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Lisbon Escapade

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7 days

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private

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Getaway

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English & More

Overview

Lisbon, Portugal's dynamic capital, blends historical richness with contemporary vibrancy along the Tagus River. Its charm lies in winding streets adorned with colorful buildings and intricate tilework, while viewpoints like São Jorge Castle offer stunning panoramas. From the historic Alfama district to the bustling Baixa, each corner exudes unique character.... More

Lisbon, Portugal’s dynamic capital, blends historical richness with contemporary vibrancy along the Tagus River. Its charm lies in winding streets adorned with colorful buildings and intricate tilework, while viewpoints like São Jorge Castle offer stunning panoramas.

From the historic Alfama district to the bustling Baixa, each corner exudes unique character. Lisbon’s culinary scene, a fusion of tradition and innovation, delights food enthusiasts. With its timeless allure and undeniable charm, Lisbon invites visitors to explore its historic landmarks, savor its culinary delights, and soak in its laid-back atmosphere.

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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN LISBON
 DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN LISBON

Your Lisbon adventure commences with a warm embrace from Portugal's captivating capital. As you step off your plane or train, you're greeted by the crisp Atlantic breeze and the promise of unforgettable experiences awaiting you. Settle into your accommodations, whether it's a cozy boutique hotel tucked away in the historic Alfama district or a chic apartment overlooking the bustling streets of Baixa.

After dropping off your bags, take a leisurely stroll through Lisbon's charming cobblestone streets, where each step reveals a new layer of the city's rich history and vibrant culture. Allow yourself to be enveloped by Lisbon's infectious energy as you soak in the sights and sounds of bustling squares, quaint cafes, and colorful tiled facades. From the majestic Praça do Comércio to the winding alleyways of Mouraria, let Lisbon's diverse neighborhoods welcome you with open arms, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey ahead.

DAY 2 – PRIVATE TOUR OF HISTORIC LISBON
DAY 2 – PRIVATE TOUR OF HISTORIC LISBON

Embark on a half-day private tour that will immerse you in the captivating history and vibrant culture of Lisbon. Your journey begins with a visit to São Jorge Castle, perched atop one of Lisbon's seven hills, offering panoramic views of the city and the sparkling waters of the Tagus River. As you wander through the castle's ancient walls, you'll feel the weight of centuries of history bearing down upon you. Next, venture into the historic neighborhoods of Alfama, Baixa, and Chiado, where narrow alleys lead to hidden squares and charming cafes. Marvel at the intricate architecture of Lisbon's churches and palaces, from the Gothic splendor of the Sé Cathedral to the Baroque opulence of the São Roque Church.

Along the way, indulge in delicious Portuguese cuisine at local eateries, savoring the flavors of bacalhau, pastéis de nata, and freshly grilled sardines. As the day unfolds, you'll discover the essence of Lisbon, a city where past and present converge in a seamless tapestry of culture and history.

DAY 3 – DAY EXCURSION TO SINTRA, CASCAÍS AND ESTORIL
DAY 3 – DAY EXCURSION TO SINTRA, CASCAÍS AND ESTORIL

Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon with a full-day excursion to the enchanting towns of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. Your adventure begins in Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its fairytale-like palaces and lush gardens. Explore the whimsical architecture of Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle, nestled amidst verdant forests and rolling hills. Then, journey along the stunning coastline to Cascais and Estoril, where golden beaches, rugged cliffs, and sparkling seas await.

Relax on pristine sands, stroll along the promenade, or try your luck at the elegant Estoril Casino. Whether you're captivated by Sintra's romantic allure or drawn to the coastal charm of Cascais and Estoril, this day excursion promises a magical journey through Portugal's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures.

DAY 4 - BELÉM, THE EPIC OF THE DISCOVERIES
DAY 4 - BELÉM, THE EPIC OF THE DISCOVERIES

Today, delve into the pages of Portugal's illustrious maritime history with a visit to the historic district of Belém. As you wander through this picturesque neighborhood, you'll feel the echoes of a bygone era when Portuguese explorers set sail to chart unknown waters and discover new lands. Begin your exploration at the iconic Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site and symbol of Portugal's Age of Discovery. Built in the 16th century as a fortress to guard the entrance to the harbor, the tower stands as a testament to the country's seafaring prowess and maritime heritage.

Next, visit the nearby Jerónimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Manueline architecture. Originally founded as a monastery for the Order of Saint Jerome, it later became a symbol of Portugal's wealth and power during the Age of Exploration. As you explore its cloisters, chapels, and grand halls, you'll be awestruck by the intricate carvings and ornate decorations that adorn every surface. From the imposing Discoveries Monument to the delicious pastéis de Belém, Belém offers a glimpse into Portugal's glorious past and a taste of its sweet present.

DAY 5 - DAYTRIP TO ÓBIDOS AND TOMAR
DAY 5 - DAYTRIP TO ÓBIDOS AND TOMAR

Embark on a journey through time with a day trip to the picturesque towns of Óbidos and Tomar, where history and charm await around every corner. Your first stop is Óbidos, a medieval gem enclosed within ancient castle walls, where whitewashed houses and colorful flowers line the narrow cobblestone streets. As you wander through the town's labyrinthine alleyways, you'll discover hidden courtyards, artisan shops, and charming cafes serving ginjinha, a traditional cherry liqueur.

Be sure to climb the walls of the castle for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside before continuing your journey to Tomar. Home to the impressive Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Tomar invites you to delve into its Templar history and architectural splendor. Explore the cloisters, chapels, and Manueline windows of the convent, where each stone tells a story of Portugal's past. From the grandeur of the Charola to the tranquility of the Knight's Templar Garden, Tomar offers a glimpse into a bygone era when knights roamed the land and legends were born.

DAY 6 – LISBON AT LEISURE
DAY 6 – LISBON AT LEISURE

Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace as you explore Lisbon's myriad charms and hidden treasures. Whether you choose to relax on one of the city's beautiful beaches, browse local markets for souvenirs, or indulge in leisurely strolls through its historic neighborhoods, savor the freedom to create your own memorable experiences.

For a taste of Lisbon's vibrant culinary scene, head to the Mercado da Ribeira, where you'll find a mouthwatering array of fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses, and delectable pastries. Or, venture off the beaten path to discover hidden gems like LX Factory, a creative hub housed in a former industrial complex, where you can shop for unique gifts and enjoy live music and art installations. As the sun sets over the city's iconic hills, raise a glass of ginjinha to toast to the beauty and charm of Lisbon, a city that never ceases to inspire and delight.

DAY 7 – GOODBYE LISBON
DAY 7 – GOODBYE LISBON

As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, take a moment to reflect on the memories made and the experiences shared during your time in Lisbon. From exploring historic landmarks to savoring delicious cuisine and soaking in the city's vibrant ambiance, each moment has left an indelible mark on your heart. Bid farewell to Lisbon with a mixture of sadness and gratitude, knowing that you carry with you the essence of Portugal's captivating capital wherever you go.

As you make your way to the airport or train station, take one last look at Lisbon's iconic skyline, its red rooftops bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Depart with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and charm of this historic city, and with the promise to return one day to create new memories and relive old ones. Until we meet again, Lisbon, adeus and obrigado for everything.

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