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ABOUT LISBON AND TAGUS VALLEY

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LISBON AND TAGUS VALLEY

 

The Lisbon Region is the region surrounding Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It consists of municipalities located on both banks of the wide mouth of the Tagus (Tejo) river where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

It's the second Portuguese region in number of people only after the Northern Region. 

Why is the Tejo river so important?

The 14th century heralded in the the Age of Discover that was regarded as the golden age of Portugal. These expeditions originated from the docks that ran the length of western Lisbon and once the colonies settled down the wealth of the new lands landed in Lisbon to fund the extravagance of the era.  Historically, the Portuguese are emigrants with communities throughout the world and this can be traced back to the close connection with the seas and the rivers of which the Tejo is the most important.

Main cities in this region 

Lisbon is situated on the northern banks of the Rio Tejo and the slow flowing waters of the river. These characteristics  helped create Lisbon as the magnificent and vibrant city that it has become today. The river was the first factor that made Lisbon as a important Roman port as the estuary provided protection from the fearful Atlantic Ocean and from this founding the city has never looked back.

Adjacent to the city of Lisbon, there are two major villages: Cascais and Sintra. The latter is a unique place, with its humid and misty climate and its breathtaking mansions.

To the north of Lisbon is the “saloia” (rural) region, the Portuguese Extremadura, which is filled with cliffs, beaches, and pockets of interesting small towns. The local economy is made up of agricultural and the services sectors.

The coastline around Lisbon provides the perfect conditions for watersports such as surfing and windsurfing. However, sometimes the sea can be excitingly unpredictable and dramatic.

Lisbon airport is serviced by a well-developed road and rail network which links the airport to the rest of the country.

Área: 11,633 km²
Población 3,468,869 (2001): 

 
 
 
 

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Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and its largest city, and also one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe. The city of seven hills, it has myriad attractions, and its light and unique features enchant writers, photographers and film-makers.
 
 
 
 

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Here are the top 10 recommended tours of Spain & Portugal selected by our tour specialist in all the destination we offer tours within these countries. After many years of exploring and experiencing the "Best of the Best" we would like to share our knowledge with you to make your next trip an unforgettable journey!

 
 
 
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  2160,00 euros 
 

Lisbon, its surroundings and exploring the...

 

Portuguese charm and style at it´s best! This self drive tour starts and ends in Lisbon. First of all you will have time to visit the surrounding coastline, with historic monumental villages like Sinta. Then make you way up to Northern Portugal.

 

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02h00 or more  
55,00 euros  
 

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Private Chauffeur/Driver Car services in Lisbon, Portugal. You can be picked up and dropped off from your hotel, airport, or a location specified within city limits. Choose from our selection of vehicle types.

 

  

 
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Wine Tasting Tour in Arrabida, Azeitao, from...

 

This private food and wine tour from lisbon will show you how we really make our wines. We will visit two wineries in the Arrabida Mountains.

 

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60,00 euros  
 

Lisbon Jeronimos Monastery Torre de Belem and...

 

Half day private tour of Lisbon´s Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the Torre de Belém, two monuments bearing testimony to a period that gave a whole new direction to the course of the world´s history

 

  

 
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  4 Days / 3...
  820,00 euros 
 

Short Break in Lisbon City with Wine Tasting,...

 

Discover Lisbon, the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. Enjoy a full day kayaking and hiking in the Arribadas Natural Park. Explore Sintra,a picturesque town that boasts extravagant palaces, ancient castles and stunning scenery, and so much more !

 

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80,00 euros  
 

Lisbon City then Cascais and Estoril Coastal Tour

 

Enjoy a Full-day guided tour of Lisbon City´s important attractions, Cascais, and the coast of Estoril...

 

  

 
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Lisbon Panoramic Night Tour

 

For those who consider the a night inspiring and romantic, a visit to Lisbon by night will increase that feeling. Enjoy a panoramic tour driving by the most important monuments and places of nocturnal interest...

 

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90,00 euros  
 

Sintra Palace, Cascais and Estoril Coast from...

 

Start the day by visiting Sintra with it´s fabulous Royal Palace. Continue to visit Cabo de Roca (the westernmost point in Continental Europe). Then stop in Cascais for lunch and a walk along the harbor

 

  

 
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