Lisbon Pre-Program

Explore the royal resorts outside of Lisbon, including the UNESCO-listed town of Sintra, and enjoy breathtaking views at Cape Roca.

  • Extend your holiday in Lisbon with Hurtigruten.
  • Visit the westernmost point of continental Europe.
  • Stroll through the romantic flower gardens at Monserrate Palace.
  • See the impressive Jerónimos Monastery.
  • Season

    Available all Year

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Booking Code

    LISCAPPRE23

Itinerary for your Pre-Program:

Day 1

Transfer from the airport to Sintra and enjoy some free time at the beautiful palace hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast, we’ll head to the beautiful Monserrate Palace and gardens, whose charms were sung by the poet Lord Byron. This imposing property was first built in the 18th century. It has since passed through the hands of several influential and wealthy owners, including William Beckford and Francis Cook. It was the latter who turned Monserrate into what we see now. While you stroll the grounds, discover this 19th-century idealism, inspired by Cook’s romanticism, featuring cascades, romantic ruins, flower gardens, and exotic plants from faraway countries.

After that, we’ll explore Cape Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Portugal, continental Europe, and the Eurasian land mass. On your cruise, you will explore several of Europe’s ‘Land’s Ends’.

The second part of the day will be spent in the cosmopolitan town of Cascais, which used to be a small fishing village. Stroll its cobblestone streets, shops, and the yacht harbor before proceeding to Sintra, where you will enjoy a delicious Portuguese meal. Before returning to your hotel, enjoy free time and explore Sintra’s town center.

Day 3

Leave Sintra’s lush mountains behind and head to Lisbon, where your ship awaits. Your first stop will be the historical quarter of Belém, where you will visit Jerónimos Monastery, a masterpiece of Manueline architecture. The building is widely recognized as the finest sight in Lisbon. It was built in the 16th century to commemorate the discoveries of Portuguese navigators. We will stop to take photos at Eduard VII park, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. In Baixa, you can walk the pedestrian area of Augusta Street, which connects Rossio to Commerce Square. Many consider it the most beautiful square in Europe. Your Pre-Program then comes to an end and you will head to the pier for embarkation.

Please note that the order of sites we visit may vary.

Practical Information

Included

The price includes transfer from the airport to the hotel (incl. lunch), two nights at the hotel in Sintra (incl. breakfast), transfer from the hotel to the pier, a 7.5-hour guided excursion to Monserrate Palace, Cape Roca, and Cascais (incl. entrance fee to Monserrate Palace and lunch), a transfer to the pier, and the 4-hour ‘Lisbon Highlights’ guided excursion.

Not included: Gratuities and dinner

Remarks/Requirements

The tour starts two days before embarkation.

Includes some walking on uneven pavement and cobblestone streets. This excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Minimum number of participants: 10

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the land adventure up to six weeks before departure.