Things to do in Lisbon: A Luxury Guide to the City’s Hidden Gems

Immerse yourself in the vibrant soul of Lisbon, Portugal’s captivating capital, celebrated for its rich heritage, picturesque landscapes, and renowned culinary scene. Start your adventure with Tripwix, offering exclusive accommodations and personalized service around the clock to enhance your travel experience. If you are searching for an extraordinary journey blending luxury, exploration, and epicurean delights, discover our curated Lisbon itinerary. Join us as we uncover the hidden gems of Lisbon, each moment crafted to delight your senses and create unforgettable memories. So, here is all you need to know about things to do in Lisbon!

Lisbon’s History

Lisbon’s history is rich and diverse, tracing back to ancient times with Phoenician and Roman settlements. Under Moorish rule, it flourished as a significant port city. The devastating earthquake of 1755 prompted a remarkable rebuilding phase, shaping Lisbon’s distinctive architectural character seen today. During the Age of Discovery, Lisbon emerged as a global maritime power, connecting continents and cultures. The city played a pivotal role in world exploration and trade. Lisbon’s history is marked by revolutions, modernization, and cultural renaissance, reflecting its resilient spirit and dynamic evolution into Portugal’s captivating capital, celebrated for its heritage, art, and maritime legacy.

Know Before You Go

The city’s area enjoys Mediterranean weather with hot summers and mild winters, and sturdy footwear is advisable because of its cobblestone streets. Moreover, Portuguese is the primary language, and English is widely spoken. Besides, the currency used is the Euro, and credit cards are generally accepted, although some restaurants, shops, and activities may prefer cash payments. Furthermore, transportation options include cars, trains, boats, or guided tours.

Additionally, dining times are typically later than in other countries, with lunch served between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM, and dinner starting around 8:00 PM (or later). Also, a pre-arrival grocery/pantry stocking service is available; please return the pantry list form to us at least four days prior to your arrival.

As for services, enjoy possibly included breakfast, babysitting, child equipment rental, private security, private guides, interpreters for translation, and private car transport. Lastly, we also have our seasonal experiences listed in this guide.


Dinner at Belcanto
Dinner at Belcanto

Day 1: Arrival Day

Welcome in Lisbon, the beautiful capital of Portugal! From the airport, we could arrange private transport to your villa. Then, after installing, dinner may be held at Belcanto. This is a 2 star Michelin star restaurant where chef Avillez reimagines Portuguese classics with modern artistry. Here, saver these creations in a chic, intimate setting, each course a masterpiece complemented by exquisite wines.

Another option might be to have a welcome dinner with a private chef at the villa, allowing you to enjoy, relax, and wind down after traveling.





Lisbon Alfama
Lisbon Alfama

Day 2: Discovery Day

As the perfect first day, you will explore Lisbon’s city center. So, start of the day fresh with breakfast at the property whereafter you could visit Castle São Jorge. It has amazing views of Lisbon and the Tagus River, which makes it a magical experience that you won’t want to miss! Then,  lunch could possibly be held at Via Graça. They have beautiful views and they serve Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist. Moreover, while you are there, you may visit the neighbourhood Graça. Afterwards, we recommend a sunset drink at Memmo Alfama before having dinner at the famous restaurant of JNcQUOI Avenida which offers a contemporary European cuisine in a luxurious atmosphere where dinner is made a full experience!




A Day in Belém
A Day in Belém

Day 3: Belém Bliss

For day three, explore the charm of Belém, visiting iconic sights such as the Belém Tower and the Jéronimos Monastery, followed by a stop for Pastel de Belém. Afterwards, for lunch, possibly savour the authentic Portuguese cuisine at Club Naval in Belém. Then, you could conclude your day with a private sail on the Tagus River while enjoying tapas and drinks against Lisbon’s stunning skyline. Hence, after a full day away, you may retreat to the villa for a dinner prepared by a private chef.

As another option, we recommend instead of going for a sunset tour could to go to the Portuguese Equestrian School.



Historical Shops
Historical Shops

Day 4: Savour and Shop

Today, it will be all about Lisbon’s culinary highlights! So, try out iconic and local treats, complemented by a leisurely stroll through prestigious shopping districts.

During the day, you might embark on a very authentic and exclusive gastronomic tour abroad a charming Tuk Tuk. Therefore, the morning is likely to be all about trying typical Portuguese treats.

In the afternoon you could enjoy a shopping tour in the city center. Moreover, you could also visit Avenida da Liberdade and the Principe Real area.

Another option, instead of shopping might be visiting Lisbon’s most renowned museums. We have listed our top nine options for you in our complete Lisbon guide.

To conclude this ultimate day, we recommend to enjoy the traditional Portuguese Fado during dinner which will leave you feel inspired! Shortly, Fado is a soulful Portuguese music expressing longing and melancholy.



Lisbon Tram

Day 5: Departure Day

For this last day, the departing day there might be breakfast at the property whereafter you will have do your checkout. Besides, if applicable, there will be an arrange for the luggage. Then, if wished, we can arrange a private transfer to Lisbon Airport for your departure flight.

Ultimate tip:

If you are coming from the United States, and you still need to arrange your flights, then read our blog about direct flights from the US to Portugal which may make your trip (even) more hassle free.

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Why Tripwix: The Advantages of Our Personalised Assistance

At Tripwix, we understand how important it is to have personalised assistance and 24-hour support to make your trip even more enjoyable. With our committed concierge and round-the-clock local ambassadors and congierge team, you can be sure that every aspect of your trip will be handled with ease. Our staff is available to assist you with bookings or providing insider tips. Make your accommodation reservation with Tripwix to enjoy the utmost in comfort and special benefits. Enjoy knowledgeable assistance and excellent facilities the entire time you are there. Allow us to make your trip to the Lisbon exceptional so you can unwind and really appreciate the area’s beauty.

In Conclusion: Traveling with Tripwix

To conclude, exploring Lisbon with Tripwix guarantees an exceptional blend of luxury, adventure, and gastronomic pleasures. Our attentive support and tailored services ensure every detail of your visit is expertly handled, allowing you to fully absorb the allure and character of this captivating city. From exclusive culinary experiences to discovering historic neighborhoods and breathtaking views, each day brings fresh encounters and treasured moments. Embark on an unparalleled journey through Lisbon with Tripwix, embracing luxury and sophistication at every turn. Secure your experience now and go on a voyage that you will cherish forever.

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Lotte van Dort

Hello! My name is Lotte van Dort and I am a student intern at Tripwix, currently soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Lisbon, Portugal. Combining my passion for European Studies with the thrill of travelling, I'm creating engaging blog posts that capture the essence of Europe's rich culture and history, all while immersing in the luxury rentals offered by Tripwix. Join me on this exciting journey!