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  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Make the most of your time in Portugal with this 3-night/4-day tour of Lisbon and its surrounding region. Spend all three nights in a Lisbon hotel, and enjoy tours in and around the city with an expert guide, in addition to having plenty of free time to explore on your own. Discover top Lisbon attractions including the Alfama, Chiado and Bairro Alto districts, and see famous sights such as São Jorge Castle and Our Lady of the Hills. Outside of Lisbon, visit Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Coast on a full-day trip. All tours are small-group, ensuring a personalized and valuable experience.

Highlights

  • 4-day, 3-night tour of Lisbon and its surrounding region, combining guided tours and free time
  • Admire beautiful São Jorge Castle and visit Lisbon's Chiado and Alfama districts
  • See Queluz Palace, Pena Park and Sintra National Palace
  • Enjoy free time in the villages of Sintra and Cascais
  • Drive along the scenic Estoril Coast with wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Three nights of hotel accommodation in Lisbon and some meals included
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Awesome way to immerse yourself in Portuguese culture! You take multiple walking tours in Lisbon, sample local food and wine, and listen to a Fado performance. You'll also venture beyond the city to historical Sintra, where the nation's monarchs once summered.

What You Can Expect

4-Day Small-Group Portugal Tour: Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Coast

4-Day Portugal Tour: Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Coast

Based in a standard- or superior-class hotel in Lisbon, spend four days exploring Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril region. Spend a couple days discovering Portugal's capital city on small-group walking tours with an expert guide. Visit top Lisbon attractions, take a ferry ride on the River Tagus, and see Lisbon lit up on an evening sunset tour, during which you’ll sample Portuguese tapas and liqueur at a local restaurant while enjoying a Fado performance.

Spend your other day outside of Lisbon to visit the beautiful towns of Sintra and Cascais, see Pena Palace and drive along the Estoril Coast.

When you’re not on these fantastic tours, you’ll have free time to sightsee on your own. Three nights of accommodation at either Residencial Portuguese (standard hotel) or Lisboa Plaza Hotel (superior hotel) are included. Breakfast each morning at your hotel and two dinners are also included.

See below for a sample itinerary with details on the tour components. Please note that the order of the itinerary depends on your arrival date, so Day 2 and 3 may be switched.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lisbon
Check in at your hotel in the city center, and then enjoy free time for the rest of the day to relax or explore Lisbon at your leisure. If you wish, you may join a small-group gourmet food and wine tour (own expense) to visit traditional eateries and taste some Portuguese delicacies. Your guide will give you tips on how to appreciate Portuguese wine, pastries and food.

Please note: The gourmet food and wine tour is only available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Accommodation: Standard or superior hotel in central Lisbon (depending on option selected)

Day 2: Lisbon (B, D)
After breakfast, explore Lisbon on a small-group guided walking tour with food and wine tastings. Visit the Mouraria district and learn about Fado, Portugal's UNESCO World Heritage–listed music genre. Walk around Rossio Square and Carmo Square, and go up to the top of the Santa Justa funicular. Walk through the old district of Chiado, home to boutiques and old bookstores, and compare it with Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s bohemian district.

Take a short ferry ride on the River Tagus toward Cacilhas. Your tour ends at a local seafood restaurant overlooking Tagus River, where Portuguese rice with shrimps and sparkling green wine await you (food and wine tastings are included).

In the evening, explore more of Lisbon on a sunset walking tour (March to October only). Walk along the former site of the Sant Antão gates (the old city's main entrance) and see the Casa Alentejo, which showcases the culture and food of the Alentejo region. Enjoy a short ride on a vintage tram to Our Lady of the Hills (Nossa Senhora do Monte), and admire the 25th of April Bridge, the Cristo Rei statue and São Jorge Castle.

In Graça, enjoy a refreshing beer, and then go to a local restaurant in the Alfama district to sample traditional Portuguese tapas, Ginjinha liqueur and wine while you listen to the rhythms of Fado. Outside the season, enjoy free time to relax, go shopping or explore Lisbon on your own.

Accommodation: Same hotel in central Lisbon

Day 3: Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Region (B)
After breakfast, set off on a day trip to Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril region. Pass by Queluz Palace on the way to Sintra and walk inside Pena Park, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, before visiting the spectacular Pena National Palace (Palacio da Pena). You’ll then have free time in the town of Sintra to explore on your own and have lunch (own expense).

Next, head to Sintra Natural Park, and then enjoy a picturesque drive along the Estoril Coast to see the cliffs of Roca Cape (Cabo da Roca) — the westernmost point of Europe — and visit the surfer's paradise of Guincho Beach. Pass by the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno) and stretch your legs in the fishing village of Cascais. On the drive back to Lisbon, enjoy the scenic views of the Atlantic.

In the evening, enjoy free time to discover more of Lisbon on your own.

Accommodation: Same hotel in central Lisbon

Day 4: Lisbon (B)
After breakfast, the day is yours to do as you wish. Shop for souvenirs, or visit monuments such as Sé de Lisboa Cathedral, Foz Palace, Jerónimos Monastery or the Monument to the Discoveries.

Hotel checkout is at noon; you may leave your luggage in the hotel storage room while you explore Lisbon on your own.

Please note: If Day 1 of your tour is a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, the visit to Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Region (as described above on Day 3) will take place on Day 2 and the itinerary for Day 2 (as described above) will take place on Day 3.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Inside Lisbon gave amazing tours of Lisbon and surrounding destinations. Thanks Viator for arranging my visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Excellent tour! Hotel Fenix was very nice! Guides Paulo and Nadia were fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Excellent tour and great value. We chose the Lisboa Plaza Hotel and it was excellent. Our highlight was the Lisbon walking/tasting tour made very special by our guide Paulo. It was the perfect mix of history, local insight and some good food and wine. The Sintra Cascais and Estoril Coast tour was also great and was a wonderful day out. The evening walking and Fado tour was also very good. We believe it was good value with plenty of time to explore Lisbon ourselves as well. The small groups ensured it was a very personal and enjoyable time and all the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour and it helped us enjoy this beautiful city and surrounds.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour is combination of several full and half day tours. It was really enjoyable and recommend it to all.
Hotel was in the best location.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Loved the tour but it's not really a 4 day tour; it's more like a 2 to maybe 2.5 days. The first days it's an "optional" youth with an extra charge that you can attend. Thanks to our airline we didn't make it and luckily we hadn't paid but this tour was a dinner tour

The next day the walking tour was great and there was plenty to see and do in addition to eating and drinking. The night tour that was the dinner and fado was SPECTACULAR.

The sintra tour was also good, just the right amount of time in each location to take in what they have to offer.

My main complaint was the hotel room; not so much the hotel because it's in a great location. But the room itself. The place was booked in a residence called "Roma." It's a step above a hostel. The beds are hard and the pillows suck (what else is new Europe; it's like they all shop in the same place). Don't expect room service or a spectacular services; it's a bed nothing more

The last day is left "for myself" so technically the first day is also a "for myself" tour so it's only a two day tour with an option for dinner the first day

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

This was a great tour!!!!! I highly recommend it! The first day, we ate, drank, ate, drank...and more! Inside Lisbon took us to awesome places, tasted great food, toured us around not like we were tourists, but as if we were one of their own. We became friends with our tour guides very quickly. Anica, Paulo, Nadia, Luis, and Francisco were all great tour guides, so if you get them on your next trip you will not be disappointed! The only reason why I did not give this trip 5/5 stars was because our hotel was not like other hotels we've booked. The staff was great and extremely nice and welcoming, but their rooms were more like my grandmother's house. A bit outdated, random 3 single beds when I asked for one big bed, and the breakfast included was just bread and coffee. So maybe you could get day trips through "Inside Lisbon" via Viator and book the hotel separately. That might save you money and you know exactly what hotel you are getting! Otherwise great trip!!!!!!!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

Better to book independantly than do this 4 day thing. I choose it thining value for money but hotel was terrible (not even 2 star). I enjoyed the walking tours bud Fado and dinner were poor. Sintra and Pena Palace were great but we were rushed through the other places, did not even stop at some places.

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