Five-Day Leisure Itinerary
After a short 15-minute drive from the airport, check in at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, ideally located on top of one of Lisbon's seven hills and offering breathtaking views over the city.
- Hop on the famed "28" tram, which winds through Lisbon's cobblestone streets and historical sites.
- Hop off at Praça de Camões to visit the Chiado district with its esplanades and picturesque shops.
- Hop back on the "28" tram, pass the Cathedral Sé and jump off to enjoy the amazing view at the Santa Luzia viewpoint. Walk down the quaint neighborhood of Almafa and then up the hill to St. George Castle.
- Head back to the Hotel to browse our 600 museum-caliber pieces of Portuguese contemporary art.
- Enjoy a white port or a 10-year Porto Flip on the terrace of the Ritz Bar.
- Go out for dinner at 100 Maneiras, a restaurant in the old quarter of Bairro Alto, with more than 100 Portuguese wines on offer.
- Follow dinner with drinks and dancing at Silk, a private members-only club uniquely set on the top floor of the highest building in Chiado.
- Depart from Lisbon through the 25th of April Bridge (a replica of San Francisco's Golden Gate) for a day excursion in the Alentejo region.
- Visit the regional capital city of Évora (listed as a UNESCO heritage site), with its white-washed facades and Roman ruins.
- The medieval walled village of Monsaraz perched above the River Guadiana on the border with Spain is one of the most atmospheric places in Alentejo.
- Next step will be Vila Viçosa, with its16th century Ducal Palace, an example of the imposing lifestyle led by the Royal family of Braganças.
- Back to the Hotel to unwind by the pool, or pamper yourself in the Award-winning Spa.
- Enjoy Chef Pascal Meynard's gastronomy at Varanda Restaurant, overlooking the Eduardo VII Park.
- Day excursion to discover the region located North-West of Lisbon.
- The town of Mafra, home of the grandiose National Palace, which King João built to compete with Spain's Escorial.
- Do not miss the library, one of the finest in Europe, decorated with precious marble and exotic woods.
- Lunch in Ericeira, a fishing village perched on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and one of the best surfing spots in Europe.
- The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring Portugal's most romantic Medieval village, Óbidos.
- Cobblestone streets lined with colorful geraniums and bougainvillias, gothic doorways and windows, flower-pots and dazzling tiles, all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
- Dine in the courtyard of restaurant A Travessa, a former convent in the Lapa quarter.
- Book a table for a last drink in one of the famed fado houses to listen to Lisbon's traditional melancholic songs.
- Your day excursion will start with a visit to Queluz Palace, a masterpiece of baroque architecture.
- You will then head toward Sintra (a UNESCO worl heritage town) to visit famous Sintra and Pena palaces, venture through its tiny streets and taste delightful travesseiros pastries at Piriquita.
- Enjoy a scenic drive with a small detour to see Cabo da Roca, Europe's westernmost landfall, with its stunning cliffs overlooking the Ocean.
- Drive down to Guincho Beach for a lunch at Porto Santa Maria, renowned for the best fish and seafood in the area... Try the clams Bulhão Pato, the Carabinheiros shrimp, or a fish cooked under a pure salt crest.
- Drive down to the old fisherman's village of Cascais, considered the Portugues Riviera. Walk the streets and do not miss an cream at Santini...
- After such a unique day, treat yourself to a dinner in either of the two Michelin-starred restaurants in Lisbon: Eleven, located 5 minutes from the Hotel on top of Eduardo VII Park, or Belcanto, with sensational young chef José Avillez.
- Book a private visit to the Fronteira's Palace, a privately-owned property superbly decorated with furnishings and works from the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Visit Belém, a waterfront tribute to Portugal's golden age of nautical adventures.
- There, you will find the monument of Discoveries, the Hieronymites Monastery and the Tower of Belém, the final two being UNESCO Heritage sites.
- Art lovers should not miss the private collection at the Cultural Center of Belém, featuring contemporary pieces from artists such as Picasso and Warhol.
- And finally, taste the unique Pastéis de Belém, a custard tart recipe which has been kept a closely guarded secret since 1837.
- There is no better place that the comfort of your own room to bid a last farewell to Lisbon, while enjoying a refined room service dinner on your terrace.