View of the fields of Alentejo from the walls of the Portuguese town of Evora-Monte-Estremoz.

Insider’s Tour of Lisbon: One-Week Cultural Exploration

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

On this handcrafted one-week tour, you can immerse yourself in Lisbon’s unique culture as insider guides connect you to the city’s authenticity. A vibrant culture echoes through Lisbon’s colorful neighborhoods, fusing a millennium of history, a dedication to art, and a love for food. Uncover Manueline and Fado, explore fabulous odes to past centuries, stroll the cobblestones of today, and bask in one of the world’s most distinctive destinations.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the fabulous art and story behind Portugal’s unique Manueline style with an inside tour of Belem and beyond
  • Uncover Lisbon’s vibrant cultural roots on a walking tour through the historic city with food being the focus for creating local connections
  • Explore the majestic Alentejo region on a day trip, where vineyards meet whitewashed towns and a mysterious chapel of bones
  • Stroll through the vibrant culture of modern-day Lisbon and explore the city’s colorful neighborhoods
  • Marvel at some of Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, notably two Manueline monasteries that you will visit on a day trip north of Lisbon
  • Venture off the beaten path by visiting lesser-known Lisbon neighborhoods with experienced local guides, where you can gain an authentic impression of everyday culture
  • Be amazed by Lisbon’s food and art scenes, especially when you explore the city’s cobbled streets
  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of yesteryear with an intimate fado performance and dining experience

Detailed Description

You do not need to look for culture in Lisbon because the city’s culture will envelop you, breathing life into every street and creating authentic travel experiences whichever way you turn. Few world cities celebrate culture as engagingly as the Portuguese capital. Colorful neighborhoods have carried traditions into the modern day, and you can happily spend your days wandering the city’s cobbled streets. An artistic attention to detail is integral to the everyday life of the city, and Lisbon’s culture extends to an inviting culinary realm.

From history to today, this one-week tour has been handcrafted to reveal the many different sides to Lisbon’s culture. You can wander the cobbled lanes and immerse yourself in the city’s lively atmosphere before attending a fado performance that will introduce you to a distinct musical style and era. On day two, you will use food as a medium to uncover Lisbon’s roots with a private walking tour to famous and lesser-known areas. Then, traveling inside Manueline architecture with an artist guide will demonstrate Portugal’s great contribution to the world of art.

Evenings are the best time of day in Lisbon, and you will have an entire week of them. During days four and six, you can explore more of Portugal on day trips to magnificent attractions just outside of the city. UNESCO World Heritage monasteries will continue your Manueline journey, Alentejo’s vineyards will provide a peaceful time for your senses, and the whitewashed town of Evora will amaze you with its mystical Chapel of Bones. These day trips sandwich another leisurely day of exploring Lisbon’s culture with local guides. With a week in Lisbon, you can really dive below the surface, so, after seven days, Lisbon can remain a part of you.

Starting Price

$1,815 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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