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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: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

2. 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.

Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

3. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

4. 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.

From Lisbon: Sesimbra Wild Beach Tour

5. From Lisbon: Sesimbra Wild Beach Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon and get back to nature at the remote beach of Sesimbra. Cross the Tagus River on the iconic 25 de Abril Bridge and then journey on to Ribeira do Cavalo to discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax on the hard-to-reach beach and go for a swim and snorkel in the sea, if conditions allow. Jump from the rocks if you are feeling brave! Then, head back to Lisbon and stop at the Cristo Rei statue of Christ for amazing views of the city. Look down at the beach and blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In case of schedule restrictions for accessing the Christ-King square, you will stop at the Viewpoint Boca do Vento next to the Christ-King or at Sesimbra Castle.  

Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

6. 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 2-Hour Tagus River Sailing Cruise

7. Lisbon 2-Hour Tagus River Sailing Cruise

Board your sailing yacht in the marina at Doca do Bom Sucesso, near the Belém Tower, one of the most-visited sites in Lisbon. You’ll soon be off, sailing the calm waters of the Tagus River on a 2-hour cruise, on board a comfortable and up-to-date sailing yacht. Sail with an enthusiastic and experienced skipper, who will be happy to tell you all about Lisbon. Yachts range in length from 7-18 meters, and each is equipped with a WC, fridge, and kitchenette. See the sights of Lisbon from the Belém Tower to Alfama. You’ll sail by the Cristo Rei, enjoying views of the city from a unique point of view, while hearing about Portuguese nautical history and the main monuments you pass by.

South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

8. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

Explore southern Lisbon on this electric bike tour. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstretched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Largo da Severa 7A for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange cacilheiro (ferry) across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Next, take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Christ the King, or cycle up the hill with no sweat on your electric bike! Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge. After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Bike back downhill towards the river, and explore the narrow streets of Almada. Visit the Medieval Museum to see relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then, cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.

Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

9. Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

Discover the stunning city of Lisbon from the beautiful waters of the Tejo River. Leave the marina of Belém and follow the governance of the wind and sea to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), a monument celebrating the Portuguese Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries. Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in Lisbon's stunning historic quarter. Admire the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela, the beautiful Praça do Comércio square, and the Castle of São Jorge built on top of Lisbon's "seven hills." From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge in the 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 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Almada

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

We did this as a family of 5 with 3 kids ages 8, 10, 13. Process was very organized! Boat was excellent - clean, lots of room, a bathroom, blankets, and a fun hammock net over the water that the kids loved. Crew was nice and friendly! One drink was included which was enjoyable, plus you could buy additional. Slight downside was that this was “sightseeing” only - no verbal explanations of what we were looking at unless you asked crew specifically, but I think this was mentioned in description.

Awesome experience. That skipper and first mate were super sweet to the children and had a lot to tell us about Lisbon, the boat, and just great stories. We definitely had more than a drink or two each. It was well worth it!

It was an unforgettable experience. Even more so thanks to an amazing skipper Benny who was very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting information about Lisbon during the cruise. Thank you!

Excelente passeio de veleiro! Pontuais e organizados, Barco grande e novo, Tomaz e Gonçalo sempre dispostos a ajudar e explicar tudo sobre o barco e trajeto. Recomendo fortemente!

The father and son crew was excellent. We enjoyed the trip and the guide was very knowledgeable