City Walks: Exploring Lisbon’s Neighborhoods
Discover the multicultural roots of Lisbon as you delve into history of royals and everyday citizens in the historic center and at monasteries and palaces in and just outside the city.
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Program No. 22975RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

The city of Lisbon is a city of immigrants and blended cultures, with Roman heritage and Arab roots. Explore on foot a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways and steep flights of steps in the historic neighborhoods of this vibrant city, from the medieval castle of São Jorge high on the hilltop to lovely Alfama, spread over the southeastern slope of the hill. Walk to local museums to learn about the royal family, Portugal’s role in world exploration and more. And visit architectural wonders from monasteries to palaces that are home to tile collections, important libraries and beautiful and vast botanical gardens.
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Walking 4-5 miles daily, often on uneven and cobblestoned terrain. Standing at monuments, climbing steep staircases, walking uphill.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the Palace and Park of Monserrate, one of the richest botanical gardens and one of the most beautiful Romantic landscapes in Portugal.
  • Take in the splendor and opulence of the Madre de Deus Convent’s chapel dedicated to St. Anthony, and admire five centuries of decorative ceramic tiles on display.
  • Learn about the history of Portugal at the Royal Coach Museum and on a visit to Mafra Monastery.

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