Luxing it Up in Lisbon – Sometimes, you might only have a few days’ vacation or you might not have a dedicated vacation break at all – that doesn’t mean you can’t grab a group of your besties and head somewhere for the weekend. Portugal could be just the spot. The Mediterranean climate, incredible gastronomy, beautiful beaches, and villages ripe for exploring make this a perfect destination for everyone. Here’s how to tour Lisbon on limited time:
Lisbon is both vibrant and cosmopolitan. As the capital of Portugal, there’s a sweet selection of nightclubs and boutique hotels, in addition to amazing shopping. But with limited time, how can you make this an extra special event that you and your friends won’t ever forget?
Lisbon has an extensive array of spa offerings, many of which are located within five-star hotels. Once you get settled in, you can all go hopping around the city together, or take off in separate directions so that you each get to have the weekend of your dreams.
For instance, if you or anyone with you enjoys cooking, why not opt for an entire day with a local cooking school? You can visit all the vibrant fresh food markets with local chefs to guide you. They’ll help you choose the freshest of ingredients, which you’ll then take back to the school and use to whip up such traditional Portuguese dishes as pastel de natas. This awesome day will be followed by relaxing at a roof top restaurant for an evening meal. Enjoy your dish as you take in the wonder of Lisbon with the sun setting in the distance. Watch how the city comes ablaze with light and life after the sun goes down.
Get your group back together for an evening spent aboard a private yacht. You’ll enjoy a relaxed atmosphere that you won’t have to share with anyone but your besties. As you listen to a relaxing selection of traditional Portuguese music, you can try various petiscos, or Portuguese wine, and take in the sights and sounds from the water. It’s the perfect way to while away the evening hours with your friends just talking and relaxing.
What’s your idea of Lisbon luxury?