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  • Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

    1. Lisbon: Sailing Tour on the Tagus River

    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 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.

    Passeio excelente! A vista é belíssima e Lisboa fica ainda mais linda vista do rio. Eu e minha esposa adoramos.

  • Lisbon: Tagus River Yellow Boat Tour

    2. Lisbon: Tagus River Yellow Boat Tour

    On this Tagus River boat trip you’ll enjoy unique views of Lisbon and its hills. Starting in Terreiro do Paço, or downtown Lisbon, the boat passes under the 25 de Abril bridge, and on to Belém, one of the most interesting quarters of Lisbon.  Along the way, you’ll see some of the best known monuments in Belém, including the Torre de Belém and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Heading back to Terreiro do Paço, you’ll be able to admire the stunning views of the Lisbon landscape.

    I loved this cruise, it was so relaxing and very good value for money. It was long and very scenic, with excellent explanations of each area. The music was also divine.

  • Lisbon: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

    3. Lisbon: City Center and River 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

    Experience the history of Lisbon via a modern mode of transport. Using a self-balancing Segway, you can explore at your own pace and see more than you would on foot or a sightseeing bus. The Segway moves by responding to simple body movements and quickly feels like a natural extension of yourself. This experience to remember will get you up close to historic landmarks without breaking out in a sweat! You can take the tour alone, with friends, or with family. On arrival, you will be asked to choose from one of the following itineraries on your day of travel: Lisbon by the River; Alfama Tour; or Baixa Chiado. Explore the city cycle path near the River Tagus, where you can get up to full speed. Look out for historic attractions, such as the Santo Amaro Docks, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, and more. 

    Peter is a great tour guide! We took the more historical route instead of the one touring Belem and we found it immensely enjoyable. Peter was very knowledgeable and gave in-depth descriptions when encountering important monuments. Highly recommended taking the Segway tour with him! An absolute must-do in Lisbon!

  • Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    4. Lisbon: City Sightseeing Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour

    The tour begins with pickup from your Lisbon hotel in an eco-friendly tuk tuk that fits up to 6 people. Hop onboard and head off into this charming and colorful city for an epic four hour sightseeing adventure. Tuk tuks are the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city’s narrow streets, allowing you to access places you might have otherwise missed. Ride through some of Lisbon’s most emblematic districts, from Alfama to Mouraria, the Old Town to Chiado, the charming Belem, and the bohemian Bairro Alto. Along the way, soak up the differences between each of the districts and get a sense of local life and culture. Highlights of the tour include the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower. There’s also time to enjoy a traditional Pasteis de Belém, the famous custard tart of which only the monks know the recipe. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding a...

  • Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    5. Belém: Free 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Upon arrival to Belém, the group will be welcomed by the statues of sailors who greet locals and tourists from the Monument to the Discoveries. Walk along the bank of the Tagus and learn about the events that have marked the history of the city, such as the maritime spice routes to India, devised by John II of Portugal. Continue to the Empire Square where you will discover the Jeronimos Monastery. Built to commemorate the return of Vasco de Gama from India, the monastery stands like a palace in the center of Belém.  Return to the Tagus to visit one of the most representative symbols of Lisbon: the Belém Tower. Built for military purposes, this tower is one of the best examples of Manueline architecture. Take a quick photo stop for postcard-worthy pictures.  Of course, a tour through Belém would not be complete without sampling the traditional pastéis de Belém (cream cupcakes)...

  • Lisbon Flavours Tuk-Tuk Tour

    6. Lisbon Flavours Tuk-Tuk Tour

    Explore the culinary secrets of Lisbon on a private tour by electric tuk-tuk. Travel through historic neighborhoods to savor the traditional flavors of Portugal and learn the history of the city along the way. Travel the narrow streets with ease and stop to sample delicious food and drinks, served by the locals in typical shops, markets, taverns and viewpoints. Venture into the pretty neighborhoods of Alfama and Baixa and hear how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755.

  • Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    7. Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

    Discover the beautiful city of Lisbon on the small-group tour that will show off the city's century-old history along with its thriving youthful vibe. With your guide, first head to the the Belém District, where the Portuguese navigators set sail in search of the New World. There, visit Saint Jerome’s Monastery and the Tower of Belém, which are both classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and stop at the Monument of the Discoveries where you can see the World Map of the Discoveries. Next visit Sintra, which leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. With its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle, and city center, you'll feel like you're in a page from a fairytale. Afterward, visit the National Pena Palace, a marvelous palace from the 19th century that is also one of the most important examples of Portuguese architecture from the Romantic period. After lunch, d...

  • Belém 2-Hour Private Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour

    8. Belém 2-Hour Private Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour

    Discover the best of Belém from a different perspective on a private 2-hour tour by electric tuk-tuk for up to 6 people. Depart from the center of Lisbon and head along the riverside for a pleasant journey full of light, beautiful landscapes, and good vibes. Discover an ensemble of iconic architecture and sacred monuments related to the Age of Discovery. Visit the Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jerónimos Monastery. See other sights of great interest, such as the 25th of April bridge, the Docks, the Architecture and Technology Museum, and the Electricity Museum. Find out how many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their dangerous and ambitious voyages, turning Portugal into the very first global empire. Finally, taste the famous Pastéis de Belém custard tart and see the reasons for the never-ending queues at the door.

  • Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    9. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This 3-hour private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem, one of the most popular districts in the city, making it the perfect way to get the most out of the city when you don’t have much time.   Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   Then, follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages. Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the mos...

  • Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    10. Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    The tour begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel, apartment, or ship. This ensures enough time to enjoy the program with no rush.  This private tour focuses on the national monuments in Lisbon, and the program allows some time to visit the inside of some of the monuments. Nevertheless it can be altered and other routes can be arranged in order to best reflect your interests as the experience is there for the sole purpose of your enjoyment. The first locations to visit always depend on the initial location but in most cases, start at the most important avenue of the city with Eduardo VII Park at the top, and then proceed to Baixa, the Downtown area, Restauradores, and Rossio Squares and proceed to the Cathedral of Lisbon with a small stop for photos and, time permitting, a visit inside the church.  Next, proceed to the bellevues of Sta. Luzia and N. Sª do Monte which offer som...

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What people are saying about Monument to the Discoveries

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4.7 / 5

based on 94 reviews

Super skiper, perfect moment, I start again, it is really an activity to be carried out !!! duration 2 hours magnificent sunset and a view of Lisbon seen from the sea

Group of 4. Boat with few people being possible to see rat distance between people of different groups. Pleasant and peaceful trip.

Superb cruise on a very nice sailboat with Philippe and Andrew who are very nice. A moment of pleasure to redo without hesitation.

Very good moment thanks notably to blankets due to wind, the music on the boat and the confortable seats. Nice views of the river.

Great experience, great crew, always very kind. Great value for money