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River Tagus Guided Sightseeing Cruise in Lisbon

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    This tour starts at the Cais do Sodré River Station. The boat is full of color and hand-painted flowers that offers a touch of charm and authenticity. Only seven boats of this size remain, all of them inscribed in the Navy Museum, which makes this tour quite unique.

    As soon as you depart, you'll discover the amazing waterfront area between Praça do Comércio and Cais do Sodré, and Ribeira das Naus where many of the Portuguese explorers' ships were built. This area was redeveloped in 2013, and towards the back stands an 18th century pink building that still hosts the navy. Next is the Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), the largest square in Lisbon and also one of the most iconic symbols of the city. It was rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1755.

    Along the way, while slowly navigating the Tagus waters, you will have the opportunity to admire the most amazing monuments and buildings of the city:

    Look out for the following: Castelo de São Jorge (St. George;s Castle), a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic center; Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa) is a Roman Catholic Church; it's the oldest church in the city built in 114; Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon; Church of Santa Engrácia is a 17th-century monument. Originally a church and in the 20th century it was converted into the National Pantheon; Christ the King is a Catholic monument, erected in 1959 to express gratitude because the Portuguese were spared the effects of World War II; he 25th of April Bridge;

    See two, Belém, home to two unique monuments: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Belém Tower (Torre de Belem), both World Heritage Sites.  They are two jewels of the Gothic Manueline style that easily impress. Marvel at Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a monument located along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and Orient. The monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) during the 15th and 16th centuries.

    The tour returns to the Cais do Sodré River Station 1 hour and 45 minutes later.
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    Departure Point
    Terminal Fluvial - Cais do Sodré, R. da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, 1249-249 Lisboa, Portugal
    Duration
    1h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 105 minutes sightseeing river cruise in a 1947 traditional boat full of colors and hand-painted flowers
    • Live commentary on board
    • Driver/Guide
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    • Transportation to/from attraction
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code: Comfortable clothes
    • Show up 15 minutes in advance
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Perfect day, Sunny and 27 degres! Nice staff and very good guide. Couldnt be better. Our recommendations

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank matsl127
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I was skeptical if it was a tourist trap. But after this trip I was really excited. The crew was nice and answered many questions. I would do this boat tour again at any time.

    1  Thank moquen
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife,myself and 2 friends decided on the 2 hour river cruise which left from behind the Cais do Sodre station and Tourist info office and sailed as far as Belem and then returned along the opposite bank of the river. I can honestly say...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank m n
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    On our last day in Portugal we needed to spend the last of our Euros and this was the perfect way to do it! Our guide, Joao, told us a lot of neat facts as we cruised the river. He spoke English, French, and Spanish...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank KatieKaro
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Goncarlo the legendary tour guide provided a quality tour to all and our wine glasses were filled regularly.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dan J
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    from marques de pombal just take the blue line until Baixa/Chiado and change to the green line, get off at Cais de Sodre. The company has a stand in the ferry terminal just next to the train station.
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