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 – 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 minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to six 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

  • Transfer to Óbidos - The Christmas Village

    Visit Óbidos and discover its magical Christmas Village.

    Transfer to Óbidos - The Christmas Village

    A maze of quaint cobbled streets and brightly painted houses, Óbidos is picture perfect all year round, but extra magical in December when the medieval village is transformed into a small ‘Christmas Village’. Encircled by medieval walls, Óbidos’ centrepiece is an imposing 12th Century castle. This former fortress and royal palace was recently voted one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Portugal’ and during the lead up to Christmas it appears almost enchanted.

    Upon arrival in Óbidos your guide will take you on a short walking tour around some of the prettiest streets, passing the whitewashed Church of Santa Maria.

    Afterwards, you will have free time to wander around Óbidos and visit the small Christmas Village area with its magical Christmas tale setting. Featuring a dream carousel and a Santa Claus House, it is perfect for children and the ‘young at heart’ and you are sure to be filled with Christmas Spirit after your visit.

    You may also choose to take a stroll along the town’s main street, Rua Direita for a spot of local souvenir shopping. 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 or perhaps relax in one of the tiny street cafés, and soak up the charming atmosphere of this medieval town.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour does not include any meals or refreshments. The entrance fee to the Christmas Village is included. 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_180

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4½ 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 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

  • Estoril Beach

    Spend some time relaxing at one of Lisbon’s popular beaches.

    Estoril Beach

    What better way to spend your day than to head to the wonderful golden sands of Estoril Beach, known for its calm waters and fine sands. Estoril is a very picturesque area, so why not take a dip in the glorious warm waters of the Atlantic or just sit back, relax and soak up the sun.

    Enjoy a stroll along the seaside promenade, where you will find a selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the renowned Casino and its gardens.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    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 coach and on foot, it is unguided and exclusive of luncheon and entrance fees. Sun beds, sun umbrellas and changing facilities are available for hire (payable direct). Please note that the beach may be crowded in the summer months.

    Tour code

    LIS_004

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4 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 by E-Bike

    Discover Lisbon by E-Bike, the perfect way to see the city in a more effortless way than traditional cycling!

    Lisbon by E-Bike

    The Electric-Bike is an innovative way to travel and ideal for those who prefer to take things a little easier. You’ll meet your cycle guide at the pier and after a full briefing, set off through the streets of Lisbon.

    Your ride will take in the highlights of Lisbon such as the old quarter of Alfama and Mouraria, and you’ll have the opportunity to see Lisbon's cathedral. You’ll also ride along the Tagus Riverside, passing Commerce Square and the Belém Historical Quarter.

    During your ride a bottle of water, an energy bar and a piece of fruit will be offered.

    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 E-Bike and on foot. Children under the age of ten years, pregnant women and those with back problems are not permitted to participate. There is a weight limit of 18 stone and participants must be at least four feet and eight inches. E-Bikes are similar to normal bicycles but have a small electrical engine on the front wheel charged by the guest pedalling. Participants are required to have previously ridden a normal bicycle and should be in good physical health. The ride will last around 2¾ hours and pass over some cobblestone ground. All participants will be given a cycle helmet, which must be worn.

    Tour code

    LIS_198

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lisbon Highlights & Coast of Estoril

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

    Lisbon Highlights & 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 cobblestoned. There is a walk of around 200 metres to reach the beach promenade area for those guests choosing to visit during their free time. Flat, non-slip shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    LIS_193

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3½ 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

  • 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

  • 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