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Lisbon

The “White City” is the romantic name given to Lisbon in many books. This attractive and especially captivating capital rises above the majestic Tagus River and extends over seven hills. In one hand it is characterized by picturesque, narrow streets and alleys ,and on the other hand with impressive squares and fountains.

Despite the fact that Lisbon is a metropolis, it remains a cozy city with different neighbourhoods spread over it’s seven hills, each with their own identity. The traditional neighbourhoods are characterized by pastry shops, coffee houses, cozy ‘tascas’, fado restaurants and of course with impressive monuments, monasteries and museums. The city is also known for his diversificate and intense nightlife and many shopping opportunities.

Lisbon has the perfect mix between past and present to shape your events, conferences, incentives and special festivities. Lisbon is part of many of our tours and is also extremely suitable for a cultural or relaxing city trip

Lisboa combines multiculturalism and historic neighbourhoods with a quiet village mentality. In addition, the city offers stately squares and boulevards with the constant magisterial view of the Tagus.

Fado, Lisbon’s life song and expression of melancholy and fate can be heard in Alfama or Mouraria, but Bairro Alto, Chiado and Santos are bursting with clubs and rooftops where also other, eclectic genres of music are present, to party all night long.

The Belém district is one of the main attractions where Unesco World Heritage alternates with green parks that stretch along the bank of the river. If you explore the more eastern areas of the city, you get in touch with contemporary Lisbon in which the Parque das Nações (former Expo 98 site) plays a leading role.

Surroundings

At a short distance from the capital we find a wide range of landscapes, coastline and heritage.

Less than 30 km outside of Lisbon we find the fashionable seaside resorts villages of Estoril and Cascais with their atmospheric hotels, some of which still breathe the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century, modern marinas and resorts, many golf courses, renowned restaurants, trendy bars, casino, villas and an impressive coastline. The perfect destinations to receive visitors all year around.

Somewhat more inland lies Sintra, also Unesco World Heritage with its many palaces and country houses scattered in the bucolic atmosphere of a unique mountain range, a must for those who want to combine culture and nature.

Just north of Sintra is located Ericeira, a cozy and picturesque fishing village, best known for its excellent fish and seafood dishes. The Ericeira bay is considered as the only WSR (World Surfing Reserve) in Europe because of the constant quality of his waves to surf. World top surfers come here to practice this radical sport.