Lisbon Tours and Day Trips

When one visits Portugal, one might automatically want to visit the city of Lisbon. This is not only the capital of Portugal, it is also the largest city in the country.

Belem Tower Lisbon

This city has a population of well over two million, and it has one of the greatest economies in the world. In addition to it being a great city to visit, it is also one of great historical importance. Did you know that this city was actually under Roman rule in 205 BC? At that time, the city was actually over one thousand years old. Since that time it has seen quite a bit of action. It has seen war, it has seen death, and it has seen the good times as well.

If you are in Portugal, then you really cannot help but visit this amazing piece of history, but with that comes a problem. The city is huge and you may not actually have time to see everything. In fact you probably don’t have that kind of time at all, and there is also the chance that you will become lost or disoriented. In this case you are going to need to know where the hotspots are and what you absolutely need to see before your vacation comes to an end.

You’re in luck because there are plenty of opportunities for amazing tours and you might just be able to arrange for one of them. There are many touring agencies out there, and they are well versed in the small details of the city. The history, the small facts, and anything else that could make the tour more interesting than it already is.

To find a good touring agency you could search the internet, but you could also find a touring agent when you arrive in the city. They are located at various hotels and travel agencies right within the city itself. But what is there to see within the city? Well, you might be surprised to find out that there is actually quite a bit within the city!

The exciting street of Lisbon

The first thing you might see is the uptown area which is generally surrounded by office buildings and apartments, which generally look unremarkable. The Gulbenkian Museum however is a great reason to visit the city as it contains a huge collection of art. If museums aren’t really your thing then you could always try the shopping! There are plenty of malls, and of course plenty of smaller shops.

If you are looking for pieces of history then it would be best to have a look at Belem. This is where explorers and adventurers left Portugal to discover the world. When you stand in this area you know that you are standing in a place where great men trod many years before you were even thought of. It is an overwhelming feeling and one that truly puts things into perspective.

As you can see, there are a great number of things to do in Lisbon, and you could choose to take a day trip to the city. No matter what you choose to do you are going to have a great time. There is something for almost everyone in this city, meaning that no matter what you are going to feel right at home. Just make sure you check out the guided tours. While you could just guide yourself, it is so much more fun to be informed about the different aspects of the city, especially when your time there is truly limited. It is unfortunate that there is not more time, but everyone has to return to their own part of the world and return to reality sooner than expected and sooner than desired. But until that comes to pass, enjoy your time in Lisbon and make sure you get a chance to see everything that there is to see, and do everything that there is to do.