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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 by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

2. Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk: 2 Hour Guided Tour

Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer on this private 2-hour electric tuk-tuk tour. Tuk-tuks are the perfect solution for touring the narrow streets of Lisbon and can accommodate up to 6 people. Discover the romance of the city as you visit the neighborhoods of Alfama, Graca, and Mouraria. Additionally, unveil the contemporary sides of the city with a visit to Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real, and Estrela. Let your guide share local history and stories of Lisbon throughout the tour. Lisbon is a city of seven hills, so you will break next to the best panoramas to capture the most gorgeous views. On this tour you will taste the famed local aperitif: ginginhai, a cherry liquor, while in the neighborhood of Alfama, an opportunity not be missed. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops, and restaurants. Visit the Portuguese Parlament and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

3. Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

Book your ticket for the Hills Tram Tour and ride a vintage tram through the most traditional quarters of Lisbon. You’ll travel through the neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Lapa. Get to know some of city's most unforgettable landmarks such as Castelo São Jorge, Sé Catedral, and the Basílica da Estrela. Visit its museums, such as MUDE, Museu do Chiado, and Museu de Arte Antiga. Take in stunning views from Miradouro da Graça, Miradouro Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol, and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. An on-board audio guide is available in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Lisbon: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour Along the Historic Tram Line 28

4. Lisbon: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour Along the Historic Tram Line 28

Follow the route of Lisbon's historic tram 28 to discover the main sights and hidden locations. Travel by eco-friendly tuk-tuk to neighborhoods such as Graça and the viewpoint of Senhora do Monte.  Travel back down the hill along the narrow streets of Alfama, stopping at Largo das Portas do Sol for more panoramic views. Continue to Lisbon Cathedral, built on the site of a former mosque. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops, and restaurants. Go to the National Assembly and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

5. 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: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

6. Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

Cruise Lisbon by tuk tuk and effortlessly see many of the city's best sites in a short amount of time. Your expert guide will take you to the best views, photo opportunities and most interesting places. Stops include the Lisbon Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church, the Castle neighborhood, Saint Vincent Monastery and many more.  Feel the pulse of the romantic city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. You'll enjoy the wonderful view from the Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint and visit the fabulous Estrela Basilica, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Lisbon. Get to know the narrow streets of Bairro Alto, where the night is full of charm and excitement as countless bars and restaurants bustle with patrons. Then, ride on to Jeronimos Monastery and visit its church. Get acquainted with the Belem Tower, where the Portuguese caravels set sail to Brazil in 1500. Finally, take some time to enjoy the monument dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries and savor one (or more) famous custard tarts, Pasteis de Belem. 

Full Lisbon: Private Tuk Tuk Tour

7. Full Lisbon: Private Tuk Tuk Tour

This is a sightseeing tour that includes everything you must see in Lisbon. It will give you a complete overview on the most important landmarks of the city. In this 4 hour ride, you will be able to experience the old districts, visit monuments full of history and see breathtaking views. Graça, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Chiado and Belem are must-seen neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital, and can be explored in a relaxed and comfortable way on board of an electric tuk tuk. And as flavors are also a great way to know a city - enjoy our offer of a traditional liquor in one of the stops. The tuk tuk is a very versatile way to move around the hills of Lisbon, as it gets access to sites where touristic buses are not allowed, considering the geography of the city. You can also count with the live explanation of our professional storytellers. Be prepared for a fun adventure but also for lots of history and contemporary culture.

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

8. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro • Miradouro de Santa Catarina • Elevador da Bica • Convento do Carmo • Estação do Rossio • Elevador de Santa Justa • Igreja de Santo António • Sé de Lisboa • Miradouro de Santa Luzia • Castelo de São Jorge • Teatro Romano • Miradouro Portas do Sol • Miradouro da Graça • Igreja da Graça • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte • Igreja de São Vicente de Fora • Feira da Ladra • Panteão Nacional • Alfama • Casa dos Bicos • Praça do Comércio 

Lisbon: Barrio Alto and Chiado Tuk Tuk Tour

9. Lisbon: Barrio Alto and Chiado Tuk Tuk Tour

Take a stroll through the commercial and political center of 18th and 19th century Lisbon. It was in this direction that the city expanded from the hill of the Castle. Get to know the downtown area Baixa Pombalina accurately rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake, which had its epicenter in the Arch of Rua Augusta and kept Carmo on its feet, despite the catastrophe. Have a close look at the wonders of the Portuguese baroque in the Church of São Roque and move up into the 19th century in Chiado. As distinguished and bourgeois as its cafés, theatres, bookshops and art deco façades that stretch through Príncipe Real, the city’s trendiest quarter, and the amazing S. Pedro de Alcântara Garden. Just across the street, take a look at the popular Bairro Alto, which completely changes at night. We stop for a few minutes at the picturesque Rua da Bica and then at the Adamastor viewpoint to feel the Tejo estuary in all its splendor and we go down towards the National Parliament. For a grandiose close, wind up at the Estrela Basilica and Park, to rest under the sun.

Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Estrela Basilica

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,869 reviews

Francesco and Federico were our hosts for this lovely evening. They took us around the port of Lisbon and timed our sunset view perfectly. They were accommodating and informative. Wonderful hosts and the boat was comfortable. Highly recommended.

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