Meet your guide at the Lisbon port and hop into an air-conditioned minivan for your 4-hour private guided shore excursion. Begin your adventure by experiencing the intriguing history of Lisbon. Visit Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), the oldest church in the city. Hear how the cathedral survived devastating earthquakes, including the Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755, and observe its architectural renovations in both Romanesque and Baroque styles.
Next, drive up to the hilltop neighborhood of Graça and admire panoramic views of Lisbon. Continue to the old quarter of Alfama, known for its Moorish heritage and the establishment of fado music. Then, head down to the Belém district and enjoy the serene coast of the Tagus River. Visit the Monument to the Discoveries and learn about the famous navigators like Vasco da Gama, the explorer first to reach India by sea. After stopping at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, taste a delicious pastel de Belem (pastel de nata). Learn how this egg tart pastry was created before the 18th century by catholic monks at the Jeronimos Monastery.
Drive onward to the Chiado district passing the Basilica of Estrela. Then, walk through the lively Baixa district and see its elegant squares including Restauradores, Rossio, and Figueira. After a stroll, perk up your taste buds with a fresh glass of vinho verde or “green wine.” Savor this young wine with traditional flavors of cod cake. Then, try a pour of Port paired with local cheese. After a fun four hours head back to the port where your tour ends.
Please note: Your cruise must dock in port in good time for this excursion. Click on 'Important Info' and check the Departure Time details before you book.
Worry-Free Shore Excursion:
Don’t fret, this tour ensures you will get on your ship! In the unlikely event that your ship has departed, we will prepare transportation to the next port-of call. Plus, you can book worry free. If by chance your ship is delayed to arrive and you cannot attend the tour, we will refund your money. See our terms and conditions for full details.