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Lisbon: City Experience

Lisbon: City Experience

7 days, 1 city
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Many buildings and homes with red-tinted roofs packed tightly together and situated by the seaside with the ocean in the background
Many buildings and homes with red-tinted roofs packed tightly together and situated by the seaside with the ocean in the background
A white and yellow trolley traveling up a hill between two buildings with many wires crossing above the trolley
A bright red and yellow building resembling a castle
Blue tiles adhered to the side of a yellow building with small balconies located above the tiles and doors
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Why go?

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.

Picture yourself

  • 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

  • 5 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 5 breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support

  • Insider city tour with local guide

  • Day trip with guided tour of Sintra

Map for the Lisbon: City Experience tour
Full trip itinerary


  • 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.

    Today's highlights:

    • 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?

    Today's highlights:

    • 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.
    • Visit Castelo de São Jorge, a massive fortress overlooking the city.
  • 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.

    Today's highlights:

    • 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

    Adeus, amigos!
    Translation: Goodbye, friends! Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

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