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Best Restaurants in Sintra with a View
Located amidst Portugal’s verdant landscapes, Sintra beckons people with its timeless allure. This picturesque town, known for its romantic charm and historical significance, enchants those who wander through its streets and gardens. With all its wonders, from Moorish fortresses to imposing palaces, Sintra stands as a testament to the centuries of culture that have shaped […]
Tour of Porto, Portugal
Portugal, this beautiful small country on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, is a gem waiting to be discovered if you haven't already visited. And if you have, you know that there is always a new and unexpected experience or adventure in this endlessly fascinating country. From stunning beaches to charming cities, from historic […]
knights templar in tomar
Tomar is a historic city located in central Portugal, known for its picturesque beauty and rich cultural heritage. However, it is perhaps best known for its association with the Knights Templar, one of the most legendary military orders in European history. The Knights Templar was founded in Jerusalem in 1119, by a group of French […]
Romanticism in Portugal was a cultural and artistic movement that emerged in the late 18th century and reached its peak in the 19th century. This period was characterised by an interest in the past, a focus on the individual, and an emphasis on emotional expression. It was a time of great artistic and literary production, […]
lisbon street art tour
Art tours in Lisbon, Portugal offer a unique opportunity to explore the city's diverse cultural and artistic heritage. With its rich history and vibrant arts scene, Lisbon is a destination that attracts art enthusiasts from around the world. From ancient architecture to contemporary art galleries, the city has something to offer to everyone. In this […]
Fátima in Portugal
Fátima is a small town located in central Portugal, about 130 kilometers north of Lisbon. It is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year from all over the globe. Fátima is renowned for the apparitions of the Virgin Mary, which are said to have taken place […]
wine tours in portugal
Wine tours and tourism have been growing in popularity in Portugal in recent years, as more and more people discover the country's rich wine heritage and the quality of its wines. Portugal is home to a number of unique wine regions, each with its own distinctive character and offering a wide variety of wine styles […]
The Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal, is a magnificent example of the country's architectural and cultural heritage. Built in the 16th century, it is considered one of the most important monuments in Lisbon and one of the most significant examples of Manueline architecture in the world. The monastery is a symbol of Portugal's Age of […]
Porto in Portugal
Portugal is a country with a rich cultural and historical heritage, beautiful landscapes, and stunning architecture. It's located on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula and is known for its delicious food, warm weather, and friendly people. It's no wonder that millions of tourists flock to Portugal every year to experience all it has […]
Parque Eduardo 7

Lisbon is full of green spaces, where you can enjoy and uplifting walk and breathe fresh air. Whether you enjoy these parks in Lisbon alone or as a family, you are certainly spoilt for choice. Sun or rain, walking in these parks in Lisbon is always one of the best activities to do in the […]
Braga, Portugal
Braga is a beautiful city in northern Portugal that is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. The city has a long and storied past that dates back to Roman times, and its rich cultural heritage is evident in the many historical landmarks and monuments that are found throughout the city. […]
Are you in Lisbon for just a handful of days? Are you looking to book a private car or group tour from Lisbon to Sintra? Do you need a full day tour to Sintra from Lisbon - tomorrow? Are you looking for a half day tour today, this afternoon? Whether you're looking for a same […]
Cabo da Roca Tour
Beyond the most popular day trips from Lisbon, visiting Sintra, Cascais, Estoril and the Portuguese Riviera there are many other beautiful and fascinating parts of Portugal waiting to be discovered, only a short drive away from the city centre of Lisbon. Whether you are looking to escape to the beach for some sun, surf and […]
Sintra is a beautiful and magical town and UNESCO World Heritage Site located outside of Lisbon in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Its romantic, fairytale castles and palaces hidden amongst the mystical lush forests create an enchanting atmosphere that transports you back in time through one thousand years of history. From the Celts in ancient times […]
Tivoli Palacio Seteais Portugal
Sintra is the romantic, historic town located on the rolling mountain slopes of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The entire area, including the Sierra de Sintra, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short drive from Lisbon and Cascais, the stunning town and surrounding countryside provides a great day out with many activities, including […]
Lisbon Happiest City

In a recent report prepared by iVisa, and featured on the BBC, Lisbon has been ranked the happiest city in the world to visit. The report took 5 factors into consideration: life expectancynumber of sunny daysworking hourscost of livingfriendliness of the locals Interestingly, this contrasts with the last time the BBC ran an article about […]
How to get from Lisbon to Sintra in Portugal - Updated for 2022 with the latest times and costs. The main options include car hire (taxi/Uber/car rental), train, group bus tour from Lisbon, private car tour (your own car and guide). There is no public bus service between Lisbon and Sintra, as surprising as that […]
Estoril Coastline / Costa do Estoril A short stroll from Cascais is the stylish resort town of Estoril. Located at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a glamorous region historically known as the summer residence for royals, nobility and wealthy ‘Lisboeatas’. With its casino, golf courses, luxurious spas and fine dining restaurants, Estoril maintains its […]
Lisbon Santo Antonio Festival
Whatever the season, there is always a festival or event going on in Portugal, from traditional holidays, to music festivals, literary and culinary events, the locals know how to celebrate all year round. In Lisbon, the most popular events are the outdoor music concerts and religious festivals, with plenty of other cultural events to enjoy. […]
Pena Palace Tour
Sintra is only 25km from Lisbon, which makes it ideal for a day trip, or even a half-day trip if super pushed for time. There's no more efficient way to make the most of however much time you have available than with a private driver and guide. They can pick you up from your accommodation […]
Exploring the beautiful region of Sintra will provide one of the most memorable experiences during your visit to Portugal, with spectacular castles and palaces, historic villages and beautiful beaches to explore on the rugged Atlantic coast. The area also features a thriving restaurant scene, and whether you are looking for freshly caught fish and seafood […]
Marvila and Beato Some way out of the centre of Lisbon is the trendy, up-and-coming area of Marvila and its neighbouring district Beato, next to the Tejo river. This formerly downtrodden area of abandoned warehouses has now flourished into a thriving urban hub following its revitalisation over the past few years, with a growing entrepreneurial […]
Lisbon Wine Tours
Day Trips from Lisbon Portugal offers an ideal destination for wine lovers, and exploring the vineyards in the various wine regions around the country is a popular pastime. The wine estates range from modern to family-run, traditional and historical, some of which produce unique and rare varieties. If you are based in Lisbon, there are […]
web summit 2022
Welcome to all the visitors attending this year's Web Summit here in Lisbon, which starts on Monday 1st November 2022. The event is now officially sold ot with over 50,000 visitors expected at what has become the largest tech conference in the world. Web Summit says there are three main reasons to attend: incredible speakers, […]
Largo do Intendente
If you are fortunate to be enjoying an extended stay in Lisbon, it is worth spending time exploring some of the city's lesser-known sights and areas, beyond the beaten track. There are always new things to discover, and we’ve compiled below a few of these more unusual places and hidden gems that we want to […]

Markets are a prominent feature of everyday life in Lisbon,  whether you are seeking local organic produce, vintage fashion, second-hand books, traditional arts and crafts or antique furniture at a flea market, there is something to suit every taste. Some of the traditional markets have been around for centuries, occupying historic buildings or whole neighborhoods, […]


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