Monument to the Discoveries
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  • Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset City Cruise by Sailboat with Drinks

    1. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset City Cruise by Sailboat with Drinks

    Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River. 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, ...

    The trip with PalmaYachts was wonderful. Our skippers Fernando and Mario where the best and created good vibes during the whole tour. All in all an amazing experience on the water, with wonderful views while the sun went down. Definitely worth the money, we‘d recommend it 100% especially when there is good weather.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

    2. Lisbon: 2-Hour Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River

    Enjoy a fantastic private sunset cruise along the Tagus (Tejo) River and discover Lisbon from a different perspective. Admire the spectacular sights and colors of Lisbon from its lovely waterfront. Depart from the marina of Belém, next to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) celebrating the 15th and 16th-century Portuguese "Age of Exploration." Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in the city's historic quarter. See the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela and the beautiful square of Praça do Comércio. Get a privileged view of the Castle of São Jorge, perched atop one of Lisbon's legendary 7 hills. From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge from a distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look ...

    We really enjoyed our sunset cruise. The two guides were extremely friendly and took great care of us - no matter if it was about infos about the tour or the boat, providing us with useful tools and letting us choose our own music on the boat or taking group pictures of us ;) I can honestly highly recommend it!

  • Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

    3. Lisbon River Sunset Sailing Cruise

    Shortly after leaving the dock you’ll pass by the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the shape of a ship, built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, and also the Torre de Belém, an iconic monument of Lisbon. Back along the north bank, you’ll have views of historic Lisbon, with the Terreiro do Paço and the Cais do Sodré and also the recently renovated waterfront and see the Museum of Electricity. On the south bank see the forts and prisons that were used during the old regime. You’ll be dazzled by the Ponte 25 de Abril, and have views of the Cristo Rei. Marvel at views of Lisbon you’ll only experience from a boat and make a toast to its famous light. The cruise includes a welcome drink of wine, beer, champagne or juice.

    Amazing trip with very lovely people on board and a great tour guide!! Definitely worth every cent. :)

  • Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

    4. Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

    Have a truly unforgettable experience on a sailing yacht and experience Lisbon in a new way. Float down the Tagus River and view some of the city's main monuments including Torre de Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Electricity Museum, Maat, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and Cristo Rei. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and glimpse the beautiful hills of Lisbon and the picturesque neighborhoods on top of them such as Bairro Alto e Alfama and Castelo de S. Jorge. Gaze at a magical sky on your charming return journey or go to Cascais Bay to dive and sunbathe.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

    5. Lisbon: 2-Hour River Tagus Luxury Yacht Cruise & Guided Tour

    See the major monuments and romantic bridges of Lisbon from on board a stylish yacht, and get a unique perspective of the historic city from the River Tagus. Departing from the Belém district, the ancient landmarks start as soon as you set sail. Admire the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), commemorating Portugal’s great period of world exploration. Pass Belém Tower and the Ponte 25 de April suspension bridge, and catch a glimpse of Praça do Comércio through the Rua Augusta Arch, built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the devastating earthquake of 1755. The silhouette of the Moors Castle of São Jorge will provide a contrast to the contemporary architecture of the 1998 Lisbon Expo site. Cross the Tagus Estuary, and sail by the vast Vasco de Gama Bridge, a 6-lane highway that was completed in 1995 as the longest bridge in Europe.

  • Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

    6. Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

    Discover the stunning city of Lisbon from the beautiful waters of the Tejo River. Leave the marina of Belém and follow the governance of the wind and sea to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), a monument celebrating the Portuguese Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries. Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in Lisbon's stunning historic quarter. Admire the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela, the beautiful Praça do Comércio square, and the Castle of São Jorge built on top of Lisbon's "seven hills." From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge in the distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

    Fantastic tour! The crew was amazing; very engaged, skilled and fun. We can definitely recommend this tour.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Welcome Drink

    7. Lisbon: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Welcome Drink

    Cruise along the Tagus River for two hours from the Belém Marina, and get a unique view of Lisbon. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and admire its resemblance to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Discover Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that operated as a fortress, port, and ceremonial gateway to Lisbon during the time of Portuguese overseas exploration. See the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Monument of the Discoveries, which commemorates Portugal's Age of Discovery, too. Marvel at the Praça do Comercio, Commerce Square, from the comfort of your 12-metre-long sailboat. The boat is fully-equipped, and as the cruise takes place in the Tagus River where there are no waves, seasickness is unlikely to be a problem. Relax aboard for the duration of the trip with an included welcome drink, before returning to the original meeting point.

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What people are saying about Monument to the Discoveries

Had a great time, Miguel was very entertaining and looked after us with drinks and a blanket for the wife (take warm clothes as mentioned!!). Although engine overheated on the way back with seaweed blocking the coolant entry, we made sail and had a gentle cruise back to port with no worries. All in all a very enjoyable 2-3 hours.

Great boat ride!! Our boat was a lot less full than the other boats. Guides were very nice, took our pictures and told a lot about the city. Drinks were included. Sunset was beautiful. Can highly recommend!!

It was a very nice tour into the sunset. The crew tried very hard and explained a lot to us. There was also an answer for drinks.

We had an unforgettable evening. Thanks also to the attentive crew for spontaneously offering to take a few family photos.

Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!