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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

Lisbon, Porto And The Douro Valley

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Exploring Douro, plus Lisbon & Madrid - Eastbound

15 sailing dates August 2020 to November 2021
11 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Pinhao

Portugal, Spain, the Douro River Valley

34 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon
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Lisbon

Douro River- Into the Heart of Portugal-NGC Expert

1 sailing date September 2020
16 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro Lisbon > Porto

15 sailing dates September 2020 to November 2021
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Pinhao

Douro Discovery with Lisbon

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

Spain And Portugal Delights

1 sailing date April 2021
22 Nights From Barcelona, to Spain , Madrid
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Salamanca

Douro Delights- Lisbon to Madrid

1 sailing date May 2021
13 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Pinhao

Lisbon to Porto

3 sailing dates October 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon to Porto

3 sailing dates July 2020 to August 2020
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Lisbon

Exploring the Douro, Madrid, Lisbon

14 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
11 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon
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Peso Da Régua

Unforgettable Douro - Lisbon to Madrid

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Lisbon to Madrid

3 sailing dates October 2020 to November 2020
16 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Salamanca

Lisbon to Leverinho via Coimbra, Porto

5 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Salamanca

Secrets of the Douro & Lisbon - Porto to Lisbon

16 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon
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Lisbon

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon

4 sailing dates September 2020 to November 2020
14 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto

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Lisbon

Delightful Douro with Lisbon

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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Peso Da Régua

Portugal, Spain & the Douro - Lisbon to Porto

1 sailing date August 2020
10 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Porto
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