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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! In Lisbon, discover top attractions on various walking tours – visit the beautiful Alfama, Chiado and Bairro Alto districts, and see top sights like the 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. You will also have plenty of free time to discover more on your own and visit some of the places recommended by your local guide.

Highlights

  • 4-day, 3-night tour of Lisbon and its surrounding region
  • Admire the 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. Your first two days will be spent in Lisbon, discovering Portugal's capital city on small-group walking tours with an expert guide. Visit the city’s top attractions and take a ferry ride on the River Tagus during the day; then see Lisbon lit up on an evening sunset tour, where you’ll sample Portuguese tapas and liqueur at a local restaurant while enjoying a Fado performance.

Your third day will be spent outside of Lisbon, where you’ll 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.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour. Please note, the order of the itinerary is subject to change due to your arrival date.

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 to explore Lisbon at your leisure.

Optional (own expense): If you wish, you may join a small-group gourmet food and wine tour to visit traditional eateries and taste some Portuguese delicacies. Your guide will give you tips on how to appreciate Portuguese wine, pastries and food.

Accommodation: Standard or superior hotel in central Lisbon (your choice when booking)

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-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. Then 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 awaits you (food and wine tastings are included).

In the evening, explore more of Lisbon on a small-group 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 the castle of São Jorge. In Graça, enjoy a refreshing beer (included), 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 Ocean.

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 like the Sé de Lisboa Cathedral, Foz Palace, the 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.

Customer Reviews

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.

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