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  • Lisbon 2-Hour Sailing Tour with Champagne

    1. Lisbon 2-Hour Sailing Tour with Champagne

    Meet at the marina where you’ll board the yacht Mara for your 2-hour sail, cruising up the river to take in spectacular views of the city. The Mara is a 15-meter luxury sailing yacht and is fully equipped. Once underway, Champagne will be served, and your captain will tell you a bit of the history of Lisbon and its monuments. Beer and soft drinks are also available. If you like, you can try your hand at steering the yacht, or sit back and relax on deck if you prefer. You’ll sail past many of Lisbon’s most famous sights, including the suspension bridge, the statue of Christ, and many others. With a maximum of 12 guests you’re guaranteed a very personalized tour. The Champagne will keep flowing throughout, and sweet and savoury hot snacks will be served during the cruise.

    Lovely end to our Lisbon trip though it might be a good idea to do it earlier as Nigel gave us some good suggestions about things to do so will just have to go back! The drinks were plentiful and the snacks were delicious! Had a go at steering the boat too. Nice group of people on board. Really enjoyed it and would recommend!

  • Lisbon: Sunset Cruise

    2. Lisbon: Sunset Cruise

    Board a luxury sailboat and enjoy a serene sunset cruise along the River Tagus in Lisbon. Depart from Doca do Bom Sucesso in Belém and see the main monuments of the city of Lisbon located on the banks of the river. Also, enjoy some complimentary soft drinks during your cruise. See Torre de Belém, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Electricity Museum, Maat, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and the Cristo Rei statue. Pass under the majestic 25 de Abril Bridge and admire the views of the hills of Lisbon and its picturesque neighborhoods including Bairro Alto and Alfama. Spot the Castelo de San Jorge at the top of one of the hills. On the return leg of the journey, admire the amazing sunset on the horizon. Watch as the sky turns to vibrant shades of orange, yellow, and pink, and enjoy the perfect end to your day in Lisbon.

    Amazing crew, very nice boat, great experience! A must have if you are in Lisboa!!! Thank you, we really enjoyed it.

  • Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

    3. Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

    Discover Lisbon's nightlife scene with the help of local guides, and get to know fellow travelers from around the world. Take part in Lisbon’s 1st and biggest pub crawl, visiting 3 bars during the night. Start the night with 2 welcome shots to get the party started. Then, enjoy 1 hour of unlimited beer or sangria or two long drinks, along with exclusive drink discounts in every bar. Meet party-loving travelers from all over the world as you visit different bars with different types of music. Visit 3 bars in Bairro Alto, the most iconic nightlife district in Lisbon. You will be led by at least 2 local identified guides, who will provide you with a great introduction to the local nightlife.

    Tiago was great and we were able to get a good introduction to the Lisbon nightlife

  • Lisbon 4-Hour Pub Crawl

    4. Lisbon 4-Hour Pub Crawl

    Spend a fun night in Lisbon on this combination tour and pub crawl. Guides will show you the best local bars. Enjoy a welcome drink at each place you visit and a full-hour open bar with beer and sangria. Get exclusive drink deals at all the pubs. Party on and make the best of this night full of fun, amazing people and drinking games in the Bairro Alto – Lisbon’s popular bohemian neighborhood.

  • Lisbon Boat Party with Included Club Entrance

    5. Lisbon Boat Party with Included Club Entrance

    Start your party every Thursday from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM and enjoy a free entrance ticket into the best club in town for that night in the form of an exclusive bracelet.  Board the boat and pass monuments such as the 25th April Bridge and the unique Belem district. Once the sun sets, see from Lisbon to Santa Apolonia. Party beside the 7 hills of Lisbon.  The ticket onboard includes a welcome drink, and a drink during the night. The bar onboard will be open all night to purchase drinks and appetizers and more. Once the boat has docked, there will be a club near by that can be accessed free to continue the party.

    So we arrived 5min prior to begin and many people were still standing outside of the boat. Departure was about 30min later which was a bit long in my opinion. The best time to do this party is probably in june/july. We went in mid october and the sun was already gone when we left the harbour. The sunset would have been a lot nicer on the river instead of inside the harbour. The music was for 70% of the time really good (relaxing chill/party house music). During the last hour it was very mainstream and not really our taste anymore. The drinks were alright. A bit small for the longdrinks but it was ok. They had a burger station where you could get some food. The burgers were really good bit it tool us about 25min until we finally got our burgers. Like many other people wrote: there are just 2 toilets and you have to wait about 15min because there was always a queue. So a few negagive things but in total we enjoyed it and the „sightseeing“ part was really nice.

  • Lisbon: 1-Hour Beer and Sangria Bike Tour

    6. Lisbon: 1-Hour Beer and Sangria Bike Tour

    Feel like a local and explore Lisbon's top highlights on a 1-hour guided tour riding a bike all while enjoying a selection of drinks. Ride in class and comfort on beer bike cart, which is perfect for discovering various parts of the city.  See Lisbon differently and have fun as you cruise by the Monument to Fado and Amalia Rodrigues, the most famous fado singer in Portugal's history, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your beer bike. Pass by the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, the magnificent Electricity Museum, and discover architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

  • Lisbon: Sunset Cruise

    7. Lisbon: Sunset Cruise

    Climb aboard a pleasurable sunset cruise to wrap up your day. Set off from Sul e Sueste River Station for a 2-hour cruise and marvel at Lisbon's stunning skyline. Capture the magical views of the iconic monuments and buildings. See the city's most famous landmarks that include Praça do Comércio, Alfama, Cacilhas, the Cristo Rei Sanctuary, and the 25th April Bridge. Experience a superb atmosphere with a professional DJ onboard. Enjoy a refreshing evening on the cruise while sipping your first complimentary drink and admire the breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

  • Lisbon: 1-Hour Beer or Sangria Bike Sightseeing Tour

    8. Lisbon: 1-Hour Beer or Sangria Bike Sightseeing Tour

    Board your colorful yellow beer bike then set out on an exciting sightseeing venture around the streets of Lisbon. Pedal to some of the city’s most famous sights and attractions including the Tejo River, Torre de Belem, Monument of the Discoveries, 25 de Abril Bridge, and more. As you ride around the city, make unforgettable memories with your friends and enjoy a selection of drinks from the onboard bar including craft beers, tasty sangria, soft-drinks, and water. Enhance the experience and bring your own music along too which can be connected to the bar’s speakers, or listen to the tour’s preselected playlist with accompanying lights. The tour lasts approximately 1-hour, with a toilet break every 15-minutes. The bike is suitable for up to 18 passengers, with 10 people pedaling, plus your friendly guide who ensures your fun and safety throughout.

  • Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

    9. Lisbon: Luxury Sailing Boat Cruise on River Tagus

    Have a truly unforgettable experience on a sailing yacht and experience Lisbon in a new way. Float down the Tagus River and view some of the city's main monuments including Torre de Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Electricity Museum, Maat, Jerónimos Monastery, Terreiro do Paço, and Cristo Rei. Pass under the 25th April Bridge, and glimpse the beautiful hills of Lisbon and the picturesque neighborhoods on top of them such as Bairro Alto e Alfama and Castelo de S. Jorge. Gaze at a magical sky on your charming return journey or go to Cascais Bay to dive and sunbathe.

  • Lisbon: Fado Experience Private Tour

    10. Lisbon: Fado Experience Private Tour

    Enjoy the unforgettable experience of a live Fado concert and discover the music that expresses the true soul of Portugal. After being picked up from your accommodation, you will be driven around the center of Lisbon, where you can see the main avenues, ancient squares and picturesque streets of this beautiful city.   There will be time for a short walking tour around Alfama. You will pass through the most iconic streets, where Fado music is celebrated. Next, guests will be taken to an ancient restaurant for dinner and a performance featuring top Fado artists. This will be a truly memorable experience in a unique setting, one of the last places where true Fado can be found.   During the evening you will listen to four different professional Fadistas (Fado singers) to the accompaniment of three guitars: classic guitar, bass, and guitarra portuguesa (12 stringed Portuguese guitar)...

5 best day trips from Lisbon

Day trip to Sintra

1. Day trip to Sintra

The scenic city of Sintra is one of the most common day trips from Lisbon, and for good reason. This picturesque city is well known for the gorgeous castles and palaces that dot the area, as well as its many parks and gardens. Must-see attractions include the striking Pena National Palace, the medieval Castle of the Moors, and of course the Sintra National Palace.

How far is Sintra from Lisbon?

The 30 kilometers (18 miles) between Lisbon and Sintra are quick and easy to traverse. Driving takes an average of just 30 minutes, though traffic can increase this up to two hours at times. The two train routes from Lisbon take an average of 40-50 minutes.

Day trip to Cascais

2. Day trip to Cascais

Live like royalty on a day trip to the gorgeous seaside retreat of Cascais. Once the summer residence of King Luis I of Portugal, other 19th-century European royals joined in, contributing to its luxurious reputation. The city is hugely popular for its stunning scenery, sandy beaches, and many other attractions. Travelers can check out the Praia da Ribeira, the Cascais Citadel Palace, and the vista point of Boca de Inferno.

How far is Cascais from Lisbon?

Cascais is located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of Lisbon. The trip takes around 40 minutes by car or by train. Buses usually take about an hour longer.

Day trip to Obidos

3. Day trip to Obidos

Exploring the medieval walled town of Obidos is a great way to spend a day away from Lisbon. Stroll the picturesque cobblestone streets of the hilltop city to find some impressive photo ops. The old city walls, Obidos Castle, and the Church of Santa Maria are all favored spots to see. During summer, the town travels back in time with its annual Medieval Festival.

How far is Obidos from Lisbon?

You can travel the 84 kilometers (52 miles) to Obidos from Lisbon in a little over an hour by car or express bus. The train is the slowest option transportation option, making your trip about two and a half hours.

Day trip to Évora

4. Day trip to Évora

Travel back in time on a day trip from Lisbon to the ancient city of Évora. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora’s history dates back over 5,000 years. Because of its storied past, museums and monuments are all over the city. History buffs will love learning about places like the Roman Temple with its graceful columns, the Gothic Cathedral of Évora, the ossuary of Igreja de São Francisco, and so many more.

How far is Évora from Lisbon?

It will take around 90 minutes to travel the 135 kilometers east to Évora by car. By train or bus it should take close to two hours.

Day trip to Porto

5. Day trip to Porto

Get to know the second-largest city in Portugal on a trip to Porto. Though the city is probably best-known for its sweet Port wine, there is plenty more to this city on the Douro River. With an abundance of fascinating sights across the city, travelers can climb the 225 steps of the Clérigos tower for sweeping views of the city, tour the commanding Porto Cathedral, or admire the golden interiors of the Church of São Francisco. Harry Potter fans should absolutely visit the unbelievable Lello Bookstore to climb the striking red steps said to have inspired the staircases of Hogwarts.

How far is Porto from Lisbon?

Plan ahead for the journey of 312 kilometers (194 miles) to Porto, as it will take around three hours to get there on the road or by train.

Lisbon day trip FAQ

What are the best transportation options for my day trip?

If you’re trying to decide the best way to get to your day trip, Lisbon and the surrounding areas have several transportation options.
  • • Lisbon day trips by train

    There is a good and reliable rail network all over Portugal, making train travel a viable option for most day trips. In Lisbon, the primary stations for out of town trips are Santa Apolonia, Oriente, and Cais do Sodré.

  • • Lisbon day trips by bus

    As Portugal is such a small country, day trips by bus are usually a smart option. The bus tends to cost less than the train and frequently doesn’t take much more time.

  • • Lisbon day trips by car

    Renting a car is always an excellent way to day trip, especially to take in the beauty of Portugal. A private vehicle allows you to go where you want when you want without skipping anything on your list. Though a car gives you the freedom to roam wherever you please, keep in mind that traffic and parking can be significant issues in popular destinations.


Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

Taking a guided tour is almost always the most fun and convenient option for a day trip. Get to know fellow travelers and learn interesting facts and cultural information that may not be in a guide book. Additionally, many guided tours provide you with transportation and peace of mind that you will always get where you’re trying to go.


What should I pack for my day trip?

The time of year you travel and your destination are the two biggest factors in determining what to bring with you for the day. If you’re headed to the beach, swimwear, a towel, and sunscreen are imperative. During winter, the chance of rain is pretty high in Portugal, so bring a raincoat or umbrella.


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What people are saying about Lisbon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9,344 reviews

Had a great time, Miguel was very entertaining and looked after us with drinks and a blanket for the wife (take warm clothes as mentioned!!). Although engine overheated on the way back with seaweed blocking the coolant entry, we made sail and had a gentle cruise back to port with no worries. All in all a very enjoyable 2-3 hours.

This is the first time I booked a group tour and I’m very much satisfied of how it turned out. We were a group of 8 and our tour guide named André was very informative. He never let us get bored during the tour and always got our atention. Highly recommended for future travelers.

The tour was great with great tourguide Mario who knows history and surroundings very well - actually no question w/o answers... places are amazing and scenic...

The palaces and countryside around Sintra are a must see if you are in Lisbon and this small group tour with guide is excellent.

Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!