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Lisbon

Portugal’s capital Lisbon houses a host of delights without the hassle of other major European metropolises. With its quaint, narrow backstreets brimming with charms to discover, Lisbon is home to quirky museums, stoic monasteries and Gothic cathedrals to explore by foot. Set on hills which provide breathtaking views over the Rio Tejo, Lisbon is an under-rated gem of a city on the Iberian peninsula.

What you’ll love most about Lisbon

  • Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Lisbon’s Alfama district, where winding alleys, colourful tiles, and ancient buildings create a picturesque maze that transports you back in time to Portugal’s Moorish past
  • Marvel at the majestic beauty of the Jerónimos Monastery and the nearby Belém Tower, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, which stand as iconic symbols of Portugal’s Age of Discovery and showcase exquisite Manueline architecture
  • Discover Lisbon’s vibrant street art scene in the trendy neighborhoods of Bairro Alto and LX Factory, where colorful murals and graffiti-covered walls provide a dynamic backdrop for contemporary art and urban culture
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the historic São Jorge Castle, perched atop a hill overlooking Lisbon, where medieval fortifications and lush gardens offer a serene escape and breathtaking vistas of the Tagus River
  • Explore the historic district of Belém, where you can indulge in Portugal’s culinary delights with a visit to the famous Pastéis de Belém bakery for traditional custard tarts, and admire historic landmarks like the Monument to the Discoveries
  • Experience the lively atmosphere of Lisbon’s traditional markets, such as the Mercado da Ribeira and the Feira da Ladra flea market, where you can shop for local crafts, vintage treasures, and fresh produce amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life

Where to Book

  • Holidays to Portugal

  • Lisbon City Breaks

  • City Breaks to Lisbon

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 18℃
  • 20℃
  • 22℃
  • 25℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 22℃
  • 18℃
  • 15℃
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 12
  • 8
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 6
  • 11
  • 14
  • 14

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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CroisiEurope Cruises has been pioneering European river cruising for over four decades and they now offer fly-cruise packages from the UK. Experience an unforgettable journey through Europe and see for yourself why CroisiEurope is the ultimate choice for travellers.

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“At Expat Explore we are passionate about making travel possible, affordable & fun. We offer jam-packed & fast-paced coach tour itineraries & the services of our expert tour leaders, to ensure you see the most of each destination. We guarantee an adventure of a lifetime!”

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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Touring Highlights help families, couples, and small friendship groups experience the best of Europe, through including the best activities, day trips & excursions in their tours as standard. Tours are self-guided, meaning you don’t have to spend most of your trip on a coach with 20+ strangers.

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“We’re not your ordinary travel agency. We’re a community of travellers.
WeRoad was born to connect people, cultures and stories through that magical activity that we call ‘travelling’. We group people together and send them to live incredible adventures around the globe.”

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