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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruise

See Lisbon from a different angle as you take a leisurely two-hour cruise down the Tagus River. Relax on the boat as you drift past Lisbon's monuments scattered along the waterfront, such as the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações), the Monument of the Discoveries and the 25th of April Bridge. Take in views of the beautiful St George Castle (Castelo de São Jorge), São Vicente Monastery and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery, which overlook the Tagus River from the Lisbon hills.


  • 4-hour Tagus River cruise in Lisbon
  • See the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações) and Oceanário (Lisbon's aquarium) from the water
  • Take in views of St George Castle and São Vicente Monastery from the Lisbon hills
  • Have your camera ready to make the most of several photo stops
  • Enjoy a hotel pickup from selected Lisbon hotels

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What You Can Expect

Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruise

Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruise

Discover the beauty of Lisbon from a different point of view -- from the Tagus River! Meet your local representative in central Lisbon or enjoy pickup from your Lisbon hotel, then take in views of the city as you head to the riverfront. On the drive down the Avenida da Liberdade, the biggest in the city, admire views of the Alfama district -- the oldest in Lisbon -- and Bairro Alto.

Continue along the waterfront, where you will get a panoramic view of the wide Tagus River before you change to a smooth-sailing, comfortable boat for your sightseeing cruise in Lisbon.

Relax as you enjoy panoramic views of the lush Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações), in the modern part of Lisbon where the 1998 Universal Expo was held, and the glass Oceanário (Lisbon's aquarium).

Admire views of St George Castle (Castelo de São Jorge), São Vicente Monastery and beautiful parks overlooking the Tagus River. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities as the cruise takes you south of the river, passing the beautiful southern part of the Bairro Alto and Alfama districts.

As you get closer to the Belém district, see the Monument of the Discoveries, which commemorates Portugal's important role in the discovery of the Americas, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Your sightseeing cruise will finish in this area, so you will have the opportunity to visit the monuments at your own leisure and expense.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Skipper was low key, friendly, and did not feel the need to talk constantly, wish works BEST for me. There were only seven of us, and it was quite relaxing. The information that was shared helped me to appreciate the history of Portugal and Lisbon that much more. Lovely afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Although it rained a fair bit, it did not dampen our enjoyment, we just loved the river cruise and can highly recommend it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Not to be missed because seeing the city from a different perspective really increases your awareness of the place as a whole. The boat crew were all very friendly and happy to give info about what we were seeing. Only criticism was that for a long time the loudspeaker was too low and one couldn't hear the narrative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We used the hotel pick-up option which was ideal start to the cruise. Cruise itself offers fantastic alternate views of Lisbon with plenty photo opportunities. We sat on the shaded sun deck the whole time to benefit from the sea breeze. Good commentary. Snacks available. You'll love this.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

River calm.
Guides informative!
Enjoyed the trip.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Great views and was very interesting - The tour guide was inaudible at times due to the noise and the wind.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

There are lots of things one can enjoy but the trip can be improved as concerns the information people need when taking such a cruise. I had the feeling that nobody cared about the tourists on board.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

Portugal is a jewelry! And be aware...I'm talking about Portugal, not only about Lisbon. Go for it!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2011

The cruise was nice just a shame the tour guide just told us to join the line and left us with no ticket or anything.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2011

Pretty bloody good idea to see the city from a different vantage point. Great views of both Lisbon's famous bridges!

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