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3 Days in Lisbon: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2017

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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 head south into the Baixa district. Wander along the old shopping streets past elegant buildings with their tiled facades. At the other end of Baixa, you reach Praca do Comercio. Stop and have a coffee in one of the elegant arched cafes. Castelo de Sao Jorge has wonderful hilltop views. Wander up the old Moorish streets of the Alfama district or catch a funicular. In the other direction you'll find the lively Barrio Alto. Take the short-cut on the Santa Justa Lift. Wander through elegant Chiado district. This is a great place for finding small, family run cafes, great shops and good nightlife.

Day 2: Museums, Monasteries and the River Tagus

The western waterfront area of Belem on the River Tagus is full of museums, including a Naval Museum, an Archaeological Museum and a modern cultural center. The Torre de Belém a World Heritage fort dating from 1520, has river views of the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge and, across the river, the imposing Cristo Rei statue. Jeronimos Monastery is a late Gothic masterpiece, and the Pasteis de Belém is home of the Portuguese tart.

Day 3: Day Trips from Lisbon

Sintra is famed for its gardens and turreted buildings. Enjoy the beaches on the Sunny Coast or Portuguese Riviera. Visit the Estoril casino, the Bay of Cascais and the wild waves of Boca do Inferno. Fátima  is a Catholic pilgrimage site. Nearby are other pretty villages such as the medieval Óbidos and Batalha with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed monastery. If you like wine, head for a day in Evora, the Bucelas region, or Azeitao.

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Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
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Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Discover the history and natural beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip to Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos from Lisbon. One of the most ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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On this historical tour from Lisbon, spend a lovely day in the charming Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar, and discover the history of the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Lisbon, Day Trips
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the beautiful capital of Portugal aboard the iconic City Sightseeing bus tour! With a 24-hour ticket, passengers can hop-on and hop-off at any of the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon

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Enjoy a half-day trip from Lisbon to Sintra to see one of Portugal’s most popular attractions, the massive, gorgeous Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena), ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Lisbon in One Day Small-Group Tour, Lisbon, Half-day Tours
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Lisbon in One Day Small-Group Tour

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If you want to get to know Lisbon as a local, this small-group full-day tour is for you. Explore the Alfama quarter, the oldest in Lisbon, and see the city’s ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Arrabida and Sesimbra Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon with Wine Tasting, Lisbon, City Tours
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Arrabida and Sesimbra Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

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Enjoy time away from Lisbon on a small-group day trip to Arrabida and Sesimbra. Enjoy a drive along the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest in Europe. Visit ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Sintra Royal Palaces Day Trip from Lisbon: Queluz Palace, Pena Palace and Pena Park, Lisbon, Day ... 
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Sintra Royal Palaces Day Trip from Lisbon: Queluz Palace, Pena Palace and Pena Park

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Discover a world of fairy tale palaces and gardens on this full-day tour to Queluz and the UNESCO-listed town of Sintra from Lisbon. Once a decadent retreat ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Lisbon Small-Group Gourmet Portuguese Food and Wine Tour, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Lisbon Small-Group Gourmet Portuguese Food and Wine Tour

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Enjoy the flavors of Portuguese cuisine on a small-group gourmet Portuguese food and wine tour of Lisbon! Visit traditional eateries and taste some of ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram, Lisbon, Wine Tasting & Winery ... 
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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram

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Discover more on this Lisbon combo tour, which includes four hop-on hop-off tours for the most comprehensive Lisbon sightseeing experience! See Portugal's ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $33.80

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