Begin with the pleasures of the table, by enjoying some of the very best fish and seafood dishes.
Settle comfortably into a hotel full of charm, in one of the region’s magnificent pousadas, or in one of the many manor-houses available for tourism, and let other people look after you and worry about your comforts. It’s quite likely that you’ll be invited to taste one of the regional sweets or desserts, or one of the delicious nectars that are produced here - the region has four special wine routes, with such famous wines as Bucelas, Colares, Quinta da Bacalhoa or Periquita.
In many places, you have special pedestrian areas where you can walk and soak up the atmosphere or just simply shop in comfort. You’ll be won over by the charms of Cascais, Sintra, Óbidos, Caldas da Rainha and Santarém, that’s if you don’t want to travel too far from the capital.
In all of these towns, you’ll find excellent shops, selling everything from the major international brands to the most traditional local handicraft.
And don’t forget: there are all kinds of cultural events on offer. Concerts, ballet, theatre, or just a trip to a bar or a discotheque, are amongst some of the different possibilities. There are also the many ancient traditions that are still very much preserved, such as the festivities held in honour of the local patron saints in June. And how about a bullfight? But, of course, you can just simply enjoy sitting on the terrace of an outdoor café.
We know that you’ve enjoyed the region’s great beauty, and we’re just as certain that our suggestions have also been to your liking. Try a glass of moscatel wine from Setúbal and end your trip in the best possible way.