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…

Riding Lisbon’s Tram 28

On our first day in Lisbon we got to our hotel, got rid of our suitcases and after a quick lunch decided to make Tram 28 our first adventure in the city. We spotted the yellow trams in the city streets and easily found a tram stop. Tram 28 is one of three traditional tram…

Staying In Lisbon

We just couldn’t decide where in Lisbon we wanted to stay. All the neighbourhoods sounded equally enticing and we trawled through a vast number of hotels on the internet before we stumbled upon the Browns group. They have three hotels in Lisbon, we very nearly booked the Browns Downtown Hotel but then switched at the…

Lisbon – Best Bits

Husband needed to take a work trip to Portugal, we managed to schedule this during Son’s Easter holidays so we could tag along as well. A choice of basing ourselves in either Porto or Lisbon for the five day break – we opted for Lisbon, a tough choice but a good one, we loved it.…