Halcyon I passing by the Discoveries Monument

Lisbon Historical Sunset Boat Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Take a boat tour through historical Lisbon on a classic wooden yacht
  • Relax in comfort on a yacht that caters to small private groups
  • Admire the city’s monuments, from Belem to Alfama
Overview
Enjoy a sunset boat tour on a stunning classic wooden yacht, and take in the historical monuments of Lisbon and the picturesque Alfama area. You’ll be welcomed with drinks and nibbles on this cruise that’s limited to 18 persons.
What to Expect
Built in Lisbon in 1969 according to a G. L. Watson & Co. design, Halcyon I was considered a huge yacht at the time. When you first lay eyes on Halcyon I, you’ll realize that this is likely to the highlight of your Lisbon visit.

The yacht sails from Alcantara Harbor on this 2-hour historical cruise. At this point you’re just 5 minutes from the Museum of the Orient and the National Ancient Art Museum. Sail down the Tagus River to the Belem tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the 16th century to help defend Lisbon against pirate attacks.

In Belem you’ll see the Discoveries Monument, Hieronymites Monastery (another World Heritage Site), the Modern Art and Maritime museums, and more. Admire the old royal Ajuda Palace, situated on top of a hill.

You’ll then sail upriver to Alfama, passing by Bairro Alto, the Ribeira vegetable and fish market, Chiado, Ribeira das Naus, and Commerce Square. Take in stunning views of old Lisbon, including St. George's Castle on top of the hill, and Sé (Lisbon's cathedral), just behind.

Marvel at the colors of Alfama at sunset, which are the perfect ending for your tour.
What's Included
  • Skipper and mate
  • Activity insurance
  • Blanket
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sparkling wine
  • Soft drinks
  • Nibbles
What's Not Included
  • Lunch/dinner (available on request)
  • Hotel pick-up
Meeting Point

In Alcantara harbour (Doca do Espanhol, just by Confeitaria Nacional. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour departure time. By taxi: Ask the taxi driver for Dock's Night Club. We are behind, to the left. Just by Confeitaria Nacional. By Uber: Look for Halcyon I - Lisbon boat tours. By tram 15: Leave at National Ancient Art Museum's stop (Cais Rocha), cross the train line, turn right and walk for two minutes. By car: On Museum of the Orient's back street, turn right where museum ends (Portaria1). Once in the parking lot, turn left and go until the end, close to a wooden house (meeting point). (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
This is an outdoor activity. Be sure to bring protection from the cold in the winter, and from the sun in the summer.

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