2-hour Private Sailing Tour

Duration
2 hours
Languages
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Discover the magnificent sights of Lisbon from the water chartering a sailboat yacht exclusively for your family or friends.

Highlights:Sailing cruise

  • Sailing cruise

  • А unique monument of Portuguese Renaissance architecture - the Belem Tower

  • Discovery monument

  • The April 25 Suspension Bridge

  • The statue of Christ in Lisbon

Includes:

  • 2-hour sailing boat cruise

  • Skipper

  • Bottled water

  • Snacks (peanuts or crackers)

  • Beverages (1 beer or soft drink per person)

Not included: hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Please note: children must be always mentioned in the booking as they count towards the boat’s maximum occupancy.

In Lisbon, one cannot pass by a unique monument of Portuguese Renaissance architecture - the Belem Tower, towering over the waters of the Tagus River. The Portuguese erected this fortified fort in honor of the famous expedition of the navigator Vasco da Gama, who opened the way to India.

The tower was originally conceived as a five-tier fortress-lighthouse. Its construction was carried out in the period from 1515 to 1521 under King Manuel I. It was from here that the brave Portuguese navigators set off in search of new trade routes. Some time ago, the Tower served as a prison and armory.

The tower is richly decorated with images of ropes, openwork balconies, Arabic-style turrets, battlements and even the coats of arms of a knightly order. This magnificent building, whose height is 35 meters, is considered the brightest example of the late Gothic "Manueline" style, typical of Portuguese architecture. Starting from the 19th century, this monument was chosen by romantics and it began to attract travelers. In 1983, the tower was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The April 25 Suspension Bridge connects the city of Lisbon with the municipality of Almade and crosses the confluence of the Tagus River into the Atlantic Ocean. The idea of ​​​​creating a bridge connecting Lisbon with Almada arose as early as 1876, but only in 1953 did the Portuguese government form a commission whose main task was to organize rail and road traffic between the capital and the south bank of the Tagus River. In 1958, an official decision was made to build the bridge, and in 1959 an open international competition was announced for its project. On May 9, 1962, the United States Export Steel Company won the competition, and on November 5, 1962, construction began on the bridge.

The statue of Christ in Lisbon was built during 1949-1959. Funds for its construction were collected by Portuguese women. Portugal did not participate in the Second World War, and in gratitude to God that he spared the defenders of the Fatherland, the citizens of the country donated money to build some kind of sign of gratitude. In 1984, chapels appeared here, and in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI honored the complex with his presence.

Claudia Matias
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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$273.24 / group