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Lisbon Cruise Port

Lisbon is the westernmost capital city in Europe and the hub of Portugal, situated on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a lively, fun city with beautiful tiled buildings and great shopping. The nightlife and music scene are excellent, and there is a real feeling of creativity in the city from the azulejos tiled buildings to street art to the artist-run shops in the Barrio Alto district.

Most of the city’s buildings date from after 1775 when a devastating earthquake hit Lisbon. Roaming from the riverfront along the Tagus through the Belem area, along into the city center of the Baixa and up into the hills of the Alfama and Barrio Alto districts, Lisbon is one of those feel good cities that make you want to return even before you’ve left.

How to Get to Lisbon

There are a few different docks for cruise ships coming into Lisbon – it is one of the busiest hubs for cruising all year round. None of these docks is particularly close to the city center and most will offer a shuttle service to the Praca do Comercio, a large square and transport hub at the end of the pedestrianized main shopping street, Rua Augusta, in the downtown Baixa district. There is also a good tram, bus and taxi network. Some of the maritime-oriented attractions are within walking distance of some docks.

One Day in Lisbon

One thing you must do is catch one of Lisbon’s iconic narrow yellow trams. Route number 28 passes many of the city’s major attractions and is a cheap hop-on, hop-off option for exploring the city. On the riverfront near Vasco da Gama Bridge is Parque das Nacoes, where the popular aquarium is located.

Some of the main attractions of Lisbon are located in Belem stretching along the river Tagus: Jeronimos Monastery, the Maritime Museum and the wonderful stone fortress the Torre de Belem. This area is a few miles from the city center, so from here catch a tram (number 15), bus or taxi to the city center and explore the lovely Moorish architecture and winding streets of hilly Alfama leading up to the Castle of St George from which you’ll get great city views.

On the opposite hill are Barrio Alto and Chiado, Lisbon’s bohemian and cultural heart and excellent for restaurants and shopping. Lisbon has wonderful quirky transport options with the Santa Justa elevator going from Baixa to Barrio Alto, and various funicular railways to get you up the steep hills.

Alternately, you may want to get out of Lisbon and take a day trip to the beautiful town of Sintra with its castles, palaces and gardens, or to the pilgrimage town of Fátima where the Virgin Mary appeared three times to three children in the early 20th century.

Port Information

The language in Lisbon is Portuguese but English is widely spoken. The currency is the euro and ATMs are easy to find throughout the city.

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Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Lisbon Sightseeing Tour, Lisbon, null
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Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Lisbon Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 54 Reviews

While your ship is in port in Lisbon, go exploring on a private sightseeing tour with an expert local guide. Choose between a half- or full-day tour and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Varies

From USD $42.82
Lisbon Private Shore Excursion: City Tour by Minivan Including Food and Wine Tastings, Lisbon, ... 
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Lisbon Private Shore Excursion: City Tour by Minivan Including Food and Wine Tastings

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Lisbon is a sight to behold. The city of half a million people reveals the empire it headed in centuries past and boasts large Baroque churches, squares with ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.68
Lisbon Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Lisbon, Ports of Call Tours
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Lisbon Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 222 Reviews

No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion. Experience the perfect introduction to Lisbon aboard this City ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $21.70
Private Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Sintra Highlights Tour, Lisbon, Ports of Call Tours
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Private Shore Excursion: Lisbon and Sintra Highlights Tour

When your cruise ship pulls into port, take a private shore excursion to see the highlights of Lisbon and Sintra. You'll be driven to main attractions and gain ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $261.51
Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril, Lisbon, Ports of Call Tours
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Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

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Explore a spectacular patch of Atlantic coast, including the picturesque areas around Sintra, Cascais and Estoril, on this private full-day shore excursion ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.52
Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais Sightseeing and Food Tour by Convertible ... 
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Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais Sightseeing and Food Tour by Convertible Beetle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

When your cruise calls at Lisbon, take off on a private, 6-hour sightseeing and food tasting excursion around Sintra, Cascais and Portugal's capital by ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.20
Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Lisbon and Sintra, Lisbon, Ports of Call Tours
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Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Lisbon and Sintra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Combine rugged coastal scenery with historical sights on this private full-day shore excursion from Lisbon. With a private guide at your side, depart from the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.94
Shore Exursion: 1-Night Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Tour, Lisbon, Ports of Call Tours
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Shore Exursion: 1-Night Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Tour

Accompanied by the same local guide the 2 day tour, travel to Sintra renowned for its UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace and visit the popular vacation hot ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $137.03
Private Shore Exursion: Lisbon Sightseeing Tour and Tradicional Fado Show with Dinner, Lisbon, ... 
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Private Shore Exursion: Lisbon Sightseeing Tour and Tradicional Fado Show with Dinner

Leave your cruise ship behind and set off to explore beautiful Lisbon and have a tradicional Portuguese Fado show at night on this private, full-day shore ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.32
Lisbon Private Walking Tour from Santa Apolónia Cruise Port, Lisbon, Ports of Call Tours
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Lisbon Private Walking Tour from Santa Apolónia Cruise Port

This is a “Welcome to Lisboa” tour created for those that are going to stay only a few hours in Lisbon and want to make the best of it.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.55

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