Cruise stopover in Lisbon

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Cruise stopover in Lisbon


Cruise stopover in Lisbon

How to exit the port in Lisbon

During your cruise stopover in Lisbon, you will be happy to know that the main docking docks are all located close to each other, simplifying your travels. Four terminals make up the Lisbon cruise port: Alcantara, Rocha Conde Obidos, Jardim Tabaco and Santa Apolonia (the latter being the dock where most boats dock). They are all located along the Tagus River, which allows cruise ships to dock right in the city center.

The port is strategically placed near metro and bus stations, making exploring the city extremely convenient.

Take this opportunity to discover the wonders of Lisbon, in particular by visiting the magnificent Palace of Sintra, a true palette of colors and splendor and between us my favorite in Lisbon.

To reach the heart of the city you can go there on foot. However, I highly recommend opting for the famous Lisbon tram. This scenic experience is both unique and economical, allowing you to appreciate the scenery while you get around.

If you prefer the flexibility of the Hop-on Hop-off concept, see the corresponding link for more information.

What to do in Lisbon on a cruise stopover?

When you disembark in Lisbon for a cruise stopover, there is so much to discover! Here are the most interesting ones for me.

Cruise stopover in Lisbon

Sintra Palace

Explore the Palace of Sintra without any worries. When you book your tour, the starting point is at Jardin Amália Rodrigues in Lisbon. In just 45 minutes by minibus you will reach this 14th century gem. Perched in the heights, this palace offers an architecture that is both rich and varied, skillfully mixing Gothic and Moorish elements. Inside, let yourself be seduced by the luxurious atmosphere of the richly decorated rooms and elaborately hand-painted ceilings. A truly sumptuous experience not to be missed!

To get to Sintra Palace you have two options:

  • By minibus. The journey is included in the ticket price . This is how I went there during my visit.
  • By taxi. Count around 45 euros for a 30 km journey.

Choose the mode of transport that suits you best and set off to discover this 14th century gem!

Entrance ticket to Sintra Palace and Pena Park

Cruise stopover in Lisbon – A pure marvel

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Lisbon Tram 28

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Get off the ship and embark on a new adventure aboard Lisbon tram 28! This historic tram, a true jewel of the city, promises you an unforgettable journey through the most charming neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital.

Attention thrill seekers. Hold on tight, because Tram 28 is known for its steep climbs and descents 😄! But don’t worry, the view is worth it.

Embark on a fascinating journey:

  • Alfama. Immerse yourself in the medieval soul of Lisbon as you wander the narrow streets of this picturesque neighborhood.
  • Baixa. Admire the grandiose architecture of the lower town, rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake.
  • Chiado. Stroll the elegant streets of this bohemian neighborhood, known for its boutiques and cafes.
  • Bairro Alto. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of this festive district, particularly in the evening.

Practical information for cruise passengers:

  • Departure stop. Martim Moniz (located about 15 minutes walk from the cruise terminal)
  • Travel time. About 45 minutes
  • Frequency. Every 10 to 15 minutes
  • Rate. 3€ per person (Viva Viagem card recommended for unlimited journeys)
  • Tips:
    • Go up early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds.
    • Validate your ticket as soon as you board.
    • Be vigilant against pickpockets, especially on crowded trams.
    • Don’t hesitate to ask the driver for advice (they’re all really lovely 😍 ) to know where to get off.

Good to know:

  • Most cruise lines offer excursions to Lisbon, often including a ride on tram 28 but overpriced (unjustified prices).
  • If you prefer to explore the city at your own pace, you can easily get around by public transport or tourist bus.
  • Don’t forget to take comfortable shoes, because you will be walking a lot!🤪

Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower

Prepare for a trip back in time by visiting two jewels of Portuguese architecture in the Belem district: the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower! These emblematic monuments, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will amaze you with their beauty and fascinating history.

Embark on an unforgettable exploration:

  • The Jerónimos Monastery. A masterpiece of Manueline architecture, this grandiose monastery was built to celebrate the Portuguese discoveries. Admire its finely crafted sculptures, its royal tombs and its majestic nave.
  • The Tower of Belém. Symbol of Portugal’s golden age, this fortified tower offers a breathtaking view of the Tagus and the 25th of April Bridge. Imagine Portuguese explorers sailing to new lands as they passed this iconic monument.

Practical information for cruise passengers:

  • Location. Belém district, about 15 minutes by tram from the cruise terminal.
  • Business hours:
    • Jerónimos Monastery: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last entry 4:45 p.m.)
    • Belém Tour: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (last entry 6:15 p.m.)
  • Prices:
  • Advice :
    • Buy your tickets online to avoid queues.
    • Enjoy the panoramic views from the terraces of the Belém Tower, it’s really crazy .
    • Don’t forget your camera to capture these extraordinary monuments!

Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower

Cruise stopover in Lisbon – Entrance ticket

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Oceanarium – Aquarium of Lisbon

The Oceanário in Lisbon is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, housing more than 15,000 animals and plants of more than 450 different species. It is located in the Park of Nations (Parque das Nações).

The aquarium is divided into four main habitats:

  • The North Atlantic. It is home to animals that live in the cold waters of the North Atlantic, such as penguins, seals and sharks.
  • The tropical Atlantic. This habitat is home to animals living in the warm waters of the tropical Atlantic, such as colorful fish, corals and sharks.
  • Indian Ocean. You will find animals living in the Indian Ocean, such as manta rays, tiger sharks and sea turtles.
  • The pacific. This habitat is home to animals that live in the Pacific Ocean, such as sea otters, jellyfish, and sunfish.
  • Rate . 25 euros

Lisbon Aquarium

Cruise stopover in Lisbon – Entrance ticket

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Cruise stopover in Lisbon

Lisbon Cathedral is a beautiful and historic place that is worth a visit if you are visiting the city. It’s a great way to learn about Portuguese culture and history.

Besides the cathedral itself, there are plenty of other things to see and do in the Baixa neighborhood. You can stroll the narrow streets, shop in the boutiques and shops, or sit in one of the many cafes and restaurants. Baixa is a lively and vibrant place, perfect for spending a day or evening.

The interior is vast and impressive. It houses many works of art and religious artifacts, including a 16th-century silver-gilt altarpiece and an 18th-century organ. The cathedral is also the burial place of many Portuguese kings and queens.

It is a popular tourist destination. It is open to the public every day and offers guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Here are some tips for visiting Lisbon Cathedral:

  • Wear modest clothing , as this is a place of worship.
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Backpacks and large bags are not allowed inside the cathedral.
  • Photography is permitted inside the cathedral, but taking photos of people praying is prohibited.
  • Be respectful of other visitors and the place of worship.

The Santa Justa elevator

The Santa Justa Elevator is an iconic landmark in Lisbon, Portugal. Built in 1902, it connects the Baixa Pombalina district to the upper Chiado district. The elevator is made up of two wrought iron cabins that go up and down at a speed of 1 meter per second.

The Santa Justa Elevator is a popular tourist attraction. It offers stunning views of the city, including São Jorge Castle, the Tagus River and the red roofs of Lisbon. The elevator is also a favorite spot for photographers.

Here are some tips for visiting the Santa Justa Elevator:

  • Go up early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds.
  • Price 5.50 return (1.50 euros if you want to go to the belvedere (on the top floor).
  • It’s awkward but enjoy the view!

The Santa Justa Elevator is a unique and fun way to see Lisbon. It’s an experience you will never forget.

Activities – Cruise stopover in Lisbon 👈

Lisbon sightseeing bus tour

Cruise stopovers in Lisbon

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Visit Lisbon comfortably and affordably with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Choose from four routes that will take you to the city’s top attractions, including:

  • The Jerónimos Monastery, a masterpiece of Manueline architecture
  • The Belém Tower, an emblematic monument from the era of the great discoveries
  • Saint-Georges Castle, a historic site that offers breathtaking views of the city
  • Rossio Square, the main square of Lisbon
  • Avenida da Liberdade, an elegant avenue lined with shops and restaurants

Your ticket includes an audio guide available in 14 different languages. The guide will provide you with information about the attractions you are visiting and help you plan your itinerary.

Freedom of movementExplore Lisbon at your own pace with hop-on and hop-off buses on 4 routes.
Multilingual audio guidesChoose from 14 languages ​​for detailed commentary along the way.
Shopping et boulevardsMake stops at the city’s best boulevards and shopping centers.
Iconic sitesAdmire the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.
Digital guided tourExplore the old neighborhoods with our free digital guided tour.

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