Europe Travel News

Saving money on Portugal tours opens up opportunity for a tour of Spain

Vacations don't always have to be costly endeavors. In fact, with smart planning you can experience some of the best parts of a trip on a low budget. This is true for Portugal tours, as the capital city of Lisbon is home to many activities that can cost next to nothing, which can free up some funds to travel through other parts of the region.

Belem
Located in central Lisbon, this neighborhood is situated on the banks of the Tagus River, and has plenty of popular destinations that won't cost you a penny to experience. Belem has played an integral role in Lisbon's history for centuries, and has many buildings that date back centuries. You can get a true sense of its importance by looking at its Monument to the Discoveries, which commemorates Portugal's most famous explorers, many of whom embarked on their journey from Belem. There are other highlights of the neighborhood including the Hieronymites Monastery and the Belem Tower, a former military outpost.

Paula Rego Museum
Most major European cities have a number of appealing museums, and Lisbon is no different. There are many to choose from, but you should make a point to visit the Paula Rego Museum, not only for its appealing artwork but also its historic significance. Rego stands as one of the most famous artists in Portugal's history. Additionally, but most experts point out the short train ride to the museum, which is one of the most uniquely designed structures in the area, brings you through some beautiful scenery. 

Avenida da Liberdade
Sometimes just exploring a city on foot can be the best way to experience it, and the best place to do this in Lisbon is Avenida da Liberdade. Much of the area dates back to the 1760s and it is lined with everything from monuments honoring the heroes of World War I to hotels, shops and interesting architecture.

Jump over the border
Saving money while you're in Lisbon can open up a number of other opportunities, including making a trip east to embark on a tour of Spain. Specifically, you should make a point to visit the small coastal town of Getaria. Though it may not have the big city appeal of Madrid or Barcelona, the quaint, seaside charm will certainly resonate.

Share
Recommended Tours

Turkey Highlights

7 days from $2,527 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Gather your courage as you descend into the darkness of the eerie underground cities of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu where Christians fled to escape 7th-century persecution.
More Info

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer

7 days from $1,897 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Embark on this adventure through sundrenched Greece. Explore Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, and get happily lost in its vast and varied landscape and abundant treasures of antiquity.
More Info

Croatia Signature

7 days from $2,842 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Stand amidst the mist of the natural waterfalls and cascades that carve new paths through the rock of the Mala Kapela foothills, and breathe in the woody aroma of the dense surrounding forest.
More Info
Kensington Advantage
Personalized itinerary with private guide & driver. Award winning value.
  • Personalized itinerary that fits like a glove
  • Full attention of your own private guide & driver
  • In-country offices for 24/7 peace of mind
  • Multi-award winning
  • 30,000 delighted clients

With the inside track on the new, the old, the off-the-beaten track and the out-of-this-world, you won't find a more knowledgeable team of destination specialists.

Meet Our Experts
Curators of extraordinary experiences, you won't find a more skillful team.
30,000 Delighted Customers
"Kensington, you've done it again...perfection!"

Don't take our word for it.
Here's what our clients say.

"Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent."

Newsletter Subscription
Have our hand picked trips, news & specials delivered to you.
Thank you for signing up!

Your details have been received and processed successfully.
Travel + Leisure : World's Best Award 2014 Family National Geographic Traveler : 50 Tours of a Lifetime Travel Leisure Award 2015