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

1. 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: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour Along the Historic Tram Line 28

2. Lisbon: Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour Along the Historic Tram Line 28

Follow the route of Lisbon's historic tram 28 to discover the main sights and hidden locations. Travel by eco-friendly tuk-tuk to neighborhoods such as Graça and the viewpoint of Senhora do Monte.  Travel back down the hill along the narrow streets of Alfama, stopping at Largo das Portas do Sol for more panoramic views. Continue to Lisbon Cathedral, built on the site of a former mosque. Enter the Baixa district and learn how the city was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Explore cosmopolitan Chiado and pass its designer stores, art galleries, bookshops, and restaurants. Go to the National Assembly and end with a view of the Estrela Basilica.

Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

3. Lisbon: Tram Tour 24-Hour Ticket

Book your ticket for the Hills Tram Tour and ride a vintage tram through the most traditional quarters of Lisbon. You’ll travel through the neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Lapa. Get to know some of city's most unforgettable landmarks such as Castelo São Jorge, Sé Catedral, and the Basílica da Estrela. Visit its museums, such as MUDE, Museu do Chiado, and Museu de Arte Antiga. Take in stunning views from Miradouro da Graça, Miradouro Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol, and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. An on-board audio guide is available in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

4. Lisbon: 3-Hour Historic Tuk Tuk Tour

Cruise Lisbon by tuk tuk and effortlessly see many of the city's best sites in a short amount of time. Your expert guide will take you to the best views, photo opportunities and most interesting places. Stops include the Lisbon Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church, the Castle neighborhood, Saint Vincent Monastery and many more.  Feel the pulse of the romantic city as you ride up to the Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. You'll enjoy the wonderful view from the Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint and visit the fabulous Estrela Basilica, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Lisbon. Get to know the narrow streets of Bairro Alto, where the night is full of charm and excitement as countless bars and restaurants bustle with patrons. Then, ride on to Jeronimos Monastery and visit its church. Get acquainted with the Belem Tower, where the Portuguese caravels set sail to Brazil in 1500. Finally, take some time to enjoy the monument dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries and savor one (or more) famous custard tarts, Pasteis de Belem. 

Sailing in Lisbon: 2-Hour Cruise

5. 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.

Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

6. Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

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 at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

Lisbon: Barrio Alto and Chiado Tuk Tuk Tour

7. Lisbon: Barrio Alto and Chiado Tuk Tuk Tour

Take a stroll through the commercial and political center of 18th and 19th century Lisbon. It was in this direction that the city expanded from the hill of the Castle. Get to know the downtown area Baixa Pombalina accurately rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake, which had its epicenter in the Arch of Rua Augusta and kept Carmo on its feet, despite the catastrophe. Have a close look at the wonders of the Portuguese baroque in the Church of São Roque and move up into the 19th century in Chiado. As distinguished and bourgeois as its cafés, theatres, bookshops and art deco façades that stretch through Príncipe Real, the city’s trendiest quarter, and the amazing S. Pedro de Alcântara Garden. Just across the street, take a look at the popular Bairro Alto, which completely changes at night. We stop for a few minutes at the picturesque Rua da Bica and then at the Adamastor viewpoint to feel the Tejo estuary in all its splendor and we go down towards the National Parliament. For a grandiose close, wind up at the Estrela Basilica and Park, to rest under the sun.

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

8. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro • Miradouro de Santa Catarina • Elevador da Bica • Convento do Carmo • Estação do Rossio • Elevador de Santa Justa • Igreja de Santo António • Sé de Lisboa • Miradouro de Santa Luzia • Castelo de São Jorge • Teatro Romano • Miradouro Portas do Sol • Miradouro da Graça • Igreja da Graça • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte • Igreja de São Vicente de Fora • Feira da Ladra • Panteão Nacional • Alfama • Casa dos Bicos • Praça do Comércio 

Lisbon: Local Neighborhoods Private Walking Tour with Snack

9. Lisbon: Local Neighborhoods Private Walking Tour with Snack

Experience everyday life in Lisbon on a guided walking tour and venture beyond the usual tourist sites with a local guide. Go to neighborhoods where only the locals go and chat about life in the city.    Visit the first church in the world dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a stop at the Basilica de Estrela. Continue to the old Campo de Ourique area and discover the former home of the writer, Fernando Pessoa.  Discover upscale areas and hipster neighborhoods of small streets, boutiques and cafes. End at the LX Factory and feel the creative energy of the art scene.   

Lisbon: 1-Hour Private Romantic City Tour

10. Lisbon: 1-Hour Private Romantic City Tour

Get picked up in a classic Ford T model replica and meet your guide to start your romantic tour of Lisbon. First, see the central square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about the Baixa Pombalina re-urbanization efforts after the devastations of the 1755 earthquake. Be charmed by the square's busy hotels, cafes, and restaurants, and architectural quality of the buildings.  Leave the square and feel the pulse of the romantic city as you ride up to the bohemian neighborhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. Experience the fado atmosphere and witness the abundance of local establishments teeming with passion.  Enjoy the wonderful view from de São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and visit the fabulous Estrela Basilica, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Lisbon. Get to know the narrow streets of Bairro Alto, where the night is delightful and exciting with its countless bars and restaurants.

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What people are saying about Estrela Basilica

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,869 reviews

This was our last night in Lisbon, and what a beautiful way to spend it! The river was calm and there was a gentle breeze. Our yacht had 10 people on it (bit of confusion over the numbers, so one couple had to change boats) and it was the perfect number. Our skipper Miguel, and his offsider Fernando, were brilliant. Funny, informative and wonderful hosts. My husband, who loves sailing, was able to take the helm for quite a while. We had wine or beer offered, no food though so maybe take your own nibbles. We saw a beautiful sunset and the whole experience was fun and very relaxing. Definitely recommend.

staff was very friendly and helpful during check in. during the trip they were very informative of the area and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask

Really amazing. Best service, tour and staff you can expect, taking really good care of everything and really trying to make all possible wishes possible.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were impressed by her sincere passion for showing others her home city.

Great experience! Our guides were very kind and the views were amazing. Highly recommend.