Step into this 20th-century building near Montijo. When the home was built, it was one of the largest producers of wine in the country. The home features incredible tiles that depict members of the community hard at work with the wine harvest. Guests enjoy the surrounding gardens with small wooded areas to create a peaceful and private environment. The home has two double beds or two twin bed options. There are activities like horse riding, swimming pools, walking and hiking trails, and bird watching. Palacio de Rio Frio is your opportunity to take in everything Portugal has to offer.
A coastal resort town just west of Lisbon, Cascais is known for its beautiful, golden beaches. Choose between the beaches in the town, which offer calm, clear water, or head to the Atlantic coast for great surfing.
An easy day trip from Lisbon (30 min by train), the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra offers a fairytale landscape, complete with turreted palaces (Pena Palace), castle ruins, exotic gardens and cooling breezes.
First opened in 1892 selling fresh fruit, veggies, fish and flowers, this fantastic gourmet hall is now home to everything from those famed custard tarts to Michelin-star chef creations. A vibrant and fun place to visit!
Located in the neighbourhood of Belem, this is one of the most visited sites in the city, and for good reason – it is stunning. Built to commemorate the return of Vasco de Gama, it took nearly 100 years to complete.
The bohemian area of Bairro Alto is the place for go for nightlife in Lisbon. One of Europe’s most raucous drinking locales, it is home to student dives, traditional Fado houses, upscale wines bars and LGBT hot spots.
The annual Festas de Lisboa takes place throughout the month of June (extending into the summer) and features a full program of entertainment, including parades, music and dance in the city’s oldest neighbourhoods.
Considered one of the best aquariums in Europe, it is a great place to visit if you are travelling with kids. Featuring 4 huge tanks representing the different oceanic regions of the world, each one is teeming with exciting marine life.
An ideal way to explore the city, #28 is one of the classic trams that travels through the narrows streets of the Alfama district. Just look for the signature yellow colour (there is also a historical red version too).
This modern zoo features a large water pool for dolphin and sea lion shows, along with a reptile and snake house, and aviaries you can walk through. There is also a petting farm where kids can interact directly with animals.
Hard to miss this castle – it dominates the city skyline, looking out over the Baixa district. Originally built in the 12th century, the kids will love wandering along ancient ramparts and peering out from ornate towers.
This iconic tower and UNESCO World Heritage Site was built in 1521 to protect Lisbon from seafaring invaders. Today you can climb to the top and take in the views.