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Monument to the Discoveries

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Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers four separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of onboard audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Principe Real Stop 4 – São Pedro Alcântara Belveder Stop 5 – Ribeira Market (Time Out Market) Stop 6 – Ancient Art Museum Stop 7 – Pilar 7 Stop 8 – Coach Museum Stop 9 – National Ajuda Palace Stop 10 – Jeronimos Monastery Stop 11 – Belem Tower Avenue Stop 12 – Belem Tower Stop 13 – Monument to Discoveries Stop 14 – Maat Stop 15 – Doclands Stop 16 – Estrela Stop 17 - Amoreiras Stop 18 - El Corte Inglès Stop 19 - Eduard VII Park - Northside Stop 20 - Marquês of Pombal Square Oriente Line (Blue Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Duque Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Campo Pequeno Stop 4 - Oceanarium Stop 5 - Lisbon Casino Stop 6 - Vasco da Gama Shopping Center Stop 7 - Vasco da Gama Tower Stop 8 - Oriente Station Stop 9 - Tile Museum Stop 10 - Cruise Terminal Stop 11 - Santa Apolónia Station Stop 12 - Martim Moniz Stop 13 - Restauradores Stop 14 - Marquês de Pombal Square Castle Line (Green Line): Stop 1 - Praça Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Duque de Loulé Avenue Stop 3 - Martim Moniz (Mundial Hotel) Stop 4 - St.George Castle Stop 5 - Portas do Sol Stop 6 – Graça Belveder Stop 7 - São Vicente de Fora Stop 8 - Campo Santa Clara/Pateão Stop 09 - Martim Moniz (Firehouse) Stop 10 - Restauradores Stop 11 - Marquês de Pombal Square Cascais Line (Orange: Lisboa - Cascais): 1 - Marquês de Pombal2 - Jerónimos3 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)4 - Estoril (Posto de Turismo)5 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)6 - Guincho (Parque de Campismo Orbitur) *7 - Guincho (Rest. Porto Sta. Maria) *8 - Guincho (Forte dos Oitavos) *9 - Cascais (Boca do Inferno)10 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego) Cascais Line (Yellow: Cascais - Lisboa): 1 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego)2 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)3 - Estoril4 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)5 - Jerónimos6 - Marquês de Pombal

Lisbon: Sunset Boat Party Cruise with DJ and Open Bar

2. Lisbon: Sunset Boat Party Cruise with DJ and Open Bar

Discover a unique and electrifying experience with our Boat Party! Embark on a fascinating journey at sunset along the Tagus River, exploring the charms of Lisbon. Our Boat Party is the perfect combination of fun, breathtaking views, and captivating music. Our Open Bar provides you with unlimited access to our selection of beverages. Feel the freedom to savour your favorite drinks while immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere, accompanied by handpicked rhythms from our talented DJ. During the cruise, you'll have the opportunity to admire some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including Commerce Square, the 25th of April Bridge, Christ the King, and the Tower of Belém. Each moment is a chance to create unforgettable memories. Come be part of this unique celebration on the Boat Party, where every moment is a party and every glimpse is a spectacle. Get ready for an experience that goes beyond the ordinary and creates memories that will last forever.

Lisbon: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Music and Drink

3. Lisbon: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Music and Drink

Have you ever thought of an experience visiting the fantastic city of Lisbon, with a privileged view? Can you imagine a scene at sunset, with the 25 de Abril Bridge as a backdrop? This is the perfect spot! Embark on a sunset catamaran cruise along Lisbon's Tagus River. Spot iconic sights such as Christ the King and the 25 de Abril Bridge, as well as the elegant Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Enjoy an included drink and unwind with onboard music. Take a seat on the boat's terrace or lounge as the boat takes off on the water. Stretch out and relax on one of the catamaran's 2 nets while enjoying your drink. Snap pictures of the unique architecture of the Electricity Museum and enjoy the colors of the sunset reflected on the water. Create unforgettable memories with friends or loved ones that will last a lifetime as you explore the beauty of Lisbon from the water. At the end of the trip, return to Doca de Santo Amaro.

Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Tour with Snacks and Drink

4. Lisbon: Tagus River Sunset Tour with Snacks and Drink

Embark on a sunset cruise aboard the Príncipe da Beira in Lisbon. Admire the city highlights as you sail along the Tagus river. Sip on red or white wine, beer, water, or soft drinks. Try pastel de nata, butter, jams, olives, and dried fruit. Meet at the activity provider's office and board the boat. Set off along the banks of the Tagus river. See the colorful historic buildings in the Alfama quarter. Capture pictures of the 16th-century Tower of Belém fortification.  View the 25th of April red suspension bridge that connects the city with Almada. Relax on a comfortable ship while watching the reflection of the sunset on the water. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

Lisbon: 1-or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. Lisbon: 1-or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience Lisbon and its various attractions on one or two hop-on hop-off bus tours combined with public transport access, and funiculars. Feel the sunshine on the upper deck and take in the sights, including the Torre de Belém. Jump on and off the open-top double-decker bus at leisure, and see the sites you want to see. Marvel at the main squares and monuments close to the Tagus River. Then, discover the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Lisbon. Belém Lisbon includes Lisbon’s most famous sites such as the magnificent Rossio Square. Drive down the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to the Praça do Marquês de Pombal and marvel at this historical monument. Get a taste of the Belém area, the site of the monuments to Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries.” Discover a more modern side to Lisbon on the Modern Lisbon. You can jump off at the Oceanarium to see more than 16,000 birds, mammals, and marine life (admission not included). Pass the grand Casa dos Bicos, with its façade of diamond-shaped stones. Stop here to learn about Portugal’s famous tiles at the Azulejo Museum. Explore the history of fado at the Fado Museum. You can choose what attractions catch your attention – either on Belém Lisbon or Modern Lisbon tour ─ or, if you have the time, get it all in one ticket. Belém Lisbon Hop-on Hop-ff Bus STOPS 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Marquês de Pombal 4. El Corte Inglés Shopping Center 5. Parque Eduardo VII (Eduardo VII Park) 6. Amoreiras Shopping 7. Basílica da Estrela 8. Pilar 7 9. Belém/ Museu dos Coches (Coach Museum) 10. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jeronimos Monastery) 11. Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) 12. Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) 13. MAAT (Museum of Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) 14. Docas Cruise Terminal 15. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 16. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Modern Lisbon Hop-on Hop-ff Bus STOPS 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 4. Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5. Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum) 6. Oceanário (Oceanarium, Lisbon Aquarium) 7. Vasco da Gama Shopping 8. FIL (Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Center) 9. Torre Vasco da Gama ( Vasco da Gama Tower)/ Hotel Myriad 10. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square)

Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

6. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset/Night City Sailboat Tour with Drinks

Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River with a live commentary from the crew. Discover the city’s beautiful waterfront scenery on a sailboat while admiring numerous historical monuments and iconic landmarks along the way.  Be greeted by your skipper, who will help you settle comfortably into the sailing boat at the loading pier. Toast with a welcome drink and set off to discover Lisbon's waterways, first passing the triumphant Monument to the Discoveries. Glide under the grandiose 25 of April Bridge and look up to catch a glimpse of the Cristo-Rei Statue looking out onto the waters. As you take in the stunning sights of buildings, bridges, and ships, listen to the crew tell you some curiosities and fun facts about the places you are passing by.  Continue aboard your Lisbon boat tour to the historical city center, where you will get incredible views of Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, and the emblematic Castle of Sao Jorge, sitting atop Lisbon's highest peak.  To round off your Lisbon cruise, catch an up-close glimpse of the unique serpentine-like architecture of the MAAT Museum and the iconic Belém Tower. If you have chosen the relevant option, you will also experience the city lit up at golden hour, followed by a beautiful sunset.

Lisbon: Sunset Boat Tour with Music and Drinks

7. Lisbon: Sunset Boat Tour with Music and Drinks

Elevate the conclusion of your day by embarking on a boat journey along the enchanting river in Lisbon. Unwind from a day of exploration while sipping a refreshing drink and dancing with friends or family. Marvel at some of the city's iconic landmarks and be captivated by the breathtaking sunset over the Tagus River. Embark on a voyage aboard a historically significant boat, meticulously crafted in Germany with planks repurposed from World War I tanks. Explore the pioneering vessel that boasts stainless steel propellers, marking a global first, and stands as Portugal's inaugural diesel-powered ship. Release your cares and relish in the awe-inspiring sunset vistas during your sail. Whether you prefer to unwind in the indoor area with a glass of wine or beer or feel the rhythm and dance to lively music, this experience promises a perfect end to your day.

Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

8. Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

Discover Lisbon from a boat as you set sail on the Tagus river. See the most famous landmarks of the city and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. Board your sailboat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina. Sail down the Tagus river and pass by the Monument of Discoveries underneath the 25 de Abril Bridge. Continue onto the river Tejo and admire Lisbon's many different architectural styles. On the journey back to the marina you’ll pass by the Christ the King statue on the south bank, as well as the Belem Tower monument. If you’ve selected the sunset option you’ll have the chance to witness the sunset over the Lisbon skyline – a romantic view perfect for couples. You can choose to help the crew sail the boat (no experience necessary), or simply relax on deck.

Lisbon: 72/96-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Boat Ticket

9. Lisbon: 72/96-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram & Boat Ticket

Discover all areas of Lisbon with a combined bus, boat and tram ticket, and get access to the public transport system along the way. Explore the city’s monuments and museums in myriad neighborhoods on 2 different double-decker, audio-guided bus tours, a Yellow Boat tour, and a tour by historical tram. Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. Travel back to the “Age of Discoveries” in Belém and Ajuda, and meander around the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. Take a ride on Lisbon’s oldest mode of transport and climb aboard a tram to the Castelo São Jorge. Travel through historic areas such as Mouraria and Graça. Pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge and on to Belém aboard the Yellow Boat. See monuments such as the Torre de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos from a different perspective. Head back to Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of Lisbon, and hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish. Belém Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops Stops 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Marquês de Pombal 4. El Corte Inglés Shopping Center 5. Parque Eduardo VII (Eduardo VII Park) 6. Amoreiras Shopping 7. Basílica da Estrela 8. Pilar 7 9. Belém/ Museu dos Coches (Coach Museum) 10. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jeronimos Monastery) 11. Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) 12. Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) 13. MAAT (Museum of Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) 14. Docas Cruise Terminal 15. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 16. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Modern Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops 1. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) 2. Restauradores (Restauradores Square) 3. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberdade Avenue) 4. Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5. Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum) 6. Oceanário (Oceanarium, Lisbon Aquarium) 7. Vasco da Gama Shopping 8. FIL (Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Center) 9. Torre Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Tower)/ Hotel Myriad 10. Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square) Hills Tramcar Tour (no stops on the route) 1. Praça do Comércio 2. Praça do Comércio Points of interest that the Hills Tramcar Tour passes by but doesn’t stop at: • Portas do Sol • Sé/Lisbon Cathedral • Rua da Conceição • Chiado • Camões • Estrela • Calçada do Combro • Chiado • Portas do Sol • Graça Hop-on Hop-off Yellow Boat Tour Stops 1. Terreiro do Paço Estação Sul e Sueste (Terreiro do Paço Boat Station) 2. Belém MAAT (Belém Boat Station) 3. Terreiro do Paço Estação Sul e Sueste (Terreiro do Paço Boat Station)

Lisbon: Day, Afternoon, or Sunset Boat Cruise with Wine

10. Lisbon: Day, Afternoon, or Sunset Boat Cruise with Wine

Enjoy this boat tour on the Tagus River. Experience the sunset like never before on this fabulous Sunset Sailing Boat Tour. Take part in the best sightseeing of Lisbon while sailing on a modern and comfortable boat.  Starting at Padrão dos Descobrimentos, sail towards Cais das Colunas, Praça do Comércio until Alfama, passing under the bridge and near Cristo Rei. From the river, you will be able to see Lisbon from a new perspective and enjoy the fantastic view while sailing on the calm waters of Tagus River. Have the privilege of seeing monuments of Lisbon illuminated, such as the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and the bridge over the Tagus. Take unique pictures to remember your journey.

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The experience was brilliant. The guys were very accommodating and welcoming. Our guide was very informative, interesting and answered all our questions. We would absolutely recommend this experience to others who would like a unique and special evening.

Perfect ride with driver LUIS. NB: my wife possibly left / dropped her “Kamy pencil” in the drivers car. Would it be possible to check for this? Thanks for Your reply Pierre Marmann Hotel H10 Duque de Loulé We stay till Saturday morning in Lisbon

Fun activity. Hosts were really nice and made our experince very enjoyable.

Great value for money. Really fun activity enjoyed by a Hen do.

The atmosphere is great and the sunset is beautiful