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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

Viking Cruises
Pinhao

Portugal’s River of Gold - Lisbon to Porto

208 sailing dates June 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1995pp
Viking Cruises
Peso Da Régua

Portugal’s River of Gold

2 sailing dates March 2020
9 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2495pp
CroisiEurope
Lisbon

Lisbon to Leverinho via Coimbra, Porto

9 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1299pp
Emerald Waterways
Peso Da Régua

Secrets of the Douro & Lisbon - Porto to Lisbon

12 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2020
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon

HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE unlimited drinks when you book a Balcony Suite or above

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1979pp
Emerald Waterways
Pinhao

Lisbon to Porto

13 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2119pp
Scenic River Cruises
Salamanca

Delightful Douro with Lisbon

13 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2479pp
Uniworld River Cruises
Salamanca

Portugal, Spain & the Douro - Lisbon to Porto

49 sailing dates June 2019 to November 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2449pp
Uniworld River Cruises
Madrid

Jewels of Spain, Portugal &Douro River From Madrid

4 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4619pp
Uniworld River Cruises
Pinhao

Jewels of Spain, Portugal &Douro River From Lisbon

4 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4999pp

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