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Lisbon River Cruises

About Lisbon

Though not situated on its banks or indeed close to it, Portugal’s capital is a common starting point for river cruises along the Douro, whereupon passengers will have a day to explore Lisbon before transferring to Porto and beginning their voyage along the picturesque River of Gold. One of the world’s oldest cities and indeed, the oldest in Europe, Lisbon can trace its history as far back as the Neolithic Period, though some historians believe the origins of the city itself lie in its earliest incarnation of a Phoenician trading post. Since then, it’s been under Roman, Muslim and Moorish rule, has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most important European trading centres in the world and has survived a major earthquake, after which most of it was rebuilt. Today, this long and varied history combined with its temperate climate and vibrant culture makes it a great city to explore and an enduring tourist destination with visitors the world over.

Exploring Lisbon

Another of the city’s most visited districts is Alfama, which offers the perfect way to get a taste of old Lisbon, with charming narrow streets revealing a blend of architectural styles at every turn. For a completely different kind of experience, you can immerse yourself in the contemporary side of the city by visiting the Chiado district, Lisbon's modern shopping hot-spot, which is home to all manner of chic boutiques and larger retail stores. With plenty of places to eat, it’s perfect to people-watch, pick up the perfect holiday gift or just sit with a snack and soak up the atmosphere.

Lisbon tips

If you have an overnight stay in Lisbon before you set sail, then it's the perfect time to indulge in a little retail therapy or pick up some souvenirs as a lot of the shops are open late, many until 10pm. If shopping in the day, be aware that the majority of stores are closed between 1pm and 3pm.

Suggested Read: Lisbon: A postcard-perfect river cruise destination

Lisbon Itineraries

Pinhao

Romance of the Rhine and Main

30 sailing dates April 2021 to November 2021
8 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Peso Da Régua

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

8 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Madrid to Lisbon with Secrets of the Douro

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon
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Peso Da Régua

14 Days Douro Delights with Lisbon and Madrid

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Seville

Spanish Conquest & Lisbon with Secrets of the Dour

1 sailing date May 2021
21 Nights From Barcelona, to Portugal , Porto
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Avignon

Nice to Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery

1 sailing date May 2021
20 Nights From Villefranche Sur Mer, France to Portugal , Lisbon
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Cordoba

Spanish Conquest & Lisbon with Sensations of Lyon

3 sailing dates May 2021 to July 2021
21 Nights From Lyon, France to Portugal , Lisbon
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon to Nice with Three Rivers Discovery

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
20 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Villefranche Sur Mer
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Avignon

Three Rivers Discovery with Lisbon

1 sailing date May 2021
17 Nights From Villefranche Sur Mer, France to Portugal , Lisbon
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Lyon

Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery- Lisbon To Nice

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Villefranche Sur Mer
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Peso Da Régua

Delightful Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

7 sailing dates June 2021 to November 2021
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Pinhao

Delightful Douro with Lisbon

7 sailing dates June 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Lisbon

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

1 sailing date November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Pinhao

Lisbon, Porto And The Douro Valley

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Exploring Douro, plus Lisbon & Madrid - Eastbound

11 sailing dates April 2021 to November 2021
11 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

30 sailing dates April 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Oporto

The Party Spirit of Lisbon and the Douro Valley

1 sailing date June 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Oporto
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Peso Da Régua

Portugal, Spain, the Douro River Valley

63 sailing dates April 2021 to November 2022
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon

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Lisbon

Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro Lisbon > Porto

12 sailing dates April 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Douro Discovery with Lisbon

6 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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