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Lisbon District

Welcome to Lisbon District

On the right bank of the broad Tagus river estuary, the capital of Portugal graciously reclines over rolling hills. This is a spectacular geographical location and does much to explain the cosmopolitan history of the city. Its exceptional natural light, which has long inspired writers, photographs and filmmakers, the brightly coloured buildings straddling the slopes, the striking ochre of the roofs, the tiling on so many facades and the narrow twisting alleys of the medieval districts bestow Lisbon with the peculiar atmosphere of a city perched somewhere between the European north and the Mediterranean south.

Top 4 Things To Do In Lisbon District

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today's Europe. Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of the rare Western European cities that faces the ocean and uses water as an element that defines the city. Lisbon enchants travelers with its white-bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy-going charm that makes it a popular year-round destination.

Renowned for its glorious stretch of white, sandy beach, myriad of shopping opportunities and cosmopolitan vibrancy, the former fishing village of Cascais has reinvented itself into a refined seaside resort and one of Lisbon’s most sophisticated destinations. Snuggled between the sun-dappled shores of the Cascais bay and Sintra’s dramatic mountain range, this stylish coastal town is situated just a few miles from the mouth of the Tagus estuary and captures the attention of visitors year-round with its delightful maritime feel and contemporary charm.

Only 28km away from Lisbon, Sintra is primarily known because of the Pena Palace (Palácio de Pena), built in the 19th century in an eclectic style by the Portuguese king-consort Dom Fernando II. Close by, the Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle) is also an important landmark and a popular tourist destination. The town of Sintra itself boasts the medieval Sintra National Palace and several 19th century estates. Sintra and its surrounding mountains (Serra de Sintra) are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a popular destination for day-trippers, and can be easily explored while staying in Lisbon.

Lively and modern resort town adored by the Portuguese, Costa da Caparica has a simply stunning coastline, and is famed for its vast sandy beach, powerful surfing seas and wonderful natural scenery combined with quality infrastructure, all of which is less than 20-minute drive from central Lisbon.

Top Tours & Activities in Lisbon District

1H30 Craft Beer Tasting In Lisbon – 5 Beers Included

Visit 1 famous craft brewery or 1 classic brew pub. Taste 5 brewer styles sourced by a Master Brewer Portuguese, snacks and get an explanation of the manufacturing process and demystification of secrets and details of the various styles that will be enjoyed.

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Luxury Sailboat Sunset Tour Along The Tagus River From Belém, Lisbon

Come and enjoy with us the spectacular sunset seen from the river Tagus with its unique colors as you navigate in a romantic atmosphere in the company of those who want, giving to the magic of life.

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Old Town Lisbon Sailing Tour – Discover Lisbon From A New Perspective

Leave Lisbon's crowds behind and enjoy the city's famous sights aboard a beautiful sailboat with a cruise on the Tagus. Featuring wonderful panoramic views, famous monuments that honor the Age of Discovery, and impressively engineered bridges, this is a city tour to remember.

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2H Boat Tour Lisbon Sunset (Sailboat) – Daily Tour

Sailing on the Tagus River during the sunset is an unique experience. The city changes its colors, the sounds become special and the smells more aromatic. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy this moment!

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Full Day Tour To Sintra, Cabo Da Roca And Cascais From Lisbon

Join our small group on a guided full day tour from Lisbon to the village of Sintra, get inside two of Sintra's most famous attractions, Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. Then, see the impressive Cabo da Roca, and the charming coastal town of Cascais.

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Lisbon Bike Tour: Downtown Lisbon To Belém

Want something different? Experience Lisbon on a 3.5 hours tour that is active, yet relaxed. Let our team passionate local guides provide you with a professional and unforgettable experience. You will cycle through the hustle of downtown and along the beauty of the riverside, learning about the history and culture of this lively city. In the breaks, enjoy our delicious surprises!

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Old Town Lisbon By Eco Tuk Tuk

By Eco Tuk Tuk you have a completely different perspective from a car or by foot! It's perfect for Lisbon's narrow and steep streets.

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Sintra And Cascais, Palaces, Nature And Ocean Views – Private Full Day Tour 4X4

We will go off road to some beautiful views of the beaches and ocean. Visit some of the most beautiful palaces of sintra, get to know its natural charms and visit Roca Cape, the most western point of continental europe!

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Good To Know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.
"We had a great time in this Tuk Tuk tour!"
Me and my friend took this Tuk Tuk tour in Lisbon old city and was really a pleasure. The guide was quite communicative and knew a lot about the places where we went so we learnt a lot about that part of the city. Totally recommend it! :)

From Eco Tours With Local Guide In An Electric Car, reviewed by: Maria, 2017-05-17