The Yellow Boat River Tour is a Tejo river sightseeing cruise, offering a chance to discover the old Lisbon, its monuments, hills and cityscape, from a different angle, and to take amazing pictures.
You’ll be able to watch the Alfama neighbourhood glide by, with São Jorge Castle and the Sé Cathedral.
The boat will cross the river to Cacilhas on the southern bank, and you’ll be able to visit Cristo Rei, the statue of Christ. After that, the boat will get very close to the suspension red bridge – Ponte 25 de Abril, or 25 April Bridge – on its way back to Lisbon, so that you’ll see the amazing views of Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower.
Yellow Boat River Tour Details
The tour takes about 1h30, and it’s on the old “Cacilheiro” ferry boat, which has been renovated. The hop-on, hop-off system lets you explore Lisbon at your own rhythm according to the following circuit:
The ticket costs from €18, valid for 24 hours, and may be purchased on board.
The ferry has an open-air area and a bar. The boat service includes information about the trip, provided in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.
The Yellow Boat River Tour ticket also includes:
- free access to any Carris tram
- free access to the Santa Justa Lift and Lisbon’s three funiculars
- free access to the Aerobus
- discounts on tickets to monuments and museums