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Lisbon, Portugal-port

Legend states that Ulysses founded Lisbon, calling it Olisipo. Others claim that the name is Phoenician, but all agree it’s one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. On All Saints’ Day in 1755 a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the city. The Baixa (Lower City) was rebuilt on neo-classical lines that still form the heart of the city. The elegant ‘City of Explorers’overlooks the River Tagus, and offers a number of distinctive neighborhoods to discover. Tour the Alfama, where the winding streets still retain much of their Moorish atmosphere. Stroll to Bairro Alto and hear the melodious sounds of Portugal’s Fado music. Nearby excursions transport you to the lavish 18th-century palace of Queluz and Sintra’s Royal Palace.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Lisbon Highlights
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Medieval Obidos
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Palaces and Cascais
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Unforgettable Old Lisbon
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Lisbon Highlights

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: LIS-003

Upon departing the pier, one of the first sights you will see is the April 25th Suspension Bridge, sister to the Golden Gate, and the towering Christ the King Statue on the far side of the Tagus River. Lisbon's hills and cobblestone streets are best enjoyed from the comfort of your coach.

This city tour takes in many of Lisbon's famous sights, among them an ornate bull ring where ceremonial bullfights are still held. You will enjoy magnificent views of the city and harbor from Alto do Parque Belvedere, and then you will be driven through Rossio Square, Lisbon's "Piccadilly Circus." The 1-mile long Avenida da Liberdade leads to the Statue of Pombal. It was Pombal who rebuilt the city after the earthquake of 1755.

The tour continues with a visit to the Maritime Museum, then the Jeronimos Monastery, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece designed in the Gothic-Manueline style. Nearby, you will see the lavishly decorated Belem Tower where Portuguese explorers were once given rousing send-offs.

As the coach returns to the ship via Avenida Brasilia, you will once again be able to see the April 25th Suspension Bridge and the towering Christ the King Statue.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking at the Maritime Museum and the monastery with a few steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the guided walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Suitable attire is required to enter churches/monasteries with knees and shoulders needing to be covered. On Mondays the "Maritime Museum" is closed.