lisbon: Tagus River Express Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

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

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

4. 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: Alfama District 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

5. Lisbon: Alfama District 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the monuments of Alfama, one of the oldest and most atmospheric districts of Lisbon, and the only part of the city to survive the Great Earthquake of 1755. The neighborhood is a silent witness to the past glories and tragedy of Portugal, from the fall of empires to the birth of the new nation. Wander the narrow streets and ornate squares that echoed to the sounds of Phoenician traders, calls to prayer, and the rattle of historic trams. Here you will find the heart of fado music, a sound of longing and loss that gives voice to the languages, cultures, and religions that have all contributed to the district’s rich sense of community. Walk down Moorish streets and see some of the Roman foundations of Lisbon. Follow the silvery banks of the River Tagus, and marvel at the sun-bleached sandstone walls of the Castle of St George. Make your ascent to the city summit gently to let your breath be taken away by the amazing views.

Lisbon: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Wine

6. 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 Sunset Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

7. Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

Travel by open boat along the Tagus River on this amazing 2-hour boat cruise from Alfama to Belém and take in the views of Lisbon. Onboard enjoy commentary provided by a guide ensuring you don’t miss a thing as you experience Lisbon from the water.  Admire some of the most amazing monuments and buildings in the city. As you depart from the station you will pass Ribeira das Naus where many Portuguese explorers’ ships were built. Pass by Praça do Comércio, the largest square and one of the most iconic symbols of the city. From the water you will also be able to see São Jorge Castle, a Moorish castle overlooking the historic center and Alfama, the oldest district of the city.  Also seen on this tour is the district of Belém, where you will see more of the city and its many amazing monuments, including the Tower of Belém, a fortified tower on the banks of the Tagus River.

Lisbon: Tagus River Sailboat Tour

8. 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

9. 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: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

10. Lisbon: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

Experience the history of Lisbon via a modern mode of transport. Using a self-balancing Segway, you can explore at your own pace and see more than you would on foot or a sightseeing bus. The Segway moves by responding to simple body movements and quickly feels like a natural extension of yourself. This experience to remember will get you up close to historic landmarks without breaking out in a sweat! You can take the tour alone, with friends, or with family. On arrival, you will be asked to choose from one of the following itineraries on your day of travel: Lisbon by the River; Alfama Tour; or Baixa Chiado. Explore the city cycle path near the River Tagus, where you can get up to full speed. Look out for historic attractions, such as the Santo Amaro Docks, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, and more. 

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What people are saying about Tagus River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,701 reviews

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.

Our tour guide Rita was an amazing tour guide, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about history and telling the story of Portugal during the Age of Discovery. The river cruise was not what we expected. Well worth the walking tour if you want to learn about Portugal.

This was a beautiful trip, I would highly recommend. The wonderful Portuguese boat, made it a relaxing and gentle experience. In combination with the playing of fado music and the pleasant and friendly staff, I highly rate.

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

Guide was great, he spoke in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. Very impressive!