Right along the River Tagus (Rio Tejo) in the center of Lisbon’s downtown, Lisbon Cruise Port is conveniently located for cruise-ship passengers to disembark and make the most of their shore time exploring this charming city’s many attractions.
Lisbon has a long maritime history, with explorers Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan setting out for the New World from the city. Although the city of Lisbon is some 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Atlantic Ocean, the wide Tagus River makes it easy for cruise ships to navigate inland and dock right in the city center, where there is space for three large cruise ships at one time.
A variety of guided tours and excursions depart from the cruise port, such as city sightseeing and food tours. You can tour by privately or part of a group, via vehicle, hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, or on foot. Excursions to Fatima and transfers to the airport or train station are also available from the port.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The cruise terminal is open whenever there are ships in port.
- You can take a cruise to Lisbon city year-round.
- You’ll find a few shops and cafes at the cruise terminal.
- The cruise port is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get to Lisbon from the Lisbon Cruise Port
Lisbon Cruise Port has four dock locations along the Tagus. Depending on where your ship docks, it could be as much as a 90-minute walk to town. Many cruise ships offer shuttle service from the port to town and taxis are available. The Terreiro do Paço metro station is nearby and guided shore excursions leave from the port.
Portuguese is the official language of Portugal but English is widely spoken in Lisbon. The euro is the official currency.