Lisbon, Portugal

Draped across seven hills, Lisbon was once the center of a vast maritime empire that stretched from the west coast of Africa to the Spice Islands of the East Indies. Then, on November 1, 1755, a violent earthquake destroyed two-thirds of the city in the space of 10 minutes. Only the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, survived. Today, Lisbon is a stately city of Neoclassical buildings and wide plazas.

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Points of Interest

  • Belem Tower
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Alfama Quarter
  • Maritime Museum
  • Baixa
  • Cascais & Sintra
  • Our Lady of Fátima Basilica
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  • Belem Tower

    The unique four-story Belem Tower fortress sits directly on the banks of the Tagus, and was built in the 16th century to defend the harbor. Originally a lighthouse, it was also used as a prison.

  • Jeronimos Monastery

    The breathtaking 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983, and is considered to be Lisbon's finest landmark. It boasts two-story cloisters and ornate arches.

  • Monument to the Discoveries

    Situated on the banks of the Tagus, the modern Monument to the Discoveries is shaped like the prow of a sailing ship. It commemorates Portugal's great seafarers, including Vasco de Gama.

  • Alfama Quarter

    The Alfama Quarter, the oldest part of Lisbon, survived the devastating earthquake of 1755 and features narrow streets, stunning Moorish architecture, and many cafes and restaurants.

  • Maritime Museum

    Located in a building at the Jeronimos Monastery, the museum focuses on Portugal's pioneering role in sea exploration. It features original maps, models and nautical instruments from the Middle Ages.

  • Baixa

    The city's central buisness district.

  • Cascais & Sintra

    Set in the Bay of Cascais, this delightful fishing village, is a popular beach resort boasting stunning, ocean views plus a fascinating mix of early 20th-century homes, and modern buildings. One of Portugal's oldest cities, charming Sintra is home to an 8th-century Moorish fortress, palaces, and many imposing manor houses and castles that once belonged to feudal lords and monarchs.

  • Our Lady of Fátima Basilica

    The Our Lady of Fátima Basilica marks the site where the Virgin miraculously appeared to three shepherds in May 1917. To this day, the faithful continue to visit to pray and seek miraculous cures.

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Easy Lisbon

2 hours | Lisbon | LIS-290
  • Belem Tower
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Monument to the Discoveries

This two-hour driving tour caters to passengers who want to see the sights of Lisbon, with little or no walking involved. Your first photo-stop is the unique Belem Tower, a lighthouse and fortress that sits on the banks of the Tagus River. View the nearby Monument to the Discoveries, an awe-inspiring stone structure, shaped like the prow of a ship and featuring statues of Portugal's great explorers. Drive past the 16th century Jeronimos Monastery, a magnificent Gothic building said to be the most important landmark in the city, then drive up the hill to the Alto do Parque Belvedere, a delightful open space that offers wonderful vistas of the city and harbor. You will also view the Avenue of Liberty, Pombal Square, the Rossio and Black Horse Squares and pass by the 25th of April Bridge, which offers distant views of the Christ the King statue.

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City Walk & Funicular Ride

3.5 hours | Lisbon | LIS-380
  • Alfama Quarter
  • Baixa

Wear your most comfortable walking shoes, as this guided tour is designed to take you all over this fascinating city. Beginning in the narrow streets of the Alfama, Lisbon's old Moorish Quarter, visit Se Cathedral, the oldest church in the city, constructed in 1147. Emerging from the old district, stroll near the banks of the Tagus, around Black Horse Square, which features fine 18th-century neoclassical buildings. Then walk up the pedestrianized Rua Augusta to Rossio Square in Lisbon's central shopping district. Ride the funicular, 'Elevador da Gloria', or if unavailable the Eiffel 'Santa Justa Lift', from Restauradores Square, to the old neighborhood of Bairro Alto, once the residence of the city's wealthy merchants. The many lifts and funiculars were built to ease the steep climb up Lisbon's seven hills, but today they offer stunning views of the city. Enjoy browsing for gifts in the Chiado Quarter, a popular shopping district.

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$59.95

Sintra & Cascais

5 hours | Lisbon | LIS-215
  • Belem Tower
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Cascais & Sintra

Spend a relaxing half-day exploring Portugal's wonderful coastline and countryside, starting with a scenic drive to Sintra, which is set high in the mountains. This delightful town boasts many attractions. From the central square, you will be able to gaze up (if weather permits) at the historic 8th-century Castle of the Moors fortress. Enjoy browsing the shops that surround this delightful 15th-century square, or relax at a local café and enjoy a refreshing beverage while you watch the world go by. Then head towards the small fishing village of Cascais. At Cascais, enjoy the breeze from the sea, as you take in the relaxing ocean views. Stroll the narrow streets, shopping for gifts, before your return journey to Lisbon, passing through seaside villages, and the River Tagus.

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Lisbon Highlights

4 hours | Lisbon | LIS-200
  • Belem Tower
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Alfama Quarter
  • Maritime Museum

We start this half-day tour driving by the old Alfama district, with its Moorish architecture, before heading to the city's fabulous Maritime Museum. Located in a building at the Jeronimos Monastery, the museum focuses on Portugal's pioneering role in sea exploration. Then it's just a short walk to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, which was financed by the wealthy spice trade. Stroll around the church that features fine Renaissance and Gothic architecture, as well as imposing spires, carvings, tombs and ornate arches for an exterior explanation and some free time for photos. Then an outside visit the unique Belem Tower, which was built to defend the harbor and sits on the edge of the River Tagus, before heading to the Monument to the Discoveries, which is shaped like the prow of a ship, for your final photo-stop of the day.

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City Drive & Estoril

3 hours | Lisbon | LIS-225
  • Belem Tower
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Baixa

This fun half-day city and beach excursion starts with a scenic drive through the city's financial district, the Baixa, before stopping for pictures at Alto do Parque Belvedere, the city's much loved park. Enjoy stunning vistas of the city before boarding the motorcoach for the short drive to the gorgeous beach resort of Estoril. This charming town is home to Estoril Casino, which during World War II was reputed to be a clandestine meeting place for spies, and is said to be the inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond novel, Casino Royale. Wander freely along the pretty promenade here, and enjoy a beverage at one of the seafront cafes. Drive back to Lisbon along the banks of the Tagus, passing under the 25th of April Bridge, to the city's Belem district. View the incredible Belem Tower fortress, Jeronimos Monastery and photograph the striking Monument to the Discoveries.

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Fátima

6.5 hours | Lisbon | LIS-170
  • Our Lady of Fátima Basilica

Meet your friendly guide at the harbor, for the scenic motorcoach journey through the bustling city of Lisbon and along the freeway, en route to the world famous Our Lady of Fátima Basilica. The shrine marks the site where the Virgin miraculously appeared to three young shepherds on 13th May, 1917. The story goes that the Virgin asked the children to pray for peace, and promised to return on the 13th day of every month until October. Thousands soon flocked to the sight and many swore that they saw the sun rotating on the Virgin's final appearance. Your guide will show you the neo-classical basilica, which boasts a 213-foot tower, topped by a bronze crown that weighs seven tons. The square itself is dominated by the Chapel of Apparitions, and you will have plenty of free time to explore this revered site, and browse for religious mementos.

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Lisbon by Tram & Coach

3.5 hours | Lisbon | LIS-210
  • Belem Tower
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Alfama Quarter
  • Baixa

This entertaining half-day narrated drive and tram ride around Lisbon, is a wonderful way for the first-time visitor to experience this vibrant city. Drive to Martm Moniz Square and board your tram for a leisurely circuit of Lisbon's famous seven hills. Pass by the Se Cathedral, a pretty 12th-century church in the heart of the Alfama Quarter. Then view the Parliament building the 16th century Jeronimos Monastery, an awe-inspiring building, that blends Moorish and Gothic styles, before heading to the Monument to the Discoveries, which sits on the banks of the Tagus, and commemorates Portugal's maritime history. View the Belem Tower fortress that was built to defend the harbor and was originally used as a lighthouse. Then sample one of the city's local treats, a Pasteis de Nata de Belem, a creamy custard cup, accompanied by a glass of port wine. On the way back to your ship you will see the Black Horse Square, also known as Commerce Square.

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$139.95

Bon Appétit Exclusive: A Journey into Portugal's Flavors

5 hours | Lisbon | LIS-300

Let a local chef introduce you to Portuguese culture through its food. Your first stop is Mercado Alvalade Norte – featured on TV's "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain. Follow your chef through the colorful displays brimming with produce, meats and fish to plan and shop for your lunch. While the chef returns to the kitchen to prepare your meal, embark on a fascinating sightseeing tour of Lisbon. Finally arrive at Restaurant Clara, housed in an elegant 18th-century mansion above the city. You'll be the chef's guest for a mouthwatering assortment of freshly made Portuguese specialties, with dessert and wine included.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (Driver Only)

4 hours | Lisbon | LIS-935

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (Driver Only)

4 hours | Lisbon | LIS-930

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (Driver Only)

8 hours | Lisbon | LIS-925

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Lisbon | LIS-915

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Lisbon | LIS-910

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (Driver Only)

8 hours | Lisbon | LIS-920

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Lisbon | LIS-905

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Lisbon by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Lisbon | LIS-900

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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