Itinerary Highlights
  • Take a city-break and enjoy the singular charm of Lisbon
  • Your hotel, on the very chic Avenida de Liberdade, is a 19th-century house, with a modern atmosphere
  • Travel the city in the footsteps of a local, discover secret haunts according to your preferences
  • Access to the airport lounge, Fado show or sailboat ride on the Tagus: customise your stay

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Fly to Lisbon

Enjoy the ease of its lifestyle, its arty nonchalance and trams, its new creative boom... They all give the Portuguese capital its unique soul. Like Rome, the city is comprised of seven hills. Your legs will quickly get used to hopping from hill to hill, juggling the various tram lines. Stroll through the lively alleyways, never tiring of photographing the tall houses, their outsides lined with azulejo tiles; visit trendy galleries and designer shops in Bairro Alto; watch the river from the shaded plots, and listen to the fado escaping from the windows; get lost in the delightful and less frequented Bairro dos Actores, and descend to Belem to breathe in all the maritime adventure of Portugal from the docks.
Then take a leap back in time in the district of Alcantara with its red brick factories transformed into a high-tech complex. In a word, the charm of this city will quickly win you over.

Your hotel

Located on the very chic Avenida de Liberdade, the Regent Street of Lisbon, with its row of major international luxury brands, your hotel is one of the hip spots of the neighbourhood. It strikes a balance between 19th-century architecture and cheerful decor; everything is arranged as if it were a large private house to make you feel at ease right away. Antique pieces are interspersed with turquoise, lime, and raspberry armchairs. Head to the patio to swim a few laps in the pretty little pool, read, have tea, or sip a cocktail at the end of the day.

Pleasure food

Small bars, tiny restaurants, low-cost gastropubs or well-guarded pastries. Tasting a 'cozido', a kind of stew, at the counter of a bar; pushing the door into a chic fish market that looks more like a clothing shop; having a drink on a terrace; touring the pastry shops for a comparative survey of pasteis de nata - delicious and decidedly sinful custard tarts.
Include in your itinerary - The best way to experience the capital from the inside is to discover it with a Lisbon native. Your guide knows their city by heart, and likes to share their favourite haunts with travellers. During an informal stroll, follow them through cobblestone streets as they regales you with amazing stories, in search of small churches often closed to the public, well-hidden mansions, art galleries, and markets. Don't plan ahead, but improvise according to everyone's tastes and desires. You set the pace.
Optional - Dinner at Cantinho do Avillez Restaurant. The chef from Belcanto loves bistro cooking. He reinvents national dishes, topping plates with African spices; lovingly reworking these highly tasty pieces often considered 'low-brow', making sandwiches that are simply sublime.

Route

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Evening Fado

La Parreirinha de Alfama is one of Lisbon's most authentic fado addresses. Located right in the heart of the Alfama district, this is one of the oldest fado restaurant in the area (opened more than 50 years ago), just across from the Fado Museum. The origins of fado are shrouded in mystery. Some say it evolved from the singing of the wives of sailors who went to sea. Others say it can be traced back to the mournful cries of Arab prisoners who remained in Portugal after the Reconquista. Still, others say it was the laments of African slaves… For a decade, the desire for Saudade, the famous Portuguese concept of melancholy, has been gaining popularity, even among young people. The most famous of the performers was Amalia Rodrigues (who sang in this house), although new talents have emerged such as Mariza, Cristina Branco or Ana Moura.
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Sailing along the Tagus

Departing from the Belem area, you'll board a 39ft private sailing boat (with a skipper) for a cruise along the Tagus to the Santa Apolonia station area. Some of Lisbon's iconic sights and monuments can be discovered along the way: the Belem district and its tower; the 25 de Abril bridge; the Christ the King statue located on the south bank of the river; the Praça do Comercio, which is the gateway to the city centre; the hills of the Alfama district; the National Pantheon...
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With a few extra days


Discover Sintra, only 19 miles west of the Portuguese capital. Nestled in the forest at the foot of the mountain and in the heart of Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, Sintra has inspired many European artists with its natural beauty, including Byron. A holiday spot for the royal family until Portugal's independence, the region has many historical treasures. You'll see endless castles, palaces, parks and gardens during a stay in the Sintra region. Not to be missed during your trip to the region: the Pena and Monserrate Palaces, the National Palace, the Quinta da Regaleira, and of course the beaches of Macas, Praia Grande, Praia de Adraga, or the beaches on the coast of Cascais, along with the famous Praia do Guincho.
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A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £1,500 to £1,800 per person. All of our holidays are tailor made so prices will vary dependent on a number of factors, such as seasonality, level of accommodation and how far in advance you book. The final cost will vary according to several factors, including the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be shown on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £1600 per person.
  • Flights to and from Lisbon
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Private Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers
  • Priority clearance through immigration formalities before the return flight
  • Three-night stay in Lisbon in a deluxe double room with breakfast included
  • A private trip to Lisbon with our half-day excursion
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