Water activity

Lisbon: Tagus River Express Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

Activity provider: Nosso Tejo

Lisbon: Tagus River Express Cruise in a Traditional Vessel

Activity provider: Nosso Tejo

From US$ 16.30 per person

Cruise along the River Tagus waterfront and admire the romantic city centre of Lisbon on a 45 minute tour in a traditional boat. See the Terreiro do Paco, built in the 18th century and observe the historical city center, all from the water.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French


  • Enjoy a 45 minute sightseeing river cruise in a 1947 traditional cargo boat
  • Engage with the friendly skipper and listen to live onboard commentary
  • Relax as you cruise along the historical heart of Lisbon
Full description
Enjoy a guided boat trip in the historical heart of Lisbon, along the River Tagus. Discover Portugal's 18th century history as your guide and sailor shares informative commentary as your cruise down the beautiful river.  The 45 minute cruise begins from the Terreiro do Paço River Station. You will see from the river the wonderful landscape of the historical city center, passing by Commerce Square, Sao Jorge Castle, Alfama, National Pantheon and Santa Apolonia Station. On the return, sail through the middle of the river to observe the enchanting hills of Lisbon and from a distance, the grandeur of the 25 de Abril Bridge and Christ the King. The tour is in a traditional and unique 1947 sailing cargo boat with capacity for 50 people. The boat is decorated in warm tones and numerous hand-painted flowers, that give a touch of charm and authenticity. In the late 1960s with the introduction of road bridges, these vessels entered into disuse and of the thousands of boats that existed only about 75 survived, duly registered in the Marinha do Tejo, living part of Portuguese Navy Museum. Experience a river cruise on this truly unique piece of history.
  • 45 minute, sightseeing, river cruise in a 1947 traditional hand-painted boat

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    Meeting point

    Go to the first white building by the river on the left side of Terreiro do Paço (Commerce Square) and look for ticket office number 8.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 501 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was a nice traditional boat ride, the views of the city from the Tagus are beautiful, although it would be better if you got closer to the 25th of April bridge. The price is quite good. The guide explains it in Portuguese and English, however when she saw that there were Spanish and French, she also explained it in these two languages.

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    September 8, 2022

    This is a nice way to enjoy the afternoon on the water while learning about some of Lisbon’s monuments. It is not meant to be a bridge and drink tour but what it is meant to do, it does well. The boat is very interesting to look at and the tour guide is knowledgeable.

    August 31, 2022

    It was very nice to watch Lisbon from the water and with the warm sunset lights you can take some great pictures. The description in 3 languages is quite standard and should be enriched with more interesting stories from the life of the sailors that certainly are not lacking in a city like Lisbon. The boat is sailing, but you travel by motor. Some problems for the loudspeakers that worked in fits and starts precise instructions and no problems for boarding, with a little delay (like a bit of everything here in Lisbon with no rush ... :)) But let yourself be lulled and enjoy the breeze of wind and water is however an experience to be recommended!

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    August 24, 2022

    Product ID: 146196