About this holiday
Take a short break and visit the charming city
of Lisbon. This delightful capital city allows us
to stroll through narrow cobbled streets to the
castle, see where ships sailed for unknown worlds
and taste traditional Portuguese foods and wines.
Take a Tour
Built on 7 hills at the mouth of the Tagus River,
Lisbon is a lively and friendly capital filled with
sights and culture. A guided tour gives us our first
taste of this ancient yet cosmopolitan city with
an introduction to the attractions and wonderful
history. There are painted, ceramic blue and white
tiles everywhere, many beautiful churches and an
abundance of fountains. Afterwards we can spend
time discovering further sights, and, of course,
fabulous shopping opportunities or sourcing
out some Pastéis de Belém. Hot from the oven,
dusted with cinnamon and icing sugar, these have
to be the best custard tarts in the world!
Visit to Sintra
With a full day at leisure we can explore Lisbon
or alternatively take an optional tour to visit the
little town of Sintra as well as Cabo da Roca; the
most western point in mainland Portugal, Cascais
and its municipality of Estoril. The beautiful town
of Sintra is full of palaces and gardens set against
the backdrop of lush hills with many historic
mansions. Often said to be the ‘Disneyland for
grown-ups’ perched high above this UNESCO
town is the Pena National Palace with its beautiful
Moorish architecture and luxurious gardens.
The once sleepy fishing town of Cascais is now a
much-loved ‘playground’ with its winding lanes
peppered with boutiques, local fish restaurants
and small museums. The areas of Cascais and
Estoril are now mentioned as the most expensive
places to live in the country!
The hills may be quite steep but the views
The custard tarts!
Diverse and delicious food and drink
The picturesque parish of Belém
Sintra; with its palaces, mansions and gardens.
Hotel 3K Barcelona
Located just in downtown Lisbon just a short walk from the Campo Pequeno Metro Station and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, this bright hotel offers a cosy restaurant and bar.
The bedrooms are colourful and feature flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, minibar, safe, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.