Ferry Across The Tagus

After a great morning exploring the castle and the Alfama, we went from the highest part of Lisbon back down to the lowest to catch the ferry to the other side of the river. I had read all about Lisbon’s Christ Statue, we had a reasonable view of it from Commerce Square and it looked…

Wandering Around Lisbon’s Alfama Neighbourhood

After we had explored all nooks and crannies of the castle in Lisbon we strolled through the Alfama neighbourhood on our way back down towards the river. This is definitely a good plan if you want to save your legs. The whole area is super hilly and walking down rather than up through the steep,…

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 theĀ 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…