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A Long weekend In Lisbon, Portugal

Long weekend away

by adambal84About Me:I’m Adam , originally from Turkey but lived in the UK last 22 years and moving to Athens, Greece read more

EuropePortugal5 days / February 2022

Highs & Lows

Tuk Tuk tour and free walking tour is the must

Being hassled by people trying to sell you drugs on the streets

Itinerary Overview

We planned this  long weekend trip with my girlfriend a few weeks after arriving in the Maldives. We flew from the UK at the same time as the storm was going to hit the UK.  Fortunately, we left in time before some roads and the ferry was closed due to bad weather. When we arrived it was like 20 degrees in Lisbon, we left our bags and went straight out to explore the city on foot, there are so many properties with so many characters. We mostly tried small local restaurants with fantastic food and local red wine. 

From the moment you arrive in Lisbon, the atmosphere in the streets can be felt as friendly and welcoming. You can hear music playing all around all the time¡ we love it!

The people and their hospitality were something that really surprised us.

Local markets, food, and traditional music were some of the biggest attractions on our trip.

  • 4 Nights: Alfama
    City break
  • 1 Night: Park and National Palace of Pena
    Explor the castle and learn about the history

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Stayed longer

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?


  • How was the food?

    A Taberna , da Rua das das flores. Nanas wine is a must to try and the food was amezing

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Stay somewhere in town so you can explore most of the city on foot

  • Transportation Tips?

    Taxi, Tuk Tuk , tram

  • Any surprises?

    I was surprised about the amount of the knowledge and inspiration this young King had .

  • Booking details?

    Book direct flights and hotel separately