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Lisbon, Portugal: Europe’s western gate and sunniest capital

Your Lisbon Vacation is Calling

Lisbon Portela Airport is uniquely located within the city limits, making it very convenient if you’re flying in for a bit of tourism in and around the city centre. Once you land and get settled in one of Lisbon’s many choice hotels, prepare to explore Portugal’s ever-so captivating capital.

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Learning to surf

Learning to surf in Lisbon

Cascais is a short drive from Lisbon and home to some of Portugal’s most spectacular beaches and best surf schools.

Lisbon's iconic pastry

Pastéis de Belém

Pastéis de Belém serves the original, and many say best, version of Lisbon’s iconic egg tarts, known as Pastéis de nata.

Lisbon's Time Out Market

Lisbon's Time Out Market

Time Out Market, also known as the Mercado da Ribeira, is a fine dining food hall filled with Lisbon’s best food and drinks.

Night out in Bairro Alto

Night out in Bairro Alto

For great drinks, a bite to eat and a lively night out on the town, there’s no better area of Lisbon than Bairro Alto.


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Despite being Portugal’s capital, there’s a village feel that permeates this cosmopolitan city. Take Tram No. 28 through its prettiest historic neighbourhoods. Climb up to its many miradouros (viewing points) among its famous seven hills for stunning panoramic views. Or ponder lost loves while listening to fado’s tales of longing.

Lisbon Your Way

Great hotels are to be found in every part of this capital city. A stroll through Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood, is positively romantic. Stop to share a ½ L of vinho tinto (red wine) and some world-famous Portuguese seafood. Going out at night? The city’s trendy bars are in and around Bairro Alto or on the quays. Be sure to swing into A Brasileira for a coffee in the shadow of Fernando Pessoa’s statue, a homage to one of the country’s great poets.
Family playgrounds
Next door to the Jeronimos Monastery is Lisbon’s Maritime Museum with amazing model ships, an interactive children’s section and an adjoining planetarium. If you’re more of an active bunch, visit the Parque das Nações for its cable car rides, city biking, water gardens and bowling. Kids are into animals? Lisbon’s zoo has over 2,000 species to see, including a spectacular dolphin show. And if the weather isn’t cooperating, you can seek shelter at the and take in a puppet show.
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Diversity is a big part of what makes Lisbon special, so there’s something for everyone. For those who are into modern architecture, Parque das Nações (Nations Park) is a must-see in Lisbon. It was home to the ’98 Expo, and is now a residential, commercial and recreational area. For the more historically minded visitors, the Jeronimos Monastery is worth a look. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason, as it’s among the most impressive structures on the continent. And the city also offers an assortment of options for getting around. On the one hand, there’s a modern subway system that takes you where you want to go. On the other, the cute, quaint trams are perfect for a slow trek through town.

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Guided Tours in Portugal

Porto, Tapas and Flamenco
  • Guided tours map Porto, Tapas and Flamenco

    Porto, Tapas and Flamenco

    This coach tour surely brings out the best of the Iberian Peninsula. The first part of your journey is dedicated to the beauty of Portugal, from its cities such as Lisbon, Fatima and Porto, to its valleys and majestic rivers. Then, if you were not in love already, you are sure to fall under Spain’s spell! As you criss cross Cervantes’s land, you will visit some of its most impressive landmarks, savor its delicacies and experiences its culture first hand. Flamenco, anyone?

    11 days 9 nights 14 meals French       More details >

Portugal Your Way
  • Map of Portugal Your Way tour

    Portugal Your Way 

    Get to know Portugal on a journey through this charming country. Up north, taste Porto’s namesake wine and explore its enchanting, picturesque streets. Admire Lisbon from atop São Jorge Castle and get carried away by the sounds of fado in the Alfama district. Down south, the Algarve’s grottoes and rock formations jutting out from the deep blue sea will forever be etched in your memory.

    14 days 12 nights 12 meals French       More details >

The Best of Portugal
  • Guided tour map The Best of Portugal

    The Best of Portugal

    Let yourself be swept off your feet with this real pilgrimage in Portugal! Walk through the streets steeped in history of Lisbon, Porto, Sintra and visit the Jeronimos Monastery, the Convent of Christ, the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the world and the National Palace. You will have the chance to admire the picturesque panoramic view of Europe's westernmost coast, take part in a Port tasting and sail in the waters of Aveiro, the "Venice" of Portugal. The ancient architecture of these most popular places in Portugal will amaze you without a doubt!

    8 days 7 nights 14 meals French       More details >

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