Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It is located in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River. Lisbon is a metropolitan city due to its great importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, art, international trade, education and tourism. It is also one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic coast. Portuguese history is full of historical events and has produced some great explorers. Lisbon has one of the best climates in Europe: mild winters and hot summers.
The adventure already starts at the airport as the driver of the sidecar picks you up and takes you to beautiful spots in and around Lisbon. A van will bring your luggage to your hotel. The journey will take you through inaccessible, narrow streets with stunning views. A delicious lunch will follow this at one of the many typical Portuguese restaurants in the city.
During the trip organised by Double S, you will discover the oldest and nicest shops in the characteristic streets of this beautiful capital. Smell and taste the aromas and many flavours in one of the teahouses, and meet booksellers, local jewellers and a glove maker.
Taste the fantastic pâtisserie at real antique bakeries. Such delicacies!
Sunset in Lisbon certainly does not mark the end of the day! A typical evening starts in one of the Chiado’s cafes and restaurants. It is also possible to visit a Fado house in the evening with your group. These vary from elegant restaurants to taverns with live Fado artists. Fado remains an active and integral part of the city’s culture.
On the second day of your programme, you will break from the paved roads and leave the civilised world behind you. By jeep, you will head towards hideaways through the beautiful hills around Sintra. The lush vegetation in the parks of Sintra will amaze you. After enjoying an adventurous trip through mud and water, you will visit the beautiful Pena Palace, where a royal lunch awaits you.
At nightfall, you will dine at one of the beautiful venues Lisbon has to offer!