Lisbon is the perfect place to visit for travelers looking for a quick getaway for a week. This charming cosmopolitan city with a vibrant nightlife and booming food scene is the perfect place to call home so you can explore the city and its environs. Depending on your interests, you can spend an entire week in the city center doing a deep dive into the historical sites and monuments, bars, restaurants and shops. Or if you to prefer to venture out a bit, you can add one or more day trips to your itinerary so you can discover the history and beauty of some of the nearby towns. With Lisbon as your home base you won’t have to worry about moving to other hotels and packing/unpacking. Even if you venture out of the city center for day trips, you can still make it back to Lisbon in time for dinner.
In the city center you can explore the historic Alfama neighborhood that is topped off with a 12th C. castle, ride the wooden trams that traverse the city’s narrow streets, visit museums that feature everything from paintings, to tiles to royal coaches, tour the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Belém Tower, and finish off by enjoying a meal at a top rated restaurant with chefs that are gaining worldwide acclaim and Michelin stars in the popular Chiado and Bairro Alto areas.
If you decide to venture outside of the city center, there are a number of wonderful towns you can visit that are just 45 – 90 minutes away. You can rent a car or book a private tour with your own guide/transportation. For more information on what to see in Lisbon, click here.
- Day 1: Arrive in Lisbon in the morning; sightseeing in the afternoon
- Day 2: Sightseeing in Lisbon
- Day 3: Day trip to Sintra, or Sintra, Cascais & Cabo da Roca
- Day 4: Day trip to Obidos, Nazare, Batalha & Fatima or Day trip to Evora with Wine cellar visit
- Day 5: Sightseeing & shopping in Lisbon
- Day 6: Depart Lisbon to return home
For more information on Lisbon day trips, click here.
Book a private tour! You may want to consider booking a private tour with an English-speaking guide. Private tours are a great way to make the best use of the limited time you have in each city. Your English-speaking local guide will make sure you don’t miss any must-see sights, and will provide you with the history and insights behind the places you will visit. For more information on all of our Lisbon City Center, Day Trips and Wine Tours, click here.
Photo credit: Turismo de Portugal / Photo of panoramic view of Lisbon and São Jorge Castle
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