Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruises & Tours

Enjoy a river cruise along Lisbon’s waterfront and admire its monuments, hills and cityscape, with plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures from the Rio Tejo.

The Yellow Boat Tour is a river sightseeing cruise on the Tejo that lets you discover the old Lisbon, including the Alfama district, with its Castelo de São Jorge and Panteão Nacional. It’s a great opportunity to see the suspension red bridge – Ponte 25 de Abril – from a different angle, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém. From the Cacilhas stop, you will have the chance to climb to the statue of Christ across the river.

Tour Details

The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours, and it’s on the old “Cacilheiro” ferry boat, which has been renovated. The hop-on hop-off system allows you to explore at your own rhythm according to the following circuit:

  1. Terreiro do Paço (starting point)
  2. Cacilhas
  3. Belém
  4. Terreiro do Paço

The ticket is 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.

Additional Advantages

The Yellow Boat Tour ticket also includes:

  • free access to any Carris tram
  • free access to the Santa Justa Lift and the traditional funiculars
  • free access to the Aerobus
  • discounts on tickets to monuments and museums
Terreiro do Paço (ferry terminal and starting point)
Adult: €17.10 | Children (4-10 years old): €9.5
Departure Times
Daily (19 March to 31 November)
Terreiro do Paço: 11.00am / 12.30pm / 03.00pm / 04.30pm / 06.00pm
Cacilhas: 11.15am / 12.45pm / 03.15pm / 04.45pm / 06.15pm
Belém: 11.45am / 01.15pm / 03.45pm / 05.15pm / 06.45pm
Terreiro do Paço (blue line)