Lisbon, built on seven hills, is also one of Europe's most accessible cities for exploring on foot, and often feels more like a series of neighbourhoods knitted together.
And it is not just tourists who are attracted to the delights of the Portuguese capital - film-makers also flock there. Among the latest movies to be made in the city is Night Train To Lisbon, due to be released in the UK next year. Jeremy Irons plays a professor who abandons his job and heads to Lisbon on a journey of self-discovery.
Lisbon is easy to navigate on foot, there are two quirky forms of transport not to be missed: the fabulous, creaking old elevadores (cable-winched lifts), and old trams that carry you into Lisbon's charming heart.
Afterwards, irresistible sweet smells drew into Pasteis de Belem, a picturesque pastry shop rightly known for its deliciously fresh egg tarts. But be warned: one is never enough.
What to Expect
Lisbon is famously hilly — the story goes that the hills were created by a snake woman after being abandoned by her lover Ulysses. However they were formed, you need to get up and down them, and the most direct option is often a staircase — difficult to navigate by car. The price of the tour includes a trip up one of the iconic funiculars, which is an experience in itself.
Walking also allows you to get up close and personal with Lisbon’s architecture, rather than just seeing it from a vehicle. One of the best favourite things about the city is the tile-work on the front of many buildings — a legacy from the Moorish presence in the country a hundreds of years ago. Some of the tiles are incredibly intricate, and can only be appreciated up close.
Also, get a comprehensive overview of Lisbon—with in-depth commentary from a guide—on this 3 hours walking tour.With more than a thousand years of history, lisbon has the most spectacular light that you have ever seen and nooks that only its lovers know.Also this walking tour is exceptional for first-time visitors who want to experience rich culture
Meet your group and expert local guide in front of HOTEL MUNDIAL for Lisbon guided walking tour. From here you start discovering Lisboa, most addicting beautiful and so dazzling town by the river, smelling like sun and blue sky and this 3 hours journey, you will walk, climb hills and visit the most breath taking rooftops.
AT A GLANCE : • Small-group guided walking tour of Lisbon (limited to 12 people) • Tour start from 10.00AM,Tour time 3.00 hours . • Meet your group in front of HOTEL MUNDIAL • Visit Graca,Senhora do Monte ,Santa Luzia,Castelo Neighborhood,R. de São Pedro de Alcântara,Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara,Santa Catarina,Pink Street.... •
Walk around Lisbon's oldest district, and the elegant Chiado neighbourhood. •
Enjoy a short trip aboard one of the oldest trams in Lisbon •
Learn about Fado (a type of music) and the city's history and culture
In the end ,Time out Market ,A place that previously housed the city's best vendors now houses its best restaurants and artists. While the wares on offer may differ, the principle is the same: bringing the best of the city under one roof, and now you continue exploring on your own.
What to Pack for a Walking Vacation : •
Comfortable walking shoes •
High-quality, waterproof socks •
Clothing to suit a variety of weather conditions •