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The Getaway Collection has profound knowledge encompassing the length and breadth of Portugal and each booking will include a digital guide with in-depth information on the location around each property. The information provided ranges from restaurants and bars to cultural attractions and current events. The guide will be constantly updated with what is current at the time of the client’s stay.

In the meantime, feel free to browse our top five suggestions, by category, in and around each property by clicking on the links on each property page.

Tagus River Sunset Cruise in Lisbon

Lisbon, Activities

Looking at Lisbon from its waterfront gives you a different perspective. You may discover Lisbon street by street and district by district but to have a complete view of the city you should have a look at it from the Tagus River. Take a short cruise before sunset as the warm summer light colours the city in yellowish and pinkish shades. Belém Tower, the 25th of April Bridge, Jerónimos Monastery, the Christ the King monument and other astonishing attractions of Lisbon will never be the same for you. The tours run all year round, two hours prior to sunset, so check the exact departure times on the websites of tour providers.

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Trams, segways, go-cars and other means of fun ground transportation

Lisbon, Activities

We strongly recommend that you take Tram number 28.

This is the classic tram route of Lisbon, giving tourists the opportunity to visit the city’s finest old neighbourhoods and to see medieval Lisbon, with its narrow, winding streets and alleys that are constantly buzzing with life.

Boutique shopping

Lisbon, Activities

Avant-garde avid shoppers will be pleased by the list of trendy shops available in the city. Avenida da Liberdade, Rua Augusta – which leads into the historic downtown from Praça do Comércio – and Rua Garrett in Chiado, are full of top shopping opportunities. From Fashion Clinic, Yves Saint Laurent and Prada, to Embaixada (featuring an array of Portuguese brands), other trendy boutiques and contemporary galleries and design ateliers, the city's cutting-edge fashion and design haunts lure visitors who are after more than just souvenir magnets of custard tarts and vintage trams.

Lisbon’s beaches

Lisbon, Activities

Costa da Caparica’s seemingly never-ending beach attracts sun-worshipping Lisboêtas, surfers keen to ride Atlantic waves and day-tripping families seeking clean sea and soft sand. Some of the most renowned chefs have also made this their summer ‘hot-spot’; such as Olivier’s ‘Praia’, a beach club at São João da Caparica beach, with a vibrant atmosphere and modern decoration. Ideal for lazy lunches with one foot on the sand or late afternoon snacks after a dip in the sea. Discover the charming Princesa beach with a relaxed atmosphere and delicious restaurant.

Alternatively, wander further south until you reach a feast of pine forests and mellow beach-shack cafes; Thickly green, hilly and edged by gleaming, clean, golden beaches and chiselled cliffs, the Parque Natural da Arrábida stretches along the south-eastern coast of the Setúbal Peninsula from Setúbal to Sesimbra.

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Gourmet wine tours

Lisbon, Activities

Enjoy time away from Lisbon on a small group day trip to Arrábida and Sesimbra. Enjoy a drive along the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest in Europe. Visit Palmela Castle, then sample four wines at a local winery. Enjoy the fishing village of Sesimbra and visit Arrábida Natural Park where you can soak in spectacular views of the Atlantic. Relax as you sample two local wines at Casa Museu Jose Maria da Fonseca, one of the oldest wine producers in Portugal, before heading to the Cristo-Rei Sanctuary to admire Lisbon from afar.

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