As the sun sets, the lights that adorn Lisbon's monuments, streets, and squares begin to dance. Combine a bus tour of this illuminated city with dinner in a classic Portuguese restaurant. Live fado music and folk dances entertain you as you indulge in local food.
Start your journey in the central Marquês de Pombal Square, where your guide explains the history of the city, dating back to the 1755 earthquake. See the São Jorge Castle illuminated at night, as well as the contrast of the old and modern parts of town, as you move on to Avenida da Liberdade, one of the main squares in Lisbon. Pass by Rossio, a bustling downtown square and preferred meeting place for locals.
Continue to the charming town of Belém, located at the mouth of the Tagus River and home to monuments that mark the Age of the Discovery. Hear stories of this heroic time in Portuguese history and enjoy photo opportunities at the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Then it's time to sit back and enjoy a traditional Portuguese night. Savor the rich flavors of your authentic meal as you enjoy the sounds of fado (a Portuguese music genre classified by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage) and the colorful costumes and dances of a traditional folk show.