The beautiful city of Lisbon is yours to discover at your leisure today – your Finest Culture of Spain & Portugal Tour personal travel journal holds a fount of suggestions! Perhaps you will want to have a wander and try some more local cheeses or ports by making a visit to the Port Wine Institute. Wander around the Alfama district and find a little local cafe for a port or coffee, or alternatively, just take it easy for the rest of the day, sip a glass of good Portuguese wine and watch the world go by. Your Lisbon guide will have given you many ideas on further sightseeing options within the Portuguese Capital. Maybe ride on one of the famous trams (originally called Americanos), or visit Santa Engracia church, which is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the church that took the longest time to construct: started in the 17th century, the last dome was completed in 1966! Lisbon is also known as the town of seven hills which consist unsurprisingly, of seven hills: Castelo, Graca, Monte, Penha de Franca, S.Pedro de Alcantara, Santa Catarina and Estrela. An uphill walk will be tiring but the views are well worth it!
Alternatively you may like to head out of the city and optionally, we can arrange for our private chauffeur to take you to Azeitao, south of Lisbon for a Portuguese wine tour. Your day will commence with a tour of a famous wine estate, owned by a major art lover. You will tour the estate with its 16th century renaissance gardens and incredible vineyards, Japanese garden and finally, the wine cellars where you will enjoy a tasting of their best wines. You will now pause for a delicious country fare lunch with typical Portuguese local wines served at a local hostelry, an ideal opportunity to taste the local sweet speciality, Tortas de Azeitão.
Tour in a nutshell: Free day in Lisbon OR optional day trip to Azeitao. Overnight Lisbon.