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Shared 45-Minute Express Cruise along River Tagus in Lisbon

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    This is a guided boat trip in the historical heart of Lisbon. It's an informative boat trip along the River Tagus which takes you along the city of Lisbon to let you discover the period of the XVIII century and before. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past. Your guide and sailor will be doing commentary so you can enjoy the views while also learning about the city of Lisbon.

    The express cruise last for 45 minutes and starts at the Cais do Sodré River Station. In this tour you have the opportunity to see from the river the wonderful landscape of the historical city center, passing by Commerce Square, São Jorge Castle, Alfama, National Pantheon, and Santa Apolónia Station. On the way back sail through the middle of the river to observe the enchantment of the hills of Lisbon, and observe from a distance the grandeur of the 25 de Abril Bridge and Crist the King.

    The tour is in a traditional 1947 sailing cargo boat with 15 meters and capacity for 50 people. Only 7 boats of this size remain, all of them inscribed in the Navy Museum, which makes this tour quite unique. The boat's decoration is characterized by warm tones and numerous hand-painted flowers, that give a touch of charm and authenticity. The crew will introduce to you the history of the boat, the "Sejas Feliz" (Be Happy), will make the setting of the traditional boats of the Tagus, and will give some historical notes about the main monuments.

    The Tagus estuary traditional boats are one of the most important cultural heritage of its coastal communities. Its topological diversity is the largest in Europe, and one of the largest in the world. Among the various types of vessels highlighted: Fragatas, Varinos, Botes de Fragata, Faluas, Cangueiros, Botes, Botes de Pinho, Botes de Água Acima, Canoas and Catraios. For hundreds of years these boats were a fundamental means of transport for the Lisbon region, assuring the transportation of cargo and people between the two river banks. These boats supplied Lisbon, loading and unloading the large ships docked at Lisbon’s port coming from all over the world.

    In the late '60s with the introduction of road bridges, these vessels entered into disuse which led to its abandonment. Of the thousands of boats that existed only about 75 survived, duly registered in the “Marinha do Tejo”- living part of Portuguese Navy Museum, and therefore considered as museum pieces. Owning the only large-size Lisbon traditional boats used in maritime-tourism activity, offered is a truly unique experience!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Terminal Fluvial - Cais do Sodré, R. da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, 1249-249 Lisboa, Portugal
    Duration
    45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 45-minute, sightseeing, river cruise in a 1947 traditional boat full of colors and hand-painted flowers
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attraction.
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Show up 15 minutes in advance
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Martins and his crew gave us a wonderful cruise around the Tejo river. Tickets were easy purchasable with their online system and their desk was quick to find within the Terminal Fluvial. The Boat itself is an old wooden sailing boat but beautifully and comfortably restored.
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    Highly recommended to do this short trip! Martins is great guide and captain! Next time I'll take longer trip 👍
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    45 min was long enough in December, we had lovely experience and charming host 😊. We enjoyed lying down on the cushions, nice surprise for us.
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    I absaloutley loved this cruise the people are lovely, very well organised a nice glass of wine and information as we were sailing I highly recommend this cruise , I whished I booked the longer one fantastic experience well worth the money! Thank you guys I had a wonderful time!
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    An English couple visiting Lisbon for the first time. The crew were fantastic, extremely helpful, English speaking, a perfect 45 minute excursion.
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    By: Nosso Tejo
    1,116 reviews
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    KATHY L
    ANTIOCH
    3113
    Weather was threatening, but tour was great.
    We got to relax, see the views from the river and have a little wine. What more can you ask for? Great guide too.
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    Scorpio1950
    40
    Enjoyable trip
    We did this trip in the afternoon, it was lovely to see Lisbon from the water, however we were very disappointed
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    105lukasm
    10
    Amazing Boatstour!
    Martins and his crew gave us a wonderful cruise around the Tejo river. Tickets were easy purchasable with their
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    291michaelaf
    10
    Very nice trip
    Can truly recommend thisntrip. Nice boat, nice crew. Drinks and sunshine. Could not have been better.
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    Viktor B
    10
    Great trip!
    Highly recommended to do this short trip! Martins is great guide and captain! Next time I'll take longer trip 👍
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    934mehrdadm
    Antwerp, Belgium
    30
    Good trip with useful information
    friendly tour leaders with a good explanation about Lisbon. Wine and water were included. Excited boat trip
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    Zuzfo
    10
    Worth it!
    45 min was long enough in December, we had lovely experience and charming host 😊. We enjoyed lying down on the
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    robertkQ1420DG
    10
    Great Tour with friendly and knowledgeable crew
    We had a great tour on Sunday and really enjoyed our experience from the booking of the tour the boat ride itself
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    Paul T
    10
    Excellent - brilliant trip
    We booked the 45 minute Express River Cruise. We were the only people booked on the trip so it was effectively a
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    Mary B
    82
    Lovely ride, very knowledgeable hostess and friendly driver.
    The boat is beautiful, having lots of character and it's nice to be so close to the water. The driver was
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    willieb3077_12
    Leland, North Carolina
    14445
    Lisbon from the water
    The directions to the meeting place at the waterfront were a bit unclear, but once we got there the tour proved to
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    Sonia P
    Phoenix, Arizona
    312
    Traditional boat trip
    A must do. You will see sights of monuments and get a cool history explanation with a complimentary glass of wine
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    Alison j
    31
    Magic
    I absaloutley loved this cruise the people are lovely, very well organised a nice glass of wine and information as
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    andlangers
    10
    A most excellent trip.
    An English couple visiting Lisbon for the first time. The crew were fantastic, extremely helpful, English
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    Holly P
    30
    Perfect for a mini tour
    The tour is only 45 minutes long but this is more than enough time to see the most beautiful spots along the
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