Our offers for shore excursions in Lisbon
Below you will find our offers for shore excursions in Lisbon and the surrounding area. Choose and book the best option for your stay in the Portuguese capital.
Small groupsExcursions in a family atmosphere
Great servicePick up directly at the harbor
High reliabilityOn-time-back-to-ship warranty
Effective time managementBook your activities in advance
Cheap shore excursionSave money by self organising
High individualityArrange activities and times freely
Useful information for shore excursions in Lisbon
Information about the cruise port, the most beautiful sights as well as many useful information for cruise excursions in Lisbon we have put together below.
The most beautiful sights in Lisbon
The historic tram line 28 is one of the most famous sights in Lisbon. The journey begins at Largo Martim Moniz, from where it leads through the old town and the castle district. It passes important sights such as the Cathedral Sé Patriarcal, the Basílica da Estrela or the Jardím de Estrela.
For the thrilling ride (sometimes only a few inches separate the car from the next house wall) you should schedule at least one hour.
Ponte 25 de Abril
The longest suspension bridge in Europe reminds people of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It was named after the day of the Carnation Revolution, April 25, 1974. Both the road and the railroad cross the Tejo River on foot, but the impressive bridge is also worth a visit for pedestrians.
Cristo Rei Statue
The Ponte 25 de Abril reminds visitors of San Francisco, whereas the Cristo Rei statue is, of course, similar to the famous statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro.
Worth a visit: with a lift you reach the 269 ft high platform on which the statue stands, and get a fantastic panoramic view over the Ponte 25 de Abril to Lisbon, the estuary of the Tejo and the surrounding hills.
Castelo de São Jorge
The historic castle was built in the 13th century by King Denis on the strategic hill. However, it received its present appearance through numerous post-construction and new buildings after a major earthquake. A tour through the 1.5 acres area is not only worthwhile due to the excavation site opened in 2010. From the Castelo de São Jorge you also have a unique view of Lisbon as well as the Tejo and the charming surroundings.
Elevador de Santa Justa
One of Lisbon’s unmistakable landmarks is the Elevador de Santa Justa elevator in the city centre. It was built in 1902 by Mesnier du Ponsard, a student of Gustave Eiffel. The 147 ft-high lift connects the lower city with the upper city and is an attraction not to be missed on a Lisbon cruise excursion, either during an organised tour or when exploring on your own.
Cruise port in Lisbon
The cruise port terminal in Lisbon has several cruise ship moorings. The main one is the terminal de Cruzeiros Alcântara, which is located east below the Ponte de 25 Abril. A little further east is the terminal Cais da Rocha Conde de Óbidos. These two terminals are mainly used by the big cruise ships. Upstream there are four more terminals where smaller ships dock.
Worth knowing about cruise excursions in and around Lisbon
Cruise companies and routes
The port of Lisbon is a frequent destination on cruise ship routes from northern Europe to the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands or South America. For this reason, Lisbon is run by various cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and P&O Cruises.
Immigration and visa
Canadian and US citizens do not require a visa to enter the Schengen area or countries in Europe for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days. British citizens do not need a visa.
In case of doubt, please consult with your cruise line for information on the exact entry requirements.
In Portugal, the euro is used as the currency, so a currency exchange is therefore required. (1 dollar = 0.86 euro and 1 pound = 1.11 euro)
The weather in Portugal is dominated by the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its location by the sea, the annual temperature fluctuations are not very pronounced, so the summers are not very hot and the winters are pleasantly warm. Therefore, Lisbon can be visited all year round.
Website Port Authority and Tourism Organization
Use the independent website “My Cruise Excursion” for your excursion booking. With us, you are able to explore Lisbon in a small group at reasonable prices.
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