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Cruise days can be very hectic in Lisbon when in a few hours 2000 to 5000 people come ashore on Lisbon cruise port. In order to make the most of your day and see Lisbon in one day, you should know more about Lisbon and plan ahead. Learn about Lisbon tours, sightseeing, shore excursions an more about Lisbon cruise port.

Lisbon traditionally has 3 cruise docks where small and large cruise ships dock. However, since mid-2018 most ships are now docked in Lisbon New Cruise Terminal.

If you came to Lisbon long ago you probably docked in Alcântara at Rocha Conde de Óbidos Dock or even in Santa Apolónia and although these docks are still in use mostly for smaller ships, on the last few years the docks closer to Lisbon city centre have been receiving most of the passenger cruise ship traffic in Lisbon. And since mid-2018 the new Lisbon cruise terminal has been in operation.

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Ships arriving at Lisbon New Cruise terminal

Lisbon has a new cruise terminal, that has been regularly docking ships since early/mid-2018. It is a new architectural project that changed Lisbon river-front and has a lot of space and facilities to receive the world largest ships. However keep in mind that you still may have 2000 to 5000 people (or more!) disembarking on a given date, so be prepared to plan your tour options in advance.

Caravel on Wheels in one of the few tours where you can book seats and reserve your place that departs in front of Lisbon cruise terminal for a Shore excursion – Best of Lisbon City tour with a special pick up at the cruise ship dock for a 1h45m tour that will go into old Lisbon: Alfama, Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto and all the way to Belém.


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Roundtrip Sightseeing Lisbon tour from Lisbon cruise port

Caravel on Wheels tour departs several times a day from Lisbon New cruise terminal. On this 2 hour roundtrip sightseeing tour you will see the best of Lisbon in one of the few tours that take you into Lisbon old town and the oldest Lisbon neighbourhoods of Alfama, but also into the Unesco protected area of Belém where you will see from the bus the Belém Tower and the Monastery of Jerónimos.

We will pick you up in front of the cruise dock where our Caravel will be parked. We ask all customers to have an available phone with them so we can make sure we find you on the cruise day.


So if you are planning to visit Lisbon on a cruise don’t forget to book your tour to Caravel on Wheels!


Where is Jardim do Tabaco cruise ship dock?

Jardim to Tabaco was the name of the dock that existed where today you have Lisbon New Crusie Terminal. So if you here this name probably you will be at Lisbon New cruise terminal. Caravel on Wheels city tour will pick you up at Lisbon New Cruise Terminal.


Where is Santa Apolonia cruise ship dock?

Santa Apolonia is located about 1,5 kilometres from Lisbon famous square By the Tagus river – Praça do Comércio. If you do not mind walking for about 20 minutes, you can go on foot to the city centre.

What we normally suggest is that you book a tour in the morning and if you book a roundtrip tour from Lisbon cruise port, you can enjoy lunch at the ship and venture by yourself in the afternoon. Alternatively, you can ask the tour driver, at the end of the tour, to drop you off in Lisbon city centre and enjoy the rest of the day walking and shopping in the city centre. In this case, at the end of the day be sure to always allow a 30-minute walk back to the ship, as you do not want to miss your next port of call.

Caravel on Wheels shore excursion in Lisbon can also pick you up at Santa Apolonia dock for a 2hour tour into the best of Lisbon, where you combine the best sightseeing and in-depth knowledge about Lisbon history!

Learn more about Lisbon Port and Santa Apolonia dock