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Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by Spencer (13 Aug 08 22:25)

Generally speaking you are docked well down the river, certainly not walkable. If you are docked in the normal place just walk two hundred yards or so north and you should come to a railway station. Trains into Lisbon and cheap and take you to the terminus Cais do Sodre from there it is possibly walkable but I would suggest the Metro. You can also go in the opposite direction down to Cascais a lovely seaside resort or just up the road you have Belem with the tower and the Jeronimos Cathedral and gardens. Or if you really want to be adventurous take the train then Metro to Estação do Oriente and visit the Parc das Nacoes, or Park of Nations It is the site of the Expo 98 and now filled with wonderful places to visit and things to do including one of the best aquariums I have seen and cost Admission € 10-50 OAPs €5-75 Look it up on the net. ... Neil .

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jones - Answered a Question by Spencer (13 Aug 08 22:41)

Can I also suggest a trip on the 28E tram? It snakes around a very scenic route and is an great way to spend an hour. Try to go on the non tourist train, it's cheaper and every bit as good. Ps - When you go under the Lisbon bridge dont forget to duck !!!! You will know what i mean when you do the sail away. Dennis J .

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Bradley - Answered a Question by Spencer (14 Aug 08 10:01)

You can get a cheap day ticket (Bilhete Turistico) which covers trams, buses and also the lift system which takes you up to Barrio Alto. We got our ticket in Praca Do Comercio (aka Black Horse Square) (close by the tourist info office) but you may also get one from the rail station terminus (as mentioned by Neil Down). We tried to get on the tram opposite the ships dock but apart from a big queue many tram drivers wanted you to have a pass or pre purchased ticket. We ended up sharing a taxi with another couple rather than waste time (not too expensive) and got dropped off in Praca Do Comercio (where,as I say we then got our day pass). Take a look at www.iknow-portugal.co.uk and select Lisbon area then Lisbon then tourist info on the right hand side. Lisbon is a great city but you need to read up before you go. The 28E tram is very good and, with the pass you can hop on and off as much as you like and see the sites. Suggest you pick up a tram map when you get the passes.

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Hicks - replied to Bradley (15 Aug 08 17:02)

That was a great help if you could offer info like this for Madeira, Tennerife,Gran canaria, Lanzarote, Virgo i would be most grateful.

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Bradley - replied to Hicks (16 Aug 08 09:04)

Vigo centre is walkable from the ship but as we went on an organised trip to Santiago De Compostella we didn't see much of it. It's too long ago since I went to the other ports for me to give advice. Have a nice cruise.

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