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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

Bordeaux

Cruising Atlantic Europe

1 sailing date September 2022
10 Nights From Portsmouth, to Lisbon
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Salamanca

Douro Discovery with Lisbon

11 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Porto
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Oporto

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

34 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2022
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Oporto
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Oporto

Lisbon and the Douro Valley exclusively for solo t

1 sailing date November 2022
9 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Oporto
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Pinhao

Lisbon and the Douro Valley Jazz

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

Lisbon to Madrid with Secrets of the Douro

2 sailing dates May 2022 to June 2022
12 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Three Rivers Discovery with Lisbon

3 sailing dates April 2022 to June 2022
17 Nights From Nice, France to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon

Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon

13 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2022
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal
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Cordoba

Spanish Conquest & Lisbon with Secrets of Douro

5 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
21 Nights From Barcelona, Spain, to Portugal , Porto
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Pinhao

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon with Madrid

11 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2022
16 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Delightful Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

10 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2022
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Pinhao

Lisbon to Oporto

4 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Oporto
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Madrid

Douro Discovery from Barcelona to Porto

5 sailing dates April 2022 to July 2022
20 Nights From Barcelona, Spain, to Portugal , Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Madrid to Lisbon with Secrets of the Douro

6 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Salamanca

Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery- Lisbon To Nice

2 sailing dates June 2022 to July 2022
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Nice
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Pinhao

Delightful Douro with Lisbon

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

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Pinhao

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

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

Exploring Douro, plus Lisbon & Madrid - Eastbound

2 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2021
11 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Portugal, Spain, the Douro River Valley

72 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro Lisbon > Porto

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