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New York Times Journeys – The Contrasts of Lisbon: Traditions to Trendy

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Adult (Ages 12+)

As Lisbon changes, it still honors its traditions. Learn to cook traditional chouriço, sample local cheese and wine, and see how the new and the old coexist. Visit four iconic Lisbon neighborhoods, talk with locals about the changes these areas have undergone, taste some of the city’s best pastries, and have a drink on a rooftop deck overlooking the city.


  • See reinvented Lisbon with a modern and trendy ambiance.
  • Explore the elegant district of Chiado, an ideal spot for browsing boutiques, bookstores, and historic cafes.
  • From a rooftop bar, admire the Santa Justa lift and sweeping views of the city, with a porto tónico, a local specialty.
  • Immerse yourself in the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, where the narrow streets are filled with old-world charm and a surprise on every corner.

New York Times Exclusives

  • Behind-the-Scenes Access: Visit a neighborhood cheese shop for an exclusive tutorial and tasting on the production of artisanal cheese, the cutting of different cheeses, and the art of pairing cheese with wine.
  • Hands-on Element: Learn the traditional way to prepare Portuguese sausage, chouriço, in a ceramic pot with flaming brandy, and enjoy it with olives, bread, and honey.
  • Local Interactions: Tour a community center in the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, founded in 1870, and learn about local life and the changes the community center has endured.

Included: 3 cheese tastings and wine pairings, coffee and chocolate tasting, Torresmo do Céu (Portuguese almond cake), Porto Tónico, chouriço, bread, olives, and toast with honey, taxi to Alfama neighborhood.

Not included: Gratuity

Schedule details

  • Duration: Three and a half hour
  • Meeting point: Embaixada Concept Store, Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa. Google Maps Link
  • Starting time: 2.30 PM
  • Ending point: Museu do FadoLargo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, 1100-139 Lisboa, Portugal