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  • Cafe A Brasileira
  • Monument to the Discoveries
  • Statue of Dom Pedro IV and The Bronze Fountain are always popular photo opportunities while on your Portugal vacation.
  • See the skyline at sunset always makes for a great photo opportunity on all Lisbon tours.
  • Alfama

Lisbon spreads across steep hillsides that overlook the River Tagus.  It is made up of tree-lined avenues, green parks, old and new neighbourhoods and narrow inviting streets.  The city is located on the Atlantic coast. Lisbon is recognized as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the cities in Europe, it has the warmest winters to be enjoyed on a Portugal vacation.

The heart of the city is the Baixa or City Centre. The Pombaline Baixa is an elegant district, primarily constructed after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. In the city centre, the vast Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square) is an imposing landmark.  Lisbon's main street, the Avenida da Liberdade is a broad leafy boulevard with upmarket shops, terminating at the circular Praca de Marques de Pombal. Nearby are the older neighbourhoods, Alfama and Mouraria, both retaining their charm with their winding alleys and azulejo-covered crumbling buildings that abound. 

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon.  It spreads down the southern slope from the Castle of Sao Jorge to the River Tagus. Its name, derived from the Arabic Al-hamma, means fountains or baths. During the Islamic invasion of Iberia, the Alfama constituted the largest part of the city. It became inhabited by fishermen and the poor and is made up of a labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares. It is an historical quarter occupied by Fado bars, restaurants, and homes with small shops downstairs. The Castle of Sao Jorge is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of Lisbon and the River Tagus. The strongly fortified citadel dates from the medieval period of Portuguese history and is one of the main tourist sites of Lisbon while on a Poertugal tour.

Mouraria is where the Moors were allowed to live after the Christian conquest of Lisbon in 1147, before being expelled together with the Jews three Centuries later. It is a very authentic Lisbon neighborhood, known as the birthplace of Fado. It had become a very rundown neighborhood, but major renovations have brought it back to life. Martim Moniz Square here serves food from all over the world, 

The hilltop district of Bairro Alto is a neighbourhood with many restaurants and bars which line the narrow streets.  Bairro Alto literally means the upper quarter and is the centre of the Portuguese capital's nightlife. The older homes here date from the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Alcantara is a suburb of Lisbon with a long history.  In the 16th Century, there was a stream here on which the nobles used to promenade in their boats. During the late 19th century, Alcantara became a popular industrial area. Archaeological findings have given rise to human presence in the area from the Bronze Age. The Romans also left their mark with the remnants of villas, camps and bridges still remaining such as the Alcantara Bridge and Viaduct. There are also several old convents which still exist which can be visited on a Portugal vacation.

Belem is famous as the place from which many of the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery. It is also home of the former royal residence, the 17th Century Belem Palace now occupied by the President of Portugal. Perhaps Belem's most famous feature is its tower, the Torre de Belem which was built as a fortified lighthouse late in the 16th Century to guard the entrance to the port.

Some cultural venues of note are the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga with its impressive national art collection including 14th-19th century European paintings, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum with its assortment of Egyptian artifacts along with paintings by the great masters such as Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, and Renoir and the Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum), one of the most important national museums with its collection of tiles.  Lisbon has a number of other cultural institutes well worth visiting on Portugal trips.

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Portugal vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Portugal.

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Lisbon, Portugal

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    This Portugal tour takes you to most of the country’s key heritage sights, lingering in highlights such the Algarve, and giving you time to enjoy the country’s beautiful beaches.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,146
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Discover Portugal: Lisbon to Porto

    This Portugal tour sets out from Lisbon, embarking on a weeklong journey covering the country’s best sites, including UNESCO World Heritage icons, places of pilgrimage, and splendid Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,643
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Images of Portugal: Small Group: Lisbon to Porto

    Discover the colour and history of some of Portugal’s oldest and most interesting cities and towns. These include the capital, Lisbon, the old university city of Coimbra and the charming second city of Portugal, Porto plus enjoy visits to a number of interesting sites.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,700
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • The North of Portugal Escorted: Lisbon to Lisbon

    While Lisbon gets a lot of the attention, this north Portugal tour opens up another beautiful corner of a fascinating country. Visit one of the world’s oldest universities, the burial site of Henry the Navigator, and heritage listed Oporto.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,181
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • The South of Portugal Escorted: Lisbon to Lisbon

    Discover the unique treasures of Algarve on this southern Portugal tour. Ideal for a short taste of the country beyond Lisbon, explore beautiful landscapes, Moorish history, and the flavours of this enchanting corner of Europe.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 889
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Algarve: Alfagar Alto Da Colina Long Stay

    This long stay program includes 21 nights at the 4-star Alfagar Alto da Colina in the Algarve, plus 2 nights in Lisbon. Choose from 2 select departure dates. This long stay program includes all transfers, assistance from a destination representative, and first class accommodations in a one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchenette.
    Duration:
    24 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 906
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays
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  • Discover Lisbon

    Stay in moderate accommodations as you explore the world-class capital of Portugal. Tour the city to learn about its role in the Age of Discovery and see its most popular monuments, like Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. You’ll also visit nearby Sintra to see the strikingly-yellow Pena Palace.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 417
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Eat + Drink Lisbon

    Discover the sights, smells and tastes of exciting and historic Lisbon. Enjoy a small group walking excursion to one of Lisbon's oldest districts that includes tastings along the way, then take a cooking class to test your skills in the kitchen with a professional chef.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 578
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Northern Portugal Self Drive

    On this self-drive, discover the diversity of northern and central Portugal. From cities, mountains, and green vineyards producing vinho verde and port wine, to the wild sea, historic monasteries, and storied universities. This program has it all, staying in first class accommodations, plus 7-day car rental with insurance.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 828
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Explore Southern Portugal Self Drive

    Discover Portugal from Lisbon, focusing on the sunny south of Portugal. See medieval cities, romantic palaces, UNESCO World Heritage sites, picturesque fishing villages, golden beaches and limestone cliffs. Stay 7 nights in first class accommodations, with a 7-day car rental including insurance, allowing endless options to discover at your own pace.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 679
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Highlights of Lisbon

    Be captivated by the charm and history of Lisbon while staying in first-class accommodations on this city stay in the Portuguese capital. Marvel at Belem Tower, learn about the history of Europe’s greatest explorers, and discover medieval palaces and the soulful sounds of Fado on this unforgettable city stay.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 640
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Iberian Inspiration: Madrid, Toledo & Andalusia to Lisbon

    Seen Barcelona and Madrid? This Spain vacation takes you into the country’s south, including imperial Toledo, Corboda, Seville, and beautiful Granada. Steeped in history, this historic region will fascinate you magnificent architecture, delicious food, and unique Moorish influences.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,135
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Lisbon: Pousada de Lisboa: Stays of Distinction

    Explore the city of Lisbon at your own pace, with privately guided excursions and deluxe accommodations. See classic monuments, scenic vistas and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this captivating city. Then, visit the pilgrimage city of Fatima, the big waves of Nazare, and the medieval town of Obidos.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,630
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Porto and Enticing Douro by River Cruise: Porto to Porto

    Spend 12 days exploring the charming region of the Douro River Valley, one of Europe's most unspoiled regions and Port country. Discover Porto, the beautiful City of Bridges, then embark on a 7-night Ama Waterways river cruise as you taste historic wines and soak up beautiful landscapes.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Porto and Flavors of Portugal & Spain by River Cruise

    Explore the fascinating city of Porto before embarking on an 8-day Ama Waterway river cruise along the Douro River. Taste your way through the vineyards, visit traditional quintas, and discover the timeless traditions of Portugal before ending your journey in neighbouring Spain.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,210
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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