10 luxury autumn experiences you can have in Lisbon

Portugal is a fantastic destination, especially if tourists appreciate all things marine. The fabulous country is located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean for 800 kilometers (497 miles). Lisbon, located at the head of the magnificent Tagus River, is fortunate to be the capital of the country. The majority of the nation is made up of rolling stretches of the Mediterranean environment interspersed with rocky and scenic terrain. As well as stunning coves, sleepy towns and a vibrant cultural scene in Lisbon, this coastal city is home to gorgeous beaches and attractions. Here are ten luxury fall experiences tourists can enjoy in the wonderful city of Lisbon, according to Turismo de Lisboa.

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ten Book a marvelous sunset sailboat cruise

Tourists are invited to join a sailing trip to explore Lisbon while admiring the beautiful sunsets over the Tagus. They can enjoy the rare views of the Torre de Belém, Lisbon Cathedral, Castelo de Sao Jorge, and many other well-known landmarks painted in fiery autumnal colors while sipping Portuguese wine on board to keep warm. For those looking for a romantic encounter or another form of sightseeing, this is the perfect option.

9 Shop at luxury stores

Avenida da Liberdade was built after the 1775 earthquake in the style of the Champs Elysées, and it is one of many shopping centers in Lisbon. There are over 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles) of high-end national and international design firms. Moreover, one of the most chic and attractive places in Lisbon is the 19th century Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, located in the district of Principe Real. This exceptional castle retains Art Nouveau and Arabic inspired features and has different restaurants and cafes with stunning panoramas in addition to state-of-the-art luxury small businesses.

8 Discover the fancy wine region of Arrábida in Setubal

Setubal, one of Portugal’s wine regions, is the perfect location for a private day trip that includes time in nature and visits to two wineries. Visitors will learn about the rich history of the region, taste delicious wines and gourmet products, and stop at the incredible Livramento market, one of the largest in the world, with a wide selection of fresh and regional products. The market is decorated with a tiled panel that tells part of the city’s history.

  • Location:
    45 minutes from downtown

seven Attend an exceptional tiling workshop

Portuguese architecture is increasingly characterized by the art of tiling. The ceramic patterns that cover and adorn the facades of the city’s buildings captivate many tourists. Lisbon offers classes where visitors can learn this distinctive technique, have an enjoyable and cultural experience, and take home their own work of art.

6 Visit the dazzling Museu Nacional Do Azulejo

Tourists can immerse themselves in Portuguese culture and, in particular, Lisbon’s art scene by visiting the National Tile Museum. During their visit, they will explore the Madre de Deus Monastery, a stunning Manueline-style structure that houses the tile collections that allow tourists to travel through the evolution of tile history.

  • Admission fees :
    $5 per visitor (over 12)

  • Opening time :
    Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5 Try Lisbon’s delicious cuisine

Lisbon is a food and wine lover’s paradise with its abundance of Michelin-starred restaurants, centuries-old pubs and signature eateries. One of Europe’s finest and most delicious dining experiences can be found in the metropolis. This amazing capital offers a variety of wines and alcoholic beverages due to Portugal’s distinctive agroclimatic characteristics. Lisbon cuisine is a delight for the taste buds.

  • Typical gastronomy:
    Fish and shellfish

  • Traditional drink:

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4 Lisbon Helicopter Tour

This experience is one of a kind. During these unforgettable moments, tourists will see Lisbon, its surroundings and several monuments from extraordinary perspectives. They can also book a VIP transfer, flowers, champagne or a boat trip from the neighborhood; Lisbon Helicopters can further enhance its already outstanding experience. The unique helipad is also the perfect place to host any event due to the well-known sunset experiences.

3 Spot wild dolphins

There is a pod of around 30 dolphins that live year round in the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve and attract both locals and tourists. Tourists can enjoy seeing them playing and dancing together. Like people, dolphins have names and moods. They can be quite playful and even communicate with observers.

2 Visit Lisbon ecologically by tuk

A totally ecological and cultural experience, Eco Tuk Tours. Tuk is a 100% electric car that allows guides to showcase this magnificent city while protecting it from pollution. Meanwhile, tourists discover what makes Lisbon special, learn about its distinctive neighborhoods, learn about its urban legends and fall in love with the city!

1 Have a luxury stay at Palacio Ludovice

Palacio Ludovice is located in the center of Lisbon and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the So Pedro de Alcântara lookout and the iconic Glória tram. The former private home of Joao Frederico Ludovice, the 18th century architect to King John V of Portugal, has been completely renovated into 61 rooms and suites that offer the best luxury boutique hotel experience in town.

  • Cost:
    $637 per night for two adults

Elisha A. Tilghman