Things to do in Cascais Portugal. Casa de Santa Maria and lighthouse.

This pretty coastal resort town is one of the easiest day trips from Lisbon and worth the 40-minute train ride from Cais do Sodré station. Once you step off the train, you’ll find lots of things to do in Cascais. You’ll emerge in the centre of Cascais old town, filledRead More →

Almendres megalithic standing stones near Evora Portugal

Lisbon is in an extremely fortunate location. Not only is it a fascinating riverside city, it’s also within spitting distance of stunning beaches, beautiful natural parks, distinct wine regions, medieval towns and unique historical sights that make great day trips from Lisbon. As a capital city, transport connections to outlyingRead More →

Tasting room at Quinta do Piloto winery

If you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting Portuguese wines yet, you’re in for a treat and some surprises. Wine tasting in Lisbon is a very popular pastime and there are several wineries near Lisbon so you don’t have to travel far to do a wine tour and tasting session in aRead More →

Things to do in Belém, including Praça do Imperio and Jeronimons Monastery

Belém is a fascinating part of Lisbon, although it was originally way outside the city and important for its strategic position near the mouth of the River Tagus. With its illustrious naval history, medieval monuments and recent crop of cool museums, there are plenty of things to do in Belém.Read More →

Rocky coastline, Praia da Adraga, one of several beautiful Sintra beaches

You really don’t have to travel far from Lisbon to find some amazing beaches. In fact, some of these Sintra beaches are among my all time favourite beaches in Portugal. All of them are within the beautiful Sintra Cascais Natural Park and therefore largely unspoilt. They range from hidden covesRead More →