Your private Lisbon shore excursion begins once you dock at Lisbon’s historic port and meet your expert local guide and driver. Get acquainted with your guide, as well as your sleek Volkswagen Beetle, and then start your 6-hour journey.
Feel the wind breeze past you as your driver takes you along the Portuguese coast, passing beautiful views of craggy ocean bluffs. Listen to historical anecdotes about this storied land as you make your way to your first stop. Soon, after approximately 30 minutes, arrive at the charming village of Sintra. Sintra was once a royal retreat for Portugal’s upper-crust, and today it remains a popular draw for visitors who come to see the UNESCO-listed Sintra-Vila.
After strolling the scenic cobbled streets and admiring the quaint architecture, buckle up and enjoy a scenic drive through Sintra National Park, past the Monserrate Palace and Quinta da Regaleira estate. When you reach Cape Roca (Cabo da Roca), Europe’s westernmost point, enjoy ample time to admire the oceanic views. Indulge in a glass of ginjinha, a traditional Portuguese liqueur and a pastry, then move on to Cascais.
Soak up the classical beach views of the popular resort town of Cascais, and see Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno), a sea cave. Continue along the Tagus River to Belém, an eastern district of Lisbon. Here, take in more views and stop at a local cafe for light bites, including canned sardines, roasted chorizo sausage and a classic pastel de Belém.
Cruise back to Lisbon, and stop at Fig Tree Square (Praça da Figueira) to sample a few more Portuguese specialities, like bifana along with a rissole de Leitao (suckling pig rissole) and local ice cream, all accompanied by a refreshing beer. When you’re belly is full, return to your port for a timely departure.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
You won't have to worry about missing your boat on this Viator worry-free shore excursion. We make sure you return to your port in time for your departure. Should you miss your boat, alternative transportation to your next port will be arranged. If your ship arriving at Lisbon is late and you cannot attend the tour, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.