Live like a local in Lisbon. Portugal’s colorful capital is home to old-world charm, breathtaking views, and pastries on pastries on pastries. Live like a local? More like live your best life.
Gazing upon ocean views and hilltop castles in Lisbon
Getting lost in the beautiful maze that is the Alfama District
Seeking out the best pastel da nata in the city (and the world)
Summitting a mountain to visit a storybook castle
Tasting fresh, local wine in a quaint medieval village
What you'll get
Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)
5 nights in handpicked accommodations
Expert Tour Director
Insider city tour with local guide
Day trip with guided tour of Sintra
- Day 1: Overnight flight
Cozy up on your evening flight to Lisbon and make sure you rest those legs—Lisbon’s so hilly that even its hills have hills.
- Day 2: Arrive in Lisbon + Welcome Dinner
Welcome to Lisbon aka “The City of Seven Hills.” And sure, that number’s inaccurate, but it’s a good indication of what’s to come. Settle in and meet you group—tomorrow we explore.
- Land at the airport and meet an EF representative.
- Transfer to your accommodations, check in, and start to meet your fellow travelers.
- Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your group at an authentic local spot.
- Day 3: Sightseeing in Lisbon
Let’s explore Lisbon with a local, shall we? This colorful Portuguese capital is home to classic European charm, breathtaking vistas, and a comfy coastal climate. No wonder it’s the oldest city in Western Europe—who wouldn’t settle down here?
- Traverse the labyrinth of Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon.
- Ride on the iconic yellow trolley that was imported from the U.S. in 1901.
- Day 4: Free day + optional Evora & Monsaraz day trip
Today, you can choose your own adventure—as long as that adventure includes eating pastel de nata. Get out of the city a bit, or bop around Lisbon with some of your new travel pals. In the evening, enjoy an included dinner with the group.
Free time suggestions
Belem Tower: Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belem Tower was built in the 16th century to fortify Lisbon and symbolize Portugal’s maritime power.
Jerónimos Monastery: Architecture buffs, stand up. Built in the early 1500s to honor Vasco de Gama, the site is now home to the Maritime and National Archaeology museums.
Evora & Monsaraz day trip (extra cost)
Tour Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then head to medieval Monsaraz for wine tasting.
- Day 5: Day trip to Sintra and the Portuguese Riviera
Join your group for an excursion to the picturesque towns of Sintra and Cascais. Look, we’ll be real with you—these places are literally what Instagram was made for.
- Live a fairytale as you tour historic Sintra with a local guide.
- Feel like royalty walking the halls of mountaintop Palácio da Pena.
- Visit the stunning coastline of Cascais village for lunch.
- Day 6: Free day + Farewell Dinner
Before you say “tchau” to Lisbon, you have one last free day to cross any final items off your bucket list. To cap things off, share some laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at in included Farewell Dinner with your travel fam.
Free time suggestions
Mercado da Ribeira: You know Time Out Market in the States? This is that. The biggest food market in the city is the best spot to indulge in local food and drink.
National Tile Museum: It’s hard to miss the colorful tiles that adorn Lisbon. Here, you’ll explore a collection of azulejo, traditional Iberian tilework.
- Day 7: Fly home
Translation: Goodbye, friends! Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?
Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5
Based on 9 authentic traveler reviews
10/10Melody, traveled Nov. 2023
I loved the city of Lisbon! Joana as Tour Director was such a kind sweetheart! She made sure my stay, accommodation, and experience was well up to my standards. Food was fantastic, transportation was convenient, and views were breathtaking. I will definitely book my next EF trip if there is a Porto 7 day getaway! I hope Joana will get to lead as Tour Directo... See more
Lisbon PortugalOrlin, traveled Nov. 2023
I had an amazing time on my Lisbon Portugal trip. Our trip guide Joana was so helpful and kind to all of us, I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.
Don’t think, just do it!Bryanna, traveled Nov. 2023
This was such a fun trip! We were fortunate to have a well balanced group and the most incredible tour director EVER, Joana! I’ve never done a city tour before but I felt really knowledge getting around the city without an Uber and felt comfortable and safe exploring wherever I wanted to go. Lisbon is beautiful and characterized by its deep and complicated h... See more
Do ItAnonymous, traveled Nov. 2023
Amazing trip and wonderful experience