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Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos)
Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos)

Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) Tours and Tickets

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Erected in 1960, this giant white monument stands at the edge of the Tagus River, and depicts a caravel—a ship commonly used by Portugal’s 15th-century explorers—about to set sail. Aboard the ship is 32 sculptures of leading figures from Portugal’s seafaring heyday, including Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, and Ferdinand Magellan.

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Daily 10am-7pm
Avenida Brasília, Lisbon, 1400-038
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Lisbon Sunset Sensations Sailing Tour with white or rosé wine & snacks

Lisbon Sunset Sensations Sailing Tour with white or rosé wine & snacks

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Admire Lisbon at its most magical during a sunset tour on the Tagus River, which departs two hours before sunset to give you ample time on the water. You’ll have plenty of room onboard your boat in a small group limited to only 10 travelers, as you enjoy a wine and snacks, and get a new perspective of top riverside attractions such as Belém Tower and the 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.58
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Lisbon Traditional Boats - Sunset Cruise

Lisbon Traditional Boats - Sunset Cruise

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See Lisbon from a different perspective during a Tagus River cruise at sunset, undoubtedly the most magical time to see the city. From the boat, you can enjoy unobstructed views of Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George’s Castle), and many more Lisbon attractions and enjoy free-flowing white wine. Plus, several departure times throughout the day allows for flexibility.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.03
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US$37.03

Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise

Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise

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Spend three days exploring the best of Lisbon with tickets for a hop-on hop-off bus tour and a boat tour of the Tagus River. In addition to the river cruise and unlimited access to multiple open-top bus circuits, public tram rides, and entrance to the Santa Just Lift and Lisbon funiculars, as well as discounts to monuments, museums, and activities.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.61
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Catamaran Sunset Sailing

Catamaran Sunset Sailing

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Escape the crowds on land and see Libson at its most magical during catamaran cruise at sunset. As you sail on the Tagus River, you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of top Libson sights such as Belem and the 25th of April Bridge, and benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide through commentary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.32
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour in Belém & Modern Lisbon

Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour in Belém & Modern Lisbon

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Experience the compelling spectrum of Lisbon’s best sites during a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour, with tickets valid for 48 hours. See Lisbon’s many attractions from two distinct routes. Aboard a typical hop-on hop-off double-decker bus, venture along the routes to famous squares like Rossio Square and Figueira Square located in the charming Baixa neighborhood. These routes take you to the modern part of Lisbon - Parque das Nações - as well as to the main sights of Belém and its monuments. Plus, the tour includes entrance to the Santa Justa Lift, discount books full of great deals and free access to public trams and the city’s funicular rides.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.45
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Lisbon Sailing Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht
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Lisbon Sailing Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

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Soak up the sunshine while sailing down the Tagus River on this afternoon Lisbon yacht cruise. As you sip a glass of Portuguese wine or beer and snack on appetizers like cheese and sausage, look out for sightings of major monuments like Belem Tower—your guide makes sure you don't miss any key sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.20
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Lisbon Full-Day Small Group City Tour with River Crossing by Ferry
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Lisbon Full-Day Small Group City Tour with River Crossing by Ferry

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Explore the beautiful city of Lisbon on a full-day tour with a small group. Learn about the rich history of the city and visit landmarks such as Lisbon Castle and the Christ the King Statue. Take a small river cruise to Belêm and explore highlights like the Jeronimos Monastery, Belêm Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries. Enjoy a delicious Portuguese egg tart before heading back to the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.58
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Belém and Jerónimos Monastery Guided Small Group Walking Tour

Belém and Jerónimos Monastery Guided Small Group Walking Tour

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Capture the maritime spirit of Belém on this 3-hour walking tour, adventuring around some of the most well-known spots in Lisbon. See the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments such as Jerónimos Monastery, Discoveries Monument, and Belém Tower. Join a small group limited to 6 people to experience personal attention and learn all about the Age of Exploration from your guide as you go. You have a choice for both morning or afternoon tours for your convenience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.79
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US$34.79

Sunset Boat Tour in Lisbon

Sunset Boat Tour in Lisbon

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Spend an evening on a leisurely sunset cruise along the Tagus River, departing from central Lisbon. Sip on a welcome drink while traversing the Tagus aboard a boat with a small group. Venture to splendid Lisbon attractions like Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower and treasure every memorable view before relishing a surreal sunset. On a calm evening, sailing the river is the perfect way settle yourself after a long day of travel. This tour is limited to 12 people for a quality experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.03
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Lisbon Best Sunset Sailing Cruise - 2h Small Group Tour, with a Drink Included

Lisbon Best Sunset Sailing Cruise - 2h Small Group Tour, with a Drink Included

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A boat trip along the Tagus River is one of the best ways to see the historic city of Lisbon. Hop aboard a sailboat and discover the city’s top landmarks including Belem Tower, the 25th of April Bridge, Commerce Square, and St. George’s Castle. Admire the golden light grace the city at sunset and sip on a glass of Portuguese wine for a relaxing way to end your day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$44.44
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Lisbon in One Day Historic Small-Group Tour
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Lisbon in One Day Historic Small-Group Tour

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Discover Lisbon’s historical sights on a 7-hour tour by minivan that takes in old neighborhoods like Alfama and Castelo. Visit places for the best city views, enjoy a tasting of a custard tart (a local specialty) and see landmarks like Lisbon Cathedral, Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. This small-group tour is limited to eight people to provide a more intimate experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.48
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Sunset Sailing Tour in Lisbon on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Sunset Sailing Tour in Lisbon on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

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Experience Lisbon's beauty as you set sail off its coast for a sunset cruise. As you sip a glass of Portuguese wine or beer and snack on appetizers like cheese and sausage, look out for sightings of major monuments like Belem Tower—your guide makes sure you don't miss any key sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.61
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Lisbon Small Group Tour
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Lisbon Small Group Tour

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Go straight to Lisbon’s highlights on this small-group tour by minivan. A local insider whisks you to the city’s best landmarks, so you only see the best Portugal’s capital has to offer. Discover its charming neighborhoods, like Baixa and Alfama, cross the iconic 25th of April Bridge, and snap photos from the best vantage points in the city, looking out over red terracotta roofs and down to the Tagus River. Top it off with a tasty local pastry.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.19
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Lisbon Sunset Sailing with Portuguese Wine & History

Lisbon Sunset Sailing with Portuguese Wine & History

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Discover a different side of Lisbon with a small-group sunset sailing tour, complete with beer and wine. Climb aboard a sailboat and set out on a sightseeing cruise that includes top landmarks such as the Belem Tower and the National Museum of Ancient Art. Raise a glass as the sun begins to set and learn about local culture and heritage during the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.03
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Bike Tours Lisbon - Center of Lisbon to Belém

Bike Tours Lisbon - Center of Lisbon to Belém

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One of the best ways to explore Belem is by bike. The flat surfaces make it easy to navigate and bikes allow you to get to each location easily. Join a small group and bike from Lisbon city center to Belem, passing several landmarks along the way. See the Monument of the Discoveries, Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and more over the course of the tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$13.75
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Relaxing Sailboat Cruise along the Tagus

Relaxing Sailboat Cruise along the Tagus

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See Lisbon from a whole new perspective on this Lisbon boat tour. Get unobstructed views of the beautiful coastline, including the bustling Baixa neighborhood, the Christ the King monument, and Belem Tower—all while you relax and enjoy the sunshine. This tour even includes traditional Portuguese tapas like smoked meats and cheeses paired with white wine for you to snack on while you sightsee.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.03
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GoCar Historic Lisbon Experience 1h to 7h!

GoCar Historic Lisbon Experience 1h to 7h!

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Go for an exciting ride through Lisbon on a solo GPS-guided GoCar tour leaving from downtown Lisbon. This tour is fun and easy way to see Lisbon’s best attractions. With a GPS and narrator, you won’t have to think twice about turns. Simply let the GPS tell you where to go, stop, and discover Lisbon’s squares, architecture, and historic sights. Then drive on and the tour continues from where you stopped. Select from four different itineraries and tour lengths and enjoy Lisbon’s best neighborhoods with all the freedom to go at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.63
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Lisbon Sunset Sensations on a Private Sailing Boat with wine&snacks

Lisbon Sunset Sensations on a Private Sailing Boat with wine&snacks

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Admire Lisbon at the most magical time of day during a sunset sailing tour that provides a romantic experience ideal for couples. In a small group limited to 12 people, you’ll get unobstructed views of Lisbon landmarks from the water, without having to jostle the crowds on land, and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you sail.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.18
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US$52.18
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Lisbon Sunset Catamaran Cruise on The Tagus River

Lisbon Sunset Catamaran Cruise on The Tagus River

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Take to the water to enjoy the historic city of Lisbon from a different perspective. This sunset cruise gives you the best vantage points to see top landmarks such as Belem Tower, Commerce Square, St. George’s Castle, and more without having to navigate winding streets. Watch the golden light of sunset paint the town yellow as you sail along the calm waters.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.03
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90min Amphibious Sightseeing Tour in Lisbon

90min Amphibious Sightseeing Tour in Lisbon

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See the best of land and sea on this amphibious sightseeing tour of Lisbon. A fun-filled experience designed to delight kids and adults alike, this tour covers top Lisbon attractions such as Commerce Square and Avenida da Liberdade. Then, your tour bus transforms into a boat and plunges into the Tagus River, passing Belem Tower and Monument to the Discoveries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.74
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Private Walking Tour in Belém

Private Walking Tour in Belém

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Explore a Lisbon neighborhood that overflows with history and art on a private walking tour of Belém with a local guide. Enjoy the flexibility to customize the trip, with plenty of time to see what interests you most. Slip inside the Jerónimos Monastery to see the tomb of Vasco da Gama, walk the Gardens of Belém, and spot architectural gems as you follow your guide to the Tagus River. Visit the UNESCO-recognized Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, then finish your tour at a celebrated pastry shop.
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  • 3 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.48
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Sailing Sightseeing in Lisbon with Portuguese Wine & History
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Sailing Sightseeing in Lisbon with Portuguese Wine & History

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For those who want to bypass walking on Lisbon’s steep hills, this historical sailing tour is the perfect compromise. Board your vessel and enjoy a leisurely sail along the Tagus River, listening to commentary about the city’s history from your captain. Discover the city’s important monuments and learn about the local culture in just a few short hours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.45
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Sunset cruise on Tagus river with Welcome Drink included

Sunset cruise on Tagus river with Welcome Drink included

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See the sights of Lisbon as you sail down the Tagus River on this sightseeing cruise. Sail past famous neighborhoods and landmarks such as the 25th of April Bridge, the Monument of Discoveries, and Belem Tower while sipping on local drinks. Relaxing music plays in the background while you take in the sights to wind down after a day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.97
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Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Lisbon Yellow Boat River Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Swap Lisbon’s streets for the cooling waters of the Tagus River and take the heat out of sightseeing on this hop-on hop-off cruise. With your 24-hour ticket, you can travel quickly and easily around the Portuguese capital, hopping on and off at must-see sights like UNESCO World Heritage-listed Belém Tower and Christ the King (Cristo Rei) monument. Alternatively, stay on board for the full loop and listen to the audio commentary to learn more about the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.16
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Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) hours of operation: Daily 10am-7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.