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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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Lisbon

Douro Discovery with Lisbon

8 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Porto
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Oporto

Lisbon and the Douro Valley

8 sailing dates August 2022 to November 2022
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Oporto
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Salamanca

Lisbon to Madrid with Secrets of the Douro

2 sailing dates May 2023
12 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Secrets of the Douro with Porto

22 sailing dates August 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal
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Seville

Spanish Conquest & Lisbon with Secrets of Douro

2 sailing dates August 2022 to September 2022
21 Nights From Barcelona, to Portugal , Porto
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Lisbon

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

17 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
16 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Delightful Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

12 sailing dates August 2022 to November 2023
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Seville

Douro Discovery from Barcelona to Porto

1 sailing date July 2022
20 Nights From Barcelona, to Portugal , Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Madrid to Lisbon with Secrets of the Douro

4 sailing dates August 2022 to October 2022
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Avignon

Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery- Lisbon To Nice

1 sailing date July 2022
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Villefranche Sur Mer
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Peso Da Régua

Delightful Douro with Lisbon

11 sailing dates August 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Portugal, Spain, the Douro River Valley

52 sailing dates July 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Porto , Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro Lisbon - Porto

20 sailing dates July 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon

25 sailing dates July 2022 to November 2023
14 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to Pinhao
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