Lisbon Excursions & Lisbon Shore Excursions, Portugal
A combination of 21st century modern and being one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon offers guests a wide variety of things to see and Lisbon Excursions. Whether you are coming on a cruise ship to Lisbon Cruise Port or flying in for a longer stay, pleasant year-round temperatures allow guests to get out and enjoy Lisbon.
Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and is located on the Atlantic Ocean right at the mouth of the Tagus River. With its deep natural harbor, it is not wonder that Lisbon has close ties with many explorers who started their journeys including Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator.
There is a mix of architecture and art that was influenced by the past inhabitants - Caesar, Napoleon, Ulysses, the Phoenicians and much, much more. See some of the highlights and nature's beauty on our Lisbon Shore Excursions that combine both! The city of Lisbon is compact in size and is both filled with quaint and cosmopolitan with vintage trams going through medieval neighborhoods to sleek, modern buildings.
Although some walkways are twisty and steep, visitors stroll the streets of Lisbon Portugal filled with cafes, shops, restaurants nightclubs and much more. There are numerous world famous museums and World Heritage monuments to see and visit as well while on our Lisbon City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 Day Excursion.
Alfama, the ancient Moorish quarter, is the oldest in Lisbon and is at the top of the things to see and sightseeing excursion list with its 10-towered Castelo de Sao Jorge, or Castle of St. George built in the 10th century.
There are several churches and cathedrals in Lisbon as well including Igreja de Santa Engracia e Panteao Nacional, a Baroque marble church with pink and brown marble interiors, built over almost 300 years and the Lisbon Cathedral which dates to the 12th century.
If you are looking for shopping then you will want to head to the Baixa and Rossio districts where the central shopping and tourist areas to find all your souvenir needs!
From where it is situated, Lisbon offers an incredible assortment of attractions and cruise excursions for tourists and cruise ship passengers. See the fairytale palaces in Sintra one of Europe's most romantic towns, Arrabida's natural park, dolphin-watching in Setubal are just some of the tourist highlights and shore excursions in Lisbon Portugal; check out our Lisbon Wild Dolphin Encounter and Setubal Sightseeing Excursion for a once in a lifetime experience.
Belem is just a few miles from the city's center with its dramatic 16th-century tower, the Torre de Belem and Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Discoveries Monument). Belem's cultural highlights include the 16th-century Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Monastery of St. Jerome), Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (Archeological Museum), Museu da Marinha (Maritime Museum) and Centro Cultural de Belem.
Fun Fact: The city of Lisbon was built on several hills, some being so steep that it is impossible for cars to drive on them. People generally have to walk or use the funicular system of elevators to get around.
Enjoy our selected Lisbon Excursions and Lisbon Shore Excursions in Portugal!