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Lisbon City Breaks

Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, has an immediately likable atmosphere and a rich cultural background. To the west lire the stylish coastal resorts of Estoril and Cascais.

 

Insider's Tip

Take a stroll around Chiado, the trendiest area of Lisbon. While away the sunny days in the many cafes, galleries and bookshops, or wander around and admire the stunning examples of 18th Century architecture.

Where to Stay

Our Lisbon hotels are all centrally located; you might like to stay in the quiet area around the Parque Eduardo VII. Within walking distance of the Old Town and other popular attractions. The Lisbon Coast is 45mins from Lisbon, and is the perfect place to enjoy some of Portugal's finest beach resorts. 

 

 

 

Lisbon city map
 

Must See

 

must see in lisbon

Castelo de Sao Jorge The crown on top of the hill, originally built by the Moors and one of the most peaceful spots in Lisbon. 

Alfama district The oldest district in Lisbon: a clutch of ancient houses, churches and narrow cobbled streets that cling to the hillside.

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Must Do

must do in lisbon

Fado is the music of ancient Lisbon and famous throughout the country. During the evenings you can visit one of the many Fado bars and restaurants, enjoy a small glass of port or beer and listen to the local Fado singers accompanied by  classical guitar.

Enjoy the scenery during a serene cable car ride from Funchal to Monte before taking a toboggan ride back down to Funchal in one of the traditional wicker sledges.

 

 


Food & Drink

food and drink in lisbon

Located at the mouth of the Rio Tejo (River Tegus), Lisbon has a rich gastronomy influenced both by the sea and its imperial history. In the streets you'll smell smoky, roasting chestnuts and freshly-baked custard tarts, and in the restaurants they'll serve up fresh sardines and cozido (a tasty meat stew)

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Shopping

shopping in lisbon

Lisbon has an alluring profusion of boutiques, markets, regular street shops and large shopping centres. Along the Rua Augusta in Baixi-Chiado district there is a mix of international chain stores as well as small, traditional shops selling leather goods, jewellry and handicrafts. For funky boutiques and off-beat fashions, and if antiques are your passion, pay a visit to Bairro Alto. Other souvenirs available from this area include wicker baskets, embroidery, lace, leather and pottery. Portuguese wine and port also make lovely gifts.




Excursions

excursions in lisbonLisbon City Tour

Tour down Liberty Avenue to the Alfama district and along the riverside to Black Horse Square. Visits to Belem Tower, the monument to the discoveries, Jeronimos Monastery and the coach museum are all included, except on Mondays when the tour includes the Ajuda Palace or Fundacao Medeiros e Almeida museum.

Departs: daily. Duration: half day.
Adults from £35.

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