Porto in northern Portugal is home to Port wine and a beautiful UNESCO-listed old centre. Though smaller than Lisbon, the city has many sights to see. Find all the essential information for your visit to Porto, including how to get around, hotels, restaurants, the feast of Saint John, and a Douro valley wine tour.
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Explore the Baixa with this self-guided tour. It covers all the places of interest, and some history facts, from the Rossio Square to Ribeira das Naus, a beautiful promenade by the River Tejo.
Nazaré is a coastal resort north of Lisbon and an increasingly popular destination among surfers and tourists. Details about the perfect day trip from Lisbon with suggested stops on route.
If you’re planning a trip to Peniche, here are some ways to spend your time. Visit the fortress, discover Portuguese traditions, venture onward to Cabo Carvoeiro, take a boat ride to the Berlengas Islands, relax on the beach, and enjoy fresh fish and seafood.
Summer is a fun time to visit Lisbon, and one thing you can be sure of is that temperatures will be hot. Here are some great ways for cooling off when it’s just too hot outside.
Central Lisbon is best explored on foot, and this great walk will take from the Bairro Alto to Cais do Sodré by the River Tejo, passing through Chiado. It includes viewpoints, churches, an opera house and a museum, cafés, and places where you can eat and recharge during your walk.
Discover Alfama on foot and catch sweeping views of the river and the city. All you need is some water and comfortable walking shoes for Lisbon’s steep paved cobblestone streets.
Do you have three days to see Lisbon? This is an itinerary especially designed for those planning three days in the Portuguese capital. It includes dinner at a fado restaurant and a must-do day trip to Sintra and Cascais.
Sintra and Cascais make the perfect day trip from Lisbon. From Sintra, venture onward to Cabo da Roca and see the westernmost point in mainland Europe. Then visit the stunning Ursa and Guincho Beaches, and finish off in Cascais.
Find out where to see the Christmas lights and decorations in Lisbon, including the twinkling shopping streets of Baixa and Chiado and the giant Christmas tree in Terreiro do Paço.
Mafra is renowned for its convent and palace, regarded as the most important Baroque building in Portugal, while Ericeira is a seaside resort, famous for its beauty as well as its surf break. This day trip from Lisbon is perfect for independent travellers.
A day trip to the city of Tomar is the ideal way to get out of Lisbon to explore the Convent of Christ, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the Castle of Almourol. You can take this trip either independently or as part of a tour.
Guide to visit Lisbon in August. Typical weather, annual festivals and events, and things to do in August.