Lisbon offers many surprises for those who come to discover this unique European Capital city. Lisbon boasts glorious architecture in an amazing/dreamy setting.
Welcome to Lisbon
In the Lisbon Region you will never be short of great things to do and see. Full of attractions, this region provides visitors with a unique setting for unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Lisbon is a city of light. The Tagus and the sun, nearly always present, make the Portuguese city a mirror of colour in which the architectural beauty and uniqueness of its buildings stand out.
Alfama/Castelo/Mouraria - what a colourful city! Charming ancient Moorish quarters with narrow winding streets and picturesque white washed houses, crowned by St. George’s Castle.
Bairro Alto - is traditionally Lisbon’s nightlife hub! During the day it’s a sort of bazaar with designer shops you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
Baixa/Chiado (downtown) - adds a special touch to Lisbon’s ambiance! Traditionally, it’s the city’s shopping hub and a unique place for leisurely walks. Don’t miss Praça do Comércio, the magnificent «Black Horse» Square with its Triumphal Arch facing the River Tagus, the Cathedral, the Carmo ruins, Chiado magical atmosphere with unique cafes and bookshops…!
Belém - the past empire’s grandeur! Portugal’s discovery of new ocean routes and faraway lands, known by its monuments: the Tower of Belém and Jerónimos Monastery – both unique heritages classified by UNESCO; the Discovery’s Monument, the Royal Coach Museum. There is also the Belém Cultural Centre that hosts many cultural events. Belém is a place for walks through the gardens and along the riverside, culminating with a delicious Belém custard cupcake, one of Lisbon’s most sought-after sweets.
Parque das Nações - in eastern Lisbon, also along the Tagus River, you’ll find Parque das Nações (former Expo 98), a large urban complex combining cultural, recreational residential and business activities, one of Lisbon’s focal points and an example of integrated modernity. Besides the many riverside gardens, you’ll also find unique infrastructures, such as MEO Arena, The Lisbon Acquarium - Oceanário, and the Casino Lisboa.
Cascais: The town of fishermen and kings. Beautiful sheltered bay, colourful painted fishing boats, yacht club, golf courses at Quinta da Marinha and Oitavos , 17th century citadel, museum and municipal park. Originally just a fishing village with good beaches, it has developed into a cosmopolitan international holiday resort with excellent restaurants, bars, boutiques and night clubs.
Guincho: A long open sandy beach, famous for fishing and surfing, with several excellent sea food and fish restaurants.
Cabo da Roca: The westernmost point of continental Europe. Spectacular scenery.
Queluz: A charming 18th century pink Rococo palace, described as Portugal’s Versailles. Portuguese Empire antiques and lovely ornamental gardens. The Palace Kitchen - "Cozinha Velha", is now a famous restaurant, complemented by an elegant Pousada.
Sintra: Full of romance, history and culture, Sintra is a living portrait of the harmony between nature and human presence, with a truly magnificent setting. One of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Portugal perched high in the hills and surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. Sintra, with its fairy tale palaces, baroque follies and unique micro climate has inspired many great writers and poets: Lord Byron called it a «glorious Eden». Visit the 14th century Palácio Real, with its magnificent chimneys ; The Moorish castle ; the Pena Palace - a pastiche of architectural styles ; the fascinating Gardens of Monserrate with 3 000 different species of plants and the Seteais (Seven Sighs) Palace, now a luxury hotel. Breathtaking visit to Arrábida nature reserve and the Setúbal dolphins.
Cross the 25th of April Bridge and the vineyards of the demarcated area Palmela. The Arrábida nature reserve is located on a mountain ridge from where you’ll have a view over the golden sands and the deep blue sea to the south and over Lisboa to the north. Depart from Setúbal for a sailing turn to meet the Setúbal dolphins, they are just as friendly, fun and smiling as you imagine. Enjoy a pick nick lunch on board while returning alongside.
Guests may do some shopping in Lisbon’s most fashionable neighbourhood - Chiado. This recently renovated area of Lisbon offers the most exquisite shops in a typical setting. The city downtown has countless stores and even the major brands shops are located at the Avenida da Liberdade, right in the city centre. One can also try the magnificent shopping centres we have in Lisbon: Colombo, Amoreiras, El Corte Inglés or Vasco da Gama. Antiquaries are also a good option for those who prefer special gifts with history.
In major town centres and in many shopping malls, they stay open during lunch hours, and close later at night, including weekend.Fine leather goods, lead crystal ware, porcelain, vintage wines, golden and silver filigree, pottery and specialist textiles are considered excellent buys in Portugal.
The Lisbon Region is the perfect golf destination. The tranquillity and satisfaction to be found on the greens are matched only by the quality, number and diversity of Lisbon’s Golf courses. The region’s natural features are a major attraction for this inspiring and invigorating sport. The nearly year-round sunny and temperate climate, combined with a striking landscape of ocean, beaches, rivers, cliffs, dunes and lakes make this a truly exhilarating experience.
Over 20 golf courses can be found around Lisboa. All courses are top notch – the only difficulty is selecting one.
Up and down the hills on a vintage tram
Get to know the city on board a vintage tram. Traditional yellow or bright Red with upholstered seats, velvet curtains & wine tasting service - we promise that the views around the corners are surprising.... wherever there are rails you are welcome to go up and down the hills all over the city.
Discover Lisboa driving
A GPS guide car it's a tour guide…a talking car…a trusty co-pilot…and a local on wheels. Imagine having your clients all driving these cars in big row and crossing the 7 hills of Lisbon or driving along the Tagus river front…. The coolest way to travel in Lisboa!
In the Footsteps of the great navigators...
Visit Belém - the monumental quarter of Lisboa.
From where ships set sail to discover “new worlds to the world” in the XVth and XVIth centuries.The first sighting of Lisboa for sailors lucky to return home was the defence construction – the Tower of Belém, still there to be admired. The neighbour Jerónimos Monastery is home of the memorial sarcophagus of the great discoverer Vasco da Gama. The XXth century Monument to the Discoveries depicts all the important figures of the golden age. From the top you’ll have the best view over land and sea......
Portuguese fame&fortune of the time is presented in the fantastic XVIIth & XVIIIth century gold plated coaches & carriages in the next door National Coach Museum. And, the delicious “Pastéis de Belém” will for many be the most important discovery made during the visit to Belém....
Lisbon - a panorama from the river
Welcome aboard !
The view from the river Tagus will give you a completely different idea of the city built on the hills. During a cruise of 1,5-2 hours Lisboa offers a variety of silhouettes, from the medieval Cathedral and Castle to XVIIIth century Royal Palaces and its monumental bridges. Visit also Lisboa’s most elegant inhabitants – the Flamingos with their rich pink feathers in the estuary of Tagus.
Rally das Tascas
A fun filled rally through Lisboa! Clients will visit all the relevant locals and they will savor typical Lisbon drinks.
Cooking or Wine lessons
A table set on the river
Invite your guests for a cruise and enjoy Lunch, Pick-Nick, Sunset Cocktail or Dinner on a Sailing boat, a Schooner, Traditional Ferry boat, a modern Yacht, a typical river Frigate.....
Lisboa offers the scenery to accompany the meal and the river Tagus calm waters to sail.