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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

  • Lisbon, Landscapes and Beaches: Alentejo to the Algarve

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Unlock the treasures of Portugal and discover modern cities, charming towns, historical sights and pristine beaches. Be captivated by Lisbon's vibrant lifestyle, discover the rolling hills and medieval towns in Alentejo and experience the relaxing, laid back vibes of Lagos in the Algarve.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,600
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Southern Portugal Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this 8-day program, discover Portugal and the Algarve. Set your own pace and visit medieval cities, romantic palaces, UNESCO World Heritage sites, picturesque fishing villages, golden beaches and limestone cliffs. Stay in first class accommodations, including a 7-day car rental with insurance.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,156
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Explore Northern Portugal Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this 8-day self-drive program, discover the diversity of the north and centre of Portugal, from urban cities to mountains and green vineyards, from the land of Vinho verde and Port wine to the contrasting sea, historic monasteries, and academic universities. Stay in first class accommodations including a 7-day car rental with insurance.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,025
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Eat + Drink Lisbon

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 635
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of Portugal Escorted: Porto, Evora, Lagos & More

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: 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$ 2,418
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Portugal Deluxe: Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the best of Portugal from north to south on this journey to Porto, Lisbon, and the Algarve. Enjoy private guided tours in Porto and Lisbon to discover their history, cruise along the Douro River and enjoy a wine tasting. Finally, bask in the warm sunshine and sunny beaches of the nation’s south.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,273
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Iberian Inspiration: Madrid, Andalusia, Lisbon & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: This program takes you from the capital cities of Spain and Portugal, including cities in between like Toledo, Corboda, Seville, Granada and Estremoz. Steeped in history, discover magnificent architecture, try delicious food, and learn about Moorish influences. Your journey ends in Lisbon.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Small Group Touring
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Explore Northern Portugal with Air

    On this 9-Day air inclusive self drive program, discover the diversity of the north and center of Portugal. From urban cities, mountains and green vineyards, land of Vinho verde and Port wine, to the contrasting sea, historic monasteries and academic universities.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,689
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Portugal See Trip Details
  • 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, beautiful and tasty wine regions, and splendid Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,813
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • The North of Portugal: Fatima, Porto & Urgeirica

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: On this program you will travel through the diverse and beautiful cities of northern Portugal. Some of the highlights include Obidos, UNESCO monuments in Batalha and Alcobaca, Coimbra University, Porto and the Douro River, the Order of Templars in Tomar and so much more!
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,234
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Discover Lisbon

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 482
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Lisbon

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 598
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lisbon Signature

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Have an unforgettable time in Lisbon, the vibrant Portuguese capital. See an intimate side of the city with a private guide, then experience it at night, followed by a traditional Portuguese dinner and Fado show. Outside the capital, explore the romantic village of Sintra, medieval Obidos, and sacred Fatima.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,097
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lisbon: The One Palacio da Anunciada: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the city of Lisbon at your own pace with privately-guided excursions while staying in deluxe accommodations at a Goway Stay of Distinction. Visit classic monuments, admire scenic vistas, and enjoy the laidback atmosphere of this captivating city. You’ll also visit the pilgrimage city of Fatima, see the waves of Nazare, and explore medieval Obidos.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,493
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Portugal See Trip Details
  • 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$ 4,274
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Portugal See Trip Details
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