It was a nice and sunny day in Lisbon and at night we had a delicious dinner by the river with a nice view. I saw boats passing by and I thought to myself, that would be an awesome thing to do. Sailing along the river on a sunset tour in Lisbon and seeing the city from another perspective.
Together with my boyfriend and two friends we decided to do a sunset tour in Lisbon on a smaller boat. I really like to have some quality time with friends and I think sailing on a smaller boat makes that possible! We went to the Doca de Belém and with only 8 other people we went on the boat.
There were seats in de back and front of the boat. We were sitting on the front of the boat where the couch was covered with bean bags. The environment was immediately what I hoped for. Nice people on board and everyone was excited to see the skyline of Lisbon and an amazing sunset from the boat.
When the sunset tour in Lisbon started it was still nice and warm and because there is always a breeze on board it made it even more comfortable. During daytime, it was so hot, that a refreshing boat tour was just what we needed.
When everyone was sitting relaxed and enjoying the view, André explained us about the highlights of Lisbon. We passed by MAAT, the 25 de Abril bridge and Cristo Rei. Look how amazing this view is while passing under this impressive bridge. Another thing what really impressed me was the sound of cars, buses and trains that are driving over the bridge!
After a nice explanation of some of the highlights, André offered us a cold drink and some snacks. There was even this fish pate with different kinds of flavors; typical of Lisbon, delicious! It was so nice because everyone was chatting with each other and I could see that everyone was enjoying this sunset tour in Lisbon to the fullest.
The most wonderful thing for me was the tower of Belém. I didn’t know that from the river this tower looks even more beautiful. It appears that all the buildings are built with the best side facing the river, so from the boat, we could admire these amazing highlights even more. Did you know that the tower of Belém was built as the first line of defence from invaders on the river Tejo? This beautiful tower is even more impressive to see from the river during sunset!
Thank you so much, André, for the nice stories you told us during the sunset boat tour in Lisbon and thank you, Daniel, for navigating safely over the river showing us all the places we needed to see. The next time I visit Lisbon I will surely do a boat tour with you again. Maybe in the morning as you really recommended this? 😉