Lisbon and Tagus Valley

Lisbon and Tagus Valley

Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal, is a city that offers a diverse array of experiences.  Despite its cosmopolitan atmosphere, each historic neighborhood retains a charming village-like ambiance, creating a unique blend of old and new.

Begin your exploration in the Baixa district, where the grid of streets leads to the stunning Praça do Comércio on the banks of the Tagus River. From there, follow the river’s course to uncover some of Lisbon’s most captivating treasures.

Discover the monumental area of Belém, home to World Heritage monuments.Explore the medieval quarters, and immerse yourself in the city’s contemporary leisure spaces, exemplified by the Parque das Nações.

If you venture to the river’s mouth, you’ll quickly grasp why we consider Lisbon the heart of Portugal. Along the coastal road, you’ll encounter beaches and beach resorts that seamlessly blend early 20th-century villas and hotels with modern marinas, inviting terraces, and world-class golf courses. Lisbon welcomes you!

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Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is a city steeped in history and culture, offering a wide range of unique and immersive experiences for travelers. Here are some unique experiences to enjoy while in Lisbon:

  • Day 1

    Fado Evening

    Attend a traditional Fado music performance in one of Lisbon’s historic Fado houses. This melancholic and soulful music genre is an integral part of Portuguese culture.

  • Day 2

    Explore Alfama by Tram 28

    Ride Lisbon’s iconic Tram 28 through the historic neighborhood of Alfama. This charming tram journey takes you through narrow streets and past historic sites.

  • Day 3

    Visit the LX Factory

    Explore the trendy LX Factory, a creative hub located in a former industrial complex. Discover art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, and street art.

  • Day 4

    Take a Vintage Tram Tour

    Hop on one of Lisbon’s vintage trams, such as Tram 12 or Tram 15, for a scenic tour of the city’s historic districts.

  • Day 5

    Jerónimos Monastery at Night

    Experience the beauty of the Jerónimos Monastery illuminated at night. This UNESCO World Heritage site is especially captivating when lit up.

  • Day 6

    Tile Painting Workshop

    Participate in a traditional Portuguese tile painting workshop to create your own azulejo tiles. Learn about this ancient art form and its significance in Portuguese architecture.

  • Day 7

    Visit the Berardo Collection Museum

    Explore contemporary art at the Berardo Collection Museum, home to a vast collection of modern and contemporary artworks, including pieces by Picasso, Warhol, and Dalí. We have amazing guides to accompany you!

  • Day 8

    Try Ginjinha

    Taste Ginjinha, a traditional Portuguese cherry liqueur. Visit the historic A Ginjinha bar in Lisbon’s Rossio Square for an authentic experience. We have also enjoyed this in Sintra.

  • Day 9

    Day Trip to Sintra

    Take a day trip to Sintra, a fairytale-like town filled with palaces, castles, and lush gardens. Explore the stunning Quinta da Regaleira and Palácio da Pena. This is one of our favorite places to visit!

  • Day 10

    Culinary Tour

    Embark on a culinary tour of Lisbon’s food markets, eateries, and pastelerias (pastry shops) to sample Portuguese delicacies like pastéis de nata and bacalhau dishes. We have the best “foodie tours”!

  • Day 11

    Visit the Museu Nacional do Azulejo

    Explore the National Tile Museum, which showcases the history and artistry of azulejos, the decorative ceramic tiles that adorn buildings throughout Portugal.

  • Day 12

    Discover Street Art

    Take a guided street art tour in the city’s creative neighborhoods, such as Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré, to admire vibrant street art and graffiti.

  • Day 13

    Ride the Trams to Belém

    Take tram number 15 to Belém and visit iconic landmarks like the Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

  • Day 14

    Sunset at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

    Enjoy a beautiful sunset at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, one of Lisbon’s best view points, offering panoramic views of the city.

  • Day 15

    Day Trip to Cascais

    Take a quick trip to the coastal town of  Cascais. Have lunch at one of the restaurants overlooking the water.  Perhaps you would like a beach day too!

Here are Some of Our Favorite Neighborhoods

  • Day 16


    Wander through the winding medieval streets. Visit São Jorge Castle and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Don’t forget to take in the vibrant street art scene.

  • Day 17


    Explore the elegant downtown district with its grand squares, shops, and cafés.

  • Day 18

    Bairro Alto

    Experience Lisbon’s nightlife in this bohemian neighborhood, known for its bars, restaurants, and live Fado music.

  • Day 19


    Discover the historic Belém district, which is the home to several iconic landmarks. The Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and the Padrão dos Descombrimentos are all “must see” places! The best pastries can be found here too.

  • Day 20

    Time Out Market

    What a great place!  Enjoy a diverse array of Portuguese and intercontinental cuisine in this bustling indoor food hall.

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