Popular Day Trips in Castle of Sao Jorge
Our most recommended Castle of Sao Jorge Day Trips
1. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset City Cruise by Sailboat with Drinks
Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River. 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, ...
The trip with PalmaYachts was wonderful. Our skippers Fernando and Mario where the best and created good vibes during the whole tour. All in all an amazing experience on the water, with wonderful views while the sun went down. Definitely worth the money, we‘d recommend it 100% especially when there is good weather.
2. Lisbon: 2-Hour Guided Sailing Tour at Sunset
Travel back in time through 500 years of history and see all the major monuments of Lisbon from the River Tagus. Climb aboard a handsome yacht for a 2-hour sailing tour of the city’s iconic landmarks at sundown. Board the boat by the Monument to the Age of Discoveries, and sail past the Torre Belém (Belém Tower). Continue towards the vast span of the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge, and gaze up at the outstretched arms of the Christ the King statue. Marvel at beautiful squares, such as Terreiro do Paço (also known as the “Praça do Comércio”), part of the Pombaline Downtown rebirth after the 1755 Earthquake. Admire some of Lisbon’s oldest areas, such as the Alfama and Castle of Sao Jorge. Pass Lisbon Cathedral and the National Pantheon, before turning around for the return journey. Watch the sunset fall over Lisbon as you relax with a glass of sparking wine.
Really nice tour. We enjoyed few glasses of wine, some snacks, the beautiful sunset, even seen the dolphins. And also a lot of fun facts from the guides. Recommendation for everyone visiting Lisbon.
3. Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour
Discover the history and culture of Lisbon on a day-long city walking tour alongside an expert local guide. Visit Lisbon's top sights, stroll along the Tejo River and enjoy panoramic views. Begin your tour with hotel pick-up in the morning and head to Cristo Rei. Cross the iconic 25th of April Bridge, and enjoy sweeping views over the city. Next, it's on to Bélem, where you can take postcard-worthy pictures for lifelong memories. Bite into the sweet Pastel de Belem, a traditional Portuguese treat, then head down narrow cobblestone streets and explore the oldest districts of the city, learning about its fascinating history along the way. Enjoy the architecture along the streets of Lisob's Baixa Pombalina, including ancient churches and local shops. Top it off with a taste of traditional ginginha liquor.
4. Old Town E-Bike Tour by Sitgo (Cais do Sodré)
Ride on brand-new e-bikes, a tailor-made mode of transportation for the hilly city of Lisbon. Enjoy riding a bicycle with an electric engine to give you a push on the hardest parts of the route. The guides will show you how to ride the e-bikes and get you ready to go. Start from the Cais do Sodré area and cross the majestic Praça do Comercio, as you cycle on to visit the Old Town district of Alfama. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. Spread over the south-eastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, this picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps. Its Kasbah-like layout is deliberate - this is the city's ancient Arab district. Alfama derives from the Arabic word Al-Hama that means "source of good water". One of the few areas of Lisbon, which wasn't destroyed by the big 1775 earthquake, Lisbon's old quart...
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What people are saying about Castle of Sao Jorge
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.
Great boat ride!! Our boat was a lot less full than the other boats. Guides were very nice, took our pictures and told a lot about the city. Drinks were included. Sunset was beautiful. Can highly recommend!!
It was a very nice tour into the sunset. The crew tried very hard and explained a lot to us. There was also an answer for drinks.
We had an unforgettable evening. Thanks also to the attentive crew for spontaneously offering to take a few family photos.
Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!