Lisbon Travel Tips

Flavors of Lisbon

By Viator, March 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Eating and drinking is done with a passion in Lisbon, from the local bars selling tots of port and the cafés offering breakfast of bica (espresso) or galão ? coffee served with lashings ...  Read more

Lisbon UNESCO Sights

By Viator, March 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 182 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Lovely Lisbon has two UNESCO World Heritage listed sights; the landmark Belém Tower is the symbol of Portugal?s 16th-century maritime power and perches on the Tagus River. It was completed in ...  Read more

Best Day Trips from Lisbon

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 170 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Lisbon is a dream to explore; just hop on Tram 28 or hire an e-bike to scale the city?s seven hills with ease. If time permits, there?s so much to see outside the city as well, from royal palaces to ...  Read more

3 Days in Lisbon: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3352 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Lisbon  is a city to get lost in, wandering steep, narrow streets lined with tiled buildings, and discovering hidden bars and cafes. Day 1: History, Hills & Local Flavor Start at Rossio and ...  Read more

Portuguese Wine Tasting

By Viator, March 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 469 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Portugal is renowned for its wines and fortified port wines. Tours head off from Lisbon to the surrounding vineyards and wineries, where you can see how the wines are made, get a feel for the ...  Read more

Fado By Night

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 129 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Fado is Portugal?s proud musical tradition. The often mournful melodies and lyrics of fado tell tragic stories of the sea and the hardships of life lived by the poor. Fado is linked to the ...  Read more

Alentejo Wine Region

By Viator, January 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 80 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Alentejo wine region sprawls across southern Portugal from the Spanish border to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic coast, curling round Lisbon and touching on the Algarve in the south. These ...  Read more

Baixa: Lisbon's Lower Town

By Philippa Burne , UK, September 2012

The main shopping district of Lisbon is Baixa , the downtown area which is literally down, being the flat part of the city between the hills on either side. Baixa runs from the river at ...  Read more

Exploring the Ribeira

By Philippa Burne , UK, July 2012

Ribeira, meaning river, is the area alongside the Tagus (Tejo) River in Lisbon . Being an important port city for centuries, the riverside is where so much of Lisbon life developed and still ...  Read more

Sao Vicente de Fora

By Philippa Burne , UK, June 2012

Just near Castelo de São Jorge, the castle on top of the hill in the Alfama district in Lisbon , is the impressive 17th century monastery and church of São Vincente de Fora. The ...  Read more

5 Reasons to Go to Evora

By Philippa Burne , UK, May 2012

Tours & Tickets

Évora is a beautiful city in Portugal with archeological findings dating back to 4,000 BC. With a well-preserved UNESCO-listed town center, some beautiful churches and plenty of ...  Read more

Recommended Restaurants

By Philippa Burne , UK, April 2012

Lisbon is a city of flavors with its little cafes, bars and restaurants that can stun you with just how good their food is. I think the secret is in the personal approach ? these are not big ...  Read more

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

By Philippa Burne , UK, March 2012

Sometimes just as interesting as a museum?s collection is the story of the collector behind it. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian is the legacy of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, a Turkish oil mogul and art ...  Read more

Lisbon's Elevator Nightclub

By Philippa Burne , UK, January 2012

Located in one of the best and most unusual pieces of public transportation anywhere in the world, the Lift Club is a small, hidden nightclub with seriously good views over Lisbon?s center. In the ...  Read more

Christmas in Lisbon

By Philippa Burne , UK, December 2011

This is a particularly family-focused time in Portugal with a big meal on Christmas Eve, gifts exchanging, then on to Midnight Mass. On Christmas Eve the generations of the family gather together in ...  Read more

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