Lisbon’s Castle of Sao Jorge

The next place on our Lisbon list to explore was the Castle of Sao Jorge. We spent the morning in Commerce Square and dithered about whether to walk from there to the castle or take Tram 28. One tram passed us by while we debated, another was on the way and had space so we…

Lisbon’s Commerce Square

On our first night in Lisbon we headed for Commerce Square to dine at one of the restaurants there. It was beautiful at night, all lit up and sparkling but I wanted to return in the daytime and explore a little more. After breakfast at our hotel that is just what we did. The square…

Exploring Cascais

After watching the incredible waves crash onto the shoreline, we carried on driving by the sea and soon arrived in Cascais, our last stop on the¬†guided tour. This gorgeous little place was once home to fishermen, now it is a trendy and buzzing holiday spot. Our guide dropped us off in the centre of town,…

From Sintra To The Coast

After lunch and exploring the cobbled streets of Sintra, our guide arrived promptly to collect everyone and take us on the next part of our tour – to the coast. Only a short distance but what a difference in the weather, the further we got from Sintra the warmer and sunnier it became and those…

Lunch in Sintra

When our time at the Pena Palace was done, we were scooped up by our tour guide, brought back to the minivan and she drove us the short distance down the hill into Sintra. We were dropped off right in the centre of the little town and told we had one and a half hours…

The Pena Palace

On one of Husband’s working days in Lisbon, I decided Son and I would treat ourselves and take a guided tour to Sintra and Cascais. Good reviews online steered me towards Viator, not cheap by any means, the price for the two of us was ¬£100 but they promised a small tour and seemed to…

Dining in Lisbon

Military precision is how I approach all elements of our trips and where we dine out in the evenings is never left to chance. Not until this time that is. I was more relaxed about that whole aspect of this holiday, we made no plans and I left it to Husband to decide where we…