Estoril & The Lisbon Coast
Discover the beauty and history of Lisbon on one of our guided holidays to the capital of Portugal. Our holidays to Lisbon include return flights, accommodation, transfers and excursions. With an expert, local guide to show us the highlights of this magnificent city, we’ll be sure to get the most out of our holiday.
The Belem Tower is to Lisbon what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris or Big Ben is to London. It is the city's most photographed landmark and is a must-see for anyone visiting Lisbon. Built in the 16th century as a fortification to protect the city from attacks, the Tower juts out over the main waterway into the city, the Tagus River. The tower is a fantastic example of Manueline architecture, a unique Portuguese style that fuses late Gothic and Renaissance. On our trips to Lisbon, we’ll learn about the history of the Belém Tower from our expert, local guide.
Lisbon’s Monument to the Discoveries celebrates the Portuguese Age of Exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries. This stunning landmark was constructed between 1958 and 1960 out of cement and rose-tinted stone and depicts 33 famous figures from the Age of Exploration staring out into the Tagus, including Ferdinand Magellan, Alfonso the 5th and Vasco da Gama. On our holidays to Portugal, we’ll visit this awe-inspiring monument and enjoy plenty of time to take pictures and marvel at the depictions.
Just down the river from Belem Tower lies the famous Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and another beautiful example of Manueline architecture. The Monastery houses a number of famous tombs from influential people in Portuguese history including poets, presidents, and explorers. It is also the final resting place of Vasco de Gama, the first person to discover a sea route to India. We’ll visit the Monastery from the outside with an expert guide to tell us more about this famous landmark on our holidays to Portugal.
Formally named King Pedro IV Square, Rossio Square has been a popular meeting place for centuries. Located in the centre of the city, this beautiful square has been the stage of revolutions, bullfights, celebrations and executions. The square is lined with traditional shops and quaint outdoor cafes where you can sit and watch the world go by. Café Nicola, the square’s most famous café, has been around since the 18th century. On our holidays to Portugal, we’ll enjoy plenty of time to relax and take in the atmosphere of this popular landmark.
Lisbon is best known for the numerous world explorers that called the city home during the Age of Discovery and throughout the city, we’ll find numerous monuments and landmarks that tell the story of this influential time in history. In addition to the fascinating heritage of Lisbon, the city itself is extremely beautiful. With stunning pastel-coloured buildings, neoclassic architecture, mosaic-paved streets, and delicious local delicacies like the Pastel de nata, it’s no wonder Lisbon has become one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. On our holidays to Lisbon, we’ll wander the winding alleyways and quaint side streets of the Alfama and Bairro Alto districts, and see some of the city’s most impressive sites including the Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. We offer a variety of holidays to Lisbon including City Breaks and longer trips that include more of Portugal.
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
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