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Springtime Break in Lisbon

From £674 pp

Lisbon, Portugal

3 Nights/4 Days

Private Tour of up to 8

Springtime Break in Lisbon

From £674 pp

What You'll Do

Lisbon in Spring just has something about it. On this off the beaten track city experience, you'll discover authentic Fado performances and traditional dinners, stunning cuisine in the lush hills and vineyards outside the city, and a pace of life you can't quite replicate anywhere else in the world.

As the days start to get longer, the city is filled with new colours and perfumes and the temperatures become very pleasant.

The Portuguese capital is beautiful in all seasons, but it is in this season that it blossoms. There are various places in Lisbon to enjoy spring, from gardens to pavement cafés.

Here, time passes more slowly, the pleasure of life and a calmer rhythm finds its setting, and the inhabitants, passers-by, and the city seem to smile more. On this unique off the beaten track city break, you’ll enjoy dinner at a traditional Fado house and get up close and personal with the magical experience of Fado singing.

You’ll head out of the city and explore a bustling fresh produce market with a local chef, selecting fresh, seasonal produce at its best at this time of year. Enjoy a cooking class and create delicious authentic dishes made with the fresh ingredients chosen that very day. You’ll visit a wonderful winery to taste incredible locally made cheese, bread and, of course, wine!

There is also some free time built into the itinerary, so that you have time to explore Lisbon independently and soak up the unique atmosphere the city holds, at its most magical time of year.

Experience
Highlights

Experience the magic of an authentic Fado performance over a traditional dinner

Discover local cuisine on a market tour with a local chef and enjoy an oyster tasting

Go beyond the city limits for a wonderful wine tasting in a countryside vineyard

Your Local Host:

Susana

My name is Susana Poças, and I am passionate about my country, nature, and the countryside. Let me show you the hidden corners of my passion and how beautiful my country is.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day and Traditional Fado Dinner

Your adventure begins when your driver picks you up at Lisbon airport to drive you to your hotel.

In the evening, your driver will transfer you to an authentic restaurant where you will experience a delicious traditional dinner & Fado night in a cosy Fado house.

A small note to visitors: traditionally once the performances of Fado singing begin, the lights go dim to create an environment of intimacy and contemplation for the musicians and the audience…silence reigns! As the saying goes “Silêncio que se canta o Fado”.

At the end of the show you will take a transfer back to the hotel if you prefer to rest, but if you don’t want the night to end, you can take a leisurely stroll back to the hotel and enjoy Lisbon’s nightlife along the way.

Accommodation

Hotel Da Estrela (or similar)

bathroom and hotel room

Immersion into Portuguese Cuisine

Today, your driver will pick you up early in the morning at your hotel, for a half-day private guided tour in Setubal.

You will visit the Mercado do Livramento in Setúbal (the fish and vegetables market) which was rated by USA Today magazine as one of the best markets in the world. You’ll be accompanied on your market tour by a local chef who will help you navigate the market, as well as its traditions and etiquette.

At the market, you will buy the ingredients to prepare lunch with, and enjoy a delicious oyster tasting. After this, you will visit a local winery in Palmela.

Wine, bread, and cheese tasting at a winery are waiting for you. After the tasting, you will enjoy a cooking experience with the ingredients you bought at the market, followed by a private lunch with wine pairing. After this wonderful lunch experience, it’s time to return to the hotel in Lisbon.

Accommodation

Hotel Da Estrela (or similar)

outdoor terrace in lisbon

Free Day

Today is your free day to explore the stunning city of Lisbon for yourself. Armed with tips and recommendations from your guides yesterday, you will be able to discover the city like a local and really make the most of the Portuguese capital.

We would particularly recommend going to the Belem neighborhood for a taste of the famous custard tart (Pastéis de Belém).

 

 

Accommodation

Hotel Da Estrela

double room in a hotel in lisbon

Departure Day

Today, after breakfast your driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Gather all your memories, luggage, and belongings and say goodbye to Lisbon. We hope this has been a memorable adventure and we would love for you to return and explore more of Portugal.

Your driver will drop you off at the Lisbon airport.

Location Information

Your Lisbon experience begins when you are picked up from Lisbon airport, where you will be transferred straight to your hotel.

You’ll explore the stunning capital of Portugal: its markets, Fado houses, try delicious traditional dishes, admire the wonderful architecture, take a tram or stroll  through the romantic neighbourhood of Belem.

But you’ll also discover what’s beyond the city limits, with your local guide, visiting a wonderful fresh produce market, enjoying a cookery class with a chef and taking a winery tour in Palmela.

At the end of your time in Portugal, your driver with transfer you back to your hotel for your return flight.

  • Transfers & Transport
  • 3 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast
  • Dinner at traditional Fado House
  • Market Tour, Cooking Lesson with a local chef, and lunch
  • Food & Wine Tasting at a Winery in Palmela

FAQs

Suggested from Thursday to Sunday, or from Friday to Monday

The programme runs in the months of March, April and May