When In Lisbon - Lapa of Luxury
When embarking or disembarking your ship in Lisbon, Portugal, head up the hill away from the cruise ship docks into Lisbon’s most elegant suburb, the Lapa Quarter. There, you’ll find the Lapa Palace, a 19th-century Portuguese palace that was restored into an elegant Orient Express hotel.
A distinguished member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Lapa Palace features 109 beautiful guest rooms and suites, many dating back to 1870 but recently renovated.
If you’re not planning on staying in Lisbon for a few days before or after your cruise (and what a shame not to), then you can at least visit to stroll the grounds and enjoy tea service in the Rio Tejo Bar. Afterward, it’s a short walk back to the ships (five to ten minutes) or to the airport (25 minutes). Or, hop on tram number 28 for a charming way to explore more of Lisbon.