Cruises to Lisbon, Portugal

Hop on board one of MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Lisbon. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the westernmost capital city in Europe. Find the perfect Mediterranean Cruise to Lisbon with MSC Cruises.

Fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and over 20 centuries of history

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the westernmost capital city in Europe.

With its sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and over 20 centuries of history, there is no shortage of landmarks to visit in this beguiling holiday town. From gothic to post-modern, the city’s rich cultural history envelopes you as you stroll the streets under one of the most comfortable year-round climates.

With its elegant squares and the distinctive character of intriguing districts such as Alfama and Baixa, Lisbon’s atmosphere is more sunny and cheerful than its melancholy musical heritage of Fado folk songs would have you believe!

Discover the gigantic Christ King (Cristo Rei) statue overlooking Lisbon from the Tagus River, and the Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest structures of its kind in Europe.

You will have much to pack into your day away from the ship once your luxury MSC cruise ship has docked.

To help you plan your time, choose from our varied program of excursions that offer the best deals on local sights and attractions. Venture out of the city to the heritage village of Sintra to view the Royal Palace or to the holy city of Fatima where the Virgin Mary appeared in a vision in 1917.

Good food and wine abound in this region (Portugal is home to the famous Porto wines, after all), so it is worth joining our winery tour.


Remember, no vacation in Portugal is complete without sampling the delectable traditional pastries, from custard tarts to the cinnamon-infused Pasteis de Belem!

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Directions


Ships dock at the Port of Lisbon close to the downtown area and about 4 miles from the old section of Lisbon. The port is also quite close to the Lisbon International airport for those either embarking or debarking in Lisbon. Transportation between Portugal’s city center and the cruise terminal is easily accessible. Terminal Address: Estação Marítima da Rocha; Rocha Conde D’Óbidos; Lisboa, Portugal

Port average temperature

Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate that is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream, giving it one of the mildest climates in Europe. The city is sunny throughout the year, with an annual average of 2900–3300 hours of sunshine.

Summers are hot and dry with average daytime temperatures of 26–29°C, falling to 16–18°C at night. Winters are cool and rainy with temperatures around 8–15°C, while spring and fall are generally mild, or even warm during daytime. Extreme temperatures may reach 37°C or more in some of the warmest summer afternoons and 2°C in the coldest winter mornings.

From May to September the weather tends to be settled most of the time with blues skies and some wind as well. Annual rainfall is around 700–750 mm, spread over 100 rainy days, mostly from October to May.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

LISBONMonths
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average high °C131516182122272826211714
Average low °C78910121517171613108
 LIS01 - CITY TOUR (4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Leave the port and drive to the Belém district where we will admire two masterpieces built in the decorative Portuguese style known as Manueline. These are Jeronimo’s Church and Belém Tower, both built in the beginning of the XVI century, just after Vasco da Gama’s exploratory voyage to India. We will visit the monastery church which holds the tomb of Vasco da Gama and have time to explore the cloisters. The excursion continues with a scenic tour through Lisbon’s “new” city centre built after the devastating earthquake of 1755 : we will pass the Parliament and Prime Minister’s House, the Marquis of “Pombal” Square, “Liberdade” Avenue and “Rossio” Square – the heart of Lisbon’s downtown. Free time before returning to the ship. Please note: on Monday calls, the visit to the Monastery will be replaced with a visit to Ajuda Palace. Shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Jeronimo’s Monastery is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $66.00 Adults $46.00 Children

   


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 LIS01WI - CITY TOUR (4 hours) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Leave the port and drive to the Belém district where we will admire two masterpieces built in the decorative Portuguese style known as Manueline. These are Jeronimo’s Church and Belém Tower, both built in the beginning of the XVI century, just after Vasco da Gama’s exploratory voyage to India. We will visit the monastery church which holds the tomb of Vasco da Gama and have time to explore the cloisters. The excursion continues with a scenic tour through Lisbon’s “new” city centre built after the devastating earthquake of 1755 : we will pass the Parliament and Prime Minister’s House, the Marquis of “Pombal” Square, “Liberdade” Avenue and “Rossio” Square – the heart of Lisbon’s downtown. Free time before returning to the ship. Please note: shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Jeronimo’s Monastery is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $65.00 Adults $46.00 Children

   


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 LIS02 - FATIMA (full day, lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Lunch or dinner included  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Those interested in theology and religious mysteries can look forward to a special day out in Fatima. We will leave the port of Lisbon for a 1.5-hour drive coach crossing the Portuguese plains to reach this important religious destination. This site has been visited annually by millions of pilgrims since 1917 when three shepherds saw a vision of the Virgin Mary here. Visit the Shrine and the chapel where the Holy Virgin appeared before enjoying some free time in Fatima to stroll around or to shop for souvenirs. Lunch included. Please note: guides will give explanations from outside the site; guests will proceed to inside visits individually. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $122.00 Adults $85.00 Children

   


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 LIS02WI - FATIMA (full day, lunch included) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Lunch or dinner included  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Those interested in theology and religious mysteries can look forward to a special day out in Fatima. We will leave the port of Lisbon for a 1.5-hour drive coach crossing the Portuguese plains to reach this important religious destination. This site has been visited annually by millions of pilgrims since 1917 when three shepherds saw a vision of the Virgin Mary here. Visit the Shrine and the chapel where the Holy Virgin appeared before enjoying some free time in Fatima to stroll around or to shop for souvenirs. Lunch included. Please note: guides will give explanations from outside the site; guests will proceed to inside visits individually. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $121.00 Adults $85.00 Children

   


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 LIS03 - QUELUZ, SINTRA AND LISBON (full day, lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Leave the ship, board a coach and enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Lisbon before driving inland to reach the Portuguese town of Queluz. You will then visit the royal residence of Queluz, a magnificent palace with elegant rooms and beautiful gardens that is also known as the Portuguese “Versailles”. Continuing on to nearby Sintra, you will have time to explore this lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. Sintra houses the National Palace, the former residence of the royal family and the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal. Before returning to Lisbon you will have a short photo opportunity in the fishing village of Cascais. Finally, the coach will return to Lisbon for a visit of the Jerónimos Church. A brief photo stop will be made at Belém Tower, Lisbon’s main landmark before returning to the port and to your cruise ship. Lunch included. Please note: on Monday calls, Jeronimo’s Monastery will be visited only from outside. Shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Jeronimo’s Monastery is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $126.00 Adults $88.00 Children

   


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 LIS03WI - QUELUZ, SINTRA AND LISBON (full day, lunch included) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Leave the ship, board a coach and enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Lisbon before driving inland to reach the Portuguese town of Queluz. You will then visit the royal residence of Queluz, a magnificent palace with elegant rooms and beautiful gardens that is also known as the Portuguese “Versailles”. Continuing on to nearby Sintra, you will have time to explore this lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. Sintra houses the National Palace, the former residence of the royal family and the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal. Before returning to Lisbon you will have a short photo opportunity in the fishing village of Cascais. Finally, the coach will return to Lisbon for a visit of the Jerónimos Church. A brief photo stop will be made at Belém Tower, Lisbon’s main landmark before returning to the port and to your cruise ship. Lunch included. Please note: shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Jeronimo’s Monastery is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $125.00 Adults $88.00 Children

   


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 LIS05 - SINTRA & CASCAIS (5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Sintra is famous for its mountain range, its temperate climate and country palaces and cottages. Drive to this lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site village to visit the historic National Royal Palace which houses the oldest collection glazed tiles in Portugal and features fine examples of the large conical medieval chimneys. Our next stop will be Cascais, a fishing village and favourite summer retreat of the royal family. Free time to explore the village before returning to Lisbon along the coast, admiring the beaches, the mouth of the Tagus River. Here the city is spread out for all to admire and we will drive past Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jeronimo’s Monastery. Please note: shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Sintra Palace is prohibited.

Price per person $73.00 Adults $51.00 Children

   


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 LIS05WI - SINTRA & CASCAIS (5 hours) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Sintra is famous for its mountain range, its temperate climate and country palaces and cottages. Drive to this lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site village to visit the historic National Royal Palace which houses the oldest collection glazed tiles in Portugal and features fine examples of the large conical medieval chimneys. Our next stop will be Cascais, a fishing village and favourite summer retreat of the royal family. Free time to explore the village before returning to Lisbon along the coast, admiring the beaches, the mouth of the Tagus River. Here the city is spread out for all to admire and we will drive past Belém area on our way to the port. Please note: shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Sintra Palace is prohibited.

Price per person $73.00 Adults $51.00 Children

   


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 LIS06 - FATIMA (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Those interested in theology and religious mysteries can look forward to a special day out in Fatima. We will leave the port of Lisbon for a 1.5-hour coach drive to cross the Portuguese plains and reach this important religious destination. This site has been visited annually by millions of pilgrims since 1917 when three shepherds saw a vision of the Virgin Mary here. Visit the Shrine and the chapel where the Holy Virgin appeared before enjoying some free time in Fatima to stroll around or to shop for souvenirs. Please note: this tour is available only during half day calls. Guides will give explanations from outside the site; guests will proceed to inside visits individually. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $58.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 LIS07 - ARRABIDA WINERY TOUR (4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Tasting included  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Depart from the pier and, passing over 25th April Bridge, sister bridge of the Golden Gate, you will drive to the base of the Statue of “Christ the King”, from where magnificent views of Lisbon can be seen. Our excursion continues in the town of Azeitao, renowned for its famous pastries and for the “Moscatel de Setubal” wine. We will visit a local wine lodge for wine tasting session and to learn more about how this sweet aperitif wine is produced. Next we will proceed towards the “Parque Natural da Arrabida” – National Park – which was established to protect the wild, beautiful landscape and rich variety of birds and wildlife found here. The road winds across the mountain ridge and offers stunning views of Setúbal and Tróia. Return to Lisbon to enjoy a sightseeing tour and then reach “Rossio” where we will stop for a little time at leisure. Return to the port. Please note: this tour includes long transfers by coach.

Price per person $54.00 Adults $38.00 Children

   


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 LIS07WI - ARRABIDA WINERY TOUR (4.5 hours) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Tasting included  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Depart from the pier and, passing over 25th April Bridge, sister bridge of the Golden Gate, you will drive to the base of the Statue of “Christ the King”, from where magnificent views of Lisbon can be seen. Our excursion continues in the town of Azeitao, renowned for its famous pastries and for the “Moscatel de Setubal” wine. We will visit a local wine lodge for wine tasting session and to learn more about how this sweet aperitif wine is produced. Next we will proceed towards the “Parque Natural da Arrabida” – National Park – which was established to protect the wild, beautiful landscape and rich variety of birds and wildlife found here. The road winds across the mountain ridge and offers stunning views of Setúbal and Tróia. Return to Lisbon to enjoy a sightseeing tour and then reach “Rossio” where we will stop for a little time at leisure. Return to the port. Please note: this tour includes long transfers by coach.

Price per person $53.00 Adults $37.00 Children

   


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 LIS08 - THE MAIN SIGHTS OF LISBON & PASTRY TASTING (4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Cultural  Excursion to Lisbon on a tour around the oldest part of the city, the atmospheric Alfama district. Meander through its labyrinth of narrow alleys, honeycombed with steps and archways, and admire the houses with their painted façades, decorated with panels of tiles and embellished with wrought iron balconies. We will visit the Cathedral of Lisbon noted for its interior which takes the form of a Latin cross, with three naves. Our walk continues downtown to the “Baixa” quarter which was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. You will have free time in “Rossio” square before proceeding to Belém Tower for pictures followed by a short visit to the legendary “Confeitaria de Belém” bakery where you will enjoy the typical custard cream cake, “pasties de Belém”. Our tour will also include a visit to one of the two masterpieces built in the decorative Portuguese style known as Manueline: the Jeronimo’s Church, built in the beginning of the XVI century, just after Vasco da Gama’s exploratory voyage to India. We will visit the monastery church which holds the tomb of Vasco da Gama before returning to the port. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes uphill streets; tour not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Jeronimo’s Monastery and Cathedral is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance. This tour is not available on Saturday and Sunday calls.

Price per person $58.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 LIS08WI - THE MAIN SIGHTS OF LISBON & PASTRY TASTING (4.5 hours) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Cultural  Excursion to Lisbon on a tour around the oldest part of the city, the atmospheric Alfama district. Meander through its labyrinth of narrow alleys, honeycombed with steps and archways, and admire the houses with their painted façades, decorated with panels of tiles and embellished with wrought iron balconies. We will visit the Cathedral of Lisbon noted for its interior which takes the form of a Latin cross, with three naves. Our walk continues downtown to the “Baixa” quarter which was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. You will have free time in “Rossio” square before proceeding to Belém Tower for pictures followed by a short visit to the legendary “Confeitaria de Belém” bakery where you will enjoy the typical custard cream cake, “pasties de Belém”. Our tour will also include a visit to one of the two masterpieces built in the decorative Portuguese style known as Manueline: the Jeronimo’s Church, built in the beginning of the XVI century, just after Vasco da Gama’s exploratory voyage to India. We will visit the monastery church which holds the tomb of Vasco da Gama before returning to the port. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes uphill streets; tour not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Shooting videos or taking photos with flash inside Jeronimo’s Monastery and Cathedral is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $57.00 Adults $40.00 Children

   


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 LIS09 - WALKING IN LISBON & WINE TASTING (4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Cultural  Leave the port for a bus transfer to the most authentic and vibrant part of the city - Lisbon’s “Baixa” district, an historic area that was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. Your walk will take you from Comercio Square, across Augusta Street to Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon. Here you will have free time to explore the area and to soak up the atmosphere of Portugal’s lively capital city. The excursion will pick up again at the “Elevador da Gloria”, a funicular lift, which transports you to the upper levels of the city; we will stop at “Sao Pedro de Alcantara” Belvedere, with views over the tiled rooftops. The excursion also allows time to sample a glass of typical ‘porto’ wine and a visit to Sao Roque church, noted for its beautiful painted wood ceiling and for the wonderful Chapel of Saint John the Baptist. In the annexe building you will also have the opportunity to admire a small collection of treasure and the model statue of the Saint. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes uphill streets; it is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or in a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures with flash inside Sao Roque Church is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance. This tour is not available on Sunday calls.

Price per person $60.00 Adults $42.00 Children

   


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 LIS09WI - WALKING IN LISBON & WINE TASTING (4 hours) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Cultural  Leave the port for a bus transfer to the most authentic and vibrant part of the city - Lisbon’s “Baixa” district, an historic area that was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. Your walk will take you from Comercio Square, across Augusta Street to Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon. Here you will have free time to explore the area and to soak up the atmosphere of Portugal’s lively capital city. The excursion will pick up again at the “Elevador da Gloria”, a funicular lift, which transports you to the upper levels of the city; we will stop at “Sao Pedro de Alcantara” Belvedere, with views over the tiled rooftops. The excursion also allows time to sample a glass of typical ‘porto’ wine and a visit to Sao Roque church, noted for its beautiful painted wood ceiling and for the wonderful Chapel of Saint John the Baptist. In the annexe building you will also have the opportunity to admire a small collection of treasure and the model statue of the Saint. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes uphill streets; it is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or in a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures with flash inside Sao Roque Church is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $60.00 Adults $42.00 Children

   


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 LIS12 - LISBON PANORAMA & FADO SHOW ( 2.5 hours ) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Tasting included  Begin your discovery of Lisbon enjoying a scenic drive around this beautiful city; you will pass “Comercio” Square, still commonly referred to as “Terreiro do Praço” (Palace Square), before continuing along the “Praça de D. Pedro IV”, known as the “Rossio”; a key meeting point in the city since the XIII and XV centuries and still the bustling hub of the city today. We will also pass the “Marques de Pombal” Square, dedicated to the man who was largely responsible for rebuilding Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755. The excursion also includes a stop in a restaurant for a traditional Fado folk show. 2 drinks included. Please note: this tour is available on following call : 19.09.2014 (MSC Poesia).

Price per person $68.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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 LIS15 - LISBON BY TRAM (4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  This tour offers a great opportunity to explore Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, from a unique perspective: on board one of its wonderful, old-fashioned trams, which are not only used by scores of commuters on a daily basis, but have also become a real tourist attraction. After leaving your ship, a short coach ride will first take you from the pier to Estrela Square, from where you will catch your tram. Once on board, you will be served a local speciality known as “pastel de nata” (a succulent little custard tart) along with a glass of “porto” wine to further sweeten your ride up to the hills of Lisbon, passing the elegant Baixa district on your way to the quaint Portas do Sol area. A gentle walking tour then follows through the famous Alfama district for a glimpse of old Lisbon, including Rossio Square and the 12th-/13th-century Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major, a building originally constructed in late Romanesque style, but later added to in a variety of other architectural styles. After visiting the Cathedral, you will have some free time to do as you please before boarding a coach for a drive-by tour of Lisbon’s main sights. Look forward to an exterior viewing of Jerónimo’s Monastery, a 15th-century building, as well as the early 16th-century Belém Tower on the banks of the River Tagus, both of which are fine examples of Manueline architectural style (also called late Portuguese Gothic) and both of which were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes uphill streets; it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures with flash inside the Cathedral is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $97.00 Adults $68.00 Children

   


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 LIS15WI - LISBON BY TRAM (4 hours) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  This tour offers a great opportunity to explore Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, from a unique perspective: on board one of its wonderful, old-fashioned trams, which are not only used by scores of commuters on a daily basis, but have also become a real tourist attraction. After leaving your ship, a short coach ride will first take you from the pier to Estrela Square, from where you will catch your tram. Once on board, you will be served a local speciality known as “pastel de nata” (a succulent little custard tart) along with a glass of “porto” wine to further sweeten your ride up to the hills of Lisbon, passing the elegant Baixa district on your way to the quaint Portas do Sol area. A gentle walking tour then follows through the famous Alfama district for a glimpse of old Lisbon, including Rossio Square and the 12th-/13th-century Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major, a building originally constructed in late Romanesque style, but later added to in a variety of other architectural styles. After visiting the Cathedral, you will have some free time to do as you please before boarding a coach for a drive-by tour of Lisbon’s main sights. Look forward to an exterior viewing of Jerónimo’s Monastery, a 15th-century building, as well as the early 16th-century Belém Tower on the banks of the River Tagus, both of which are fine examples of Manueline architectural style (also called late Portuguese Gothic) and both of which were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes uphill streets; it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures with flash inside the Cathedral is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

Price per person $96.00 Adults $67.00 Children

   


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 LIS20 - THE AMAZING QUINTA DA REGALEIRA ( approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  Prepare to enter a world of arcane symbols on a tour to the Quinta da Regaleira, a large estate and Gothic mansion on the outskirts of Sintra. After boarding a coach, you will first travel alongside the Atlantic coast and then through the Sintra National Protected Forest, an unforgettable area of natural beauty, en route to the Quinta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally constructed in the early 20th century, the complex was then substantially enlarged and ornamented with a plethora of stone-rendered symbolism by the millionaire António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. The enigmatic structures within the grounds include an inverted tower, which is actually a deep well whose walls house a galleried spiral staircase that can be walked down – and up again. Also called the Initiation Well, the unusual structure is meant to facilitate a journey of contemplation and rebirth. Moving on, you will then head for the picture-perfect old town of Sintra, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, for some time to explore on your own. The National Palace is certainly one of Sintra’s most iconic landmarks. Your tour then draws to a close with your coach transfer back to your ship. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes narrow path; it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures at Quinta da Regaleira is prohibited.

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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 LIS20WI - THE AMAZING QUINTA DA REGALEIRA (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  Prepare to enter a world of arcane symbols on a tour to the Quinta da Regaleira, a large estate and Gothic mansion on the outskirts of Sintra. After boarding a coach, you will first travel alongside the Atlantic coast and then through the Sintra National Protected Forest, an unforgettable area of natural beauty, en route to the Quinta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally constructed in the early 20th century, the complex was then substantially enlarged and ornamented with a plethora of stone-rendered symbolism by the millionaire António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. The enigmatic structures within the grounds include an inverted tower, which is actually a deep well whose walls house a galleried spiral staircase that can be walked down – and up again. Also called the Initiation Well, the unusual structure is meant to facilitate a journey of contemplation and rebirth. Moving on, you will then head for the picture-perfect old town of Sintra, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, for some time to explore on your own. The National Palace is certainly one of Sintra’s most iconic landmarks. Your tour then draws to a close with your coach transfer back to your ship. Please note: the tour is mainly by walking on uneven and sometimes narrow path; it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures at Quinta da Regaleira is prohibited.

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.