Centuries ago Portuguese explores set off on voyages of discovery from the Tagus, and now you can discover the city that was Europe’s window on the world from the same river. HIGHLIGHTS:
* Cruise by the historic monuments of Belem
* See the heart of the city from the river
* Admire the historic and modern architecture of Lisbon from a different angle
This relaxing afternoon cruise will sail along the Tagus with a guide explaining the story behind the natural landscapes and the many historic monuments that you pass by. Lisbon’s glorious past will roll along before your eyes. You will see the 16th century Torre de Belem, from where many of the explorers set off, the nearby monument to the navigators and the Monastery of the Jeronimos, an epic piece of the native Manueline style of Gothic architecture. In the heart of the city, you will pass the Praça de Comercio hub, the historic districts of Alfama, where Fado is said to have originated, and Alcantara, where royalty and nobility used to live. The boat will sail by the futuristic Parque das Naçoes, which was built for the 1998 World Exposition and has a number of striking examples of modern architecture, including the Oceanarium and the Vasco da Gama Tower. The cruise will also pass under the April 25 Bridge, a feat of Portuguese engineering. Centuries ago Portuguese explores set off on voyages of discovery from the Tagus, and now you can discover the city that was Europe’s window on the world from the same river. This pleasant afternoon cruise will sail along the Tagus, with a guide explaining the story behind the natural landscapes and the many historic monuments that you will pass. Lisbon’s glorious past will ro Meeting/ Pick up point: Marques de Pombal Square terminal next to the Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon. Transfer to the meeting point can be arranged at no additional cost, contact details will be shown in voucher information. Start or opening time: 2:30pm.Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. Others: The tour does not include the return journey to your accommodation so the excursion ends when the river cruiser docks. Tour subject to weather or sea conditions.