Silversea Luxury Cruises To LISBON

LISBON
LISBON
LISBON

Spread over a string of seven hills north of the Rio Tejo (Tagus River) estuary, Lisbon presents an intriguing variety of faces to those who negotiate its switchback streets. In the oldest neighborhoods, stepped alleys whose street pattern dates back to Moorish times are lined with pastel-color houses decked with laundry; here and there, miradouros (vantage points) afford spectacular river or city views. In the grand 18th-century center, calçada à portuguesa (black-and-white mosaic cobblestone) sidewalks border wide boulevards. View more

Elétricos (trams) clank through the streets, and blue-and-white azulejos (painted and glazed ceramic tiles) adorn churches, restaurants, and fountains. Of course, parts of Lisbon lack charm. Even some downtown areas have lost their classic Portuguese appearance as the city has become more cosmopolitan: shiny office blocks have replaced some 19th- and 20th-century art nouveau buildings. And centenarian trams share the streets with "fast trams" and noisy automobiles. Lisbon bears the mark of an incredible heritage with laid-back pride. In preparing to host the 1998 World Exposition, Lisbon spruced up public buildings, overhauled its subway system, and completed an impressive second bridge across the river. Today the former Expo site is an expansive riverfront development known as Parque das Nações, and the city is a popular port of call for cruises, whose passengers disembark onto a revitalized waterfront. Downtown, all the main squares have been overhauled one by one. In its heyday in the 16th century, Lisbon was a pioneer of the first wave of globalization. Now, the empire is striking back, with Brazilians and people from the former Portuguese colonies in Africa enriching the city’s ethnic mix. There are also more than a few people from other European countries who are rapidly becoming integrated. But Lisbon's intrinsic, slightly disorganized, one-of-a-kind charm hasn't vanished in the contemporary mix. Lisboetas (people from Lisbon) are at ease pulling up café chairs and perusing newspapers against any backdrop, whether it reflects the progress and commerce of today or the riches that once poured in from Asia, South America, and Africa. And quiet courtyards and sweeping viewpoints are never far away. Despite rising prosperity (and costs) since Portugal entered the European Community in 1986, and the more recent tourism boom, prices for most goods and services are still lower than most other European countries. You can still find affordable places to eat and stay, and with distances between major sights fairly small, taxis are astonishingly cheap. All this means that Lisbon is not only a treasure chest of historical monuments, but also a place where you won’t use up all your own hard-earned treasure. Though Baixa, or downtown, was Lisbon’s government and business center for two centuries until the mid-20th century, the most ancient part of the city lies on the slopes of a hill to its east. Most visitors start their exploration there, in Alfama. All but the very fittest ride the antique 28 eléctrico (streetcar) most of the way up to Saint George’s Castle (or take the 737 bus or a taxi all the way up). The views from its ramparts afford a crash course in the city’s topography. You can then wander downhill to absorb the atmosphere (and more views) in the winding streets below. There are several museums and other major sights in this area, so give yourself plenty of time. Baixa itself is interesting mostly for its imposing architecture and its bustling squares, as well as an unusual cast-iron elevator that affords yet more panoramic views. But a new design museum is what persuades most visitors to linger. On the slope to the west is the chic Chiado district, traditionally the city’s intellectual center, with theaters, galleries, and literary cafés. A little farther uphill is the Bairro Alto. Originally founded by the Jesuits (whose church is among Lisbon’s finest), it was long known for rather sinful pursuits and today is a great place for barhopping. Both neighborhoods are great places to shop. Modern Lisbon, meanwhile, begins just north of Baixa. The city’s tree-lined central axis, the Avenida da Liberdade, forges up to the Praça Marquês de Pombal roundabout, with a rather formal park beyond. Dotted around the area north of here are major museums and other sights. West of Baixa, along the river, former docklands such as Alcântara are now home to stylish restaurants and nightclubs, as well as the odd museum. Farther west is historic Belém, which boasts yet more museums—and some famous pastries. On the city’s eastern flank, the Parque das Nações has family-oriented attractions and green spaces.

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STOCKHOLM To ROME (Civitavecchia)
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    Aug 28 2019
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    32 Days
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    Silver Spirit
LISBON To NEW YORK
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    Sep 17 2019
  • Duration
    24 Days
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    Silver Whisper
RIO DE JANEIRO To LISBON
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    Mar 07 2020
  • Duration
    33 Days
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    Silver Shadow
CAPE TOWN To LISBON
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    Mar 20 2020
  • Duration
    36 Days
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    Silver Cloud
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FORT LAUDERDALE (Florida) To LISBON
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    Mar 27 2020
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    Silver Shadow
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LISBON To BARCELONA
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    Apr 09 2020
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LISBON To ROME (Civitavecchia)
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    Apr 09 2020
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BARCELONA To LONDON (Tower Bridge)
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    Apr 30 2020
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ROME (Civitavecchia) To DUBLIN
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    May 06 2020
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ROME (Civitavecchia) To AMSTERDAM
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    May 06 2020
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Excursions in LISBON

Baroque Lisbon & the Art of the Tiles

Explore the finest Baroque art in Lisbon and the history of the famous Portuguese tiles during this half-day excursion to the Estrela Basilica and Museu do Azulejo.


Estrela Basilica

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Estrela Basilica. During your guided visit, view the impressive interior highlighted by marble of various colours on the walls and flooring, the famous Christmas Crib by Machado de Castro and the mausoleum of the founder, Queen Maria I.


Museu do Azulejo

Next, re-board your coach for the approximately 45-minute sightseeing drive to the Tiles Museum, or 'Museu do Azulejo'. Upon arrival, explore the 500-year history of the famous Portuguese tiles, or 'azulejos'. The museum is highlighted by gilded carvings, 'azulejos', marble, precious Brazilian woods, and a very long panel of tiles depicting the city of Lisbon in the year 1700.


Some free time is made available to browse the Museum Shop for souvenirs, or relax in the lovely gardens or original cafeteria adorned with curious old kitchen tiles. Following your visit, re-board the coach for the approximately 30-minute return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking.

Lisbon & the Gulbenkian Museum

Discover one of the world's great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for visitors. View the lovely architecture and historic treasures of this city during this scenic tour and visit to the Gulbenkian Museum.


Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Gulbenkian Museum, one of Lisbon's finest museums.


Gulbenkian Museum

Nestled amidst lushly-landscaped grounds, this modern, multi-million-dollar centre opened in 1969 as part of the Gulbenkian Foundation. This world-class museum is named after Armenian oil tycoon Calouste Gulbenkian, whose donation of a sizeable private collection led to its establishment.


During a guided tour, see exhibits dedicated to ancient Oriental, Greco-Roman and European art that encompasses collections of paintings, sculpture, decorative art and jewellery. The range of items displayed represent cultures from around 2800 B.C. to the middle of the 20th century.


Lisbon City Tour

Next, re-board your coach for a drive through the city centre; past Rossio Square and the mile-long Avenida da Liberdade en route to the Alto do Parque Belvedere. A photo stop is made here for spectacular views over the city and the harbour.


From here, a drive through Lisbon's city centre takes you to the Belém District, one of the few places in the city that were not devastated by the Earthquake of 1755. Upon arrival, proceed to the Jeronimos Monastery.


Jeronimos Monastery

This 16th-century architectural masterpiece was created in the Gothic-Manueline style, and paid for with the riches brought back by Portuguese explorers. After a guided visit to the monastery's church, re-board your coach for the drive to the Belém Tower.


Belém Tower

A drive by Lisbon's prominent landmark whilst standing by the bank of the Tagus River. Centuries ago, Portuguese explorers were given a rousing send-off from this lavishly-decorated tower.


Monument to the Discoveries

Your tour concludes with a photo stop at the Monument of the Discoveries. This monumental sculpture commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry, the mastermind navigator behind Portugal's voyages of discovery and subsequent wealth.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or who utilize a wheelchair. The tour sequence may operate in reverse. On Mondays, only an outside explantion of the Jeronimos Monument can be done as the Monument and Church are closed. On morning calls, only an outside visit of the Jeronimos Monument can be executed.

Lisbon and UNESCO Jerónimos Monastery (Limited Mobility Friendly)

This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is specially designed for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair or a scooter.

This Lisbon shore excursion gives you a perfect overview of the charming Portuguese capital city. Enjoy a memorable driving tour of the heart of Lisbon, visit the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site Jerónimos Monastery, and capture beautiful memorable photos at the picturesque viewpoints Miradouro de Sao Pedro & Miradouro das Portas do Sol. This tour makes the hilly capital of Portugal flat and comfortable.


Lisbon scenic drive and highlights

Start your tour by meeting your tour guide accessible van at the Lisbon cruise dock. From here, you will head out on a scenic drive through the heart of Lisbon. During this part of your tour, you will see the best and most cherished highlights of the city. You will experience the vibrant Baixa area which is the commercial and historic heart of the city. The area is peppered with Portugal's unique "palombine" and neo-classical architecture, and bustling with people, pedestrianized streets and trendy shops. You will also see Lisbon's Lower Town, the unique Santa Justa Lift and of course the Rossio Square.


Miradouro de Sao Pedro, Bairro Alto Parish, Tower of Belem, Tagus River

Your first stop of the day will be at Miradouro de Sao Pedro. This is a spectacular panoramic view point that will give you a breathtaking overview of Lisbon.

Following this, you will make your way through the authentic, traditional Bairro Alto Parish. You will have an opportunity to see the beautiful 18th century Estrela Basilica, follow the famous old wooden tram No. 28, and experience Palácio de São Bento which is the home to the Portuguese Parliament.

Driving through Belem, you will see the Tagus River, the embarking point for Vasco de Gama's great discoveries, the iconic Monument of Discoveries, and the fortified Tower of Belem - Lisbon's post-card landmark.


UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jerónimos Monastery

Your tour continues to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jerónimos Monastery. Here, you will enjoy an interior visit, escorted by your tour guide who will be sharing the history of the Monastery and the fascinating architecture that resulted from Portugal's immense wealth from commerce.

As you return to the city center of Lisbon, you will enjoy a drive along the River Tagus with a view of the April 25th Bridge, Christ the King statue, Praca do Commercio and the port of Lisbon.


Afterwards, return to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is specially designed for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair or a scooter. Full time wheelchair users, are kindly requested to contact shoreconcierge@silversea.com <mailto:shoreconcierge@silversea.com> in order to provide further details and determine if the tour is suitable for them. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. An accessible vehicle with a wheelchair lift or ramp will be used for transportation. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. A minimum participation of 6 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

National Tile Museum & Tile Workshop

The National Tile Museum was established in 1965 and became a National Museum in 1980. It is located in the former Convent of Madre Deus, founded by Queen D. Leonor in 1509. The Museum went through different building campaigns that involved transformations such as in its 16th-century mannerist cloister; the church which is decorated with remarkable sets of paintings and tiles; the sacristy featuring a Brazilian wood display cabinet and carved wood frames with paintings; the high choir with rich carved gilt wood embellishments; the Chapel of Saint Anthony with an 18th century Baroque decoration and a significant number of canvases by the painter André Gonçalves.

The museum collection features decorative ceramic tiles or "azulejos" from the second half of the 15th century to the present-day. Besides tiles, it includes ceramics, porcelain and faience from the 19th to the 20th century. Its permanent exhibition starts with a display of the materials and techniques used for manufacturing tiles.

Enjoy a guided visit with an expert to this fascinating museum followed by a Tile Workshop, where you will learn the techniques and have the chance to paint your own tile (possibility to have this on the following day, as it has to be boiled). You will then have a tea with local pastries in the lovely winter garden.

Panoramic Lisbon & Tagus River Cruise

Explore Lisbon from a unique perspective during this picturesque tour of the city via river boat and bus. Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America to Asia. The former launch pad for many of the world's greatest voyages is now where modern travelers discover its history.


Depart the pier for the brief drive to the nearby riverboat terminal, and embark your vessel for a scenic, 1.5-hour cruise along the Tagus River's estuary.


Tagus River Cruise

Along the way, discover the beauty and charm of Lisbon as seen from the river. See a Roman castle perched on a hilltop and a 12th-century cathedral in the centre of Alfama's Moorish District before passing under the spectacular April 25th Suspension Bridge. In the distance is the monumental statue of Christ the King, built to honour Portugal's neutrality during World War II.


Take a sail along the banks of the Belem area on your private boat. En route, see the 15th-century New Harbour and a memorial to Prince Henry. Your river boat cruise concludes with a look at the Royal Monastery of St. Jerome and the unique Belem Tower, built as a fortress to defend the harbour of the wealthy Portuguese capital during the 15th and 16th centuries. These historic buildings date from the Discovery Period and the reign of King Manuel I.


Lisbon City Tour

Upon returning to the river boat terminal, re-board your coach for a scenic sightseeing drive through the centre of Lisbon. As you proceed along the main streets and squares, a brief stop is made at the top of King Edward VII Park for spectacular views of the city and harbour. From here, continue past Pombal Square, the famous Liberty Avenue, Rossio, the very heart of Lisbon, and the historic Baixa District en route to the unique Comercio Square, which is located along the waterfront.


Your tour of Lisbon concludes with a brief return drive to the pier.



Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, including a 300-foot (91 metre) walk from the coach to the river boat cruise terminal over a cobblestone path. Guests are encouraged to bring a light windbreaker with them on board the river boat. During the cruise, orange juice, mineral water, finger sandwiches and petit fours will be served on board the boat. The tour sequence may operate in reverse. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this excursion. The river boat is fully air-conditioned and is wheelchair accessible.

Post Cruise Tour & Airport Transfer: Snapshots of Lisbon

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Discover the highlights of Portugal's charming capital city during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion through Lisbon.


The Alfama Quarter and Alto do Parque Belvedere

Depart the pier for the scenic drive to the Alfama Quarter, the oldest part of Lisbon. En route, your guide points out notable landmarks from your coach. Upon arrival, experience the ambience and intrigue of this ancient quarter's kasbah-like layout, which features alleyways and narrow, cobbled streets lined by closely-packed rows of Moorish-styled houses. From here, continue to the city centre, where a brief photo stop is made at the Alto do Parque Belvedere for magnificent views overlooking the city.


25 April Bridge and Christ the King Statue

Next, re-board your coach and drive across the beautiful 25 de Abril Bridge. The twin of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, it was built by the same company. Once across the span, another photo stop is made at the base of the Monumento Cristo Rei. This 361-foot (108-metre) statue portrays the Sacred Heart, and was inspired by the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro.


Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower

After crossing back over the bridge again, a brief exterior photo stop is made at the splendid Jeronimos Monastery, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece designed in the Gothic Manueline style. Leaving the monastery, continue on to the Belém Tower, a prominent city landmark that dominates the bank of the Tagus River. From the motorcoach, admire the lavishly decorated tower from which Portuguese explorers were once given a rousing send-off.


Monument to the Discoveries

Your last stop is at the nearby Monument to the Discoveries. This monumental sculpture was erected to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry, the mastermind navigator behind Portugal's voyages of exploration and subsequent fantastic wealth.


Leaving the Belém area, your tour coach will return to the port to disembark any participants who may be in transit to the next cruise before continuing on to the Silversea Hotel and finally to the Lisbon Airport.



Please note: This tour is available for guests with flights after 3:00 PM or those participating in a Silversea post-cruise hotel programme. Tour requires a minimal amount of walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and who utilise a wheelchair. There are a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. The sites on this tour are mostly viewed by coach; walking at the sites is at the discretion of each guest. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended. The order of sites visited and actual duration of the tour may slightly vary.

Quinta Da Regaleira & Tea At Lawrence’s

The Quinta da Regaleira is one of the most surprising of all Sintra's monuments. Located on the outskirts of the town, it was built 1904 e 1910, in the last days of the Portuguese monarchy. This romantic property formerly belonging to the Viscondessa da Regaleira, was acquired and enlarged by António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) as his favourite country estate. His vast fortune earned him the nickname of Monteiro dos Milhões, (Moneybags Monteiro). He commissioned this unique project of house and landscape from the Italian set-designer and architect Luigi Manini (1848-1936) whose genius, along with the mastery of sculptors, stonemasons, craftsmen who had formerly Palace Hotel do Buçaco, created this magical place. From here is a quick walk to Lawrence's restaurant where you will relax having an afternoon tea on a historic site.

Quinta da Bacalhoa Palace Wine Taste with Lincensed Sommeliers

Enjoy an expert-delivered wine tasting at the Bacalhôa Palace, headquarters for the Quinta da Bacalhôa winemakers that produce over 20 million litres of wine per year across Portugal. This excursion is your opportunity taste six sweet wines and also see beautiful city views of Lisbon, Portugal's beautiful coastal capital.


Quinta da Bacalhôa Sommelier-Delivered Wine Tasting and Bacalhôa Palace Tour of Interior

Depart the pier via coach, driving 45 minutes via the Parque das Nações (the modern part of Lisbon and the former Expo 98 site), crossing the impressively long, 17-km Vasco da Gama Bridge to arrive at Quinta da Bacalhôa.


Exit the coach and gaze in awe at the winery's home, the historic and stunning Bacalhôa Palace, with its Italian-style courtyards and gardens. Built in the 15th century, the palace was originally home to the Portuguese Royal Family and was converted to the existing winemaking operation in 1922.


Be greeted by your wine expert, a professional Sommelier of the local CVR (Comissao Vitivinicola da Região). In your first tasting, discover 6 different moscatel wines which are the specialty of the Setubal region. Explore the interior of the palace after your tasting before heading to your next destination.


Wine Cellar Tour and Tasting at Quinta da Bacalhôa

Next, drive to the Quinta da Bacalhôa wine cellars (30 minutes) to receive an introduction to other products made by this wine label. Your tasting may include the Quinta da Bacalhôa Tinto (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend), the Catarina White (blend of Portuguese white wines including Arinto, Fernão Pires, and Maria Gomes), or the Quinta da Bacalhôa Branco (a blend consisting of 50% Sémillon, 25% Alvarinho, and 25% Sauvignon Blanc).


Scenic Drive with Panoramic Lisbon Views

After you have sampled all there is to try, it is time to make your way back to the ship, taking a scenic return trip to the pier along the iconic 25th April Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Europe that hovers 230 feet over the vast River Targus. Enjoy this sweeping city view of gracious Lisbon and return to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking (500 m), including a few steps (approximately 5); with the exception of these steps the tour is accessible for those in wheelchairs. Guests with limited mobility may want to travel with a companion to provide assistance on steps - guests must be able to board and exit the coach on their own. This tour is best for guests at least 10 years old (children to be accompanied by an adult). Guests are recommended to wear casual clothes. Space on this tour is limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Romantic Royal Palace of Queluz & Portuguese Riviera

Experience the Old World splendour of Lisbon and a taste of the Portuguese Riviera during this picturesque tour of the mountainous region of Sintra and the fishing port of Cascais.


Depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute drive to Queluz.


Queluz Palace and Gardens

This charming Palace surrounded with lovely gardens, is a nice example of the Royal residences built all over Europe to imitate the court of Versailles.

During the 20th-century, part of Queluz Palace was used as the official residence of foreign heads of state when they visited officialy Portugal. Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II stayed here in 1957 and hosted a banquet in the Throne Room, a small replica of Versailles hall of mirrors.


Cascais

This pleasant coastal town is one of the main resorts on the Portuguese Riviera. Despite having become a popular tourist attraction, Cascais has retained some of the original charm from its days as a simple fishing village. Upon arrival at Cascais Bay, some free time is made available to explore the area and browse the shops for souvenirs.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking on cobblestone streets in Queluz and Cascais, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes as well as sun protection is recommended.

Romantic Sintra & Portuguese Riviera

Experience the Old World splendour of Lisbon and a taste of the Portuguese Riviera during this picturesque tour of the mountainous region of Sintra and the fishing port of Cascais.


Depart the pier for the approximately 45-minute drive by the scenic coastal road to Cascais.


Cascais

This pleasant coastal town is one of the main resorts on the Portuguese Riviera. Despite having become a popular tourist attraction, Cascais has retained some of the original charm from its days as a simple fishing village. Upon arrival at Cascais Bay, some free time is made available to explore the area and browse the shops for souvenirs.


Sintra

Next, your drive continues on to enchanting Sintra. Once a favourite of 19th-century European aristocrats, Sintra's fairy-tale castles and spectacular mountain vistas are considered a must-see for visitors to Lisbon. Some free time is made available for you to browse the shops at Sintra's main square before re-boarding your coach for the drive to the pier.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking on cobblestone streets in Sintra and Cascais, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes as well as sun protection is recommended.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Lisbon at your leisure during a full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. On turn-around days, this tour is offered to In-Transit guests continuing on to the following cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Lisbon at your leisure during a half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. On turn-around days, this tour is offered to In-Transit guests continuing on to the following cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Lisbon at your leisure during a full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. On turn-around days, this tour is offered to In-Transit guests continuing on to the following cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide Half Day

Explore Lisbon at your leisure during a half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. On turn-around days, this tour is offered to In-Transit guests continuing on to the following cruise.

Tastes of Lisbon & Classical Tram

Explore the rich legacy of Lisbon in a unique new way during this scenic and memorable sightseeing tour via classic tram and coach. From its oldest neighbourhoods, stepped alleys whose street patterns date back to Moorish times lined with pastel-coloured houses and wide boulevards with clanking trams, be introduced to churches adorned with ceramic tiles, restaurants and fountains.


Depart the pier via coach for the brief transfer to Martim Moniz Square.


Tram Ride

Upon arrival, proceed to Martim Moniz Square and board your tram for the approximately 45 minutes ride through Old Lisbon. This relaxing ride passes by the Parliament building, Black Hose Square, the venerable Se Cathedral and the Santa Luzia Belvedere, and offers splendid views of the Old City of Alfama and Tagus River. Along the way, sip a glass of port wine and taste a local pastry known as 'Pasteis de nata de Belem', which is served by waiters clad in traditional Portuguese costume.


Your tram ride then continues via Graça back to Martim Moniz Square. Upon arrival, re-board your coach and proceed to the Belem District. After a comfort stop at the cafeteria of the Maritime Museum, take a sightseeing drive through Lisbon.


Jeronimos Monastery

This 16th-century architectural masterpiece was created in the Gothic-Manueline style, and paid for with the riches brought back by Portuguese explorers. After a guided visit to this Unesco-listed monastery, re-board your coach for the drive to the Belém Tower.


Belém Tower

Drive by Lisbon's prominent landmark whilst standing by the bank of the Tagus River. Centuries ago, Portuguese explorers were given a rousing send-off from this lavishly-decorated tower.


Monument to the Discoveries

Your tour of Lisbon concludes with a photo stop at the Monument of the Discoveries. This monumental sculpture commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry, the mastermind navigator behind Portugal's voyages of discovery and subsequent wealth.


Following this scenic tour, return to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing are recommended as well as sun protection. On Mondays, only an outside explantion of the Jeronimos Monument can be done as the Monument and Church are closed.

Land programmes in LISBON

4NT POST-CRUISE: SIGNATURE COLLECTION PORTO & DOURO VALLEY

Lisbon - Porto and the Douro Valley


Ship: Silver Spirit

Voyage Number: SL200914011 (Post-cruise)

Sailing Departure: 14 September 2020

Program departure: 25 September 2020

Nights: 4 Nights

Disembarkation port start: Lisbon

Gateway Airport end: Porto


Highlights:

● Gastronomic Welcome dinner with wine pairing

● Rabelo boat cruise with port wine tasting

● "Enologist for a Day" - Make your own wine

● Vintage Train ride to Porto with 4-course gourmet menu and wine pairing

● Explore Fundação de Serralves, one of the highlights of Portugal for art lovers

● Dinner at the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Antiqvvm

● Explore Porto old quarter, UNESCO World Heritage Site

● Private visit to Taylor´s Port wine cellars

● Farewell Dinner at The Yeatman's restaurant hosted by Michelin star Chef Ricardo Costa


Itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive at Lisbon and transfer to the Douro Valley. Welcome Dinner at the hotel this evening.


Day 2 - After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Pinhão. The village is considered the geographic center of the Douro Demarcated Region and it is here that many of the producing estates of Port wine are located. Once there, you'll embark on a traditional Rabelo boat for a 1-hour cruise. Rabelo is a typical wooden vessel that was used for years to transport Port wine barrels from the Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia. In this cruise, you'll appreciate the Valley from the river perspective, while tasting some Port wine. Upon your arrival to Ferrão, you'll be escorted by Jeep to a winery with a history of over two and a half centuries. You'll do a wine tour with tastings and then experience being an "Enologist for a Day". Try something unique and remarkable, as you monitor the wine making process and create your own wine at the same time. Tonight you'll enjoy a dinner from Chef Rui Paula at DOC restaurant.


Day 3 - This morning you will board the Vintage Train, a completely redesigned and restored 1940´s train. Along with the most breathtaking views, your ride will also provide a unique food experience as a 4-course gourmet menu with wine pairing will be served aboard. Arrive in Porto, the capital and gateway to the north of Portugal. It presents an amazing geographical location that dances with the river Douro. Depart on your tour to the Fundação de Serralves, one of the highlights of Portugal for art lovers. Located on the outskirts of the city, the foundation's museum exhibits works by contemporary artists, including Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, and Gerhard Richter. Pritzker-winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza designed the museum. Dinner at the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Antiqvvm where you will enjoy a Degustation Menu with wine pairing.


Day 4 - This morning depart for a tour of Porto. You will visit Sé do Porto (Porto's Cathedral), the largest religious building in the city, that is both a historical and architectural landmark. Head down towards the river to explore the city's old quarter. UNESCO recognized this area as a World Heritage Site, calling it "a masterpiece of mankind's creative genius." Here you can visit the city's churches and monuments, situated on the banks of the Douro River. You will have a private visit to Taylor´s Port wine cellars with private tasting of the famous Port. Tonight, your Farewell Dinner will be at The Yeatman's restaurant hosted by Michelin star Chef Ricardo Costa and you'll enjoy an inspiring dining experience.


Day 5 - Today you will be transferred to the airport for onward journey.



Program Inclusions:

  • 2 O/N at Six Senses Douro Valley
  • 2 O/N at The Yeatman
  • Touring in private vehicles with A/C & PA-system with water
  • Local English-speaking tour guide on transfers and sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees at all sites as per itinerary
  • All meals incl. drinks
  • Silversea escort

Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

4NT PRE-CRUISE: SIGNATURE COLLECTION PORTO & DOURO VALLEY

Lisbon - Porto and the Douro Valley


Ship: Silver Shadow

Voyage Number: SS200409007 (Pre-cruise)

Sailing Departure: 09 April 2020

Program departure: 05 April 2020

Nights: 4 Nights

Gateway airport start: Porto

Embarkation port end: Lisbon


Highlights:

● Gastronomic Welcome dinner with wine pairing

● Rabelo boat cruise with port wine tasting

● "Enologist for a Day" - Make your own wine

● Vintage Train ride to Porto with 4-course gourmet menu and wine pairing

● Explore Fundação de Serralves, one of the highlights of Portugal for art lovers

● Dinner at the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Antiqvvm

● Explore Porto old quarter, UNESCO World Heritage Site

● Private visit to Taylor´s Port wine cellars

● Farewell Dinner at The Yeatman's restaurant hosted by Michelin star Chef Ricardo Costa


Itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive at Porto airport. Transfer from airport to the Douro Valley. Welcome Dinner at the hotel this evening.


Day 2 - After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Pinhão. The village is considered the geographic center of the Douro Demarcated Region and it is here that many of the producing estates of Port wine are located. Once there, you'll embark on a traditional Rabelo boat for a 1-hour cruise. Rabelo is a typical wooden vessel that was used for years to transport Port wine barrels from the Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia. In this cruise, you'll appreciate the Valley from the river perspective, while tasting some Port wine. Upon your arrival to Ferrão, you'll be escorted by Jeep to a winery with a history of over two and a half centuries. You'll do a wine tour with tastings and then experience being an "Enologist for a Day". Try something unique and remarkable, as you monitor the wine making process and create your own wine at the same time. Tonight you'll enjoy a dinner from Chef Rui Paula at DOC restaurant.


Day 3 - This morning you will board the Vintage Train, a completely redesigned and restored 1940´s train. Along with the most breathtaking views, your ride will also provide a unique food experience as a 4-course gourmet menu with wine pairing will be served aboard. Arrive in Porto, the capital and gateway to the north of Portugal. It presents an amazing geographical location that dances with the river Douro. Depart on your tour to the Fundação de Serralves, one of the highlights of Portugal for art lovers. Located on the outskirts of the city, the foundation's museum exhibits works by contemporary artists, including Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, and Gerhard Richter. Pritzker-winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza designed the museum. Dinner at the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Antiqvvm where you will enjoy a Degustation Menu with wine pairing.


Day 4 - This morning depart for a tour of Porto. You will visit Sé do Porto (Porto's Cathedral), the largest religious building in the city, that is both a historical and architectural landmark. Head down towards the river to explore the city's old quarter. UNESCO recognized this area as a World Heritage Site, calling it "a masterpiece of mankind's creative genius." Here you can visit the city's churches and monuments, situated on the banks of the Douro River. You will have a private visit to Taylor´s Port wine cellars with private tasting of the famous Port. Tonight, your Farewell Dinner will be at The Yeatman's restaurant hosted by Michelin star Chef Ricardo Costa and you'll enjoy an inspiring dining experience.


Day 5 - Today you will be transferred to the ship in Lisbon.


Program Inclusions:

  • 2 O/N at Six Senses Douro Valley
  • 2 O/N at The Yeatman
  • Touring in private vehicles with A/C & PA-system with water
  • Local English-speaking tour guide on transfers and sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees at all sites as per itinerary
  • All meals incl. drinks
  • Silversea escort

Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hotels in LISBON

SIMPLY HOTEL: INTERCONTINENTAL LISBON

Intercontinental Lisbon

Located between Eduardo VII Park, Marques de Pombal Square and the luxurious Avenida da Liberdade, InterContinental Lisbon sits at the heart of Lisbon society. With discreet refinement, contemporary design and expansive views of the Tagus river, this stylish new addition is the ultimate choice for experiencing Lisbon. Experience Portuguese heritage from the cosmopolitan flavours at L'Appart restaurant to the exemplary service of the concierge team, who will help you bring insider Lisbon to life.

LISBON SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

LISBON GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

GRANDE HOTEL: TIVOLI AVENIDA LIBERDADE

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade

The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade is a true landmark, delivering exceptional hospitality since 1933. Located in central Lisbon, one can unwind in the hotel's unique swimming pool amidst the fronds of its semi-tropical garden or relax in the variety of rooms with comfortable beds and signature bed linen which sets the hotel apart from other 5 star hotels in Lisbon.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.