At night, the city’s old quarters are filled with music and activity. The Fado houses, where one can savour the excellent local cooking and listen to the emotional music of Portugal, are unique. Down the hills, the open air cafes, bars and discos reflect their lights in the calm waters of the River Tagus. Especially beautiful areas by the water are the Bairro Alto quarter, the Expo area, Alcantara and Docas.
We cross bridge 25 Abril for a magnificent view over Lisbon. This viewpoint is over 200 ft high, so you can enjoy a fabulous view of Lisbon’s lights at night.
Traveling into the city, you will be driven by the main squares and avenues of Lisbon where you will see the ample and elegant Avenida da Republica with coffee shops and tea rooms, central Marques de Pombal square facing Eduardo VII park, LIberdade Avenue – stylish boulevard from the XVII century with its cabarets – and Restauradores square with theatres and restaurants.
Continue by Rossio square – the heard of Lisbon, the shopping area. And we arrive to the wide and stylish Comercio square in front of the vast estuary of the Tagus River and Sao Jorge castle as a background. Not far the ancient cathedral of Lisbon, followed by the narrow streets of Alfama quarter.
The riverside with the discos zone, Bairro Alto with its famous nightlife, the Parliament of Portugal – superb XIX century building – Estrela Basilica with an outstanding dome. We finally arrive to Jeronimos Monastery – famous Lisbon XVI century construction, lit by night – and the other monuments on the water’s edge – Belem Tower, Monuments to the Discoveries.
Leave Lisbon by the scenic seaside road called the ‘Marginal’. Cascais, Estoril and Oeiras are considered the more affluent suburbs of Lisbon, sporting their own beaches and coastal walkway.
You’ll drive along Lisbon’s magical coastline on a nocturnal perspective of Estoril Coast, along the seaside road towards Estoril town and its illuminated gardens. Here you’ll find Europe’s largest casino, which is one of Lisbon’s classiest attractions with shows all year round. The Estoril Coast’s relaxed and cosmopolitan atmosphere can be enjoyed well into the night at its many bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
The city of Cascais is a popular seaside destination for tourists drawn to the warm climate, posh night spots and a lively nightlife scene on the beach promenade.
In the centre of Cascais, the terraced cafes are perfect settings to end the night tour and plan your evening’s entertainment. the bars at Praca Camoes can the be the starting point for a fun night.