Europe’s second-oldest capital, Lisbon is an effortlessly elegant city, full of old-world charm. Built on seven hills – each one offering spectacular views of the city and River Tajo – Lisbon is known for its lively restaurant scene, coffee culture, spectacular scenery and as a home for the Arts.
- Explore the city of Lisbon by a private walking tour. Visit food markets, sample local products, learn about Portuguese gastronomy and sip on local wines as you learn of Lisbon’s past
- Visit the Old Quarter, Castle of Saint Jorge, Baixa, Chiado, and Bairro Alto and Belem districts
- Attend a bullfight (note that unlike in Spain, Portugal has outlawed the killing of bulls
SINTRA, CASCAIS, AND ESTORIL
Discover hundreds of years of history and culture in Sintra. Visit old houses converted into quaint handicraft shops, aristocratic residences, and the resplendent 19th-century Pena Palace – an incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes. Explore Cascais, a coastal town and former fishing village, popular with artists and writers thanks to its idyllic scenery.
Visit the towns of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril
- In Sintra, visit the Palacio da Pena, National Palace of Sintra and Convento dos Capuchos
- Stroll through the charming town of Cascais and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
- Before heading back to Lisbon, enjoy a panoramic drive through the Portuguese Riviera and visit the village of Estoril