After a convenient pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Lisbon, head with your driver to the Tagus River for your Lisbon sightseeing cruise. Along the drive on Avenida da Liberdade, enjoy views of Portugal’s hilly capital and its oldest and most historic Alfama district. After passing through the urban district of Bairro Alto, arrive at the riverfront. Make your way along a beautiful stretch of road which offers picturesque views of the cityscape juxtaposed with the Tagus River.
Next, step aboard your sailboat and settle in as the crew makes final preparations for a comfortable sail. Depart and head to Tagus Estuary and the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações) to see captivating modern architecture like the glass Oceanário, Europe’s largest indoor aquarium. Then, learn how the 1998 World Expo helped transform this area into a promising commercial and residential space.
Sail on for stunning views of São Vicente Monastery, St George Castle (Castelo de São Jorge), and pristine parks perched above the Tagus River. As your boat heads south, grab your camera and capture shots of the charming Alfama and Bairro Alto districts.
This day cruise from Lisbon is a perfect opportunity to see the Monument of the Discoveries, which honors Portugal’s great voyagers and the country’s role in discovering new lands in the 15th and 16th centuries. As you approach the riverfront district of Belém, see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.
Your 2-hour cruise concludes at Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações). Here, you can continue visiting more attractions at your leisure and own expense.