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 Car – Full Day

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

    Lisbon Private Tour by Car – 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.

    Each car can only accommodate two guests; if there are more than two travelling in your party you must book the minibus option.

    This tour will operate by private car. 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_702

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    8 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

  • 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

  • Lisbon Private Tour by Car – Half Day

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

    Lisbon Private Tour by Car – 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.

    Each car can only accommodate two guests; if there are more than two travelling in your party you must book the minibus option.

    This tour will operate by private car. 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_701

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Lisbon by Tram & Coach

    A special tram ride in the Old Town and an exploration of Lisbon's monumental area to make a memorable tour.

    Lisbon by Tram & Coach

    A ride on Lisbon’s most famous and typical form of transport – the tram – is an absolute must. With the added dimension of local waiters serving port wine and traditional pastries on board, this unique tram tour is an ever-popular option. To further enhance this Lisbon experience, you will step from ancient tram to modern coach as your tour is rounded off with a panoramic drive of the city’s most famous monuments.

    Step aboard the tram for a leisurely circuit through this seven-hilled metropolis. See many fascinating glimpses of the ‘old city’ and the Tagus, passing landmarks such as the Parliament, Cathedral and Santa Luzia Belvedere. At Estrela Square, say goodbye to your traditionally-dressed waiters as you step onto a coach for the second part of your tour.

    As you stand before the impressive Gothic-Manueline-style Jeronimos Monastery, your guide will provide you with details of this imposing building. Nearby, you will be equally impressed by the lavishly-decorated Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, which commemorate Henry the Navigator and Portugal’s incredible voyages of exploration.

    This excursion will operate by coach and tram. Guests are advised there are some fairly high steps to be negotiated when boarding the tram.

    Tour code

    LIS_012

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Lisbon Highlights And Coast Of Estoril

    Enjoy the famous sights of Lisbon before travelling to the scenic coast of Estoril.

    Lisbon Highlights And Coast Of Estoril

    Begin your tour by driving alongside the River Tagus towards the old district of Baixa, with its narrow streets. Listen carefully as your guide points out the main sights, including the charming boulevard of Liberty Avenue, lined with gardens and renowned for its unique black and white pavements. A brief stop will be made at the King Edward VII Park, where fine views over Lisbon and the distant hills can be enjoyed.

    Take some free time in Estoril to stroll along the promenade, view the gardens of the Casino, which are impressively sited at the top of the central park, or simply relax in a local café.

    Heading back to the city of Lisbon, you will see the famous Belem Tower and Jeronimos Gothic Monastery. A photograph stop will be made at the Monument to the Discoveries, a tribute to Portuguese heroes linked with the age of discovery; from here you can also see the suspension bridge and statue of Christ the King on the other side of the river.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The ground at Estoril is mainly cobble stoned. There is a walk of around 200 metres to reach the beach promenade area for those guests choosing to visit during their free time.

    Tour code

    LIS_018

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 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. 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 wheelchairs. The advertised order of the sights visited may vary.

    Tour code

    LIS_195

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ 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

  • 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

  • Lisbon for Families

    The perfect family option that allows you to enjoy the highlights of Lisbon in a fun way through songs, games and an interactive book!

    Lisbon for Families

    Designed to entertain both children and adults, this tour provides a memorable experience that will capture the attention of the entire family.

    You’ll meet with your guide along with the ‘Tapsy the Mole’ mascot, before departing the port by coach. During your tour you’ll discover fascinating facts about Cristoforo Colombo, Bartolomeo Diaz, Vasco De Gama and their important discoveries. Learn about Prince Henry the Navigator during a stop at the Monument to Discoveries and at the Jeronimos Monastery, enjoy an external visit and take part in fun interactive games that will bring the history to life. At the Belém Tower, it’s time to indulge in the local culture with a visit to a local café, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample a tasty Portuguese sweet treat.

    Your drive will reach the Old Town and you’ll embark on a short walking tour through the quaint narrow streets, rounding off in the city centre. Here, there will be a brief opportunity to enjoy some free time before the return drive to the port.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is around two hours of leisurely walking on this tour, over varying terrain which includes some slight inclines and steps. One interactive booklet will be provided to each child booked on the tour. This tour will be accompanied by a children’s entertainer and an official tour guide. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. A sweet pastry is included; however drinks are not so it is advisable to take a bottle of water.

    Tour code

    LIS_194

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Sintra, Guincho & Cascais

    The picturesque villages of Sintra and Cascais have a unique charm all of their own.

    Sintra, Guincho & Cascais

    Hailed by poets for the great beauty of its surrounding mountain range, Sintra Village is renowned for the view of the old Royal Palace, perched on the highest peak. One of Portugal’s oldest settlements, occupied by both Moors and monarchs, whose castles and palaces add charm to the village. Enjoy free time to explore at your own pace.

    Make the most of a photograph stop (traffic conditions permitting) at the Praia do Guincho and capture the magnificent views and the most westerly point in Europe – Cabo da Roca.

    Cascais, originally an old Portuguese fishing village, has now become a popular holiday resort. Set alongside the picturesque Bay of Cascais, lovely early 20th century homes mingle with modern buildings, creating a delightful atmosphere. You will have some free time to wander along the streets, enjoy the views or browse in the local shops.

    The return drive will be along the Corniche bordering the River Tagus, passing by the well-known village of Estoril.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The photograph stop at Praia Do Guincho is dependent on traffic conditions on the day. The streets of Sintra are steep and cobble-stoned, and care should be taken. Highlights may operate in reverse to that described above. Due to traffic restrictions in Cascais and Sintra, guests may be required to walk around 15-20 minutes each way to reach the areas of interest. Shops in Cascais are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

    Tour code

    LIS_031

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • A Taste of Lisbon - Small Group Tour

    Join a small group to discover some of the delightful tastes Lisbon has to offer.

    A Taste of Lisbon - Small Group Tour

    Hop aboard your minibus and head to the Belem Quarter, and the famous ‘Pasteis de Belém’. Mentioned in every guide to Lisbon, this delightful bakery is the traditional home of the delicious Pastel de Nata. Indulge your taste buds with one of these delicious custard tarts, accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee.

    Continue to the charming neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Chiado, where you’ll embark on a short guided walking tour. As you wind your way along the narrow streets your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you with interesting facts about the city. Pause at a viewpoint to capture wonderful photos of the Castle of S Jorge, the Cathedral and the Old Town.

    Your next stop is Cervejaria Trindade. This popular restaurant is delightfully decorated with colourful tiles from the 1800’s. It started out as a convent’s dining area, before later becoming one of Lisbon’s first beer houses in 1836. Enjoy a refreshing local beer and some typical Portuguese tapas.

    Your final stop is a traditional pastry shop of Portuguese sweet treats, Casa dos Ovos Moles em Lisboa. Here, you’ll have the chance to sample the popular Ovos Moles, a tasty sweet local delicacy.

    To round off your tour, you’ll take a short ride down to the city centre on the popular Eiffel elevator of Santa Justa.

    This excursion will operate by by minibus, elevator and on foot. There is approximately one hour of walking on this tour, as well as a few steps to negotiate.

    Tour code

    LIS_189

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 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

  • 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