1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. 25 de Abril Bridge

Lisbon: 45 Minute Express Cruise Along River Tagus

Product ID: 146196
Cruise along the River Tagus waterfront and admire the romantic city centre of Lisbon on a 45 minute tour in a traditional boat. See the Terreiro do Paco, built in the 18th century and observe the historical city center, all from the water.
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Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Enjoy a 45 minute sightseeing river cruise in a 1947 traditional cargo boat
  • Engage with the friendly skipper and listen to live onboard commentary
  • Relax as you cruise along the historical heart of Lisbon
Full description
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 Cais do Sodre 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.
  • 45 minute, sightseeing, river cruise in a 1947 traditional hand-painted boat

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Meeting point

At Cais do Sodre River Boat Station, pier 1, please meet at Nosso Tejo desk, in front of the pharmacy.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 245 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great introductory tour. We didn’t want to book a long trip as we were short on time, and so this was just perfect. We still felt as if we saw quite a lot of the city from the water. Very welcoming and informative team, and we enjoyed sitting up on deck enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful views.

February 20, 2020

Very chilled and cozy atmosphere with an amazing view to the city. Absolutely loved it, the staff was so nice and kind to us and made us feel so welcome. They left us a warm feeling in our hearts. Definitely a must if you are staying in Lisbon. They provided us with blankets and even a glass of wine. What a hidden gem! Thanks for a great memory. ❤️

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October 13, 2019

Perfect way to end a busy day

Centrally located (just down from the main square) this was an excellent way to wind down a day sightseeing. Easy to book, easy to check in and lovely traditional craft to transport you round the inner bay of the Tagus to see all the views of old town Lisbon (with a cool glass of very quaffable Portuguese wine). The crew and commentary was excellent (multilingual) - they look after you. Highly recommended

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September 9, 2019

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Nosso Tejo

Product ID: 146196