About the Lisbon Traveller project
Here's a question every visitor faces when they first think about travelling to Lisbon.
Lisbon has a lot to do, to tour, to see, to smell, to listen, to feel.
It offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometres away from the city centre - You're never left with the question: What to do now? With temperatures between 10 and 30 degrees, the city's amazing weather makes it the perfect week and weekend get away place anytime of the year.
Lisbon is a city like no other in Europe. It is a capital city and still you can find traditional neighbourhood environment in the main areas of the city.
There are numerous businesses around organising tours in Lisbon. However the right choices for a holiday experience usually lies away from the usual agency dealt tours, but more towards different experiences around local traditions and ways of life, which explore the city's culture and lifestyle.
Lisbon Traveller is a service where locals plan your holidays and tours in Lisbon.
At Lisbon Traveller, we understand that nowadays it can get a bit hard to stay away from the touristic holiday scene, that is why we want to help you.
Forget about hotels or tours with big groups where everyone does the same walks, sees the same sights and eats the same things. We have something different for you.
We propose to design a trip according to your wishes, providing you with routes, restaurant and bars tips, bookings and suggestions for local traditions, parties, spots, accommodation and unique local experiences.
Everything is tailored to your wishes and travel profile!
A bit about Lisbon Traveller's crew
Sneak peek at what we offer
We try our best to understand what kind of traveller you and your party are and provide you with a range of options you can explore at your pace.
All tailored to you.
Our Whole Trip Plan includes:
Fully detailed travel plan with routes, descriptions, photos and enough content to build your trust and make you feel like a guide yourself.
Events and shows booking.
Restaurants advice and booking.
Car rental advice.
Smartphone ready data plan for ensuring you're connected at all times.
Free Lisbon Crumbled Map
... and more!
We're very flexible and adapt ourselves to your idea of the perfect trip!
We have no predefined tours or plans to choose from. No. We tailor-made everything to your travel wishes, to what you expect, to what you enjoy.
You'll be guaranteed that your travel plan is completely distinct from any other previously created.
A little bit about History
Legend has it that Lisbon was founded by Ulysses. The name comes from “Olissipo”, which has its origins in the Phoenician words “Allis Ubbo”, meaning “enchanting port”.
Most likely it was founded by the Phoenicians and styled by the Moores which shows in the strong Arabic influences. It was, after all, ruled by the Moors for 450 years. In the 12th century the Christians re conquered the city but it was not until the mid-13th century that Lisbon became the country’s capital.
With the beginning of the Portuguese Age of Discoveries, Lisbon enriched as a spice and jewelry trade center.
The breakthrough for Portuguese expansion came in 1498 when Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India. This was indeed the beginning of a golden age, characterised by the Manueline architectural style named after King Manuel I, with its typical decorative use of maritime motifs. Over the centuries Lisbon naturally grew and changed. When the city center was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1755, it was rebuilt by Marquise de Pombal, who thus created the Baixa Pombalina, a commercial area that still retains much of its original lay out.
Lisbon is a historic capital, a potpourri of unusual character and charm, where 800 years of cultural influences mingle with modern trends and life styles creating spectacular contrasts.
We love Lisbon and each day try to discover new things to make each trip unique and suit our travellers wishes.
However, we think that working together with other locals businesses can always bring a different and much better experience to your travel plans.
On the right you can find other projects that think the same way we do, follow the local vibe and want to share the real thing to our visitors.
Our Travel Plans Are Made...
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