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Lisbon & Surrounds

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Introduction

Portugal's modern and cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon, is located on the Atlantic coast and has been extensively redeveloped since earthquakes levelled it in the 1700s. One of the highlights of any visit to the capital is a trip across the water to nearby Cacilhas, where an elevated statue of Christ, reminiscent of the one in Rio, offers stunning panoramas of the city.

Only 30 minutes drive along the coast from Lisbon, Cascais is a luxurious seaside retreat with a long history of eminent guests, while a short drive inland brings you to Sintra, a city of castles. The most distinctive, Palácio da Pena, gives the town real fairy-tale atmosphere.

Another popular site in the region is Autodromo do Estoril. In its glory days this racetrack was home to Formula One, until motor racing legend Ayrton Senna won the last ever F1 race held here in 1985. This rich historical legacy makes this the perfect place to start your visit, before cruising down the Tagus River into central Portugal.

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Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, Lisbon

Contemporary hotel from £570 pp

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offer

Stay 3 nights and receive 10% discount – Save up to £25 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

Matching its privileged setting, this city centre offering features a contemporary style that’s as welcoming as its exclusive rooftop bar.

Hotel Palacio Estoril, Lisbon

Historic hotel from £760 pp

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Stay 7 pay 6 – Save up to £85 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

Everyone from James Bond to Europe’s royal families have found a quantum of solace here, with guests welcomed by stately grandeur, a golf course, gourmet restaurants and an excellent spa.

Lisbon To London on Silversea

17-day stay & cruise from £7,810 pp incl. flights

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Includes $250 credit and Business Class flights
Book by: 31 May 2018

Enjoying Silversea’s industry-leading brand of ultra luxury, this curated itinerary will see you explore Europe in utter style. You’ll return from taking in both the city greats and lesser-known gems of France, Portugal and Spain to open bars and all-inclusive fine dining.

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Top itineraries in Lisbon & Surrounds

Pousadas of Portugal Routes

Tailor-made self-drive routes from £415 pp incl. flights

From castles, palaces, fortresses and monasteries, Portugal's Pousadas are spread throughout the country. The Explorer Passport provides five nights accommodation and breakfast using 17 of the most famous Pousadas throughout the country.

Lisbon & Porto in Style

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £910 pp incl. flights

Link Portugal’s pair of city greats with a scenic road trip, affording you the chance to explore the Douro Valley’s vineyard terraces and Sintra’s storybook beauty. And, exploring the cultural delights of Lisbon and Porto, you’ll stay in two of the country’s finest hotels.

Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,285 pp incl. flights

Combine Portugal's two greatest cities, Porto and Lisbon, with five days relaxing by the beaches of the Algarve. The UNESCO city of Porto has a rich and varied history, seen in everything from its Romanesque cathedral to its neoclassical Stock Exchange.

Lisbon, Porto & Madeira

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp incl. flights

Let private, tailor-made tours, stays in three of the country’s finest hotels, First Class rail travel and private drivers show you the best of Portugal. Alongside Porto and Lisbon’s heritage, you’ll also take in the Douro Valley’s wines, Sintra’s regal-rural beauty and Madeira’s endless sun.

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Top places to stay in Lisbon & Surrounds

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, Lisbon

Contemporary hotel from £570 pp

Special
offer

Stay 3 nights and receive 10% discount – Save up to £25 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

Matching its privileged setting, this city centre offering features a contemporary style that’s as welcoming as its exclusive rooftop bar.

Hotel Palacio Estoril, Lisbon

Historic hotel from £760 pp

Special
offer

Stay 7 pay 6 – Save up to £85 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

Everyone from James Bond to Europe’s royal families have found a quantum of solace here, with guests welcomed by stately grandeur, a golf course, gourmet restaurants and an excellent spa.

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra

Grand & elegant hotel from £925 pp incl. flights

Step back to the indulgence of Portugal’s aristocratic past with the Tivoli Palácio’s fresco-framed ballrooms, tapestry-furnished rooms and stunning grounds, complete with mazes and swimming pools.

Penha Longa Resort, Sintra

Contemporary resort

A sleek and contemporary resort with a fine-dining restaurant and a host of leisure facilities set amid 300 acres of lush gardens near Portugal's Estoril coast.

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Where to go in Lisbon & Surrounds

Sintra

Sintra, located further inland, is named after the mountainous range that stretches away behind the town. Standing proud on a outcropping of these slopes, Sintra's most famous landmark, Palácio da Pena, makes its majesty felt. Its pastel fairy-tale rampart is a bizarre concoction of different style…

Cascais

The Algarve is the most popular beach destination in Portugal, but those looking for a more exclusive seaside retreat often head for Cascais, only a short distance from Lisbon. This coastal town has long been popular with the region's elite and in its glory days drew many of Europe's royals. Althou…

Lisbon

Lisbon manages to combine centuries of charm with the metropolitan feel of a modern day capital city. Bairro Alto, the higher city, is a region buzzing with vibrant bars and restaurants linked to the lower town by the stunning Elevador de Santa Justa. When it was first built this street elevator wa…

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