Cruise ships can dock at several locations in Lisbon along the Tagus River. Alcântara and Santa Apolónia are the city’s two cruise terminals. Additional ships can tie up at the Jardim do Tabaco quay.
Book now the best deals for well priced pre or post cruise hotels near the Port of Lisbon in Portugal. Cheap stay overnight near the passenger terminals, in the city centre, Baixa-Chiado-Rossio, close to Portela airport, … Popular is also staying for a couple of nights in a bed and breakfast or apartment rental.
There are plenty of hotels in Lisbon. We recommend staying in or near the Rossio, Chiado, or Baixa areas. These areas are centrally located for good sightseeing and shopping (you can easily walk to Alfama and Barrio Alto). It’s also within walking distance to Rossio train station (trains to Sintra), airport bus, metro and trams. The port is only a short taxi ride away. One of the best hotels is EPIC Sana Lisboa Hotel (read review).
Popular in Lisbon are B&B’s, they offer plenty of individual charm and an unique experience, check them out. Another option is staying in an apartment. Portela airport is about 20 to 30 minutes from the city centre. When you have an early flight, or when you’re arriving late you can consider to stay in a nearby airport hotel. Some of them provide a free shuttle.
City centre hotel within easy walking distance of many shops, restaurants, sights and attractions.
Lisbon Cruise Port in Portugal
Porto de Lisboa in Portugal
Cruise ships in Lisbon dock along the Tagus River at either Santa Apolonia (Alfama) piers with the new Jardim do Tabaco cruise terminal JTQ, at the commercial port and passenger terminal of Doca de Alcantara TPA or at da Rocha.
All cruise ship terminals are located within easy reach of the historical and cultural centre of Lisbon, close to restaurants, excellent shopping and great value hotels.
The cruise terminal of Doca de Alcantara/Da Rocha lies close to the famous Ponte 25 de Abril bridge (looks like San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge), approximately 2 miles or 3,5 km from the city centre in the Alcantara district. Two vessels simultaneously can berth here at either Alcantara or Da Rocha piers.
Both quays can be reached from your hotel via taxi, by using train line Cascais-Cais do Sodré or the bus. The city centre and main tourist attractions are 15 minutes away.
Santa Apolonia (or Alfama) is the newer port conveniently located next to Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest and quaintest neighbourhoods. The port can be reached on foot, metro or by taxi from the city centre (1km). Ships can dock at 3 berths ; Santa Apolonia, Santa Apolonia Jusante, and Jardim do Tabaco quay. Lisbon Cruise Terminal (LCT)
The new Lisbon cruise terminals A and B will be operational by the end of 2014.
A new facility is currently being build at the Jardim do Tobaco quay and will become together with the existing Santa Apolonia Cruise Terminal, Lisbon’s new cruise terminal.
Nearest airport – Portela International
Lisboa Portela International Airport LIS — Portela airport is the main international airport of Lisbon in Portugal, located on the north edge of the city, 20 to 30 minutes away from the city center and piers (depending on traffic).
Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Just exit the airport terminal. You can also reserve a shuttle service or take the Aerobus Shuttle from Portela Airport to downtown.
Westernmost city in continental Europe
Lisbon or Lisboa is the capital city of Portugal. It’s the westernmost capital city and one of the oldest in Europe.
This beautiful and lively city has a rich cultural history, boasts many historical monuments, elegant squares with open air cafes, great seafood restaurants, shopping centres and many newly built hotels.
Cruise ships enter the river Tagus from the Atlantic Ocean, which is appoximately 6 miles away from the city centre. When entering Lisbon you will pass the gigantic Christ King or Cristo Rei statue which overlook the city from the Tagus River.
A nice way to explore the city is by taking one of Lisbon’s iconic narrow yellow trams. Take route 28 and you will pass most of the city’s main tourist sights. Stroll along the narrow medieval streets and small shops of the Bairro Alto and Alfama area, the old quarters of the city and admire the decorative tiled building façades. Barrio Alto is a very lively neighborhood, famous for its nightlife and it can be a bit more noisy. In Barrio Alto you can hang out in the bars, listen to Fado or other live music and have a great dinner.
Take time to sip on a glass of Port wine, or listen to fado music from one of Lisbon’s outdoor terraces. Well worth a visit is Praça do Comercio, one of the most stunning squares in Europe. Take a nice walk along the riverfront to Belem, to the west of Lisbon’s city center.
Belem is home to the famous Torre de Belem, a monument of Portugal’s Age of Discovery and a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Nearby is Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Monastery of St. Jerome), one of the most prominent monuments in Lisbon and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city to the sumptuous “Versailles” of Portugal, Palacio Nacional de Queluz, to the spirituality of the holy city of Fatima where the Virgin Mary appeared in a vision in 1917, to Sintra with its elaborate Moorish Castle, or enjoy the nearby beach resorts of Estoril and Cascais.
Many first class, well priced (affordable or moderate) hotels can be found all over Lisbon esp. in the city centre. Popular are b&b’s. Many excellent properties are also located on or just off Avenida da Liberdade, an easy walk to Restauradores, Rossio and Baixa. Avenida da Liberdade or Liberty Avenue is a beautiful 19th century street in the middle of everything, within walking distance of much of central Lisbon. Three metro stations are located along the avenue; Restauradores, Avenida and Marques de Pombal.