Lisbon cruises

Portugal’s capital spreads its ancient sites on seven steep hillsides that overlook the Tagus River. Feast your eyes on St. George’s Castle which overlooks the city atop the highest hill, or the countless balconies ablaze with geraniums and wrought iron lamps that light up the medieval Alfama quarter. Wander up to the Bairro Alto where you may hear the voices of the sorrowful fado singers ring out from cafés.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Lisbon Private Tour by Minibus – Half Day

    Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

    Lisbon Private Tour by Minibus – Half Day

    This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

    With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

    This tour will operate by private minibus. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to two guests. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so guests are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

    Tour code

    LIS_703

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Jeep Safari

    Head off the beaten track and into the hills and villages with some spectacular scenery and typical country villages.

    Jeep Safari

    After a short briefing, you will head off in your 4x4 jeep to be taken on a journey through some of the best scenery outside of Lisbon.

    Staying on road, your drive will take you to the popular seaside resort of Cascais, where a short stop will be made. From here, your journey will continue to Cape Roca, Europe’s westernmost point, to enjoy the lovely views across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Serra Sintra is your next stop, as you go off road and travel inland along the centenary tree-lined tracks. You’ll pass by the picturesque village of Ulgueira and on to the Peninha viewpoint where the astonishing view over the south coast line of Cascais can be seen. A stop will be made en route to enjoy a light picnic snack of Portuguese aperitifs. You’ll continue driving along leafy lanes, passing by typical country villages, and enter the Monserrate Road to admire views of Monserrate Palace, Seteais Palace and Quinta da Regaleira Estate.

    Heading back on road, a short stop will be made at the picturesque village of Sintra, before returning to Lisbon.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by 4x4 jeep and on foot. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children may not participate. It is advisable to take a light jacket with you as the temperature along the coastline can be cool. This tour involves walking over steps, uneven ground and inclines. Flat walking shoes are advised.

    Tour code

    LIS_179

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Palace of Queluz & Cascais

    The 18th Century Palace of Queluz is a spectacular site to visit, along with the luxurious and famous gardens.

    Palace of Queluz & Cascais

    Perched proudly on the hill southeast of Sintra, the Palace of Queluz is a wonderful piece of architecture. Dating back to 1747, the Palace was once a country mansion built by the infant Dom Pedro, later to be known as Dom Pedro III, it was then re-named Queluz Palace.

    The gardens have become a focal point of the Palace with Baroque fountains, statues and places of recreation. During your visit you will be able to walk around and enjoy these at your own leisure.

    Before heading into Cascais, you will have an opportunity to stop and photograph the viewpoint (traffic conditions permitting) of Praia Do Guincho and admire the views over the bay. Take time to explore the streets of this small picturesque town or just sit and relax in one of the local cafés and treat yourself to a coffee.

    The photograph stop at Praia Do Guincho is dependent on traffic conditions on the day. Due to traffic restrictions in Cascais the coach drop off and pick up point is located approximately 15-20 minutes’ walk each way from the areas of interest, which may be inclined. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. Flash photography is not permitted within the Palace.

    Tour code

    LIS_024

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Transfer to Fatima - Small Group Option

    This simple transfer will allow you to discover the renowned pilgrimage site of Fatima at your own pace.

    Transfer to Fatima - Small Group Option

    The central Portuguese town of Fatima is home to the sanctuary of Fatima, a Catholic Pilgrimage site. Today, many people from around the world continue to make the famous pilgrimage to Fatima in search of miracles. During the drive to Fatima, admire the scenery as you pass through the Tagus Plains and the bullfighting region of Vila Franca.

    Upon arrival, you’ll have around 2½ - 3 hours to explore independently. View the spot where local lore says three peasant children saw a ‘Lady of the Light’ hovering above a small oak tree at the Cova da Iria (the Cove of Peace). This was believed to be the blessed ‘Virgin Mary’ and after returning on the same day for over 5 months, a miracle was said to have been written in the sky in front of over 70,000 witnesses. At the old famous Basilica, you’ll be able to see the resting place of the legendary three peasant children, Lucia Santos and her two cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the new ‘Holy Trinity’ Basilica and the Chapel of Apparitions, which is built on the site where the Virgin Mary appeared to the children.

    After your visit, at the designated meeting time and place, you’ll re-join your bus for the return drive to Lisbon.

    This excursion will operate by bus or minibus and on foot. This tour is un-guided and there is no commentary during the journey. The drive to Fatima takes around 1½ - 1¾ hours each way. There is approximately 2½ - 3 hours of walking over relatively flat ground on this tour, however this at the discretion of the guest. Flat, walking shoes are advised. Luncheon and refreshments are not included; however there are eateries in Fatima. Please remember local currency for purchases. Restoration work has been known to occasionally take place within the old Basilica and this may restrict viewing of the old statues, paintings and glass windows.

    Tour code

    LIS_199

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Panoramic Lisbon & Belem

    Enjoy all the major highlights of Lisbon from the comfort of your coach. View the Belem area and many more city sites.

    Panoramic Lisbon & Belem

    A wonderful way to see the city of Lisbon without having to walk around the city. Have your camera at the ready as you enter the area of Belem and view the Presidential Palace, The Monastery of Jeronimos, Tower of Belem and the Monument of Discoveries.

    Drive through the exclusive residential district where many of the foreign embassies are located and then see the impressive 18th Century stone aqueduct, 11 miles long, which until recently was used to bring fresh water into Lisbon. A stop will be taken at Belvedere to admire the panoramic view across the city.

    Afterwards, drive down the famous avenue of Liberty to Rossio Square, to see the Santa Justa Elavator, designed by an apprentice of the famous Gustave Eiffel. Finally you will see one of the most impressive squares in Lisbon the Praca do Comercio (Black Horse Square).

    This is the perfect tour for those wishing to relax and enjoy a scenic tour of Lisbon.

    This excursion will operate by coach. There are steps into the Belem Tower for those requiring the toilet facilities.

    Tour code

    LIS_025

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2 hours

  • A Journey to Fatima - Small Group Tour

    Discover the spiritual history that surrounds Fatima and the appearance of the ‘Virgin Mary’ or ‘Lady of the Rosary’ in 1917.

    A Journey to Fatima - Small Group Tour

    Journey through the Tagus Plains and the bullfighting region of Vila Franca, before reaching Fatima, an international and worldwide known Catholic, pilgrimage site.

    According to local lore, three peasant children from a nearby village observed a ‘Lady of the Light’ hovering above a small oak tree at the Cova da Iria (the Cove of Peace). This was believed to be the blessed ‘Virgin Mary’ and after returning on the same day for over five months, a miracle was said to have been written in the sky in front of over 70,000 witnesses. Today, many people from around the world make the famous pilgrimage to Fatima in search of the miracles.

    At the old famous Basilica, you’ll be able to see the resting place of the legendary 3 peasant children, Lucia Santos and her 2 cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the new ‘Holy Trinity’ Basilica and the Chapel of Apparitions, which is built on the site where the Virgin Mary appeared to the children.

    Take some free time to enjoy luncheon on your own before browsing some of the local shops for souvenirs.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour is non-guided; however your English speaking driver will answer questions during the journey to Fatima. The drive to Fatima takes approximately 1¼ hours each way. There is approximately three hours of walking over flat ground on this tour; however this is at your own pace. Luncheon is not included. Restoration work has been known to occasionally take place within the old Basilica and this may restrict viewing of the old statues, paintings and glass windows.

    Tour code

    LIS_181

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Views of Lisbon & Estufa Fria Garden

    Visit Estufa Fria tropical garden, before enjoying wonderful panoramic views from the base of the statue; Christ the King.

    Views of Lisbon & Estufa Fria Garden

    Due to Lisbon’s mild climate it was possible to plant a tropical garden in the heart of the city. The garden boasts a variety of exotic plants, which although are not native to Lisbon, can grow here with the help of a system of wooden slats that filtrate the light.

    Known as Estufa Fria, or the ‘cold greenhouse’, this garden has become one of the most pleasant green spaces in Lisbon. Enjoy a guided visit with your knowledgeable guide and wander between lakes, brooks, statues and many different species of plants from all over the world.

    Afterwards, a scenic drive will take you across the 25th of April Suspension Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

    Once on the south bank of the Tagus River, you’ll continue to the base of the monumental statue of ‘Christ the King’, which was built as a gratitude for the neutrality of Portugal during the Second World War, and inspired by the similar shrine in Rio de Janeiro. From the base of this immense statue, capture breathtaking views over the city and the impressive bridge and harbour. On a clear day, you can see as far as the hills of Sintra and the famous coast of Estoril, stretching along the Atlantic.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking on this tour, including steps, slopes and uneven ground at the Gardens.

    Tour code

    LIS_187

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Lisbon Private Tour by Minibus – Full Day

    Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

    Lisbon Private Tour by Minibus – Full Day

    This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

    With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

    This tour will operate by private minibus. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to two guests. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so guests are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

    Tour code

    LIS_704

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Lisbon by Land & River

    A leisurely river cruise, twinned with a panoramic drive, presents Lisbon's famous city sights from a different angle.

    Lisbon by Land & River

    What a perfect combination! See the sights of the city centre and then sit back and enjoy a fascinating river cruise along the River Tagus, gliding past an array of famous monuments as you enjoy light refreshments.

    A panoramic tour will show you Lisbon’s renowned landmarks, including Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue, Black Horse Square and Rossio, the very heart of the city. See Baixa, the area rebuilt after the city’s disastrous earthquake, and take in the spectacular scene from the viewpoint at King Edward VII Park.

    Remember your camera, as you will want to capture the charm of Lisbon when viewed from the water. As your river cruise sets off, you will see the medieval part of the city. Cruise beneath the spectacular suspension bridge, reminiscent of the Golden Gate and photograph the monumental statue of Christ the King. The highlight of your tour will be a sail along the banks of the Belem area, where ancient caravels once set off on great voyages of discovery. The monuments here are spectacular - particularly when seen from the river and include the Monument to the Discoveries, the unique Belem Tower and the ornate, Gothic-style Jeronimos Monastery.


    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot and involves very little walking. There are some steps to negotiate onto the boat. The river cruise duration is approximately 1½ hours. The itinerary may operate in reverse order.

    Tour code

    LIS_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Charming Óbidos

    Medieval Óbidos is an exceptional example of a classic Portuguese walled village.

    Charming Óbidos

    A maze of quaint cobbled streets, brightly painted houses, and overflowing flowerpots, Óbidos is picture perfect. In fact, so romantic is Óbidos, that in 1282 the entire town was given as a wedding present from King Dinis to his bride Isabel.

    Encircled by medieval walls, Óbidos’ centrepiece is an imposing 12th century castle. This former fortress and royal palace was recently voted one of the ‘7 Wonders of Portugal’. To help you get your bearings, you’ll embark on a short walking tour around some of the prettiest streets, passing the whitewashed church of Santa Maria.

    Next, you’ll have free time to wander Óbidos at your own pace. Keen photographers are sure to love exploring the hidden corners, with each twist and turn revealing another photo opportunity.

    For a spot of souvenir shopping, take a stroll along the town’s main street, Rua Direita. Here you’ll find an abundance of traditional shops selling all kinds of crafts and delicacies, from hand painted ‘azulejo’ tiles, to tasty local liqueurs. But perhaps you’d prefer to simply relax in one of the tiny street cafés, and soak up the charming atmosphere of this medieval town.

    During your journey back to the ship, sit back and absorb the lovely views of the Portuguese countryside, before glimpsing the bustling city life of Lisbon’s main streets.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The journey to Óbidos is around 1¼ hours. This tour involves two hours of walking over cobbled streets. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    LIS_032

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • See Lisbon by Tuk Tuk

    Step aboard a tuk tuk and discover the city of Lisbon in a unique way!

    See Lisbon by Tuk Tuk

    Setting off from the pier, your tuk tuk will take you on a journey through the city in an up close and personal way. Lisbon is a city of contrasts and during your ride you can admire both the modern and historic aspects.

    As you travel through the streets, allow yourself to become immersed in the atmosphere. Admire the city’s fine architecture, enjoy splendid views across the River Tagus and take a step back in time in the Old Town with its narrow alleyways and cobblestone streets.

    During your tour, several photograph stops will be made along the way and you’ll also have the opportunity to sample one of Lisbon’s famous custard cream cakes!

    This excursion will operate by tuk tuk. This tour has very limited space and early booking is recommended. This tour carries a weight limit of 15 stone per person. Each tuk tuk will seat four guests. Children under the age of six may not participate. The tuk tuk design has the seats facing each other. The tuk tuk will drive over cobblestones in the Old Town and the ride is bumpy. It is not recommended for those with neck or back problems or those affected by a bumpy ride. This tour has limited walking; however guests will be required to walk around 180 metres over varying terrain which includes cobblestone surfaces. This tour will operate come rain or shine.

    Tour code

    LIS_196

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Free Time at Three Sites

    This simple transfer offers you the chance to spend some free time at three popular sites in Lisbon.

    Free Time at Three Sites

    The iconic area of Belém is home to some of Lisbon’s most important monuments and historical buildings. Here, a stop will be made at the iconic Monument to the Discoveries, one of the most photographed monuments in Lisbon. You can also view the Belém Tower that stands proudly on the side walk.

    The Jeronimos Monastery Church is a fine example of Portugal's own Manueline style of architecture. A stop will be made here for you to enjoy the Monastery and its grounds, or perhaps visit the Pasteis De Bélem, a famous Portuguese pastry house.

    The final stop will be made in the heart of downtown Lisbon at ‘Comercio Street’. A short walk will take you to Black Horse Square, the largest square in Lisbon that offers a variety of shops, restaurants and cafés. The bustling pedestrian street of ‘Rua Augusta’ is a popular meeting point for locals and visitors alike.

    After each stop, you’ll meet at a designated time and place to rejoin the coach.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This is an unguided transfer exclusive of refreshments, meals or entrance fees. Entrance fees where applicable, are payable locally. Please take careful note of meeting points and return times as coaches cannot be held for latecomers. The time allowed at each stop is approximately 45 minutes to one hour. The level of walking is at guests’ discretion. There are steps to negotiate on to and off the coach. Shops may be closed on Sundays and bank holidays. Museums and historical sites generally close on Mondays and are also subject to closure without notice. Euros are accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    LIS_178

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Colares Winery & Cape Roca

    Indulge in a spot of wine tasting at Colares Winery, followed by a stop at Cape Roca, the westernmost point of Portugal.

    Colares Winery & Cape Roca

    Located on the eastern slope of the mountain range of Sintra, the tiny village of Colares owes its importance to its local winery and the excellence of the wine produced there.

    Produced under special microclimate conditions, the Colares vines are cultivated in small scale vineyards and worked manually. This results in a unique wine being created, which is considered one of the best in Portugal.

    Your wine-tasting experience at Colares Winery will take place in the beautiful building of the old cellar dating back to the 19th Century. Here you’ll have the opportunity to sample three of the wines that they produce.

    Leaving Colares, a scenic drive will take you around the hills of Sintra and towards the Atlantic Coast. A stop will be made at the top of the cliffs of Cape Roca, the westernmost point of Portugal and continental Europe. Have your camera ready to capture photographs of the wonderful panoramic views.

    Before joining the highway for your return journey to Lisbon, you’ll be treated to stunning sea views of the rocky coast of Gunicho.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 45 minutes of walking required on this tour. Children may not participate. Guests must be over the age of 18 to participate in the wine sampling.

    Tour code

    LIS_188

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Cascais On Your Own

    This simple transfer offers you the chance to spend some time at the popular resort of Cascais.

    Cascais On Your Own

    A scenic drive from the port will take you along the coastal road to Cascais. This popular holiday resort is set in the picturesque bay of Cascais and is an ideal place to while away a few hours.

    Upon arrival, the time is yours to do as you please. Wander along the streets, enjoy the views or browse in the local shops. Cascais offers plenty of cafés if you wish to purchase refreshments or luncheon.

    After your visit, you will meet at the designated time and place to rejoin the coach for the return drive to the port.


    This is an unguided transfer exclusive of refreshments, meals or entrance fees. The travel time is around 45 minutes each way, with around 2-2 ½ hours of free time in Cascais. The level of walking is at the discretion of the guest, however due to traffic restrictions in Cascais guests must be able to walk from the coach drop off and pick up point. This is located approximately 15 minutes’ walk each way from the main town, with a slight incline on the return walk. Shops may be closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Euros are accepted for purchases. Please note meeting points and return times as coaches cannot be held for latecomers.

    Tour code

    LIS_029

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Lisbon Sights & Amphibious Duck

    Take a drive around Lisbon city aboard an amphibious duck vehicle, and then take a splash into the River Tagus for a scenic ride.

    Lisbon Sights & Amphibious Duck

    Step aboard your amphibious vehicle and enjoy a drive through Lisbon city, taking in highlights such as Commerce Square, Liberty Avenue and Marques de Pombal.

    A stop will be made at the Jerónimos Monastery to admire its exquisite exterior, and you’ll also have the opportunity to sample one of the city’s famous custard cream cakes.

    You’ll then head to Belém Quay, where your driver becomes your Captain as you splash into the Tagus River! Your leisurely river ride will pass by the Monument of Discoveries and the Belém Tower, and you’ll have a chance to catch sight of the Jerónimos Monastery once more, this time from the water.

    Upon returning to dry land, your amphibious duck ride experience will round off with the drive back to the port.

    This excursion will operate by amphibious duck vehicle. Children under the age of four may not participate. This tour involves limited walking; however guests must be able to negotiate five steep steps to board the amphibious vehicle. Regrettably there is no storage for wheechairs. The advertised order of the sights visited may vary.

    Tour code

    LIS_200

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours