Lisbon Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Lisbon – Welcome to the capital of Portugal. Explore the hilly streets of this coastal city and take in the rich culture here. Check out the top spots to visit.

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  1. Kim and Wayne Peeters says:

    "Top 10 Takeaways" from our January trip to Lisbon Portugal.
    1. Accommodation: It is impossible to find a mid level priced hotel. Like our other trips, Air B&B' s are a good option; however, be prepared for chilly nights and mornings as most places have heaters but are not insulated. The Canadians were cold…yes we said it.
    2. Walking: Lisbon is built on 7 hills, so if you plan on walking the touristy streets along the Baixa, Bairro Alto, and St. George Castle area, get in shape. Kim and I are avid walkers of 10K steps per day, and we found it tough and exhausting.
    3. Transportation: Like our last trip, the Hop On And Off is always a great way to see the lay of the city. The subway's are super easy. Get a Viva Card and load it with about 10 Euros. That should cover you for some basic subway time. Yes, it even goes to the airport. There are two styles of tram cars. The older tram 28 takes you right up to St. George Castle and is always packed. Tuk Tuk's are also available. Negotiate with the driver during low season.
    4. Shopping/Fashion was good. Had taller type sizes for Kim and I . There are many Mercado's or markets on every corner selling fruits, veggies and inexpensive wine.
    5. Dining out: prices were not as cheap as I have seen on YT. Perhaps by Canadian standards, but after living in Adana for 5 months we found it more moderate than cheap. Good variety of international foods. You can only eat so much salted cod. Dinner does not start till at at least 7…even takeout pizza places do not open their doors till then. Restaurants do not usually sell chicken as it is considered a 'home' meal, so it is not on their menu.
    6. Sites: Explore the Baixa area with caution. It is a tourist area with all its trappings. High pressure hosts soliciting your business, people soliciting drugs (use is decriminalized), selling sunglasses, bracelets and the balloon lady wrapping a heart balloon around your head hoping to get a euro out of you.
    7. Architecture: Beautiful tiling everywhere. Look down and look up.
    8. Language: The amount of English was fantastic. Our tour guide was amazing. Unlike Spain where they dub Spanish voices over English TV shows, TV in Portugal has a lot of English programs with Portuguese subtitles only.
    9. Yes, pastry shops are everywhere. The custard tarts (Pastel de Nata) are awesome.
    10. Private tours are great. Go to Sintra, wear your Nike's, and experience the many shops, boutiques and the Pena Palace.

    Overall, it was a great trip. Little chilly, but fewer tourists.
    Wayne and Kim Peeters

  2. jjsep60 says:

    Been away from Portugal for 35 years going back to my roots in less then 5 days with my children and grand children.
    I miss my family and friends and the way of the Portuguese life, Love from Sydney, Australia.

  3. Janz Anton-Iago says:

    Great to see appreciation of Lisbon and its vibe. 😁☀️
    I wanted to share my Lisbon travel series, In the Mood For Lisbon: ​@
    I recently moved here in this city, really wanted to share my passion for this city. Enjoy!

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