LISBON – One of Europe’s oldest cities is the beautiful capital of Portugal, and is a destination full of cultural treasures and a unique ambience. Enjoy an 8-day vacation on the Portuguese Riviera where you’ll discover not only the main attractions in town, but also get to delve into local neighbourhoods and uncover its hidden gems. On your trip, visit the royal summer residence Sintra as well as other charming towns south of the Tagus river for an amazing experience!
Day 1 Bemvindo á Lisboa
Your journey to Carcavelos begins with a single flight into Lisbon. After settling in, you’ll have the chance to dine together with your fellow travelers at the hotel and get acquainted. (B)
Day 2 Lisbon – Bairro Alto and Chiado
Greet your tour guide at the start of the day, and you will be taken on a journey to Lisbon city. Hop onto public transport and arrive at Rossio Square, from which you can take Elevador da Glória up to Belvedere S. Pedro de Alcantara for a lovely view of the town. After that, wander through Principe Real square’s delightful gardens towards Bairro Alto. Here, discover narrow alleys winding their way through splendid palaces, lovely overlooks and places full of fado music. From the Chiado district, with its luxurious designer stores and charming antiques shops, venture to the historic Bica lift. The ride will lead you to Mercado da Ribeira market hall where you can savor Portuguese delicacies (not included). After a delightful lunch, spend your afternoon leisurely exploring Lisbon’s romantic streets via nostalgic streetcar. An unforgettable journey awaits!
Day 3 Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril
Visiting Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the start of each day is a great way to explore the many palaces, villas and parks it has to offer. One such place you will visit is “Quinta da Regaleira”, a romantic palace. Later on you’ll journey to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe with an incredible view of its grandiose and cragged landscape.
Day 4 Alfama – the charm of Lisbon
Alfama, the well-known romantic old district of Lisbon, is home to the impressive Castelo de São Jorge. The panoramic views from Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Largo das Portas do Sol are no less than breathtaking. Take a walk down Alfama’s small alleyways and discover both Sé Cathedral and Santo António Church, before sampling traditional ginjinha liqueur in a quaint store – an absolute must on any visit to Lisbon! Afterwards, why not take some time to explore Azulejo Museum and admire some of Portugal’s amazing ceramics? Finally, end your day with dinner at Cascais restaurant with your tour guide. (B/A)
Day 5 Free day
As you arrive, you can spend time on the wonderful beach or take a stroll along it. Refresh yourself in the hotel’s pools, both indoors and outdoors, as well as on the sun terrace. Alternatively, why not explore? Take public transportation to Lisbon (around 25 km away) or to Cascais (approximately 6 km away). With so much to discover, your tour guide will be delighted to point out attractions and activities for an unforgettable experience. (F)
Day 6 South of the Tagus: Setúbal, Sesimbra and Azeitão
In and around Sesimbra
Explore the mesmerizing Setúbal and head to the majestic castle for breathtaking views of the Arrabida Mountains and bay. Continue on to take in the impressive fish market with its abundance of local marine products. Take a meandering drive through charming landscapes to reach Sesimbra, a fishing town renowned for its long sandy beach and quaint old town. Treat yourself to a delightful lunch (not included) at one of many fish restaurants before continuing on your journey to Azeitão’s wine region. Discover new things about winemaking during a rejuvenating tasting session at a nearby winery before heading back via Vasco da Gama Bridge. (F)
Day 7 Lisbon – Belém
When visiting Belém, you’ll be able to explore two renowned landmarks from the Age of Discovery – the Jerónimos Monastery and Torre de Belém harbor fortress, both of which have been deemed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After that, why not try out a local delicacy; warm custard tarts known as ‘Pastéis de Bélem’ that have been prepared with a highly-guarded recipe since 1837! Afterwards, spend some time discovering the city for yourself – take a stroll through Mouraria’s former Moorish quarter, where Fado music originated. As your last night draws closer, enjoy it to its fullest with an experience like no other at a typical pub while listening to Fado melodies. Don’t forget to reflect on your multifaceted journey throughout Portugal afterwards!
Day 8 Adeus Lisboa
After breakfast individual departure to Germany. (F)
7 nights in a double room (DZ) with bath or shower/WC in the hotel “Hotel Riviera
small group with max. 16 guests
guaranteed from 4 guests
German speaking, local tour guide on all excursions and one evening
Mahlzeiten lt. Programm
Programme as described including entrance fees
Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles and public transport tickets during the 3 guided tours in Lisbon
What’s not included
Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
This tour does not include travel insurance. Please make sure you are adequately covered. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred provider, or check here to see what our Travel Experts recommend.
No insurance included in the price of the trip. We recommend the conclusion of a travel cancellation insurance.
Tips and personal expenses
Tourist tax per person/day: approx. 2 € (payable locally)