A little something for everyone in this charismatic city in Portugal! Lisbon is Portugal's seaside capital. With so much interesting history, hilly narrow streets, nearby beaches, beautiful tiled buildings, and all the luxury shops you expect to find in every major city.
A ride on the historic tram is a must in Lisbon. Take the 28 tram to experience the ride on the beautiful hilly streets of Lisbon (the tram starts at the stop right by Hotel Mundial). Get off at the Portas do Sol Miradouro and enjoy the great views there and at the Miradouro Santa Lucia next to it. You can go back from here or keep going for some extra time on the tram.
Segway tour on the hilly streets of Lisbon? Yes! It was a little scary at first but a lot of fun. We opted for the Delicious Tour where we went to the highest point in Lisbon (Miradouro da Senhora do Monte) learned so much of Lisbon's history from our guide and also enjoyed snacks and tapas along the way.
I enjoyed walking around the Chiado neighborhood in Lisbon. It had a great vibe with pedestrian streets and many restaurants and shops. A day trip to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon is best with a private guide. We zipped into castles and were able to tour them early to avoid the crowds. Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira were my favorites! End the day trip with a stop at the stunning seaside town of Cascais for lunch.
Lisbon is an underrated European capital. It is one of the less visited but I would definitely add it to your bucket list if you haven't been. It is a lovely city with so much European charm and beautiful surrounding areas to explore.
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