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Discover Lisbon – The White City

  • Lisboa City & River, Lisbon ©

    Spain & Portugal Lisboa City & River, Lisbon
  • Lisboa Belem Tower, Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Turismo Lisboa

    Lisboa Belem Tower, Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Turismo Lisboa
  • Lisboa Parque Nacoes ©Photo by Turismo Lisboa

    Lisboa Parque Nacoes, Lisbon
  • Palacio da Pena, Sintra ©Photo Joao Paulo

    Palacio da Pena, Sintra
  • Palacio da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal. Photo John Copland

    Palacio da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal. Photo John Copland
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Explore the sparkling White capital city of Portugal; Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city is a cosmopolitan centre that’s bursting with life. The city offers a contrasting combination.  Medieval facades, interesting Art-Nouveau buildings, typical black and white mosaic sidewalks give the city it’s name of the White City.  As bright yellow trams wind their way through tree lined streets, tourists and locals stroll through the old quarters, much as they’ve done for centuries.

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A City Rises

The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things, from enjoying a fresh pastry and espresso on a petite leafy plaza to window shopping in elegant Chiado! Lisbon’s beauty and charm cannot be understated and it is one of the most exciting cities in Europe with a colourful cityscape ready to be discovered. However, this beautiful cityscape was born out of tragedy. In November, 1755, an earthquake and Tsnuami engulfed the Portuguese capital and decimated the city. However, tragedy  bred innovation and out of Lisbon’s reconstruction, some of the first seismically protected buildings in Europe were created. The array of colourful buildings that rose from this event are like a rising sun that can seen from the many panoramic view points from this hilly city.

Portugal’s Hilly, Coastal Capital; Lisbon

Lisbon’s trademark are the rolling hills of the city. Like Rome, the seven hills are spread across the city offering various viewpoints of this captivating city straddling the wild Atlantic. Lisbon’s seaside location on Europe’s doorstep can only mean one thing when it comes to the cuisine. The world-renowned fresh seafood can be found all over the city. From uptown Michelin-starred restaurants to the cosy Tascas, the delights of the sea are in a plentiful in Lisbon. With Portugal’s colourful seafaring history, it is no surprise, cuisines from all around the world can be found in its capital, especially in Mouraria, a neighborhood known for attracting multiculturalism. From the curries of India to the Brazilian rodizios are at the top of the dining list for many Lisboetas.

Experience all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction and enjoy the laid back, serene atmosphere.


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Suggested Itinerary

Belém

Why not enjoy an unforgettable tour of one of Lisbon’s noble areas, Belém, also known for its renowned role in the Era of the Discoveries, featuring iconic buildings from the 15th and 16th century. Explore the beautiful Jerónimos Monastery built in the 1500s – the interior unveils a gorgeous Gothic-Renaissance style altar, as well as the tombs of many great Portuguese explorers. The Belém Tower and the Monument of the Portuguese Navigators are two unique landmarks of Lisbon. The stunning Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to the city’s sea-faring forefathers who left Lisbon to discover the Orient and the Americas.

Alfama

The steep, narrow cobblestoned streets of Lisbon’s Alfama district show the more traditional side of the city. With remnants of the 5th century city, it has hints of its upmarket Moorish and working class fisherman’s area history. With a distinct village feel, why not enjoy a ‘pastel de nata’, a famous Portuguese egg-tart in a backstreet café and experience the city without the tourist gloss.

Expo Park - Parque das Nações

Constructed for the 1998 World Expo, Expo Park completely rejuvenated the area into the modern face of Lisbon. Now renamed the Parque das Nações, it is home to the excellent Lisbon Oceanarium and a large shopping area.

Sintra

Around an hour’s drive from Lisbon, Sintra was immortalised by the poet Lord Byron as “Glorious Eden”. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on a slope of the Mountain of Sintra is the Royal Palace. Once the residence of many Portuguese Kings, it is well worth the visit. Sintra is excellent for shopping, souvenirs and handicraft, and offers a great location to enjoy time at leisure to explore local small shops and cafés away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon.


Suggested hotels

 Tzar Hotel, Lisbon ****

Located in the centre of Lisbon, the 4-star Tzar Lisbon is an ideal choice for short breaks and offers modern rooms with free WiFi. Each of the stylish air-conditioned rooms has a flat-screen cable TV, a work desk and a minibar. Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet, and the à la carte restaurant serves typical Portuguese cuisine, while the bar offers cocktails and light meals.


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All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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